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49ers settle contract issue with key wide receiver: Jauan Jennings

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SANTA CLARA — Jauan Jennings’ contract situation is clearing up, as he intends to sign an extension that locks him in with the 49ers through the next two seasons.

As for fellow wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, his contract stalemate is ongoing, though two months remain before training camp and more of a deadline to make a deal.

Both Aiyuk and Jennings had stayed away from the 49ers’ voluntary offseason program ahead of the potential final year of their respective contracts.

In March, Jennings drew a second-round tender as a restricted free agent that calls for a $4.89 million salary. Wednesday’s deal came with a one-year extension through the 2025 season.

Jennings was the 49ers’ breakout player in their Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, producing a touchdown pass and a touchdown catch while also coming through in the third-down clutch, as he’s been prone to do over the past three seasons.

Of his 78 career receptions, 40 have come on third down, and 32 resulted in a conversion. Stats don’t define his worth to the 49ers’ offense. His physical style riles up opponents and sets an intimidating tone.

Jennings has had just one touchdown catch each of the past two regular seasons. A 2020 seventh-round pick, he spent that season on the practice squad, then won the 49ers’ Thomas Herrion Award in 2021 as he tallied 24 receptions for 282 yards and five touchdowns. In 2022, he had a career-high 35 receptions for 416 yards. Last year, he had 19 catches for 265 yards.

 



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