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49ers Sign LB Elvis Dumervil to Two-year Deal

Posted Jun 8, 2017

The San Francisco have added a veteran pass-rusher to the team's defensive front who has made five career Pro Bowls.

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have signed linebacker Elvis Dumervil to a two-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team has waived offensive lineman Evan Goodman.

“Elvis is a proven pass rusher in this league whose credentials speak for themselves,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. “We are ecstatic to add another piece to what we feel is shaping up to be a formidable defensive front.”

Dumervil (5-11, 250) was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Following seven years (2006-12) with Denver, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens on March 26, 2013, where he spent the past four seasons (2013-16). Throughout his career, he has appeared in 146 games (99 starts) and registered 389 tackles, 99.0 sacks, 24 forced fumbles, 17 passes defensed, 13 fumble recoveries and one interception. In addition, he has also appeared in five postseason games (three starts) and tallied nine tackles, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Dumervil has led his team in sacks five times during his career and set a Ravens single-season franchise record with 17.0 sacks in 2014. A two-time Associated Press First-Team All-Pro (2009 & 2014) and five-time Pro Bowl selection (2010, 2012-13 & 2015-16), his 99.0 sacks since entering the NFL in 2006 rank fourth among all players during that span.

A 33-year-old native of Miami, FL, Dumervil played collegiately at the University of Louisville. With the Cardinals, he appeared in 44 games (24 starts), where he finished with 151 tackles, 32.0 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, four passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and one interception. As a senior in 2005, he was named the Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year and the Bronko Nagurski Award winner, given to the nation’s best defensive player.

Goodman (6-4, 306) originally signed with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent from Arizona State University on May 4.

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