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13-3, 1st in NFC West
Sanders and Buckner are out, how will the 49ers look to fill those spots (1:06)
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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

At the end of the first day of new league year, here's where the 49ers stand: Re-signed: DL Arik Armstead, OT Shon Coleman Agreed to re-sign: S Jimmie Ward, DL Ronald Blair III, OL Ben Garland Tendered RFAs: WR Kendrick Bourne (2nd), RB Matt Breida (2nd) Traded: DT DeForest Buckner Signed elsewhere: TE Levine Toilolo Clear priority on retaining their own players. The Niners will now continue to monitor markets of others, including WR Emmanuel Sanders, to see if they can find some bargains.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers are re-signing OL Ben Garland on a one-year deal worth $2.25 million. Garland announced his return on social media. For San Francisco, this is another example of the value they're placing on depth, as well as their continued efforts to keep as much of last year's NFC championship team together. Garland is a solid depth player with the versatility to play anywhere along the interior. Keeping him means keeping the depth they relied on so much last year in place for another run.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers put second-round tenders on restricted free agent WR Kendrick Bourne and RB Matt Breida. They would receive a second-round pick if another team signed either player to an offer sheet and they chose not to match. Barring that, the Niners will pay each of them $3.259 million on a one-year deal and they would become unrestricted free agents next year. The Niners would like to hang on to Breida and Bourne but it wouldn't be a surprise if one or both draw at least some outside interest.

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Source: Ward staying with 49ers on 3-year deal

Free safety Jimmie Ward, a longtime favorite of 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, gets to stay with the only NFL franchise he has ever known after agreeing to terms on a three-year, $28.5 million deal, a league source confirmed to ESPN.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers capped a busy day Monday by agreeing with FS Jimmie Ward on a new three-year deal worth $28.5 million, according to a league source. After getting DL Arik Armstead signed and trading DT DeForest Buckner, Ward was the next priority. This seems like a lot of money for Ward but he showed what he could do when healthy in 2019 and the Niners believe he can do things other safeties can't do in the deep post. Now, the 49ers will bring back 10 of 11 defensive starters from last season.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers are bringing back reserve OT Shon Coleman on a one-year deal. He spent all of 2019 on injured reserve with a fractured ankle. He was expected to be the "swing" tackle before his preseason injury. A depth move the Niners as they head toward new league year on Wednesday.

Colts acquire DT Buckner from 49ers for 1st-rounder (1:21)
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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Moments after officially announcing they'd signed DL Arik Armstead to a five-year contract, the 49ers are trading DT DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 pick in this year's draft, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. This is a seismic move for the Niners, who have long valued Buckner's production and leadership. But Buckner is getting a $21 million/year contract from the Colts and the Niners simply didn't want to go that high. They ultimately chose Armstead and the pick.

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12dNick Wagoner

Armstead agrees to five-year contract with 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are keeping the strongest part of their team together, as they have agreed to a five-year contract with defensive lineman Arik Armstead, the team announced Monday.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers declined to use a tag on defensive lineman Arik Armstead but that doesn't mean he is gone even with the early negotiating window now open. The Niners and Armstead's representatives have been in discussions since the CBA passed and there has been momentum toward getting a deal done. Armstead is an unrestricted free agent and can field other offers but has maintained he'd like to stay with the Niners (and close to his hometown of Sacramento). He's the team's top priority.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards237.013th
Rushing Yards144.12nd
Points For29.92nd
Points Against19.4