Player News - 49ers

Date: Team: Pos:

49ers DE Arik Armstead (hand) is on track for OTAs.

Armstead spent the final 10 games on IR, but his status for offseason workouts was never in doubt. Coming off a solid first year as a 4-3 end in DC Robert Saleh's scheme, Armstead should be counted on for heavy snaps in 2018.
Feb 16 - 5:23 PM

49ers C Daniel Kilgore's new deal includes $7 million in guarantees.

The three-year deal is worth "nearly $12 million" according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It is a good contract for an at best solid player. Kilgore is now under contract through his age-33 season.
Feb 15 - 9:19 AM

49ers re-signed C Daniel Kilgore to a three-year contract.

This was one of the 49ers' top priorities after re-signing Jimmy Garoppolo. Kilgore held his own in his first year as a 16-game starter, grading out as a top-20 run blocking center at PFF. The 49ers value Kilgore's leadership and veteran presence in the middle of their line. Kilgore's new deal locks him up through his age-33 season.
Feb 14 - 4:32 PM

NBC Sports Bay Area reports 49ers MLB Reuben Foster is "cooperating fully" in his domestic violence case.

That's with both law enforcement and the NFL. Longtime 49ers reporter Matt Maiocco believes the team must proceed "as if Foster is a person who can no longer be counted upon to be a long-term member of the organization." Under the CBA, the 49ers cannot suspend Foster, only release him. It appears they will wait for the process to play out.
Feb 13 - 4:20 PM

49ers MLB Reuben Foster is accused of dragging his girlfriend during an argument that led to his arrest for domestic violence.

Foster's girlfriend also told police Foster owns "multiple" semiautomatic rifles, one of which was found by officers during Foster's arrest. Foster allegedly "physically dragged" the woman in an attempt to remove her from his home. Sources told the San Jose Mercury News the girlfriend was "injured," but the extent of her injuries is not yet known. Foster was released on $75,000 bail on Sunday.
Feb 12 - 6:51 PM

The 49ers are not expected to re-sign free agent CB Dontae Johnson.

Johnson is 26 years old with plus size (6'2/200) and speed (4.45), but he was a trainwreck as a starter in San Francisco, last year grading out as PFF's No. 120 cornerback out of 120 qualifiers. He has two INTs in 22 career starts.
Feb 12 - 4:57 PM

49ers MLB Reuben Foster meet with the team on Monday following his Sunday arrest on domestic violence and weapons charges.

Per's Ian Rapoport, the Niners are "going through the fact-finding process and no quick resolution is expected." Were Foster a lesser player, he would have already been cut. Now arrested twice this offseason, with the second on serious charges, Foster is staring at a lengthy 2018 suspension, possibly well beyond the six-game minimum for domestic violence.
Feb 12 - 3:06 PM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows reports the 49ers have discussed an extension with impending free agent C Daniel Kilgore.

The 49ers locked up Jimmy Garoppolo and DE Cassius Marsh last week, but they still have work to do before free agency opens with Kilgore apparently near the top of the list. The center held his own over 16 starts in 2017.
Feb 12 - 11:47 AM

49ers MLB Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday morning in Santa Clara (CA) on charges "related to domestic violence," and for possessing an assault rifle.

He's being held on $75,000 bail, $50,000 for domestic violence and $25,000 for the assault weapon. It's Foster's second arrest in the last month; he was popped for marijuana possession in Alabama on January 12. Foster also failed a drug test at the 2017 Combine and was kicked out of the Combine after an altercation with a hospital employee. When healthy, Foster proved a difference-making run defender as a rookie. He now risks missing significant time due to a string of off-field incidents.
Feb 11 - 7:19 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo is due $42.6 million in the first year of his five-year, $137.5 million contract.

The 49ers have over $60 million in available cap space, so it makes sense for them to front-load Garoppolo's contract. Garoppolo will then earn $18.6 million in 2019 before taking home another $25.2 million in 2020. It's a huge financial commitment for a player who's made just seven career starts, but if Garoppolo plays the way he did last season, he'll be worth the money.
Feb 9 - 1:49 PM

49ers signed QB Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year, $137.5 million contract.

In terms of average-annual value — $27.5 million — it makes Garoppolo the highest-paid player in NFL history. That's at least until Kirk Cousins hits free agency. Going on 27, Garoppolo has made only seven career starts, but he has won all of them. He was a wonder in his six 2017 49ers appearances, completing 67.4 percent of his 178 passes while averaging 8.8 yards per attempt. This, with Marquise Goodwin as his No. 1 receiver. Garoppolo's signature is his lightning-quick release. It allows him to attempt throws other quarterbacks would not dream of. The money is eye-popping for someone with so little regular season experience, but Garoppolo should validate the 49ers' trust in 2018.
Feb 8 - 1:31 PM

49ers re-signed DE Cassius Marsh to a two-year contract.

Marsh was traded by the Seahawks to the Patriots at final cuts last summer, before then getting cut in November and claimed off waivers by the Niners. He developed into a major part of the Niners' rotation the final month of the season and totaled three sacks in 2017. Marsh will play a rotational and special teams role in 2018. He was initially scheduled to hit free agency next month.
Feb 7 - 3:28 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that contract talks between the 49ers and impending free agent Jimmy Garoppolo have "gained significant momentum."

Rapoport cautions that there is "still work to be done" over the next several days, but all signs point to Garoppolo avoiding the $23.555 million franchise tag. After three and a half years of holding Tom Brady's clipboard in New England, Garoppolo finally got a chance to start following his midseason trade to San Francisco, leading the Niners to a perfect 5-0 record down the stretch. The 26-year-old's new deal should be worth at least $20 million annually.
Feb 4 - 8:11 AM

PFT's Darin Gantt reports the Panthers will interview 49ers senior personnel executive Martin Mayhew for their general-manager vacancy.

Mayhew was the Lions' GM from 2008-2015 before getting canned in favor of Bob Quinn. Mayhew spent last season in the Giants' front office but was let go by the new regime and landed in San Francisco. Mayhew joins Jimmy Raye and Lake Dawson as Carolina candidates, but the job is still expected to go to interim GM Marty Hurney, who ran the show this past season.
Feb 2 - 11:29 AM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows believes the odds are higher free agent Carlos Hyde leaves the 49ers.

The Niners didn't seem all that committed to Hyde throughout coach Kyle Shanahan's first year in charge. Hyde's week-to-week usage was flippy-floppy at best as he lost reps to UDFA Matt Breida, and Hyde's receiving numbers really fell off once Jimmy Garoppolo took over under center. However, Hyde did have some solid rushing days -- 14-78-1 and 15-90-2 -- with Garoppolo. We tend to side with Barrows here; Hyde can likely command more outside of San Fran.
Jan 31 - 10:56 AM

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