49ers Mailbag: A look at team's future cap

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49ers Mailbag: A look at team's future cap

Q: Was cap space problem for 49ers to give Dashon Goldson long term contract? (@jdub1998)
The 49ers have no cap concerns for this season. The day the 49ers placed the franchise tender of 6.212 million on Goldson, that figure immediately counted toward the 49ers' 2012 cap.At this point in the offseason, only the team's top 51 salaries (and the money devoted to player who are no longer on the roster) count toward the cap. The 49ers are 3.395 million under the cap, and that's plenty of room for this season.But where cap concerns enter into the picture is down the road.The cap is not expected to rise much through the 2015 season. And the cap is likely to go up only about 300,000 next year to approximately 120.9 million, according to an ESPN report in March.Teams will be allowed to carry over unused cap space from this year to next year. Already, the 49ers have 123 million in cap space devoted to 2013 -- a number that could be lowered depending on which players remain after this year's final cuts.Currently, the 49ers have 19 players scheduled to exceed 2 million against the cap in 2013:Alex Smith 9.75 million
Vernon Davis 8.34 million
Justin Smith 8 million
Carlos Rogers 7.1 million
Ahmad Brooks 6.65 million
Frank Gore 6.45 million
Michael Crabtree 5.77 million
Jonathan Goodwin 5.02 million
Mario Manningham 4.88 million
Donte Whitner 4.83 million
Ray McDonald 4.25 million
Andy Lee 4.05 million
Aldon Smith 3.92 million
David Akers 3.62 million
Patrick Willis 3.6 million
Anthony Davis 3.57
Parys Haralson 2.87 million
Joe Staley 2.8 million
Mike Iupati 2.63 millionHere's a list of the players scheduled for free agency after the upcoming season:S Dashon Goldson
WR Randy Moss
DE Isaac Sopoaga
TE Delanie Walker
WR Ted Ginn
NT Ricky Jean Francois
LB Larry Grant
RB Brandon Jacobs
CB Tramaine Brock (RFA)
RB Rock Cartwright
LB Tavares Gooden
WR Brett Swain

49ers 2017 UDFA tracker: Southern Miss QB reportedly agrees to terms

49ers 2017 UDFA tracker: Southern Miss QB reportedly agrees to terms

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers are reportedly adding a fourth quarterback to their 90-man roster.

Nick Mullens a four-year starter at Southern Mississippi, agreed to terms with the 49ers after the conclusion of the Saturday’s NFL draft, he told the Hattiesburg American.

As a senior, Mullens completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,272 yards with 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Mullens joins a quarterback group that includes starter Brian Hoyer, backup Matt Barkley and third-round draft pick C.J. Beathard.

Other reported 49ers free-agent agreements include:

--RB Matt Breida, Georgia Southern: In three seasons at Georgia Southern, Breida rushed for 3,740 yards and 37 touchdowns while averaging 6.9 yards a carry. (Tampa Bay Times)

--OL Erik Magnuson, Michigan: Magnuson (6-6, 305) was a first-team All-Big Ten performer who started every game at right tackle. He announced on Twitter that he has agreed to terms with the 49ers.

--WR Kendrick Bourne, Eastern Washington: He caught 211 passes for 3,130 yards and 27 touchdowns in his four-year career. Bourne (6-1, 203) had his best season as a senior, with 79 receptions for 1,201 yards and seven touchdowns. Eastern Washington announced Bourne’s three-year contract.

--OT Darrell Williams Jr., Western Kentucky: Williams (6-5, 315) started 41 games. He played his final two seasons at right tackle after moving from right guard. Western Kentucky announced the contract agreement with the 49ers.

--WR KD Cannon, Baylor: Cannon caught 195 passes for 3,113 and 27 touchdowns in his three-year career. He turned pro after a junior season in which he caught 87 passes for 1,215 yards and 13 touchdowns. He announced his contract agreement with the 49ers via Twitter.

--DB Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis (PA): Jerome, a Senior Bowl invite, was named first-team FCS All-American. He intercepted six passes in 2016 with 59 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 11 pass break-ups. He added a touchdown on a kickoff return. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

--LB Jimmie Gilbert, Colorado (Denver Post)

--OL J.P. Flynn, Montana (NEPatriotsdraft.com)

--DE Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia (NEPatriotsdraft.com)

--TE Cole Hikutini, Louisville (NFL Network)

--LB Donavin Newsom, Missouri (Columbia Daily Tribune)

--WR Victor Bolden, Oregon State (Bolden via Twitter)

Lynch: TE McDonald to return to 49ers after being on trade block

Lynch: TE McDonald to return to 49ers after being on trade block

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers explored trade options for veteran tight end Vance McDonald during the three-day draft, but he is scheduled be back with the team when the club reports Monday for the fourth week of the offseason program.

“I think that’s the reality of new regimes coming, new schemes,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said Saturday at the conclusion the seven-round draft. “That’s not to say that he can’t fit into our scheme. Frankly, we received some interest from some other people, then we did explore some options throughout the league with Vance. Nothing ended up happening, so Vance will come back and have an opportunity to compete.”

Coach Kyle Shanahan said he called McDonald on Friday night to keep him updated on the team’s though process in pursuing trade options. McDonald was at his brother’s wedding, Shanahan said, so he left him a long voice message. McDonald responded Saturday morning with a text. Shanahan said the two men will speak on Monday in Santa Clara.

“We did take over a 2-14 team,” Shanahan said. “We don’t feel all the answers are here right now. We have a lot of work to do. We need to improve in any way possible. And we’re going to do that. We’re going to do that from an organizational standpoint. How can we improve the building? How can we improve the coaching staff? How can we improve the personnel department? How can we improve the players?

“Just from Vance’s text back, I think people understand that. I think it does make sense. I don’t think that’s something personal.”

Former 49ers general manager Trent Baalke signed off on a five-year contract extension for McDonald in December that consisted of a $7 million signing bonus. McDonald appeared in 11 games last season, catching 24 passes for 391 yards and four touchdowns. The 49ers acquired McDonald as a second-round draft pick 2013. In 48 career games, McDonald has 64 receptions for 866 yards and seven touchdowns.

The 49ers signed veteran tight end Logan Paulsen in the offseason. On Saturday, the 49ers selected Iowa tight end George Kittle in the fifth round of the draft. Kittle joins fellow tight ends McDonald, Garrett Celek, Paulsen, Blake Bell and Je’Ron Hamm on the 49ers’ 90-man roster.