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Report: 49ers restructure Kittle, Hargrave's contracts for cap space

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The 49ers continue to create much-needed salary cap space any way they can.

After restructuring linebacker Fred Warner and fullback Kyle Juszczyk's contracts to create roughly $11.75 million in combined cap space, then releasing defensive tackle Arik Armstead as a post-June 1 cut to find $18 million more, the 49ers aren't done giving themselves more financial flexibility.

San Francisco restructured tight end George Kittle's contract, creating roughly $10 million in cap space, ESPN's Field Yates reported Friday morning, though exact details weren't provided.

The 49ers, according to, also restructured defensive tackle Javon Hargrave's contract, converting approximately $7.7 million of his 2024 base salary into a signing bonus, which frees up around $6.14 million in cap space.

Kittle originally signed a five-year, $75 million extension with the 49ers right before the 2020 NFL season and previously restructured his contract before the 2023 season to help create space for defensive end Nick Bosa's record-breaking deal.

Hargrave was San Francisco's big free-agent splash last offseason, signing a whopping four-year, $81 million contract with the 49ers last spring.

Now San Francisco has extra financial flexibility to fill a number of the roster holes that remain before the 2024 NFL Draft begins April 25.

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