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San Francisco 49ers over/under: Vernon Davis yards and touchdowns

What do you expect from the 49ers tight end in 2015? Recently, Fooch took a look at San Francisco 49ers receivers Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, setting an over/under of 2,000 receiving yards between the two of them for 2015-16. I think that's a good number, and I'm personally picking the over. I'm a big fan of Smith and think he'll have his best season yet. That said, I think the more interesting position as far as receiving yardage is concerned is tight end. I don't think the 49ers have their 2016 starting tight end on the roster at this point -- sorry, Vance McDonald fans -- and I'm...
Niners Nation Mar 22, 2015

Golden Nuggets: Free agency winding down for 49ers

Sunday, March 22, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet. Free agency is winding down, and we have a good idea of what the San Francisco 49ers' haul looks like. Honestly, I'm pretty happy with it, outside of the decision to sign cornerback Shareece Wright. I really like the Torrey Smith signing and I think Reggie Bush, at the very least, adds another dimension to the offense. I don't know whether or not I want him to get significant playing time as I don't expect he can do much with the touches that go his way, but I...
Niners Nation Mar 19, 2015

Better Rivals: Grading the 49ers free agent moves

avid and Oscar discuss the impact of Chris Borland’s retirement and grade all of the 49ers free agent moves. On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we offer our reaction to a second shocking retirement in as many weeks, with Chris Borland choosing to hang up his cleats. We then turn our attention to the 49ers’ first week of free agent signings. Is Torrey Smith worth the richest contract Baalke has ever given to a free agent? Can Reggie Bush and Darnell Dockett bounce back from injury and churn out another productive season? Do the rest of San Francisco’s signings even...
Niners Nation Mar 17, 2015

The 49ers did not overpay for Torrey Smith

Trent Baalke and Paraag Marathe use rolling guarantees to reduce their future salary cap liability. We break down how it works in Torrey Smith's new contract. The San Francisco 49ers did not overpay for Torrey Smith. And it's all because of rolling guarantees. And those rolling guarantees are one example of how the 49ers are viewed as one of the teams that best handles the NFL salary cap. Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap had this to say when asked who handles the cap best: If I had to narrow my choices down to two teams I would select the 49ers and the Patriots. The 49ers I appreciate...
Baltimore Beatdown Mar 16, 2015

Mock draft: SB Nation's Dan Kadar has the Ravens taking Ohio State WR Devin Smith

Devin Smith is the latest receiver mocked to the Ravens. If the Ravens are looking for someone to fill Torrey Smith's role on offense, there may not be a better option in this year's draft class than Ohio State's Devin Smith. Devin Smith has great straight-line speed and was primarily a vertical threat at Ohio State. At 6-1, 197 pounds, his frame is similar to Torrey Smith. Devin Smith's recent pro day received favorable reviews, with Smith showing off other attributes that have possibly catapulted him into the first round. SB Nation's Dan Kadar is certainly a believer, mocking Devin...
Baltimore Sun Mar 16, 2015

If you ask Torrey Smith, Ravens don't have big need at wide receiver

The angst from Ravens’ fans is palpable every time another accomplished wide receiver is traded or plucked from the free-agent market.
Baltimore Sun Mar 15, 2015

Maybe some sadness, but no regret for ex-Ravens receiver Torrey Smith

Torrey Smith readily acknowledges it now. He had designs on setting all of the Ravens' receiving records.
Niners Nation Mar 14, 2015

NFL free agency 2015: 49ers rumors Saturday open thread

We've got an open thread for free agency rumors. Hopefully the 49ers won't implode again while Fooch and James are out for a few hours/the evening. It's been a fairly productive day for the San Francisco 49ers. Obviously, this team hasn't typically been a big spender in free agency, and moves like we saw today -- the signing of veteran offensive lineman Erik Pears, change-of-pace running back Reggie Bush and cornerback Shareece Wright -- are about as big as it gets. That's why I'm still pretty happy with the signing of wide receiver Torrey Smith -- I think he can do great things if Colin...
Niners Nation Mar 13, 2015

Anquan Boldin talks Torrey Smith, Colin Kaepernick, 49ers leaders

Anquan Boldin spoke with 49ers media prior to Torrey Smith's introduction. Here's the full transcript. The San Francisco 49ers introduced Torrey Smith on Wednesday, and before the press conference, wide receiver Anquan Boldin conducted a conference call with Bay Area media. Boldin played with Smith in Baltimore for two years, so he has some unique insight into what Smith brings to the table. You can listen to the whole thing HERE, but I also transcribed it below. Boldin talks about Smith's skills as a deep threat, as well as the value of his feet. He talks about how this will help Colin...
Niners Nation Mar 13, 2015

49ers free agents tape study: Torrey Smith gives San Francisco one of league's top deep threats

The 49ers added wide receiver Torrey Smith on the first day of free agency. We go to the film and break down what you should expect from Colin Kaepernick's newest weapon. Less than an hour into 2015 NFL league year, the San Francisco 49ers made their biggest free agent splash in recent history by locking up Torrey Smith to a 5-year, $40 million deal with $8.75 million in fully guaranteed money (and an additional $13.25 million guaranteed for injury). Smith’s contract was not only the richest Trent Baalke has given out to a free agent wide receiver, it was the richest Baalke has handed out...
Niners Nation Mar 11, 2015

Torrey Smith introductory press conference transcript

The San Francisco 49ers introduced wide receiver Torrey Smith to the media on Wednesday. We have a full transcript of his press conference. First question, why the San Francisco 49ers? "For me, I had to end up leaving Baltimore and if you're going to go anywhere, you want to go to a winning organization and a team that has the chance to go all the way every year. I talked to [WR] Anquan [Boldin]. I watched from afar how the organization works and how the players are. I felt very comfortable being here and you know you have a chance, so I'm excited to be a part of something great." Even with...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 11, 2015

Will new 49ers receiver Torrey Smith pay dividends?

Torrey Smith teamed with Anquan Boldin on the 2012 Ravens team that held off the 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII.
Baltimore Sun Mar 11, 2015

Breaking down Torrey Smith's five-year, $40 million 49ers contract

Former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith cashed in with the San Francisco 49ers on a five-year, $40 million contract that included $22 million in guaranteed money.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 11, 2015

49ers ready to spring Torrey Smith as their deep threat

Spring annually brings a veteran wide receiver, or two, into the 49ers desperate clutches. Torrey Smith is this year s high-profile catch, and because his deep-threat speed comes at a steep price ($8 million signing bonus), the 49ers are banking he ll pay off.

49ers ready to spring Torrey Smith as their deep threat

Spring annually brings a veteran wide receiver, or two, into the 49ers’ desperate clutches. Torrey Smith is this year’s high-profile catch, and because his deep-threat speed comes at a steep price ($8 million signing bonus), the 49ers are banking he’ll… Continue Reading →

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