Good morning everyone. Since the last time I did the Golden Nuggets, the San Francisco 49ers signed Elvis Dumervil. It’s an interesting signing and one that surprised me for a number of reasons. The biggest reason, of course, is that the 49ers have already invested so much in the guys who need to get after quarterbacks.
I have to wonder if they aren’t completely happy with what they’ve seen. I also wonder if the Dumervil signing is as much about what he can do at this point in his career on the field and what he can do as a veteran presence in the locker room. There are some awfully young, incredibly gifted players who could learn a whole lot from someone like Dumervil.
To me, that’s where this signing has value. I can’t assume that Dumervil will look like his old self after that big Achilles injury and this late in his career. But it’s a move with little downside at the very least. Good signing.
Let’s get to your links for the day.
49ers’ Lynch thinks he’s signed the Elvis of old (Barrows)
49ers Twitter Mailbag: Dumervil, OTAs, O-line and more (Biderman)
49ers sign first-round pick Reuben Foster (Maiocco)
Solomon Thomas expected to rejoin 49ers Wednesday for minicamp (Biderman)
49ers Ahkello Witherspoon making a case to start at cornerback (Barrows)
OTA notes: 49ers’ vertical passing game needs time (Maiocco)
Questions Linger Over 49ers Revamped Receiving Corps (NBC Bay Area)
49ers Sign OL Andrew Lauderdale, Waive S Mailk Golden (49ers)