On Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers announced that veteran LB NaVorro Bowman is retiring from the NFL.
The 49ers didn’t sign Bowman to a ceremonial one-day contract because their roster is currently at 90 players and they didn’t want to cut anyone.
Bowman, 30, is a former third-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was in the second year of his seven-year, $77 million contract that includes $20 million guaranteed when the 49ers released him back in 2017.
The Raiders later signed Bowman to a one-year, $3 million contract, but he wound up sitting out the entire 2018 season.
For his career, Bowman recorded 798 tackles, 14 sacks, five interceptions, 30 pass defenses, nine forced fumbles, six recoveries and one defensive touchdown over the course of nine seasons and 99 games played. He was a three-time Pro Bowler and made four first-team All-Pro squads.