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How do you grade 49ers free agent addition Elvis Dumervil?

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Time to grade every 49ers roster addition from the 2017 offseason. Today, we look at edge rusher Elvis Dumervil.

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The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up the 2017 season and have begun their work to prepare for 2018 free agency and the draft. We’ll be breaking down plenty of what that means, but in the meantime, we wanted to take a look back at the season that was for the 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo capture our imagination, but the 49ers rebuilding process was extensive last year. We are going to take a look at every notable addition and provide a forum for grading how that signing, trade, or draft pick worked out.

Elvis Dumervil, Edge Rusher
How acquired: Signed 2-year, $8 million contracct

The 49ers have landed some dependable veteran players over the years, and Elvis Dumervil fits right in with that list. He signed a two-year, $8 million deal that includes a cap hit of $4.25 million in 2018. I like to pair him with Earl Mitchell in my head — two veterans who have seen most of what there is to see in the NFL.

Dumervil participated in 341 defensive snaps, or 30.31 percent of all defensive snaps the 49ers took this season. In 16 games played, he had 13 tackles and 6.5 sacks. His tackle numbers weren’t high by any means, but they weren’t supposed to be.

He had one job: get after the quarterback, and given the amount of snaps he took, I think his 6.5 sacks is pretty great. I’d love to have him back in 2018, provided he wants to continue playing. I think he’s a valuable asset to produce the occasional sack and he has to be helpful to have around the locker room.


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