Richburg (hip) restructured his contract Saturday, creating close to $7 million in cap space, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The report also suggests Richburg's contract restructuring would aid the team in the event the offensive lineman retires, which seems to be a foregone conclusion at this point. Richburg underwent surgery on his kneecap, shoulder and hip all in the past year and a half, likely resulting into the expected early retirement.
Richburg recently had hip surgery.
A left patellar tendon injury along with a shoulder issue caused the center to sit out the entire 2020 campaign. Now Richburg will need to recover from a hip procedure as well. The 29-year-old signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal with the 49ers back in March of 2018 and the report notes that team would save about $4.5 on its salary cap if he's released, as expected.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that Richburg (knecap) likely won't return for the 2020 season, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Richburg was expected to be ready for the 2020 season after sustaining a patellar tear in early December 2019. However, he's endured a few setbacks, and it appears he'll sit out the entire season. The 49ers would save significant cap space by cutting Richburg this offseason.
It was revealed Monday that Richburg underwent offseason shoulder surgery, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Richburg is currently on the mend from a knee injury, but the team also disclosed that he underwent offseason shoulder surgery, which reportedly "really set him back." San Francisco has yet to reveal a detailed timetable for his return.
Richburg (kneecap) was placed on the active/PUP list by the 49ers on Tuesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Richburg is recovering from a torn patellar tendon suffered Week 14 last season. When he's able to resume practicing and eventually retake the field, he stands to reprise his usual role as San Francisco's starting center.
Richburg (kneecap) hopes to be ready for training camp and to suit up Week 1, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Richburg was placed on injured reserve Dec. 11 of last season. It was reported in mid-February that he expects to be ready for training camp and this news just confirms there have been no setbacks. He is projected to again start at center for the Niners if healthy.
Richburg (kneecap) said Thursday that he expects to be ready for training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Richburg's 2019 campaign came to an end Week 14 due to a torn patellar tendon, but all signs point to the veteran center making a full recovery in time to kick off the 2020 season. He's set to enter the third season of his five-year, $47.5 million contract.
The 49ers placed Richburg on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Richburg suffered a torn patellar tendon in Sunday's win over the Saints, and his season is over as a result. Ben Garland will serve as San Francisco's center for the remainder of 2019.
Richburg (knee/ankle) was diagnosed with a torn patellar tendon Monday and is out for the season, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
The 28-year-old was carted off the field during Sunday's win over the Saints and will be lost for the remainder of 2019. Richburg should move to injured reserve within the next few days, while Ben Garland is the likely replacement at center for the 49ers.
Richburg (knee/ankle) is ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Saints, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Richburg was carted off the field, and it looks like he may have a potentially serious injury, which would be a major loss for the 49ers. Ben Garland entered the contest at center. We'll continue to update as reports on Richburg's condition surface.
Richburg (hand) isn't listed on the 49ers' injury report Wednesday.
Richburg sustained the injury during Monday's loss to the Seahawks, but he re-entered the game and it never appeared to be a serious issue. The 28-year-old should take his usual starting spot at center versus the Cardinals on Sunday.
Richburg suffered a left hand injury during Monday's 27-24 loss to the Seahawks but he shouldn't have to miss time, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
This is positive news for the 49ers' offensive front, although it wouldn't be surprising if Richburg was held back in practice this week. However, he should be fine for Sunday's contest against the Cardinals.
Richburg (hand) is back on the field for Monday's game against Seattle, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Richburg was forced to leave the game during the second quarter and went to the locker room to get X-rays. As evidenced by this news, Richburg was deemed healthy enough to re-enter the contest. He'll take over at his normal spot as the team's center.
Richburg (hand) is questionable to return to Monday's game against Seattle.
Richburg left the game in the second quarter favoring his left hand and headed into the medical tent to get further treatment. As long as the Nevada product is sidelined, look for Ben Garland to take over at the center position.
Richburg (knee) was removed from the PUP list Monday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports reports. "It felt really good going today and actually feeling everything working correctly and feeling strong," Richburg noted. "I didn't go full speed against our guys, but I think today was a good step in the right direction."
It appears Richburg is nearly recovered from offseason knee surgery. The center has stated he hopes to be ready for Week 1. Richburg actually suffered the knee injury in Week 4 of last season, but he played through the pain with the exception of one game.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Sunday that Richburg (knee) could come off the PUP this week, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Richberg has been working his way back from offseason knee surgery, but could make a return for Week 1 if his rehab continues to progress in the right direction. Even though he's considered a depth lineman, if he can suit up for the preseason finale, it would certainly help his chances to make the 53-man roster.
Richburg (knee) remains day-to-day, but the 49ers are hopeful he can return to practice next week and play in their preseason finale against the Chargers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Richburg is currently on the PUP-list and buried on the 49ers' depth chart. Thus, a return to practice prior to final roster cuts will be imperative for him to have any chance at landing on the 53-man roster.
Richburg (knee) was placed on San Francisco's physically unable to perform list Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Richburg is still recovering from offseason knee and quadriceps surgery, which he underwent in late January. It's unclear how much of training camp the 28-year-old will miss, but general manager John Lynch told Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle that the hope is to have Richburg back for Week 1.
Richburg underwent offseason knee and quadriceps surgery but is expected back for training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Richburg's surgery was extensive and reportedly was to fix an injury he suffered in Week 4, though he missed just one game all due to the issue. Richburg's rehab is expected to run right up to training camp, but if all goes according to schedule he'll be back to action in late July or early August.
Richburg (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Giants.
Richburg has been dealing with the knee issue since early October but finished the week with a full practice Saturday to avoid an injury tag. The 27-year-old should slot into his usual starting spot at center for the 49ers.