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Report: LB Samson Ebukam going from Rams to 49ers

Ebukam gets a nice payday this week

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Linebacker Samson Ebukam is staying in the NFC West, but not with the LA Rams. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the San Francisco 49ers are signing Ebukam to a two-year, $12 million contract that can go up to $13.5 million with incentives.

Ebukam, 25, had 4.5 sacks in each of the last two seasons. He hasn’t missed a game in his four-year career, which started as a fourth round pick in 2017. Ebukam was never able to put together a full campaign as a consistent pass rushing threat for either Wade Phillips or Brandon Staley but has done enough to earn the trust of San Francisco general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan. He will now be playing alongside Nick Bosa and Fred Warner instead of Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.

The Rams made Ebukam a fourth round pick out of Eastern Washington in 2017 and he now heads to the Bay.