According to a report, San Francisco 49ers safety Craig Dahl agreed to a new contract that will create $600,000 in salary cap space for the club.
CSNBayArea.com reported that Dahl had his base salary cut from $1.35 million to $825,000, with the 49ers agreeing to guarantee $365,000 of the six-year veteran’s salary for 2014.
Donte Whitner is scheduled to become a free agent at the start of the new league year next month and Dahl could be in the competition for a starting job in the secondary next season. He is signed through 2015.
He is the second 49er to agree to a pay cut for 2014; last week, Jon Baldwin took a reduction from $1.4 million to $645,000.
Dahl, 28, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants in 2007 after a four-year career at North Dakota State. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in 2007, playing in nine games and starting two. He missed the 2008 season after sustaining a torn ACL in the preseason and was signed as a free agent by the Rams in 2009.
He spent three seasons with St. Louis, playing in 47 games and starting 32, with four interceptions.
Dahl signed a three-year contract with the 49ers last March and appeared in all 16 games, recording 14 tackles.