49ers review vs. Giants: Offensive line

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49ers review vs. Giants: Offensive line

The 49ers were sacked six times against the New York Giants, with five of those sacks coming in the second half. At least three of those sacks were easily avoidable with protection that lasted at least 3.5 seconds.The player-by-player review of every position group from the 49ers' 26-3 loss to the New York Giants continues . . .Offensive line
59-Jonathan Goodwin: He started at center and played every snap. . . He did a good enough job in pass protection and run-blocking. . . Called for false start in second quarter. .. Had a low shotgun snap that Smith dropped, picked up and then threw out of bounds in the fourth quarter.
66-Joe Looney: Was not active (coaches' decision).
67-Daniel Kilgore: He played just one snap as an extra blocker.
68-Leonard Davis: Entered as an extra blocker on a third-and-1 play in the third quarter and was called for false start. . . He finished the game at right guard when Alex Boone moved to left tackle. . . He did a good job with the limited number of run plays the 49ers called when he was in the game. . . He generally fared well in pass protection, but his mobility was an issue on two plays. He could not keep up with Mathias Kiwanuka, who went around him for a 14-yard sack in the fourth quarter.
74-Joe Staley: Started at left tackle, and played 37 snaps before exiting the game with a concussion. . . He made block on LB Michael Boley to enable Kendall Hunter to get to the outside for a 15-yard gain on a third-and-1 play on first drive. . . Allowed pressure around the outside to Osi Umenyiora that forced Smith to step up and into DT Linval Joseph for a sack. . . Got knocked down with a block by DB Stevie Brown after Antrel Rolle's second interception and sustained a concussion that knocked him out of the game in the middle of the third quarter. His status for Thursday's game is in question.
75-Alex Boone: Started and played the first 37 snaps at right guard. Then, he moved to left tackle for the final 24 snaps. . . He faked right and then blocked DT Linval Joseph to his left, opening hole for Gore's 10-yard gain at start of second drive. . . Joseph got between him and right tackle Anthony Davis for a third-quarter sack. . . Held up well when he moved to left tackle in place of Staley for the final 1 12 quarters.
76-Anthony Davis: Started and played the entire game at right tackle. . . He had his least-effective game of the season. . . Had good initial protection against Jason Pierre-Paul in the second quarter but did not stick with him long enough. When QB Alex Smith Smith did not get rid of the ball in time, Pierre-Paul dropped him for a 9-yard sack. . . Gave up sack to DE Adrian Tracy on 49ers' final snap of the game.
77-Mike Iupati: Started and played every snap at left guard. . . Made blocks on Pierre-Paul and LB Chase Blackburn to open hole for Gore to gain 13 yards on first drive. . . Holding penalty wiped out an 11-yard gain for Gore.

Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris

Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris

PHOENIX – Free-agent running back DuJuan Harris will re-sign with the 49ers, his agent said.

Harris, 28, appeared in 10 games for the 49ers last season with one start. He rushed for 138 yards on 38 attempts. He also caught eight passes for 115 yards.

Harris has also seen time with Jacksonville, Green Bay and Seattle in his four-year NFL career.

The 49ers did not tender Harris as a restricted free agent, but agent Andy Simms revealed his client will re-sign with the 49ers via Twitter. Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and defensive lineman Chris Jones are the only other free agents the 49ers have re-signed.

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

PHOENIX – Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will continue to be Washington’s quarterback for the 2017 season, according to team president Bruce Allen.

“That’s why we franchised him, yes,” Allen said during an interview with CSN Mid-Atlantic at the NFL owners meetings.

Cousins and Washington did not reach agreement on a multi-year contract extension before the start of the free-agent signing period. Washington tagged Cousins as the organization’s exclusive franchise player, taking him off the free-agent market for any interested clubs, such as the 49ers.

Cousins is set to earn $23.94 million in 2017, unless the sides agree to a new deal before the July 15 deadline. The price for Cousins to be franchised again in 2018 would be $34.47 million.

"We’ve had a lot of dialogue," Allen said. "He signed his tender. Obviously, we have an option for the ’18 season. Our goal from the beginning has been long term. I'm still hopeful and confident we'll do it."

The 49ers with new coach Kyle Shanahan are expected to be interested in Cousins, but there have no trade talks with any teams, Allen said. Shanahan was Washington's offensive coordinator under his father, then-head coach Mike Shanahan, for Cousins' first two NFL seasons.

"I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."