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.
After being let go by the Ravens in March, Dumervil will latch on with the rebuilding 49ers, providing a veteran presence to a young core of pass rushers. The 33-year-old appears likely to take on a rotational rusher role, but will also serve as a mentor to the likes of 2017 No. 3 overall pick Solomon Thomas, 2016 first-round pick DeForest Buckner and 2015 first-round pick Arik Armstead. Dumervil, a five-time Pro Bowler, has a prior relationship with new 49ers general manager John Lynch, who was his teammate early in his career with the Broncos.
Dumervil missed eight games in 2016 due to a foot injury, finishing the year with just 11 tackles, including 3.0 sacks, both career lows. He'll be an unrestricted free agent upon his release and will be entering his age-33 season in 2017.
Dumervil (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
Dumervil's foot injury had kept him sidelined for the Ravens' previous four games, but after the veteran was a full participant in all three of the team's practices this week, he'll be cleared to take the field for the first time since Oct. 9. He may only see limited snaps in his return to action, however, as Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that Terrell Suggs and Albert McClellan are expected to continue starting at outside linebacker, with Dumervil likely entering the contest primarily on passing downs.
|8||10/29/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/3/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||5||3.0||2||3.5||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||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|