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49ers signed OL Tomlinson to 3-year extension

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson to a three-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Tomlinson started 15 games for the 49ers at left guard last season.

He was acquired from the Lions last summer. Detroit made Tomlinson the 28th overall selection in the 2015 draft. In all, he has appeared in 47 NFL games.

"Laken is a very talented player who has improved consistently since joining the team one week before last year's season opener," 49ers general manager John Lynch said. "This offseason, his hard work and dedication paid off as he continued to progress and performed at a high level. We were confident we could work out a contract extension with Laken and we are fired up to get that done before training camp."

The 26-year-old Tomlinson was a 2014 All-America lineman at Duke.

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Updated June 22, 2018

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