Category Archives: Free agency

Baas faces uncertainty as RFA

If things go as many envision, left guard David Baas is in for a tumultous offseason with no assurances he’ll be back in the 49ers’ starting lineup.

David Carr: ‘It’s 49ers’ to lose’

The David Carr-to-the-49ers sentiment is gaining a lot of momentum as free-agency hits the 12-hour mark.   A league source says, “It’s the 49ers’ to lose.”

49ers interested in Carr? What it might mean

The 49ers already have the No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 draft. They are reportedly now looking at the No. 1 overall pick of the 2002 draft to also occupy a seat the team’s quarterback meeting room.

New era of NFL free agency kicks off

There are 531 professional football players looking for work this evening, as a new era in the NFL kicked off. It’s official. The 2010 season will not have a salary cap.

Not expecting free-agent flurry from 49ers

Teams that enter the unrestricted free-agent market at the opening bell know they’re going to have to overspend. That opening bell sounds at 9 p.m. (PT).   The 49ers have done so on several occasions, beginning in 2005, as they took dramatic measures to attempt to upgrade a roster left depleted by some poor drafts […]

Checking in with 49ers EFAs

Teams can retain the rights to players with fewer than three years of NFL experience (and whose contracts have expired) through the simple process of extending a qualifying offer to these exclusive-rights free agents.  

Brooks, Baas tendered as RFAs; Hudson free to leave

The 49ers tendered scheduled restricted free agents guard David Baas and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks, while deciding to allow cornerback Marcus Hudson to test the market as an unrestricted free agent.

Franklin designated 49ers’ franchise player

In a move the 49ers have planned since November, the club today officially announced it has assigned the non-exclusive franchise tag to nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin, who was scheduled for unrestricted free agency.   The 49ers have, in essence, taken Franklin off the free-agent market with a one-year, $7.003 million tender – or the average of […]

49ers’ dollars better spent on retaining own players

The 49ers seemingly did nothing in the 2009 offseason to improve their pass rush. At least, they did not add anyone through the draft or free agency to make much of an impact.   But the 49ers’ pass rush was, in fact, significantly improved. The 49ers did not change their personnel, but defensive coordinator Greg Manusky […]

Veteran cornerback Kelly is also scheduled for visit

Veteran cornerback Brian Kelly, whom the Lions cut in December, is scheduled to visit the 49ers and take a physical later today, a league source said. Dre’ Bly is also scheduled to arrive in Santa Clara today.

Niners scheduled to visit with Dre’ Bly

The 49ers are wasting no time in targeting a replacement for injured Walt Harris, as the club is scheduled to meet Thursday with veteran free-agent cornerback Dre’ Bly, a league source said.