SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

49ers lose 2025 draft pick, docked fourth-round position for payroll issues

Mar 18, 2024, 1:40 PM | Updated: 2:26 pm

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces for the San Francisco 49ers draft pick...

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell annonces DeForest Buckner of Oregon as the #7 overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Payroll errors in 2022 caused the NFL to dock the San Francisco 49ers a 2025 fifth-round draft pick and forfeit a better position in the fourth round in the 2024 draft for an accounting mistake that impacted salary-cap projections.

“This action resulted from a league review that found administrative payroll accounting errors at the close of the 2022 league year that resulted in a misreporting of the club’s cumulative player compensation. The NFL determined that the club would have remained under the salary cap at all times regardless of the error and there was no intent to circumvent the cap,” the league said in a statement.

The NFL also moved the San Francisco 49ers fourth-round draft pick, No. 131, to the bottom of the round, behind the compensatory selections to No. 135.

“We take responsibility and accept the imposed discipline from the NFL due to a clerical payroll error. At no time did we mislead or otherwise deceive the League or gain a competitive advantage in connection with the payroll mistake,” the 49ers said in a statement Monday.

Key offseason dates for the San Francisco 49ers

  • March 13 – The 2024 free agency signing period began
  • March 24-27 – Annual league meeting in Orlando
  • April 25-27 – NFL Draft in Detroit

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