Found February 24, 2012 on Sacbee:
INDIANAPOLIS – When the new NFL year begins next month, the 49ers' priority will be to preserve what they built in 2011. Michael Conroy Associated Press 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh would like to see his 13-3 crew back.

49ers mum on Smith's contract status

The San Francisco 49ers are on record that they'd prefer not to use the franchise tag this offseason, but they also have a quarterback who could be a free agent. And Alex Smith seemed to find himself and his niche last season. GM Trent Baalke said San Francisco remains committed to re-signing Smith but offered no details on where things stand. "We're working hard...

49ers GM expects a lot from Michael Crabtree next season

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke was asked how satisfied he was with the season that Michael Crabtree had.  He indicated that he was satisfied with some of the things he saw and expects big things from him next season. “Whether he can define himself as a true No. 1 in the national football league or not remains to be seen but certainly happy with the progress that...

49ers add Pontbriand, 3rd long snapper on roster

The 49ers might lead the league in one obscure category: long snappers. San Francisco signed former Browns long snapper Ryan Pontbriand to a one-year contract Thursday, making the two-time Pro Bowler the third long...

C.J. Spillman gets 3-year deal from 49ers

Sixteen months after he was cut by the Chargers, 49ers special-teams standout C.J. Spillman has achieved career stability in San Francisco. A restricted free agent, Spillman, 25, signed a three-year, $6 million contract...

Niners agree to three-year contract with special teams ace Spillman

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the San Francisco 49ers and free-agent special teams standout C.J. Spillman have reached agreement on a three-year contract.

Get ready to be wowed by Green

I'll never forget Vernon Davis' performance at the 2006 NFL Combine. Considered a late first-round, early second-round prospect when he arrived in Indianapolis that week, Davis took to the RCA Dome carpet like some modern-day Hercules. The chiseled Davis dominated the tight end drills like no player ever had before. The 40? He ran it in 4.38 seconds, the fastest time by...

49ers hold onto C.J. Spillman

The 49ers have re-signed a free agent safety, but it isn’t starter Dashon Goldson. Matt Maiocco of reports that the team agreed on a three-year, $6 million contract extension with Spillman, who was a pending restricted free agent, at the combine on Friday. The guaranteed portion of the deal is $1.8 million. Spillman was…

49ers GM Trent Baalke on Alex Smith, other free agents: 'We want to keep our guys in place'

49ers general manager says he probably won't view tape of 49ers loss to New York Giants because it makes more sense to focus on the future.

Report: 49ers, Spillman agree on 3-year deal

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the San Francisco 49ers and free agent special teams standout C.J. Spillman have reached agreement on a three-year contract.

Harbaugh talks up prized quarterbacks

The Scouting Combine's top two quarterbacks - all but assured to be selected 1-2 in April's NFL Draft - each have a connection with San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh: He coached Andrew Luck at Stanford, and he recruited Robert Griffin III, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner who starred at Baylor. Luck may be locked up and signed by the Indianapolis Colts - keeper of the...

Jim Harbaugh wants answers

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jim Harbaugh already landed the top prospect in this year's draft.It will take more than Andrew Luck's signature on a letter of intent to acquire the quarterback this time around, though, and Luck is going to be long gone by the time the 49ers pick later in the first round.Besides, it sounds like Harbaugh is more interested in talking to the guys who didn...

Tom Brady carries the legacy of coach Tom “The Mechanic” Martinez

Tom Martinez could not have picked a greater legacy holder for his professional career than Tom Brady. Martinez passed away Tuesday night, on his birthday, but he’ll always be remembered as the guy who could fix Brady when the star QB needed tweaking. Throughout the years, Martinez’s name would surface and float around like fireflies lighting up a football conversation...
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