Elvis Dumervil Reportedly to Work out for San Francisco 49ers

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistJune 1, 2017

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 13:  Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil #58 of the Baltimore Ravens in action against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 13, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco 49ers are reportedly eyeing a five-time Pro Bowler as they look to make improvements on the defensive side. 

Dan Graziano of ESPN.com cited a source Thursday saying pass rusher Elvis Dumervil is scheduled to work out with the team in the upcoming days.

Dumervil may be past his prime at 33 years old, but he earned his second career spot on the First Team All-Pro as recently as 2014 when he tallied a head-turning 17 sacks for the Baltimore Ravens. He also reached 17 sacks when he was with the Denver Broncos in 2009 and has 99 sacks in his career.

The Louisville product was limited to eight games in 2016 for Baltimore because of offseason surgery on his Achilles and tallied three sacks and two forced fumbles. The Ravens released him this offseason in what Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com called a "cost-cutting move" because it created $6 million in cap room.

Taking a chance on the aging Dumervil is more worthwhile for San Francisco than other teams considering it was tied for 19th in the league in 2016 with 33 sacks on the way to finishing dead last in the NFL in points allowed per game.

If Dumervil could return to even something close to what he was in his pass-rushing prime, the 49ers would receive an immediate boost on a defense in need of significant statistical improvements.