Raheem Mostert seeking trade from 49ers, agent says

The agent for 49ers running back Raheem Mostert said Wednesday that his client has asked for a trade because the team appears unwilling to reward him for progressing from special teams player to semi-feature back.

Brett Tessler of Tessler Sports tweeted that there has been no progress in negotiations to rework the three-year, $8.7 million extension his client signed with San Francisco in March 2019.

Tessler told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Mostert wants to be paid the same as fellow Niners running back Tevin Coleman, who is set to make $4.55 million in 2020, per Spotrac.com. Mostert’s base salary for this year is $2.575 million, per Spotrac.

Mostert, 28, broke out last year in his fifth NFL season. Playing for his fifth team, the Purdue product put up 952 yards from scrimmage (772 rushing, 180 receiving) and 10 total touchdowns. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry in San Francisco’s balanced offense.

Coleman (544 yards, six rushing touchdowns in 2019) would be the first replacement option for Mostert, followed by Jeff Wilson. Jerick McKinnon (knee) hasn’t played in two years, and the only other running backs on the roster are Salvon Ahmed and Jamycal Hasty, both undrafted rookies.

San Francisco traded Matt Breida to the Dolphins for a 2020 fifth-round pick at last April’s NFL Draft.

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