The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday they have officially released OL Mike Person.
“Over the last two years, Mike proved to be a selfless player whose passion for the game was respected by everyone in our organization,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. “His character and professionalism was a great influence in our locker room, while his fire and grit on the field 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.”
According to Adam Schefter, the 49ers have told G Mike Person they are releasing him.
Person was a starter for San Francisco last season and should be able to find a solid market for his services, though he did battle a neck injury throughout 2019.
Person, 31, is a former seventh-round pick of the 49ers back in 2011. He spent just over a year in San Francisco before playing for a number of teams including the Colts, Seahawks and Rams.
The Falcons elected to sign Person to a three-year contract back in March of 2015. However, he was released during the 2016 season.
Person had brief stints with the Chiefs and Colts before signing on with the 49ers in 2018. He re-signed on a three-year $8.25 million extension in 2019.
In 2019, Person started 14 games for the 49ers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 34 guard out of 80 qualifying players.