Complete list of 49ers free agents

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Complete list of 49ers free agents

The season is over, but the 49ers plan to get to work quickly on some of their pending free agents.Quarterback Alex Smith and cornerback Carlos Rogers both stated that they would like to have new deals with the 49ers before they hit the free-agent market in March.Here's a look at all the 49ers who are not under contract for next season:49ERS FREE AGENTS
QB Alex Smith: He wants to be back. Jim Harbaugh wants him back. League sources have told CSNBayArea.com to expect a two- or three-year contract for 8 million to 11 million annually.
S Dashon Goldson: The 49ers offered him a five-year contract last year. After he turned it down and the 49ers took the offer off the table, he returned to the 49ers on a one-year, 2 million contract. The 49ers might extend another five-year, 25 million contract. If that's not enough, they can keep him around with the franchise tag at one year, 6.2 million.
CB Carlos Rogers: He said he would like to be back with the 49ers after signing a one-year, 4.25 million contract after the lockout. But he also wants fair market value, he said. "Hopefully, I don't reach free agency," Rogers said. If Rogers makes it to free agency, he would likely get an attractive contract offer after his Pro Bowl season. "Would they (the 49ers) be able to match that? Probably not," Rogers said.
LB Ahmad Brooks: He played nearly every snap and did a fine job in run defense and with his seven sacks. He turns 28 in March and with his maturity, there would be some interest in him from teams that play 3-4 schemes.
WR Ted Ginn: He accepted a pay cut of more than 1 million prior to remain on the team. His value on special teams was evident in the NFC Championship Game, but he caught only 18 passes. It'll have to be at the right price.
OL Adam Snyder: His greatest value is his versatility. He took over for Chilo Rachal as the right guard early in the season. There's no reason the 49ers would not want him back at a reasonable contract.
WR Joshua Morgan: His rehab is coming along just fine after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture just above the ankle. He does not have a lot of market value, so a one-year deal to return to the 49ers seems logical.
LB Blake Costanzo: He fit in perfectly with Jim Harbaugh's blue-collar mindset. He'll be back. Heck, he might even pay the 49ers to return.
DB C.J. Spillman: He's an outstanding special-teams player who could get some interest around the league if it gets to that. But the 49ers will try to work out an extension before he becomes a restricted free agent.
LB Larry Grant: He stepped up when Patrick Willis was injured late in the season. He believes he proved he can be a starter. If another team believes that, too, he won't be back with the 49ers.
RG Chilo Rachal: He lost his starting job with a rough first half in the 49ers' third game of the season. His return appears unlikely.
FB Moran Norris: He was injured early in the season and lost his starting job to versatile rookie Bruce Miller. There does not appear to be room for the 11-year veteran.
S Reggie Smith: He settled into a role as the No. 3 safety and someone who would play defense in the rare occasions the 49ers went with six defensive backs. He might find a better opportunity elsewhere.
TE Justin Peelle: Signed in mid-September as the No. 3 tight end, takig over the spot held a year ago by Nate Byham, who missed this season with a knee injury. Byham should be back for next season.
LB Tavares Gooden: He found his niche on special teams, and 49ers wouldn't mind bringing him back at a close-to-minimum type deal.
S Madieu Williams: He started three of the first four games because of injuries to Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner. But he was relegated to special teams thereafter. They'll likely bring in a younger player to handle this role.
WR Brett Swain: The 49ers need to upgrade the depth at wide receiver in the offseason.
CB Tramaine Brock: The club will tender him, and he'll be back for compete for a spot next season. Exclusive rights free agents, such as Brock, can't negotiate with other teams.
DT Will Tukuafu: He spent the entire season on injured reserve with a wrist injury. Like Brock, Tukuafu is an exclusive rights free agent. He'll be back.

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.