Baalke: 'We're in good shape from a cap standpoint'
Craig Dahl could compete for a starting job next season with veteran safety Donte Whitner scheduled for free agency.
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Safety Craig Dahl agreed to a new contract to create $600,000 in salary cap space, a source told CSNBayArea.com on Monday.
Under the deal, which was signed Friday, Dahl saw his base salary slashed from $1.35 million to $825,000. The 49ers guaranteed $365,000 of Dahl’s 2014 salary, the source said. His cap figure was reduced from $1.883 million to $1.283 million.
In addition, Dahl has the ability to make $175,000 in per-game roster bonuses. He can earn an additional $650,000 in not-likely-to-be-earned incentives if he makes the Pro Bowl and reaches certain marks in playtime and interceptions.
Veteran safety Donte Whitner is scheduled for free agency, and Dahl could compete for a starting job next season. Dahl is signed through the 2015 season.
The Niners Nation website was the first to notice Dahl reduced his base salary.
Last week, 49ers wide receiver Jon Baldwin agreed to a pay reduction from $1.4 million to $645,000.