Nick Bellore
LB DET (7)
2 months ago

Bellore signed a contract with the Lions on Monday, Noah Trister of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore was released over the weekend in order to allow the team to add extra depth at offensive tackle. However, they since released the offensive lineman they'd signed in order to bring Bellore back into the fold. However, Bellore isn't likely to see many snaps even if he is active for this weekend's matchup with the Giants.

Nick Bellore
LB DET (7)
2 months ago

Bellore was released by the Lions on Saturday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore was removed to make room for the addition of offensive lineman Storm Norton. The move provides the Lions with some depth up front, as Corey Robinson (foot) was recently activated from the PUP list.

Nick Bellore
LB DET (7)
8 months ago

Bellore (elbow) signed with the Lions on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore joins Detroit after spending the past two seasons in San Francisco, where he totaled a career-high 83 tackles, one sack and one interception in 14 appearances last year. Prior to then, most of Bellore's contributions came on special teams. At 27 years old, he'll now compete for snaps at linebacker in the Lions' 4-3 scheme, which is a change from the 3-4 alignment he enjoyed working in last term.

Nick Bellore
LB DET (7)
11 months ago

Bellore (elbow) finished the year with 83 tackles, a sack, a pick and a forced fumble in 14 games prior to being placed on season-ending injured reserve.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore spent the majority of his six-year career as a special teams ace, but injuries created an opportunity for him to start. He ran with the opportunity, posting tackle totals that put him on the IDP map. The 27-year-old is set to hit free agency coming off of career-high marks, but his lack of coverage skills will likely land him back in a special team's role.

Nick Bellore
LB DET (7)
11 months ago

The 49ers placed Bellore (elbow) on injured reserve Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The move is merely for bookkeeping purposes, as head coach Chip Kelly ruled out Bellore for the rest of the season earlier Monday. Stepping into the void left behind by NaVorro Bowman due to a ruptured Achilles, Bellore easily posted a career-high 83 tackles in 14 games, while tacking on one sack, one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. The 49ers claimed Carl Bradford off waivers from the Packers in order to shore up the ranks at inside linebacker.

Nick Bellore
LB DET (7)
11 months ago

Bellore (elbow) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Mike Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the team has yet to place Bellore on IR, head coach Chip Kelley confirmed that Bellore would not play for the remainder of the year. His absence leaves San Francisco with just two inside linebackers, Gerald Hodges and Michael Wilhoite.

Nick Bellore
LB DET (7)
11 months ago

Bellore is out for the remainder of Sunday's game with an elbow injury, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Bellore out, the 49ers are very short at inside linebacker, especially with Gerald Hodges already sitting due to a breach of team rules.

Nick Bellore
LB DET (7)
11 months ago

Bellore had six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's overtime loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

It was a quiet day for Bellore in retrospect to his 11-tackle outburst last week. As the 49ers' top inside linebacker, he will always have potential for a high tackle total. He should continue to hold IDP value as the regular season draws to a close.

Nick Bellore
LB DET (7)
12 months ago

Bellore led the 49ers with 11 tackles (nine solo) in a 26-6 loss to the Bears on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore led the team in tackles for the second-consecutive week. He has become the clear run-stopper amongst the 49ers linebackers. San Francisco is one of the worst teams in the NFL, which actually bodes well for Bellore's tackle totals down the stretch as opposing offenses should be running the ball deep into the fourth quarter. The Jets feature a run-heavy attack, so he should have plenty of opportunities to fill out the stat sheet yet again.

Nick Bellore
LB DET (7)
12 months ago

Bellore wrapped up a team-high eight tackles (four solo) and was awarded a half of a sack in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Bellore not only led the team in tackles, but he outsnapped the next middle linebacker by 23 snaps. The team is clearly giving him a long look in a lost season, creating a usable IDP option in the process. With 65 tackles in 11 games, Bellore is having a career year and should continue to rack up the tackles during the final weeks of the season.