The 49ers and Mostert reached an agreement on a three-year contract Friday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. With running backs dropping like flies in San Francisco last season, Mostert got an opportunity to show his worth, churning out 7.9 YPC and one touchdown on 33 carries in five games between Weeks 5 and 9. In that latter contest, though, he suffered a gruesome broken right forearm, which prematurely ended his campaign. A restricted free agent entering the offseason, he was tendered last week and eventually came to terms on a longer deal this week. He may have a tough time getting touches in a backfield populated by Jerick McKinnon (knee), Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida (ankle) in the fall, but Mostert's special-teams prowess will help him be active on game days.
Mostert (forearm) was tendered to a one-year contract Thursday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Mostert served as both a consistent special-teams player and reliable depth running back last season for San Francisco. With both Jerick McKinnon (knee) and Matt Breida (ankle) back in the fold this upcoming season, though, Mostert will likely lose a lot of the playing time he saw on offense.
Mostert (forearm) is scheduled to become a restricted free agent and likely will stay with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Best known for his prowess on special teams, Mostert finally made a dent on offense in 2018, taking 34 carries for 261 yards (7.7 average) and a touchdown before a broken forearm ended his season Week 9. The 49ers may want to consider a multi-year extension, as an original-round RFA tender doesn't provide any draft compensation when a team fails to match an offer sheet for an undrafted player (like Mostert). The second-round tender would prevent other teams from making offers, but it comes at a cost of approximately $3.1 million for one season. Mostert should be healthy long before training camp.
The 49ers officially placed Mostert (forearm) on injured reserve Friday. Coach Kyle Shanahan revealed earlier Friday that Mostert would be shut down for the season after undergoing surgery to address the fractured forearm, which he sustained in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders. Mostert finishes the campaign with 34 carries for 261 yards and a touchdown, with his 7.7 yard-per-carry average leading all NFL ballcarriers with at least that many totes. He'll be a free agent this offseason and shouldn't have trouble finding work with the 49ers or another team in light of his exceptional performance in a backup role.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Mostert underwent surgery Friday to address a fractured right forearm and will be placed on injured reserve, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. It was fully expected that Mostert would require a season-ending procedure after he sustained the injury in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders, putting a damper on another effective showing on the ground (seven carries for 86 yards and a touchdown). Mostert will wrap up the campaign with an exceptional 7.7 yards per carry average on 34 totes, production that could earn him a good deal of interest when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in March. As for the 49ers' plans this season sans Mostert, Alfred Morris is now on track to see an expanded role as the clear top complement to starter Matt Breida. Expect the 49ers to add another running back to the roster in the near future, too, though that player's main role could come on special teams rather than offense.
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