Yates says this will likely be a procedural move, as it’s unlikely Goodwin will remain with the 49ers.
Goodwin opted out of the 2020 season.
Goodwin, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Bills back in 2013. He spent four years in Buffalo before signing a two-year contract with the 49ers last year worth up to $8 million.
Goodwin was set to make just $1.45 million for the 2018 season when he agreed to a three-year, $20.3 million extension with $10 million guaranteed. He was traded to the Eagles last year and they later agreed to a one-year, $1.35 million contract with $1 million available in incentives as a part of the deal.
In 2019, Goodwin appeared in nine games for the 49ers and caught 12 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 15 yards.