With 49ers rumors centered around a possible trade for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, it can sometimes be easy to overlook when a lesser-known key contributor is given the commitment he deserves.
Per Mike Wilkening of Pro Football Talk, the San Francisco 49ers and fullback Bruce Miller have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension that should keep the 26-year-old in San Francisco through 2017.
Before suffering a season-ending injury to his left shoulder blade in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bruce Miller was proving himself to be an extremely valuable and versatile commodity for the 49ers.
Besides being on-field for the second-most snaps (543) of any fullback in the NFL in 2013, Miller also caught 25 passes for 243 yards, along with rushing for 13 yards on seven carries. His blocking work in the 49ers' power running game has been an often-overlooked gem during the team's recent run of success.
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke had nothing but superlatives for the three-year NFL pro in a team press release shortly after the deal was completed--“He is one of those players that contributes a lot more to the team and to the community than he gets credit for, yet wouldn’t have it any other way. We are pleased that Bruce has chosen to extend his stay with the 49ers.”
Details of the extension have not yet been announced by the 49ers as of the time of this writing. Miller was slated to make $1.43 million in base salary in 2014.
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