Report: 49ers among five teams interested in Terrelle Pryor

Report: 49ers among five teams interested in Terrelle Pryor

The 49ers are one of five teams to reportedly show interest in signing Cleveland Browns free-agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.

Teams are allowed to begin negotiating with prospective free agents on Tuesday at 9 a.m. (PT). Contracts are not allowed to be signed until the official opening of the new league year on Thursday at 1 p.m. Pryor's agent is Drew Rosenhaus.

In his first full seasons as a wide receiver, Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns with the Browns. He spent his first three NFL seasons as a quarterback with the Raiders.

Pryor is drawing interest from the 49ers, Pittsburgh, New York Giants, Tennessee and Philadelphia, league sources told Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com.

The Browns remain interested in re-signing Pryor. The team opted to not tag him as their franchise player.

“Terrelle was a huge piece of what we did a year ago,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said at the NFL Scouting Combine. “Obviously, we’re working through that. And it has to work both ways for all involved – for him, fur us and hopefully it will. Hopefully we can get that done soon.”

The 49ers signed slot receiver Jeremy Kerley to a three-year extension on Saturday. The team is also expected to pursue Washington free-agent receiver Pierre Garcon. Chicago’s Alshon Jeffery is expected to be the top receiver on the free-agent market.

After quarterback Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract on Friday, the 49ers are $90.6 million under the salary cap, according to the NFL Players Association.

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."