The 49ers' defense appears to be set with the late push Tuesday night to re-sign cornerback Carlos Rogers.
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Rogers appeared to be the highest-profile 49ers free agent that the club might not re-sign. But after spending most of Tuesday flirting with free agents Brandon Carr and Eric Wright, the 49ers and Rogers got together on a four-year contract.
The 49ers won the NFC West with a 13-3 record, powered by the team's defense. The 49ers ranked fourth in the league in total yards allowed. They allowed just 14.3 points per game, ranking second in the NFL.
Earlier this offseason, the 49ers re-signed outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks to a six-year, 37 million contract with a 7.5 million signing bonus.Last week, the 49ers placed the franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson to prevent him from being an unrestricted free agent.The only change to the lineup in 2012 is the anticipated promotion of outside linebacker Aldon Smith to take Parys Haralson's starting job at right outside linebacker. General manager Trent Baalke said the 49ers plan for Smith, a pass-rush specialist as a rookie in 2011, to take a full-time role.It is not known if the 49ers plan to retain Haralson as a backup at his scheduled 2.75 million pay for this season. Haralson started all 16 games for the 49ers last season.
49ERS FREE AGENT SCORECARD
--WR Randy Moss (UFA, Titans, 2010): 1 yr1.75 million, roster bonus up to 750,000. 2012 cap: 1.75 million.
--CB Perrish Cox (UFA, cut by Broncos): 2 yrs1.17 million. 2012 cap: 540,000.
--LS Brian Pontbriand (UFA, cut by Browns): 1 yr826,000; 2012 cap: 826,000.Re-signings
--CB Carlos Rogers (UFA): 4 yrsterms unknown.
--LB Ahmad Brooks (UFA): 6 yrs37 million, 7.5 million signing bonus; 2012 cap: 2.85 million.
--DB C.J. Spillman (RFA): 3 yrs4.2 million, 925,000 signing bonus; 2012 cap: 1.08 million.
--LB Tavares Gooden (UFA): 1 yrterms unknown.
--CB Tramaine Brock (EFA): 1 yr540,000. 2012 cap: 540,000.
--DT Will Tukuafu (EFA): 2 yrs1.02 million; 2012 cap: 465,000.Franchise player
--S Dashon Goldson (UFA): 1 yr6.212 million (guaranteed when signed); 2012 cap: 6.212 million.Restricted free agents
--LB Larry Grant (original round tender7th round): 1 yr1.26 million.
--WR Brett Swain (not tendered)Subtractions
--WR Joshua Morgan (UFA, Redskins): 2 yrsterms unknown.
--LB Blake Costanzo (UFA, Bears): 2 yrsterms unknown.Unsigned free agents
--QB Alex Smith
--OL Adam Snyder
--WR Ted Ginn
--RG Chilo Rachal
--S Reggie Smith
--FB Moran Norris
--TE Justin Peelle
--S Madieu Williams
ASHBURN, Va. — Washington turned to internal candidates to fill two critical vacancies, promoting Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator and Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator.
Cavanaugh was the team's quarterbacks coach and Manusky its outside linebackers coach last season. Washington announced the promotions Monday along with the hires of Kevin O'Connell as quarterbacks coach and Jim Tomsula as defensive line coach.
It has been an offseason of upheaval for the coaching staff after Washington fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry and a few assistants and offensive coordinator Sean McVay left to become head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.
In its efforts to replace Barry after ranking 28th defensively in consecutive seasons, Washington interviewed former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, former Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine and former Buffalo Bills assistant Rob Ryan before opting for Manusky. The 50-year-old Manusky has been defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers and 49ers and worked with Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan in San Francisco.
Known for his fiery personality and booming voice on the practice fields, Manusky had only been on coach Jay Gruden's staff for one season as outside linebackers coach. Middle linebacker Will Compton tweeted: "Congrats to Coach Manusky!" when players were informed of his promotion.
Cavanaugh was Washington's quarterbacks coach for the past two years as Kirk Cousins twice set the franchise record for passing yards in a season. Cousins' status for 2017 remains in doubt after playing last season on the franchise tag, but with McVay gone he'll have a familiar face as his offensive coordinator.
After 13 NFL seasons as a backup quarterback, the 60-year-old Cavanaugh was offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears from 1997-98 and Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2004. O'Connell, Washington's new quarterbacks coach, was an assistant in San Francisco under Chip Kelly last season.
Tomsula, who replaces Robb Akey as defensive line coach, also most recently worked with the 49ers as their head coach in 2015.
The Atlanta Falcons have provided the 49ers with a window from Friday afternoon through Saturday to meet with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, a source told CSNBayArea.com.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn has structured a normal work week to begin preparations to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51, Quinn said at a press conference on Monday. The Falcons will have a day off on Saturday before the team travels to Houston on Sunday.
The 49ers are not allowed to officially hire Shanahan until after the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.
Shanahan is the presumptive 49ers coach -- the only candidate remaining among the six whom 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe interviewed. Shanahan's offense rolled up 493 total yards and converted 10 of 13 (77 percent) third-down opportunities en route to a 44-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the NFC Championship game.
“I’m really proud of him,” said Quinn, who was hired by the Falcons two years ago after he served as Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator in Super Bowl 49.
“It’s not easy to do when there’s a lot of speculation and things going on outside your world to stay dialed in. I think it’s one that should be commended. Being on point and going for it, he totally nailed that.”
Shanahan is also expected to be heavily involved in the 49ers’ search for a general manager. The two remaining candidates among the nine who previously interviewed are Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton and Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough.
The 49ers have left open the possibility of adding more GM candidates to the list, according to a source.