The San Francisco 49ers have traded center Daniel Kilgore to the Miami Dolphins, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The two teams are swapping 7th-round picks in exchange for Kilgore. The 49ers clear Kilgores contract off books and move up 5 spots in the 7th-round.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2018
49ers General Manager John Lynch issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the entire organization I want to thank Dan for everything he contributed to this team and the Bay Area community over the last seven seasons. When Kyle and I arrived last offseason, we knew right away that he was a well-respected leader in the locker room and a true professional. We are pleased to be able to help find Dan a great situation to be able to continue his career, and we wish him and his wife, Megan, the very best.”
49ers and Dolphins swap 7th-rounder in the Kilgore trade. SF signed Weston Richburg to a 5-year, $47.5 million deal the other day, so Kilgore's already been replaced at an enormously important spot in Kyle Shanahan's scheme.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 15, 2018
Back in February, the 49ers signed Kilgore to a 3-year deal with $7M guaranteed. However, after signing former-New York Giant Weston Richburg, the writing was on the wall regarding Kilgore’s future with the 49ers. The veteran center is due a $2.3M roster bonus due Friday (3/15) at 4PM that the Dolphins will now be paying out.