Through the years: how the 49ers were built


Through the years: how the 49ers were built

The 49ers' turnaround from a year ago has been dramatic. But the team certainly was not built overnight.

Reliable long-snapper Brian Jennings is the last holdover from the days of Terry Donahue as general manager and Steve Mariucci as coach. But there are players on the roster from five other 49ers regimes that included Dennis Erickson, Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary as coaches, as well as Scot McCloughan as the organization's top personnel guy.

And eight players remain from 2010, when current general manager Trent Baalke and Singletary joined forces to set the roster.

Now that the NFL trade deadline has passed and the 49ers made no roster moves, let's take a look at how the team was built.

Listed are all players currently on the 53-man roster and receiver Josh Morgan, who had a large impact this season before sustaining a season-ending injury (includes general manager, head coach, year, and how player was originally acquired):

Terry Donahue/Steve Mariucci (through 2002)
LS Brian Jennings, 2000, seventh round

Terry Donahue/Dennis Erickson (2003-04)
CB Shawntae Spencer, 2004, second round
NT Isaac Sopoaga, 2004, fourth round
P Andy Lee, 2004, sixth round

Scot McCloughan/Mike Nolan (2005-08)
QB Alex Smith, 2005, first round
RB Frank Gore, 2005, third round
G Adam Snyder, 2005, third round
TE Vernon Davis, 2006, first round
TE Delanie Walker, 2006, sixth round
LB Parys Haralson, 2006, fifth round
LB Patrick Willis, 2007, first round
LT Joe Staley, 2007, first round
DE Ray McDonald, 2007, third round
FS Dashon Goldson, 2007, fourth round
CB Tarell Brown, 2007, fifth round
DE Justin Smith, 2008, free agent
G Chilo Rachal, 2008, second round
S Reggie Smith, 2008, third round
WR Joshua Morgan, 2008, sixth round

Scot McCloughan/Mike Singletary (2008-09)
LB Ahmad Brooks, 2008, waiver claim
FB Moran Norris, 2009, free agent
WR Michael Crabtree, 2009, first round
DT Ricky Jean Francois, 2009, seventh round
T Alex Boone, 2009, undrafted rookie

Trent Baalke/Mike Singletary (2010)
WR Ted Ginn, trade
T Anthony Davis, first round
G Mike Iupati, first round
LB NaVorro Bowman, third round
WR Kyle Williams, sixth round
RB Anthony Dixon, sixth round
CB Tramaine Brock, undrafted rookie
DB C.J. Spillman, waiver claim

Trent Baalke/Jim Harbaugh (2011)
LB Aldon Smith, first round
QB Colin Kaepernick, second round
CB Chris Culliver, third round
RB Kendall Hunter, fourth round
G Daniel Kilgore, fifth round
S Colin Jones, sixth round
FB Bruce Miller, seventh round
T Mike Person, seventh round
NT Ian Williams, undrafted rookie
DE Demarcus Dobbs, undrafted rookie
K David Akers, free agent
LB Larry Grant, free agent
CB Carlos Rogers, free agent
S Madieu Williams, free agent
C Jonathan Goodwin, free agent
LB Blake Costanzo, free agent
WR Braylon Edwards, free agent
S Donte Whitner, free agent
QB Scott Tolzien, waiver claim
LB Tavares Gooden, free agent
TE Justin Peelle, free agent
WR Brett Swain, free agent

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."