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

Report: 49ers UFA linebacker to visit Seahawks

Report: 49ers UFA linebacker to visit Seahawks

Gerald Hodges is in search of a new team and he's looking at a division rival of the 49ers.

The unrestricted free agent is scheduled to visit the Seahawks on Wednesday, according to ESPN.

Acquired in October of 2015 from Minnesota for a sixth-round pick, the four-year pro played in 25 games over the past two seasons with the 49ers.

In his time with San Francisco, the former fourth-round pick recorded three sacks, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.

But he was not considered a fit for the new 49ers under general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan. Hodges was deactivated for a game late in the season at Atlanta for breaking team rules. He did not offer an explanation or apology

The 49ers have signed three linebackers through two weeks of free agency: Malcolm Smith, Brock Coyle and Dekoda Watson.

Donald Trump, Jim Harbaugh address Kaepernick's free agent status

Donald Trump, Jim Harbaugh address Kaepernick's free agent status

On the same day the FBI director announced members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign are under investigation for colluding with Russia to influence the election, Trump turned his thoughts to Colin Kaepernick’s status as an NFL free agent.

And Jim Harbaugh, appearing on Pro Football Talk, suggested teams that are not showing interest in Kaepernick are making a mistake.

“I’ll tell you the same thing I tell them: I think he’s an outstanding player and I think he’s a great competitor who has proven it in games and has the ability to be not only an NFL starter but a great NFL player,” Harbaugh said Tuesday morning.

“He’ll have a great career and be a great quarterback, win championships.”

On Monday evening, during a rally in Kentucky, Trump made remarks about Kaepernick. In the lead-up to the November election, Kaepernick called Trump “openly racist” and said he would not vote for Hillary Clinton, either.

“And you know, your San Francisco quarterback? I’m sure nobody ever heard of him,” Trump said.

“There was an article today, it was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. Do you believe that? I just saw that. I just saw that. I said if I remember that one I’m gonna report it to the people of Kentucky. Because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag.”

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report reported an AFC general manager told him there were three reasons Kaepernick has not signed. Some believe, according to the anonymous source, that Kaepernick can no longer play at a high level. Others “genuinely hate him” for kneeling during the national anthem as part of his protest of racial inequality in America.

And, “some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him,” according to the report. “They think there might be protests or Trump will tweet about the team. I'd say that number is around 10 percent. Then there's another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings.”

Kaepernick’s teammates voted him the winner of the Len Eshmont Award for courage and inspiration last season. It is historically the most prestigious award among 49ers players. But the 49ers have already signed veteran quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley.

General manager John Lynch acknowledged last week on KNBR the odds of the 49ers bringing back Kaepernick are slim.

“I think the likelihood of that happening has gone down significantly. But we’re not going to close our mind or out options on anyone, including him,” Lynch said.

Even though there has been no reported interest in Kaepernick from any team around the league, Lynch said Kaepernick nearly signed with a team earlier during the free-agent signing period.

“I don’t know what happened to that market,” Lynch said. “He was, in everyone’s mind in this league, very close to signing a deal with a team at a really good number. And it fell through, apparently.”