Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 5/31/12
Photo Credit: 49ers.com The San Francisco 49ers announced last Wednesday they have signed punter Andy Lee to a six-year contract extension through the 2018 season. San Francisco originally selected Lee in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL Draft with the 188th overall pick. The three-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro (6-2, 180) established himself as one of the NFL’s most productive punters since entering the league. In 2011, Lee, 29, set the NFL single-season record in net punting average (44 yards), while his gross average (50.9 yards) ranked third in NFL history. H also set the 49ers single-game franchise records in both gross punting average (59.6 yards) and net average (54.2 yards) against the Seattle Seahawks last season (Sept. 11). “The 49ers are pleased to have reached a long term contract extension with Andy,” said General Manager Trent Baalke, in a released statement.  “Andy has established himself as one of the top players in the game at his position. He is a valued membe...
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