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2014 NFL Position Rankings: Interior Offensive Linemen

This is one man's ranking of the top 32 interior offensive linemen in the NFL. I would hope that not every fan and analyst out there would share my exact views on this subject, as that would result in an extremely boring discussion on two of football's most important positions. I'd love to hear your thoughts on these rankings in the comment section below or by contacting...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

'No doubt,' Iupati wants to remain with 49ers

Guard Mike Iupati is entering his contract year with one thing on his mind, he said. And it’s not the potential for free agency that could make him one of the top-paid offensive linemen in the NFL. “I’m just playing football,” Iupati said after one of the 49ers’ joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens this week. “I just want to win that trophy. At the end, there...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Mike Iupati, Michael Crabtree Next on List for Contract Extensions

The San Francisco 49ers have done a good a job as anybody when it comes to keeping home grown talent in the Bay Area. A few examples of that are the team giving Colin Kaepernick a massive contract extension earlier this offseason and signing Joe Staley to a long term deal as well. Next up on General Manager Trent Baalke’s agenda is agreeing to deals with Mike Iupati and Michael...
Via Standing O Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers will try to sign Iupati and Crabtree to extensions before next spring

49ers general manager Trent Baalke told reporters on Monday that they’re going to try to sign both offensive lineman Mike Iupati and wide receiver Michael Crabtree to long-term extensions before next spring. “We’re going to try,” Baalke said, via CSNBayArea.com. “We’re going to work at it, certainly. But at some point, you got to stop negotiating deals and let these guys...
Via Pro Football Zone
22 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers will try to extend Iupati, Crabtree

The 49ers have two players in their contract years who could command big-money deals as free agents. General manager Trent Baalke said the 49ers will attempt to sign guard Mike Iupati and wide receiver Michael Crabtree to contract extensions before they become unrestricted free agents next spring. The sides are not believed to be remotely close to new contracts for either Iupati...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Hoping To Get Extensions Worked Out With Mike Iupati & Michael Crabtree

  49ers GM Trent Baalke told reporters on Monday that they try to sign contract-year G Mike Iupati and WR Michael Crabtree to extensions this year. “We’re going to try,” Baalke said, via Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. “We’re going to work at it, certainly. But at some point, you got to stop negotiating deals and let these guys concentrate on playing football. I don...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
22 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Offensive Line preview: Staley extended, Boone waits

The 49ers finally gave an offensive lineman a little extra money. Surprisingly, his name is not Alex Boone or Mike Iupati. The eight year veteran out of Central Michigan Joe Staley reached an agreement with the 49ers on a two year extension which would keep him in San Francisco until 2019. It may come as a shock to some that Staley was given money, while Boone and Iupati continue...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Iupati Unlikely To Be Back With The 49ers Next Season?

  Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee mentioned during a recent chat session that it’s “very unlikely” veteran G Mike Iupati will be back with the 49ers next season. Barrows believes it would be easier for the 49ers to re-sign Alex Boone, who is currently holding out for a new contract. This isn’t the first time that the topic of Iupati possibly not returning to San...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kap's deal does not guarantee Iupati, Crabtree will follow

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick seemingly wanted to avoid squeezing the 49ers for every penny to allow the organization a better opportunity to keep as much of the team's roster together as possible. The result is that the 49ers signed him to essentially a seven-year, $115 million deal that was worked out seven weeks before general manager Trent Baalke’s stated goal of the opening...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kap's deal does not guarantee Iupati, Crabtree will follow

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick seemingly wanted to avoid squeezing the 49ers for every penny to allow the organization a better opportunity to keep as much of the team's roster together as possible. The result is that the 49ers signed him to essentially a seven-year, $115 million deal that was worked out seven weeks before general manager Trent Baalke’s stated goal of the opening...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Can 49ers Afford to Keep Crabtree, Lupati Past 2014

By now people know that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, and left guard Mike Iupati are free agents to be after the 2014 seasons is completed. It's also no mystery that the 49ers will get a deal done with quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the next month, which could take up a significant amount of salary cap space in 2015, which is when the 49ers have numerous...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers will likely have to choose between re-signing Alex Boone and Mike Iupati

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com believes the 49ers will likely have t choose between signing Alex Boone or Mike Iupati to a long-term extension. Last season, the 49ers had behind-closed-doors conversations about the futures of guard Alex Boone and Mike Iupati. The 49ers will likely have to make an either/or decision when it comes to their guards. And the 49ers seemed to prepare for...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Buccaneers & Packers

  49ers In case you missed it, reports from earlier in the week mentioned that 49ers G Alex Boone believes he has outplayed his contract and could hold out for a new deal. On top of that, there was also some pessimism that San Francisco will be able to re-sign Pro Bowl G Mike Iupati, who is entering the final year of his contract. According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, the...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers’ Alex Boone holding out for new contract

San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone did not attend Tuesday’s OTA session because he wants a new contract, reports multiple sources. Boone has two years remaining on a deal that will pay him a total of $4 million. Boone, who went undrafted in 2009, is one of the best guards in the NFL.  The 49ers can fine Boone if he misses the team’s mandatory minicamp set for June 17-19. The...
Via Sports-Glory
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Iupati Could Be Entering Final Year With The 49ers

  According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, 49ers G Mike Iupati could end up being the highest-paid guard in the league at this point next year. Iupati is entering the final year of his rookie contract and will be an unrestricted free agent next March. Barrows mentions that offering Iupati that kind of money would “upset the 49ers’ offensive line hierarchy” and is...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is San Francisco 49ers star WR Michael Crabtree worth $10M a year?

Even though the current offseason is far from over, the San Francisco 49ers need to start thinking about next year’s offseason already. The 49ers will have a lot of tough decisions to make in 2015 as several of the team’s key players hit free agency. In addition to Michael Crabtree — Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and Mike Iupati could also test free agency waters. The 49ers seem...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fear the Offensive Line

Sean McMahon Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Daniel Kilgore, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Johnathan Martin….the list goes on. Even with all this talent, the most important piece of the 49ers’ offensive line will not be one of its incumbent starters or free agent additions. It will be a draft pick. It will be USC center Marcus Martin. First and foremost, Martin was considered the...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Select Brandon Thomas with Pick #100

Sean McMahon Photo: Flickr Commons The San Francisco 49ers made four selections in Day 2 of the NFL Draft, finishing their day by drafting a very talented offensive tackle in Brandon Thomas of Clemson at pick #100. Thomas was originally touted as a second-round pick, but suffered a devastating knee injury in early April, an injury that severely dampened his draft stock. Clemson...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Draft Marcus Martin, Chris Borland and Brandon Thomas

The San Francisco 49ers added USC center Marcus Martin and inside linebacker Chris Borland. There is definitely a theme that the 49ers are establishing. It is all about being physical in the NFC West and the 49ers added some player to do just that. Martin is an athletic center that is new to the position. He was the last man to come out of the green room at the NFL Draft but he...
Via BaySportsNet
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Iupati is expected to be ready for week one, NaVorro Bowman will likely land on PUP

49ers general manager Trent Baalke talked about the health of both Mike Iupati and NaVorro Bowman  While both players are making progress,  Iupati is expected to be ready for week one, but Bowman will likely be placed on the PUP list. “Mike’s in a similar mindset to NaVorro,” Baalke said. “They’re both tough. They’re both highly competitive. It’s very important for...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowman, Iupati making progress from significant injuries

Pro Bowl performers NaVorro Bowman and Mike Iupati are making good progress from the significant injuries they sustained in the NFC Championship game, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said on Friday. Bowman underwent surgery on Feb. 4 to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Iupati did not require surgery after sustaining a broken left ankle. Iupati is now walking on his own, Baalke...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Day One 49ers Draft Prospects: Xavier Su’a-Filo OL

The 2014 NFL Draft right around the corner and is only 16 days away. I will be providing my readers with a spotlight on some possible day one draft prospects for the San Francisco 49ers. So far we have talked about wide receivers, safeties and corners. Now it’s time to show a little love for the guys in the trenches. Next up is UCLA guard Xavier Su’a-Filo. Su’a-Filo is a guy...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Culliver, Safety (??), San Francisco 49ers

Sean McMahonIn the trying times that are the NFL off-season, we are forced to analyze opinions and ideas, with many of them falling short of validity as the season takes form late in the Summer. The San Francisco 49ers have an interesting few months ahead of them: They have 13 picks in this May’s NFL draft, cap restraints (currently around $8 M in cap space) for the future...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 plays of 2013, and another reminder the 49ers need to re-sign Boldin

No. 5 Frank Gore rips off a 34-yard TD run vs. the Rams in Week 14 This was a huge play early in the season. 49ers had lost their previous two games to Seattle on the road and Indianapolis at home after defeating Green Bay in Week 1. The game was anyone’s at this point, with under a minute left heading into the half 7-3. The Niners took the momentum on this play, crushing the Rams...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Three areas the 49ers need to improve in next season

With a loaded roster and plenty of playoff and Super Bowl experience, what will it take for San Fran to get over the hump? The 49ers have had some heartbreaking endings to their past 3 seasons. 2011: They were two muffed punts by former Niner Kyle Williams from reaching the big game. 2012: They reached the big stage in New Orleans. After a sluggish first half, they fell 5 yards short...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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