4:03pm: Dial’s new three-year extension with the 49ers is worth $12MM, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter links), who reports that the deal features $5.3MM in guaranteed money. If Dial maxes out the value of his new contract, it can be worth up to $16.5MM, says Rapoport.
2:04pm: The 49ers have signed defensive tackle Quinton Dial to a three-year contract extension, the team announced today in a press release. Dial had been set to enter the final year of his deal in 2016, so his new contract keeps him under team control through the 2019 season.
“Throughout his first three seasons in the NFL, Quinton has shown consistent development and has become a key contributor in our defense,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “We have certainly seen his positive impact on the field and in our locker room, but we also recognize the impressive work he does in the community year round. We are pleased to extend the contract of young players like Quinton and are excited to see him continue his career with the 49ers.”
Dial, 25, started six games in 2014 before becoming a full-time starter in 2015. He established new career-best marks last season, recording 59 tackles and 2.5 sacks and appearing in 662 defensive snaps, far more than any other Niners interior defensive lineman except Ian Williams.
As a 2013 draftee, Dial became extension-eligible this offseason for the first time. He had been set to earn a modest $675K base salary for 2016, but he figures to get a pay bump going forward as a reward for his solid play in 2015.
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