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Rookie Smith, 49ers agree to six-year contract

Updated: July 27, 2005, 7:58 PM ET
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The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Alex Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft, to a $49.5 million, six-year contract on Tuesday.

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Smith will receive $24 million in guaranteed money, which includes his bonus. Smith's average annual salary of $8.25 million tops the $7.5 million average the Giants gave to quarterback Eli Manning, the first pick in the 2004 draft.

The $24 million in guarantees for Smith is a 20 percent increase over Manning's deal -- Manning ...

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