San Francisco 49ers Release Pass Rusher

The San Francisco 49ers are giving up on a recent free agent addition. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the team is releasing edge rusher Kemoko Turay:

Turay joined the 49ers after playing the past four years with the Indianapolis Colts. Drafted 52nd overall in the 2017 draft, Turay was never a full-time starter for the Colts, but he proved an effective pass rusher on limited opportunities last year, notching 5.5 sacks on only 224 snaps.

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The 49ers likely hoped Turay could provide a boost to a deep defensive line that includes stars Nick Bosa and Arik Amstead, but the team must have liked other players better at edge rusher. According to, the 49ers only clear $700,000 in cap space by cutting the veteran.

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