49ers enter season 1.25 million under salary cap

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49ers enter season 1.25 million under salary cap

After making their roster moves to get down to the 53-man limit, the 49ers enter the regular season 1.253 million under the NFL's salary cap, a league source told CSNBayArea.com.The 49ers carried over 16.5 million of unused cap space from the 2011 season into this year, giving them an adjusted salary cap of more than 138 million.Here is the complete player-by-player breakdown of the 49ers' 2012 salary cap:Adjusted 49ers cap: 138.528 million
Money spent: 137.275
49ers cap room: 1.253 million Players
Phillip Adams, released (2011), 28,924
David Akers, current, 3.618 million
Eric Bakhtiari, released, 2,480
Chase Beeler, released, 3,334
Cameron Bell, released, 333
Dontavia Bogan, released, 5,000
Alex Boone, current, 934,960
NaVorro Bowman, current, 717,887
Tramaine Brock, current, 540,000
Ahmad Brooks, current, 2.85 million
Kourtnei Brown, released, 1,000
Tarell Brown, current, 1.807 million
Brian Bulcke, released (2011), 667
Patrick Butrym, released, 333
Nate Byham, released, 26,550
Rock Cartwright, released, 25,000
Garrett Celek, current, 392,000
Nate Clements, released (2011), 1.666 million
Perrish Cox, current, 465,000
Michael Crabtree, current, 4.774 million
Chris Culliver, current, 614,719
Anthony Davis, current, 3.196 million
Leonard Davis, current, 540,000
Vernon Davis, current, 8.017 million
Anthony Dixon, current, 570,150
Demarcus Dobbs, current, 469,166
Braylon Edwards, released (2011), (58,824)
Darius Fleming, current, 389,905
Ted Ginn, current, 1.379 million
Dashon Goldson, current, 6.212 million
David Gonzales, released, 333
Tavares Gooden, current, 540,000
Jonathan Goodwin, current, 3.716 million
Frank Gore, current, 6 million
Larry Grant, current, 1.26 million
Clark Haggans, current, 605,000
Jewel Hampton, current, 350,371
Parys Haralson, current, 2.754 million
Joe Hastings, released, 10,000
Chris Hogan, released (2011), 11,667
Curtis Holcomb, released, 11,475
Joe Holland, released, 1,166
Kendall Hunter, current, 574,805
Mike Iupati, current, 2.335 million
Brandon Jacobs, current, 1.579 million
LaMichael James, current, 603,436
Ricky Jean Francois, current, 629,470
A.J. Jenkins, current, 1.263 million
Brian Jennings, current, 1.147 million
Tony Jerod-Eddie, released, 1,000
Tony Jerod-Eddie, current, 96,900
Cam Johnson, released, 11,787
Cam Johnson, current, 96,900
Josh Johnson, released, 179,960
Ronald Johnson, released (2011), 78,165
Colin Jones, traded, 74,172
Colin Kaepernick, current, 1.164 million
Daniel Kilgore, current, 505,075
Andy Lee, current, 1.882 million
Joe Looney, current, 496,301
Mario Manningham, current, 2.491 million
Matthew Masifilo, released, 1,666
Matthew Masifilo, current, 96,900
Jeremiah Masoli, released (2011), 2,000
John Matthews, released, 2,480
Taylor Mays, traded (2011), 754,000
Darcel McBath, current, 540,000
Ray McDonald, current, 4.154 million
Scott McKillop, released (2011), 48,064
Bruce Miller, current, 480,612
Anthony Mosley, released, 1,000
Randy Moss, current, 1.753 million
Kevin Murphy, released (2011), 2,000
Al Netter, released, 2,500
Al Netter, current, 96,900
Chris Owusu, released, 1,000
Nathan Palmer, released, 17,333
Nathan Palmer, current, 96,900
Mike Person, released, 11,475
Konrad Reuland, released, 667
Trenton Robinson, current, 417,625
Carlos Rogers, current, 5.504 million
Kenny Rowe, released, 667
Sealver Siliga, released (2011), 4,000
Monte Simmons, released (2011), 667
Jason Slowey, released, 23,128
Aldon Smith, current, 3.269 million
Alex Smith, current, 9.25 million
Justin Smith, current, 6.375 million
Isaac Sopoaga, current, 4.949 million
C.J. Spillman, current, 1.087 million
Joe Staley, current, 2.5 million
Curtis Taylor, released (2011), 14,970
Michael Thomas, released, 6,333
Michael Thomas, current, 96,900
Scott Tolzien, current, 465,000
Will Tukuafu, current, 465,000
Brian Tyms, released, 2,666
Delanie Walker, current, 1.884 million
Anthony West, released (2011), 1,667
Donte Whitner, current, 4.384 million
Kenny Wiggins, released, 2,000
Kenny Wiggins, current, 96,900
Michael Wilhoite, current, 96,900
Ian Williams, current, 465,000
Kyle Williams, current, 559,837
Patrick Willis, current, 17.615 million-Practice squad
49ers get a credit for Braylon Edwards' termination pay because he is back in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks

Kaepernick's parents defend his anthem protests: 'Very proud of our son'

Kaepernick's parents defend his anthem protests: 'Very proud of our son'

Colin Kaepernick began his silent National Anthem protests in late August.

For almost four months, his parents have remained quiet.

But after reports that Kaepernick did not have the support of his parents, Teresa and Rick Kaepernick reached out to ESPN's The Undefeated on Friday to set the record straight.

"Colin is carrying a heavy load and following a difficult path that he truly believes in. He is putting his entire future and possibly his life on the line for those beliefs. As his parents, it pains us to read articles and tweets saying that his family does not support him; this could not be further from the truth. We want people to know that we are very proud of our son and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others," the couple said in a statement to the publication.

Kaepernick's parents also commented on those you have called their son un-American or labeled his protests as anti-Military.

"Colin has chosen to kneel for the national anthem as a protest to the continuing racial inequality in this country. He has explained his reasons for this in multiple interviews, yet it seems some people still do not understand his point. For whatever reason, there are some who want to view this as an anti-military protest or an un-American stance. These views could not be further from the truth, but we know that people will believe what they wish to believe. The recent remarks (attacks) by Admiral Harris supported by the Pentagon are over the top, and we feel the desire to make a public statement in support of our son," The Kaepernicks said in their statement.

They concluded their statement by discussing the reaction the family received due to Kaepernick's protest, including detailing the hate mail that has been sent to them.

"When Colin first 'took a knee', his family was as surprised as anyone. We did not understand why he was doing this and were overwhelmed with the public reaction and hate. Colin not only received terrible racist tweets, but also received letters directly to our home similar to that recently received by [Denver Broncos linebacker] Brandon Marshall. We were truly shocked at the amount of racist hatred out there! Until this had occurred, we had naively believed that the racial atmosphere in this country was far better than it actually is. Prayer and talks with our son gave us a much better understanding of the reason for his protest and how we should view it."

The Undefeated's Martenzie Johnson also spoke to Teresa Kaepernick by phone on Friday and she threw her family's support behind her son.

"I just want to be on the record that we absolutely do support him," she said.

49ers, McDonald agree to five-year extension

49ers, McDonald agree to five-year extension

The 49ers signed tight end Vance McDonald to a five-year contract extension through the 2021 season, the team announced late Friday.

The deal is worth $35 million, including $16 million in guaranteed money, ESPN reported. The actual contract terms and amount of fully guaranteed money is expected to be less than the reported figures.

McDonald ranks third on the 49ers with 24 catches for 391 yards and four touchdowns. He has touchdown receptions this season of 75 and 65 yards.

"Vance has shown consistent growth throughout his four-year career and his production this season is the result of his dedication and hard work,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “We believe he has only scratched the surface of what he will be able to accomplish in his career. Vance is a tremendous ambassador for the 49ers, and his passion for helping others provides a wonderful example for this organization. We look forward to his continued contributions to this organization, both on and off the field.”

McDonald is in the final season of his original four-year, $3.99 million contract he signed as a second-round draft pick in 2013.

In McDonald’s three previous seasons, he caught just 40 passes for 475 yards and three touchdowns.

McDonald spoke last week about the greater chances he's gotten to prove himself since the 49ers traded Vernon Davis last season.

“I just always look back at the opportunity when Vernon went to (Denver),” McDonald said. “Just being able to have the trust and the opportunity to start games and play every down.”

Said 49ers coach Chip Kelly, "He’s one of our weapons on the offensive side of the ball and he runs better than most tight ends in this league. So really depends on week to week what people have available at the safety spot to kind of match up with him. But he’s certainly someone that I think people defensively have to game plan for.”