SIGNING: The 49ers have agreed to terms with veteran linebacker Elvis Dumervil. Dumervil recently spent four years with the Ravens before being cut from the team this offseason. This move was announced by new general manger John Lynch. The terms of the contract have not been released yet, but it is believed to be a two year deal. Dumervil took to Twitter following the news breaking. ” After much thought and prayer I have decided to join the 49ers! I’m looking forward to getting to know the NFC West QBs! See ya soon SF.” Dumervil made the Pro Bowl back in 2014 and 2015. He is a good experienced player who brings veteran leadership to a young 49ers team. This is another wise move I Believe GM John Lynch has made. Many were skeptical of him becoming the GM, but I believe 49er fans should be excited what he is putting together in San Francisco.
SIGNING: It looks like the Seahawks have given up on signing Colin Kaepernick as the backup to Russell Wilson. They have signed quarterback Austin Davis to a deal. Albert Breer of MMQB reported the deal is one year $775,000. Davis has not played in a NFL game since 2015. He recently spent time with the Broncos, but never saw the field. Throughout his years in the NFL the 28 year old Has 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Back to Kaepernick him and the Seahawks were on a verge of a deal, but they could not get the money right. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said ” he is a starter in this league”. I’m a bit surprised a deal could not come through with them. Kaepernick will continue to look for a new home. As for Davis he will compete with Trevone Boykin for the backup role.
OFF FIELD ISSUE: The off field issue to discus involves a couple Jet players. A video has surfaced of defensive player Leonard Williams holding back fellow team Darron Lee from a argument with a girl. According to reports Lee was harassing and becoming physical with a woman. Before things got out of hand Williams stepped in and picked up Lee and carried him away. This was all happening at a music festival. Lee apparently threatened Williams to let him go. Williams than picked Lee back up after he tried to push his way through to go back to the girl. Nothing has been confirmed yet , but here is what I have to say about this situation. Lee has to grow up, and Williams Showed true maturity. The Jets should be proud of Williams as this action is a type of action that will mold him into a team leader.
CUT: The Jets have made another questionable move. ESPN Adam Schefter reported the Jets have released 10 year veteran linebacker David Harris. This move was really surprising to everyone. Harris was not even expecting to be cut. Another reason this is confusing. The Jets are a young team. A veteran like Harris is what they need to lead and be a teacher to the younger players. Jets apparently though have different plans. Harris is a well respected player. He does his job, and when the whistle blows he is done. He is a clean player, and he is also a good leader to younger guys. This move will save the Jets 6.5 million dollars. Harris is in a tough spot now with the offseason winding down. Teams still need linebackers, but he will have to learn new schemes so it may be a little difficult for him. Harris may have a hard time finding a team now , but we will see how that develops. Retirement may also be a option.
OTHER QUICK NEWS
Chargers first round pick Mike Williams may miss rest off offseason activities with a disc injury in his back.
Rex and Rob Ryan were involved in a bar fight against a unknown man.
Lions OT Taylor Decker could miss beginning of season with a shoulder injury.
The Jets have alerted receiver Eric Decker that he will be released or traded by the end of the week.