Mike Glennon might attract a large contract from some quarterback-needy team, but a league source said Tuesday morning it will not be from the 49ers.
The 49ers have no interest in signing Glennon to take over as quarterback, a league source told CSNBayArea.com. The 49ers had been reported as one of the teams that might pursue the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup quarterback.
Glennon, 27, has attempted just 11 passes the past two seasons as Jameis Winston’s backup. In 2013 and ’14, he started 18 games. The Buccaneers were 5-13 in those games. Tampa Bay selected Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft.
In his career, Glennon has completed 59.4 of his 374 pass attempts for 4,100 yards with 30 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and a passer rating of 84.6.
The 52-hour open-negotiating period began for scheduled free agents on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Teams are allowed to enter into negotiations with the agents of free agents, but contracts are not allowed to be signed until Thursday at 1 p.m.
The 49ers do not have any quarterbacks under contract for the 2017 season. Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent, along with Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder and Thad Lewis.
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."