49ers make Jerick McKinnon the 4th-highest paid running back in NFL

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The 49ers' starting running back from last season, Carlos Hyde, is reportedly signing with the Cleveland Browns, so McKinnon should have a shot at a larger role in San Francisco.

"We see Weston as one of the top young interior offensive linemen in the NFL", Lynch said in a statement. His athleticism, intelligence and attitude are a flawless fit for our scheme.

Former Vikings' RB Jerick McKinnon intends to sign a four-year deal with the SF 49ers, per source. Jerick has proven to be an extremely versatile football player whose speed, elusiveness and tackle-breaking ability make him a very hard matchup for defenses.

McKinnon put together a career-best season in 2017, rushing for 570 yards, catching 51 passes for 421 yards and scoring five total touchdowns. He has registered 1,918 yards on 474 carries with seven touchdowns in his four National Football League seasons. He also saw action in two postseason contests and recorded 18 carries for 74 yards and one touchdown as well as 14 receptions for 92 yards.

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After McKinnon, who's next for the Niners?

Richburg (6-4, 300) was originally drafted by the New York Giants in the second round (43 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Jimmy Garoppolo is their franchise QB and Richard Sherman is in town.

"Jet is going to get a lot of interest in the free agency market because he can play both running back, third down, and do a little stuff at wide receiver and special teams", Schrager said.

These moves have addressed numerous team's most glaring needs although San Francisco still could be in the market for another cornerback, a pass rusher, help at linebacker and a big receiving target. Schrager was the first person to report on Wednesday morning that McKinnon meant to sign with the 49ers.