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Just three years after finishing up a five-year, $40 million contract, wide receiver Braylon Edwards can’t even find a tryout with an NFL team. After an injury plagued 2011 season saw him catch only 9 passes for a total of 181 yards, he was given his outright release from the San Francisco 49ers last Christmas. Since then, there have been a multitude of reports of teams that have had “rumored interest” in the free agent, but none seem to ever materialize. The Bengals were said to be at the top of the list, but as far as anyone knows, a visit never occurred and things have gone all quiet on that front. Then, it appeared that a reunion with the New York Jets were on the horizon. But today head coach Rex Ryan came out and said that the team is happy with its group of young receivers led by Santonio Holmes, rookie Stephen Hill, Chaz Schilens and Jeremy Kerley. At just 29 years old, one would assume that Edwards still has some tread on his tires. He is just one season removed from leadi...

Brandon Jacobs repays young fan

Brandon Jacobs was sent money by a young fan who wanted to keep the running back with the Giants. Jacobs repaid the young fan.

Brandon Jacobs refunds 6-year-old Giants fan with an added bonus

Remember earlier this month when we shared with you the story of the 6-year-old Giants fan who sent the contents of his piggy bank — $3.36 in total — to new 49er Brandon Jacobs in an effort to convince the bruising running back to return to the Giants? It was a story that made everyone say, “Awww!” Well, the awww-ness came full circle this week when Jacobs returned the...

New York Jets are ruling out WR Braylon Edwards

For much of this NFL offseason, speculation has surrounded WR Braylon Edwards and the possibility of his return to the New York Jets. Edwards departed the Jets as a free agent after the 2010 season and joined the San Francisco 49ers  last season. His productivity on the field was hampered by a lingering knee injury last season as he recorded just 15 receptions for 181 yards.The...

San Francisco 49ers: 13 Greatest Draft Picks Of All Time

The San Francisco 49ers are one of the longest-active and most historic teams currently playing in the NFL. Over the years San Francisco has won many games and championships by consistently drafting superstar players. This article looks back at the13 all-time best draft picks in San Francisco’s history. 1950: 1.11.11: Leo Nomellini Leo Nomellini played for the San Francisco...

The Jets were wrong to not bring Braylon Edwards back to the swamps of Jersey

The New York Post reported earlier today that the Jets have decided against bringing back wide receiver Braylon Edwards for a sequel this autumn in the swamps of Jersey. Since the 29-year-old Edwards was cut by the San Francisco 49ers … Continue reading →

A.J. Jenkins Struggling with 49ers

Rookie first-rounder A.J. Jenkins has been struggling so far with the 49ers, according to the Sacramento Bee. Fantasy Spin: The former Illinois wideout was a puzzling pick for San Francisco that high in the Draft, and is so far having trouble just staying on his feet, and it is clear he needs to toughen up for the NFL and add bulk to his slight frame (190 pounds). He also displays...

Former 49ers WR Owens dies

R.C. Owens, a former 49ers wide receiver who was inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame last year, passed away Sunday at the age of 78. Nicknamed "Alley Oop" for his leaping ability, Owens played five of his eight NFL seasons for San Francisco and spent more than two decades in the team's front office. "The 49ers family has suffered a great loss with...

Braylon Edwards is still available

As Mike Holmgren came out front to talk about the Browns last week, he was asked frequently about the Browns and how they feel about their wide receivers. Out of one side of his mouth, Holmgren proclaimed his love for Mohamed Massaquoi and stated his expectations of the receiver are high. Out of the other side of his mouth, he indicated (without using any specific names) that the...

Former 49ers receiver, executive dies at age 78

R.C. Owens, a longtime 49ers front office man and eight-year NFL wide receiver whose impressive leaping ability earned him the nickname ''Alley Oop'' and helped popularize the phrase, has died. He was 78. The Niners, his team for the first of his five NFL seasons, announced Owens' death Monday. The team said he died Sunday and had been living in Manteca, about...

Brian Banks participates in 49ers rookie minicamp

Brian Banks search for an NFL job continued as he began a workout with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, The Sacramento Bee reported. Banks will participate in a three-day rookie camp with the 49ers where he will be evaluated as an inside linebacker.  The 49ers only rookie at the position was undrafted Joe Holland, he suffered a foot injury during the team's full-squad minicamp...

Pat Kirwan's Top-Five Tackle Tandems In The NFL

Pat Kirwan's top-five NFL tackle tandems list. Kirwan uses a very simple formula to come to his rankings.

Brandon Jacobs rewarded young fan who sent him money

Getty Images Roughly a month ago, San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs received $3.36 in the mail from Joseph Armento, in order to keep him from leaving the Giants. Of course Jacobs ended up leaving the New York in free agency, because the boy’s money unfortunately can’t pay his bills. On Wednesday, Jacobs took his five-year old son Brayden to visit six-year-old...

Brandon Jacobs refunds 6-year-old’s money

Last month, little New York Giants fan Joseph Armento sorely wanted RB Brandon Jacobs to remain with the team, so he took action, raising the small amount of $3.36 to send to Jacobs, so that the team could afford to keep him with the Giants. Jacobs received the kind donation unfortunately too late, having already signed with the San Francisco 49ers. On Wednesday, Jacobs refunded...
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