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49ers sign tight end Vance McDonald to 5-year extension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers signed tight end Vance McDonald to a five-year contract extension Friday through the 2021 season.

The 6-foot-4 McDonald has 24 catches for 391 yards and four touchdowns this season. The former Rice star, drafted 55th overall in 2013, has 64 catches for 866 yards and seven touchdowns in 47 career games.

''Vance has shown consistent growth throughout his four-year career and his production this season is the result of his dedication and hard work,'' general manager Trent Baalke said. ''We believe he has only scratched the surface of what he will be able to accomplish in his career.''

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