49ers enter season 1.25 million under salary cap


49ers enter season 1.25 million under salary cap

After making their roster moves to get down to the 53-man limit, the 49ers enter the regular season 1.253 million under the NFL's salary cap, a league source told CSNBayArea.com.The 49ers carried over 16.5 million of unused cap space from the 2011 season into this year, giving them an adjusted salary cap of more than 138 million.Here is the complete player-by-player breakdown of the 49ers' 2012 salary cap:Adjusted 49ers cap: 138.528 million
Money spent: 137.275
49ers cap room: 1.253 million Players
Phillip Adams, released (2011), 28,924
David Akers, current, 3.618 million
Eric Bakhtiari, released, 2,480
Chase Beeler, released, 3,334
Cameron Bell, released, 333
Dontavia Bogan, released, 5,000
Alex Boone, current, 934,960
NaVorro Bowman, current, 717,887
Tramaine Brock, current, 540,000
Ahmad Brooks, current, 2.85 million
Kourtnei Brown, released, 1,000
Tarell Brown, current, 1.807 million
Brian Bulcke, released (2011), 667
Patrick Butrym, released, 333
Nate Byham, released, 26,550
Rock Cartwright, released, 25,000
Garrett Celek, current, 392,000
Nate Clements, released (2011), 1.666 million
Perrish Cox, current, 465,000
Michael Crabtree, current, 4.774 million
Chris Culliver, current, 614,719
Anthony Davis, current, 3.196 million
Leonard Davis, current, 540,000
Vernon Davis, current, 8.017 million
Anthony Dixon, current, 570,150
Demarcus Dobbs, current, 469,166
Braylon Edwards, released (2011), (58,824)
Darius Fleming, current, 389,905
Ted Ginn, current, 1.379 million
Dashon Goldson, current, 6.212 million
David Gonzales, released, 333
Tavares Gooden, current, 540,000
Jonathan Goodwin, current, 3.716 million
Frank Gore, current, 6 million
Larry Grant, current, 1.26 million
Clark Haggans, current, 605,000
Jewel Hampton, current, 350,371
Parys Haralson, current, 2.754 million
Joe Hastings, released, 10,000
Chris Hogan, released (2011), 11,667
Curtis Holcomb, released, 11,475
Joe Holland, released, 1,166
Kendall Hunter, current, 574,805
Mike Iupati, current, 2.335 million
Brandon Jacobs, current, 1.579 million
LaMichael James, current, 603,436
Ricky Jean Francois, current, 629,470
A.J. Jenkins, current, 1.263 million
Brian Jennings, current, 1.147 million
Tony Jerod-Eddie, released, 1,000
Tony Jerod-Eddie, current, 96,900
Cam Johnson, released, 11,787
Cam Johnson, current, 96,900
Josh Johnson, released, 179,960
Ronald Johnson, released (2011), 78,165
Colin Jones, traded, 74,172
Colin Kaepernick, current, 1.164 million
Daniel Kilgore, current, 505,075
Andy Lee, current, 1.882 million
Joe Looney, current, 496,301
Mario Manningham, current, 2.491 million
Matthew Masifilo, released, 1,666
Matthew Masifilo, current, 96,900
Jeremiah Masoli, released (2011), 2,000
John Matthews, released, 2,480
Taylor Mays, traded (2011), 754,000
Darcel McBath, current, 540,000
Ray McDonald, current, 4.154 million
Scott McKillop, released (2011), 48,064
Bruce Miller, current, 480,612
Anthony Mosley, released, 1,000
Randy Moss, current, 1.753 million
Kevin Murphy, released (2011), 2,000
Al Netter, released, 2,500
Al Netter, current, 96,900
Chris Owusu, released, 1,000
Nathan Palmer, released, 17,333
Nathan Palmer, current, 96,900
Mike Person, released, 11,475
Konrad Reuland, released, 667
Trenton Robinson, current, 417,625
Carlos Rogers, current, 5.504 million
Kenny Rowe, released, 667
Sealver Siliga, released (2011), 4,000
Monte Simmons, released (2011), 667
Jason Slowey, released, 23,128
Aldon Smith, current, 3.269 million
Alex Smith, current, 9.25 million
Justin Smith, current, 6.375 million
Isaac Sopoaga, current, 4.949 million
C.J. Spillman, current, 1.087 million
Joe Staley, current, 2.5 million
Curtis Taylor, released (2011), 14,970
Michael Thomas, released, 6,333
Michael Thomas, current, 96,900
Scott Tolzien, current, 465,000
Will Tukuafu, current, 465,000
Brian Tyms, released, 2,666
Delanie Walker, current, 1.884 million
Anthony West, released (2011), 1,667
Donte Whitner, current, 4.384 million
Kenny Wiggins, released, 2,000
Kenny Wiggins, current, 96,900
Michael Wilhoite, current, 96,900
Ian Williams, current, 465,000
Kyle Williams, current, 559,837
Patrick Willis, current, 17.615 million-Practice squad
49ers get a credit for Braylon Edwards' termination pay because he is back in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks

McDonald toasts Shanahan for communication of trade talks

McDonald toasts Shanahan for communication of trade talks

SANTA CLARA -- Tight end Vance McDonald became aware of a report the 49ers had engaged in trade talks involving him at his brother’s wedding in Austin, Texas.

But McDonald said he did not give it much thought because he had another immediate priority.

“I still had my best man’s speech to do,” McDonald said.

Later that evening during last month's draft, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan called McDonald to keep him in the loop. There was no trade, and McDonald returned to Santa Clara on Monday to continue participation in the 49ers’ offseason program.

“The first thing I told him was, ‘Man, there aren’t a lot of coaches that would do this,’” McDonald said of his talk with Shanahan. “He just wanted to fill me in.”

Nearly four weeks later, it is as if nothing ever happened.

“The only trade discussions we had was when another team asked us about Vance on draft day,” Shanahan said this week. “And after a team asked us about Vance then we asked other teams if they’d be interested in that same thing.”

McDonald said he completely understood why the 49ers would check with other teams around the league to see what they could acquire in a trade.

“Basically, it’s just like any other team in the NFL would do,” McDonald said. “If you’re a 2-14 team, obviously, there are a lot of things you can improve on, a lot of spots that need to be filled. There are a lot of things you need to improve upon in the offseason. So if teams are going to call and inquire about you, then obviously the next step is to … call around to every other team.

“So that’s exactly what happened to me. It isn’t like they don’t want me here. There was never a lack of communication on any level.”

Even before he knew his immediate future with the 49ers, McDonald said he tried to maintain the proper state of mind.

“I had the mindset this isn’t going to change anything,” McDonald said. “I’m going to end up where I end up and I’m just going to continue doing what I’m doing, which is do everything to be a better football player.”

McDonald enters the fifth year of his NFL career after signing a new deal in December that amounts to a three-year, $19.7 million extension. Three days later, the 49ers placed McDonald on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

McDonald was on pace for his best season as a pass-catcher. In 11 games, he had 24 receptions for 391 yards and four touchdowns.

Now, he is competition for a spot in the 49ers’ offense, along with fifth-round draft pick George Kittle, undrafted rookie Cole Hikutini, and veterans Logan Paulsen, Garrett Celek and Blake Bell.

McDonald said he likes what Shanahan has brought to the 49ers, including added responsibilities of the tight end position.

“Last year, all we talked about was how fast our pace was,” McDonald said. “With Kyle, it’s insanely quick. He’s a very detailed guy. It’s interesting to hear him present information. You try to apply it and play with the same mindset that he has. It’s a task that we all enjoy doing.

“We (tight ends) are the end of the line. There’s communication with us and the wide receivers and running backs. We’re also in command with receiving corps. There are a lot of things on our plate. Hopefully, this doesn’t get back to the wide receivers, but we’re supposed to be smarter than them. It’s a fun job to have. We don’t try to rub it in too much.”

Chip Kelly returns to college football -- as analyst

Chip Kelly returns to college football -- as analyst

Chip Kelly is back in college football.

The former Oregon coach, who served as 49ers head coach last season, signed a multiyear deal as an ESPN analyst, the network announced Friday morning. He will work predominantly on pre-games, halftimes and in studio wraps each Saturday on ESPN2.

“Over the last 30 years, I have experienced football from one perspective – as a coach,” Kelly said in a statement. “Working in television will allow me to see the game from a different angle; simultaneously, I‘ll provide viewers an insight to the mindset of a coach and team while offering alternative views of various situations.

“Once I decided to make the move to TV, my familiarity with ESPN, combined with their high-quality production and vital role in college football, it was easily the best network suited for me.”

Kelly, 53, was fired on the evening of the 49ers’ season finale. The 49ers went 2-14 under Kelly and set the franchise record with 13 consecutive losses. Their only victories came against the Los Angeles Rams. Kelly also auditioned with FOX for the analyst job vacated when John Lynch became 49ers general manager, sources told NBC Sports Bay Area.

Kelly served as Oregon’s head coach from 2009 to ’12. His teams compiled a record of 46-7. Under Kelly, the Ducks advanced to the 2011 national championship game, losing to Auburn 22-19.

Kelly won the AP College Football Coach of the Year. He twice won the Pac-10 coach of the year. He left Oregon to become head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013. After his first two NFL teams went 10-6, Kelly was fired in 2015 with one game remaining in the season. The Eagles were 6-9 at the time of Kelly's firing.

“Chip is one of the most innovative football minds of our generation,” ESPN senior coordinating producer Lee Fitting said. “As a coach, he saw the game from a unique perspective, never afraid to take an unconventional approach. We want him to bring that mentality to our college football coverage each week, offering fans a varying viewpoint outside of the conventional thought process.”