This is the live blog for free agency 2016. I will update this with 49ers news as it breaks.
Friday, 11:27. The Denver Broncos have traded a conditional 2017 draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for quarterback Mark Sanchez. Looks like the market for Colin Kaepernick has been reduced by 33 1/3%. Look for Kaepernick to land in Cleveland with head coach Hue Jackson.
#Eagles get a 2017 conditional 7th round draft pick from Denver for QB Mark Sanchez.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) March 11, 2016
Thursday, 7:38 a.m. The Denver Broncos are willing to trade the 49ers a third-round pick for Colin Kaepernick, but the Niners want a second-round pick in return, according to Mike Silver of the NFL Network.
2) The 49ers likely want a second-round pick; Broncos may be willing to part with a third. The dance continues.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 10, 2016
Thursday, 7:33 a.m. The Oakland Raiders have signed CB Sean Smith to a four-year, $40 million deal, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. That’s a bargain. Not sure why the Niners couldn’t outbid Oakland here.
Took a while but #Raiders closed CB Sean Smith, 4 years for $40 million. Winning free agency so far
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 10, 2016
Wednesday, 5:59. The Kansas City Chiefs are trying hard to re-sign Sean Smith, according to the Kansas City Star. The Niners probably would have to offer Smith $14 million per year to get him. That’s Richard-Sherman money. I say pay the man. The Niners have no one else on which to spend their money.
Wednesday, 3:13.. The 49ers have signed former Philadelphia Eagles third-string quarterback Thad Lewis, according to Rand Getlin of NFL.com. Lewis played under Chip Kelly last season.
Seems clear the 49ers’ top target in free agency is CB Sean Smith. Can the 49ers land their top target? — Grant Cohn (@grantcohn) March 9, 2016
Wednesday, 2:01. The New York Giants have signed defensive end Olivier Vernon, according to Ian Rapoport. Vernon was the best pass rusher on the market.
Olivier Vernon gets $85M over 5 years — WOW — with $52.5M in guarantees. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
Wednesday, 1:25. The 49ers are interested in running back C.J. Anderson, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Anderson is a former undrafted free agent. Wednesday, 1:04. Boone will make a little more than $6 million a year in Minnesota, according to Tom Pelissero. The Niners probably will try to sign someone for half of that.
Wednesday, 12:57. Former 49ers guard Alex Boone signed with the Minnesota Vikings today. Here are the best remaining interior offensive linemen on the market, according to Rotoworld’s Evan Silva.
Top free agent interior OL left: Louis Vasquez Geoff Schwartz Jahri Evans JR Sweezy Evan Mathis Stefen Wisniewski Ryan Wendell Chris Chester — Evan Silva (@evansilva) March 9, 2016
Wednesday, 12:53. The 49ers are bidding against the Kansas City and the Oakland Raiders for free-agent cornerback Sean Smith, according to Peter King..
KC, Oak, SF still in on Sean Smith. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) March 9, 2016
Wednesday, 12:31: The 49ers do not want to trade QB Colin Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos or any team, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.