Aug 11, 2020
George Kittles Agent Explains Minimal Progress With 49ers: Report
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GETTY George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after defeating the Oakland Raiders 34-3 in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, California.
The major blemish on an otherwise decent offseason for the San Francisco 49ers remains, as George Kittle still has not signed a new contract.
The tight end was recently voted the NFL’s No. 7 overall player, after his first First-Team All-Pro recognition in the 2019 campaign that saw San Francisco make a run to Super Bowl LIV.
One positive was locking down defensive lineman Arik Armstead, who was given a huge $85 million contract as the 49ers’ front office navigated a tricky financial situation with both Armstead and now-Indianpolis Colt DeForest Buckner due new contracts.
However, many expected Kittle’s new contract to follow quickly after, but that has not happened, and according to NFL’s Mike Silver, it’s still not close to happening.
“I talked to Kittle’s agent, Jack Bechta, yesterday, and he said progress has been minimal, and later reinforced that by texting me an inchworm emoji to underscore that fact. It’s not just money. There is structure, and how much money a player like George Kittle could get upfront, how much would actually be guaranteed.”
That is certainly not a good sign, but not also overly shocking. The fact of the matter is, there are still a large amount of moving pieces in this deal.49ers’ Cap Space, Recent Activity
With opt-outs, injuries and running back Raheem Mostert’s trade request, there has been a variety of different tasks general manager John Lynch and the 49ers have had to tackle.
This is not to mention that the money that Kittle is asking for is probably more than the 49ers currently have space for, with just $11.8 million in space according to Spotrac.
With players coming in like TE Jordan Reed and DE Dion Jordan, the 49ers are still settling and navigating towards their final 53. They may be attempting to completely set up their options so that they can trim the salaries and make the cuts required to eventually have the money to sign Kittle.
That’s just a theory, but it’s the only reason other than the fact the 49ers just don’t plan to re-sign Kittle, which obviously seems unlikely and like the wrong move.Silver Speaks Further on Talks with Bechta
Silver went on to speak on why he thinks this process has gone slowly for the two sides, citing a fundamental difference in view.
“And at the heart of all this has been somewhat of a philosophical divide between the 49ers, who say, ‘Listen, we want to pay you more than any tight end ever because you’re the greatest tight end,’ and Kittle’s camp, which is saying, ‘Don’t view me as a tight end. I was just voted the seventh-best player in football at any position.'”
The two sides both have a point. As Silver points out, the 49ers obviously would prefer to keep their top offensive talent, but there’s a difference between paying a team’s best offensive talent, and one of the whole league’s best talent.
Kittle does transcend other tight ends in terms of value, but it’s just a matter of whether the 49ers think that he is worth that pay. Either way, Silver made a bold prediction regarding the immediate future.
“I think this week will be a very, very pivotal week for George Kittle and the 49ers.”
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Evan Reier is a sportswriter covering the San Francisco 49ers for Heavy.com and local sports for the Montana Standard in Butte, Mont. Reach out to him on Twitter at @evanreier and join our 49ers community at Heavy on 49ers on Facebook.
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Allie Auton Looks Like A Total Smokeshow In Tight White Mini Dress: Waiting On The Weekend
Allie Auton is ready for the weekend, per her latest Instagram share. The model returned to her account on Thursday to express her excitement for the end of the workweek with a smoking hot new photo that has her fans wanting more.
The Aussie hottie posed in the dark corner of a room in the October 1 addition to her feed. She sat on top of a leather couch, stretching both arms out to the side to prop up her upper body as she crossed one leg over the other. Her head was turned slightly to the side to catch the camera’s lens, which she gazed at intently with a smoldering stare.
Allie looked like a total smokeshow as she showcased her petite frame in a sexy white mini dress from Fashion Nova that clung tightly to her killer curves in all of the right ways. The garment featured a bustier-style top with thin straps that showcased her toned arms and shoulders. It was made of semi-sheer lace material and had thick, flattering seams over its bodice that helped to highlight her taut midsection. The garment also featured a plunging neckline and lacy, underwire-style cups that made for a scandalous display of cleavage. Her followers, however, hardly seemed bothered by the NSFW showing of skin.
The lower half of Allie’s dress was made of a solid white satin material that cinched in at Allie’s waist, further emphasizing her flat tummy and killer curves. It had a white lace trim along the bottom hem that just barely hit to the middle of her thighs, allowing her audience to get a good look at her toned legs as she worked the camera.
Allie carried a small brown handbag with her for the evening, which was placed behind her on the couch as she posed. She styled her platinum locks in a sleek updo, and accessorized with a pair of gold hoop earrings that gave her lingerie-inspired look the perfect amount of bling.View this post on Instagram
waiting on the weekend ???? @fashionnova fashionnovapartner
A post shared by ALLIE AUTON (@allieauton) on Oct 1, 2020 at 12:51am PDT
Fans were hardly shy about showing the steamy snap some love, with dozens flocking to the comments section to shower the social media star with compliments.
“STUNNING MY BABE!” one person wrote.
“This is soo hot,” praised another fan.
“You are my absolute role model! Your style and just simply everything is always on fire,” a third follower gushed.
“You look absolutely gorgeous in that outfit,” added a fourth admirer.
The upload has also amassed nearly 11,000 likes within seven hours of going live.