Dial (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Dial injured his knee in the 49ers' third preseason game and the team has kept the details of his injury hidden. His participation in practice is encouraging and he's expected to play in San Francisco's tilt against Los Angeles in Week 1.
Dial (knee) will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against San Diego, but head coach Chip Kelly expects him to be ready by Week 1, CSN Bay Area reports.
Dial went down with a knee injury in last week's preseason loss to Green Bay. He went for an MRI but the team has inexplicably kept the results of the test under wraps. If Kelly is correct and Dial is able to suit up against the Rams on Sept. 12 then he will serve as one of the team's three starting defensive linemen.
The San Francisco 49ers have signed Quinton Dial to a three-year extension, The Sacramento Bee reports.
Dial - who would have been a free agent after the 2016 season - set career-highs in tackles (59 combined) and sacks (2.5) this past year. He showed enough improvement for the 49ers' front office to extend his contract through the 2019 season. A former fifth-round draft pick in 2013, Dial has outworked higher draft picks from that class - such as Tank Carradine and Corey Lemonier - to earn a starting spot next year.
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|12||11/27/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
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|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||30||21.0||9||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||15||59||32.0||27||2.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||2||7||3.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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