San Francisco 49ers free agency preview: Changing of the guard by the Bay

Beyond putting together a new coaching staff in San Francisco, there's anticipation of some massive player turnover. After terminating the contract of defensive end Ray McDonald, the team awaits word on if Justin Smith will retire. Aside from all that, the 49ers have 17 free agents. Six of San Francisco's unrestricted free agents are players who logged significant playing time in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three potential big signings the Steelers could make

More so than any other team in the National Football League, the Pittsburgh Steelers have avoided free agency like the plague over the years. When we mean over the years, we are looking back to a time when Barry Bonds was still wearing a Pirates uniform. For the most part, this has been a successful formula for the team. Build through the draft, and supplement in free agency. It’s...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers’ Chris Culliver Expected To Be One Of The Most Sought After CBs In Free Agency

According to Dianna Marie Russini, 49ers free agent CB Chris Culliver will be one of the “most sought after” cornerbacks on the market this offseason. Russini anticipates him securing a “big time” contract after a number of teams have him graded highly. This fits with a previous report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who mentioned that there could be ... The...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles are poised to hit the free agent market

Led by Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman, the Philadelphia Eagles have a vision. This vision is to build depth through free agency, and stash star-caliber players in the draft. While this strategy has been ineffective thus far, especially when you look at the James Casey’s and Marcus Smith’s of the world, the Eagles still have plenty of cap room to make a splash this offseason. Sportrac...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent cornerback Chris Culliver could be a good fit for the Philadelphia Eagles

This is the first installment of a series of profiles of realistic free agents the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office should target. Notice the use of the word “realistic”: these are players I believe we can bring in based on their performance in the league, our cap status, and their place in the free agency market. Chris Culliver, Cornerback, San Francisco 49ers The Good: Chris...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jets Expected To Be “Big Players” For Defensive Free Agents

Tony Pauline of has spoken to league insiders who expect the Jets to be “big players” in the free agent market, specifically on the defensive side of the ball. According to Pauline, the Jets are likely to target big ticket outside linebackers and cornerbacks in the coming weeks. New York is reportedly looking for young cornerbacks with size such as Davon...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers CB Chris Culliver Could Have A “Very Significant” Market In Free Agency

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that there could be a “very significant” market for 49ers free agent CB Chris Culliver this offseason. Florio admits that this is surprising to hear, especially when you consider Culliver has been sued for his involvement in an  an auto accident with a bicycle in which he allegedly used brass knuckles to threaten a 15-year-old witness...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins should sign Chris Culliver instead of drafting a corner

One position of need this off-season for the Miami Dolphins is cornerback. The team already has a couple of unproven players at corner in Will Davis and Jamar Taylor, but I’m not completely sold on either player, as Davis is coming back from a knee injury, and Taylor also has durability issues. The Dolphins could use their 14th overall pick on Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten most undervalued NFL free agents

An annual spending-spree reminiscent of the housing market boom, NFL free agency is just around the corner. The focus during this tumultuous financial period consistently and unfortunately surrounds high-dollar assets. This year, these hopefuls include the NFL’s rushing leader DeMarco Murray and receiving touchdown leader Dez Bryant. Yet it is not these high-dollar attractions...
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Chargers Should Target Another CB in Free Agency

Shareece Wright had such promise for a third-round pick in 2011, but he never seemed to pan out as a starting cornerback.When Wright was on the field and the ball was thrown his way, you would either see a touchdown dance by the opposing receiver or a yellow flag on the ground. Wright was the easiest cornerback to pass on in 2013, and 2014 was no different. He wasn't very good in...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

What potential free agent would help the San Francisco 49ers the most?

With Super Bowl XLIX in the books, the 2014 season is officially in the rearview mirror. Thus, it’s time to look ahead to 2015. But before teams gather for training camp in July, play preseason games in August and tee it up for real in September, they have some roster building to do. While the NFL Draft in April will get most of the attention, free agency, which starts on March...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers without CBs Culliver, Martin vs. Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) San Francisco is down two key starters with cornerback Chris Culliver and center Marcus Martin inactive for Sunday's game against Seattle. Both Culliver and Martin had been listed as questionable on the injury report, both with knee injuries. Right tackle Anthony Davis had already been ruled out with a concussion leaving the 49ers minus two starters on the offensive...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Browns, Giants, Jets

49ers CB Chris Culliver mentioned that the MRI on knee came back negative, but wouldn’t say if he’ll be able to play in Week 15. (Cam Inman) Bears Veteran CB Charles Tillman (injured reserve) said he’s hoping to finish his career with the Bears, but added that he expects to play next season. “I would like to continue to play,” Tillman said Monday, via ESPN Chicago...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Browns, Giants, Jets

49ers CB Chris Culliver mentioned that the MRI on knee came back negative, but wouldn’t say if he’ll be able to play in Week 15. (Cam Inman) Bears Veteran CB Charles Tillman (injured reserve) said he’s hoping to finish his career with the Bears, but added that he expects to play next season. “I would like to continue to play,” Tillman said Monday, via ESPN Chicago...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaepernick, 49ers, Lack Maturity

There is no denying how great of a job Jim Harbaugh has done in turning around a San Francisco 49ers organization that was in turmoil. Three straight NFC championship games is nothing short of phenomenal. However, over his tenure, Harbaugh and the 49ers continue to make the same types of mistakes. Unlike last week, Kaepernick didn't turn the ball over but clock management was still...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago at San Francisco: 5 Things to Know

As part of your game prep for the 49ers, Bears game on Sunday, the following are five things to be aware of that may greatly effect the outcome of the game.1. 49ers Cornerback injuries:Both Tramaine Brock and Chris Culliver, the 49er's cornerbacks are on the questionable list as of this time. Culliver will be administered the last phase of the NFL's post-concussion test likely tomorrow...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Culliver expected to play against Bears

Chris Culliver is expected to suit up for the 49ers when they play against the Bears on Sunday night. Culliver has returned to practice for the 49ers with head coach Jim Harbaugh referring to him as “good to go” for the tilt. This is good news for the 49ers who are expected to be without Tramaine Brock. #49ers Harbaugh said CB Chris Culliver (concussion) "should be good to go...
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

GAME PICK: Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers

Week 2 is at hand for the Chicago Bears.  Based on up-to-date information, how will they do against the San Francisco 49ers? Offensive Matchup To Watch Brandon Marshall against Perrish Cox The 49ers were already hurting on defense before their week 1 game in Dallas.  Now word is filtering through that they may be without not one but both of their starting cornerbacks Tramaine Brock...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Injury Update: Chris Culliver exits game

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver left the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys near the end of the first quarter with an injury to his head and neck. #160430421 / gettyimages.comCulliver took an ugly hit attempting to make a tackle and is listed as questionable to return. Rookie Dontae Johnson took over for Culliver, who was playing in his first official game...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Injury Report: Anthony Davis, Michael Crabtree, Chris Culliver

After a rough preseason, the San Francisco 49ers will have some injuries to deal with Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys: #160619428 / gettyimages.comSan Francisco’s final injury report lists tackle Anthony Davis (hamstring) and backup center Marcus Martin (knee) as out on Sunday. Davis is the big blow, as his streak of 64 consecutive starts to begin his career will come to...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The 7 Coolest Features of San Francisco’s New Levi’s Stadium

Google Glass-only seating Levi’s Stadium has several sections reserved for Google Glass wearers so they are protected from assault by non-insufferable fans. Organic natural grass field The playing surface at Levi’s Stadium is natural grass and will be maintained with organic gardening techniques. Also, teams will not be able to step foot on the field between the 20 and 30 yard...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A Leader Will Arise In The 49ers Secondary

Many do not like the 49ers' secondary, but it has a ton of promise. Tramaine Brock broke out late last year, recording four interceptions and six pass deflections over a period of five games. Chris Culliver has had legal issues, but the 6-foot speedster has flashed tremendous potential. Eric Reid is another promising player, starting strong with a solid rookie year. Jimmie Ward,...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: San Francisco 49ers

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Arizona Cardinals draft. That article can be found here: Up next is the San Francisco 49ers. Heading into the 2011 season, the Niners were in the middle of a rebuild. Mike Singletary was...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Smith Sentenced; TE, OL preview; Breakout year for Culliver?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the San Francisco 49ers this week. San Francisco 49ers - Aldon Smith Sentenced to 12 days in jail (READ) - 49ers Offensive Line training camp preview (READ) - 49ers Tight End training camp preview (READ) - Is CB Chris Culliver poised for a breakout year? (READ) You may also be interested...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Is San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver poised for a breakout year?

49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has undoubtedly had his fair share of off-field exploits. Whether you love-to-hate him or hate-to-love him, Culliver will play a significant role in the 49ers’ secondary this year. With Carlos Rogers’ departure and Eric Wright’s retirement from football, the 49ers have Culliver, Tramaine Brock, Chris Cook, Perrish Cox and rookie Jimmie Ward vying...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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