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49ers announced they have released LB Brock Coyle

Elijah Lee also signs his tender

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have released LB Brock Croyle. The team also announced that LB Elijah Lee has signed his one-year exclusive rights tender. There were some whispers on twitter that the signing of LB David Mayo would be to replace RB Raheem Mostert. Turns out it was for Croyle.

From the press release:

“Brock contributed greatly to the culture we have been building over the last two years, and we are very thankful to have benefitted from his presence,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. “Through his play, his character and his professionalism, he set a wonderful example of what this organization looks for in a 49er. We expect great things from Brock in whatever he chooses to do in life and wish him continued success.”

Coyle (6-1, 245) appeared in 17 games (11 starts) over the past two seasons with the team after originally signing as a free agent on March 10, 2017. He registered 68 tackles, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and 0.5 sack to go along with two tackles on special teams.

Lee was tendered a one-year contract as an exclusive rights free agent on March 7, 2019. He appeared in all 16 games (five starts) and recorded 62 tackles, two passes defensed, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble.