The San Francisco 49ers were back Monday to continue phase 2 of the offseason workout program, and they got some more contract work done. They announced that safety Marcell Harris has signed his four-year rookie contract. He is the sixth of the 49ers nine picks to sign. The unsigned picks are first round pick Mike McGlinchey, second round pick Dante Pettis, and third round pick Fred Warner.
The 49ers spent a sixth round pick on Harris after he missed the season with a torn Achilles. He suffered the injury in conditioning work last July, which puts him on pace to be ready for the start of training camp. He is competing primarily for the strong safety job, but his best chance to contribute as a rookie is on special teams.
The details are not out on the deal, but Over The Cap offers projections ahead of time for each slot thanks to the rookie wage scale. They have Harris’ slot earning a $166,300 signing bonus and then league minimum salaries. He likely will not have any workout or roster bonuses. He can earn a fourth-year salary escalator called the proven performance escalator. He can earn the PPE by participating in either 35 percent of his team’s defensive snaps in two of his first three seasons, or in 35 percent of all defensive snaps over his entire first three years. If he earns the PPE, he will see his fourth year base salary escalate to the lowest restricted free agent (RFA) tender for that season.