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Daniel Kilgore is the leading candidate to be the 49ers’ starting center next season. (USATSI)
Daniel Kilgore’s three-year contract extension, which he signed Thursday, totals $6.045 million over the next four seasons, a source told CSNBayArea.com Friday morning.
Kilgore, who becomes the leading candidate to be the 49ers’ starting center next season with veteran Jonathan Goodwin scheduled for free agency, received a $1.35 million signing bonus.
The three years added onto his deal average $1.8 million annually. He is signed through the 2017 season.
Kilgore can achieve $900,000 in escalators in each of the final two years of his contract. And in 2017, he can achieve another $900,000 in incentives.
Kigore has reasonable base salaries the next four seasons of $645,000 in 2014, $800,000 in 2015, $900,000 in 2016 and $1 million in 2017.
In the final three years of his contract, Kilgore will earn an additional $12,500 for every regular season game for which he suits up. His salary-cap figure for 2014 jumps from $685,000 to $1.02 million in 2014.
The 49ers traded up in the fifth round of the 2011 draft to select Kilgore. After seeing action in just one game as a rookie, Kilgore played in every game the past two seasons. He has never made a regular season start.