The market for unrestricted free agents is shrinking by the minute.
The depth might not be as good as a year ago, but the top of the class of draft-eligible offensive tackles is very strong again.
It’s an eight-block walk from my Indianapolis hotel to Lucas Oil Stadium, site of the NFL scouting combine. I’ll be telling my grandchildren about the time I walked to work in the snow (though I was not barefoot).
I just arrived at my downtown Indianapolis hotel and now I’m trying to catch up on the NFL events of the day . . .
It’s off to Indianapolis for four days of fun from the NFL scouting combine.
The 49ers emphatically closed the door on any possibility imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick will suit up for the club in 2009 or beyond.
The 49ers today announced that there will, in fact, be a uniform change for the 2009 season.
An estimated 1,200 season-ticket holders slogged their way through the elements to the 1,605-seat San Mateo Performing Arts Center last night for the 49ers’ state-of-the-franchise event.
If Alex Smith and the 49ers agree to a new contract, he will compete with Shaun Hill for the starting quarterback job, coach Mike Singletary told reporters tonight after the team’s first “state of the franchise” address in San Mateo. Also, Singletary said he has not ruled out the possibility of the team acquiring quarterback Michael Vick, who is serving a prison sentence on federal dog-fighting charges.
The 49ers are holding their first “state of the franchise” this evening at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center.
Getting ready to head out the door to the first 49ers’ State of the Franchise evening in San Mateo . . .
Free agency kicks off Feb. 27, but the 49ers can solidify their plan of attack on Thursday. That is the deadline for teams to designate their “franchise player.” So the 49ers will know which players will and will not be available later this week.
Free-agent outside linebacker Roderick Green had a disappointing season for the 49ers, recording just 3.5 sacks in his role as a third-down pass rusher. Now, he faces weapons and drug charges after allegedly becoming uncooperative during a traffic stop in Texas.
The folks at Niners Nation recently asked me if I’d take part in a 49ers Q&A. We came up with an idea. We’d give our answers; they would give their answers; and anybody who has an opinion will get a chance to let their voices be heard, too.
After posting this, the NFL waiver wire came across and the 49ers made a couple moves. Scroll to the bottom or click on the link to see which players the 49ers waived today. * * * Monday was the first day NFL teams could release players under contract. The 49ers did not make any moves, but they are expected to part ways with at least one veteran player before the…
NFL Network’s draft analyst Mike Mayock said the 49ers should take a look at USC quarterback Mark Sanchez if he is still available after nine picks in the draft. But, he said, the more logical selection would probably be an offensive tackle.
There is a chicken-and-egg element to examining the success of so-called “running teams.”
The NFC West is in a state of flux.
Alex Smith’s future with the 49ers should be known by the end of the month, as both sides would like his contract situation resolved by the start of the free-agent signing period on Feb. 27.
The Cardinals won the NFC West and came oh-so-close to taking home the “sticky” Lombardi Trophy to the desert.