49ers get extra timeout, Goldson disputes roughness call

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49ers get extra timeout, Goldson disputes roughness call

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Replacement referee Ken Roan admitted to giving the 49ers an extra timeout in the team's 24-13 loss to Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.The confusion arose when 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh called timeouts immediately after two late Minnesota run plays. Then, Harbaugh threw the red flag to determine whether his old Stanford running back Toby Gerhart fumbled.
With 3:33 remaining, Harbaugh called a timeout immediately after a Gerhart running play. Then, he challenged whether Gerhart fumbled. Roan ruled that Gerhart did fumble, and linebacker Patrick Willis recorded it. Roan gave the timeout back to the 49ers.
"So he called a timeout immediately after the play was over," Roan told the pool reporter. "Then realizing that, 'Hey this is something that I want to challenge, but I just used my last timeout, can I challenge and get my timeout back? How does that work?'"He asked the guys on the side and they came over and got me. What I told him was, 'Well, you challenged it not knowing what the result of the play was going to be.' So I granted him the challenge and we went and looked at it. That was wrong. I should not have."My interpretation of it was that he could do that based upon the time factors and not knowing it was a challengeable play to begin with when he called timeout."The 49ers should have been out of timeouts, but Harbaugh and the 49ers were allowed to challenge another Gerhart fumble with 2:18 remaining in the game. On that play, Gerhart was ruled to have recovered his own fumble.However, two plays later, Gerhart fumbled again and Carlos Rogers recovered it with 1:46 remaining. The 49ers gave the ball right back when Vikings defensive end Jared Allen sacked 49ers quarterback Alex Smith and caused a fumble that Brian Robison recovered. Minnesota was able to run out the clock.However, One important officiating call went against the 49ers in the third quarter when safety Dashon Goldson was called for unnecessary roughness on an incomplete pass for Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph.MAIOCCO: Vikings take it to 49ers in Moss' homecoming
"Oh, man, if I had to make a call, it wouldn't have been a call," Goldson said. "I made a good read. The guy came across the middle. First, it wasn't a helmet-to-helmet shot, for sure. I was trying to get out of the way, and he caught my shoulder. And I just got the best of it."What did the official say?"They called it helmet to helmet," Goldson said.Replays showed Goldson's shoulder striking Rudolph's shoulder. That penalty placed the ball at the 49ers' 14-yard line. Five plays later -- after a defensive holding penalty on Rogers -- the Vikings scored a touchdown on Chris Ponder's 2-yard scoring pass to Rudolph for a 24-13 lead.

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. 

49ers 2017 NFL Draft picks

49ers 2017 NFL Draft picks

The San Francisco 49ers have a total of 10 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

Here is where they will be on the clock in each round:

49ERS 2017 DRAFT PICKS
1. First round: No. 2 overall
2. Second round: No. 34 overall
3. Third round: No. 66 overall
4. Fourth round: No. 109 overall
5. Fourth round: No. 143 overall (compensatory)
6. Fifth round: No. 146 overall
7. Fifth round: No. 161 (pick acquired from Washington in 2015 trade for TE Derek Carrier)
8. Sixth round: No. 186 overall
9. Sixth round: No. 202 overall (pick acquired from Denver in 2015 trade for TE Vernon Davis)
10. Seventh round: No. 219 overall (pick acquired from Cleveland in 2015 trade for Andy Lee)