With San Francisco 49ers ILB NaVorro Bowman recovering from a torn ACL and MCL injuries, he has taken yet another approach to helping the team as he restructured his contract according to a league source. The move will convert $3.27 million of his base salary to a signing bonus that will be spread over the remaining five years of his contract, about $650,000 each year according to Sacbee’s Matt Barrows.
The move will allow the 49ers to sign all 12 draft picks, as five are left unsigned including DB Jimmie Ward, G/C Marcus Martin, ILB Chris Borland, G Brandon Thomas and WR Bruce Ellington. In addition, the 49ers will receive more cap relief as roughly $6.6 million will be off the books due to the 49ers releasing CB Carlos Rogers.
With the 49ers salary cap strapped, they are continuing to do everything they can to assure a Super Bowl roster is in place for the 2014 season and beyond.