49ers up against 2013 cap


49ers up against 2013 cap

The NFL Players Association is expecting the smallest increase in the history of the league's salary cap, according to a report Saturday.

The NFLPA is planning for the 2013 cap to be $121 million per team, reports Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports. That would be an increase of $400,000 over this year's limit.

Currently, the 49ers have 45 players under contract for next season at a cap cost of $120.98 million.

One of those players is backup quarterback Alex Smith, who currently accounts for $9.75 million of the team's 2013 figure. If Smith is still on the roster on April 1, 2013, his entire $7.5 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed.

If the 49ers release Smith, they would owe him $1 million. If they were able to trade Smith, his entire salary would be cleared off the 49ers' books.

Smith signed a three-year contract in the offseason that included no signing bonus. He received $8 million in guarantees this season, combining his salary and roster bonus. In the second year, he received a $1 million guarantee.

The 49ers' most notable players who are not under contract for next season are safety Dashon Goldson, tight end Delanie Walker, receivers Randy Moss and Ted Ginn, and defensive linemen Isaac Sopoaga and Ricky Jean Francois.

49ers 2013 salary cap
David Akers $3,616,668
Eric Bakhtiari $555,000
Alex Boone $1,940,000
NaVorro Bowman $3,105,562
Ahmad Brooks $6,650,000
Tarell Brown $1,907,314
Garrett Celek $482,000
Perrish Cox $555,000
Michael Crabtree $5,770,439
Chris Culliver $704,719
Anthony Davis $3,566,666
Vernon Davis $8,739,916
Anthony Dixon $605,150
Demarcus Dobbs $559,168
Darius Fleming $521,200
Jonathan Goodwin $5,016,668
Frank Gore $6,450,000
Jewel Hampton $481,666
Parys Haralson $2,870,000
Kendall Hunter $664,805
Mike Iupati $2,629,500
LaMichael James $754,295
A.J. Jenkins $1,578,984
Brian Jennings $1,161,000
Colin Kaepernick $1,397,535
Daniel Kilgore $595,075
Andy Lee $4,050,000
Joe Looney $586,301
Mario Manningham $4,887,500
Ray McDonald $2,561,985
Bruce Miller $570,612
Trenton Robinson $507,625
Carlos Rogers $7,344,531
Aldon Smith $3,922,909
Alex Smith $9,750,000
Justin Smith $8,000,000
C.J. Spillman $1,558,333
Joe Staley $2,800,000
Scott Tolzien $555,000
Will Tukuafu $555,000
Donte Whitner $4,833,334
Michael Wilhoite $480,000
Ian Williams $555,000
Kyle Williams $594,839
Patrick Willis $3,605,125

49ers unsigned for 2013
Dashon Goldson
Delanie Walker
Isaac Sopoaga
Ricky Jean Francois
Randy Moss
Larry Grant
Tramaine Brock
Leonard Davis
Ted Ginn
Clark Haggans
Tavares Gooden
Darcel McBath

76ers anthem singer says 'We Matter' shirt got her the boot


76ers anthem singer says 'We Matter' shirt got her the boot

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter says she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey.

She was scheduled to sing before the Sixers' season opener Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Streeter wrote on Twitter, "Was suppose to sing the anthem at @sixers & @okcthunder game but mins b4 @sixers said I couldn't because I was wearing a "We Matter" jersey.

The Sixers declined to say why Streeter's performance was canceled.

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community," the Sixers said in a statement.

The Sixers had a member of their dance team sing the anthem.

This isn't the first time the Sixers were dragged into a national anthem controversy.

A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami did so while kneeling at midcourt.

Denasia Lawrence opened her jacket just before she started to sing, revealing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt, then dropped to her left knee and performed the song. She said it was her way of protesting racial oppression.

The anthem issue has been a major topic in the sports world in recent months, starting with the decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to not stand while it is played. Kaepernick cited racial injustice and police brutality among the reasons for his protest, and athletes from many sports - and many levels, from youth all the way to professional - have followed his lead in various ways.

Pederson refutes reports linking Eagles to 49ers WR Smith

Pederson refutes reports linking Eagles to 49ers WR Smith

Torrey SmithAlshon Jeffery?

Not happening, according to Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.

While a couple reports have linked the Eagles to making a trade before the fast-approaching deadline to grab another veteran outside receiver, Pederson shot them down at his Wednesday press conference.

“There’s no legitimacy to that,” Pederson said. “And I’m thrilled with the guys we have and going to work with them every day.”

[MAIOCCO: Source: 49ers not shopping WR Torrey Smith]

The Eagles made a trade before the season to acquire Dorial Green-Beckham from the Titans, but the team’s receivers still haven’t been great during the first six games of the 2016 season.

They also went out and claimed Bryce Treggs after the 49ers waived him at final cuts, but the speedy wideout hasn’t yet been active.