49ers Re-Signing DB Jimmie Ward To One-Year, $5M Deal



Adam Caplan reports that the 49ers are re-signing DB Jimmie Ward to a one-year contract. 

  • 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.

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