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George Kittle seemingly denies Sports Illustrated report that contract extension is imminent as others report 'progress'

By David Bonilla
Aug 12, 2020

That was short-lived. Grant Cohn of Sports Illustrated — not too long ago today — reported that the San Francisco 49ers were on the cusp of a six-year, $94.8 million contract extension for All-Pro tight end George Kittle. Don't celebrate just yet. Kittle himself replied via Twitter, asking, "Y'all believe everything you read on the internet, huh?" Y'all believe everything you read on the internet huh 😑

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John Lynch talking to George Kittle's agent every day to work out new deal, says Kyle Shanahan

By David Bonilla
Aug 6, 2020

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and the team's contract negotiators continue to work diligently to come to an agreement with tight end George Kittle's agent, Jack Bechta, on an extension. Fans were probably hoping that would have been finalized by now, with training camp well underway. The situation isn't something that head coach Kyle Shanahan has to be too concerned with, for now. He remains focused on preparing his players for an unprecedented and unpredictable 2020 season, set to be played amid a pandemic. Shanahan's focus is on football and not contract negotiations. That's the job of Lynch and his staff. Still, Shanahan knows how important Kittle is to the 49ers. He's a special player who the coach considers to be the best

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The Athletic: Source close to the negotiations calls report of George Kittle's contract details with 49ers 'incorrect across the board'

By David Bonilla
Aug 12, 2020

Maybe you shouldn't clear your Friday schedule just yet to celebrate the San Francisco 49ers' signing of tight end George Kittle to a long-term deal. Early on Wednesday, it sounded like the two sides were on the cusp of a contract extension when Grant Cohn of Sports Illustrated reported that the 49ers would announce a six-year deal worth $94.8 million on Friday, per a source that texted him the information. Not only that, Cohn had a lot of details surrounding the rumored contract. Items like a $25 million signing bonus, the impact on the 49ers' salary cap in 2021, and how much of the deal — $47.4 million — was guaranteed. Less

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