49ers extend center Daniel Kilgore

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First the 49ers wrapped up Jimmy Garoppolo, and now they know who will be snapping him the ball.

The 49ers announced that center Daniel Kilgore has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2020 season. Kilgore, who started all 16 games last season, was slated to become an unrestricted free agent next month.

“We are really happy to come to an agreement on a contract extension with Dan before free agency,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch in a statement. “He is very much a leader of this team, and his hard work and commitment to our success provide a great example for our young team. When you come across players who love the game like Dan you do your best to keep them in your building.”

Kilgore has spent his entire NFL career with the 49ers, who drafted him in 2011. Last season he was chosen the winner of the team’s Bobb McKittrick Award, which goes to the offensive lineman who exemplifies the team’s ideals on and off the field.

14 responses to “49ers extend center Daniel Kilgore

  1. Bummer. There was an opportunity to purge this roster of the remaining Baalke trash this offseason so this must be a move solely for depth. Remember last year Jeremy Kerley signed an extension only to be cut during the final roster trim.

  2. Via PFF:

    “Rough beginning to season (especially Week 4 vs. AZ) left Kilgore with a 51.0 overall grade on the year, 23rd out of 35 centers. He was a Top 10 center in the five weeks Jimmy G was at the helm, not allowing a sack or QB hit.”

    So perhaps worth resigning given his success as Jimmy GQ’s center.

  3. He’s not a stellar player but I felt like this was a “must” move by the Niners. It is hard to find a decent center and he can play center and guard. Even with the resigning of Kilgore and the return of Joshua Garnett they still have to pick up a guard/center via free agency and one via the draft. I would be happy with Kilgore coming off the bench as a swing guard/center.

  4. PrincePaul says:
    February 14, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    He’s not a stellar player but I felt like this was a “must” move by the Niners. It is hard to find a decent center and he can play center and guard. Even with the resigning of Kilgore and the return of Joshua Garnett they still have to pick up a guard/center via free agency and one via the draft. I would be happy with Kilgore coming off the bench as a swing guard/center.

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    The key thing is they put a good line in front of Garrapolo. Even if it meant not being able to upgrade some other things this year that has to be the first priority.

  5. Commissioner Cools says:
    This team has quickly gone from zero to hero.
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    They’ve won 13 games in 3 years, and are 0-9 against the Seahawks. Good luck with that “hero” hype.

  6. seahawkboymike says:
    They’ve won 13 games in 3 years, and are 0-9 against the Seahawks. Good luck with that “hero” hype.
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    And here you are with nothing better to do than talk trash on a 49er post about a center because you’re tired of watching your team’s window rapidly close.

  7. @seahawkboymike are you jealous of us now? I see you commenting on every post when your team is old, hurt and has no cap space so you’re losing all your free agents including Jimmy Graham and Sheldon Richardson. Hope you enjoyed that 1 Super Bowl win because tearing down the roster and rebuilding is coming rapidly!

  8. “seahawkboymike says:

    February 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Commissioner Cools says:
    This team has quickly gone from zero to hero.
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    They’ve won 13 games in 3 years, and are 0-9 against the Seahawks. Good luck with that “hero” hype.”

    That is all you can do now is live in the past. Times are changing and the Seahawks are heading down. Even Las Vegas is setting their Super Bowl odds lower and lower. Enjoy your one and only Super Bowl

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