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With safety Dashon Goldson currently under the franchise tag, the San Francisco 49ers will have to decide whether or not they want to sign him to a long-term extension at the end of the year.
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com believes the 49ers will have to weigh their options when it comes to re-signing a player like Goldson, since they’re going to need to pay linebacker Navarro Bowman at some point.
“The 49ers have invested heavily on the defensive side of the ball in particular, and with a growing cast of young standouts there, who will continue to merit new contracts? Do they need to invest heavily at safety now for the long-term? A year ago Goldson, who has yet to sign his tag, was a free agent and the market was soft for him,” wrote La Canfora. “He lingered for a while and ended up being a bargain for San Francisco.”
“GM Trent Baalke has done a great job assembling talent and finding value in free agency. But given normal budget limitations, and the fact the team is building a new stadium, and with guys like Navarro Bowman around the corner,how much do your pour into the back end? Especially with all of the production they get from the front seven. With all of that in mind, maybe it makes sense to wait and see what happens with other contracts at the position as well.”
At the end of the day, the 49ers may not be able to afford to keep Goldson past this season.
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The San Francisco 49ers enjoyed a resurgent 2011 campaign, coming one overtime loss shy of making it to the Super Bowl. Part of the reason was a staunch defense that ranked among the league’s best all season, helped by the addition of seventh overall pick Aldon Smith. Smith burst onto the scene with a breakout rookie year...
The house party that produced the stabbing of 49er’s Aldon Smith has come to a stand still. Santa Clara County detectives are still hoping to find anybody that could lead them in the right direction.
Santa Clara Deputies and the California Highway Patrol responded to the altercation, but were unable to get any pertinent info from any of the party’s guests. There is no information...
There comes a point when perhaps you should just consider staying at home and playing some Nintendo or watching a movie. If the San Francisco 49ers’ breakout rookie hasn’t reached that point yet, it might be time for some crazy pills.
In an offseason that has seen the 2011 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year already get arrested for a DUI, which seems to be a necessity for young...
According to Steve Kim of MaxBoxing.com, San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore will carry Nonito Donaire’s World Boxing Organization championship belt into the ring for him before his match against Jeffrey Mathebula on Saturday July 7th.
Donaire will face off against Mathebula at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The fight will be for both the WBO...
Before I begin, a quick hello. I’m John Porter, a 22 year old 49ers fan from Preston, England. While I’m quickly plugging/introducing myself, I’m also a coach at the Manchester Titans, bringing american football in all its glory to Manchester.
Anyway, moving on to my first column. Basically, I’ve been a 49ers fan since around 1998. Supporting this team has often made me...
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Key Additions: QB Josh Johnson, RB Brandon Jacobs, WR Randy Moss, WR Mario Manningham
Key Losses: WR Josh Morgan
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Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers finally turned a leaf last year on their way to a 13 win season, and a botched punt return away from the Super Bowl. Second year head coach Jim Harbaugh took a talented team and...
San Francisco 49ers
We're the clear cut favorite in our division, but we know there's still work to be done. Sure, we shouldn't have any major trouble in securing the NFC West title and the playoff birth that comes with it, but our sights are on the grand prize. To get to the Super Bowl, we'll need our defense to continue its dominance, and we'll need Alex Smith...
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was stabbed at a house party near San Jose, California on Saturday morning. According to CSN Bay Area, Smith suffered stab wounds to his shoulder and abdomen, likely from a small pocket knife, while trying to break up a fight at the party. Smith was treated for minor injuries and was then released from a local hospital.
Smith, the No.7...
(Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Frank Gore is set to enter the boxing ring on Saturday night, but 49ers fans will not have to worry about whether or not he will get injured.
The veteran back has joined the entourage of Nonito Donaire. Gore’s role will be one of high profile as he carries Donaire’s WBO super bantamweight belt into the ring, according to maxboxing.com, via Comcast...
49ers Aldon Smith made a huge mistake by staying up past 8pm
San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith was stabbed at a house party (I believe it was his OWN home) while trying to break up a fight. Somehow a man doing a typical man-type thing has turned into a bunch of idiots in the media and sports fandom opining about how athletes should do nothing but sit on the couch with their boring...
San Franciso 49ers Aldon Smith arrives for the Inaugural National Football League Honors at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis (Credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar)
While speaking with the NFL network today, police have reported that they do not currently have a suspect in this weekend’s stabbing of San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith.
According to Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com, “Santa Clara...
According to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, the police have told them that they currently don’t have any suspects in the reported stabbing of San Francisco 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith.
Santa Clara County Sheriff Sergeant Jose Cardoza stated that deputies responded to a 911 call on Saturday morning and when they arrived at the scene two people were shot and one was...
The 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft is set for July 12, leaving NFL Teams a little more than a week to prepare. The draft will be done electronically, with teams submitting their selections(if any) to the NFL. Will the New York Jets make a selection?
If the New York Jets weren't so happy with their group of wide receivers, Utah wide receiver Josh Gordon would probably be in...