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49ers sign center Marcus Martin

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In the end, the 49ers completed contracts with all of their draft picks before the calendar turned to June.

The club announced Thursday it had signed rookie center Marcus Martin to a four-year deal. Martin, a third-round selection from USC, is the 12th and final Niners pick to sign in the last 16 days.

The 6-foot-3, 321-pound Martin was a three-season starter for Southern Cal, notching double-digit starts at center and guard. It’s possible Martin could push for time at center, where last season’s starter, Jonathan Goodwin, remains an unrestricted free agent.

“Right now, he’s going to be in the understudy role,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said of Martin last week, according to the club. “That’s the expectation that we put on him, to learn and get up to speed as fast as possible, and, put no timetable on it. That’s his expectation right now. Learn the offense.”

Martin, who does not turn 21 until November, is the youngest player on the 49ers’ roster.

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6 Responses to “49ers sign center Marcus Martin”
  1. ctiggs says: May 29, 2014 10:39 PM

    We are locked and loaded now. I can not wait for the season to start!!

  2. pgilbert15303 says: May 29, 2014 10:39 PM

    Go Get’m Marcus!

  3. senoreno says: May 29, 2014 11:31 PM

    Future all pro. Remember where you heard it first

  4. mmsierra says: May 29, 2014 11:40 PM

    Now all they have to do is to re-sign their starting Tight End and Right Guard

    Eric Davis and Alex Boone want their contracts re-worked
    Pay ’em !!!
    they both deserve it

  5. jfrogo says: May 30, 2014 12:57 AM

    He could end up being a good one. Nice 3rd round pick.

  6. ninermadman says: May 30, 2014 10:58 AM

    Another good looking prospect. Hope he doesn’t end up like Chilo Rachal.

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