Needing to make several moves at cornerback, the 49ers are starting that effort Friday. They reached an extension agreement to keep restricted free agent-to-be Emmanuel Moseley in the fold.
The 49ers and Moseley agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $10.1MM, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). Putting off Moseley’s unrestricted free agency bid by a year, this deal will keep the former UDFA tied to San Francisco through the 2022 season.
Moseley broke through as a key player for the 49ers during their 2019 NFC championship season. He has started 17 games over the past two years, filling in for the likes of Ahkello Witherspoon and Richard Sherman. Moseley replaced Witherspoon down the stretch of San Francisco’s Super Bowl slate, starting in Super Bowl LIV. Pro Football Focus graded Moseley as a top-35 corner in 2019 but offered a worse assessment of his 2020 play, slotting him outside the top 70 at the position. But the 49ers will keep him around at a position that will see some changes going into the 2021 season.
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