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Breaking: 49ers Ink Isaac Yiadom for Key Defensive Role

Mar 15, 2024 #49ers, #Isaac Yiadom

The San Francisco 49ers have secured cornerback Isaac Yiadom, as confirmed by the player’s agent, inking him to a one-year contract. Hailing from Boston College, Yiadom was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft (No. 99 overall).

Last season, Yiadom showcased his prowess on the field with the New Orleans Saints, amassing 37 tackles, deflecting 14 passes, and securing an interception across 17 games, including eight starts. Moreover, his contribution extended to special teams, where he logged 267 snaps in 2023.

With an impressive 81.1 overall grade from Pro Football Focus, Yiadom displayed a career-best performance last season, demonstrating his effectiveness in coverage. Notably, opposing quarterbacks faced a formidable challenge, garnering a passer rating of 84.4 when targeting Yiadom.

At 28 years old, Yiadom brings valuable experience to the 49ers, having accumulated 158 tackles, including one for a loss, along with a quarterback hit, 0.5 sacks, 26 passes defensed, two interceptions, and a forced fumble throughout his six-year NFL career.

His journey spans multiple teams, including the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, and most recently, the New Orleans Saints.

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