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We talked with new special teams and linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich about the new defensive scheme, what he's looking for out of his return men, and how the 3-4 differs from the 4-3 for the linebackers...

Report: 49ers make an offer to Alex Smith

According to Matt Maiocco of, the San Francisco 49ers have an “offer on the table” for quarterback Alex Smith and his representatives. The 49ers remain uninterested in Peyton Manning and are working hard to sign Smith to a long-term deal. Even though some people might still be skeptical about whether or not Smith is the answer in San Francisco, he did lead the...

Back to Greatness in San Francisco?….Jim Harbaugh

With the football season come to an end now represents the perfect time to reflect upon a great 2012 49er season and the leader behind a revived franchise.  A hardnosed attitude and hands on coaching style has brought new life and excitement to the city of San Francisco.  Can the coach and his team continue to perform after a playoff run that ended in devastation? The 2011-12...

NFL rewind: Ronnie Lott amputates his finger

Once in a while on rare occasions a player will come along in the NFL and redefine the position at which he plays.  Usually when this happens, fans, coaches, teammates and play-by-play voices alike echo words like unique, special, different, or on another level in description, throughout the careers of these praiseworthy competitors.  Where the NFL is a league of uncertainties...

49ers negotiations with Alex Smith have hit a snag

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers have indeed made an offer to quarterback Alex Smith, and it happened about a month ago. The hold up right now with the contract is that  both Smith and his agent Tom Condon are looking for a deal longer then the three-year offer the 49ers have reportedly made to them, as well as more guaranteed money. The 49ers...

49ers Re-Sign C.J. Spillman, Continue To Keep Defense Intact

The San Francisco 49ers re-signed safety C.J. Spillman to a three-year contract extension worth $6 million through the 2014 season, with $1.8 million guaranteed. Spillman was claimed off waivers by the 49ers on Oct.12, 2010.  He has played in all 27 regular season contests since joining San Francisco and leads the team with 40 specials teams tackles over the past two seasons. In...

Comparing the NFC West: 49ers climbing at QB

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.

49ers sign S Spillman to three-year contract

The San Francisco 49ers signed safety C.J. Spillman to a three-year contract with a maximum value of $6 million Tuesday.Spillman, who also plays a key role on special teams, received a $925,000 signing bonus.The 25-year-old led the team with 19 special teams tackles last season.Spillman was a second-team All-Conference USA selection at Marshall.

Spillman gets 3-year deal; team names new CTO

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.

Jerry Rice Wants Peyton Manning in San Francisco, Not 49ers

Jerry Rice has gone public to say the San Francisco 49ers should go after Peyton Manning. On ESPN’s Around the Horn, the Niners were specifically cited by Bill Plaschke as a perfect new home for Manning because they are close to a Super Bowl right now. According to 49ers Examiner Sam Lam, the Niners are not interested, but they do have an offer on the table to Alex Smith. There...

Jerry Rice thinks the 49ers need to go after Peyton Manning

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...

Report: 49ers make offer to QB Smith, not interested in Manning

The San Francisco 49ers have an "offer on the table" to scheduled free agent quarterback Alex Smith and are not interested in signing veteran pivot Peyton Manning, according to a report on 49ers are reportedly attempting to lock up Smith to a long-term deal. Smith's agent, Tom Condon, also represents Manning.Smith led the 49ers to a 13-3 record in...

NFL Free Agency Rumors: San Francisco 49ers To Make Play for Mike Wallace

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...
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