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49ers sign K Robbie Gould to 4-year contract

The San Francisco 49ers have signed kicker Robbie Gould to a four-year contract.
Credit: AP
San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould (9) celebrates in front of Bradley Pinion after kicking a field goal during overtime of an NFL football game to beat the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed kicker Robbie Gould to a four-year contract.

The 49ers had placed the franchise tag on Gould in February for a price tag of about $5 million and faced a Monday deadline to sign him to a long-term deal. ESPN reported that Gould received a deal worth $19 million with a fully guaranteed $10.5 million in the first two years.

Gould, 36, had stayed away from the team during the offseason program and requested a trade back to Chicago where he started his career and where his family still lives