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There is a lot of pressure for teams to go out this offseason and find free agents to either replace or bolster certain areas of their team, but overpaying may be the name of the game this offseason and some teams have no choice but to comply with those standards.
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At the beginning of the 2011 season, the 49ers’ situation at quarterback would have rated as the worst among the four teams in the NFC West, with San Francisco going forward at the position with much-maligned veteran Alex Smith as the starter and two rookie backups behind him. But after Smith’s breakout season vaulted the Niners to the top of the division, things have changed in a big way.
Former 49ers legend Jerry Rice believes Alex Smith did a good job leading San Francisco to the NFC Championship Game last season, but he thinks the team should go after Peyton Manning if the ex-MVP becomes available.
“I think you go for it,” Rice said Tuesday. “A guy of that talent, you’ve got everything in place. You’ve got a defense that smacks you in the mouth. You...
The 49ers announced Tuesday they have signed restricted free agent C.J. Spillman to a three-year contract extension, keeping in place one of the key pieces that made their special teams units among the most effective and productive in the NFL last season.
Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice believes the 49ers should pursue quarterback Peyton Manning if and when he is released this week.
“I think you go for it,” Rice said Tuesday per Marin Independent Journal. “A guy of that talent, you’ve got everything in place. You’ve got a defense that smacks you in the mouth. You just need a little more out of the offense...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist What Greg Williams did wasn't all that different from what football coaches have been doing since the game was invented. He just kept detailed records.
Violence is the coin of the realm in the NFL, but based on the headlines, you would think targeting players to gain a competitive advantage - or to pocket a few extra bucks...
It isn’t a secret that the San Francisco 49ers are shopping for multiple upgrades at wide receiver. After all, it proved to be their undoing in the NFC Championship Game. The fact that their receivers combined for just one catch in that dis-heartening loss proves this point even further.
Sources close to the San Francisco 49ers have indicated to me that they are seriously contemplating...
The Patriots have been trying to figure out ways to fix their secondary. Too many players have beaten them wide or over the middle and they need more than Patrick Chung patrolling the middle to keep people on their toes.
Well, one player the Patriots were hoping to go after was San Francisco 49ers Safety Dashon Goldson, who had a monster year on the Bay. Well, that most likely will...