49ers, first-round pick Balmer reach 5-year deal

Jul 24, 2008 at 9:54 AM--


On the eve of the team's first practice of training camp, John Clayton of ESPN is reporting that the San Francisco 49ers have reached a five-year contract agreement with first-round pick Kentwan Balmer, a defensive lineman out of North Carolina.

The deal is said to be worth $11.5 million, with $6 million in guaranteed money.

The team will hold their first team meeting this afternoon and their first practice will take place Friday morning. Fans will get a chance to see Balmer in a 49ers uniform on Friday afternoon, which is the team's first practice open to the public.



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