The 49ers have not used the franchise tag since 2012.

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The 49ers have not used the franchise tag since 2012.

Postby zhangzk » Fri May 17, 2019 6:59 am

They avoided it last year by signing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a long-term deal.The team hopes to get a long-term done executed with kicker Robbie Gould before the March 5 franchise tag deadline , but if they don’t get a deal done, the 49ers appear poised to use the tag on Gould, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.While Gould said he is ready to “consider all opportunities,” it doesn’t appear the 49ers will give him an opportunity to test the free agent waters and for good reason(s).Gould Womens Nick Kwiatkoski Jersey , the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history, made 72 of 75 field goals in his two seasons in San Francisco. The free agent tag for kickers is expected to be around $5 million, and the 49ers have plenty of salary cap room.Plus, Gould’s former team Prince Amukamara Jersey , the Bears, likely would quickly pursue him. Gould is building a home in Chicago.So expect Gould to stay in San Francisco at least one more season if not long term. Linebacker Khalil Mack‘s first season with the Bears resulted in selection to the Pro Bowl, but he won’t be playing in the game when it kicks off in Orlando a week ahead of the Super Bowl.The Giants announced on Thursday that Olivier Vernon will be taking Mack’s place on the roster because Mack has pulled out due to injury. Mack missed two regular season games with an ankle injury, but wasn’t on the injury report as the year wound down.Vernon also missed time with an ankle injury this season , but his seven sacks in 11 games were deemed worthy of selection to the game for the first time. He added 30 tackles and a forced fumble in his third season with the Giants. He’s signed for two more years with cap hits of $19.5 million each year.The Giants will also be represented at the Pro Bowl by kicker Aldrick Rosas and running back Saquon Barkley. Safety Landon Collins was also selected, but will miss the game after having shoulder surgery.

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