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Staley signs extension with Niners

Updated: June 4, 2009, 8:53 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The San Francisco 49ers signed tackle Joe Staley to a six-year contract extension through 2017, the team announced Thursday.

Staley will receive $42 million for the six additional years and the new money could grow to $45 million depending on how he plays, a source told ESPN.com. Staley is expected to receive $18 million in guarantees.

The unusual part of this deal is that the team did it after Staley's first two seasons. Normally, a team wants its draft choice to play ...

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