Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne has become a staple of the 49ers' offense, and the team is looking to keep him around.
Back on March 17, the 49ers placed second-round tenders on Bourne and running back Matt Breida.
Appearing on The 49ers Insider Podcast with NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco last week, Bourne was asked for his thoughts on the 49ers' decision.
"Definitely thrilled," Bourne said from his parents' home in Portland, Oregon. "Just kind of relieved a little bit -- just feeling the respect coming around a little bit on my name, respect from the league and all that, the whole nine yards. Especially going to the Super Bowl, my team being a great team, us making it that far helps everybody, period, on the team.
"So just thrilled and thankful for the Niners for still believing in me after three years, believing for Year Four and just ready to attack it.
"It just sucks that our OTAs have been postponed. Really excited to get back and get to work, be around the guys again, but just a little more time to work and get a little more polished before OTAs, so I guess that's cool now."
As a restricted free agent, Bourne is allowed to negotiate a contract with another team. If he signs an offer sheet and the 49ers choose not to match, the team would get a second-round draft pick as compensation.
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Undrafted out of Eastern Washington, Bourne signed with the 49ers in 2017. This past season, he caught 30 passes for 358 yards and five touchdowns.