Goodwin signed a contract with the Bears on Friday. Goodwin, who opted out of the 2020 season, will play out the 2021 campaign on a one-year deal with the Bears. The 30-year-old speedster has averaged 16.6 yards per reception across his seven-year NFL career, and he should at least offer Chicago occasional big-play potential on gadget schemes, as well as depth in the return game.
The 49ers released Goodwin on Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The Niners traded Goodwin to the Eagles last April, but he reverted back to San Francisco's roster after opting out of the 2020 season. The 30-year-old speedster now becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Goodwin reverted to the 49ers from the Eagles on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Last year's trade was contingent upon him agreeing to a restructured contract with Philadelphia, but Goodwin never actually signed the new deal after he opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. He'll return to San Francisco and rejoin a familiar receiving corps, although it's not clear if the Niners have room for him, while the Eagles will add a seventh-round pick. During his seven-year career, Goodwin has been a field stretcher, reeling off 16.6 yards on his 140 catches across 75 games.
Goodwin is in line to opt out of the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19 concerns, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Per the report, Goodwin based his decision on a desire to remain with his family in the coming months. The Eagles acquired the speedy wideout from the 49ers in a deal during this year's draft. Goodwin logged 12 catches for 186 yards and a TD in nine games with San Francisco last season.
Goodwin (knee) agreed to a one-year, $1.35 million restructured deal with the Eagles on Saturday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. The 49ers shipped the 29-year-old to the Eagles earlier in the day, and it's not a major surprise to see a reworked contract as he was set to receive over $9 million in base salary over the next two seasons. Goodwin is now essentially on a one-year, prove-it deal with Philadelphia, and he'll need to avoid the injury issues that limited him to 20 games over the last two seasons.
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