49ers 2012 pre-draft visit tracker

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49ers 2012 pre-draft visit tracker

The 49ers -- and every team in the NFL -- will have spoken with and done extensive homework on every known prospect by the time the draft begins on April 26.With that in mind, here is a list of the 49ers' reported one-on-one interaction with prospects:

Running backs
David Wilson, Virginia Tech, visit
Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati, visit (CSNBayArea.com)
Robert Turbin, Utah State, visit
Travaris Cadet, Appalachian State, interview (Scout.com)

Wide receivers
Kendall Wright, Baylor, visit (Sacramento Bee)
Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech, visit (Sacramento Bee)
Rueben Randle, Iowa, visit
A.J. Jenkins, Illinois, visit
Note: Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) cancelled a scheduled visit.

Center
Chris Anzevino, Kent State, private workout (Scout.com)
Defensive end
Claude Davis, South Florida, visit
Outside linebacker
Bruce Irvin, West Virginia, visit (Scout.com)


Cornerbacks
Jeremy Lane, Northwestern State, visit (San Francisco Chronicle)
Jeremy Jones, Wayne State, private workout (Detroit Free Press) Safeties
Jordan Bernstine, Iowa, private workout (Scout.com)
Sean Richardson, Vanderbilt, interview (Sports Illustrated)

The 49ers are allowed to bring in local prospects to their practice facility for interviews and workouts. The 49ers' local pro day is Wednesday, April 18, in Santa Clara. Draft prospects from the Bay Area who played college football elsewhere are also permitted to attend. These player visits do not count against the 30-player maximum that NFL teams are allowed. The following list is players who participated in the pro days at Cal, Stanford and San Jose State. This is not a list of players who will attend the 49ers' local pro day. Generally, potential early-round draft picks, such as Andrew Luck, David DeCastro, Jonathan Martin and Coby Fleener, do not take part in local pro days.

Cal: P Bryan Anger, WR Michael Calvin, S D.J. Campbell, S Sean Cattouse, OL Justin Cheadle, LB Ryan Davis, WR Coleman Edmond, OL Justin Gates, DL Trevor Guyton, LB D.J. Holt, WR Marvin Jones, LB Mychal Kendricks, DB Virdell Larkins, TE Anthony Miller, DL Ernest Owusu, OT Mitchell Schwartz, PK Giorgio Tavecchio.

Stanford: S Johnson Bademosi, G David DeCastro, TE Coby Fleener, WR Corey Gatewood, S Delano Howell, QB Andrew Luck, T Jonathan Martin, DE Matt Masifilo, WR Chris Owusu, RB Jeremy Stewart, S Michael Thomas and WR Griff Whalen.San Jose State: WR Michael Avila, CB Brandon Driver, QB Matt Faulkner, LB Pompey Festejo, DB Alex Germany, S Duke Ihenacho, OL Fred Koloto, DE Mohamed Marah, DT Andrew Moeaki, RB Lamon Muldrow, S Manu Ngatikaura, C Robbie Reed, RB Brandon Rutley, CB Peyton Thompson, OL Andres Vargas, LS Ben Zorn.

49ers have already spent more in 2017 free agency than a year ago

49ers have already spent more in 2017 free agency than a year ago

Under the 49ers’ new regime, the club has already invested more in the free-agent market than a year ago under then-general manager Trent Baalke.

Just a reminder: The free-agent signing period does not officially open until March 9.

The 49ers on Friday reached a contract agreement with veteran defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, who is penciled into be a starter in the team’s new 4-3 base scheme under defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.

"As soon as Earl hit the open market, he became a priority for us to sign,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement released Saturday morning. “A man of high character, he represents everything we want to be as a football team. Earl is a tone-setter who plays the game with a tremendous passion and the effort necessary to win in this league. We believe those qualities are contagious and will help to make our team stronger. We look forward to the impact Earl will have on the field, in the locker room and in our community.”

It was the first significant move under Lynch, who also signed a player with NFL experience earlier in the week.

The 49ers also added cornerback K’Waun Williams to a one-year contract. Williams served as the Cleveland Browns’ nickel back for two seasons. The Browns released him before the start of last season and he was unable to play due to an ankle injury.

Mitchell was available to be signed before the start of the new league year because the Miami Dolphins released him last week in a move to save the team $4 million in cap space.

Mitchell took four free-agent visits and after wrapping up his tour with the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, he and the 49ers quickly agreed on a four-year, $16 million contract that includes $5.5 million of money in the first year, according to a source.

Last year, Baalke did little to improve the roster for coach Chip Kelly. The 49ers, who finished 5-11 in Jim Tomsula's one season, dropped to 2-14. Just hours after the season concluded, the 49ers announced the firings of Baalke and Kelly.

The only veteran free-agent addition who stepped on the field for the 49ers last season was offensive lineman Zane Beadles. The 49ers signed Beadles in late-March to a three-year, $9.75 million contract with a $1.75 million signing bonus. Beadles had a good season for the 49ers, starting 13 games at left guard and the final three games at left tackle.

The 49ers have already shown more willingness to be aggressive under Lynch’s leadership.

Mitchell, 29, is a seven-year veteran who began his NFL career from 2010 to ’13 with the Houston Texans. He was a rookie in Saleh’s final season as assistant linebackers coach in Houston.

Mitchell joins DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead and Quinton Dial on the 49ers defensive line. The 49ers view Mitchell as a high-energy player who bring good character to the locker room. The signing of Mitchell could be an indication the 49ers are moving on from Glenn Dorsey, who is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent.

With 5.5 sacks in seven seasons, the 49ers do not figure to use Mitchell in passing situations. The club must try to bolster its pass rush in free agency or the draft. Last season, Buckner and Ahmad Brooks shared the team-lead with six sacks apiece. In 2015, Brooks and Aaron Lynch both led the way with 6.5 sacks.

 

Source: 49ers agree to four-year deal with former Dolphins DT

Source: 49ers agree to four-year deal with former Dolphins DT

The San Francisco 49ers agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal with defensive tackle Earl Mitchell on Friday, CSNBayArea.com has learned

Mitchell, 29, will earn $5.5 million in his first year with the 49ers. 

The seven-year veteran played in nine games last season for the Dolphins. He recorded 17 total tackles. 

Since entering the league in 2010 as a third-round draft pick with the Texans, Mitchell has appeared in 100 games between Houston and Miami, totaling 206 tackles. He has also recorded 5.5 sacks.