49ers receiver Jeremy Kerley agrees to 3-year extension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a three-year contract extension with wide receiver Jeremy Kerley.

General Manager John Lynch on Saturday lauded Kerley as a ''true pro.'' He said the team was ''really impressed'' with Kerley on the field and in the locker room, and that he's seen as a ''great fit for our scheme.''

The 27-year-old Kerley led the team with a career-high 64 receptions for 667 yards and three touchdowns. He appeared in all 16 games, starting 13.

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He also was the primary punt returner, returning 21 for 158 yards. Kerley was acquired by the 49ers in a trade with the Detroit Lions before last season. He also played five seasons with the New York Jets.