Givens’ case dismissed; 49ers see him emerging

From Mirror reports

Kevin Givens’ legal troubles appear to be behind him.

The Altoona and Penn State product was charged with second-degree assault on Feb. 22 after an incident in Baltimore.

Givens had a court date in April that was postponed before news broke Thursday that the charge was dropped, according to an NBC report out of San Francisco.

Givens enters his third year with the San Francisco 49ers, and the team’s new defensive coordinator, DeMeco Ryans, singled him out as a potential breakout player in 2021.

When asked Wednesday about which players he envisions taking big steps forward in 2021, Givens was the first name Ryans mentioned.

“I think when you talk about young players who are on the verge of breaking out, I look at a young guy like Kevin Givens and the way he’s been working,” he said. “It’s been outstanding to see him work. He’s getting better and better each day.”

According to David Lombardi of The Athletic, Givens has been a full participant in the 49ers’ offseason program after his court case was removed from the District Court for Baltimore’s criminal system.

An undrafted free agent, Givens appeared in one game in 2019 after being activated from the 49ers’ practice squad but was on the team’s active roster for the final four regular season games plus the playoffs and Super Bowl.

He was part of San Francisco’s regular rotation in 2020 as he appeared in 13 games (387 snaps) while recording 19 tackles, including five for loss.


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