The fast and frenzied NFL free agency period has started with a thunderous bang. With 524 restricted and unrestricted players able to negotiate contracts with 32 clubs, player movement has remained constant.
Stay tuned to 49ers.com for updates.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
The 49ers signed Nnamdi Asomugha, a four-time All-Pro cornerback, to a one-year deal. He sounded eager to play for San Francisco's stout defensive unit. Check out his comments to 49ers.com after signing on with his third NFL franchise.
TUESDAY, APRIL 2
The 49ers officially completed a trade with the Cleveland Browns to acquire quarterback
MONDAY, MARCH 25
It's been nearly a week since the 49ers have made any moves in free agency, but they might not be done just yet.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, free-agent defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha is "torn" between the 49ers and New Orleans Saints as he makes a decision on his future going into 2013. Last week, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com also spoke to 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke about the possibility of adding Asomugha.
Meanwhile, the 49ers have also been linked to free-agent and former West Virginia star quarterback Pat White, per a report from USA Today's Jim Corbett.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
After two days of inactivity, the 49ers signed a pair of special teams contributors. Wide receiver Marlon Moore and kicker
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
-The 49ers have reached an agreement with former Rams safety
-Dahl told reporters he's eager to compete for the starting safety role in the 49ers defense.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
San Francisco's special teams were bolstered with the addition of linebacker
49ers-related free agency reports from Friday include:
-After spending the day at 49ers headquarters, free agent safety Louis Delmas has gone back to Detroit, signing a two-year deal to remain with the Lions.
-Howard Balzer of Sports Exchange just reported another visiting defensive back. This time, the report has former Rams safety Craig Dahl visiting with the club.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
It's day three of the 2013 NFL free agency period and reports keep coming in about who is visiting the 49ers. The latest reports involve two defensive backs making their way to Santa Clara to get to know more about the 49ers.
The 49ers signed a second free agent late in the evening. Former Bengals linebacker Dan Skuta has inked a two-year contract with the team. He'll speak with reporters early Friday morning.
49ers-related free agency reports from Thursday include:
-Late Wednesday night, ProFootballTalk.com reported Lions safety Louis Delmas was set to meet with the 49ers.
-Early Thursday morning, CSN Bay Area reported recently released Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha would visit the 49ers on Thursday.
-The Sacramento Bee caught up with Jim Harbaugh at a speaking engagement at San Jose State University. The 49ers coach confirmed the visits of Delmas and Asomugha, as well as an incoming visit from Bengals special teams ace Dan Skuta.
-Colts owner Jim Irsay has announced the signing of former 49ers defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois.
-Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com joined our Niner Talk podcast to discuss his early impressions of NFL free agency, plus his takes on the 49ers trades and free agenct acquisitions.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
The 49ers have to find another tight end with the departure of Delanie Walker. The verstatile player joined a local Bay Area radio station to discuss his decision to leave the team that drafted him in 2006. Fortunatley for San Francisco, the team has 14 draft picks and options in free agency to find a replacement.
49ers-related free agency reports from Wednesday include:
-CBS Sports is reporting free agent safety LaRon Landry will visit with the 49ers following his Wednesday meeting with the Indianapolis Colts.
-The Sacramento Bee is reporting that both
-ESPN is reporting Dashon Goldson has signed a five-year contract with Tampa Bay. Teammates have weighed in on social media with their support.
-Meanwhile, ESPN is also reporting the 49ers have reached an agreement with former Chief defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey, a former No. 5 overall pick. However, there has been no official word on the contract from the 49ers.
*5:00 P.M. Update*
-The Dorsey deal is a official. The former No. 5 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft has inked a two-year deal with the 49ers to become the team's first free agent addition of 2013. Check out photos of the newest 49ers defensive lineman signing his contract.
“It’s a different attitude around here,” Dorsey told 49ers.com. “Guys are in here are ready to work hard and I’m just thankful for the opportunity to be a part of it and try to help out the best way I can.”
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
The spree of activity started early on Tuesday. It began with the heavily discussed Alex Smith trade being agreed upon and announced by both clubs to start the free agency news cycle.
Smith started 75 of 80 regular season games with the 49ers and provided popular postseason moments with a 28-yard touchdown run and 14-yard touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints in the 2011 NFL playoffs.
“We would like to thank Alex for his contributions to the 49ers organization over the past eight years,” General Manager Trent Baalke said in a statement released by the club. “He is a true professional who represented the 49ers with class on and off the field.”
Soon after, the 49ers announced the agreement with the Ravens to acquire Boldin, a physical wideout who caught six passes for 104 yards and a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVII.
According to The Baltimore Sun, the deal won’t be official until Boldin returns from a trip to Senegal, Africa to take, and pass, his physical.
“Managing and assembling your roster is difficult and among the most important things we do,” Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said in comments shared by the paper. “It is not always pleasant, and in the case of Anquan, it is unpleasant. We know he can still play at a high level. What he has done in his three seasons with us goes well beyond the numbers and his numbers are very good.”
Boldin has played in 140 games (137 starts), totaling 772 receptions for 10,165 receiving yards and 58 touchdowns. He’s also started all 11 of his career postseason games, catching 52 passes for 806 yards and seven touchdowns.
49ers-related free agency reports from Tuesday include:
-According to reports, free agent tight end Delanie Walker has reached a four-year agreement with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have not confirmed the signing of the six-year veteran. Walker caught 21 passes for 344 yards with three touchdowns last season.
-Multiple outlets in Tampa Bay are reporting two-time 49ers Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson is set to make a free agent visit to the Buccaneers.
-The Sacramento Bee has reported two 49ers defensive linemen, Ricky Jean Francois and Isaac Sopoaga, will make free agent visits with the Philadelphia Eagles.
-Jean Francois’ college teammate at LSU, Chiefs defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, will visit the 49ers on Wednesday according to CSN Bay Area.
-ESPN.com is reporting veteran safety Charles Woodson, most recently released by the Green Bay Packers, will visit with the 49ers on Wednesday.
-Adam Caplan of Sirius XM radio reports that Sopoaga has reached a three-year agreement with the Eagles. At 5:25 p.m. PT, the Eagles have now confirmed the signing.