Rapoport: 49ers and DeForest Buckner are ‘far apart’ on negotiations for a long-term deal

Defensive lineman is under club control through the end of 2020

Karl Buscheck
May 06, 2019 - 12:52 pm

The 49ers’ efforts to lock in DeForest Buckner, burgeoning star of the defensive line, are still very much in the early stages.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com and NFL Network has the latest on the negotiations.

Buckner, who was the No. 7 overall pick in 2016, is free of his first Pro Bowl appearance. He’ll make a base salary of $720,000 in 2019 and will earn $14.3 million next year while playing under his fifth-year option, which the 49ers picked up just a couple of weeks ago.

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