Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Brandon Jacobs Inks Deal With 49ers

Following in his former Giants teammate Mario Manningham's footsteps, Brandon Jacobs has signed a one year deal with the 49ers. This move will bring depth to the 49ers backfield. He is expected to share the backup carries with Kendall Hunter. Frank Gore is known to not like coming off of the field so there aren't many backup carries to share. Short yardage is where he will most likely be utilized.
The 49ers have now stolen two players from the team that beat them in the NFC Championship game last season. The Niners have made more off-season moves this year than they have in a long time. This shows the this team wants to win and win now.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

49ers Sign ANOTHER Quarterback

The 49ers sign QB Josh Johnson to a two year deal. This move reunites Johnson with his former University of San Diego coach. While being coached by Harbaugh, Johnson set four school records including touchdowns and completions.
Although Alex Smith is the presumed starter, this should at least bring competition to the locker room. The team has expressed that Alex is their guy but with their recent moves they don't seem to be THAT sure about it. This also brings questions of Colin Kaepernick's progression and growth. He has raw talent and the organization has proclaimed him the future but you have to assume Johnson will be fighting for that backup spot. Competition? Yes. Bad blood? Apparently not yet. It is being reported the three San Fran QBs join their coach for a game of racquetbal.

49ers Re-Sign Ted Ginn Jr

The 49ers announced today that they have re-signed Ted Ginn Jr to a one-year contract. The financial terms are yet to be released. Although limit in the receiving department, Ginn has proved to be a top return man in the league. In 2011 Ginn ranked third in the NFL in kickoff return average (27.6 yards) and fourth in punt return average (12.3 yards). Ginn's return services were greatly missed in NFC Championship when Kyle Williams fumbled two punts, one resulting in the losing field goal.

When asked why he decided to return to San Fransisco, Ginn replied “The 49ers are my heart. We went so far that I just felt like coming back was the best thing for me and my family.”

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fan Question: What position would you draft?

Here at 49ers Spin we want to get our audience involved. So today's question for Niner Nation is, what positions would you like to see filled in the draft? Comment below.

Alex Smith Signs Contract

With all of the Manning-Madness starting to fade away after Peyton chose the Broncos, the 49ers and Alex Smith have agreed to a deal late Tuesday night. According to sources at the NFL Network, it is a three-year deal worth 8 million dollars a year. Smith has seemed to forgive the 49ers for their infidelity while flirting with Peyton. You cant blame Smith for being ruffled. After finally having a break-out season, the organization tried to buy a ticket to hop on the first train smoking and leave him behind. Smith was running out of leverage though because all the open QB spots began to fill. He made the best decision and came back to the place he had the best chance of continuing his success with. At his press conference Tuesday night Coach Harbaugh insisted his relationship with his QB was not tarnished.

“It’s been a good — strong relationship, as always,” Harbaugh said through “It’s a very strong relationship. Nothing’s changed.”

We will all have to wait until the up-coming season to be the judge of that.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Harbaugh and Smith met for an hour earlier today

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that Harbaugh and Smith met for an hour on Monday. Harbaugh is trying to convince Alex Smith that retuning to the 49ers is beneficial to both parties.

49er Free Agent Frenzy

The 49ers have made some big moves to open the free agency period this year. In years past, the organization focused building the team through the draft rather than free agency. With the taste of last years success, the organization is showing that they are willing to make a big splash (even entering the Peyton Manning sweepstakes) in order to put the team over the top. Although they were not able to land Manning, the Niners have landed a couple of big names.

Defense:  All 11 starters from last year have been signed and will return for another season. This is great news for a team who boasted a top defense in the league and the number one rush defense. Included transactions are re-signing CB Carlos Rodgers to a four year contract, placing the franchise tag on S Dashon Goldson, and signing CB Perrish Cox to a two-year contract.

Offense: With the tight-end, running-back,and offensive line squared away for the future, the 49ers focus on filling their most glaring weakness wide receiver.  Bringing Randy Moss out of retirement for a one-year deal and signing Mario Manningham to a two-year contract. Signing Moss maybe a risky move because it is unknown whether he will be the big threat he could be or guy who was on 3 different team in his final year in the league. His contract is not guaranteed so the risk is less severe. Manningham brings Super Bowl experience and depth to a growing team.

The QB position is still in the air with Peyton Manning joining the Broncos, but Alex Smith is expected to return to the team. 49ers Spin will keep you up to date with that on going situation.

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