Kilgore (triceps) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per NFL Communications.
Kilgore was expected to miss the remainder of the 2018 campaign because of the triceps injury, so his placement on IR shouldn't come as much of a shock. The Dolphins signed Wesley Johnson on Tuesday to add some depth at center.
Kilgore suffered a torn triceps during Sunday's loss to the Patriots, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Although nothing is official yet, the devastating injury will likely keep Kilgore sidelined for the rest of the season. Kilgore's expected absence would mark the second starter along the Miami offensive line to be lost for the year.
Kilgore suffered an arm injury during Sunday's game against the Patriots and is questionable to return.
Travis Swanson will fill in at center as long as Kilgore is sidelined.
The move to ship Kilgore to Miami is a bit puzzling, considering the 49ers inked him to three-year extension back in February. However, they did sign Weston Richburg to a five-year deal on Wednesday, who has played guard and center the past three seasons. Kilgore figures to slide into the starting center role immediately after the Dolphins parted ways with Mike Pouncey.
After the 49ers inked quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a long-term extension earlier this offseason, ensuring he had a dependable center snapping to him for the next few years became a top priority. The 30-year-old Kilgore has been a foundation piece for the offensive line since joining San Francisco as a fifth-round pick in 2011 and will now be in the fold with the team through the 2020 campaign. The center is coming off a 2017 season in which he started a career-high 16 games and graded out as the 49ers' top offensive lineman, per Pro Football Focus.
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