Bruce Miller RB SF 1 Month

49ers signed FB Bruce Miller to a three-year contract extension through 2017.

According to ESPN's Bill Williamson, the deal makes Miller one of the highest-paid fullbacks in the league. Miller was one of the league's best lead blockers in 2013, and also caught a career-high 25 passes. He's one of coach Jim Harbaugh's favorite players.

Bruce Miller RB SF 2 Months

ESPN reports the 49ers have had "preliminary" extension talks with FB Bruce Miller.

One of the league's better lead blockers, Miller is going into the final year of his rookie contract. Also an able pass catcher, Miller is a favorite of coach Jim Harbaugh. Considering the vanishingly-little leverage held by any fullback, the sides should be able to come to an agreement.

Bruce Miller RB SF 4 Months

49ers placed FB Bruce Miller on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

Miller suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Bucs. He'll now miss the rest of the regular season and won't be available for the playoffs. Miller had graded out as a top-four fullback by Pro Football Focus, so it's a significant loss to the 49ers' running game. DL/FB Will Tukuafu has been re-signed to replace him on the active roster.

Bruce Miller RB SF 4 Months

49ers FB Bruce Miller (shoulder blade) is expected to miss the remainder of the season and the playoffs.

Miller took a big hit from Bucs S Keith Tandy in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win after making a ten-yard catch. He isn't just some guy for the 49ers. Miller is one of the best lead blockers in the biz and is a contributor as a pass catcher. FB Owen Marecic will be promoted from the practice squad.

Bruce Miller RB SF 4 Months

49ers FB Bruce Miller suffered a potentially significant scapula injury in the Niners' Week 15 win over Tampa Bay.

Per coach Jim Harbaugh, Miller's injury "doesn't look good." The 49ers are expected to sign Owen Marecic off of their practice squad. In addition to being a surprisingly big part of San Francisco's passing game this season, Miller has graded out as a top-four lead blocker in Pro Football Focus' ratings.

Bruce Miller RB SF Nov 29 '11

49ers FB Bruce Miller has been cleared from his concussion.

Miller is expected to play against the Cardinals on Sunday, likely sending Moran Norris back to the inactive list. The Niners figure to have no trouble running the ball this week.

Bruce Miller RB SF Nov 21 '11

49ers FB Bruce Miller sustained a concussion in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Miller is going to have a hard time getting cleared on a short week. Veteran Moran Norris will likely be active against the Ravens on Thursday, with tight end Justin Peelle serving as insurance at lead blocker.

Bruce Miller RB SF Nov 20 '11

49ers FB Bruce Miller left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a head injury and did not return.

Bruce Miller RB SF Aug 26 '11

Rookie FB Bruce Miller has been getting reps ahead of incumbent Moran Norris.

Miller, a seventh-round pick that played defensive end at Central Florida, could push Norris right off the roster. However, new coach Jim Harbaugh favors multiple tight end sets over fullbacks, so Miller figures to have his biggest impact on special teams.

Bruce Miller RB SF Jul 30 '11

An MRI has revealed nerve damage in rookie FB Bruce Miller's shoulder.

Miller has had fluid drained from the shoulder, and says the injury isn't serious. As a seventh-round pick trying to make the conversion from defensive end to fullback, however, any injury could jeopardize his chances of making the 49ers' 53-man roster.