The 49ers won’t have to wait long to get a glimpse at former quarterback Alex Smith.
The NFL announced preseason schedules Thursday, and the 49ers will take a trip to Kansas City in the second week of the preseason to face Smith and his new team the Chiefs.
After Colin Kaepernick took over for the injured Smith midseason in 2012, he sparked the 49ers on a run that ended with a loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. Smith was then traded to the Chiefs for draft picks in the offseason. Read More
Nnamdi Asomugha is not about to begin rattling off all the reasons and ways things went wrong for him in Philadelphia. He figures that would do him little good at this stage.
Back where he starred collegiately at California and began his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders, Asomugha is ready to win with the San Francisco 49ers.
The NFC champion Niners made it official with the free agent cornerback Wednesday, signing him to a one-year contract that could pay as much as $3 million. Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday that could pay him as much as $3 million this year.
Asomugha's representative, Ben Dogra, said that Asomugha is expected to sign his new deal Wednesday. He was busy taking high school students around his familiar Bay Area turf on Tuesday in an effort to show them their future options and college choices. Read More
CLEVELAND — The Browns have discarded another quarterback. Colt McCoy will start over as a backup in San Francisco.McCoy, who became expendable when Cleveland signed veteran free agent quarterback Jason Campbell last week, was traded Monday to the San Francisco 49ers for two draft picks.The Browns confirmed the deal on the same day new coach Rob Chudzinski welcomed more than 60 players — including McCoy — for the start of the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program. Read More
Former West Virginia and Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White worked out for the 49ers, a league source confirmed Thursday.
Given quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s unique skill set, the need for a backup with a similar ability is pressing.
Enter White, who participated in a private workout at the 49ers’ facility.
The former second-round pick out of West Virginia hasn’t played a in the NFL since 2009, but that didn’t deter 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh from kicking the tires on White. Read More
The 49ers signed free-agent safety and special teams standout Darcel McBath to a one-year contract, adding depth to the secondary.
McBath is the second safety added by Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco since the start of free agency. The NFC champion Niners signed Craig Dahl to a three-year contract Saturday, another move to help fill the void left when Dashon Goldson received a five-year deal from Tampa Bay last week. McBath was with the 49ers last season. Read More
SANTA CLARA — Once the shock of being traded from the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens wore off, Anquan Boldin called Colin Kaepernick to get a feel for the 49ers’ young quarterback.
The two have spoken several times since then, and Kaepernick can probably expect a few more calls between now and offseason workouts.
Boldin doesn’t want anything preventing him from settling in quickly, and getting on the same page with his quarterback was the perfect starting point. Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When new 49ers kicker Phil Dawson explained to his children he might no longer have uniform No. 4, one of his sons quickly suggested he go with 8. Dawson explained that, too, might be tough — considering it belonged to Hall of Famer Steve Young.
Dawson hopes to have even a little bit of that kind of impact on the San Francisco franchise.
The Super Bowl runner-up 49ers found their man to replace David Akers, signing the veteran Browns free agent to a one-year contract Tuesday after he spent the day at team headquarters. Read More
As significant player movement began at the start of NFL free agency, the good news is that the 49ers have general manager Trent Baalke, who knows what’s happening around the league, and an owner in Jed York who knows the importance of having that kind of man in charge.
Baalke’s expertise was evident when he was able to snatch wide receiver Anquan Boldin in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens, giving up only a sixth-round draft pick, because he knew the Ravens had serious salary cap issues. Read More
Charles Woodson's representative said Thursday that the veteran defensive back's visit with the San Francisco 49ers a day earlier went well and they were just waiting to hear back from the team.
Agent Carl Poston said in a phone interview that Woodson spent all day Wednesday in sessions with the Super Bowl runner-up 49ers and was happy with the time he spent around the organization. He left the Bay Area early Thursday, Poston said. Read More