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49ers sign draft pick Kentavius Street to 4-year contract

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The N.C. State defensive end will likely spend his rookie season on the NFI list.

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed fourth round pick Kentavius Street to his rookie contract. The N.C. State defensive end is signed for four years.

Street made a name for himself this season, and looked like he might be a second round pick. However, after a strong performance at the NFL Combine, Street tore his ACL in a private workout with the New York Giants.

He ended up dropping to the 49ers in the fourth round while he continues his rehab process. Given the recency of the injury, Street is not going to play this season. More than likely he will open training camp on the Non-Football Injury list, and remain on the list the entire season.

Any injury that occurred before a player is drafted is technically a “non-football injury” for the purposes of an NFL roster. The team technically can choose not to pay a player on the NFI list, but when it is this kind of situation, they usually come to an agreement. The big thing is that it means at the end of his rookie contract he will be a restricted free agent, as opposed to an unrestricted free agent.

Here is a quick PR rundown, courtesy of the 49ers.

Street (6-2, 287) was selected by the 49ers in the fourth round (128th overall) of this year’s draft out of North Carolina State. He played in 51 games (35 starts) in four yearsat North Carolina State and registered 123 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six passes defensed. In 2017, he started all 13 games and tallied 38 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed. As a junior, he played in 13 games (12 starts) and notched 31 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. In 2015, he played in 13 games (10 starts) and recorded 31 tackles, three tackles for loss, 0.5 sack, one forced fumble and two passes defensed. As a freshman, played in 12 games and registered 23 tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed.