March 08, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have signed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to a one-year contract extension that takes him through next season.

The team said it also tendered 2016 contracts Tuesday to restricted free agent linebacker Michael Wilhoite and offensive lineman Jordan Devey, an exclusive rights free agent. General manager Trent Baalke had said last April he planned an extension for Wilhoite - a key defender after Patrick Willis retired last March - but nothing was ever announced then.

San Francisco is set to begin its first free agency period Wednesday under new coach Chip Kelly, hired in January to replace the fired Jim Tomsula after a 5-11 season and second straight year out of the playoffs.

Armstrong played in five games for the 49ers last year after being claimed off waivers Nov. 25.

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