Two trades and a new strong safety.
What a week it's been so far.
Free agency has started the official roster turnover for 2014. The 49ers have agreed to trades with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins for quarterback Blaine Gabbert and tackle Jonathan Martin, respectively. Both trades, coupled with the signing of safety
So what's next?
Reports indicate that the team is looking at cornerbacks as potential additions to the roster. Is there any truth to it? It's rumor season, too. This week's bonus round of "Niner Talk" looks at the questions that didn't quite make this week's show, including one on the latest rumors being mentioned about the 49ers.
On with the questions...
@TaylorPrice49 Is the plan for nick moody and wilholte to compete for Bowmans reps ?— Chris Labenz (@chris_labenz) March 10, 2014
But, Trent Baalke said at the combine that the team would take a "hard look" at other options. Even after the team's recent trades, San Francisco has plenty of late-round draft picks to potentially add depth at the positioin with
What is this rumor word you speak of?
Yes, of course there are rumors.
The biggest key to the r-word is basing the speculation on reality. Signing new players always comes down to a passed phsyical and an officially signed contract. You never know if a player could agree to terms and then take another deal before inking his contract. In addition, a failed physical could negate the player's agreement.
The lesson here is that reports are fine and dandy, but signed contracts by all parties means a player has officially changed teams.
Hard to say. Let's see how Marcus Lattimore gets through the offseason program. If we start speculating on what he'll do in 2014, or how his role will impact the carries for
Lattimore has an opportunity to work alongside his teammates for a full offseason. He can lift weights, build bonds, watch film, go through Organized Team Activities, minicamps, everything. He can build strength in his knee and add confidence to his knowledge of the 49ers offense.
Oh, and then there's training camp where we can watch Lattimore take carries in full pads during 11-on-11 drills.
When all that takes place, then we can get a better sense of what he's going to add to the team in 2014. So in essence, slow your roll on expectations for now.
@TaylorPrice49 Which player in your mind has the most all purpose yards for the niners this year.— vamsee (@CroczOTK) March 10, 2014
Gore had 1,269 total yards in 2013, but I think a wide receiver will post more than that. The question is will it be
Confusing question. The defensive back that impresses me the most (Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert) will not fall to pick No. 30.
But I think what you're saying is who is an impressive cornerback that could be there at 30... I'll go with a player mentioned by Bleacher Report's Matt Miller. He said Ohio State's Bradley Roby could be an attractive option as a first-round pick.
"Put him in a defense with
Sounds good to me.
@TaylorPrice49 how serious is the Okoye project really? PR stunt or real investment?— Philip Ramey (@pjramey) March 10, 2014
Any defensive linemen who has had a full year to be seasoned from the coaching of respected defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, has a major chance to succeed.
Look at what Tomsula has done for the likes of
I'm not saying
@TaylorPrice49 what is the first thing you will eat from a vender at Levi's stadium?— Franko Tanko (@FrankoTanko) March 10, 2014
Michael Mina's grub.