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The 49ers have cleared up some additional salary cap space with the legal negotiating window for free agency set to open Monday. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport on Saturday reported center Weston Richburg restructured his contract to save the 49ers $6.875 million in salary cap space.
Richburg recently underwent hip surgery after missing all of last season recovering from a knee injury he sustained late in the 2019 season. It looked already like he might be on his way out of San Francisco, but with the recent surgery he could end up retiring at Age 30.
Exact details of the restructure are unknown, but the additional $6.875 million puts the 49ers at just over $31 million in cap space going into free agency. Richburg was set to count for more than $11 million against the cap this year before the move.