Fooch’s update: Aaron Wilson has Hightower’s full details. It includes a $150,000 signing bonus, $100,000 if he makes the 53-man roster for Week 1, and $400,000 in incentives.
Tim Hightower (49ers), $1.107M, $150K signing bonus, $825K salary ($150K gtd), $100K 53-man first game roster bonus, $400K incentive— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 7, 2017
The San Francisco 49ers announced the signing of running back Tim Hightower on Tuesday, and we are starting to see some contract details. Adam Caplan is reporting Hightower received $1,107,000 on his one year contract, with $300,000 of that guaranteed. I took a look at the NFLPA salary database, and Hightower’s base salary is $825,000. Doing the math, a small portion of that salary is guaranteed, along with some kind of signing bonus.
The 49ers signed Hightower shortly after re-signing DuJuan Harris. The two of them will compete for work behind Carlos Hyde, with Mike Davis and Raheem Mostert also likely looking at training camp work.
The 49ers will need to find some additional help at running back. They are reportedly interested in LSU’s Leonard Fournette, with two different reports suggesting as much. The team also brought in Florida State’s Dalvin Cook for a visit on Wednesday, and are reportedly one of four teams “most interested” in Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey. The running back class is particularly deep, so they likely have a handful of other backs on their radar.