Paulsen, 30, signed on with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA back in 2012. Washington re-signed him to a three-year deal in 2013.
Unfortunately for Paulsen, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve at the start of the 2015 season and subsequently missed the entire year with a toe injury. The Bears signed him to a one-year contract last year.
San Francisco signed him to a contract this past March but wound up releasing him coming out of the preseason. It proved to be just a temporary move, as the 49ers re-signed Paulsen a day later.
In 2017, Paulsen has appeared in all six games for the 49ers but has yet to catch a pass.
Armstead, 23, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $9.84 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $1,329,784 and $1,777,176 over the next two years.
The 49ers will have to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option next year.
In 2017, Armstead has appeared in six games and recorded 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass defense of the 49ers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 33 edge defender out of 104 qualifying players.