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The Falcoholic

The Brandon Fusco signing has solidified the Falcons draft needs

Fusco’s addition has all but eliminated the possibility of the Falcons drafting an offensive lineman early, and further highlighted the teams priorities on the defensive line. Despite a relatively quiet beginning to free agency for the Falcons, the team was able to make one very impactful move: the signing of G Brandon Fusco from the San Francisco 49ers. Fusco started all 16 games for the 49ers in 2017, and has started 80 games total throughout his seven-year NFL career. He’s a good fit in the zone-blocking scheme and offers a well-rounded skillset in both pass protection and run...

49ers Blog | Sacramento Bee

49ers' post-free agency depth chart; what this means for the draft

The 49ers addressed some of their three biggest needs -- cornerback, interior offensive line, running back and pass rusher -- in free agency, meaning they are not compelled to take …

The Mercury News

Projecting the 49ers defensive starters in six months

Cornerback and pass rusher remain top priorities for the 49ers defense as free agency enters its next wave and before next month's draft.

The Mercury News

Projecting the 49ers offensive starters in six months

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers won’t open their regular season for about six months (Sept. 9 or 10) but here is how their offensive starting lineup looks, after an early jump on free agency and before next month’s draft: Quarterback: Jimmy Garoppolo. Analysis: All he has to do is remain unbeaten after signing the NFL’s […]


John Lynch says 49ers unlikely to ink big FA deals despite ample cap space

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch has already made a splash for his up-and-coming team in free agency this offseason. After the monster five-year contract extension worth up to $137.5 million rewarded to rising star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, Lynch stayed busy with the signings of star cornerback Richard Sherman, center Weston Richburg, running back […] The post John Lynch says 49ers unlikely to ink big FA deals despite ample cap space appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Richard Sherman says Seahawks have ‘lost their way’ in evaluating players

In the last several weeks, the Seattle Seahawks have undergone major changes to the roster on the defensive side of the ball. It has seen many notable players depart in either free agency or through a trade this offseason. Among those departures is All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, who quickly signed with the San Francisco 49ers […] The post Richard Sherman says Seahawks have ‘lost their way’ in evaluating players appeared first on ClutchPoints.


49ers have ample salary-cap space, but more big signings unlikely

On Thursday, moments after general manager John Lynch said the 49ers still had about $33 million they could spend in free agency, he indicated most of that money would remain in the team’s coffers. “We’re not all the way done yet, perhaps,” Lynch said, looking to the rest of free agency. “We’ll use that wisely. We got the guys that we targeted that would help us best become a better football team.” Translation: Despite still swimming in salary-cap space, the 49ers are largely standing pat after making center Weston Richburg and running back...


Report: Raiders adding former 49ers defensive end Tank Carradine

The Raiders are padding their defensive line by agreeing to a free-agent deal with former 49ers defensive end Tank Carradine, according to a report from The Sacramento Bee. Carradine reportedly visited the Raiders’ facility in Alameda on Thursday but left without signing a contract. He would be the first outside defensive lineman acquired in this free agency period by the Raiders, who also re-signed their own defensive tackle Justin Ellis to a three-year contract. Carradine, 28, has played in 44 career games, all with the 49ers, compiling 54 tackles and...

Big Blue View

NFL Free Agency 2018: Justin Pugh is an ex-Giant

Sings five-year deal with Arizona Cardinals Justin Pugh has found a new home. The former New York Giants offensive lineman has reportedly agreed to a 5-year, $45 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals. The Giants’ 2013 first-round pick, Pugh is the second former Giants starting offensive lineman to secure a lucrative free-agent contract. Weston Richburg signed a 5-year, $47.5 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants have also parted ways with Bobby Hart, and seem to have little interest in bringing D.J. Fluker back. GM Dave Gettleman promised to re-construct the Giants’...

Da Windy City

Chicago Bears: Should the Bears take a chance on Eric Reid?

The Chicago Bears splurged in the first wave of free agency. Now, the Bears should strongly consider in former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid. The safety position has always been a need each offseason for the Chicago Bears, and they never seem to find a lasting solution. In 2015, the Bears signed Antrel Rolle, […] Chicago Bears: Should the Bears take a chance on Eric Reid? - Da Windy City - Da Windy City - A Chicago Sports Site - Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Fighting Illini & More


49ers: Eric Reid addresses quiet start to his free agency

Colin Kaepernick has remained mostly silent during his 12-plus months as an unemployed NFL player. His former teammate, 49ers free-agent safety Eric Reid, will clearly be more vocal as he waits for his next job. On Thursday, the second day of free agency, Reid took to Twitter to address some “false narratives out there.” Among them: The idea he will take a bargain contract to sign with a team because he’s knelt during the national anthem the past two seasons to protest issues such as racial inequality and police brutality.

Silver And Black Pride

Jon Gruden checks in on Raiders free agency plans ‘we ain’t done yet’

It’s after 6pm on day two of free agency. The Raiders have been announcing free agent acquisitions at a feverish pace. But as of 6:18pm in Alameda, Jon Gruden says there are more to come. Still grinding.#RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/3IbZjV4AwA— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 16, 2018 There is one visit today with the team reportedly nearing a deal. That’s with former Colts linebacker Tahir Whitehead. That could be what Gruden is talking about here when he says “we ain’t done yet”. The other visit is with former 49ers defensive end Tank Carradine though it’s uncertain...

FOX Sports

New 49ers RB McKinnon excited for chance to be featured back

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) After spending most of his first four seasons in Minnesota as a part-time back, Jerick McKinnon wanted to find a spot in free agency where he could show off his ability as a featured runner.

The Mercury News

Is 49ers Garoppolo lining up behind a center controversy?

Weston Richburg's high-priced addition in free agency likely means he'll unseat Daniel Kilgore as the 49ers starting center, although either could shift to guard and fortify Jimmy Garoppolo's protection.

Cincy Jungle

Bengals beat out 49ers and Rams to get back Tyler Eifert

Eifert had a few options to choose from in free agency. The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed Tyler Eifert to a one-year deal to remain in Cincinnati. But, it didn’t come without competition. According to Bengals.com’s Geoff Hobson, Eifert was sought after by two California teams in addition to the Bengals. The Bengals, believed to have edged out the Rams and 49ers in the Eifert Derby, are delighted to get him back despite his injury history that has knocked him out of more than half his 80 NFL games. It was surprising how little news there was regarding Eifert from the time the legal...

The Mercury News

What we learned at 49ers free agency press conference

Jerick McKinnon and Weston Richburg, as expected, gushed at the bright futures awaiting them in Kyle Shanahan's critically acclaimed offensive scheme, which really surfaced with last season's 5-0 finish under quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Dolphins swap out centers on second day of free agency

The Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly and Chris Perkins react to the Dolphins' decision to release center Mike Pouncey and trade a late-round pick to the 49ers for center Daniel Kilgore.

Cincy Jungle

Joe Mixon not done recruiting; going after Tyrann Mathieu, Jordy Nelson next

Mixon is a recruiting machine! No one try to stop him. Joe Mixon tried recruiting Sammy Watkins to the Bengals. Instead, the wide receiver signed with the Chiefs. Then he tried getting Richard Sherman in stripes. Sherman signed with the 49ers. But Mixon is committed to the recruiting grind. His next two targets are players who were released by their teams this week in the lead up to free agency. They are former Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and former Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson. @Mathieu_Era we gotta locker up in Cincy With your name on it bro! Would love for you to be an...

Daily Norseman

NFL Free Agency: Jerick McKinnon To Sign With The San Francisco 49ers

The Vikings lose a big contributor on offense When the 2017 season ended, it was assumed that one of the key players in the offense the last couple years might be moving on, looking to get a big free agency pay day. That pay day is today for Jerick McKinnon, who is reportedly going to sign a contract with San Francisco: Former Vikings’ RB Jerick McKinnon intends to sign a four-year deal with the SF 49ers, per source. 49ers land the back they wanted.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2018 One of the most surprising deals of free agency will be Jerrick McKinnon's with the...

FOX Sports

49ers agree to deals with free agents McKinnon, Richburg

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers started free agency by getting some needed help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

The Falcoholic

What to know about Falcons free agency

It is nearly time. The Atlanta Falcons, like 31 other NFL teams, will be kicking off free agency on Wednesday afternoon. The team will be busily talking to agents today and leading right up to the official kickoff of free agency, but they won’t be formally announcing any deals until that time. The Falcons will need to be busy to bolster their upcoming draft class and paper over some holes, but they’re unlikely to be major players when teams like the 49ers, Browns, and Buccaneers have a ton of cap space to throw around. With any luck, though, they’ll get their needs taken care of...


Reports: 49ers to sign RB McKinnon; Hyde off to Browns

Goodbye, Carlos Hyde. And hello, Jerick McKinnon. The 49ers will have a new-look backfield in 2018 as Hyde, their starter for the past three seasons, is poised to sign with the Browns when the free agency officially starts at 1 p.m. today. Meanwhile, his starting spot could be assumed by McKinnon, who is expected to sign a four-year deal worth up to $30 million with the 49ers, ESPN reported. The 49ers had talked with Hyde about a deal, but the two sides never came close to an agreement. Hyde signed a three-year deal worth more than $15...

49ers Blog | Sacramento Bee

San Francisco 49ers free-agency tracker

Additions: P Jeff Locke. The 49ers signed the left-footed Locke, 2013 fifth-round pick of the Vikings, on Monday. With Bradley Pinion signed for just one more season, he becomes at …


49ers news: San Francisco to sign Jerick McKinnon

Running back Jerick McKinnon will sign with the San Francisco 49ers. This move by the former Minnesota Vikings talent was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Per 2018 social media era rules, this report was released on the mean streets of Twitter. One of the most surprising deals of free agency will be Jerrick McKinnons with […] The post 49ers news: San Francisco to sign Jerick McKinnon appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Mercury News

49ers free agency tracker: additions, subtractions, extensions

SANTA CLARA — Here is a look at how the 2018 49ers are shaping up as the new league year opened Wednesday: Additions RB Jerick McKinnon (Vikings) CB Richard Sherman (Seahawks) OL Weston Richburg (Giants) P Jeff Locke (Lions) Extensions QB Jimmy Garoppolo WR Marquise Goodwin C Daniel Kilgore OT Garry Gilliam DE Cassius Marsh […]

Access Vikings | Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Jerick McKinnon headed to San Francisco, reportedly as one of NFL's highest-paid RBs

Jerick McKinnon wanted more in Minnesota. He found more in San Francisco. McKinnon, 25, is headed to the 49ers, a league source confirmed to the Star Tribune. It’s a four-year contract that will reportedly pay him up to $30 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He can officially sign the new deal when free agency opens at 3 p.m., when he’s expected to become one of the league’s highest-paid running backs at $7.5 million per season. McKinnon was unlikely to ever return to the Vikings, saying so following the NFC title game loss in Philadelphia. “I don’t put in all the work in...

Turf Show Times

Rumor: Rams interested in Terrelle Pryor

Will the Rams take a dip into the WR pool to help mask the loss of Sammy Watkins? The Los Angeles Rams saw WR Sammy Watkins sign with the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency today, but they may have a plan to replace him already: Among the teams trying to sign WR Terrelle Pryor: Rams, 49ers, Browns @nflnetwork @AroundTheNFL— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 14, 2018 Yes, this is the Terrelle Pryor you’re thinking of, the former Ohio St. QB. Pryor made the transition to WR in the NFL after a few seasons as a QB. Initially, things went great as he exploded on the scene with the...

The Falcoholic

Falcons to pay Brandon Fusco $12.75 million over three-year deal

The money nearly guarantees Fusco will start, putting Wes Schweitzer’s roster spot in serious jeopardy. The Atlanta Falcons kept their free agency limited, but clearly targeted former San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings guard Brian Fusco. For those unaware, Fusco showed great promise early in his career and signed a deal with a max value of $25 million with the Vikings. He got hurt then struggled pretty significantly. He bounced back starting every game for Kyle Shanahan and held his own. Based on his salary, Fusco is definitely starting in Atlanta. The #Falcons signed offensive...