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Raheem Mostert negotiates restructured contract with 49ers

The 49ers have cleaned things up with one of their key offensive players from 2019.

Raheem Mostert of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images

UPDATE 2:26 p.m.: Mostert can earn up to an additional $2.75 million in bonus and incentives, per Adam Schefter.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m.: The restructured deal includes a signing bonus and achievable incentives that can “almost double his salary” in 2020, according to Ian Rapoport.

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert has finalized a new deal, according to his agent. The deal has been “restructured,” according to Adam Schefter.

Mostert requested a trade earlier this month due to dissatisfaction with his contract. He is due $2,575,000, but after a breakout season in 2019 he was hoping to get up closer to the $4.55 million Tevin Coleman is due in 2020. Mostert’s agent was able to clear the air with the 49ers, and would appear to be set to report to camp and attempt to build on his breakout season.

Mostert entered 2019 as primarily a special teams player, but took advantage of an opportunity to get some starting work. By season’s end, he led the team with 772 rushing yards and 5.6 yards per carry, to go along with eight touchdowns. Matt Breida was second on the team with 623 yards at 5.1 yards per carry, and Tevin Coleman was third at 544 and 4.0.

The 49ers traded Breida in the offseason and restructured Jerick McKinnon’s contract. Mostert and Coleman will compete for the top role in the backfield, but we can expect to see both get significant work. Mostert would seem to have more upside, but neither is a clear-cut No. 1 running back for fantasy football purposes. For now, you’re looking fringe 1 or 2 at best until we see how playing time shakes out.