Arik Armstead 49ers
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Despite their less-than-stellar cap situation, the reigning NFC champion San Francisco 49ers are doing some work with the free-agent tampering period starting around the league.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, San Francisco has re-signed star defensive lineman Arik Armstead to a five-year deal that will pay him up to $85 million.

This is a huge move for San Francisco. A first-round pick out of Oregon back in 2015, the 26-year-old Armstead led the 49ers with 10 sacks this past season.

That came on a team that boasted Pro Bowlers Dee Ford and DeForest Buckner as well as reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa.