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Report: 49ers adding edge help, agree to deal with Leonard Floyd

Mar 11, 2024, 2:26 PM

Leonard Floyd #56 of the Buffalo Bills sacks Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets in the second quar...

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Leonard Floyd #56 of the Buffalo Bills sacks Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets in the second quarter at Highmark Stadium on November 19, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

The San Francisco 49ers are filling its Arik Armstead-sized hole with a former Buffalo Bill.

According to multiple reports, defensive end Leonard Floyd and the 49ers have agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported that $12 million of the deal is guaranteed.

The team has not yet announced the move.

The 31-year-old defensive end was selected ninth overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2016 NFL Draft. In eight seasons with the Bears, Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills, Floyd has recorded 58 sacks, 370 tackles, seven fumble recoveries, two interceptions and one touchdown.

Just before the NFL’s legal tampering period began, reports surfaced that the 49ers plan to release Armstead after the two sides failed to agree on a restructured contract for next season.

Leonard Floyd reunites with new assistant head coach Brandon Staley. The two worked together in Chicago in 2017 and 2018, as well as in Los Angeles in 2020.

Key offseason dates for the San Francisco 49ers

  • Monday, March 11th – 2024 NFL free agency contract talks began at 9 a.m. PST
  • Wednesday, March 13th – 2024 free agency signing period begins at 1 p.m. PST

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