49ers Re-Sign DL Blair III


The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have re-signed DL Ronald Blair III to a one-year deal.


“We are thrilled to have agreed with Ronnie Blair to continue with the Niner family,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. “Ronnie is a great teammate, who has developed into a key contributor to our defense. His versatility and playmaking ability along with his strength of character off the field make him special. Ronnie’s work ethic makes us confident he will return to form this season.”


The 49ers originally selected Blair III (6-4, 270) in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 46 games (two starts) throughout his four-year career and registered 88 tackles, 13.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In 2019, he appeared in nine games and notched 21 tackles, 3.0 sacks and one fumble recovery prior to being placed on the Injured Reserve List on November 13, where he spent the remainder of the season.


A 27-year-old native of Greensboro, GA, Blair III attended Appalachian State University where he started all 51 games in which he appeared in for the Mountaineers and registered 221 tackles, 21.0 sacks, 53.5 tackles for loss, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, one interception and two passes defensed.