Tagged: 49ers franchise PK Gould

Kicker Robbie Gould became the first player this offseason to be tagged with the restrictive franchise designation on Tuesday.
ESPN first reported the transaction. The franchise tag for placekickers comes with a one-year tender of approximately $5 million.
Gould, 37, has made 82 of 85 field-goal attempts with the San Francisco 49ers since the Chicago Bears opted to move on from his contract.
A reunion seemed possible for Gould and the Bears, who maintains a Chicago residence, when Cody Parkey was released. But the Bears or any other team would need to bring compensation to the table to pry Gould away from the 49ers. Ironically, Gould and his family attended the playoff loss at Soldier Field when Parkey’s miss clanged off both uprights.
But 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said during Super Bowl week that the 49ers had no intention of seeing Gould in another uniform in 2019.
“I’m … expecting and looking forward to having Robbie back in a Niners uniform next year,” he said.
Gould missed only one field goal try last season, setting a single-season franchise record for accuracy (33 of 34). He’s also second all-time in NFL history in accuracy on field goals to Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker.
–Field Level Media

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