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George Kittle’s agent prepared to be “very patient” in extension talks

The agent for 49ers tight end George Kittle said this week he’s prepared to be “very patient” in contract extension talks with the team, Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com reports. Kittle, 26, led the 49ers in receiving yards the past two seasons. His 1,377 yards in 2018 set an NFL single-season record for receiving yards by [more]

49ers open to trading Marquise Goodwin

The 49ers won’t release receiver Marquise Goodwin, but they are open to trading him. “We wouldn’t release Marquise. He’s too valuable,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said, via Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com. “I know he fell out of the rotation last year, then he had an injury (and) wanted to go on IR, so he could [more]

John Lynch: 49ers are committed to Jimmy Garoppolo moving forward

The 49ers have no plans to make a change at quarterback. That’s the word from 49ers General Manager John Lynch, who said today at the Scouting Combine that Jimmy Garoppolo will remain the 49ers’ starter and is a big part of the long-term plan in San Francisco. “We’re extremely proud of Jimmy and committed to [more]

Marquise Goodwin and wife have a daughter, after years of heartache

No matter what else happens, this has been the best offseason ever for Marquise Goodwin. Via NBCSportsBayArea.com, the 49ers wide receiver announced on social media that he and his wife Morgan had welcomed a daughter into the world on Feb. 19, after years of struggling to start a family. “I’m a #GirlDad,’ Goodwin wrote on [more]

PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2020 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott 2. Saints [more]

Allen Lazard remains “salty” about Packers’ NFC title-game loss to 49ers

Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith admitted during Super Bowl week that he and other teammates weren’t ready to face the 49ers in the NFC Championship. Receiver Allen Lazard apparently was ready. And the loss has made him more than ready to get things rolling again. “I’m still kind of salty about it,” Lazard said in a [more]

Former Steelers assistant Dan Radakovich dies at 84

Former Steelers assistant coach Dan Radakovich died Thursday. He was 84. Robert Morris, where Radakovich spent 13 seasons as an assistant coach, announced his passing. Radakovich was the Steelers’ defensive line/linebackers coach in 1971. He coached at the University of Colorado before returning to the Steelers in 1974 as offensive line coach. “We are saddened [more]

Which teams can afford to wait for Tom Brady?

It’s one thing to subtly express interest in Patriots quarterback Tom Brady now, weeks before free agency opens. It’s quite another to pursue Brady once March 18 arrives and other quarterbacks get gobbled up by other teams while the #TommyVanityTour unfolds over the ensuing days and possibly weeks. So which teams that may be interested [more]

Joe Woods on Myles Garrett: Unfortunate incident, look forward to working with him

Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods held a press conference on Wednesday and said he feels like he is “coming into a very fortunate situation” with the talent on hand in Cleveland. He pointed to cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams and said it “excites you” to have players like that in the secondary. He also [more]

Trump pardons Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the Hall of Fame former owner of the San Francisco 49ers, has been granted clemency for his 1998 felony conviction. The White House informed reporters today that President Trump has signed an executive order granting clemency for DeBartolo. In 1998 DeBartolo pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony for his role [more]

Richard Sherman: Darius Slay one of the best in the game

The Lions have a cornerback they don’t appear interested in paying, and may trade. And if another team gets Darius Slay, they’ll be getting one of the best in the league, according to Richard Sherman. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the 49ers veteran cornerback said that Slay doesn’t get the respect he [more]

Kyle Juszczyk frustrated by criticism of Jimmy Garoppolo

49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk has heard the criticism of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo that followed the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV and he doesn’t like it. Juszczyk made an appearance on NFL Network Friday and said “one of the most frustrating parts of the whole loss” has been seeing the harsh appraisals of Garoppolo and [more]

No movement between Tom Brady, Patriots

For exactly one more month, the Patriots officially have exclusive negotiating rights with quarterback Tom Brady. It would be foolish to assume that, unofficially, other teams already aren’t making their proposals known to Brady and/or his agent, Don Yee. But the only team that has the right to talk to Brady about a contract for [more]

Report: Raiders ready to offer Tom Brady two-year, $60 million deal

The quarterback carousel already is spinning. Nearly two weeks after a report emerged that the Raiders will target Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in free agency, a new report puts some monetary meat on the bone. Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a long-time member of the media in Minnesota and the father of future first-ballot Hall of Famer [more]

Michael Bidwill’s comments about 17th game become a CBA “problem”

The labor negotiations need to be negotiated a bit, due to recent comments from an owner suggesting that an extra game can be added without impacting player health and safety. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that the remarks from Cardinals chairman Michael Bidwill became “a problem,” and that “some fences needed mending” based on the [more]

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