July 5, 2022

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How the 49ers Can Maximize Their Salary Cap Space

While Deebo Samuel and Nick Bosa’s contract extensions are upcoming, the 49ers have much bigger problems for the present with the new league year starting March 16 and the team currently $4.4 million over the cap (per OverTheCap).

The 49ers also have 28 impending free agents, with 21 of those players being unrestricted free agents who are free to negotiate and sign with any other team. They have only 36 players on their 2022 salary cap.

Quality players such as Laken Tomlinson, D.J. Jones, K’Wuan Williams, Jaquiski Tartt, Arden Key and Raheem Mostert could all leave the team. This offseason, they will have the opportunity to extend both Samuel and Bosa who could count as even more money against the cap in 2022.

https://www.si.com/nfl/49ers/news/how-the-49ers-can-maximize-their-salary-cap-space