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.
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 Super Bowl Sunday and 49ers quarterback Shaun Hill says he can’t stand to watch.
Niners coach Mike Singletary and new offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye got together with the local media on a conference call this afternoon.
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.
It was Bill Walsh’s idea to create an intern program for minority football coach. And, fittingly, the NFL announced today the program will be renamed The Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship.
There has still been no announcement from the 49ers, though the word last night from Tampa, Fla., site of the Super Bowl, is that longtime NFL assistant Jimmy Raye will be the club’s new offensive coordinator.
The 49ers have signed a coordinator, all right.
Here’s a closer look at how Jimmy Raye has fared as an offensive coordinator through the years.