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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.

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 will use their franchise tag on Dashon Goldson

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers will use their franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson. Under the franchise tag, Goldson will make $6.2 million in 2012. Goldson had a break out season in 2011 with 67 tackles and 6 interceptions. With Goldson being tagged, the 49ers will have to work hard to get quarterback Alex Smith and cornerback Carlos Rogers under...

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...

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.

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...

Tag Goldson’s It

Adam Schefter is reporting that the 49ers will use the franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson. The franchise tag for a safety is $6.2 million. Prior to last season Goldson was looking for a big payday. The 49ers offered him a 5 year deal worth $25 million, which he turned down to test the free agent market. Goldson got very little interest from teams around the league and came back...

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…

Matthew Barrows: Can 49ers keep chemistry if faces change?

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 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.

Should coaches draft their ex-players? It's tricky

INDIANAPOLIS – At this time last year, one of the questions buzzing around the scouting combine was how much of his talented Stanford team new 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh would bring to the NFL. Jim Harbaugh He wanted to, but he didn't draft any of his former Stanford players after becoming the 49ers' coach. He'll be tempted again this year.

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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