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 CSNBayArea.com, 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.
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.