George Kittle shoots down rumor he's signing contract extension Friday



Sports Illustrated's Grant Cohn reported Wednesday that 49ers tight end George Kittle will sign a new six-year, $94.8 million contract extension this coming Friday. Kittle quickly refuted that report. 

All Kittle's wife, Claire, could do was laugh. 

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Following Cohn's report, NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reported Kittle and the 49ers have not reached any agreement. Sources told Maiocco the two appear to be making “healthier progress” toward a new deal that is expected to make Kittle the highest-paid tight end in the NFL.

Kittle is scheduled to make just over $2.1 million this season as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. He's worth well more than that, and is about to break the bank with the 49ers.

As for Cohn's reported numbers and timeline, Kittle clearly doesn't agree with the reporter's information.


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