Marathe promoted to 49ers COO

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Marathe promoted to 49ers COO

Feb. 24, 2011MAIOCCO ARCHIVE49ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOMatt MaioccoCSNBayArea.comINDIANAPOLIS -- Paraag Marathe, who has served in various roles on the football and business sides of the 49ers over the past decade, was promoted this week to chief operating officer.Team president Jed York announced the move Wednesday in an memo to employees. The team released excerpts of the notice to the media."With the recent hire of Trent Baalke as general manager to oversee the entire scope of football operations, we now need to ensure that we have equally defined leadership focus on the team's business operations," York stated in announcing Marathe's promotion.RELATED: Trent Baalke Q&A at combine
Prior to his current role, Marathe spent two seasons as 49ers executive vice president of football & business operations. Marathe spent several seasons in the coach's booth on game days, assisting head coaches Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary with rules interpretations and replay challenges.Andy Dolich previously held the title of COO before his departure more than a year ago. Over the past year, Marathe concentrated on the business operations with a focus on the team's efforts to build a new stadium in Santa Clara. Marathe will continue as the 49ers' chief contract negotiator and salary-cap manager. He will also be available to support Baalke in football operations with special projects.Marathe received his bachelor's degree from Cal's Haas School of Business and his MBA from Stanford.

Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris

Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris

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.

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

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."