49ers extend Daniel Kilgore’s contract

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The 49ers may lose center Jonathan Goodwin to free agency this offseason and he’s nearing the end of the line even if he does return, so they’ve decided to make sure that his backup is around beyond 2014.

The team announced a three-year extension with center Daniel Kilgore on Thursday. Kilgore was a fifth-round pick in 2011 and has played in 33 games for the Niners over the past three years. He saw most of his offensive action as an extra offensive lineman in 2013, but could be an option to take over for Goodwin if the veteran has played his last snap for San Francisco.

“We are pleased to extend the contract of a talented, young player like Dan,” said General Manager Trent Baalke. “This move is another example of our philosophy to extend the contracts of our own young players.”

Kilgore has one year left on his rookie contract and joins Raiders special teamer Taiwan Jones and Eagles center Jason Kelce as members of his draft class to get extensions.

Kilgore was arrested for public intoxication last month in Tennessee, but that doesn’t seem to have affected his standing with the team.

9 responses to “49ers extend Daniel Kilgore’s contract

  1. good young player, will be starting C next year. 49ers good about extending their young core they want to keep

  2. besides the jags and raiders there may not be a less talented team in the whole nfl then the niners ! niners draft worse then anybody but the jags and raiders !!! go hawks

  3. I really wanted the Panthers to take the hometown player in the 2011 draft. He was a monster at App State. Straight ruthless against
    1-aa foe.

    glad he got the extension; just wish it wasn’t with the 9ers.

  4. Goodwin has been a good pro, but he struggled against good D-lines. They probably should have given the job to Kilgore last year. He would be further along in his development now, instead of still being a question mark as to whether or not he can handle being a full-time starter. Extending any player also helps with salary cap relief, which Baalke has been good at, especially with the moves of the last week or so (cutting salaries of borderline players who might not make the team anyway).

    Now, it looks like they will have just enough space to resign Boldin and Whitner – as long as Whitner is realistic. Boldin for sure, which is a vital priority (great leader, blocker and awesome on third down conversions).

    I would love to see them draft Moncrief from Ole Miss: big, fast, and squirmy. A nightmare for DBs. A lot of mocks have him dropping out of the first round.

    Since they are not going to pay 8-9 mil a year for a guard they should consider trading Iupati before the draft instead of just seeing him walk away in free agency next year. We are screwed because the Titans way overpaid for their best guard on an extension, which pushes Iupati into the unsignable category with our cap. Goldson was allowed to walk last year in FA and we got nothing in return.

    You can always get a good guard in like rounds 2-3.

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