Kyle Shanahan: I just hope Robbie Gould is here Week One

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The 49ers aren’t sweating the absence of kicker Robbie Gould from mandatory minicamp.

Gould, a free agent who has not signed the franchise tag, may not show up any time soon, and 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated today that he’s fine with that.

“I’d much rather Robbie be here and doing everything,” Shanahan said. “I love having him around. But I understand how he feels and what’s going on. If that’s the way he’d like to do it, no problem at all. All of us want it to be perfect the way we want it, but if he doesn’t want to show up until Week One, it is what it is. I’ll take a very good kicker any time, whether it’s Week One or on third down just one play before we have to kick. Robbie’s a hell of a kicker and nothing’s changed on that. I just hope he shows up by the time we play Week One.”

The 49ers don’t sound like they’re planning to sign Gould to a long-term contract. It seems likely that Gould will simply sign the one-year, $5 million franchise tender. Maybe not until the first week of the season.

9 responses to “Kyle Shanahan: I just hope Robbie Gould is here Week One

  1. There are not enough good kickers to go around. If he doesn’t want to be there, why not work out a sign & trade deal. Might as well get something for him. As good as he is I am sure you could get a 4th rounder for him.

  2. It’s not much, but Gould could actually have a tiny bit of leverage. If he sits out a week or two and whoever they have kicking does a decent job, SF might have no choice but to rescind the tag. They aren’t going to carry two kickers

  3. Kyle has bigger things to worry about than the kicking game. Like is the QB they signed to be the second coming going to be on the field this year and will he deliver.

  4. Gould is going to sign the tag.,,. does anyone really believe he’s going to throw away $5 Million?😂😂

    Even if he misses mini camp and regular camp he has to keep himself in football shape in case another team might want to make a deal for him.

    So let him stew, he’s got zero leverage

  5. He’s one of the best kickers in the league. So he’s got plenty of leverage. Just ask the ChiTown double doinkers.

  6. Kicker is literally the only player on the team that no one needs there to practice. Even punters you need so the gunners get the timing down. 49ers are doing the right thing

  7. If I were SF and Gold doesn’t show till the first game I woul recind the offer at 11:58 pm. He won’t be able to sign with a new team in time there for his 2019 salary will not be guaranteed.

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