The eight-year veteran earned Associated Press First-Team All-Pro honors four times in his career (2011-13 & 2015), as well as three trips to the Pro Bowl (2013-14 & 2016).
But the 49ers drafted Alabama stalwart linebacker Reuben Foster with the 31st overall pick in last April's draft, and Bowman had a reduced role in Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
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Rather than trade Bowman, though, the Niners elected to release the four-time All-Pro outright, as made known by the team's website.
"NaVorro gave his heart and soul to this team for the last eight years, and for that we are all extremely grateful", Lynch.
The 29-year-old linebacker also suffered an Achilles injury last season, so he may no longer be as great as he once was, but he was still leading his team in total tackles this season after five games.
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General manager John Lynch said he and coach Kyle Shanahan met with Bowman on Thursday night and it became clear that going in different directions was the best move for both sides. "We wish him and his family great success".
In 2016, he started in each of the team's first four games where he registered 35 tackles, two passes defensed, one interception, one sack and one forced fumble before he was placed on the Injured Reserve List on October 6, 2016.
Shanahan was asked Monday about taking a look at younger players in an effort to build for the future. "But, I think my goal right now is I try to keep perspective ... so I don't want to sit here and just make a ton of changes and totally go that direction". Rapoport cites Bowman's injury history and large base salary as barriers to the trade. He's still young and productive enough to start on many National Football League defenses, but San Francisco has a first-year coach and general manager trying to remake the roster how they want.
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