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Jonathan Goodwin takes pay cut, increases odds


Continuity is the key to a good offensive line, and the 49ers should now have it.

But it’s costing Jonathan Goodwin a little money to make sure they stay together.

According to Matt Maiocco of, the veteran center has taken a pay cut of $1.2 million.

That gives the team enough cap space to sign their remaining draft picks, and also strengthens the chances he hangs around. His base salary was reduced from $3.7 million to $2.5 million, though $1 million of that amount is now guaranteed.

He hadn’t been at offseason workouts, and younger players Daniel Kilgore and Joe Looney had worked in the middle of the line.

Goodwin had started every game for the 49ers since signing in 2011, but might have been vulnerable if he hadn’t taken a pay cut. He’s the third vet to take the haircut to increase their chances to stay, following Parys Haralson and Mario Manningham.

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7 Responses to “Jonathan Goodwin takes pay cut, increases odds”
  1. explosionsauce says: May 24, 2013 12:13 PM

    I wonder if Mannigham regrets it now that he’ll be the #2 when healthy. A healthy #2 sounds gross….

  2. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: May 24, 2013 12:41 PM

    It’s nice to see a player, let alone several players, take a pay cut for the team mentality. I hope the 9’ers do well this season. They seem to be creating a culture of accountability and teamwork, and that is something that should succeed in the NFL.

  3. afcdomination says: May 24, 2013 12:53 PM

    smart man

  4. schmitty2 says: May 24, 2013 1:33 PM

    Before any of you give him kudos for being a “team player” he either had to take the cut or be cut. Simple as that.

  5. oaktown49er says: May 24, 2013 1:41 PM

    It’s all about the good of the team, I love it.

  6. musicman495 says: May 24, 2013 2:09 PM

    I bet that contract he turned down to stay with the Saints and play with Drew Brees is looking pretty good right about now.

  7. pop562 says: May 25, 2013 1:47 AM

    So he’s the third 49ers to get a haircut to help the team out. Does that mean Crabtree and Aldon will get a haircut as well?

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