The San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins announced on Thursday that they have agreed to a trade that will send center Daniel Kilgore to the Dolphins in exchange for undisclosed compensation. Kilgore must pass a physical for the trade to be executed.
"On behalf of the entire organization I want to thank Dan for everything he contributed to this team and the Bay Area community over the last seven seasons," said General Manager John Lynch. "When Kyle and I arrived last offseason, we knew right away that he was a well-respected leader in the locker room and a true professional. We are pleased to be able to help find Dan a great situation to be able to continue his career, and we wish him and his wife, Megan, the very best."
Originally selected by the 49ers in the fifth round (163rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, Kilgore (6-3, 308) has appeared in 74 regular season games (39 starts) and six postseason contests during his seven-year career, including starts in each of his last 32 regular season games played.
In 2017, he started a career-high 16 games at center for the 49ers and was named the winner of the team's Bobb McKittrick Award, which is given annually to the 49ers offensive lineman who best represents the courage, intensity and sacrifice displayed by the longtime offensive line coach, during his 21 years of service to the 49ers. The award was established by the 49ers in 1999, and is voted on by the offensive line. A 30-year-old native of Kingsport, TN, Kilgore played collegiately at Appalachian State, where he appeared in 48 games (29 starts) for the Mountaineers.