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Thursday, May 22, 2014
NaVorro Bowman restructures deal

By Field Yates

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman restructured his contract, converting $3.3 million of his 2014 base salary into a signing bonus, according to a league source.

Bowman's base salary, which was guaranteed April 1, decreases from $4 million to $730,000. The team created $2.616 million in cap space with the move.

The team is likely freeing up room for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is in the final year of his contract.