Baltimore Ravens beat writer Jeff Zrebiec on the release of pass rusher Elvis Dumervil, creating $6 million of cap room. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
Elvis Dumervil is reuniting with a former Broncos teammate next season.
The former Ravens outside linebacker has signed with the San Francisco 49ers after four years in Baltimore. Dumervil played with first-year 49ers general manager John Lynch on the Denver Broncos in 2006 and 2007.
A Pro Bowl selection in 2014 and 2015 with the Ravens, Dumervil had a career low with three sacks in 2016, adding 11 tackles and two forced fumbles. He was limited to just eight games because of foot problems, and acknowledged late last year that he was trying to come back from offseason Achilles tendon surgery.
By releasing Dumervil in March, the Ravens created $6 million in salary cap space. He had been set to enter the final season of a five-year, $26 million contract.
In San Francisco, Dumervil joins a pass rush teeming with young prospects. The 49ers have spent a first-round draft pick on a defensive lineman the past three years, most recently Stanford end Solomon Thomas.
Also, in addition to reuniting with Lynch, he'll join former Ravens Jeremy Zuttah and Kyle Juszczyk in San Francisco.