SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed left tackle Joe Staley to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season.
The 49ers announced the extension after Thursday's ribbon-cutting ceremony at Levi's Stadium. Staley was among the players at the event.
San Francisco selected Staley 28th overall in the 2007 draft out of Central Michigan. He has earned Pro Bowl honors the past three seasons and is primarily responsible for protecting Colin Kaepernick's blindside.
General manager Trent Baalke says the extension means the 29-year-old Staley "will likely be a 49er for life."