BOZEMAN — Glendive native and former Montana State offensive lineman Mike Person has agreed to three-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers, ESPN reported on Sunday.
The deal will reportedly pay Person $9 million, with $3 million guaranteed. Person was set to become an unrestricted free agent next week before signing the deal Monday to stay under contract with the 49ers through the 2021 season.
After signing with the 49ers as a free agent in May, Person, 30, started 16 games at right guard last season despite dealing with various injuries. General manager John Lynch praised Person's toughness and the versatility he brings to the line with the ability to play center as well as guard.
Person was originally drafted by the 49ers in 2011 but didn’t appear in a regular season NFL game until two years later with the Seahawks. He spent the 2017 season with the Colts, starting four games. Over the course of eight seasons, Person has also spent time with the Chiefs, Falcons and Rams.
Person is a 2006 graduate of Dawson County High School in Glendive. He played four seasons at left and right tackle at Montana State from 2007-10, starting 35 consecutive games.
Person has now played in 59 games at center and guard in the NFL. He has made 34 starts.