The 49ers just announced they picked up Arik Armstead’s 5th-year option. He will remain with the team through 2019.
This is a strange move.
I thought the 49ers just drafted Armstead’s replacement with their fourth-round pick — Kentavius Street, the defensive lineman from North Carolina State who tore his ACL during a pre-draft workout with the Giants. Street will miss the 2018 season, but probably will return to the Niners for 2019.
Why did they pick him? They knew they’d keep Armstead.