Around the NFL  

 

NaVorro Bowman's contract sealed by 49ers' veterans

The San Francisco 49ers received some financial help from three veterans in locking up NaVorro Bowman to a contract extension this week.

Brooks: The Kaepernick advantage
Jim Harbaugh's decision to start Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith is bold, but it's also correct. Bucky Brooks explains why. More ...

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reported Friday that tight end Vernon Davis, cornerback Carlos Rogers and defensive lineman Ray McDonald restructured their deals to create the salary-cap room to grant Bowman a $7.5 million signing bonus.

The 49ers agreed to terms with Bowman on a five-year extension through the 2018 season Tuesday. NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Bowman's deal is worth $45.25 million, with $25.5 million guaranteed over the life of the contract.

Davis, Rogers and McDonald helped seal the deal, clearing $2.5 million in cap space. The framework of their contracts remain the same. The change is when the money is handed out.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @danhanzus.

Fan Discussion

NFL News
CONTENT
15