For the first time in decades — perhaps in the history of the organization – 49ers assistant coaches have been ruled off-limits to the media.
One of the more pressing needs for the 49ers when free agency began was offensive tackle. The 49ers took a wait-and-see approach at that position through nearly three weeks. Now, they’re making a move.
The 49ers have agreed to terms with free-agent defensive end Demetric Evans, formerly of the Washington Redskins. It is a two-year deal worth $3.8 million.
The 49ers envision safety Mark Roman as a backup in 2009, so they have given him permission to seek a trade, his agent confirmed.
Quarterback Kurt Warner has reached a contract agreement to remain with the Cardinals, it was learned just moments ago.
As expected, Kurt Warner has taken the 49ers’ offer back to Arizona.
UPDATED with exclusive Warner interview (well, kind of). UPDATE II: The 49ers lose a player. See bottom of this post for details. * * * The Kurt Warner Watch continues at 4949 Centennial Boulevard in Santa Clara, site of the 49ers’ team offices.
The 49ers are holding their first “state of the franchise” this evening at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center.
After closely following the NFL playoffs, including the Cardinals’ narrow loss Sunday to the Steelers in the Super Bowl, I was left wondering how they did it.
It’s been a hectic morning. I have what my wife deems to be an unhealthy passion for St. Mary’s basketball. Last night and this morning were difficult.
The 49ers’ coaches are back from the Senior Bowl. GM Scot McCloughan is returning today from Mobile, Ala., too.
Browns assistant head coach/quarterbacks Rip Scherer met with coach Mike Singletary and GM Scot McCloughan about the 49ers’ opening at quarterbacks coach.
Former Broncos offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Rick Dennison made his flight and is in Santa Clara meeting with 49ers coach Mike Singletary and GM Scot McCloughan about the team’s vacant offensive coordinator job.
Tom Rathman has signed on the dotted line, officially beginning his third stint with the 49ers. The club announced the deal just moments ago. Rathman will be the team’s running backs coach.
Perhaps you’ve already noticed, but there is a new feature to the blog these days. There is now a forum. In the past, the comments section under my blog posts has been open season to discuss all topics. Now, there is an actual forum in which subjects involving the 49ers, the NFL, the draft and miscellaneous sports can be freely discussed. Feel free to get the ball rolling….
Coach Mike Singletary is scheduled to conduct his season-ending press conference today at 2 p.m. There might be a question or two about Singletary’s plan for the future of the 49ers’ offense. Check back here some time after 2:30 for a recap of the press conference.
I’m going to make this quick, as I haven’t been home since landing back in the Bay Area:
It was a light day in Santa Clara today. For the newspaper, I wrote about Ahmad Brooks. But now seems like a good time to solicit some questions from y’all. * * *
The 49ers’ game Sunday against the Seahawks will not be blacked out on local television, a team spokesman said just moments ago.
The 49ers have not enjoyed a winning season since Steve Mariucci was dumped after the 2002 season. The 49ers were 10-6, champions of the NFC West, and won a first-round playoff game.