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Niners Nation Mar 12, 2015

49ers announce Stevie Johnson release, Blaine Gabbert, Garrett Celek signings

The San Francisco 49ers made official three moves we learned about last week and this week. The San Francisco 49ers made three transactions official Thursday afternoon. The team announced they have released wide receiver Stevie Johnson, signed quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a 2-year deal, and signed tight end Garrett Celek to a 1-year deal. Wednesday afternoon, general manager Trent Baalke said Johnson had not yet been released. The team does not announce the moves until the paperwork is formally submitted, and so, now we have word of Johnson's release. The team clears $6,025,000 in cap...
Florida Times-Union Mar 11, 2015

Locker, Gabbert, Ponder are busts who prove it's difficult to judge quarterbacks

Quarterbacks Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert and Christian Ponder were the eighth, 10th and 12th players picked in the 2011 draft. And both Locker and Gabbert were picked in front of J.J. Watt, who went 11th to Houston. Those three players are now busts and examples of how teams either overvalue quarterbacks or don’t judge them well. Locker retired Tuesday, saying he’d lost the desire to play football. He probably got tired of getting hurt because he couldn’t stay healthy. read more
San Jose Mercury News Mar 10, 2015

Report: QB Blaine Gabbert returning to 49ers

Blaine Gabbert's first taste of free agency didn't last a full day before he chose to re-sign with the 49ers.

Report: QB Blaine Gabbert returning to 49ers

Blaine Gabbert's first taste of free agency didn't last a full day before he chose to re-sign with the 49ers. Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick's seldom-used backup last season, agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract, ESPN reported Tuesday night. The Jacksonville… Continue Reading →
Niners Nation Mar 10, 2015

Blaine Gabbert expected to re-sign with 49ers, per report

The San Francisco 49ers apparently will stick with the same backup QB plan in 2015 as they did in 2014. Interpret that however you want. What would a day of Sam Bradford news be without a day of Blaine Gabbert news? ESPN reporter Josina Anderson tweeted that a source told her Blaine Gabbert is "staying in San Francisco." Gabbert is an unrestricted free agent following the expiration of his 2011 rookie contract. The 49ers entered free agency with only Colin Kaepernick under contract. Gabbert made one appearance in relief during the blowout loss to the Denver Broncos, finishing the game (and...

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