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Melvin Oliver | Defensive Lineman

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/25/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 279
College: LSU
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (197) / SF
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Free agent DL Melvin Oliver worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
Oliver could fit as a run-stopping DL/DT in the Giants' 4-3 scheme. Wed, Jul 23, 2008 04:26:00 PM

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49ers released DE Melvin Oliver.

The 2006 sixth-round pick was a starter as a rookie, but didn't recover quickly from a torn ACL. He'd fit better in a 4-3 scheme than Mike Nolan's 3-4.
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 02:00:00 PM

49ers did not activate DL Melvin Oliver (torn ACL) from the Physically Unable to Perform list, ending his season.

Oliver was never expected to be activated after tearing his ACL during offseason OTAs. A starter in 2006, he'll be battling for a roster spot in 2008.
Thu, Nov 29, 2007 12:05:00 PM

49ers placed DE Melvin Oliver (torn ACL) on the Physically Unable to Perform list and C.J. Brewer (torn ACL) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The Niners will likely welcome Oliver back next season rather than try to work out an injury settlement with him. Brewer could be done in the league.
Sun, Aug 26, 2007 08:38:00 PM

49ers DE Melvin Oliver is expected to miss the upcoming season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during Tuesday's OTA practice.

Oliver, a rookie starter in 2006, will be replaced in the down-line rotation by free agent signee Sam Rayburn. The LSU alum was slated for a reserve role as a sophomore after San Francisco beefed up the end spot this offseason.
Wed, Jun 6, 2007 08:43:00 PM

49ers signed sixth-round DE Melvin Oliver of LSU to a four-year contract worth $1.695 million.

He received a signing bonus of $102,000. Oliver, who had 20 sacks at LSU, will get a chance to contribute right away to a thin defensive line in San Francisco.
Wed, Jun 14, 2006 01:25:00 PM

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