49ers DL Arik Armstead Underwent Foot Surgery

According to Ian Rapoport, 49ers DL Arik Armstead is recovering from minor foot surgery he underwent.

Rapoport explains that the procedure was described as a minor cleanup and Armstead should be fine for most, if not all, of the spring drills.

Armstead, 24, is a former first-round pick out of Oregon by the 49ers in the 2015 NFL Draft. He is entering the final year of his four-year, $9.84 rookie contract and is set to earn a base salary of $1,777,176 for the 2018 season.

Armstead was placed on the team’s season-ending injured reserve after Week 6 after sustaining a broken hand.

The 49ers elected to pick up Armstead’s fifth-year option a few weeks ago, which will cost them $9,046,000 for the 2019 season. It’s worth mentioning that the fifth-year option is only guaranteed for injury and won’t prevent the two parties from working on a long-term extension in the next year or so.

In 2017, Armstead appeared in six games for the 49ers and recorded 16 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one pass defense.

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