The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive end Darnell Dockett, reports Mike Florio of NBC Sports.

By SI Wire
September 04, 2015

The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, reports Mike Florio of NBC Sports.

Dockett signed a $7.25 million, two-year deal with the 49ers in March following his release by the Arizona Cardinals after 11 seasons with the team. He was not guaranteed any money and did not receive a signing bonus.

Dockett, 34, is now a free agent just a day before teams must cut their rosters down from 75 to 53.

The defensive tackle sustained an injury during a preseason game against the Broncos. Dockett posted a photo indicating that he had a cracked rib, though 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said it was actually a cartilage issue.

Dockett has not played in a regular season game since 2013. He missed the entire 2014 season with a torn right ACL, an injury he sustained during training camp that year.

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