49ers scorecard: Rogers' deal counts 5.5 million on cap

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49ers scorecard: Rogers' deal counts 5.5 million on cap

The 49ers are approximately 18 million under the salary cap after figuring in the return of cornerback Carlos Rogers, along with the space cleared with the release Thursday of veteran cornerback Shawntae Spencer.Rogers counts 5.5 million against the 49ers' 2012 cap after signing a four-year, 29.3 million contract that includes a 5 million signing bonus, a league source told CSNBayArea.com.Rogers' deal includes a 2012 base salary of 3.9 million, along with annual 100,000 workout bonuses and up to 250,000 yearly in roster bonuses. Rogers' base salaries increase to 5.5 million in 2013, 6.25 million in 2014, and 7.25 million in 2015. The deal contains another 2 million total in possible incentives.Rogers' base salary this year is fully guaranteed, and 1.75 million of his 2013 salary is guaranteed. His entire 5.5 million salary for 2013 is guaranteed if Rogers remains on the roster on April 1, 2013.Spencer's release saves the 49ers 3.3 million on the 2012 cap.
The 49ers have plenty of room under the cap to re-sign quarterback Alex Smith and several other free agents, as well as their draft class. Although there has been no explanation for the delay in Smith's re-signing, both sides remain adamant the multi-year deal will get done.The 49ers are looking to add a free-agent wide receiver to join Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss. The 49ers have visited with Mario Manningham, Brandon Lloyd and Chaz Schilens. There is no indication whether the 49ers will pursue restricted free agent Mike Wallace, but the organization has the cap space to easily fit an offer sheet for the Pittsburgh receiver.
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Additions
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 yrterms unknown; agreed to terms, pending physical.
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 yrterms unknown.
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 free agents
LB Larry Grant (original round tender): 1 yr1.26 million, not signed.
WR Brett Swain (not tendered)Subtractions
OL Adam Snyder (UFA, Cardinals): 5 yrsterms unknown.
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 (visit: Detroit).
RG Chilo Rachal
S Reggie Smith
FB Moran Norris
TE Justin Peelle
S Madieu WilliamsFree agent visits
WR Chaz Schilens (Raiders) March 13
WR Brandon Lloyd (Rams) March 14
G Leonard Davis (Lions) March 14
WR Mario Manningham (Giants) March 15

49ers release Coffee after reinstating RB off retired list

49ers release Coffee after reinstating RB off retired list

Running back Glen Coffee, who walked away from the 49ers during training camp before his second NFL season, was reinstated Friday off the reserve-retired list.

As part of the same transaction wire released by the NFL office, the 49ers released Coffee, making him a free agent.

After seven seasons away from the game, Coffee is attempting a comeback, his agent told NBC Sports Bay Area on Saturday.

“I can tell you, he’s in great shape,” agent Ray Oubre said. “The man doesn’t have a six-pack, he’s got a 12-pack. He’s been waiting for the right time to hopefully get a workout with someone and show what he can do.

“He had a calling, and right now he feels like it’s his time to show what he can do. He explained to me, ‘I can do things now that I couldn’t do when I was initially with the 49ers.’ That’s the kind of shape he’s in.”

Coffee, who turns 30 on May 1, was a third-round draft pick (No. 74 overall) of the 49ers in 2009. He was the sixth running back selected in that year's draft. Coffee appeared in 14 games as a rookie and carried 83 times for 226 yards and one touchdown. He also caught 11 passes for 78 yards.

During training camp the next year as his teammates were exiting the locker room for the practice field in August 2010, Coffee cut the tape from his shoes and left the team's Santa Clara practice facility. He later informed then-coach Mike Singletary of his decision to stop playing football. Coffee said he believed God had a bigger plan for him.

Coffee was a specialist in the Sixth Battalion of the Army Rangers after enlisting in 2013. He is no longer active, Oubre said.

“He’s been training several months,” Oubre said. “The rigors of the Army Rangers, he was already in shape. He’s taking it to another level now. He’s been training for more than four months.

“He feels like he served and now the time is right. He’s in a good place. He understands, you can’t play football forever and you can’t do any one thing forever. He’s in a place right now that he wants to use his God-given ability as a football player.”

Coffee turned pro after his junior season at Alabama. In his final college season, Coffee rushed for 1,383 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Coffee has been training under Johnny Jackson at JDPI Sports Performance in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Oubre said he will be in contact with all 32 NFL teams to see if there’s any interest in bringing in Coffee for workouts. He might also hold an open workout for any interested teams.

Sponsored by Harbaugh, Kap named one of Top 100 most influential people

Sponsored by Harbaugh, Kap named one of Top 100 most influential people

Former 49ers quarterback and current free agent Colin Kaepernick has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People on Thursday. 

Each person named to the list is represented by a sponsor who then writes on why they are worthy of the honor. For Kaepernick, his former coach Jim Harbaugh wrote on him. 

Harbaugh coached Kaepernick for four seasons from 2011-2014. The two reached the Super Bowl together in the 2012 season. 

Other sports figures named to the list include Conor McGregor, Theo Epstein, LeBron James, Tom Brady, Simone Biles, and Neymar.

Kaepernick made national headlines this past season for his decision to first sit and then kneel during the national anthem as a fight against social injustices. 

Below is what Harbaugh wrote on Kaepernick's influence: 

Colin Kaepernick was alone in his early protests last year when he boldly and courageously confronted perceived inequalities in our social-justice system by refusing to stand for the national anthem. At times in our nation's history, we have been all too quick to judge and oppose our fellow Americans for exercising their First Amendment right to address things they believe unjust.

Rather than besmirch their character, we must celebrate their act. For we cannot pioneer and invent if we are fearful of deviating from the norm, damaging our public perception or—most important—harming our own personal interests.

I thank Colin for all he has contributed to the game of football as an outstanding player and trusted teammate. I also applaud Colin for the courage he has demonstrated in exercising his guaranteed right of free speech. His willingness to take a position at personal cost is now part of our American story.

How lucky for us all and for our country to have among our citizens someone as remarkable as Colin Kaepernick.