The Facts: The 49ers demonstrated that Robinson, who had just 84 "touches" last season, remains a big part of the team's future. ESPN.com has leared that the club has signed the young tailback to a three-year contract extension. Robinson's multi-million dollar extension, the complete financial details of which were not immediately available, keeps him with the 49ers through the 2012 season.
Diehards Line:Robinson, 21, has played mostly as a third-down back for the 49ers for the past two seasons, and has also been a special teams standout. San Francisco selected Robinson, who started 17 games at QB for Penn State, in the fourth round of the 2006 draft and immediately moved him to tailback. In 31 appearances, Robinson has logged 64 carries for 237 yards and two touchdowns. He has 20 receptions for 120 yards. His role as the third-down back figures to increase in 2008. It also leads us to believe the team has lost interest in former Panther DeShaun Foster, a player the Niners were said to be in talks with on Monday.