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Armstead might not play much on passing downs

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 29: Defensive tackle Arik Armstead #69 of the San Francisco 49ers lines up against the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the 49ers 19-12. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

  • Grant Cohn of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat believes that offseason additions will prevent San-Francisco 49ers’ edge defender Arik Armstead from contributing on passing downs. This offseason the 49ers moved Armstead to base end to better fit their new 4-3 defense.
  • Armstead had a disappointing sophomore campaign filled with injury and regressed level of play earning a low 44.1 overall grade ranking 93rd out of 127 interior defenders. As a rookie, Armstead earned an 80.8 overall grade and ranked 26th at his position.
  • Armstead has shown to be very effective rushing the passer, leading all 3-4 defensive ends in pass-rush productivity each of the past two years at 12.3 in 2015 and 11.2 in 2016.

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