49ers exercise fifth-year option on WR Brandon Aiyuk

GM John Lynch announced the 49ers have exercised the 2024 fifth-year option for receiver Brandon Aiyuk, valued at $14.1 million, but declined the option for defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw. The 49ers had previously hinted that they’d make both of these moves, which are obviously tethered to the fact that Aiyuk has been productive — he notched a 1,000-yard season in 2022 — while Kinlaw has struggled to stay available due to knee issues.

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Fantasy Impact: 

The 49ers did add former Alabama tight end Cameron Latu, but we should expect them to add more talent to their pass-catching group before the draft is over. They have six late-round picks to do so, and whether or not any of those picks hit may effect the team's long-term view of Brandon Aiyuk.

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