49ers open cap space by restructuring Trent Williams’ contract

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The 49ers have cleared some space under the salary cap for the rest of the 2022 season.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that they have restructured the contract of left tackle Trent Williams. They’ve converted $5.45 million of his base compensation into a signing bonus.

The move frees up $4.36 million in cap space for the Niners this season. They had around $2 million in space according to the latest NFLPA salary cap report.

Williams is signed through the 2026 season, although the final three years of the deal are a team option. The 49ers have to decide on exercising that option next April and Williams making his second straight All-Pro first-team would likely help convince them to do so.

7 responses to “49ers open cap space by restructuring Trent Williams’ contract

  1. Is this a move for Deion Jones? With his restructuring and coming off of IR and familiarity with the defense the timing makes sense. He’s probably only going to cost a 5th round pick.

  2. bobhk says:
    September 24, 2022 at 4:11 pm
    While I agree with the sentiment about Williams, the greatest trade by the niners was Steve Young
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    Steve Young, while very talented, was the biggest whiner in NFL QB history and would complain every time he was touched and garnered zero respect from defensive players. Kevin Greene, God rest his soul, played a season in Frisco and allegedly never said a word to him because of this reputation. Joe was cool…Steve, not so much.

  3. wearitclara says:
    September 24, 2022 at 6:18 pm
    bobhk says:
    September 24, 2022 at 4:11 pm
    While I agree with the sentiment about Williams, the greatest trade by the niners was Steve Young
    ———————————————————————–
    Steve Young, while very talented, was the biggest whiner in NFL QB history and would complain every time he was touched and garnered zero respect from defensive players. Kevin Greene, God rest his soul, played a season in Frisco and allegedly never said a word to him because of this reputation. Joe was cool…Steve, not so much.
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    I get your jealousy since you are a Seattle fan, the home of no HOF QBs but one guy (Greene) “allegedly” not having a word with him does not mean that’s objective truth. Fact of the matter is that the trade was awesome for niners. I think they gave up a second rounder for a guy who lead them to a superbowl and in contention for many others.

  4. @bobhk
    I’m glad you and Clara fan have embraced the legacy of Steve Young. He’s fits in well the wine and soft cheese culture. BTW…I’m not a Seattle fan. Not sure where you got that idea. Just so happens my second favorite team is anyone that is playing Clara.

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