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Marcus Rush is soon to be back on the open market

A former 49ers fan favorite is available.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released defensive end Marcus Rush, per writer John Oehser (h/t user AndresCantSleep). The decision comes five months after signing him off the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. Rush spent the final two games of the 2016 on the Jaguars 53-man roster. He has to clear waivers before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Rush signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2015, and spent all of 2015 and most of 2016 on their practice squad. Rush led the NFL with six preseason sacks, to go along with an interception, two pass deflections, and two forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus graded him among the best preseason pass rushers, but also among the worst preseason run defenders.

The 49ers have been overhauling the roster this offseason, and edge rusher remains an area that is in question. The team drafted Solomon Thomas to potentially play some defensive end, drafted Pita Taumoepenu in the sixth round as a potential speed rusher, and signed Jimmie Gilbert. Aaron Lynch is a front-runner at LEO for the time being, but Tank Carradine, Ronald Blair, and Eli Harold will all be in the mix as well.

All of this is to say, I doubt Marcus Rush will be re-joining the 49ers anytime soon.