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Niners announce Anthony Davis extension

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Earlier today, word broke that the 49ers had signed tackle Anthony Davis to a five-year extension.  The team has now announced the move.

“Anthony is a very hard working, dedicated and talented young player who has earned the respect of our entire organization,” 49ers G.M. Trent Baalke said.  “Having already made significant strides early in his career, Anthony is just beginning to realize his full potential.  We look forward to watching him achieve even greater results in the years to come.”

Davis, the 11th pick in the 2010 draft, has started all 48 regular-season games and five postseason games during his three-year career.  The 49ers point out in the release announcing the deal that Davis, teammate Mike Iupati, Jaguars defensive tackle Tyson Alualu and Seahawks safety Earl Thomas are the only players from the 2010 draft to start every game since entering the league.

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12 Responses to “Niners announce Anthony Davis extension”
  1. gillespie138 says: Apr 5, 2013 1:31 PM

    Ya boi!!! Get Iupati an extension next year, and that line with be a monster for years.

  2. socal9er says: Apr 5, 2013 1:41 PM

    Smart, extend them early!

  3. jeremywflores says: Apr 5, 2013 1:42 PM

    What a bargain for the Niners. Dude is only 23 and is only getting better.

  4. juliusanonymous says: Apr 5, 2013 1:43 PM

    Good signing. Keeps things interesting for the Seahawks-Niners rivalry. (I’m a Seahawks fan)

  5. pftisterrible says: Apr 5, 2013 1:51 PM

    The Niners are spending a stupid amount of money on players at positions where cheaper players can offer greater value. They have committed a ridiculous amount of money to linebackers, a punter, and now a right tackle. Sure, they have some of the best in the NFL at those positions, but the difference between great linebackers, punters, and right tackles and average ones is not that great- but the price sure is.

    The smart franchises are spending cap space on positions where expensive players are truly difference makers- pass rushers, free safeties, cornerbacks, left tackles

  6. si1m says: Apr 5, 2013 2:02 PM

    Davis was terrible. Exhibit A: super bowl. Doing extensions on a guy who benefitted from having 4 studs making whole line look good uh Trent? He should’ve listened to tsizzles interview in sf radio again

  7. kylehealy says: Apr 5, 2013 2:22 PM

    pftisterrible says:
    Apr 5, 2013 1:51 PM
    The Niners are spending a stupid amount of money on players at positions where cheaper players can offer greater value. They have committed a ridiculous amount of money to linebackers, a punter, and now a right tackle. Sure, they have some of the best in the NFL at those positions, but the difference between great linebackers, punters, and right tackles and average ones is not that great- but the price sure is.

    The smart franchises are spending cap space on positions where expensive players are truly difference makers- pass rushers, free safeties, cornerbacks, left tackles

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    I’d argue but unforunately it’s clear you have no idea what you’re talking about. You say they wasted money on linebackers and “smart franchises” spend money on pass rushers, well in a 3-4 your linebackers are your pass rushers so what are you talking about?!?! Oh the money they spent on Willis and Bowman? The two best middle linebackers in football. Clearly you didn’t look at the contract breakdown, it’s very cap friendly. At left tackle they have Joe Staley, only one of the top 3 left tackles in football last year. And free safety a difference maker? What? Is that why safety is the 2nd cheapest position to franchise someone after tight end? The fact is the 9ers are doing a great job of developing their players and rewarding them with contract extensions. Everyone else is lauding them except you so gotta figure you have little to no idea of what you’re talking about.

  8. woodsidegil says: Apr 5, 2013 3:20 PM

    Long time 49er fan here, and for for the most part, the majority of Seattle fans post fair comments about the Niners. Of course there are nitwit postings for both the Seahawks and Niners but this is going to be a fun rivalry between these two clubs for along time (hopefully).

  9. sanfranfanyouknowit says: Apr 5, 2013 3:25 PM

    kylehealy I agree completely 49ERS are spending their money on positions where others can’t come in and mimic what the best do. We let Goldson go cuz he was a liability for penalties and he couldn’t cover anybody over the top which is the safety’s job on defense.

  10. baymac408 says: Apr 5, 2013 3:38 PM

    Need to sign Iupati for sure!! He should have been signed before Anthony Davis! Although I do like the signing

  11. kylehealy says: Apr 5, 2013 4:57 PM

    sanfranfanyouknowit says:
    Apr 5, 2013 3:25 PM
    kylehealy I agree completely 49ERS are spending their money on positions where others can’t come in and mimic what the best do. We let Goldson go cuz he was a liability for penalties and he couldn’t cover anybody over the top which is the safety’s job on defense.

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    Couldn’t agree more. Goldson was a liability in coverage and he was also good for a personal foul call a game (exaggerating of course, but I recall a few). Don’t get me wrong, I loved the guy, but for $8mil/yr, he wasn’t worth it. Plus this safety class is loaded. Really excited to see how they attack the draft. Anyone else think they might look to add 2 safeties in the first 3 or 4 rds? Whitner is a free agent after this season and imagine a combo of Elam/Reid. 20 more days!!

  12. sidbrown210 says: Apr 5, 2013 5:53 PM

    Wow there are a lot of people who don’t understand football at this site. You win (or lose) in the trenches. I believe someone said that we spend too much money one players that have no value … we should spend our money on a LT. Well Davis was drafted because he would eventually take over at LT for Staley. When Staley moves on and Davis takes his place, you’ll be glad that the 49ers had a LT already groomed as a savvy starter and can easily find a cheaper option (think another draft pick) at RT. Baalke does it again. Go Niners.

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