— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) March 18, 2019
- According to Ian Rapoport, the 49ers signed Ward to a one-year, $5 million extension through the 2019 season.
Ward, 27, was taken with the No. 30 overall pick back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $7.112 million contract when the 49ers picked up Ward‘s fifth-year option for the 2018 season.
Ward closed out the year on the injured reserve after sustaining a broken forearm. He was testing the open market for the first time in his NFL career.
In 2018, Ward appeared in nine games and recorded 24 tackles, no interceptions, and a forced fumble recovery.