- According to Russini, the 49ers turned $4 million of his $5.4 base salary in a signing bonus that will be prorated over the remainder of the contract.
It’s worth mentioning that the 49ers have plenty of cap space to work with, even before this move.The current projections have them with over $55 million in cap room.
Staley, 31, is in the third year of his six-year, $52.45 million contract and was in line to make a base salary of $5.4 million for the 2016 season. He was set to count $8.3 million against the team’s salary cap for the 2016 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, restructuring Staley’s contract could net them as much as $3,761,250 in available cap space, depending on the restructure.
In 2015, Staley appeared in all 16 games for the 49ers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 6 offensive tackle out of 77 qualifying players.