Report: 49ers reach agreement with Brian Hoyer

Report: 49ers reach agreement with Brian Hoyer

Coach Kyle Shanahan has reportedly secured his first quarterback for the 49ers.

The 49ers on Wednesday reached a contract agreement with free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer on a two-year contract, the NFL Network reported. Hoyer previously played for Shanahan with the Cleveland Browns in 2014.

The NFL's open-negotiating period concludes Thursday at 1 p.m., at which time contracts can be signed to become official.

Hoyer, 31, has made 31 starts in his eight-year NFL career with Arizona, Cleveland, Houston and Chicago. He spent his first three NFL seasons with New England, appearing in 13 games.

In 2014, Hoyer started a career-high 13 games with the Browns and threw for a career-best 3,326 yards. He completed just 55.3 percent of his passes with 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Cleveland went 7-6 in Hoyer’s starts.

Last season, Hoyer made five starts for the Bears. He threw six touchdowns and no interceptions in 200 pass attempts for a passer rating of 98.0.

Hoyer is the only quarterback on the 49ers’ roster. Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract last week, while Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder and Thad Lewis are free agents.

 

Kyle Shanahan attends Stanford pro day, while John Lynch scouts QBs

Kyle Shanahan attends Stanford pro day, while John Lynch scouts QBs

STANFORD – Coach Kyle Shanahan remained in the Bay Area while a contingent of 49ers hit the road this week to scout quarterbacks Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson and DeShone Kizer.

On Thursday, general manager John Lynch, personnel executives Adam Peters and Martin Mayhew, and quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello watched Notre Dame’s pro day, Shanahan remained close to home to watch Stanford prospects.

“We live right next door, so it’s easy to drive over and see it and I can go right back to the office,” Shanahan said. “They went out three days ago. So they have a whole week on the road and it’s been better for me to stay in the office with the film and get our coaching staff ready. In two weeks our players get here, so we got a lot to do.”

The 49ers’ offseason program can begin on April 3, but Shanahan has opted to spend another week preparing for the arrival of his veteran players.

Among the veterans who will be reporting for the offseason program are quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley. The 49ers have not shown any interest in re-signing Colin Kaepernick.

“We’re pretty comfortable right now with the options that we’ve had and are available, but we never stop looking,” Shanahan said. “Every day something could pop up and you never know, so I’ll never tell you guys that we’re fully done because you never are.”

Lynch led the 49ers’ scouting effort this week to North Carolina, Clemson and Notre Dame. Shanahan, who will likely determine the direction the 49ers take at quarterback in the draft, said he will have plenty of time to evaluate the prospects up close.

“We haven’t mapped them all yet, but I’m sure I’ll do a couple private workouts, whether it’s me or our quarterbacks coach,” Shanahan said. “But one of us will do it – kind of spread us out a little bit.

“Most of the pro days, we get most of those videos anyway, so there are a few guys will have private workouts for, not just quarterbacks but other positions, too. Some guys you don’t have to do it with.”

The two headliners at Stanford’s pro day were defensive lineman Solomon Thomas and running back Christian McCaffrey. Thomas appears to be a strong candidate for the 49ers if they hold onto the No. 2 overall pick.

Report: Former 49ers defensive tackle signs with Packers

Report: Former 49ers defensive tackle signs with Packers

Ricky Jean-Francois reportedly found a new team on Thursday.

The former 49ers defensive tackle signed a one-year deal with the Packers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

San Francisco selected Jean-Francois in the seventh round of the 2009 draft.

After appearing in just three games as a rookie, the LSU product saw in action in all 16 regular season games in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Jean-Francois played for Indianapolis in 2013 and 2014 and Washington the last two years.

His deal with Green Bay is reportedly worth $3 million.