49ers fullback Miller lands three-year extension 

Fullback Bruce Miller signed a three-year contract extension with the 49ers on Thursday, ensuring they can keep a key member of the team’s running game through the 2017 season.

The do-everything Miller was lost for the season Dec. 15 with a left shoulder blade injury sustained during a win at Tampa Bay — and San Francisco greatly missed his contributions the rest of the way before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion and rival Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title game.

The 26-year-old Miller has been a key blocker for 1,000-yard rusher Frank Gore, and Miller had 25 catches for 243 yards along with seven carries for 13 yards last season.

“It’s definitely been a long journey and a lot of hard work, but it’s been a blast. I couldn’t have planned it out any better for me,” Miller said. “Three years as a part of this organization, I couldn’t ask for anything more. Excited for what’s to come.”

Boldin wins union’s service award: Niners receiver Anquan Boldin’s foundation is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the players union for winning the Byron “Whizzer” White Award. The award is given to the player who serves his team, community and country in the spirit of Byron Raymond “Whizzer” White, the late Supreme Court justice.

Woodson deal to be finalized today:Safety Charles Woodson is expected to finalize his one-year deal with the Raiders today after agreeing to terms with the team on Wednesday night. Woodson, 37, came back to his original NFL team last season after spending the previous seven years with Green Bay.

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