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49ers sign Andy Lee through 2018

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)

The San Francisco 49ers have signed three-time All-Pro punter Andy Lee to a six-year contract extension through the 2018 season.

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The 49ers announced Lee's extension Wednesday. San Francisco selected Lee in the sixth round of the 2004 draft with the 188th pick overall.

The 29-year-old has played in 128 games for the 49ers and holds team records in punts (723), yards (33,069), gross average (45.7), net average (38.9) and punts downed inside the 20-yard line (209). Since 2007, Lee's gross punting average (47.9) and net average (40.7) rank second in the NFL.

Lee set the NFL single-season record last year in net punting average (44.0), and his gross average (50.9) ranked third in NFL history.

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