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49ers 2017 offseason scorecard

49ers 2017 offseason scorecard

49ERS 2017 OFFSEASON SCORECARD
Salary cap space: $71,162,593
(Figure updated as official signings and contracts are reported to the league: 85 players under contract; only top 51 count.)
Source: NFLPA, updated Wednesday, May 24

Veteran additions
--QB Brian Hoyer (UFA, Chicago) 2 years/$12M, $4M signing bonus. 2017 cap: $5.5M
--QB Matt Barkley (UFA, Chicago) 2 years, $4M, $500,000 signing bonus. 2017 cap: $1.95M
--RB Tim Hightower (UFA, New Orleans) 1 year/$825,000 base salary
--RB Kapri Bibbs (trade, Denver)
--FB Kyle Juszczyk (UFA, Baltimore) 4 years, $21M, $5M signing bonus. 2017 cap: $3.4M
--WR Pierre Garçon (UFA, Washington) 5 years/$47.5M, $12M signing bonus. 2017 cap: $6.425M
--WR Marquise Goodwin (UFA, Buffalo) 2 years/$6M, $2.5M signing bonus. 2017 cap: $3.25M
--WR Aldrick Robinson (UFA, Atlanta) 2 years/$4M, $300,000 signing bonus. 2017 cap: $1.7M
--TE Logan Paulsen (UFA, Chicago) 1 year, $1M, $125,000 signing bonus: 2017 cap: $1M
--C Jeremy Zuttah (trade, Baltimore) Signed through 2018
--OT Garry Gilliam (RFA, Seattle) 1 year/$2.2M
--K Robbie Gould (UFA, N.Y. Giants) 2 years/$4M, $500,000 signing bonus. 2017 cap: $1.75M
--LB Malcolm Smith (UFA, Oakland) 5 years/$26.5M, $11.5M fully guaranteed. 2017 cap: $3.684M
--LB Dekoda Watson (UFA, Denver) 3 years
--LB Brock Coyle (non-tendered RFA, Seattle) 2 years
--DB Don Jones (UFA, Houston) 2 years
--DT Earl Mitchell (cut by Miami): 4 years/$16M, $5.5 million in first year. 2017 cap: $2.9M
--CB K’Waun Williams (cut by Cleveland): 1 year/$690,000, $75,000 signing bonus. 2017 cap: $690,000
--G Brandon Fusco (cut by Minnesota)
--C Tim Barnes (UFA; L.A. Rams)

Re-signed/extensions
--DT Chris Jones (UFA): 1 year, $825,000. 2017 cap: $665,000
--WR Jeremy Kerley (UFA): 3 years/$8.4M, $2.8M guaranteed. 2017 cap: $2.017M
--RB DuJuan Harris (not tendered as RFA): 1 year, $775,000
--DL Mike Purcell (EFA): 1 year/$615,000

--LB Carl Bradford (EFA): 1 year/$615,000

Subtractions
--CB Tramaine Brock (released)
--WR Torrey Smith (released; Philadelphia): 3 years/$15M, $500,000 guaranteed
--S Antoine Bethea (released; Arizona): 3 years/$12.75M
--C Marcus Martin (waived; claimed by Cleveland)
--K Phil Dawson (UFA; Arizona): 2 years/$6M, $1M signing bonus
--RB Shaun Draughn (UFA; N.Y. Giants)
--WR Quinton Patton (UFA; N.Y. Jets)
--LB Michael Wilhoite (UFA; Seattle)
--LB Nick Bellore (UFA; Detroit)
--DB Marcus Cromartie (non-tendered RFA; Buffalo)
--G Andrew Tiller (UFA; Kansas City)
--QB Blaine Gabbert (UFA; Arizona)
--WR Rod Streater (UFA; Buffalo)
--LB Gerald Hodges (UFA; Buffalo)

Post-draft cuts
--OL Alex Balducci (claimed by N.Y. Jets)
--S Marcus Ball
--LB Carl Bradford
--LB Jayson DiManche
--TE Je'Ron Hamm
--WR Chris Harper
--LB Wynton McManis
--P Brock Miller
--DL Zach Moore (claimed by Carolina)
--NT Mike Purcell (claimed by L.A. Rams)
--WR Eric Rogers
--CB JaCorey Shepherd
--LB Shayne Skov
--RB Mike Davis
--RB DuJuan Harris

(*Sources: Contract figures obtained from the NFLPA or reports on overthecap.com)

UNSIGNED FREE AGENTS
Unrestricted

--QB Colin Kaepernick (opted out)
--QB Christian Ponder
--QB Thad Lewis
--TE Jim Dray
--OL Andrew Gardner
--DT Glenn Dorsey
--DT Tony Jerod-Eddie
--CB Chris Davis (non-tendered RFA)

Restricted
None

UFA-Unrestricted free agent: Free to sign with any team
RFA-Restricted free agent: 49ers have right to match any offer sheet
EFA-Exclusive rights free agent: Player has no outside negotiating power

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49ERS 2017 DRAFT PICKS
1. First round, No. 2: DL Solomon Thomas, Stanford
2. First round, No. 31: LB Reuben Foster, Alabama
3. Third round, No. 66: CB Ahkello Witherspoon, Colorado
4. Third round, No. 104: QB C.J. Beathard, Iowa
5. Fourth round, No. 121: RB Joe Williams, Utah
6. Fifth round, No. 146: TE George Kittle, Iowa
7. Fifth round, No. 177: WR Trent Taylor, Louisiana Tech
8. Sixth round, No. 198: NT D.J. Jones, Mississippi
9. Sixth round, No. 202: DE/OLB Pita Taumeopenu, Utah
10. Seventh round, No. 229: DB Adrian Colbert, Miami


Still unconvinced there is a place for Kaepernick in a new and nastier NFL

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Still unconvinced there is a place for Kaepernick in a new and nastier NFL

I hadn’t considered the notion of Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles bombing quite so badly Thursday night, so I hadn’t considered the notion advanced by Pro Football Talk Friday morning that Jacksonville might be a great place for Colin Kaepernick.

That’s because I long ago stopped considering the idea that Kaepernick’s exile from football was, or is, about football. It isn’t. He is the example for future player/miscreants, and trotting his name out every time a quarterback in the new NFL vomits up a practice game on national television is simply perpetuating a lie.

Until someone gets so desperate that it isn’t any more.

That’s the problem with being so definitive about Kaepernick’s perpetual ban. It only takes one owner with a willingness to stick a middle finger up to the objections and say, “I own a football team, not some branch of the USO” to end this national spitfest once and for all. And yes, I say owner because this is an owner’s decision, solely and completely. In the hypothetical of Kaepernick the Jaguar, it will be made not by Doug Marrone, who is merely a coach, or by Tom Coughlin, who is only the general manager, but Shahid Khad, one of the brightest and quietly more powerful owners in the league.

But the odds still scream No Kaep For You, because it would mean that exhibition games matter for judgmental purposes (which they don’t), that Bortles is somehow worse than half the quarterbacks in the NFL (he is part of an amorphous blob of non-producers whose numbers are growing as the differences between college and pro football offenses expand), and that owners easily break away from the herd once the herd has decided on something (Khan is not a rebel in the Jerry Jones mold by any means).

In other words, I remain unconvinced that there is a place for Colin Kaepernick in a new and nastier NFL. And he’s probably better off.

Zuttah ends up back with Ravens after release from 49ers

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Zuttah ends up back with Ravens after release from 49ers

One week after center Jeremy Zuttah played his way off the 49ers’ roster in short order, he ended up back with the team that got rid of him to open the offseason.

The Baltimore Ravens on Friday announced the signing of Zuttah, whom the 49ers released on Aug. 9 after acquiring him from the Ravens in a March trade.

The 49ers determined center Daniel Kilgore was clearly better than Zuttah. Moreover, Zuttah he did not demonstrate any promise of being an asset at either of the guard positions.

Zuttah, 31, played the past three seasons with the Ravens after six seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Zuttah was named to his first Pro Bowl after last season.

The 49ers originally acquired Zuttah in a swap of sixth-round draft picks. The Ravens received the 49ers’ pick at No. 186 and selected Virginia Tech safety Chuck Clark. The 49ers took over Baltimore’s selection at No. 198 and chose Mississippi defensive tackle D.J. Jones.

The 49ers are confident in Kilgore and offensive tackles Joe Staley and Trent Brown. However, there is concern at the guard positions.

Brandon Fusco appears to be earning the confidence of the coaching staff at right guard. But left guard remains a concern. Zane Beadles is currently the starter while Joshua Garnett rehabs from arthroscopic knee surgery to repair cartilage. The 49ers are hopeful Garnett will be available for the opening of the regular season.