The 49ers announced the signing of former Seattle Seahawks inside linebacker Brock Coyle on Friday evening.
Coyle was at the 49ers’ headquarters on Friday to undergo a physical and finalize a one-year contract. The 49ers announced the signings of Coyle, as well as quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receiver Aldrick Robinson.
Barkley and Robinson agreed to terms on Thursday night.
Coyle became an unrestricted free agent this week after the Seahawks declined to give him a tender as a scheduled restricted free agent.
Coyle (6 foot 1, 245 pounds) originally signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2014 from Montana. He spent three seasons with Seattle, appearing in 35 games with five starts. He also appeared in seven postseason games. He had one special-teams tackle in Super Bowl XLIX, in which Seattle lost to the New England Patriots.
Coyle appeared in 12 games last season with three starts and recorded a career-high 15 tackles and the only sack of his career.
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.
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."