The San Francisco 49ers plan to release defensive tackle Arik Armstead, their longest-tenured player and the leader along the defensive line, a league source confirmed Sunday.
The move would open up $2.5 million in salary cap right away, but more — approximately $18 million — if it’s done as a post-June 1 designation. As it stands now, the team is bumping up against the salary cap, signaling that more moves, such as extensions and restructures, would have to be done before the new league year begins at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
A league source said the 49ers approached Armstead about… Read More

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