The 49ers informed Dumervil that he will not be retained for the 2018 season.
Dumervil joined the 49ers on a two-year, $8 million deal last offseason and produced 13 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 16 games. It's somewhat surprising the 49ers cut ties with the 34-year-old given his relatively small cap hit, but his absence will allow the team to give more playing time to its stockpile of first-round defensive lineman in Soloman Thomas (2017), DeForest Buckner (2016) and Arik Armstead (2015).
Dumervil recorded two solo tackles and one sack in Sunday's win over the Bears.
The veteran now has 10 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his first season by the Bay. What may be even more impressive is the fact that he reached Sunday's totals while only logging 14 snaps defensively, his second-lowest snap count of the season. He'll now turn his focus to Sunday's matchup with the Texans.
Dumervil brought up his sack total to 4.5 in Sunday's victory over the Giants.
Dumervil saw a season high 37 snaps due in large part to the absence of Solomon Thomas (knee). While the seasoned pass-rush specialist was able to notch another sack, it was his only tackle of the contest, and he only has seven total tackles this season to go along with his 4.5 sacks. Dumervil will continue only seeing work on passing downs, which limits his appeal in IDP formats that do not place high importance on accruing sacks.
Dumervil finished with three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in a 26-23 loss to the Colts on Sunday.
Dumervil has now collected 3.5 sacks over his last two contests after failing to record a tackle or a sack over the previous three games. The veteran pass rusher has yet to eclipse the 30-snap mark in any game this season, which severely limits his tackle potential on a weekly basis. Dumervil's sack streak may be in jeopardy when the 49ers take on two of the better offensive tackles in the NFL -- Trent Williams and Morgan Moses -- next week in Washington.
Dumervil recorded two sacks in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. They were his only tackles on the day.
The veteran pass rusher was only on the field for 33 percent of the team's defensive snaps, but he made them count, getting to Carson Palmer twice and reaching the impressive milestone of 100 sacks over his nine-year career. Dumervil will continue to be used exclusively as a pass-rush specialist, limiting his tackle total -- and in turn -- his IDP value going forward.
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||13||9.0||4||6.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|