SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — With the opening of 2021 NFL training camp less than a week away, the San Francisco 49ers have reportedly reached an agreement with star linebacker Fred Warner on a $95 million contract extension that would run through the 2026 season.

Warner is entering the final year of his current contract so the team was anxious to get a deal in place to keep the heart and soul of their heralded defense on the roster for years to come.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter cited sources in breaking the news of the deal.

According to Schefter, deal includes $40.5 million guaranteed, second only to C.J. Mosley’s $51 million guarantee with the New York Jets.

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Warner, a former third-round draft pick out of BYU, earned a Pro Bowl berth during the 2020-2021 season, recording 125 tackles — 79 of them solo stops — and two interceptions.

During his career, Warner has been one of the most productive linebackers in the NFL, accumulating 366 total tackles — 252 solo — and 16 pass breakups.

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The 49ers report to camp on July 27 and face the Kansas City Chiefs in their first preseason game on Aug. 14th.