49ers' Anthony Davis gets 5-year extension

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm •  Published: April 5, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right tackle Anthony Davis signed a five-year contract extension Friday with the 49ers, further solidifying a young offensive line that made major strides last season for Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco.

The deal is worth more than $37 million, with $17 million guaranteed.

The 23-year-old tackle has started 16 games in each of his first three years. He helped the 49ers win consecutive NFC West titles and reach the Super Bowl last season, a 34-31 loss to Baltimore.

Davis played at Rutgers and was the 11th overall pick of the 2010 draft, the first of two linemen taken in the first round in general manager Trent Baalke's first draft in charge. Left guard Mike Iupati joined the Niners with the 17th overall pick, and together they have formed a tight-knit unit that has improved tremendously in protecting the quarterback. Iupati also has started every game.

"Anthony is a very hard-working, dedicated and talented young player who has earned the respect of our entire organization," Baalke said Friday. "Having already made significant strides early in his career, Anthony is just beginning to realize his full potential. We look forward to watching him achieve even greater results in the years to come."

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