According to Matt Maiocco, the 49ers have declined LG Laken Tomlinson‘s fifth-year option for the 2019 season.
Barrows also reports that the 49ers still view him as a starter and would like to sign keep him around at a cost of less than the fifth-year option price of $9,625,000 for the 2019 season.
Tomlinson, 26, is a former first-round pick out of Duke by the Lions in the 2015 NFL Draft. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $8.55 million rookie contract that included $6.949 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $1,600,944 for 2018.
The 49ers acquired him from the Lions in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick.
In 2017, Tomlinson appeared in 15 games for the 49ers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 32 guard out of 77 qualifying players.