Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Nate Montana (son of Joe) will try out for 49ers

Duron Carter won’t be the only son of a Pro Football Hall of Famer trying out for a spot his dad’s old team in the coming weeks.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that quarterback Nate Montana will try out for the 49ers at their rookie minicamp May 10-12 in hopes of earning a roster spot on the team that won four Super Bowls with his father Joe under center. Montana tried to follow in his father’s footsteps at Notre Dame, but that didn’t work out all that well and Montana bounced through three different schools during his college career.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Add the 49ers to the list of teams passing on Tebow

Throw another log on the fire.

Along with the Jets, the Buccaneers and the Eagles, it’s time to add to the list of teams that don’t want Tim Tebow today.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, “all indications are the 49ers have no desire to bring Tebow.”

Thursday, April 25, 2013

S Eric Reid Highlights (VIDEO)

49ers Select LSU Safety Eric Reid


Safety Eric Reid enticed the 49ers so much they traded up 13 spots to select him 18th overall in Thursday's first-round of the NFL draft.

Coming off their first Super Bowl loss in franchise history, the 49ers needed to find a safety to replace Dashon Goldson, a two-time Pro Bowler who left in free agency for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

San Francisco 49ers Draft Needs

The San Francisco 49ers have a whopping 13 draft picks in which to utilize in this year’s draft.

Unlike last year, the 49ers will actually need to rely on some of the players they take to be contributors if they hope to make it to another Super Bowl appearance.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Report: 49ers ready to move into middle of first round

So far in the pre-draft chatter process, there have been a lot of teams willing to concede a few spots. Few have said they want to move up.

But according to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, the 49ers could be interested in moving up to the 13th or 14th pick.

That’s a fairly specific location, but the 49ers are a team with a few specific needs, 13 picks to try to fill them, and the kind of roster that doesn’t have room for that many drafted rookies.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Schedule could be a little tricky for the 49ers

The NFL gave the 49ers a schedule with a few quirks. It is nothing they can’t handle, and they are quite capable of handling it with the sort of ease that makes them clear Super Bowl favorites when the calendar hits January.

Nevertheless, they have the sort of schedule that could cause them an uneasy moment or two.

Friday, April 19, 2013

49ers dealing with another Chris Culliver headache

Chris Culliver, the 49ers cornerback who became a distraction in the days before the Super Bowl when he said he wouldn’t want a gay teammate, is in hot water again.

The 49ers released a statement saying Culliver “is being handled internally” after questions were raised about his Instagram account, which he used to publicly post a text message conversation in which women are referred to as “bitch” and “hoes.”

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tight end Cameron Morrah to sign with 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have been in need of depth at the tight end position ever since Delanie Walker elected to sign with the Tennessee Titans in March.

With only Vernon Davis and Garrett Celek as the only two true tight ends on the roster, the 49ers were in need of additional help. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the 49ers are expected to sign former Seattle Seahawks tight end Cameron Morrah.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

49ers haven’t closed door on Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson hasn’t generated the kind of interest on the open market that he hoped to see when the Packers released him earlier this offseason.

There’s been just one visit for Woodson, but the good news is that the team he visited with hasn’t closed the door on signing him. The 49ers signed Craig Dahl earlier in the offseason to go with Trenton Robinson and C.J. Spillman, but have hardly squared away who will be lining up with Donte Whitner at safety next season.

Joe Montana’s son gets a workout with the 49ers

The 49ers are inviting local draft prospects to the team facility to work out on Wednesday, and the son of a 49ers legend will be among those in attendance.

Nate Montana, the quarterback son of Hall of Famer Joe Montana, will work out for the 49ers, according to the Associated Press.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Early talks commence between 49ers and Iupati

Having a quality starting quarterback on a cheap rookie contract that can’t be renegotiated for another year gives a team a certain financial flexibility.

And now that the 49ers have already locked up right tackle Anthony Davis, they’re moving down the line.

Albert Breer of the NFL Network mentioned that the 49ers have begun preliminary contract talks with guard Mike Iupati.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

McCoy likes winning vibe in San Fran

Quarterback Colt McCoy refused to say anything bad about the Browns after being traded to San Francisco.  But his recent gushing about the 49ers says everything he could about his view of the situation in Cleveland.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Report: Niners closing in on naming-rights deal

In Southern California, a stadium that has yet to get the green light to be built has a naming-rights deal.  In Northern California, the opposite is true.

That could be changing, soon.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Anthony Davis deal has millions tied to weight limits

Last week, 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis signed a five-year, $37.295 million extension.  Moving forward, he could lose some of that money each year, if he fails to keep his body weight at an appropriate level.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the deal contains annual “de-escalator” provisions, which would reduce his compensation based on his failure to comply with a specific weight target.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Nnamdi Asomugha Contract Breakdown

Little more than 20 months after cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha became the crown jewel of the post-lockout free agency class, Asomugha has been relegated to the bargain basement.

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Asomugha’s one-year deal with the 49ers carries no risk for the Niners, since he receives no guaranteed money.

The contract has a base value of $1.35 million, via a $1 million base salary, a $225,000 roster bonus if he makes it to the 53-man roster, $6,250 for each game on which Asomugha appears on the active roster, and a $25,000 workout bonus.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Anthony Davis celebrates his contract by taking a shot at Schiano

When 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis played at Rutgers, his coach was current Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano. The two of them didn’t always see eye to eye. And so today when Davis signed a five-year, $37.3 million contract extension with the 49ers, he decided to take a little shot at Schiano to celebrate.

In a tweet that he later deleted, Davis wrote about a conversation he once had with Schiano, in which Schiano had told Davis that Davis wouldn’t last in the NFL, beyond his rookie contract.

Niners, Anthony Davis strike long-term deal

Right tackle Anthony Davis will be a member of the 49ers for a long time.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the two sides have worked out a five-year extension.  Coupled with his current deal, the contract will keep Davis in San Francisco through 2019. The five-year extension is worth$37.295 million, with $17 million in guarantees.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Carlos Rogers received only partial salary guarantee on April 1

49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers is due to earn a base salary of $5.5 million in 2013, under a contract that looks a lot better now in light of the recent developments in the free-agent market.

Contrary to reports that the full amount of the salary became guaranteed on April 1, PFT has confirmed that only $1.25 million of the base salary is now guaranteed for skill and salary cap.  That same amount has been guaranteed for injury from the time Rogers signed the contract last November.

Press Conference - Nnamdi Asomugha

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Matt Maiocco Talks Nnamdi Signing and 49ers Offseason With PFT (VIDEO)


Nnamdi Asomugha agrees with 49ers

A formidable 49ers defense has added another talented player to the mix.

The Niners have come to terms with former Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Asomugha agreed to a one-year contract worth as much as $3 million.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Browns trade Colt McCoy to 49ers

The Browns and 49ers have swung a trade for backup quarterback Colt McCoy.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers obtained McCoy and the Browns sixth-round pick in exchange for their fifth- and seventh-round picks, which Florio has also confirmed.

So that’s the 164th overall pick and the 237th in exchange for the 173rd and a warm body, so they moved down nine spots and threw in a seventh to get a guy to back up Colin Kaepernick.
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Niners join the April Fool’s Day fun

Earlier on Monday, former Bills linebacker Nick Barnett had a little April Fool’s fun on Twitter, proclaiming that he has re-signed with Buffalo.

The 49ers are now getting in on the action, announcing the release of the Jim Harbaugh Collection.