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NFC Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 13-4-0
6-0-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
2-4-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 5-12-0
1-5-0 4-13-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 102 2.0 1 1 0
Post Season 13 0.0 0 0 0

Top Azeez Al-Shaair News

  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Not ready for OTAs

    Al-Shaair (shoulder) is running on the sidelines but not participating in OTAs, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Al-Shaair had shoulder and knee surgery earlier in the offseason and has yet to recover enough to take part in OTAs. The three-year pro had a breakout season in 2021, recording 100 tackles, two sacks and five passes defended while also forcing one fumble, recovering two others and intercepting one pass. He should be recovered in time to fully participate in training camp, and be an integral part of the 49ers' linebacker unit in 2022.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Signs new deal

    Al-Shaair signed his restricted free-agent tender Monday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Al-Shaair had a breakout 2021 campaign, recording 102 tackles (58 solo), two sacks, five passes defensed, an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. All of which matched or became career highs. The 24-year-old went undrafted out of Florida Atlantic and spent the majority of the previous two seasons contributing on special teams. Al-Shaair will look to build on his 2021 success next season.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Receives second-round tender

    Al-Shaair, a restricted free agent, received a second-round contract tender from the 49ers on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Any interested teams will now need to surrender a second-round pick in order to sign Al-Shaair as a restricted free agent. The 2019 UDFA out of Florida Atlantic saw most of his action on special teams across his first two NFL seasons, but he took a major step forward last season and totaled 102 tackles (58 solo), two sacks, one interception and one forced fumble in 13 games.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Practices fully Wednesday

    Al-Shaair (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Al-Shaair was limited at Tuesday's practice but had no limitations at Wednesday's session. He sat out the final two games of the regular season but returned for the playoff win over Dallas and had five tackles (three solo) while playing 54 percent of the defensive snaps.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Logs limited practice

    Al-Shaair (knee) logged a limited practice Tuesday, Kelana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

    Al-Shaair missed the last two games of the season for San Francisco before returning for their wild-card win over the Cowboys on Sunday. However, he did play a season-low 54 percent of the snaps. Whether his limited practice was more of a maintenance decision or he's truly in jeopardy of missing Saturday's divisional-round game with the Packers remains to be seen. His practice level will be worth monitoring as this week progresses.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Active for postseason opener

    Al-Shaair (knee) is active for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Cowboys.

    Al-Shaair hasn't played since Week 16 and didn't practice Friday after being limited during the first two sessions of the week, so his status come as a bit of a surprise. Nonetheless, the 49ers will have one of their top tacklers (102 through 13 games) back when they face Dak Prescott and the Cowboys' high-powered offense.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: DNP on Friday

    Al-Shaair (knee) did not practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday against the Cowboys.

    Al-Shaair was able to log limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, but it seems he may have taken a step back by not practicing Friday. However, it's possible the team didn't want to push him ahead of Sunday's game after a three-week absence. With Marcell Harris (Achilles) also questionable, the 49ers' linebacker unit could be weakened against the Cowboys, although both did miss the 49ers' victory over the Rams in Week 18.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: On track for wild-card action

    General Manager John Lynch said Friday that Al-Shaair (knee) is expected to suit up for Sunday's playoff matchup in Dallas, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Al-Shaair missed the last three games of the regular season due to a knee injury, but he's trending in the right direction for Sunday's playoff contest. Friday's injury report will provide an official update on Al-Shaair's status.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Returns to practice

    Al-Shaair (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

    The linebacker missed each of the 49ers' last two games while dealing with a knee issue, making Wednesday's limited effort a positive sign for his chances to play Sunday against the Cowboys. Al-Shaair's status at practice the rest of the week will provide additional clarity toward his availability for the team's wild-card game this weekend.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Won't play Sunday

    Al-Shaair (knee) is inactive for Sunday against the Rams, Kelana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

    Al-Shaair was expected to miss the last two games of the season, although he was considered questionable for Sunday. After not practicing at all this week, he will miss a pivotal game that will help determine whether the 49ers will make the playoffs. With Al-Shaair out, Curtis Robinson will likely see extra work.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Questionable against Rams

    Al-Shaair (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Al-Shaair was expected to miss the final two games of the regular season due to his knee injury, and he was held out of practice this week. Coach Kyle Shanahan isn't yet sure whether the linebacker will be able to play, but it's encouraging that he has a chance to suit up in Week 18.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Likely out two games

    Al-Shaair (knee) is expected to miss at least two games to close out the regular season, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Al-Shaair suffered a knee sprain in Thursday's loss to the Titans. His chances to play again this season will likely depend on if the 49ers can secure a playoff spot. In his expected absence, Marcell Harris and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles are candidates to see expanded roles.

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  • 49ers' Azeez Al-Shaair: Suffers knee injury

    Al-Shaair suffered a knee injury Thursday against the Titans and will undergo an MRI on Friday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Al-Shaair exited the game in third quarter, and coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed the injury after the game. Any game action that Al-Shaair is forced to miss would be a serious blow to San Francisco's defense, as he's racked up an impressive 102 total tackles across 13 games this season. That said, the severity of the injury is currently unknown, with more clarity to come after test results are announced.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 228 lbs
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Age: 24
School: Florida Atlantic
Experience: 4