Good Morning Faithful,
Here are your top storylines for Tuesday, March 24.
49ers Re-sign Ronald Blair III
San Francisco announced Monday that Ronald Blair III was re-signed to a one-year deal. The 49ers originally selected Blair III in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 46 games throughout his four-year career in San Francisco. In 2019, the defensive lineman notched 21 tackles, 3.0 sacks and one fumble recovery in nine games before being placed on Injured Reserve.
Keep up with all the team's roster moves on the 49ers.com Free Agency Tracker.
17 players are set to become free agents this spring. View all of them in one place.
Analyzing the 49ers 13th and 31st Draft Picks
Following San Francisco's trade with the Indianapolis Colts, the 49ers acquired the 13th-overall pick in the NFL Draft to go along with their 31st pick. Draft analysts have begun to speculate about what draft prospects the team could look to with their two first-round selections. With predictions at nearly a 50-50 split on if the team will draft an offensive or defensive player, the majority of analysts' top picks fall into three position groups. Find out which prospects could join the 49ers roster on April 23.
49ers Could Look to Alternative Football Leagues (Again)
Monday marked the first day NFL teams could sign players from the XFL, which recently announced the cancellation of its inaugural season after five weeks due to COVID-19. While players were not able to finish their 10-week season, following exit physicals, they will be able to sign onto NFL rosters. During the Combine, John Lynch said that the 49ers would do their due diligence scouting players from the XFL as the team has already had success bringing in players from alternative football leagues. Originally from the now-defunct San Diego Fleet, Daniel Brunskill stepped into the lineup as Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey battled through injuries in 2019. During his first season with the 49ers, Brunskill started seven games and appeared in all three of San Francisco's postseason contests. Read more about Brunskill's journey to the NFL here.