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2014 Free Agency Tracker

Posted Mar 18, 2014

If you crave free agency news, 49ers.com will keep you covered. All things free agency will be hosted in our annual free agency tracker.


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If you crave free agency news, 49ers.com will keep you covered. All things 49ers-related in free agency will be hosted in our annual free agency tracker.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

10:30 a.m.
-Mario Manningham has left the 49ers and signed with the New York Giants, according to multiple reports.

Manningham, 27, has signed a one-year contract to return to the Giants, the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Manningham spent his first four NFL seasons with New York and was a key member of its Super Bowl XLVI-winning club.


SUNDAY, MARCH 16


6:00 a.m.
-Forner Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond III has agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Giants. Thurmond reportedly visited with the 49ers on Friday and was a candidate to compete for Carlos Rogers' vacant role at nickel cornerback.


SATURDAY, MARCH 15

9:40 a.m.
-Anthony Dixon has signed with the Buffalo Bills. The four-year veteran posted a picture of his contract signing on Twitter.


2:00 p.m.
-Julian Edelman visited with the 49ers on Friday, but he's decided to return to the New England Patriots. Edelman agreed to terms on a new contract.


6:15 p.m. 
-Emmanuel Sanders, the former Pittsburgh Steelers, was reportedly set to visit the 49ers on Saturday night. According to reports, Sanders canceled the visit and agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos.


FRIDAY, MARCH 14


11:40 a.m.
-According to multiple reports, Pittsburgh Steelers free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has a visit scheduled with the 49ers on Saturday. In 2013, Sanders caught 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns.

2:00 p.m.
-Blaine Gabbert has passed his physical and is officially a member of the 49ers.

"I’m happy to be here, and I’m going to put my best foot forward,” the 24-year-old said. “I’m going to go out there with the mindset of just getting better. I’m going to attack this opportunity that I have here for a fresh start and just help this team elevate their level of play.”


3:45 p.m.
-Cornerback Chris Cook has signed a one-year contract with the 49ers.

Cook (6-2, 212) was originally drafted in the second round (34th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. In four seasons with Minnesota, Cook appeared in 34 games (29 starts) and registered 120 tackles, 13 passes defensed and one sack. Last season, Cook played in 12 games (11 starts) and registered a career-high 47 tackles.

Cook told 49ers.com he felt "at home" with San Francisco.



4:30 p.m.

-Cornerback Tarell Brown, San Francisco's productive fifth-round draft pick in 2007, has signed a one-year contact with the Oakland Raiders. Brown's new team will host the 49ers in 2014.


THURSDAY, MARCH 13


2:00 p.m.
-Anthony Dixon continues to do his best Adam Schefter impersonation. The fourth-year pro has once again updated his free agency experience on his social media accounts. After a visit with the Titans on Wednesday, Dixon is now headed to Buffalo to speak with the Bills.


Dixon is scooping every media outlet with his free agency news.

3:30 p.m.
-Interesting. Seattle Seahawks free agent cornerback Walter Thurmond III just announced on Twitter that he's left his visit to Jacksonville and is headed to... San Francisco.


4:30 p.m.
-Jonathan Martin has passed his physical and is officially a member of the 49ers.

"The way I’m approaching it is I have to earn my spot on this team,” Martin told reporters. “I’m a new guy in this locker room.”
6:30 p.m.
-ESPN's Adam Schefter just shared a noteworthy tweet. New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is visiting the 49ers on Friday. Schefter also speculated that San Francsico is interested in New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks.



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12


1:00 p.m.

-The 49ers have officially signed safety Antoine Bethea to fill the void left by outgoing safety Donte Whitner.

Bethea spoke with 49ers.com after signing a four-year contract.


2:00 p.m.

-Jim Harbaugh has given his first public comments about the 49ers deal to acquire former Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin.

"I can't wait to give him a big hug," the 49ers coach told USA Today.

Harbaugh said his players would rally around Martin and support him in his return to football after taking a leave from Miami last season due to well-documented run-ins with teammates.

"The burden's not solely on the locker room, but I'm confident the locker room will rally around those who are committed to winning," Harbaugh said.

2:30 p.m.

-The team has announced Eric Wright's one-year contract.

In 2013, Wright (5-10, 193) appeared in seven regular season games and two postseason contests for the 49ers, registering eight tackles, two passes defensed and one interception. He also recorded the game-sealing interception late in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks in Week 14.

8:00 p.m.
-The Sacrameno Bee reports Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook is scheduled to visit with the 49ers on Thursday.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11


11:00 a.m.

-First big news of the day – strong safety Donte Whitner has reportedly reached a deal with his hometown team, the Cleveland Browns. The news was first reported by Mark Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Whitner, 29, figures to replace another free agent, T.J. Ward.

San Francisco’s current starting free safety, Eric Reid, shared his appreciation for Whitner’s tutelage during the 2013 season.

11:30 a.m.
-The 49ers announced they had tendered one-year contracts to restricted free agent TE/DT Demarcus Dobbs and exclusive rights free agent LB Michael Wilhoite.

12:00 p.m.
-Veteran kicker Phil Dawson announced via Twitter that he would be returning to San Francisco.



2:00 p.m.
-According to the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers have agreed to terms with former Indianapolis Colts safety Antoine Bethea.

Bethea, 29, has averaged more than 100 tackles in each of his last four seasons. Bethea has made two Pro Bowls and is a member of the Colts Super Bowl-winning team back in 2006.

-The team also released veteran cornerback Carlos Rogers.

2:30 p.m.

-The 49ers have acquired Blaine Gabbert via trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gabbert must pass a physical for the trade to be complete.

“We thought highly of Blaine as an early entry into the 2011 NFL Draft,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a release. “He is a high-character individual that will be given every opportunity to develop within our system and we are looking forward to working with him.”

Originally the 10th overall draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by Jacksonville, Gabbert (6-4, 235) has played in 28 games (27 starts) completing 414 of 777 attempts for 4,357 yards and 22 touchdowns.

3:00 p.m.
-49ers announced agreement on a two-year contract with Dawson.

“Phil has been a consummate pro and clutch performer his entire career and we are pleased that he has chosen to continue on with the 49ers,” Baalke said. “It was important to this organization to have a veteran kicker like Phil as we enter our first season in a new stadium.”

After joining the 49ers as a free agent on March 19, 2013, Dawson (5-11, 200) finished the 2013 regular season with the second-most field goals made (32) and points scored (140) in 49ers franchise history. He also set the franchise record with 27 consecutive field goals made (10/6/13 – 12/29/13). In the postseason, Dawson connected on all seven field goal attempts.

4:00 p.m.
-Anthony Dixon announced on Twitter that he'll be visiting with the Tennessee Titans and his former college running backs coach Sylvester Croom.

-Eric Wright has reportedly reached an agreement with San Francisco on a one-year deal, according to the Sacramento Bee.

7:00 p.m.
-At the end of the first day of free agency, the biggest 49ers news has taken place. Trade No. 2 has been pulled off.

San Francisco agreed to a deal with the Miami Dolphins. The 49ers will acquire tackle Jonathan Martin for an undisclosed draft choice. Martin must pass a physical for the trade to be executed.

Martin (6-5, 312) was originally selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He has started all 23 games he has appeared in - 13 games at right tackle and 10 at left tackle.

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