The 49ers re-signed kicker Shane Andrus to a one-year contract today, and will likely expect him to handle the backup duties at placekicker and punter during training camp this summer to save a spot on the 80-man roster for another position.
Free-agent offensive tackle Barry Sims decided yesterday to return to the 49ers on a one-year contract. Today, the signing became official.
Veteran free-agent offensive tackle Barry Sims today agreed to terms with the 49ers on a one-year contract that will pay him up to $2.1 million, including incentives, for the 2010 season.
Free-agent guard Chester Pitts visited the 49ers today after meeting with the Lions earlier in the week. He said his agent received a call today from the Seahawks, as they have entered the picture to gain his services. And the Texans, the team for which he has played the first eight seasons of his NFL […]
Representatives of the 49ers have spoken to free-agent Adam “Pacman” Jones, but coach Mike Singletary was not represent, a team spokesman said. Team representatives (I don’t know specifically which individuals) attended the memorial service for Ahmad Brooks’ father recently. On that trip, team reps visited several people in Louisiana, including Jones. That is as […]
The 49ers today announced the signing of free-agent cornerback Karl Paymah, whom the club pursued last offseason before he signed with the Vikings. Paymah signed a one-year contract.
Free-agent linebacker Akin Ayodele, whom the Dolphins recently released, is visiting with 49ers coaches and officials today in Santa Clara.
The 49ers have set up a Monday free-agent visit with linebacker Akin Ayodele, whom the Miami Dolphins released last week. The Saints and Cardinals have also expressed interest in Ayodele, 30, an eight-year veteran.
Some of the best free agents on the market are considered untouchable because of the level of compensation that a new team would have to provide. Draft picks are valuable currency in the non-salary cap NFL, as teams that draft well have a better chance of creating a winning nucleus while adhering to their budgets.
When I asked 49ers coach Mike Singletary (several times) at the NFL Scouting Combine whether Alex Smith would be the team’s starting quarterback in 2010, he finally said yes. “The thing for me is I’m always going to use words like ‘probably’ and all those other things because I like competition,” Singletary said. “I […]
Quarterback David Carr does not have cold feet. In fact, where he’s at right now, the weather is in the mid-70s.
Veteran tight end Anthony Becht, who visited the Raiders and 49ers on Monday and Tuesday, has agreed to re-sign with the Cardinals.
Free-agent tight end Anthony Becht, a 10-year veteran a blocking specialist who caught seven passes for the Cardinals last season, is visiting the 49ers this afternoon, a league source said.
There have been some names thrown out there of players - such as Jared Gaither and Leon Washington – that the 49ers might be pursuing in free agency. But if the player is a restricted free agent, it just doesn’t make sense for the 49ers to go strong after a player.
It’s “business as usual” for 49ers quarterback Shaun Hill, who plans to return to the Bay Area on Sunday to take part in the opening of the team’s offseason conditioning program, said Bob Lattinville, his agent.