Four months after signing linebacker Patrick Willis to a long-term contract extension, the Niners did the same today with Vernon Davis, another franchise cornerstone, who will become the highest-paid tight end in NFL history. Davis was signed to a five-year extension through 2015. Multiple sources, including the Sacramento Bee, have reported that Davis will receive $23 million guaranteed and could earn as much as $37 million overall. The deal is…
The moment we’ve all been waiting for came just before 2 p.m. (PST) this afternoon, when ESPN super-sleuth Adam Schefter reported that missing NT Aubrayo Franklin will fly to San Francisco on Saturday and zip to 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara to sign his franchise tender.
Because of the uncertain labor situation heading into 2011, and because Franklin’s deadline to negotiate a long-term contract with the team had expired, there was little doubt the respected nose tackle would re-enter the fold at some point. The question was when.
Everybody had an opinion on the Patrick Willis contract extension yesterday. But some opinions count for more than others. Here’s what 12-year NFL linebacker and current 49ers broadcaster Gary Plummer had to say.
Plummer, of course, played linebacker for 12 years in the NFL, including his final four (1994-97) with the 49ers. More recently, he has witnessed Willis’ growth while doing game analysis for KNBR. Plummer takes a very analytical approach to the game, and it’s not surprising that he had strong opinions on Willis.
A few commenters gave rookie linebacker Navorro Bowman some grief for not knowing much about Patrick Willis, the 49ers’ new $50 million man. Well, rest assured that most players who have spent some time in the NFL know all about No. 52. Just ask Travis LaBoy, the Larkspur native who joined the 49ers as a free agent this offseason.
The 49ers’ first minicamp of 2010 just got a little less interesting. As you may have heard, Oregon running back LaGarrette Blount, better known for one punch than for 1,084 rushing yards, decided against signing with the Niners and instead agreed to terms with Tennessee.
The 49ers have agreed to terms Saturday evening with embattled Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount, who was not selected in the seven-round NFL draft. Blount, who was a projected high draft pick when the season started, saw his draft stock come crashing down when he punched taunting Boise State defensive end Byron Hout following a season-opening defeat. Blount was suspended for the balance of the season before getting reinstated…
One of the 49ers’ scheduled unrestricted free agents will not be hitting the open market tonight. The club has re-signed veteran linebacker Matt Wilhelm to a one-year contract.
Michael Crabtree arrived at the 49ers’ practice facility around 11 a.m., shook hands with his teammates and then went out of the practice field for the team’s morning walk-through. Coach Mike Singletary said Crabtree will not suit up for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
It’s a done deal. The 49ers have announced they have reached a six-year contract with rookie receiver Michael Crabtree, ending a contract impasse on its 72nd day. Crabtree was the No. 10 overall pick in the draft. He is expected to be on the practice field this morning. Let’s see if the guy can play a little football. More details to come after I wake up. The 49ers have a…
Quarterback Nate Davis, a fifth-round pick from Ball State, signed a four-year contract with the 49ers today. Davis‘ contract includes a $150,300 signing bonus.
The Joe Staley contract extension had been in the works for several months. Today, I learned more details after communicating with a league source with knowledge of the deal, which was signed Thursday.
The 49ers locked up left tackle Joe Staley through the 2017 season with a six-year contract extension the club announced just moments ago.
With the signing of sixth-round pick Bear Pascoe, a tight end, to a four-year contract, the 49ers have now gotten four of their seven draft selections under contract.
**Updates with contract info*** Veteran cornerback Dre’ Bly, who signed a one-year contract with the 49ers today, said he is eager to compete against Tarell Brown and Shawntae Spencer for a starting job.
***Includes updates on the contract numbers, as well as a new deal for Jeff Ulbrich that suggests the likelihood he figures into the team’s plan for this season.*** Niners chief negotiator Paraag Marathe is not waiting around for the team’s draft picks to be slotted. The 49ers today announced the signings of linebacker Scott McKillop and defensive end Ricky Jean-Francois to four-year contracts.
The 49ers today signed veteran outside linebacker Marques Harris, an unrestricted free agent who played his first four seasons with the Chargers. The club also announced the signings of 12 undrafted free agents.
UPDATED: 8:19 a.m. (PT), Thursday * * * Here is a list of undrafted free agents who have agreed to contracts with the 49ers, according to their agents.
The 49ers used some of their cap space this morning to sign outside linebacker Parys Haralson and kicker Joe Nedney to contract extensions, the club announced.