The three-year contract Raheem Mostert signed prior to the 2019 season wasn’t supposed to be an issue. It was a longer-term deal for a special teams ace who’d also flashed some ball-carrying ability in a small, 40-carry sample size.
The 49ers won’t be able to get away with another five-player draft class in 2021. Their list of pending free agents is too long and their salary cap space is too short to replicate the continuity they managed between the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The 49ers may be facing down an upstart Cardinals team in coming years, prompting questions who won the offseason between these two teams. The NFC West, with the San Francisco 49ers now at the helm, is heating up to be one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL.
49ers cornerback Richard Sherman appreciates the differences between Kyle Shanahan and the Seahawks’ Pete Carroll. It shouldn’t be too surprising the San Francisco 49ers re-upped head coach Kyle Shanahan with a new contract, keeping him around through the 2025 season.
In 2018, the 49ers appeared to have a hidden-gem safety, Marcell Harris, yet his regression last year prompts questions about his future. Not much went right for the San Francisco 49ers in 2018, although then-rookie defensive back Marcell Harris looked to be yet another one of general manager John Lynch’s late-round NFL Draft finds.
The 49ers may want linebacker Jonas Griffith for their practice squad in 2020, but there’s a chance he plays a key role in 2021. Former Indiana State linebacker Jonas Griffith came to the San Francisco 49ers by way of undrafted free agency following the Niners’ selection of five rookie prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The 49ers got another tough offseason break on the injury front when defensive back DJ Reed announced he tore a pectoral and would need surgery. Chris Biderman of the Sacramento Bee and Kyle Madson take a look at what Reed’s injury means and the possible ripple effect it could have on the 49ers’ roster.
The 49ers have a Super Bowl-caliber roster entering 2020, but some big-time changes mean big-time needs for the 2021 NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers roster in 2021 could look a lot different than the anticipated squad many will watch this upcoming season.
While there are rumors that the NFL will reduce the maximum number of players allowed on training camp rosters down from 90, the league is still operating as though camp will continue on time with normal operations.
Many players around the NFL have been very supportive and happy for Cam Newton after hearing about his one-year deal with the New England Patriots, but one player is appalled by the contract that's worth up to $7.5 million.
Earlier this month, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued an apology for behalf of the league, acknowledging that they didn't do enough to listen to players when they were kneeling during the national anthem.