In less than a week of the deadline for players with franchise tags to sign multi-year agreements with their teams, nothing suggests that an agreement between 49ers and kicker Robbie Gould is imminent.
This is not a surprise since Gould requested an exchange earlier this year. The 49ers did not show any interest in such an agreement, which left both parties in a dead end, the contractual deadline being close.
Gould said last month that the situation was "complicated" and comments Wednesday suggest that things have not been cleared for two weeks. Gould was asked if he would report to the 49ers at any time if they did not treat him to another team.
"I will not commit to making a decision now. . . I do not really have a plan yet, "said Gould, via the San Jose Mercury News. "It is obvious that there is a delay and I must not make any decision any time soon. . . . The deadline to sign a long-term contract is Monday, and the rest of it [potential holdout] is mine. "
The overall impression is that Gould wants to return to the Bears because he and his family live there and he talked about wanting to be close to his family during the 2019 season. Wednesday, Gould said he " Never said I wanted to go back "and that he just wanted to play closer to home.
However, at present, the choices that we offer to them seem to be close to home and playing football are incompatible.