Wow this is kind of surprising as the San Francisco 49ers have signed left tackle Joe Staley to a six-year contract extension. Usually teams will let the players rookie contract run out or at least into the second year before they sign them to an extension. However the 49ers wanted to lock up Staley and build the offensive line around him for the years to come.

“Joe Staley is the type of player we want to continue to add to this football team,” 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan said. “He’s a tough, versatile, no-nonsense type of guy who wants to do whatever it takes to help his team win football games”.

“Joe is a consummate team player and has been completely unselfish in the way he has approached his role on this team. We know what he means to the success of the 49ers and getting this extension done puts us in a very nice position for the future.”

The six year extension contract calls for  $42 million in new money and $18 million being guaranteed. Looks like we can expect Staley to be the big man on the 0-line for years to come!

Post info: By 49ersGold on June 5th, 2009
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As OTA’s begin for the San Francisco 49ers, the team has cut ties with defensive back Jimmy Williams who they signed in the off season. Williams had been drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2006 draft but didn’t last long with them at all. The 49ers took a shot at him by signing him to a free agent contract in Jan of 2009 but things just didn’t work out and they cut him loose.

Curtis Taylor the teams seventh round draft pick in the April draf, he was signed to a four year contract. Taylor played at LSU where he started 22 games in his career. In that span, he recorded 112 tackles, two sacks, 11 passes defensed, five interceptions and one fumble recovery.

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Post info: By 49ersGold on May 19th, 2009
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The San Francisco 49ers were hoping that wide receiver Issac Bruce would come back for another season and finish out his contract and that is exactly what the veteran will be doing. He informed the team on April 1 that he would like to come back and be part of the team for another season.

This is good news for the 49ers as they sure could use Bruce at one of th wideout positions. Bruce led San Francisco with 61 catches for 835 yards and seven touchdowns last season, his first with the 49ers after 14 seasons with the Rams.

Despite some fans thinkings out there, I wouldn’t expect Bruce to be catching balls from Jay Cutler. The Broncos want two first round picks and not a quarterback in return. I just don’t see the 49ers management getting in on the talks for Cutler.

Post info: By 49ersGold on April 2nd, 2009
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Former starting quarterback Alex Smith has reworked his contract for the the 2009 and 2010 season so he could remain a member of the San Francisco 49ers. Smith was due to make $24.6 million in the final two years however he will now be paid $4 million a season.

Smith will battle with Shaun Hill in training camp for the starting job once again. Smith had been the starter but struggled and also had shoulder injuries the past couple of years that really hurt his development. He is still trying to live up to the #1 pick that the 49ers used on him back in the 2005 draft. In that draft, the 49ers selected Hill over the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Braylon Edwards, DeMarcus Ware and Shawne Merriman.

It will be interesting to see what the 49ers do at the quarterback position. Do they draft another young qb or hope that Hill and Smith can hold down the position and learn from their past mistakes?

Post info: By 49ersGold on March 11th, 2009
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The San Francisco 49ers played spoiler to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon as they surprised everyone with a 10-3 victory. The 49ers used a very stingy defense and just enough offense to beat the Bills who were hoping to stay in contention for a playoff spot in the AFC.

Patrick Willis was the man for the 49ers on defense as he recorded a game high 14 tackles and also forced a fumble. Willis has really stepped up his game, it’s too bad the 49ers didn’t have the same play making abilities at other positions to really help out the team.

The only scoring the 49ers offense could muster up was a 12 yard touchdown reception from Shaun Hill to Isaac Bruce. Bruce caught five balls on the day for 67 yards and the one touchdown. Hill tossed for only 161 yards on 14 of 23 passing. The other three points came via a Joe Nedney 50 yard field goal just before half time.

Frank Gore was the teams leading rusher with 66 yards on 24 carries. He had a long of 12 yards but simply just didn’t run the ball with authority in the game. The Bills defense stepped up and really shut down the 49ers running game.

I’ll take the win no matter how bad it was. A win is a win and the 49ers need all of them that they can get at this point in the season.

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Post info: By 49ersGold on December 1st, 2008
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Early reports on Monday stated that Mike Nolan would be fired as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday after they play the Seattle Seahawks. Now it appears that Nolan has been fired this afternoon and that Mike Singletary will be the interim head coach.

Nolan was 18-37 as head coach of the 49ers. Not what management was expecting when they hired Nolan. Nolan was in the fourth year of a five-year, $8.5 million contract. Nolan will always be remembered for wanting to draft Alex Smith who the 49ers did draft but later turned out to be a bust. The busy of Smith sure didn’t help Nolan out that is for sure.

Now the 49ers will see what Singletary can do for the team. Maybe a change at the top will help the team get going and start winning some games. What does everyone thing?

Post info: By 49ersGold on October 20th, 2008
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Shortly after announced the team cut players to get down to the 53 man limit, the 49ers signed Ahmad Brooks off of the waiver wire. To make room for Brooks on the roster, they released Dontarrious Thomas.

Brooks was a third round draft pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2006 draft. Many people around the league said that Brookes had first round play making capabilities but he did have some character issues that caused his draft stock to drop. He played in 11 games as a rookie and just two last season due to a torn groin muscle.

The 49ers named RB Thomas Clayton, DL Atiyyah Ellison, TE J.J. Finley, LB Larry Grant, DL Louis Holmes and WR Dominique Zeigler to the practice squad. The team has two practice squads remaining to fill.

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The San Francisco 49ers have trimmed down their roster to get to the 53 man limit. Transactions could still happen however so even though a player made the cut, they could see themselves being cut or moved to the practice squad if management picks up another player via the waiver wire.

Players that did not make the cut:

WR Ashley Lelie
WR Jerard Rabb
WR Cam Colvin
WR Dominique Zeigler
WR Robert Ortiz
RB Thomas Clayton
FB Moran Norris
TE J.J. Finley
OG Brian de la Puente
OT Alan Reuber
OT Joe Toledo
OT Chris Patrick
DE Walter Curry
NT Atiyyah Ellison
DE LaJuan Ramse
DE Louis Holmes
LB Larry Grant
LB Dennis Haley
CB Markus Curry
S D.J. Parker
K/P Ricky Schmitt

OLB Jay Moore was also added to the injured reserved and will be out for the season. This was the second straight season that Moore was injured in the last preseason game of the year and will have to miss another full season.

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Post info: By 49ersGold on September 1st, 2008
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The San Francisco 49ers have signed another wide receiver.  Bryant Johnson is the newest member of the 49ers after agreeing to a one year contract with the team.

Even with the Johnson signing I expect the 49ers to draft atleast one receiver, and probably two of them in the upcoming NFL draft.

The 49ers also made a move by cutting Darrel Jackson off the roster.  Jackson was thought to be a great signee during last off season but he never did anything for the team after putting up good numbers with the Seattle Seahawks.

Post info: By 49ersGold on March 17th, 2008
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The San Francisco 49ers have cut ties with veteran quarterback Trent Dilfer.  Dilfer wouldn’t have seen as much as action that he did last year if Alex Smith would not have got hurt.  The 49ers would rather go with a younger group of qb’s and must not feel that Dilfer is that great of a teacher for the young guys to keep him around.

The 49ers have also signed wide receiver Bryant Johnson.  Terms of the deal have not been released as of Friday morning.

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Post info: By 49ersGold on March 14th, 2008
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