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Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Saturday, September 2nd, 2023

Report: Bosa, 49ers trying to bridge $4M-per-year gap in contract talks

“The difference between the two is “less than $4 million per year,” per Sports Illustrated senior NFL reporter Albert Breer, who also reported that the 49ers and Bosa’s camp have been “trying to bridge that gap for a while now.”

Breer added that both sides are eyeing the start of the 2023 season as an unofficial “deadline” to seal the deal, and that it’s come down to a matter of when, not if.”

Branch: 49ers’ Arik Armstead, looking for bounce-back year, already making impression (paywall)

“He frequently shares his video-studying insights on upcoming opponents with defensive line coach Kris Kocurek, emphasizing how the 49ers could be attacked in the run and pass game. It’s a practice Armstead began about five years ago with former defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. Armstead also compared notes with Saleh’s successor, DeMeco Ryans, before he sent his detailed text to his new defensive coordinator this past week.”

49ers need Javon Kinlaw to anchor defensive line second unit

“Wilks dismissed the idea that the Steelers will try to move Kinlaw off the ball and run right at him whenever he’s on the field.”

The best comparison for a Nick Bosa contract extension is a quarterback

“You don’t test the Bosas in this arena. They were born to play defensive end and are as stubborn as anyone in the league when it comes to contract negotiations. Bosa knows his value, and rightfully deserves to cash in.”

Eric Branch discusses likelihood of Nick Bosa missing start of season

“So there’s this $3-4 million gap. And Bosa is making the argument and I tend to agree with Bosa’s argument, he’s 25, he’s in his prime, he’s on a Hall of Fame trajectory. He just was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year, suggesting he might just be the best defensive player and if the Niners are trying to counter with no, no, no, our framework and where we’re working from is T.J. Watt’s salary, I could see maybe that’s why we’re here right now.”