49ers sign Javon Kinlaw

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The 49ers’ first pick is in the fold.

Javon Kinlaw, a defensive tackle from South Carolina who went to San Francisco with the 14th overall pick in the draft, has signed his rookie contract, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The salary slotting in the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement means it will be a guaranteed four-year contract worth $15.5 million, plus a fifth-year option.

Most 2020 draft picks remain unsigned after an offseason in which the pandemic kept players away from team facilities. Many teams are waiting until rookies can report to training camp before signing them. But the 49ers have signed most of their picks, and now they have their top pick done.

2 responses to “49ers sign Javon Kinlaw

  1. Losing Buckner, Staley and Sanders should have tanked any hopes for the Niners to make it back to the top of the NFC (let alone the Division). But having such a restorative off-season with Kinlaw’s addition to the D-line is going to make this an exciting season (if there is one).

  2. The Niners madesome very smart moves during the draft. Their defense has a great chance for being as good, or better, than last year. Bosa will likely be improved.

    On the offensive side, losing Sanders will hurt, but Aiyuk has a chance to fill that gap. Kittle will be a beast, again. Garappolo should also improve since this will be his second full year after suffering the ACL tear.

    THings look great for the Niners……IF they get to play this year.

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