The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to a two-year extension through the 2018 season.
“Ray-Ray had a strong offseason and was off to a good start in 2016 prior to being sidelined for the season due to injury,” said General Manager Trent Baalke. “He has continued to work hard in his rehab and is a young player with a bright future in front of him. We look forward to his continued development and contributions, both on and off the field.”
Armstrong (6-3, 220) appeared in two games this season and registered nine tackles, one fumble recovery and the first interception of his career prior to being placed on the Injured Reserve List on Sept. 20, 2016 with a chest injury. The 49ers originally acquired Armstrong off waivers from the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 25, 2015. He appeared in five games and recorded three special teams tackles last season with San Francisco. Throughout his four-year career, Armstrong has appeared in 48 games (five starts) and registered 56 tackles, 1.0 sack, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries with St. Louis (2013-14), Oakland (2014-15) and San Francisco (2015-16).
Armstrong originally signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent on May 9, 2013 and appeared in 20 games for the Rams before being waived by the team on Oct. 6, 2014. He was claimed by the Oakland Raiders the following day, and appeared in 11 of the team’s final 12 games. In 2015, Armstrong played in each of the Raiders first 10 games (two starts) where he registered 17 tackles, as well as five tackles on special teams, before being waived on Nov. 24, 2015.
A 25-year-old native of Sanford, Fla., Armstrong played collegiately at the University of Miami where he appeared in 30 games and registered 134 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and six passes defensed. He earned Second-Team All-ACC honors as a sophomore in 2010.