The 49ers made a move today that is shows it is preparing for life after Ricky Jean-Francois and Isaac Sopoaga. They signed NT Ian Williams to a two-year contract extension. The extension is worth $3.2 million, with a $1 million guarantee.[quote]We are very pleased to extend the contract of a young, talented player like Ian, general manager Trent Baalke said. He will have the opportunity to continue to grow in our defense, and we look forward to his future development.[/quote]
Both Sopoaga and Jean-Francois are free agents and not sure if either of them will be back. Reports are that RJF is commanding a lot of attention and I don’t see the 49ers getting into a money battle for his services.
With this extension look for Williams to take on a bigger role in the upcoming season…
— Ian Williams (@IWilliams95) March 11, 2013