Dumervil announced Thursday that he intends to retire from professional football, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.
The Louisville product's career began in Denver, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Since entering the league, Dumervil has racked up 105.5 career sacks, 63.5 of those coming while playing for the Broncos. Following six seasons with Denver, Dumervil also made a four-year stop in Baltimore before spending the 2017 campaign in San Francisco.
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 linemen 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 overtime 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 18-15 overtime loss to the Cardinals, which served as 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, consequently limiting his tackle total and IDP value going forward.
Dumervil signed a two-year contract Monday with the 49ers, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.
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 will be released by Baltimore, Steve Smith Sr. of NFL Network reports.
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.
Dumervil (foot) is questionable to play Sunday against the Bengals, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Dumervil was a full participant in every practice this week, so his status for Sunday's game realistically doesn't appear in danger.
Dumervil (foot) participated fully at Wednesday's practice.
Dumervil practiced in full twice last week and didn't suit up for the Ravens, so his full go Wednesday isn't a final indicator of his status for Sunday's game against the Bengals. If he sits, expect Za'Darius Smith and Albert McClellan to see increased roles.
Dumervil (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Though he was able to put in a pair of full practices this week, Dumervil was ultimately listed as doubtful ahead of the Week 11 matchup and will unsurprisingly miss another game. The veteran linebacker has appeared in just two contests this season.
Dumervil (foot) is doubtful to play Sunday against the Cowboys.
Dumervil was thought to have had a chance to play, but it appears the Ravens have other plans. Za'Darius Smith and Albert McClellan are in store for another week of heavy lifting if Dumervil ultimately doesn't suit up.
Dumervil (foot) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Dumervil hasn't suited up since Week 5, but his complete participation Wednesday suggests he's ready to play again. Consequently, Za'Darius Smith and Albert McClellan are presumably in store for a decrease in snaps.
Head coach John Harbaugh indicated Monday that Dumervil (foot) could be nearing a return, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports.
Dumervil has been sideliend since Week 5 as he has been recovering from a foot injury. He has only played in two games total this season. It is unclear exactly how close he is to returning, but Albert McClellan and Za'Darius Smith figure to keep filling in at strongside linebacker if the veteran remains sidelined.
Dumervil (foot) will not play Thursday against the Ravens.
Dumervil missed another week of practice, but wasn't likely to play anyway. Look for Albert McClellan and Za'Darius Smith to see heavy minutes once again.
Dumervil (foot) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Dumervil was held out of every practice this week. It isn't clear when he'll be ready to play again.
Dumervil (foot) did not practice Wednesday.
Dumervil has missed five consecutive games due to a troublesome foot injury and his absence at Wednesday's practice doesn't warrant optimism for a return Sunday against the Steelers.
Dumervil (foot) has been ruled out of Sunday's matchup with the Jets.
This counts as the fifth game Dumervil will miss this season. With Terrell Suggs considered doubtful to play, Za'Darius Smith and Albert McClellan project as the Ravens' starting outside linebackers.
Dumervil (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Garrett Downing of the Ravens' official site reports.
Dumervil didn't practice at all last week, and the fact that he was not even able to participate in a limited fashion Wednesday is reason for concern regarding his status for Week 7. Should Dumervil not be able to suit up, expect Albert McClellan to see a starter's share of snaps at linebacker.