The 49ers have already this offseason locked up their most important defensive player, Patrick Willis, to a lucrative contract extension that runs through the 2016 season. So who's next?
Vernon Davis? Alex Smith? Dashon Goldson? Frank Gore? Aubrayo Franklin? Manny Lawson?
This is a complicated time to get contract extensions accomplished because of the many unanswered questions about the future of the NFL without a long-term collective bargaining agreement.
This seems like something that could be done in relatively shortly order that benefits both sides. As a sixth-round pick in 2008, Morgan has not made much money (relatively speaking, of course). He's a starter, and the club has a high opinion of him. He works well with Michael Crabtree, and he has a nice disposition in the locker room. The 49ers would like to keep Morgan and Crabtee together as starters for a long time.