Veteran offensive lineman Tom Compton reportedly accepted a pay reduction Friday to remain with the 49ers for the start of the season.
Compton, who was scheduled to make $2.15 million in base salary for the 2020 season, agreed to a pay cut of his salary to $1.05 million, reports Field Yates of ESPN.
The 49ers and veteran OL Tom Compton agreed to a reworked contract in which his base salary drops to $1.05M from $2.15M with the chance still to earn money through bonuses. Likely ensures his spot on the roster as a projected backup.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 4, 2020
Compton can earn the remaining $1.1 million through bonuses.
The 49ers are Compton's six different NFL team in six seasons. He broke into the league with Washington in 2012. He played two seasons under Kyle Shanahan, who was the team's offensive coordinator.
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Compton opened training camp in a competition with Daniel Brunskill for the starting job at right guard. It appears Brunskill is ticketed to be the starter.
But Compton can still provide the 49ers with a valuable service as a veteran backup who is capable of playing a number of different positions on the offensive line.