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49ers officially release defensive tackle Arik Armstead



49ers officially release defensive tackle Arik Armstead

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The San Francisco 49ers have cut back their longest-tenured participant by releasing defensive kind out Arik Armstead.

The switch was made official on Wednesday, days after tales surfaced that the 49ers had been planning on slicing him.

As beforehand reported, Armstead hit the open market after the start of the model new league yr on Wednesday.

Bleacher Report first reported that the Niners consider to launch Armstead.

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HENDERSON, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 07: Arik Armstead #91 speaks to the media all through San Francisco 49ers media availability ahead of Great Bowl LVIII at Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa on February 07, 2024 in Henderson, Nevada.

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Armstead was drafted by San Francisco throughout the first spherical in 2015 and is the one participant remaining on the roster who was on the group when coach Kyle Shanahan and customary supervisor John Lynch took over in 2017.

Armstead was as a consequence of have a $17.4 million base wage and $28.4 million wage cap value this season, foremost the cap-strapped 49ers to make the switch. Armstead will nonetheless carry a $25.9 million ineffective cap value and the Niners will seemingly designate him a post-June 1 launch. San Francisco will carry all of the cap value until June, nonetheless can then delay $15.5 million of the associated fee until 2025. That will open up $18 million in cap room for this season.

The 30-year-old Armstead was hampered by accidents the earlier two seasons, having fun with solely 21 regular-season video video games in that span attributable to accidents to his knee and foot. Armstead carried out by a torn meniscus in his correct knee throughout the postseason and had surgical process after the Great Bowl.

The Niners already have two completely different high-priced D-linemen on the roster in defensive kind out Javon Hargrave and defensive end Nick Bosa, contributing to the selection to maneuver on from Armstead.

Armstead had 5 sacks in 12 video video games throughout the frequent season in 2023 and added one other throughout the playoffs. He has 33 1/2 sacks in 116 career video video games throughout the frequent season and his eight career sacks throughout the postseason are the second most in franchise historic previous to Bosa’s 10.

The 49ers have quite a lot of holes to fill on the road of protection this offseason with defensive ends Clelin Ferrell, Chase Youthful and Randy Gregory, and defensive tackles Javon Kinlaw and Kevin Givens set to become free brokers on Wednesday.

Armstead, who grew up throughout the Sacramento house, has moreover been a stalwart contributor regionally all through his 9 seasons in San Francisco. He was the group’s nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the 12 months award the earlier 4 seasons for his work serving to schools.