49ers scout free-agent market with mass audition

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49ers scout free-agent market with mass audition

The 49ers last week signed two players, receiver Randy Moss and cornerback Perrish Cox, who did not play in the NFL last season.And the 49ers continue to mine that market.Today, the team is scheduled to meet with guard Geoff Schwartz, whom the Carolina Panthers did not tender as a restricted free agent after he spent last season on injured reserve with a hip injury.The 49ers also visited last week with veteran guard Leonard Davis, a three-time Pro Bowl player, who signed with the Detroit Lions in November but never stepped onto the field for any game action.On Monday, the 49ers held a mass workout for "street" free agents at the team's practice facility in Santa Clara. Most of the players did not play in 2010. Many were local, and others paid their own way to take part in the workout. There was no news of the 49ers signing any of the players after the audition.
Here are some of the known players who took part in the workout:QB Brian Brohm -- Second-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2008, Brohm last played for the Buffalo Bills in 2010, when he completed 10 of 23 passes for 106 yards and three interceptions. On a tryout with the New Orleans Saints a couple weeks ago, Brohm threw passes to Moss.QB Matt Gutierrez -- The former De La Salle High star spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons with the New England Patriots before playing in one game with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009. He went to camp with the Washington Redskins last year.RB James Davis -- He saw action in seven games in 2010 with Cleveland and Washington, carrying a combined 19 times for 60 yards. The former Clemson standout is 5-foot-11, 218 pounds.RB Albert Young -- Young (5-10, 209) played 10 games in two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, rushing 25 times for 82 yards. He was in camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars last summer.RB Chauncey Washington -- The USC product has been with Jacksonville, Dallas, the New York Jets, St. Louis and Dallas since 2008. Washington (5-11, 215) saw 17 snaps of action on offense with the Cowboys last season, carrying once for minus-1 yard.WR Johnnie Lee Higgins -- He played four seasons with the Raiders, totaling 57 receptions for 779 yards. Higgins also has return skills. In 2010, he averaged 7.2 yards on 17 punt returns with no fumbles.WR Keary Colbert -- He entered the league in 2004 with the Carolina Panthers and spent four seasons there before moving on to Denver, Seattle, Detroit and Kansas City. Colbert had nine catches for 89 yards last season in seven games with the Chiefs.OT Langston Walker -- He started 82 games in nine seasons with the Raiders and Bills. Walker started 15 games for the Raiders in 2010, but was out of the league last season.OT Alex Barron -- The first-round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2005, Barron spent last season on injured reserve with the New Orleans Saints. DE Bobby McCray -- A seven-year veteran, McCray (6-6, 260) played with Jacksonville for four seasons and New Orleans for two years. His best season was with the Jaguars in 2006, when he recorded 10 sacks.LB Quentin Moses -- The Raiders selected the former Georgia star with the first pick of the third round. But he did not even make the opening-day roster. He played four seasons with the Miami Dolphins but was out of the league last season.LB Jerome Boyd -- He saw action in 14 games with the Raiders last season, recording 25 tackles.

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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