49ers sign Laken Tomlinson to three-year extension

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When the 49ers passed on exercising their option on Laken Tomlinson‘s contract for the 2019 season, General Manager John Lynch said that the team was going to work toward a long-term extension with the guard.

That work has paid off. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the two sides have agreed on a three-year extension. Per Garafolo, the contract is worth $18 million with $10 million in guarantees.

Tomlinson was selected by the Lions with the 28th overall pick of the 2015 draft and traded to the 49ers for a fifth-round pick last August. He started 15 games for the 49ers in his first season with the team.

Tomlinson is expected to be at left guard again this year with Mike Person, Jonathan Cooper and 2016 first-round pick Joshua Garnett in the running to join him on the right side of the line.

12 responses to “49ers sign Laken Tomlinson to three-year extension

  1. This signing guarantees the 49ers will have terrible LG play for the next 3 years, Tomlinson is absolutely terrible inside. Johnathan Cooper is 10X worse and to top it off injury prone on top of that. The 49ers OG play is terrible. With a rookie at RT who likely will struggle like 99.9% of rookie OT’s along with his inability to protect against speed rushers the 49ers O-Line is going to be pretty bad this season, Jimmy G is going to be getting hit a lot. Given his durability issues that does not bode well for his longevity this season.

  2. The play of the entire line improved with Jimmy starting. This signing isn’t earth shattering, but a pretty solid move to keep a player they like at a decent price. Quietly, the 49ers have acquired a bunch of scheme-fitting and highly drafted players for their O-Line.

  3. I assume you are a Sea Chicken fan? Have you seen that embarassing excuse for a line that you field every week? I mean you have DE’s, TE’s, first round busts converting to the oline and attempting to protect Mrs. Wilson. Not defending the RB’s at all because they are all crap but the reason they were so horrible and Mrs. Wilson was the leading rusher was because they wouldn’t be able to open a whole they could drive a shrimp boat through. Mrs. Wilson was constantly checking himself for dirty shorts because he had to take off and run or become lambasted on the field. Can’t wait to go up there this year and we tee off on you and those wannabe fans. Niners!!!

    hawkkiller says:
    June 22, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    This signing guarantees the 49ers will have terrible LG play for the next 3 years, Tomlinson is absolutely terrible inside. Johnathan Cooper is 10X worse and to top it off injury prone on top of that. The 49ers OG play is terrible. With a rookie at RT who likely will struggle like 99.9% of rookie OT’s along with his inability to protect against speed rushers the 49ers O-Line is going to be pretty bad this season, Jimmy G is going to be getting hit a lot. Given his durability issues that does not bode well for his longevity this season.

  4. hawkkiller, how is your O line doing these days? It would be great to beat you twice a year like the old days when all was right in the NFL.

  5. fivetimechamps49 says:

    June 22, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I assume you are a Sea Chicken fan?

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    He’s actually a Cardinals fan of all things lol.

  6. Lions fan here…Tomlinson is less aggressive than French mime, and is as likely to fall down as a 85 yr old woman in a canoe in tsunami.

    You will hate this deal 2 weeks into training camp, guaranteed.

  7. LG was Joshua Garnett’s position in Stanford, and there are already rumors that he is not assured of making the team despite being drafted in the first round. Certainly this latest development has made it even more likely that Garnett won’t be around by opening day. Teams like Seattle may be salivating at the prospect of picking Garnett up for nothing, since it was apparent that they were going to draft him if the 49ers did not trade up to pick Garnett right before it was Seattle’s turn.

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