Former Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Sen’Derrick Marks has signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.
The #49ers have signed DL Sen’Derrick Marks.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 23, 2017
The eight-year veteran recorded 22 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and three tackles for a loss in his final season in Jacksonville and will look to earn a spot on San Francisco’s 53-man roster ahead of the Sept. 2 deadline.
Marks, 30, recorded career-highs in tackles (44), sacks (8.5), and tackles for a loss (10) in 2014 but suffered a torn ACL in the team’s regular season finale against the Houston Texans.
The former second-round pick out of Auburn spent his first four seasons in the league in Tennessee and was released by the Jaguars in March.
The 6-foot-2, 305-pound defensive lineman has amassed 205 tackles, 19 sacks, 25 tackles for a loss, 23 passes defended, and five forced fumbles in eight seasons, and will likely look to serve as a veteran presence on San Francisco’s defensive line.
The 49ers have plenty of young talent upfront, selecting defensive linemen Solomon Thomas, DeForest Buckner, and Arik Armstead in the first-round of the past three drafts.
San Francisco’s defense recorded 33 team sacks in 2016, and newly appointed defensive coordinator Robert Saleh will surely be looking to bring that number up this season.