Robbie Gould may be in attendance for training camp after all.
According to ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources, the 49ers have reached an agreement with their kicker on a two year deal worth $10.5 million that is fully guaranteed and includes an option clause that can turn into a four-year deal worth $19 million with $15 million guaranteed.
Per the report:
The deal includes a $3 million signing bonus and a $3.15 million fully guaranteed base salary this season, then a fully guaranteed $4.35 million base salary in 2020, per a source. If the option is picked up, the deal would include a $4.5 million base salary in 2021 and a $4 million base salary in 2022.
The report noted it is likely the only deal that will get done ahead of Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchise tagged players to sign their long-term extensions, noting that Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett are unlikely to get their respective contracts.
Gould had refused to sign the tender worth roughly $4.9 million the Niners placed on him in February and opted not to attend the team’s mandatory minicamp. He even requested a trade out of San Francisco earlier this offseason, but explained that things are more difficult from the inside.
“It’s a complicated situation,” Gould told NBC Sports Chicago last month. “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.”
Gould, 36, spent the first 11 seasons of his NFL career in Chicago, but was released by the Bears just before the start of the regular season in 2016. He signed a two-year deal worth $4 million with the Niners on the first day of free agency in 2017 and the team placed the franchise tag on him this spring.
He made 33 of 34 field-goal attempts and 27 of 29 PATs during the 2018 season, his second with the Niners. He’s 72-for-75 on field-goal attempts and 55-for-59 on PATs the past two seasons.