The 49ers made it official today and released guard Mike Person.
The move had been expected for a couple of weeks, but today the team announced it, with a farewell to a player who was part of his Super Bowl race last season.
“Over the past two years, Mike has shown himself to be a selfless player whose passion for the game has been respected by everyone in our organization,” said 49ers general manager John Lynch in a statement. “His character and professionalism had a great influence in our locker room, while his focus and determination on the pitch added to the physical nature of our team. We thank Mike and wish him, his wife Kelly and their children nothing but the best in the future. ”
The person started 14 games of the regular season and all three post-season games for the 49ers, but have decided to make the move because he will eliminate $ 3 million from their salary cap. The 31-year-old has already spent time with Colts, Chiefs, Falcons, Rams and Seahawks, and is likely to catch on elsewhere this season.