Category Archives: Contract signings

Vernon Davis signed to five-year extension

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 […]

D-line coach Tomsula on Franklin’s return

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.

Plummer gets giddy talking about Willis

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.

LaBoy on Willis: ‘allows the defense to expand’

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.

Blount going to Titans, not 49ers

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.

UDFAs Blount, Vann, Brown agree to terms with 49ers

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 […]

49ers re-sign Wilhelm

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.

Crabtree calls holdout ‘humbling experience’

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.

Crabtree signs up for 6 years

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 […]

Niners sign QB Nate Davis

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.  

Staley’s contract details and ramifications

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.