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Report: 49ers sign C Marcus Martin

Marcus Martin
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The 49ers signed third-round draft pick Marcus Martin to a four-year contract on Thursday evening. Martin is the final draft pick to be signed from the 2014 49ers Draft class with all rookies now on board.

With Martin signed, the 49ers can now concentrate on OTAs and minicamp with everyone under contract. Martin was taken in the third-round of the NFL Draft and will provide immediate competition for the starting center void which was opened when the team chose not to re-sign Jonathan Goodwin.

The 49ers extended 2011 draft pick Daniel Kilgore through the 2017 season, but he will compete with Martin in training camp. Kilgore has been a reserve guard/center for the last three seasons.

Besides OTAs and minicamp, the 49ers will need to focus on the long term with both Vernon Davis and Alex Boone holding out in wanting new contracts. Both players are slated to become free agents in 2015.

The other timetable that Trent Baalke has is to extend Colin Kaepernick prior to training camp, which he stated at the end of March. Kaepernick is making approximately $1 million for the 2014 season and is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

"We’re going to work extremely hard, very diligently in trying to get something done prior to training camp,” Baalke said in March at the NFL annual meetings. “That’s the objective right now, as it stands.”

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