The 49ers activated Gould (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gould missed the 49ers' regular-season finale after landing on the list, where he resided for 15 days. It was never disclosed whether or not the 38-year-old kicker tested positive for COVID--19, but now that he's in the clear, he'll enter the offseason the recent recipient of a two-year extension. In 15 games this season, Gould nailed 19 of 23 field-goal attempts and 36 of 38 point-after tries, equating to 6.2 points per game (24th among kickers with at least 15 appearances).
The 49ers placed Gould (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Gould's placement on the list means that he's either tested positive for the virus or been deemed a close contact of an infected person or persons. His availability for the regular-season finale against Seattle is thus in question. Gould earned some extra financial security earlier Wednesday, when he and the 49ers agreed to terms on a two-year, $7.25 million contract extension.
Gould agreed Wednesday with the 49ers on a two-year, $7.25 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The extension is fully guaranteed and locks Gould in with the 49ers through 2022, his age-40 season. Though Gould endured a rough outing in the 49ers' Week 16 win over the Cardinals -- he missed an extra-point attempt and field-goal tries from 41 and 37 yards -- the veteran kicker largely has been dependable since joining the 49ers in 2017. Over four seasons in the Bay Area, Gould has converted 88.4 percent of his field goals and 95 percent of his extra points.
Gould went 0-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 2-for-3 on extra-point tries in Saturday's 20-12 win over Arizona. It was an uncharacteristically rough outing for the normally sure-footed Gould. It was especially disappointing for the veteran kicker considering that neither attempt was particularly difficult (missed from 37 and 41 yards out), and none of his three misses were the result of poor snaps or blocked kicks. Prior to Saturday's forgettable performance, Gould had been a reliable 90 percent on field-goal attempts (19-for-21) with his only two misses coming from 50-plus yards. Fantasy managers should write this one off as an anomaly and not lose faith in the proven kicking option heading into a Week 17 matchup with Seattle.
Gould went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 3-for-3 on point-after tries in Sunday's 41-33 loss to Dallas. Gould bounced back in a big way after not receiving any field-goal chances Week 14. Next week's opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, possess a stronger defense than the lowly Cowboys, but they aren't dominant either. Gould should be his usual high-floor, low-ceiling kicking option in Week 16.
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