Category Archives: Free agency
The 49ers will sign former Oregon Duck and Ole Miss Rebel Jeremiah Masoli, reports Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. If this is true, this is a departure from the 49ers pattern of signing “character guys.” As Carmen Policy once put it, … Continue reading
Now that the lockout is over, let’s look ahead to free agency, which starts this week. Who will the 49ers sign? Alex Smith, for starters. Smith stated in a text message this morning he won’t hesitate to sign with 49ers. … Continue reading
Willis, obviously, can withstand pain. But he couldn’t do much when he received a concerned look after the results of an X-ray on his broken right hand came back after Sunday’s 25-17 loss to the Rams. Continue reading
Hours after trading disgruntled defensive end Kentwan Balmer to the Seahawks, the 49ers made an even bigger splash, signing coveted free-agent running back Brian Westbrook.
Westbrook had been linked to the Denver, St. Louis and Washington over the offseason. Saturday, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen called the Rams frontrunners. Sunday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan reiterated his interest in the versatile veteran. But it was the 49ers who swooped in and signed Westbrook to a one-year contract.
NFL.com’s Jason LaCanfora reported that he will earn a base salary of $1.25 million, and could receive as much as $2.5 million.
OK, it’s not as newsworthy as Patrick Willis re-upping, but the 49ers added another piece to their defense today when they signed veteran CB Williams James to a one-year deal. Or if you have a long memory – Will Peterson, as he was known during his first five seasons with the New York Giants.
Outside linebacker Travis LaBoy agreed to terms today on a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the 49ers, a league source said, confirming an ESPN report. This signing gives the 49ers four experienced players at the pass-rushing position.
Free-agent outside linebacker/defensive end Travis LaBoy worked out for the 49ers today, approximately 11 months after undergoing surgery to repair torn tendons in his left foot. He sat out last season to rehabilitate from the injury.
Guard David Baas, a restricted free agent, signed his one-year, $1,226 million tender with the 49ers today, the club announced.
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks signed a waiver to participate in the 49ers’ offseason earlier in the week. Today, the 49ers announced Brooks signed a new two-year contract. Terms of the contract were not immediately known. Brooks, a four-year veteran, was a … Continue reading
Outside linebacker/defensive end Ahmad Brooks showed a lot of promise in the final six games of the season after replacing Manny Lawson on third downs to rush the passer. Brooks tied for second on the 49ers with six sacks.