Published: Wed, April 24, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Veteran NFL Kicker Has Reportedly Asked For A Trade

Veteran NFL Kicker Has Reportedly Asked For A Trade

In a turn of events, 49ers' franchise kicker Robbie Gould has pulled his contract proposals that he sent to San Francisco and told the team he will not negotiate or sign a long-term deal with them, and he would like to be traded, Gould said Tuesday.

Gould was given a franchise tag by the 49ers earlier this offseason in hopes it would buy them time to work out a long-term deal.

Gould's agent, Brian Mackler, indicated there's a chance Gould plays for the 49ers this season, but it would come after skipping the offseason program and training camp. "It will not be prior to September 8, at the earliest, if at all".

It isn't just the stalled negotiations and the 49ers' pursuit of free-agent kicker Stephen Gostkowski (who ultimately re-signed with New England); Gould's family is also a major consideration.

"The bottom line is, I'm unsure if I want to play there [with San Francisco] anymore", he told ESPN. "At this point, I have to do what's best for me and my family back home". When Gould was franchise tagged, he instantly became the highest-paid kicker in the NFL.

But this is a team interested in contending this year. "First of all, Robbie is extremely good at what he does and I think the last couple of years have been indicative of that".

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Gould wants out, and the 49ers know it. Teams are not going to offer much, and the price should shrink with the market of teams.

The Niners named him as their franchise player for 2019, which would mean a one-year salary of nearly $5 million.

That's clearly not the case now.

Your move, John Lynch.

Coincidentally, ESPN's report came basically in the final minute of Bears GM Ryan Pace's annual pre-draft press conference, moments after he was asked about his PK room, where three challengers with zero combined National Football League attempts are now vying to replace Cody Parkey.

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