Ronald Blair at App State

Ronald Blair played defensive end for Appalachian State before being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. He signed a one-year contract on March 17.

SAN FRANCISCO — Former Appalachian State defensive end Ronald Blair signed a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport, who covers the NFL for the NFL Network, tweeted that Blair signed a one-year deal, but did not disclose the amount of the contract. Blair, 27, was originally selected by the 49ers in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft after a standout career at App State.

Blair played nine games for the 49ers in 2019 before suffering a torn ACL in a game against the Seattle Seahawks. He was put on injured reserve, and recently posted a video of him running on Instagram.

Blair finished the 2019 season with 21 tackles and three sacks. He has 88 career tackles, 13.5 sacks and a forced fumble with the 49ers.

Blair was the 2015 Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He forced a fumble and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown in App State’s 31-29 victory over Ohio in the 2015 Camellia Bowl.

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