49ers up against 2013 cap

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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

Jaguars retain offensive coordinator, pass on Chip Kelly

Jaguars retain offensive coordinator, pass on Chip Kelly

It appears the Jaguars have passed on Chip Kelly for a second time this month.

After reportedly not getting their head coaching job, Kelly reportedly interviewed for their offensive coordinator position on Monday.

But two days later, Jacksonville announced that Nathaniel Hackett has been retained as offensive coordinator under head coach Doug Marrone.

Kelly told CSNBayArea.com recently he would take his time to determine his next career move.

“I’m not going to close the door on any opportunity, but I have to be very smart in what I do next,” Kelly said two days after his firing. “I don’t have to take anything, but I wouldn’t rule anything out. I need to make sure that I’m in the right situation.

“I don’t know what the future holds. I’ll do my due diligence. I’m not going to coach just to coach.”

The 49ers fired Kelly with three years, $18 million remaining in his contract. The 49ers hired Kelly just two weeks after the Philadelphia Eagles fired him. Kelly went 26-21 with the Eagles after leaving his successful program with the Oregon Ducks after the 2012 season.

Report: Shanahan announced as 49ers' coach to Falcons' staff

Report: Shanahan announced as 49ers' coach to Falcons' staff

The 49ers feel certain they have landed their head coach, according to sources.

And the Atlanta Falcons are reportedly convinced offensive Kyle Shanahan will be entering the head-coaching ranks with the 49ers next season, too.

Atlanta coach Dan Quinn made an announcement to coaches that Shanahan would be the 49ers’ next coach, Mike Silver of the NFL Network reported Wednesday, adding everyone in the room was “super supportive.”

On Wednesday, Quinn was asked at a press conference about Shanahan and the 49ers.

“I know it’s for sure out there, (but it’s) definitely not our story to tell,” Quinn said. “They (the 49ers) will for sure reach out to (general manager) Thomas (Dimitroff) and to the organization and there will be a window for them if they’d like to visit with him for next week. But that’s really where it’s at, and there’s nothing left to do until then."

The Falcons will face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the NFC Championship game. The 49ers will have a second interview with Shanahan after the game. Shanahan will also become involved in the process to hire the 49ers’ next general manager.

The 49ers are checking with the NFL to determine what is allowable under the league’s anti-tampering policy, according to a league source. If the Falcons win on Sunday, the 49ers would not be able to officially hire Shanahan until after the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.

According to sources, the 49ers have narrowed their initial search for the next general manager to four candidates: Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst of Green Bay, Minnesota’s George Paton and Terry McDonough of Arizona.

The general manager candidates are expected to meet with Shanahan, but it’s unclear whether Shanahan can interview the candidates if the Falcons advance to the Super Bowl and he is not officially the 49ers’ coach. The 49ers are expected to hold a second round of general manager interviews early next week and could fill the position by the end of next week.