Kyle’s update, Friday, 12:45 p.m.: The 49ers announced they’d signed LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles to a one-year extension through the 2022 season.
Flannigan-Fowles will be a restricted free agent next offseason. The signing of Flannigan-Fowles means the team has now signed each of its exclusive rights free agents other than Jauan Jennings.
This offseason, the big linebacker news will come when the team decides between the type of tender it places on Azeez Al-Shaair, if they reach a multi-year extension with him, and what the Niners decide to do with Dre Greenlaw.
The 49ers announced they’d signed DT Kevin Givens, RB JaMycal Hasty, DT Maurice Hurst, and OL Colton McKivitz to one-year extensions. The team also announced they signed QB Nate Sudfeld to a Reserve/Future contract.
Hurst and Givens provide interior depth. It also might be a hint that a return for D.J. Jones is not in the cards for the 49ers — which is a bit of a bummer.
Hurst only played in two games this past season. He had high hopes based on his preseason and training camp performance, but injuries never allowed Hurst to get comfortable during his first year with the Niners. Hurst’s talent is undeniable.
The same can be said for Givens, who played 13 games this past season and provided a spark off the bench. Givens is the type of depth player who won’t show up in the box score but will impact a play with pressure. He’s still only 25.
Hasty is likely a core special-teamer moving forward, while McKivitz will serve as an emergency offensive lineman. Sudfeld will remain the practice squad quarterback. A Reserve/Future contract won’t prevent the 49ers from adding a backup quarterback this offseason.