The San Francisco 49ers roster overhaul never sleeps! ESPN’s Dan Graziano is reporting the team is expected to bring in pass rusher Elvis Dumervil for a workout, and he is one of several players working out for the team in the coming days.
Dumveril has ten seasons under his belt, with an eleventh (2010) spent on injured reserve. He has 99 sacks for his career, including four seasons with double digit totals. Dumervil was a fourth round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2006, and then spent the last four season with the Baltimore Ravens. In these past four seasons, his sack totals were 9.5, 17.0, 6.0, and 3.0. He played in eight games this past season following offseason foot surgery.
Dumervil would likely compete at the LEO defensive end role in the base defense, with others mentioning the SAM linebacker role. It’s also possible if signed and and if he made the roster that he might see more time in the team’s sub packages than in their base. Arik Armstead and Aaron Lynch are currently competing for the LEO role in the base defense, but in the nickel, Armstead is likely to kick inside. The edge would then include Lynch, Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Tank Carradine, Pita Taumoepenu, and others. Dumervil would get a chance to compete in the midst of that group.