The San Francisco 49ers signed middle Daniel Kilgore to a three-year extension on Wednesday.
Monetary phrases weren’t disclosed. Kilgore was scheduled to grow to be an unrestricted free agent on March 14.
“We’re actually joyful to come back to an settlement on a contract extension with Dan earlier than free company,” 49ers normal supervisor John Lynch mentioned in a press release. “He’s very a lot a frontrunner of this crew, and his onerous work and dedication to our success present a fantastic instance for our younger crew. Once you come throughout gamers who love the sport like Dan you do your greatest to maintain them in your constructing.”
For the primary time since turning into a starter, Kilgore was capable of play in all 16 video games in 2017 after profitable a short-lived competitors for the job in opposition to Jeremy Zuttah in coaching camp.
Kilgore, 30, was a 2011 fifth-round decide by the Niners. He emerged as a locker room chief and one of many crew’s most reliable veterans over the previous couple of seasons.
He additionally developed a stable relationship with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo over the season’s ultimate two months and repeatedly mentioned he hoped to remain in San Francisco.
The 49ers re-signed Garoppolo to a five-year, $137.5 million extension final week.
“I believe there is a particular relationship between the middle and quarterback,” Garoppolo mentioned after final season. “We spend a lot time collectively. Me and him received on the identical web page virtually immediately once I received right here. He made my job loads simpler within the run recreation and all that stuff. We complement one another very nicely, so hopefully we’ll work one thing out.”
In seven seasons with the Niners, Kilgore has began 39 video games, all of which got here since 2014.
ESPN’s Nick Wagoner contributed to this report.