The San Francisco 49ers have signed safety C.J. Spillman to a three-year contract extension through the 2014 season, another move to keep the secondary intact for the reigning NFC West champions.
Spillman has become a reliable tackler on special teams since the 49ers claimed him off waivers Oct. 12, 2010.
Last year, Spillman tied for second in the NFL with 14 special teams tackles. He is part of a secondary also featuring safety Dashon Goldson, who received the franchise tag Friday.
The team has yet to address the situation of possibly its secondary's biggest free agent: Carlos Rogers.
Spillman's fellow special teams ace, Blake Costanzo, is also still a free agent. His agent told The San Francisco Chronicle Tuesday that no conversations between his client and the team have started yet.
San Francisco made the Spillman announcement Tuesday, though Spillman tweeted Feb. 24 that he was staying put with the Niners—saying: "Well Ladies and Gents looks as if I’m back in the Bay! Can’t wait to get back to work and get going."