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Niners, Anthony Davis strike long-term deal

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Right tackle Anthony Davis will be a member of the 49ers for a long time.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the two sides have worked out a five-year extension.  Coupled with his current deal, the contract will keep Davis in San Francisco through 2019.

Davis, who along with guard Mike Iupati were the last first-round picks of the pre-Harbaugh/Baalke regime, arrived via the 11th overall selection in the 2010 draft.  Davis has started all 48 regular-season games of his career.

The Davis deal could be the first piece of a much larger contract puzzle for the 49ers, especially with Iupati, receiver Michael Crabtree, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick all due to become free agents in the same year Davis would have hit the market:  2015.  Linebacker Aldon Smith will become a free agent in 2016.

As a practical matter, the 49ers need to be ready to sign their core players sooner rather than later.  After 2013, both Kaepernick and Smith will be eligible for long-term deals — and it’s safe to say both will want them.  Especially since both players were drafted in the first year of the current rookie wage scale, which in Smith’s case resulted in a far lesser contract than he would have gotten if he’d been the seventh overall pick one year earlier.

As of Wednesday, the 49ers had $4.0 million in cap space.  With the terms of the Davis deal not yet known, it’s unclear how the contract affected the team’s cap situation.

UPDATE 8:15 a.m. ET:  The five-year extension is worth$37.295 million, with $17 million in guarantees.

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43 Responses to “Niners, Anthony Davis strike long-term deal”
  1. 49erdynasty says: Apr 5, 2013 7:35 AM

    Iupati next?

  2. h3min1230 says: Apr 5, 2013 7:38 AM

    Perenial losers..

  3. beatjoeunibrow says: Apr 5, 2013 7:40 AM

    That offensive line is ridiculous

  4. burds358 says: Apr 5, 2013 7:44 AM

    Somewhere, Terrell Suggs is smiling.

  5. inyofaceagain says: Apr 5, 2013 7:46 AM

    Somehow I beat Logicalvoicesays. That being said, Davis is solid and always a gamer. Should be a contributor. I’m sure he’s happy as long as he plays for a contender like the Niners and not a pretender like the Redskins

  6. psilenttype says: Apr 5, 2013 7:52 AM

    Lets get the ball rolling, excellent!

  7. rgtre10 says: Apr 5, 2013 7:58 AM

    Define – Long-term? Because as I see it no deal is long term, as soon as the team feels you are expendable or they need cap space…you could be on the chopping block! He’s one hip injury away from being the next Jammal Brown one day you’re the top of line OL the next you can’t stay healthy long enough to play a string of games…

  8. pencilmonkeymagic says: Apr 5, 2013 8:05 AM

    Solid player, sensible move – in an area of strength on that team. Much as it pains me to say it.

  9. sfniners4life says: Apr 5, 2013 8:07 AM

    Good move to lock up our guys. I would be interested in seeing what Crabtree and Kaepernick get after another moster season.

  10. steelernationisuperiortothelowlyplebsofthenfllolol says: Apr 5, 2013 8:22 AM

    Overpaid.

    This is why we have 6 Super Bowl championships and you do not.

  11. steelernationisuperiortothelowlyplebsofthenfllolol says: Apr 5, 2013 8:23 AM

    49ers are going all in, meaning they will almost certainly fall just short again.

  12. butterstone84 says: Apr 5, 2013 8:30 AM

    This team is set up to be be contenders for many years to come. I wish the dolphins had a GM with half the competence of the 9ers brass. not that Ireland has done terrible, so far this yr. just his draft history is just tuurible .

  13. andyreidsskinnyjeans says: Apr 5, 2013 8:31 AM

    While the 49ers are a young team, there window is 2-3 yrs bc of all the elite–not just good–players they have. They will have to let a lot of people go (see: Baltimore Ravens) just to keep Kap, A. Smith, and company. The ugly side of good drafting is you eventually come back to fielding a team with mostly minimum salaries.

  14. hart089 says: Apr 5, 2013 8:37 AM

    This was a good signing. Im glad they could get this done

  15. mjhutmkr says: Apr 5, 2013 8:38 AM

    Excellent move and wise choice by ownership and GM.

    Go 9ers!!!

  16. ravensdominate says: Apr 5, 2013 8:43 AM

    9ers… Lol. Remember when you guys lost to us in the super bowl??? Hahahaha! Losers.

  17. 4949centennial says: Apr 5, 2013 8:48 AM

    Great news. He is a beast in the run game.

    I hope Iupati is next.

  18. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Apr 5, 2013 9:02 AM

    This is something Seattle won’t be able to do in the next several years due to their useless, ludicrous attempt to trump and outspend the 49ers….it will be a pleasure watching that sham of a “franchise” that is the Seahawks crumble to the nothingness that they are and always will be.

    The Niners FO have and will continue to pwn the drunkards led by McCloughan up in rainy town. The 49ers know to build through the draft, only make astute vet signings (and usually only for leadership/depth), manage the cap wisely, and reward homegrown players with extensions at the most opportune moment.

  19. 49ersandshivabowl says: Apr 5, 2013 9:04 AM

    h3min1230 says:
    Apr 5, 2013 7:38 AM
    Perenial losers..

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    Do you even know what ‘perenial’ (btw it’s *perennial*) means?? Apparently not considering they were in the NFCC 2 years ago and the SB this past season. Not sure how that constitutes ‘perenial’ losing………….

    #getaclue

  20. jason49er says: Apr 5, 2013 9:06 AM

    5 years $37M is a pretty penny for a RT but he was arguably our best O-Lineman last year and is only 23 years old and is locked up until he’s 30 now.

    Iupati will surely be next, I just wonder where the money is going to come from, we were right against the cap before this.

  21. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Apr 5, 2013 9:07 AM

    these classless steeler “fans” hating? I’d be more worried about your own house, rather than some other team in another conference even though the Niners will probably overtake your overrated (wow, beating the Seagulls and Tardinals, one with ref help….*golfclap*) Super Bowl tally!!!

  22. 49ersandshivabowl says: Apr 5, 2013 9:09 AM

    SteelerNation….

    you speak of having 6 trophies as being soooo triumphantly better than 5 as if the chasm between the two is so vast. At this time….in this present moment…..the Steelers are the last place contender for your own division. The nation bore witness to the geriatric unit that got schooled by Tim Tebow of all “quarterbacks” as the last competitive breath of the Steelers. In fact the Ravens themselves are in a better position now than what the Steelers have been in the last 2 years.

    Let’s not forget that Chuck Noll in the 70′s was great…..but Chuck Noll in the 80′s was old, slow and passed by…..kinda like the Steelers are now.

    Enjoy your 6. Because that’s all that Pitt has………unless you really want to bring the Pirates into this too.

  23. hawks1124 says: Apr 5, 2013 9:12 AM

    Wow,49ers sure want to keep this mediocre RT, who on national TV got punked so bad by our front 7 he had to find our 5th CB to fight. Hey maybe next year he’ll step up to Big Red Bryant, but more likely he’ll take a page from the niner fans play book, and pull a knife.

    Haha, you see how scared Davis looked when Kam snapped his neck back. and poor Mario Manningham. I guess thats what happens when your QB floats a bubble screen, and throws a lame duck to Vernon “I gotta jump for everything” Davis

  24. seatownballers says: Apr 5, 2013 9:23 AM

    This website has become a trash nexus point of idiotic delusional fans.
    Im Losing interest fast..

  25. ripster65 says: Apr 5, 2013 9:36 AM

    What…did benroesthlisberger7 change his name to whatever this other Steeler idiot is now slamming all the boards with totally stupid, ignorant and childish comments?

  26. dirtydrew says: Apr 5, 2013 9:36 AM

    Lock ‘em up.

  27. sonoco says: Apr 5, 2013 9:37 AM

    This is the kind of news I like to wake up to. There’s no part of this deal to criticize.

  28. japadacktle49 says: Apr 5, 2013 9:44 AM

    Raven fan get over yourself! Stiller fan 9ers get 7 before you even sniff another chance at a Lombardi!

  29. stodgman says: Apr 5, 2013 9:51 AM

    The 9ers certainly have problems on the horizon. They are the kind of problems that every team wishes they had . . . great talent and draft classes that are playing well.

    Very simply they will not be able to keep all of the players who are coming up for new contracts.

  30. niner650 says: Apr 5, 2013 10:51 AM

    Niners don’t need to worry about losing elite talent as long as they keep drafting elite talent year after year. I will only worry about it when the time comes. Something tells me they will be fine.

  31. supesfan34 says: Apr 5, 2013 10:52 AM

    peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says:Apr 5, 2013 9:02 AM

    This is something Seattle won’t be able to do in the next several years due to their useless, ludicrous attempt to trump and outspend the 49ers….it will be a pleasure watching that sham of a “franchise” that is the Seahawks crumble to the nothingness that they are and always will be.

    ——————————————————–

    Wow, what a bunch of hate from an uninformed hater. You should look up the current cap numbers before making such false statements. Seattle currently has twice the cap space as SF and has a plan to keep “it’s own” talent.

  32. surfer9er says: Apr 5, 2013 11:24 AM

    The key to any good Offense is your Offense Linemen. Nice Job – first Staley, then Davis, now lock up Iupati. Front Office knows what they are doing – awesome! Go Niners!

  33. jimmyt says: Apr 5, 2013 11:27 AM

    You just know Kap will get hurt early on, Colt will be awful and Smith will be tearing it up in KC.

  34. asyoulay69 says: Apr 5, 2013 11:29 AM

    Dude this stuff is getting way out of hand. This site should be called “Pro-football-Trash-Talk” PFTT. Well anyways go 49ers.

  35. supesfan34 says: Apr 5, 2013 11:46 AM

    On another note, hats off to the 9ers. Good move on their part to lock up a young talent like this and it sounds like they didn’t have to overpay.

  36. themackstrong says: Apr 5, 2013 11:49 AM

    Good now he can give up another 10-12 sacks to edge rushers.

  37. phelbin says: Apr 5, 2013 11:51 AM

    hawks1124 says:

    Wow,49ers sure want to keep this mediocre RT, who on national TV got punked so bad by our front 7 he had to find our 5th CB to fight….

    - – - – - – - – -

    These Seahawk fans are hilarious. They string together half a good season and they think they’re the next dynasty. They’ve beat the 49ers once in the last two years and their fans think they’ve dominated the NFC West. Once!

    Hilarious!

  38. jiveturkeygobbler says: Apr 5, 2013 12:07 PM

    Keep running your mouths Seattle. Maybe that will get you in the Super Bowl. Oh wait, baby steps first. Maybe that will get you in the NFC championship game. Actually, no it won’t. The Redskins own you with a healthy RG3. The Falcons owned you. The fail mary defined your season. We didn’t need a fail mary to beat the Packers,twice. As a matter of fact, we beat them with our starting qb, and our back up qb.
    42-13? Who cares? A more important stat is 1-3 vs Harbaugh. Soon to be 1-5 after this season. Come get some.

  39. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Apr 5, 2013 12:14 PM

    Wow, what a bunch of hate from an uninformed hater. You should look up the current cap numbers before making such false statements. Seattle currently has twice the cap space as SF and has a plan to keep “it’s own” talent.

    —————————————

    You’re talking about the cap room for THIS YEAR…i’m referring to 2, 3 4 years down the line when seattle will have to deal both with paying for all their big name splash signings this year (harvin foremost) and the inevitable dead money and cap hits those lead to AND extending wilson, kam, sherman, etc.

    good luck with that mess you all are setting yourselves up for…

    49ers have re-signed/extended at least 5 of their homegrown players the last 3 years (v. davis, willis, bowman, AD, staley…also rewarded brooks) and they will continue to do so to those deserving of longterm investment (iupati, crabtree, CK, aldon probably next)… they’ve developed the wise method of stockpiling draft picks through astute trades and via the compensatory method…Niners are built with a solid foundation for the long-haul

  40. hawks1124 says: Apr 5, 2013 12:50 PM

    Baalkes drafts have gotten progressivly worse.

  41. supesfan34 says: Apr 5, 2013 1:00 PM

    peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says:Apr 5, 2013 12:14 PM

    Wow, what a bunch of hate from an uninformed hater. You should look up the current cap numbers before making such false statements. Seattle currently has twice the cap space as SF and has a plan to keep “it’s own” talent.

    —————————————

    You’re talking about the cap room for THIS YEAR…i’m referring to 2, 3 4 years down the line when seattle will have to deal both with paying for all their big name splash signings this year (harvin foremost) and the inevitable dead money and cap hits those lead to AND extending wilson, kam, sherman, etc.

    good luck with that mess you all are setting yourselves up for…

    49ers have re-signed/extended at least 5 of their homegrown players the last 3 years (v. davis, willis, bowman, AD, staley…also rewarded brooks) and they will continue to do so to those deserving of longterm investment (iupati, crabtree, CK, aldon probably next)… they’ve developed the wise method of stockpiling draft picks through astute trades and via the compensatory method…Niners are built with a solid foundation for the long-haul

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    I’m referring to the long haul also. Other than Percy Harvin, Seattle does not have one single big contract. Again do some research before making false statements.

    Also, I’m not trash talking the 49ers. I think they have an outstanding team and an organization whose future looks as good as it’s present. I also think that the Carroll/Schneider combo has done the same in Seattle.

    But you seem to just want to talk smack about Seattle since your false comments about them came out of the blue. I just felt the need to set you straight.

  42. mjkelly77 says: Apr 5, 2013 1:15 PM

    Again, hairbow will reap the benefits of Mike Singletary’s actions.

  43. jmpmk2 says: Apr 5, 2013 1:20 PM

    Football Outsiders ranked Davis as the 3rd best right tackle in football last year — at 23 years old. The 49ers have done an outstanding job at not only drafting, but locking up prodigious talent before they become All-Pro level players. This is, yet, another example of a top front office and organization at work.

    And I’m a little over the Seattle bickering here. That team made a leap last year that I didn’t think possible. All the respect in the world, and I only wish their fans would quit the inferiority complex because I think it would make the rivalry that much more interesting.

    And the Niner fans getting defensive? Quit sinking to that level.

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