Friday, March 28, 2014

Chris Culliver arrested for hit and run, possessing brass knuckles

49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested and charged with two felonies, one for a hit and run and one for possessing brass knuckles.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Perrish Cox signs one-year deal with 49ers

The 49ers didn’t want cornerback Perrish Cox enough to tender him a contract as a restricted free agent.

That doesn’t mean they didn’t want him.

Cox’s agent Jordan Woy just tweeted out word that his client had agreed to a one-year deal with the 49ers.

Cox filled in well enough for the 49ers in the playoffs, but they didn’t want to spend $1.323 million on him. Now, he’ll get a chance to provide depth and play special teams again.

49ers G.M. wants Colin Kaepernick’s extension by camp

It’s one thing for 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to bang the drum for a new contract for quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

But this is apparently something the entire 49ers leadership agrees on.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said he wanted Kaepernick’s extension done before the start of training camp.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tarrell Brown says 49ers made “slap in the face” offer

Free-agent cornerback Tarell Brown signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal to remain in the Bay Area, jumping from the 49ers to the Raiders.  So if that’s what Oakland offered to get Brown, what did the 49ers pony up to keep him?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Emmanuel Sanders will head to San Francisco next

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders‘ tour of NFL teams stopped at the Chiefs on Friday and it is set to continue over the weekend.

Multiple reports indicate Sanders will travel to San Francisco for a visit with the 49ers as long as he doesn’t reach a deal with the Chiefs or another one of the teams he’s visited since the start of free agency. Sanders has also paid visits to the Buccaneers and Jaguars.

49ers sign Chris Cook

The 49ers found themselves a bit thin at cornerback with Carlos Rogers released and Tarell Brown signing with the Raiders, but things are a bit rounder with word that Chris Cook has signed with the team.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the team has reached agreement with the former Viking on a one-year deal.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Walter Thurmond to visit 49ers

The Seahawks and 49ers have built up a good rivalry over the last couple of years and it has included several players shuffling between the two teams.

There could be another one added to the list. Cornerback Walter Thurmond said on Twitter that he’s headed to San Francisco to visit with the 49ers. Thurmond seems to anticipate what kind of reaction that news will get from Seahawks fans.

Julian Edelman to visit 49ers

With the Patriots once again putting the screws to receiver Julian Edelman, Edelman finally may be screwing back.

Per multiple reports, Edelman will visit the 49ers on Friday.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

49ers acquire Jonathan Martin in trade with Dolphins

Tuesday didn’t just mark the start of free agency but the start of trading season in the NFL as well.

For the second time today, the San Francisco 49ers have made a trade with a team in the state of Florida.

The 49ers have acquired tackle Jonathan Martin from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a conditional draft pick. The trade was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

49ers Re-sign Eric Wright

Eric Wright will spend another season in San Francisco.

Wright, a cornerback who signed a one-year deal with the 49ers last year, revealed on Instagram that he is signing another contract with the 49ers this year.

49ers sign Antoine Bethea to four-year deal

San Francisco will swap departed safety Donte Whitner for a slightly less expensive alternative.

Shortly after Whitner signed with the Browns for $7 million a year, the 49ers have signed safety Antoine Bethea to a four-year contract that’s worth between $5 million and $6 million a year, according to several reports.

“Indy it’s been real,” Bethea wrote on Twitter. “Fans and city showed me nothing but love my eight years there and greeted me w/ open arms Appreciate all the support! Glad to be a Niner!! Going to the Bay!”

The 29-year-old Bethea has spent his entire eight-year NFL career in Indianapolis and has started all 16 games for six consecutive seasons.

Jaguars trade Blaine Gabbert to 49ers

If Blaine Gabbert is to jump-start his career, it will not be in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars have dealt Gabbert to the 49ers.  Adam Schefter of ESPN, who first reported the news, says the compensation will be a sixth-round pick.

Phil Dawson will remain with 49ers

The franchise tag wasn’t a viable option for the 49ers to make sure kicker Phil Dawson remained with the team in 2014 because it would have paid him at the level of a franchised quarterback.

That didn’t eliminate the possibility of bringing him back, however, and Dawson tweeted a short time ago that he has re-signed with the team. Dawson wrote that he’s “excited and grateful” to return to the team on what Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports is a two-year deal.

Donte Whitner expects to sign with the Browns today

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Whitner expects to sign with the Browns as soon as free agency officially opens at 4 p.m. Eastern. In Cleveland, Whitner would fill a void in the secondary left by safety T.J. Ward, who is expected to leave in free agency.

The 28-year-old Whitner started all 16 games for the 49ers last season, and the 49ers are interested in re-signing him. But the Browns have more cap space than the 49ers, and the Browns can also give Whitner the opportunity to come home: Whitner was born and raised in Cleveland and played his college football at Ohio State.

Monday, March 10, 2014

49ers will cut Carlos Rogers

It was reported that Carlos Rogers would need to take a pay cut in order to avoid getting cut. Rogers didn't take a cut in pay, so now he will be cut.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the decision has been made, and the 49ers will cut Rogers.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Boldin says he’s aware of no locker-room gripes about Harbaugh

If, as Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle recently reported, coach Jim Harbaugh’s “act has worn pretty thin” in the locker room, especially with some “face of the 49ers” players, receiver Anquan Boldin isn’t one of them.

Boldin gets $6 million per year on two-year deal

Last year, the Ravens weren’t willing to pay receiver Anquan Boldin $6 million per year.  The 49ers were.

The 49ers are now willing to pay him $6 million per year for each of the next two years.

Report: Kaepernick looking for $18 million per year

As it turns out, coach Jim Harbaugh is a bargain in comparison to quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

At a time when it’s believed that Harbaugh hopes to increase his annual salary from $5 million to $6.5 million in 2014, Kaepernick hopes to end in a much higher spot.  While starting in a much lower one.