49ers kicker Gould trying to force trade
- The San Francisco 49ers have been hit with a surprise trade request from kicker Robbie Gould.
Robbie Gould is trying to force a trade from the San Francisco 49ers with negotiations over a long-term deal appearing to have broken down.
The veteran kicker, who went 33 for 34 on field-goal attempts for the 49ers last year, was franchise tagged in February.
However, Gould has cut off negotiations with San Francisco and has told the team he wants to be traded, he told ESPN on Tuesday.
"The bottom line is, I'm unsure if I want to play there anymore," Gould said. "At this point, I have to do what's best for me and my family back home [in Chicago]."
Gould has been with San Francisco for two seasons and is 72 of 75 on field-goal attempts and 55 of 59 on extra-point attempts.
The 37-year-old spent the first 11 years of his career with the Chicago Bears before going to the New York Giants for one year prior to landing with San Francisco.
He has made 87.7 per cent of his career field goals and 97.1 per cent of his extra points.
The 49ers signed kicker Jonathan Brown to a two-year deal for depth in March.