49ers scorecard: Manningham newest addition

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49ers scorecard: Manningham newest addition

The 49ers agreed to terms late Saturday on a two-year contract for wide receiver Mario Manningham, giving the team two free-agent acquisitions at the team's biggest offseason need.Manningham joins a reshaped 49ers receiving corps that includes newly acquired Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree and Kyle Williams.
Manningham was the New York Giants' third-leading receiver last season -- behind Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks -- with 39 receptions for 523 yards and four touchdowns. Manningham visited the 49ers on Thursday before meeting with St. Louis Rams officials the next day.
Here's a look at the 49ers' movement through five days of free agency . . .

49ERS FREE AGENCY
Additions
--WR Mario Manningham (UFA, Giants): 2 yrsterms unknown.
--WR Randy Moss (UFA, Titans, 2010): 1 yr1.75 million, roster bonus up to 750,000, 1.5 million in incentives, no signing bonus. 2012 cap: 1.75 million.
--RB Rock Cartwright (UFA, Raiders): 1 yr950,000, 25,000 signing bonus. 2012 cap: 950,000.
--CB Perrish Cox (UFA, cut by Broncos): 2 yrs1.02 million. 2012 cap: 465,000.
--LS Brian Pontbriand (UFA, cut by Browns): 1 yr826,000; 2012 cap: 826,000.Re-signings
--CB Carlos Rogers (UFA): 4 yrs29.3 million, 5 million signing bonus; 2012 cap: 5.5 million.
--LB Ahmad Brooks (UFA): 6 yrs37 million, 7.5 million signing bonus; 2012 cap: 2.85 million.
--DB C.J. Spillman (RFA): 3 yrs4.2 million, 925,000 signing bonus; 2012 cap: 1.08 million.
--LB Tavares Gooden (UFA): 1 yr700,000. 2012 cap: 540,000.
--CB Tramaine Brock (EFA): 1 yr540,000. 2012 cap: 540,000.
--DT Will Tukuafu (EFA): 2 yrs1.02 million; 2012 cap: 465,000.Franchise player
--S Dashon Goldson (UFA): 1 yr6.212 million (guaranteed when signed); 2012 cap: 6.212 million.Restricted tender
--LB Larry Grant (original round tender): 1 yr1.26 million, not signed.Subtractions
--OL Adam Snyder (UFA, Cardinals): 5 yrs17.5 million, 5 million signing bonus.
--WR Joshua Morgan (UFA, Redskins): 2 yrs11.5 million, 5.5 million signing bonus.
--CB Shawntae Spencer (released): Cap savings of 3.3 million.
--LB Blake Costanzo (UFA, Bears): 2 yrs1.865 million, 400,000 signing bonus.Unsigned free agents
--QB Alex Smith
--WR Ted Ginn (visits: Detroit, Baltimore).
--RG Chilo Rachal
--S Reggie Smith
--FB Moran Norris
--TE Justin Peelle
--S Madieu Williams
--WR Brett Swain (not tendered RFA)Free agent visits
--QB Peyton Manning (UFA, cut by Colts) March 13, Durham, N.C.
--WR Chaz Schilens (UFA, Raiders) March 13: Signed with Jets.
--WR Brandon Lloyd (UFA, Rams) March 14: Signed with Patriots.
--G Leonard Davis (UFA, Lions) March 14: Unsigned.
Note: All contract figures obtained by CSNBayArea.com through league sources.

Former 49ers OL/DE Clay Matthews Sr dies at 88 years old

Former 49ers OL/DE Clay Matthews Sr dies at 88 years old

Former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman/defensive end Clay Matthews Sr. passed away on Thursday, March 23rd at the age of 88. 

Matthews originally entered the NFL as a 25th round (247th overall) draft choice by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1949 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons with San Francisco (1950, 1953-55), appearing in 45 games and registering one interception. After spending his rookie season of 1950 with the 49ers, he went on to spend two years (1951-52) in the United States Army where he served in the Korean War.

A native of Charleston, SC, Matthews attended Georgia Tech where he played guard, tackle and end while earning All-Southeastern Conference honors in 1948. In 1949, Matthews was the All-Southeastern Conference heavyweight wrestling and boxing champion at Georgia Tech.

Matthews was the first of three generations to play in the National Football League. His two oldest sons, Bruce and Clay Jr., each spent 19 seasons in the NFL. Originally selected by the Houston Oilers in the first round (9th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft, Bruce was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 after 14 Pro Bowl and seven First-Team All-Pro selections. Clay Jr. was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 1st round (12th overall) in the 1978 draft and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

Three of Bruce’s sons, Jake, Kevin and Mike, and two of Clay Jr.’s sons, Clay III and Casey, either have spent time or currently play in the NFL. Clay III is currently a member of the Green Bay Packers and a six-time Pro Bowl selection at linebacker while Jake is currently an offensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons after being selected in the first round (6th overall) by the team in 2014. 

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After signing with Giants, Draughn pens long thank you to 49ers

After signing with Giants, Draughn pens long thank you to 49ers

Shaun Draughn is now a member of the New York Giants, but he won't ever forget his brief stint with the 49ers. The running back posted a long thank you to the organization and its fans on Thursday:

"I want to say thank you to the @49ers for giving my family and I a place to call home, a chance to be apart of an organization with rich history, class and a passion for family and community," Draughn posted on Instagram. "You guys gave me my first EVER NFL start on November 8,2015 and I will cherish that moment and milestone forever.

"Thank you to all the support staff, cooks(man Ima miss those crispies in the morning lol Travis and the fellas) , custodians (my man Joe keep planting those spiritual seeds my brotha), equipment (Doc, Steve, Gilby, and the crew) trainers( Ferg, ryan, Laura) pastor Earl thank you so much for your time and pouring into us spiritually. Coaches(coach Tom Rathman thank you for having a high standard for your players and forcing me to get better at my craft) and to the Niner Faithful you guys are great and very passionate about your team you made this a great experience as well!! To my teammates I love y'all like brothas and thank you for welcoming me in with open arms and making it a pleasure to go to war with y'all no matter the record!!"

Draughn, 29, averaged 3.1 yards per carry over two seasons with the 49ers, totaling 459 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. 

I want to say thank you to the @49ers for giving my family and I a place to call home, a chance to be apart of an organization with rich history, class and a passion for family and community. You guys gave me my first EVER NFL start on November 8,2015 and I will cherish that moment and milestone forever. Thank you to all the support staff, cooks(man Ima miss those crispies in the morning lol Travis and the fellas) , custodians (my man Joe keep planting those spiritual seeds my brotha), equipment (Doc, Steve, Gilby, and the crew) trainers( Ferg, ryan, Laura) pastor Earl thank you so much for your time and pouring into us spiritually. Coaches(coach Tom Rathman thank you for having a high standard for your players and forcing me to get better at my craft) and to the Niner Faithful you guys are great and very passionate about your team you made this a great experience as well!! To my teammates I love y'all like brothas and thank you for welcoming me in with open arms and making it a pleasure to go to war with y'all no matter the record!! To the @nygiants I want to say thank you for allowing me to be apart of such a first class organization!! I am excited to go to work in the quest for #5 and to the Fans I can assure you, you will get my ABSOLUTE best and nothing less, put a stamp on it‼️‼️ thank you God for ALWAYS making a way!! #Proverbs3:5-6 #BigBlue #GMen

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