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Former Chicago Bears CB Charles "Peanut" Tillman signs with Carolina Panthers

After twelve seasons in Chicago, Tillman is moving on to work with former coordinator turned head coach Ron Rivera. The Peanut Punch era in Chicago has ended: The #Panthers have signed veteran CB @peanuttillman to a one-year deal! pic.twitter.com/rMHunUeD1M — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 9, 2015 Tillman, who has had his last two seasons shortened with arm injuries, has signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers. TIllman was a standout leader of the Bears defense, partnering with other longtime defensive stalwarts Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs among others. During his...
Niners Nation Mar 31, 2015

49ers conducted tryouts with Lance Briggs, Hakeem Nicks

The San Francisco 49ers had a pair of veteran free agents in town for visits this week. They were a bit more than simple meet-and-greets. Over the last week we learned that the San Francisco 49ers would be hosting wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and linebacker Lance Briggs for visits this week. The reports had them coming to town on Monday, but Matt Barrows tweeted they arrived Monday and would have workouts on Tuesday. Ian Rapoport added to that this afternoon, reporting Briggs and Nicks were in town for "tryouts" as opposed to just basic "meet-and-greets." We have reached the stage of free...
Niners Nation Mar 30, 2015

49ers host free agent LB Philip Wheeler, per report

The San Francisco 49ers brought in another linebacker for a visit. Will they sign a veteran soon? The San Francisco 49ers continue their hunt for linebackers in free agent. The team has brought in Philip Wheeler for a visit today, according to Ian Rapoport. The team was reported to also be bringing in Lance Briggs and Desmond Bishop. This followed a visit last week with Erin Henderson. Wheeler spent the last two seasons with the Miami Dolphins. He signed a five year, $26 million in 2013, following one season with the Oakland Raiders and four with the Indianapolis Colts. PFF graded him out...
Niners Nation Mar 29, 2015

Golden Nuggets: Lance Briggs coming in for a visit

Sunday, March 29, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet. Good morning folks, this is the last Golden Nuggets you have from me for a little over a week, as I'm about to embark on a move across the country and since I'm too poor to afford movers, I'm driving the distance with a trailer. As such, there will be nobody to protect you from Fooch and his evil ways, but perhaps me taking a leave instead of him will lead to good San Francisco 49ers news for once, since all hell breaks loose whenever he leaves. As far as the...
Niners Nation Mar 28, 2015

Lance Briggs to visit 49ers on Monday, per report

The San Francisco 49ers will bring in a veteran inside linebacker for a look. Will they sign Briggs? The San Francisco 49ers are continuing their look for depth at inside linebacker this week. Lance Briggs told ESPN he is visiting the 49ers on Monday. Matt Barrows previously reported the team had some discussions with Briggs. Shortly after that, Trent Baalke confirmed Briggs was on the team's radar, but never got into any details on a visit. Baalke had also mentioned Mason Foster, but he recently signed with the Bears. The 49ers could use some depth at linebacker, but have publicly...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 28, 2015

Report: Lance Briggs to visit 49ers on Monday

Lance Briggs will visit the 49ers on Monday, the 34-year-old linebacker told ESPN.com.Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowler during his 12 seasons with the Chicago Bears, told ESPN.

Report: Lance Briggs to visit 49ers on Monday

Lance Briggs will visit the 49ers on Monday, the 34-year-old linebacker told ESPN.com. Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowler during his 12 seasons with the Chicago Bears, told ESPN.com that he can “still perform at an elite level,” despite being limited… Continue Reading →
Niners Nation Mar 24, 2015

Mason Foster agrees to terms with Chicago Bears, removing him from 49ers pool

The San Francisco 49ers lost out on one free agent option at inside linebacker. Mason Foster is headed to Chicago. It looks like we can remove one free agent from the San Francisco 49ers pool of potential inside linebacker competition. Linebacker Mason Foster has agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears, according to his agent. Earlier Tuesday, Trent Baalke said the team was interested in Foster, and other linebackers. Lance Briggs, Brandon Spikes and Erin Henderson are the three most high profile linebackers on the 49ers radar at this point. The 49ers head into the offseason workout program...

Report: 49ers interested in Lance Briggs

The Chicago Bears aren’t interested in bringing back linebacker Lance Briggs in 2015, but according to the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers could be in the mix for his services. A source confirmed the Bears informed Briggs he won’t be offered a contract to return to Chicago in 2015. Comcast SportsNet in Chicago first reported the news. As for San Francisco’s interest in Briggs, the Sacramento Bee, citing a league source, reported the 49ers have held discussions about the possibility of adding the veteran linebacker.
Niners Nation Mar 23, 2015

NFL free agency rumors: 49ers have spoken with Lance Briggs

The San Francisco 49ers have another free agent linebacker on their radar. It is a big day for San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker news and speculation. plans might have a second target on the free agent market. Matt Barrows is reporting the team has had some discussions with Lance Briggs. This follows earlier news that the team is bringing Erin Henderson to town for a visit, and does not plan on moving Ahmad Brooks inside at this time. Briggs is from Elk Grove, California, and according to Barrows, he is interested in potentially playing for what would be his home town team. Briggs...

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