There was an obvious parallel when reports on ESPN and “Instant 49ers” first surfaced Friday evening of the 49ers’ interest in Kurt Warner.
What is the role of a coach in “recruiting” free agents?
Free-agent quarterback Kurt Warner is still scheduled to visit Monday with 49ers officials.
It has been confirmed through multiple reliable sources today that the 49ers continue to pursue a contract with Cardinals free-agent quarterback Kurt Warner.
The 49ers signed wide receiver Brandon Jones this morning to a five-year, $16.5 million contract with $5.4 million in guaranteed money, according to his agent.
The 49ers have set up their second visit of free agency, as it’s been learned Redskins defensive end Demetric Evans is scheduled to meet with club officials on Monday.
At least this 49ers quarterback scenario makes a heck of a lot more sense than the Michael Vick speculation of a couple weeks ago.
UPDATED (7:30 p.m.) The 49ers have a “legitimate shot” to land veteran free-agent quarterback Kurt Warner, who led the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl this season, a league source said. A second source with knowledge of the situation said there have been no serious contract discussions.
I’m starting a new entry with the second half of the first day of NFL free agency:
Welcome to the first full day of NFL free agency. It’s darn early in the morning . . . do you know where your free agent is?
We might even have a few updates here throughout the evening/morning . . . * * * The NFL announced this evening that 444 players have become free agents and are now eligible to negotiate with any team in the league.
While newlywed Alex Smith is on his honeymoon, talks about reducing his contract have been put on hold. The only timeline for getting a new deal in place apparently is Monday, March 16.
That darn East Coast bias gets pretty annoying, eh?
The 49ers currently have approximately $25 million in salary-cap space with free agency set to begin at 9:01 p.m. (PT) tomorrow night. Don’t expect anything memorable like a year ago when this blog posted a report about the first free agent to switch teams. The post was time-stamped at 9:27 p.m. Teams — and players speaking to the media — will probably be a little more discreet this year.
Just wanted to check in for a quick update.
I was going to hold off on writing an NFL combine recap until Monday. But here I am, stuck for a while at Chicago‘s Midway. I see my flight has been delayed THREE hours. I’m not scheduled to arrive back in the Bay Area around 2 a.m., so thank goodness there’s a Harry Caray’s next to my gate.
Prior to coming to the NFL scouting combine here in Indianapolis, new 49ers offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye sent faxes to Shaun Hill and Alex Smith. (Hmmm, sounds to me as if Smith just might be back on the team next season.)
An NFL employee led us down the concourse and into the elevator. We were not blindfolded, but it seems as if that would’ve been an appropriate safeguard.
The spread offense, which has become so prevalent in the college ranks, is having quite an impact on the college game, too.
One of the best draft prospects from the Bay Area colleges is San Jose State defensive Jarron Gilbert, who was the WAC’s co-defensive player of the year with 22 tackles for loss.