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50 Samson Ebukam OLB

San Francisco 49ers

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March 15, 2021 08:44 PM
49ers' Samson Ebukam: Headed to San Fran
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam agreed to a two-year contract worth up to $13.5 million with the 49ers on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

San Francisco got a first-hand look at Ebukam with the NFC West rival Rams over the past four seasons, and the 49ers evidently came away impressed with what the outside linebacker can do. Ebukam totaled 4.5 sacks in each of the past two seasons in Los Angeles, and the Nigerian will likely play a similar rotational role with his new team.

February 11, 2021 06:32 PM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Notches 4.5 sacks again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam managed 31 tackles (18 solo), 4.5 sacks, one pass breakup and one forced fumble across 16 games in 2020.

Ebukam has now logged back-to-back seasons with 4.5 sacks. The 25-year-old has been a dependable contributor in Los Angeles' linebacker corps over the last four years, though he's enjoyed a large enough role to carry real fantasy value in IDP leagues. Next, Ebukam is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

November 25, 2020 11:36 AM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Record first full sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam had three solo tackles and a sack during Monday's win over the Buccaneers.

The 25-year-old brought down Tom Brady during the third quarter for the Rams' only sack of the contest. Ebukam has 18 tackles (10 solo) and 1.5 sacks while filling a rotational role through 10 games.

November 2, 2020 09:32 AM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Quiet campaign continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam recorded three tackles (one solo) during Sunday's 28-17 loss to Miami.

The fourth-year linebacker has 13 tackles (six solo) through eight games and has played just 37 defensive snaps the past two weeks. Ebukam projects to continue seeing limited opportunities with first-year defensive coordinator Brandon Staley utilizing his defensive backs more frequently. The shift in personnel is cutting into Ebukam's playing time and cratering any fantasy potential he had.

January 8, 2020 06:00 PM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Finishes with 4.5 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam had 48 tackles (26 solo), 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 16 games this season.

The 24-year-old started five games but mostly worked as a rotational edge rusher. Ebukam got off to a slow start and didn't have a sack through Week 11, but he recorded 4.5 sacks over the last six games. Ebukam is under contract for one more season and could see a larger role in 2020 if Dante Fowler goes elsewhere in free agency, though the team could still make an addition at outside linebacker via the draft or free agency.

November 26, 2019 07:36 PM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Registers 1.5 sacks Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam racked up a season-high eight tackles (three solo) and 1.5 sacks in Monday's 45-6 loss to the Ravens.

The Rams failed to contain Lamar Jackson and the rest of the Ravens' offense, but Ebukam managed to collect his first 1.5 sacks of the season. He logged 44 defensive snaps as well, more than doubling his involvement from the Rams' previous tilt against the Bears.

October 8, 2019 02:24 PM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Slated to fill in for Matthews
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam will start in place of Clay Matthews (jaw) in Sunday's game versus the 49ers, Cameron DaSilva or USA Today reports.

Ebukam still needs to prove himself in a starting role or else he'll be replaced by either Natrez Patrick or Ogbonnia Okoronkwo. Ebukam's the older of the three, however, and he's recorded at least a 49-percent snap share in each game so far. He hasn't shown he can dominate the pass rush like Matthews, though, and that will likely be the determining factor of whether he sticks in the starting role.

September 5, 2019 01:28 PM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam (knee) wasn't on the team's injury report for Wednesday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

The third-year pro was expected to be worked in slowly this offeseason as he recovered from offseason knee surgery. Now fully healthy, Ebukam should have a role in the defense for 2019, after starting 14 of 16 games at outside linebacker for the Rams last season. Ebukam is listed as a second-string linebacker on the depth chart, but should see time on both defense and special teams for Week 1.

March 22, 2019 10:56 AM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Recovering from knee surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam is recovering from a minor knee surgery and likely will be brought along slowly this spring, Gary Klein of The Los Angeles Times reports.

The 2017 fourth-round pick started 14 of 16 games at outside linebacker in his second pro season, notching 40 tackles (25 solo), three sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception. It sounds like Ebukam will be healthy before the start of training camp, but he may face some competition for a starting job after the Rams signed Clay Matthews to a two-year, $9.25 million contract. It's also possible the Rams use Matthews and Ebukam as their starting OLBs, with Dante Fowler then coming off the bench to focus on rushing the passer. Regardless of how it shakes out, each of the three players should have an important role in Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense.

November 20, 2018 07:24 PM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Scores on fumble and interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns during Monday's 54-51 win over the Chiefs. He also added three tackles (two solo) and sack.

Despite playing just 42 percent of the team's defensive snaps, Ebukam managed to join Eddie Jackson as the only players with both an interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the same game in the last 10 seasons. The second-year linebacker has 30 tackles and two sacks on the year.

April 30, 2018 10:40 AM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Remains in line to start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam is still projected to start at outside linebacker following the 2018 NFL Draft, The Orange County Register reports.

The Rams used four draft picks on linebackers or edge rushers, but none of those came before the fourth round. Ebukam, a 2017 fourth-round selection, recorded 31 tackles (26 solo) and two sacks in limited playing time as a rookie. Despite the likelihood of a much larger role, it will be best to take a wait-and-see approach with Ebukam in most IDP settings.

March 15, 2018 11:44 AM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Ready for starting gig
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam is expected to step in as a starter for the Rams at outside linebacker in 2018, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

The Rams' decision to trade Robert Quinn to Miami may have been buoyed by their belief that Ebukam, a 2017 fourth-round pick, is ready to step into a larger role on the outside. Ebukam posted a 39-inch vertical leap and 4.50 40-yard dash while checking in at 240 pounds prior to last year's draft, and then compiled 31 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble on 351 defensive snaps as a rookie. The Rams likely want Ebukam to put on some weight, as the majority of 3-4 outside linebackers check in around 250-to-270 pounds. He'll have athleticism and opportunity both working in his favor this year.

September 6, 2017 11:08 PM
Rams' Samson Ebukam: Left off injury report Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ebukam (hamstring) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report and is expected to be ready for Sunday's matchup with the Colts, Lindsey Thiry of The Los Angeles Times reports.

With Robert Quinn (thigh) being left off this injury report as well, Ebukam won't see as many snaps as he would've with Quinn out. However, he is still slated for some defensive snaps, but the rookie linebacker will likely contribute mostly on special teams.

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