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98 Ronald Blair DE

San Francisco 49ers

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November 13, 2019 02:48 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Lands on IR, as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers placed Blair (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Blair logged a 50-percent snap share or better just twice this year, but he made an impact in the limited role with 21 tackles -- seven for a loss -- and three sacks over nine games. The defensive end suffered a torn ACL during this past Sunday's overtime loss to the Seahawks, so he'll be shut down for the year. The 49ers signed Damontre Moore to add depth at the position. Blair will aim to recover by the 2020 season, but he may not be with the 49ers since his contract expires in March.

November 13, 2019 12:04 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Tears ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair was diagnosed Tuesday with a torn ACL in his right knee and has been ruled out for the season, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed what many had feared after the 26-year-old had to leave Monday's loss to the Seahawks. He finishes the season with 21 tackles (14 solo), three sacks and a fumble recovery.

November 12, 2019 07:48 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Will have MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair will have an MRI after suffering a potentially serious knee injury during Monday's 27-24 loss to the Seahawks, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Blair recorded two solo tackles -- one for a loss -- in this performance, and he logged the lowest snap share (19 percent) of the year, possibly due to this injury. If the fourth-year pro has a serious issue, it would impact the depth of the 49ers' line, although the team still has defensive ends Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, Dee Ford and Solomon Thomas in tow.

September 19, 2019 03:56 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Records sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair notched five tackles (four solo) and one sack during Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Blair recorded a career-high 5.5 sacks last season and is working to keep his momentum going in 2019. He'll face off against a formidable Pittsburgh offensive line Sunday.

August 31, 2019 07:44 AM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Remains sidelined with groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair (groin) logged 10 snaps in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

Blair was finally able to get back on the field briefly following a groin injury that held him out of action for a couple of weeks. The 26-year-old was a favorite to win a primary backup defensive end job, but his absence may have allowed other options such as Damontre Moore and Jullian Taylor to challenge his role. Saturday's roster cuts will determine which linemen will backup Nick Bosa and Dee Ford this season.

August 20, 2019 12:16 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Doubtful for Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair (groin) is unlikely to play in Monday's contest against the Broncos, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports reports.

Blair is dealing with a groin injury, but it's unknown how serious it is. Look for more updates on his status to come when the team resumes practice later this week.

December 4, 2018 11:44 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Adds another sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair had two tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Seahawks.

Blair continues to see snaps as a rotational defensive end for the 49ers, playing 48 percent of defensive snaps Sunday. The 25-year-old has 23 total tackles and 4.5 sacks through 12 games this season.

November 2, 2018 11:44 AM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Tallies sack Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair registered a sack in Thursday's 34-3 win against Oakland.

Blair now has a sack in back-to-back games and 3.5 sacks for the season. The 25-year-old serves as a rotational defensive end and has 18 total tackles through nine games, leaving him out of IDP consideration.

November 14, 2017 11:48 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Has career game Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair finished with four tackles (three solo) and a career-high two sacks in Sunday's 31-21 victory over the Giants.

Blair -- who was recently reinstated from injured reserve -- was filling in for Solomon Thomas (knee), who was a late scratch Sunday. The 24-year-old responded with the best performance of his young career. While the upcoming bye week should afford Thomas enough time to be ready for Week 12's matchup against Seattle, Blair's impressive showing could keep him in the starting lineup in place of the expendable Leger Douzable.

November 4, 2017 06:44 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Returns from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers activated Blair (thumb) off of injured reserve Saturday.

Blair was placed on injured reserve at the end of the preseason with a nagging thumb injury, and was given one of the 49ers' two return designations from IR earlier this week. It's unclear at this point exactly what role the 24-year-old will play in the team's defensive line rotation, but he could see a decent snap count against the Cardinals on Sunday given the numerous injuries sustained by the defensive unit.

November 1, 2017 02:28 AM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Could return this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair (thumb) could be activated off IR either this week or next, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The 49ers used their injured reserve with designation for return on the 24-year-old after he injured his thumb during the preseason. While a Week 9 return isn't confirmed, the team would welcome Blair's presence if he is healthy enough to play after losing several defensive linemen to injury this past week.

September 2, 2017 11:36 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Will be placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair (thumb) will be placed on injured reserve, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Blair was dealing with a groin injury earlier this preseason, but his nagging thumb will force him to IR to begin the year. Because the move came after the roster cut deadline, the defensive lineman can return to the 49ers after Week 6.

August 29, 2017 04:44 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair (groin) returned to the field Sunday, recording a tackle in a preseason loss to Minnesota.

The 24-year-old is one of several defensive ends competing for a backup job prior ahead of next week's roster cuts.

August 12, 2017 12:24 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Injures groin
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair suffered a groin injury in Friday night's preseason matchup against the Chiefs, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The severity of the injury is not known at this time. Blair is currently competing with Tank Carradine, Elvis Dumervil and Aaron Lynch for a role providing depth at defensive end. The 24-year-old tallied 11 tackles in 16 games with the team in 2016.

April 27, 2017 11:44 AM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Rolling with first-team defense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair ran with the 49ers' first-team defense during Wednesday's mincamp practice, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.

Though no major conclusions should be drawn from a minicamp practice in April, Blair looks to have the early edge on Aaron Lynch for the "Leo" linebacker role in the 49ers' new 4-3 defense. However, the possibility of the 49ers selecting an edge rusher early in this weekend's draft could quickly change Blair's standing on the depth chart.

May 11, 2016 06:30 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Will play defensive end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Despite dropping weight during his pro day, Blair figures to be used as a situational defensive lineman this season, CSN Bay Area reports.

Blair said he dropped weight to increase his versatility on draft day as a potential outside linebacker. After going through the 49ers' offseason program, it sounds like the team wants to keep him as a defensive lineman. He doesn't project as a starter with the way the roster is currently constructed, but he could still see snaps given how often Chip Kelly's defenses are on the field.

April 30, 2016 02:15 PM
49ers' Ronald Blair: Fifth-round pick for 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers selected Blair in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 142nd overall.

Blair was the best player on a very good Appalachian State defense the last two years, and in 2015 in particular he was great, logging 71 tackles (19 for a loss) and 7.5 sacks in 13 games. He's a bit undersized for a 3-4 lineman, but Blair packs a punch and has good explosiveness at a low center of gravity of 6-foot-2.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016San Francisco 49ers161611.053000.0000
2017San Francisco 49ers61510.052000.0000
2018San Francisco 49ers163624.0125.5000.0000
2019San Francisco 49ers92114.073000.0000
Kick Returns
2016San Francisco 49ers1600---000
2017San Francisco 49ers6100.0000
2018San Francisco 49ers1600---000
2019San Francisco 49ers900---000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016San Francisco 49ers1600000000
2017San Francisco 49ers600100000
2018San Francisco 49ers1600000000
2019San Francisco 49ers900001010

Player Info

Greensboro, GA, USA
Appalachian State
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