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The 49ers announced on Wednesday afternoon that they re-signed linebacker Brock Coyle. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the three-year extension is worth up to $11.5 million, including $4.1 million guaranteed.
Welcome back @BrockCoyle56. Fired up to have you back in the fold.
— John Lynch (@JohnLynch49ers) March 14, 2018
— Brock Coyle (@BrockCoyle56) March 14, 2018
The 27-year-old linebacker is the only San Francisco free agent that the team has re-signed.
Coyle started 10 games for San Francisco in 2017 after he signed a one-year deal with the team last offseason. His season ended with a torn labrum late in the year.
This isn’t the flashiest signing, but it’s an important one as the team addresses the precarious Rueben Foster situation. Last month, Foster was arrested for domestic violence and possession of an assault weapon.
With experience at both the middle and weak side linebacker positions, Coyle provides valuable insurance for the 49ers. Last season, he produced 64 total tackles, the most of his four-year career.