49ers release linebacker NaVorro Bowman, per his request

Rosalie Stanley
October 16, 2017

"NaVorro gave his heart and soul to this team for the last eight years, and for that we are all extremely grateful", San Francisco general manager John Lynch said in a statement.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. "We wish him and his family great success".

The 49ers announced on Friday they would cut the four-time All Pro after he became frustrated at the prospect of sitting out some snaps in ames. The Penn State product was earning a $6.75 million base salary before being released by San Francisco.

Reports on Sunday indicated that Bowman will meet with the Oakland Raiders on Monday.

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Bowman originally joined the 49ers as a third-round pick in 2010 and quickly formed one of the league's best linebacking duos with Patrick Willis.

There is a ton of interest in Bowman, and here are five teams that could scoop him up after the weekend. Cowboys defensive leader Sean Lee, who has battled injuries throughout his career, has already missed time this season with a hamstring injury.

However, it is also worth noting that Bowman has encountered quite a bit of injury trouble over the years while such a notion could slightly hinder his financial stock on the free agent market.

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