http://49ersnews.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:16:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Joe Staley Signs 2-Year Extension http://49ersnews.com/2014/07/joe-staley-signs-2-year-extension/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/07/joe-staley-signs-2-year-extension/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:15:36 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=8939 Joe Staley signs 2 year extension to stay with the 49ers through the 2019 season.

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The 49ers are reporting that they have signed left tackle Joe Staley to a two year extension, keeping him with the team through the 2019 season.

“In today’s NFL, it is rare for a player to play his entire career with one team,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “With this extension, Joe will likely be a 49er for life. He is a three-time All-Pro and core member of our football team. His commitment and professionalism have been great assets to our team and our community. This extension reflects our philosophy of investing in our core players.”

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Vernon Davis Discusses Holdout and More http://49ersnews.com/2014/06/vernon-davis-discusses-holdout/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/06/vernon-davis-discusses-holdout/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:25:46 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=8935 Vernon Davis takes over for Peter King this week in MMQB and talks about his contract and more...

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Vernon Davis is filling in for Peter King this week and wrote an article for Monday Morning Quarterback and in it he talks about why he is holding out and more.

Why he is holding out

In 2010 I signed a five-year, $37 million contract extension with $23 million guaranteed. It was the biggest contract for a tight end in league history. Four years later, and I’m playing at a higher level than I was then, which brings me to why I’m holding out. It’s all about getting paid what you deserve. It’s not that complicated. I want the 49ers to win the Super Bowl, and I want to be on the field this summer working towards that goal, but I have to worry about my future first. Most of my teammates and many players in the NFL understand that. A few don’t. Behind closed doors, they’ll say they’re all about the team and would run through a brick wall for the organization. But when you look closer, they’re doing things to contradict themselves. I can’t listen to anyone but my family and my advisors, because those are the people who are going to be there when football inevitably dumps me.

Vernon also talks about the NFC Championship game and who he feels is the best QB in the league not named Colin Kaepernick.

Read Vernon’s full article in MMQB…

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PSA: Dad Pants – Featuring Sarah and Jim Harbaugh http://49ersnews.com/2014/06/psa-dad-pants-featuring-sarah-jim-harbaugh/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/06/psa-dad-pants-featuring-sarah-jim-harbaugh/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:24:19 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=8932 PSA from Dockers regarding Dad Pants, featuring Jim and Sarah Harbaugh.

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Sarah Harbaugh, wife of professional football coach Jim Harbaugh, joins Dockers® in the crusade to rid the world of ill-fitting pants.

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Breakdown of Kaepernick’s Contract http://49ersnews.com/2014/06/breakdown-kaepernicks-contract/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/06/breakdown-kaepernicks-contract/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:17:16 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=8927 The details of Kaepernick's contract have been released and from the looks of it, the 49ers got themselves a good deal...

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As everyone knows by now Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers agreed to a 6-year extension worth $126 million with $61 million of that guaranteed. The media, analysts and cap gurus were all waiting to see how the contract broke down and now the details are out and from the looks of it Colin and the 49ers have structured that it ends up being a low-market deal.

Colin said he wanted it structured so the team could re-sign other key players and from the looks of the contract, they did just that. The folks over at Spotrac.com have a nice breakdown.

In 2014
Kaepernick receives a $12.328 million signing bonus, + a base salary of $645,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000. This means $13.073 million in upfront cash, a $12.1 million increase from the $973,766 he was set to earn in from his previous contract. The salary and signing bonus are fully guaranteed. His cap figure for 2014 increases from $1,630,457 to $3,767,291.

In 2015
he’ll receive a $12.4 million base salary that as of now is guaranteed for injury only. The salary becomes fully guaranteed on April 1, 2015. In addition Kaepernick will earn $125,000 for each game he’s active, for a combined $2 million likely to be earned roster bonus. He’ll also receive a $400,000 workout bonus for attending offseason training. His cap figure for 2015 is now $17,265,000, the 15th highest in the NFL.

In 2016
he’ll receive a $13.9 million base salary that also doesn’t fully guarantee until April 1, 2016. Once again he earns $125,000 per active game and a $400,000 workout bonus. His cap figure for 2016 is now $18.765,600, 9th highest in the NFL as of now.

In 2017
he’ll receive a $16 million base salary that fully guarantees on April 1, 2017. Once again he earns $125,000 per active game and a $400,000 workout bonus. His cap figure for 2017 is $21,365,600.

In 2018
he’ll receive a $17 million base salary, but only $5.2 million fully guarantees on April 1, 2018. Once again he earns $125,000 per active game and a $400,000 workout bonus. His cap figure for 2018 is $21,865,600.

Kaepernick has non-guaranteed base salaries of $18.8 million and $21 million in 2019, 2020 respectively, going along with the $2 million in per game bonuses, and $400,000 workout bonuses. He holds cap figures of $21.2 million and $23.4 million in his final seasons (unlikely to stand).

Guaranteed Money
In terms of guaranteed money just the 2014 salary, signing bonus, and for all intents and purposes workout bonus stand on the books upfront. April 1st becomes his trigger date in 2015-2018, when additional salary fully guarantees. The per game bonus saves the 49ers should Kaepernick miss a few weeks here and there, but the real IF comes in terms of a de-escalator.

De-Escalator
The contract contains a $12 million de-escalator clause that could drop Kaepernick’s base salary by $2 million each from 2015-2020. He can avoid this
decrease by playing in 80% of the 49ers snaps AND either taking the team to the Super Bowl or becoming a 1st or 2nd team All-Pro. This incentive exists each year. His performance in 2014 will directly affect his salary in 2015, and so forth. This is a unique component to a maximum contract, and one that could become leveraged more with the “running quarterback” become prevelant in the league again.

Insurance
The final piece to the puzzle is a $20 million disability policy that the 49ers will force Kaepernick to purchase should he suffer a career-ending injury at any point of the deal. While this seems like legal symantics, it’s another smart component by the 49ers based on the skillset of their quarterback.

How Does This Rank

The $126 million extension ranks 2nd behind Jay Cutler’s $126.7 million deal.
The $60,973,000 total guaranteed ranks 1st in the NFL.
The $21 million average salary ranks 2nd behind Aaron Rodgers ($22M) in the NFL.
His $13.073 million in 2014 cash ranks 15th among all NFL players.
This is indeed, a maximum extension.

After reading this it’s obvious Paraag Marathe is the man.

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Kaepernick Gets Paid http://49ersnews.com/2014/06/kaepernick-gets-paid/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/06/kaepernick-gets-paid/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:51:41 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=8925 49ers and Colin Kaepernick agree on a six year extension worth $126 million.

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The 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick have agreed on a six year extension. The extension keeps Kap in Red and Gold through the 2020 season.

From Maiocco:

The six-year extension includes more than $60 million in guaranteed money, a source said. The total package of the deal can reach $126 million.

Now it will be interesting to see how this deal affects the deals involving Crabtree, Iupati and more.

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Blake Costanzo Back with 49ers http://49ersnews.com/2014/06/blake-costanzo-back-49ers/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/06/blake-costanzo-back-49ers/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:17:23 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=8922 The 49ers and special teams ace Blake Costanzo have reached an agreement on a one year deal.

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Former special teams standout Blake Costanzo is back with the 49ers. According to Costanzo’s agent the 49ers and Costanzo agreed on a one year deal.

For those who may have forgotten, Costanzo was a special teams standout with the 49ers back in 2011. The beginning of the Tony Montana Squad Era.

Not sure will be cut to make room for Costanzo on the teams 90 man roster at this time.

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Report: Vernon Davis seeking new contract http://49ersnews.com/2014/05/report-vernon-davis-seeking-new-contract/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/05/report-vernon-davis-seeking-new-contract/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 19:37:11 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=8919 Reports are Vernon Davis is not participating in voluntary organized team activities in hopes of landing a new contract.

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CSN Bay Area is reporting that Vernon Davis is not participating in voluntary OTA’s in hopes of landing a new contract. Vernon is currently the 3rd highest paid tight end in the league and is set to make a base salary of $4.7 million for the 2014 season.

By missing the OTA’s, Vernon is forfeiting $200,000. Vernon joins Alex Boone as players who are not participating in OTA’s due to wanting a new contract.

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49ers Close out the Draft Selecting DE – Ramsey and FB – Millard http://49ersnews.com/2014/05/49ers-select-ramsey-millard-close-out-draft/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/05/49ers-select-ramsey-millard-close-out-draft/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 22:46:23 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=8915 The 49ers close out the draft by selecting defensive end Kaleb Ramsey out of Boston College and fullback Trey Millard out of Oklahoma.

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The 49ers finished the 2014 NFL Draft by selecting defensive end Kaleb Ramsey out of Boston College and Fullback Trey Millard out of Oklahoma. Looks like Trey Millard is another player who could be put on IR and redshirt this year. Ramsey may be one as well.

Kaleb Ramsey
OverviewStrengthsWeaknesses
2013: Played in 10 games and started in eight. Made position switch from defensive tackle to defensive end. 2012: Played in and started two games before missing the rest of the season due to injury. 2011: Played in two games and started one. Suffered a foot injury in season opener, missed the next three games, then re-injured it against Northwestern and missed the rest of the season. Was granted a medical redshirt. 2010: Played in 11 games and started nine. Suspended for Notre Dame game for violation of team rules. 2009: Played in seven games and started three. 2008: Played in seven games, but did not start.
Good read-and-react skills. Shows stack strength to press and extend. Good initial quickness — bursts off the snap and has disruptive ability. Plays on his feet, is athletic and bends well for his size. Can redirect and chase. Gives effort in pursuit. Strong tackler. Has played inside and outside.
Durability is a red flag — is fragile and has missed a multitude of games the last five seasons because of head, hip, shoulder, foot, knee and calf injuries. Inconsistent pad level. Needs to improve hand violence and dexterity to disengage more quickly. Linear rusher. Could stand to play with more intensity snap to snap. Ordinary production. Will be 25-year-old rookie.
Trey Millard
OverviewStrengthsWeaknesses
A three-star linebacker/tight end recruit, Millard was recruited as a linebacker by many programs, but Oklahoma viewed him as an H-Back, choosing the Sooners over Iowa and Tennessee. He saw immediate action as a true freshman and produced consistent numbers as a part-time starter his four seasons, finishing his career with 538 rushing yards and 677 receiving yards ? earned First Team All-Big 12 honors the last two years. Millard is a Swiss army knife on the roster with the ability to impact the offense in a number of ways, also making plays on special teams coverage. He is quick-footed and agile with smooth hips and balance, but is limited in the speed department and can be caught from behind. Millard has good core strength with initial power as a ballcarrier and blocker. He is a gritty football player and open-minded to play wherever teams want, serving as a versatile threat whenever he?s on the field. Millard is the type who can be the unsung hero of a team and carve out a niche as a 10-year NFL pro, doing his best work as a pass-catcher. He does a lot of things well, enough to be drafted despite the knee injury and earn his keep on a roster.
Solidly built frame with good muscle packed onto his body. Balanced athlete with controlled footwork to elude defenders in space. Light on his feet to hurdle or sidestep defenders while bursting forward. Deceiving moves and cuts to make defenders miss, using patience and vision. Packs a punch at the point of attack, brushing off contact and using a stiff arm to pick up chunk yardage. Soft hands and reliable focus as a pass catcher with 70 career catches and 7 career receiving scores (only 6 rushing scores). Physically and mentally tough blocker with good vision to seek out his target and throw his body around. Above average versatility to be a threat blocking, rushing, receiving and on special teams ? helps save a roster spot. Runs with purpose and energy. Team-first attitude with a feisty competitive spirit. Strong football intangibles and team captain.
Only average speed and acceleration, taking him longer than ideal to reach the edge. One speed runner and won?t surprise anyone with his burst or jets. Will run indecisive at times and try to go east-west. Willing blocker and initiates contact, but struggles to sustain or consistently square. Streaky blocking technique and needs to improve his hand use. Might lack a clear position for some schemes. Consistent, but very average career production with only 18 career starts ? never had double-digit starts in any season. Strong durability concerns after tearing multiple ligaments, including his ACL, in his left knee in Oct. 2013 (surgery in Nov. 2013), putting him on the shelf for an unknown time period.

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49ers Select CB – Kenneth Acker out of SMU at No. 180 http://49ersnews.com/2014/05/49ers-kenneth-acker-180/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/05/49ers-kenneth-acker-180/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 20:00:37 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=8911 The 49ers select cornerback Kenneth Acker out of SMU at pick No. 180

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The 49ers select cornerback Kenneth Acker out of SMU with the 190th pick in the NFL Draft.

School: Southern Methodist Experience:
Height: 6-0 Weight: 190
40 Time:
OverviewStrengthsWeaknesses
A big, short-area, zone corner with intriguing ball skills to stick as a No. 4 or No. 5 corner and special-teams contributor.
Very good size. Clean footwork, fluid hips and good balance in his pedal. Good coverage instincts. Sorts out route combos and reacts to the thrown ball. Good route recognition, anticipation and ball production. Has a 36-inch vertical jump and adjusts well to the ball in the air. Plays with confidence. Willing in run support.
Average press strength. Struggled keeping phase with Texas A&M WR Mike Evans down the field and will struggle vs. the physicality of bigger receivers. Low, dive tackler.

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49ers Select CB – Keith Reaser with pick No. 170 http://49ersnews.com/2014/05/49ers-select-keith-reaser-170/ http://49ersnews.com/2014/05/49ers-select-keith-reaser-170/#comments Sat, 10 May 2014 19:31:51 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=8908 The 49ers select cornerback Keith Reaser out of Florida Atlantic with the 170th pick in the NFL Draft.

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The 49ers select cornerback Keith Reaser out of Florida Atlantic with the 170th pick in the NFL Draft.

School: Florida Atlantic Experience: Senior
Height: 5-11 Weight: 189
40 Time:
OverviewStrengthsWeaknesses
2013: Started five of the first six games, but missed the final six games after tearing his ACL in a game against UAB. 2012: Started all 12 games. 2011: Started all 12 games. 2010: Played in 10 games and started two. 2009: Redshirted.
Has a solid build. Quick pedal — turns his feet over rapidly and is controlled and balanced in reverse. Smooth-hipped. Good football intelligence. Understands run fits. Comfortable in off-man coverage — maintains good cushion and keeps receivers in front of him. Nice shadow and mirror in man coverage. Respected team leader.
Average agility and long speed. Lacks strength in run support and could stand to be more aggressive filling. Tackles low. Not explosive. Nonchalant football-playing demeanor. Does not play with confidence or trigger quickly to what he sees. Average ball skills.

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