49ers’ Bruce Miller re-signed though 2017 season


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The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they extended FB Bruce Miller’s current contract via the 2017 season. Miller, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free-agent after this season, will now be in the red and gold for the foreseeable future. Coming off a fractured scapula which abruptly ended his 2013 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miller is poised to come back even stronger in 2014, as GM Trent Baalke said:

Bruce is a hard-working, dedicated young player that has done an outstanding job for us, both on and off the field. He is one of those players that contributes a lot more to the team and to the community than he gets credit for, yet wouldn’t have it any other way. We are pleased that Bruce has chosen to extend his stay with the 49ers.

A former seventh-round pick (No. 211) in the 2011 NFL Draft as Bruce was converted from a defensive end to fullback, Baalk found value and diamond in the rough. In three seasons in San Francisco, Miller has 16 carries for 39 rushing yards. An article I wrote last season as I labeled Miller as an elite blocker, he did not disappoint as he had a stellar 2014 season.

With Miller now re-signed, the team can now focus on other needs as wide receiver and cornerback still need to be addressed.