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    November 20, 2019 3:41 AM EET
    The 49ers have not used the franchise tag since 2012 when they applied it to safety Dashon Goldson. They avoided it last year by signing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a long-term deal.The team hopes to get a long-term done executed with kicker Robbie Gould before the March 5 franchise tag deadline Kwon Alexander Jersey White , but if they don’t get a deal done, the 49ers appear poised to use the tag on Gould, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.While Gould said he is ready to “consider all opportunities Womens Roger Craig Jersey ,” it doesn’t appear the 49ers will give him an opportunity to test the free agent waters and for good reason(s).Gould, the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history, made 72 of 75 field goals in his two seasons in San Francisco. The free agent tag for kickers is expected to be around $5 million Ronnie Lott Jersey , and the 49ers have plenty of salary cap room.Plus, Gould’s former team, the Bears Y.A. Tittle Jersey , likely would quickly pursue him. Gould is building a home in Chicago.So expect Gould to stay in San Francisco at least one more season if not long term. No team used the franchise tag during the first week of the two-week window to do so, but that changed on Tuesday.The 49ers confirmed reports that they have placed their franchise tag on kicker Robbie Gould. The cap figure is expected to be around $5 million, although the Niners and Gould would have until July 15 to work on a multi-year deal.Gould has mused about a possible return to Chicago in free agency , but the expectation has been that the 49ers would use the tag to hold onto the veteran’s rights if they couldn’t agree on a contract. They could still trade Gould if he signs the tag, although there’s no word suggesting that’s in their plans.Their interest in retaining Gould is easy to understand. He’s made 72-of-75 field goals since joining the 49ers in 2017 and the team has plenty of cap space to spend on other areas even with a tag in place.