Bourne signed his restricted free agent tender Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. San Francisco will pay Bourne $3.26 million in 2020 after tendering him at the second-round level last month. The wideout tallied 30 receptions for 358 yards and five touchdowns while playing a full 16-game slate last season.
The 49ers are giving Bourne a second-round tender, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. The draft pick protection will be more than sufficient to dissuade any offer sheets for the restricted free agent. Bourne did solid work out of the slot last season, but he won't necessarily be guaranteed the same job in 2020. His role depends on what the Niners do this offseason, starting with impending free agent Emmanuel Sanders.
Bourne caught two of four targets for 42 yards in a 31-20 loss to Kansas City in the Super Bowl. Bourne played 48 percent of the snaps on offense and also got some work (eight snaps) on special teams. His 26-yard gain late in the third quarter helped set up a touchdown for Raheem Mostert, who plunged in from one yard out to give the Niners a 20-10 lead. Bourne consistently served as the 49ers' No. 3 wide receiver throughout the 2019 season, but the role typically doesn't require a ton of snaps or targets, as coach Kyle Shanahan favors two-back formations (with fullback Kyle Juszczyk) over three-wide sets. Bourne is scheduled to become a restricted free agent in the offseason, while fellow wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is eligible for unrestricted free agency.
Bourne caught his lone target for a six-yard gain in Sunday's 37-20 win over Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game. Bourne played a key role the previous week but was limited to a 25 percent snap share in Sunday's blowout victory. He's locked in as the 49ers' No. 3 wide receiver ahead of a Super Bowl matchup with the Chiefs.
Bourne caught three of five targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-10 NFC divisional-round victory over Minnesota. Bourne's three catches tied Deebo Samuel for the team lead in receptions, but the former was the only receiver to hit paydirt. It's tough to take away a whole lot from the 49ers' passing attack in this one, as the team played with the lead for the final three quarters and ran the ball 71 percent of the time. The 6-foot-1 wideout does offer upside in terms of his red-zone skills, as he now has six touchdowns on just 33 receptions this season, but he remains a cheap flyer in DFS formats heading into the NFC Championship Round next Sunday.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||@New York Jets||25||23.50|
|3||09/27||@New York Giants||29||26.00|
|6||10/19||Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|7||10/25||@New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|9||11/06||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|10||11/15||@New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|12||11/29||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|3 Year Avg||48||29||367||3||22||12.66||54|