Niners re-sign tackle Sopoaga, LB Green before free agency

Updated: February 26, 2008, 10:00 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Faced with the possibility of losing three of their top four defensive linemen, the San Francisco 49ers stepped up Tuesday night and re-signed backup nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga.

A fourth-round choice in 2004, Sopoaga agreed to a five-year, $20 million deal, which is the market price set by Cowboys defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff and Raiders defensive tackle Terdell Sands over the past year. His agent, Ken Zuckerman, confirmed the signing.

Last year, the 49ers ...

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