Beating Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchised players to sign long-term extensions this year, the San Francisco 49ers and kicker Robbie Gould reached agreement on a two-year, $10.5 million fully-guaranteed deal that, including an option clause, can turn into a four-year, $19 million deal that includes $15 million guaranteed, league sources tell ESPN.
It is likely to be the only deal done before the deadline, per sources. The other two players facing a deadline are Houston linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and Atlanta defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. Clowney will not get a deal done before the deadline, per sources, and it will be difficult for Jarrett to get one as well.
The 49ers have an option in which they can pick up the remaining two years on Gould's contract by the 17th week of the 2020 season, per source. To do that, the 49ers would have to fully guarantee Gould $2.25 million at that time, and then another $2.25 million on April 1, 2021.
“I really do,” the quarterback said. “The rehab process has gone really well. Knock on wood. We haven’t had any setbacks. OTAs went about as well as I could have hoped for and now for training camp hopefully we’ll be full go with team drills and all that stuff. We’re moving in the right direction. We’ve just got to keep going day by day and keep stacking them together. It’s a long process, but we’ve come this far, so why stop now, right?”
Garoppolo does not expect to start on the physically unable to perform list, planning to be full go on Day One.
Garoppolo tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during a Sept. 23 game against the Chiefs. He got one snap in 11-on-11 drills during organized team activities. But he has no restrictions, cleared to do everything. We also just posted a story about him working with QB guru Tom House to improve mechanics.
Jimmy Garoppolo is going to summer school before starting training camp with the San Francisco 49ers.
Garoppolo is spending part of his down time between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp on July 27 working in Southern California with quarterback guru Tom House.
House has run a quarterback academy in Huntington Beach called 3DQB where he helps passers refine their throwing mechanics. House has worked with several star quarterbacks over the years, including Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Carson Palmer. Garoppolo has been spending time working on his mechanics all offseason as he comes back from season-ending knee surgery.
The San Francisco 49ers and Robbie Gould remain in a standoff regarding the kicker's future with the franchise.
It doesn't sound like Gould is ready to acquiesce quietly to the franchise tag and play out the season just yet.
"It's a complicated situation," Gould told NBC Chicago. "The way I've kind of approached it is, I want to spend time with my family. And I let my agent handle it, and if anything comes up that I have to make a decision or be in the know, he'll call me and let me know. But right now there's nothing to really know, and I'm just enjoying being home and being in Chicago.
"I'm at a point in my career where my family is what's going to dictate the decisions that I make."
With Chicago's kicking woes, it would seem they would love to have Robbie Gould back in a Bears uniform, but the 49ers have been unwilling to deal him. Gould and the 49ers have until July 15 to strike a long-term solution. For now, Gould sits as our sixth-ranked kicker, projected to put up 124 fantasy points in 2019.
This would be a pretty shocking signing if not for the 49ers purported interest in LeVeon Bell earlier this week. Already in good shape at running back with Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida, Kyle Shanahan has added Coleman, whom he coached during his stint in Atlanta. This one has RBBC written all over it.
Shanahan hand-picked McKinnon to be his lead back last summer and then an ACL tear derailed his season. Breida played well in his place, so we're expecting the two to be a formidable duo, a la Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman during Shanahan's days in Atlanta. In the 13 games that both Freeman and Coleman played in 2016, Freeman averaged 17.8 touches while Coleman averaged 11.5 touches. Last year, 49er running backs averaged 26.1 touches per game, so if that volume holds and Shahanan uses the same split as 2016, McKinnon would see 15.9 touches to Breida's 10.2 touches. Both backs should be fantasy relevant in 2019.
General Manager John Lynch shared a positive update on that front during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio. He said Jimmy Garoppolo is throwing to his rehab partner Jerick McKinnon as the offseason gets underway.
“One of the best sights, the other day, I looked outside my office and he was throwing and throwing to Jerick McKinnon,” Lynch said.
Both players, recovering from ACL injuries, will be able to continue rehab work at the facility in hopes of being well on their way to being full participants in practice once the offseason program gets to that point, the story said.
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Coleman has a cherry matchup against the Buccaneers but may have a Brian Hill problem if Atlanta decides to give the youngster an extended look. Consider Coleman a RB3 with both a low floor and a high ceiling.