Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers are taking a close look at two of their rival’s former defensive ends. Ziggy Ansah and Dion Jordan will meet with SF brass on Tuesday afternoon, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com and Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter links). 

Ansah and Jadeveon Clowney were supposed to be an edge-rushing nightmare for the Seahawks last year, but things didn’t work out as planned. Clowney managed just three sacks, and Ansah posted only 2.5 sacks in 11 games. Still, the potential is there. Ansah registered 12 sacks in 2017 for the Lions, and he would be a serious threat if he could regain his old form. Now another year removed from shoulder surgery, he profiles as a potential low-risk/high-reward pickup.

Jordan signed with the Raiders in November after serving a 10-game suspension for a PED violation. Playing in a rotational role, the former No. 3 overall pick earned positive reviews from Jon Gruden and, at one point, seemed ticketed to join the club in Las Vegas. Instead, he could stay in the Bay Area.

Ansah and Jordan delivered mixed results for the Seahawks, but they could provide potent support behind Niners stars Arik Armstead and Nick Bosa.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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