Adam Schefter just reported that the 49ers have traded a sixth-round pick for Blaine Gabbert. Here is a quote from Trent Baalke: ““We thought highly of Blaine as an early entry into the 2011 NFL Draft. He is a high-character individual that will be given every opportunity to develop within our system and we are […]
ESPN has reported that the 49ers and free agent safety Antoine Bethea have agreed to a four-year, $23 million contract. Bethea replaces Donte Whitner, who signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Browns today, according to ESPN. Do you like the Bethea signing? Why or why not? Would you have preferred the 49ers to […]
This is the live blog for Day 1 of free agency. I’ll update this with news and analysis. 9:08 NFL.com just reported the Browns are “getting close” to signing Donte Whitner. 9:21 If the 49ers don’t spend any of their cap space on Donte Whitner, on whom will the Niners spend a signigicant chunk of […]
According to ESPN, the 49ers will cut Carlos Rogers. That move will save the 49ers $5.1 million in cap space. Do you think this move increases the chances the 49ers will re-sign Donte Whitner? Why or why not? And who do you think will be the 49ers’ slot cornerback next season?
The 49ers own five of the top-100 picks in the upcoming draft. Here’s how the Niners should use them. Pick No.30: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, FSU The best wide receiver available. I think Benjamin is the third-best WR prospect in the draft behind Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, but draft gurus seem down on Benjamin. If […]
Here is my Friday column. The NFL wants to make football more entertaining. The NFL means well. An eight-member competition committee of coaches and executives believes the extra point needs fixing. It’s just like a 20-yard field goal. Last season, kickers made them 99.6 percent of the time. Boring. Perfunctory. “The extra point is almost […]
According to Adam Schefter, Michael Bennett will become a free agent next week. Do you think the 49ers should sign him? If the Niners did sign Bennett, he would replace Ray McDonald as a defensive tackle on the 49ers’ Nickel defense. Last season, McDonald had 5 sacks, 3 QB hits and 30 hurries in 807 […]
Here is my Wednesday column. Here is the current stock report of six prominent 49er figures, letting you know if their stock is up or down. Jim Harbaugh: Stock down For eight consecutive years, his stock was up, up, up. That trend ended Jan. 19, the day Harbaugh lost the NFC Championship to the Seahawks […]
The day after reports surfaced that Colin Kaepernick wants a massive contract extension, Jim Harbaugh privately worked out Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who projects to be a second-round pick. What do you think this means? Do you think the 49ers are trying to put pressure on Kaepernick and to take away his leverage? Do […]
Sports Illustrated recently interviewed Jim Harbaugh, and he denied that he wants a contract extension, that he wants more power and that there is friction between him and Trent Baalke. Here’s a Harbaugh quote from the interview: “I have never been a guy that wants to get extensions. If the guy at the top is […]
Who are the best QBs in the NFL? I’m going rank them by tiers. You’re free to rank the QBs however you see fit. TIER ONE: GREAT QUARTERBACKS. QBs who can carry a team even if it lacks a good defense or key offensive personnel. 1. Peyton Manning 2. Aaron Rodgers 3. Tom Brady 4. Drew Brees […]
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder who cites sources, Anquan Boldin has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal ($9 million guaranteed) with the 49ers. Do you think this is the final deal the 49ers’ front office will complete while they all are in Miami?