49ers receiver Jonathan Baldwin has restructured his contract for the 2014 season, reports Field Yates of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Having initially been slated to earn a base salary of about $1.275MM along with a workout bonus of $130K, Baldwin will now receive a minimum base salary of $645K, with $755K available in incentives. The transaction creates a little extra cap flexibility for the Niners, reducing Baldwin’s cap number.
According to Yates (via Twitter), Baldwin will need to play 80% of the team’s snaps, catch 65 passes, and surpass 800 receiving yards to receive his full salary. Considering the former Chief has 44 receptions and 607 yards in his three-year career so far, that may be a long shot.
Still, Baldwin is only 24 years old, and is a former first-round pick. While he didn’t have a real role in the 49ers’ offense in 2013, catching just three passes in seven games, perhaps he’ll take on more responsibility in 2014 if the team loses Anquan Boldin in free agency.