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49ers mulling extensions for two skill players [report]

© Matthew Emmons | 2020 Feb 2

All the talk this offseason has been about an extension for George Kittle, but two other offensive weapons may also be in line for some more money. According to Matt Barrows, the 49ers have discussed extensions for both wide receiver Kendrick Bourne and running back Raheem Mostert. Here’s what Barrows had to say in The Athletic:

I know extensions for Mostert and Bourne have been discussed…Bourne is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent next year, which is an incentive to get a deal done before March. Mostert becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2022 but, considering his contributions on special teams and on offense, is underpaid. That’s the incentive to get a new deal done with him.

Bourne, 24, established himself as a reliable third-down and red zone option. Though he caught just 30 passes for 358 yards last year, 20 of those were for first down, and five were for touchdowns. Bourne just re-signed with the 49ers on a one-year deal this offseason for $3.2 million. It’s likely that the 49ers would wait to see how the wide receiver competition shakes out during training camp before offering anything.

Mostert, 28, became a bonafide star during the postseason after toiling away as a special teamer for much of his career. Mostert averaged an incredible 5.6 yards per carry last season, while scoring eight touchdowns on the ground and two as a receiver. In the NFL Championship, Mostert ran for 220 yards on 29 carries for four touchdowns.

Mostert’s current deal pays him a little over $2.5 million over the next two seasons.


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