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49ers announce they have tendered five exclusive rights free agents

Doing everything they can to keep the band together. As ERFA’s, none can receive or entertain outside offers. In other words, they will be 49ers in ‘20.

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The San Francisco 49ers today announced they had tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agents OL Daniel Brunskill, TE Ross Dwelley, CB Emmanuel Moseley, QB Nick Mullens, and RB Jeff Wilson Jr. Additionally, the team exercised the 2020 contract options for FB Kyle Juszczyk and CB K’Waun Williams. We’ve already covered Juice and Williams. If you’re unfamiliar with what an exclusive rights free agent is, here is the definition:

An exclusive rights free agent (ERFA) is any NFL veteran [who reaches the end of his contract] with less than three accrued seasons. ... Any player who receives a team’s exclusive rights minimum salary tender will not be able to negotiate with another team, and the player must only re-sign with his original team.

You won’t see Kendrick Bourne, Elijah Lee, or Matt Breida, as they are restrict free agents and the 49ers haven’t made a decision on those players yet. It will be interesting to see the tender Bourne gets after his season.

Brunskill (6-5, 300) appeared in 14 games (seven starts) along the 49ers offensive line in 2019, in addition to appearing in all three postseason contests. Dwelley (6-5, 235) registered career highs in games played (16) games started (six), receptions (15), receiving yards (91) and receiving touchdowns (two) in 2019. He also appeared in all three postseason games. Moseley (5-11, 190) appeared in a career-high 16 games (eight starts) and registered 43 tackles, eight passes defended, and one interception to go along with eight special teams tackles. He also appeared in three postseason games (two starts) and added 14 tackles, four passes defended, and one interception. Mullens (6-1, 210) was active for all 16 games and three postseason contests in 2019 and appeared in one game. Wilson Jr. (6-0, 213) appeared in 10 games in 2019 and registered 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns while adding three receptions for 34 yards and one touchdown through the air. He also appeared in one postseason contest and registered one reception for 20 yards.

In 2019, Juszczyk (6-1, 235) was selected to the Pro Bowl for the fourth-consecutive season. He started all 12 games in which he appeared and finished with 20 receptions for 239 yards and one touchdown along with three carries for seven yards on the ground. He also started all three postseason contests and added three receptions for 39 yards and one touchdown. Williams (5-9, 185) appeared in 15 games (eight starts) and finished with 51 tackles, a career-high four forced fumbles, a career-high two interceptions, two passes defended, and one sack. He also saw action in three postseason contests (one start), adding 15 tackles, one forced fumble, and one sack.