49ers sign Ray-Ray Armstrong to two-year extension

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The 49ers announced Monday that they have signed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to a two-year contract extension.

Armstrong has been on the team’s injured-reserve list since September due to a chest injury. The 49ers claimed Armstrong via waivers in Nov. 2015.

He had nine tackles, one fumble recovery and one interception in two games this season before the injury.

“Ray-Ray had a strong offseason and was off to a good start in 2016 prior to being sidelined for the season due to injury,” 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “He has continued to work hard in his rehab and is a young player with a bright future in front of him. We look forward to his continued development and contributions, both on and off the field.”

Before the extension, Armstrong would have been eligible for free agency following the season.

Also Monday, the 49ers added linebacker Carl Bradford via waivers and signed tight end Jim Dray. Tight end Blake Bell and linebacker Nick Bellore were placed on IR.

10 responses to “49ers sign Ray-Ray Armstrong to two-year extension

  1. Draft Myles Garrett 2nd overall. Pass rush would be the strength of the team with Garrett playing alongside Aaron Lynch, Deforest Buckner, and Arik Armstead.

    Sign Lawrence Timmons to play alongside Navarro Bowman in the middle.

    Sign (overpay) Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery next to deep threat Torry Smith, slot man Jeremy Kerley, TE Vance McDonald, and RB Carlos Hyde would have the makings of a competent offense.

    The Niners would at least be competitive in 2017 even with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback for one more season.

    Fire Chip Kelly and cut Colin Kaepernick after next season and draft a quarterback in the 2018 draft. Get the team ready first, then bring in the quarterback of the future. No need to pressure a rookie to carry a bad team.

  2. Ray Ray is good for at least two critical penalties a game. One on special teams and at least one on defense when me makes the field for 3rd and long in the nickel package.

  3. Decisions just like this are exactly why York is thought of as a complete idiot and this once proud organization is now laughed at.

    No competent owner would let an employee that is to be fired in two weeks still be left in charge of making any financial and personnel decisions regarding the teams future

    Complete morons in our front office!!!!

  4. My biggest memory of this clown as a Raider was him jumping into a pile, which he did often to look like he was actually doing something, and landing on his teammate’s leg and injuring him.

    I had no idea this idiot was still in the NFL.

  5. @reptar

    I don’t oppose your suggestion but the overpay Jeffrey part is scary because he’s never healthy but the keep Kaep at QB I completely disagree. I’ve seen enough passes at WR’s ankles or passes over WR’s heads on Sunday’s from Kaep.

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