49ers make trio of minor in-house moves before start of free agency

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Some 24 hours before the start of the new league year and the start of free agency, the San Francisco 49ers announced a trio of minor moves to keep three players.

Linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, who was signed off waivers in November after the Oakland Raiders parted ways with him, was signed to a one-year contract extension. Restricted free agent Michael Wilhoite (inside linebacker), a starter the past two seasons, and exclusive rights free agent Jordan Devey (right guard), who started the team’s first nine games last season after being picked up in an Aug. 18 trade with the New England Patriots, were tendered one-year contracts.

Another restricted free agent for the 49ers, defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie, did not receive a tender from the team. He could join the 49ers' five players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday -- nose tackle Ian Williams, receiver Anquan Boldin, kicker Phil Dawson, running back Reggie Bush and left guard Alex Boone.

The 49ers already re-signed running back Shaun Draughn and tight Garrett Celek, but have questions at quarterback after Colin Kaepernick's agents asked the team for permission to seek a trade partner two weeks ago at the NFL combine.