The 49ers have reportedly added to their defense this offseason.
NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reported Saturday, citing sources, that the 49ers have agreed to a contract with defensive end Myles Hartsfield.
The terms of the deal have not been announced.
Signed as a free agent in 2020, Hartsfield spent the last three seasons with the Panthers and joins San Francisco after Carolina declined to offer the 25-year-old despite talks from both sides.
The defensive back had his most productive year in the 2022 NFL season, totaling 59 tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble in 15 games played.
With the 49ers, Hartsfield will be reunited with former Panthers defensive coordinator and interim head coach Steve Wilks, who is now San Francisco’s defensive coordinator following the departure of DeMeco Ryans.
Hartsfield now joins a 49ers defense that features a host of new faces, including former Atlanta Falcon Isaiah Oliver, former Pro Bowl selection Javon Hargrave and former No. 4 overall pick Clelin Ferrell.
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As the 49ers prepare for another Super Bowl win in the 2023 NFL season, fans are hoping defensive additions can help in that quest.
For now, San Francisco has plenty of time to put together a winning formula.
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