49ers look to sign, re-sign players at the right price


49ers look to sign, re-sign players at the right price

The 49ers have exclusive negotiating rights for another six weeks with each of their players who do not have contracts for next season.On March 13 at 1 p.m., free agency is scheduled to begin. That's when teams can begin signing free agents who ended the season with other clubs.
Q: Are 49ers aggressively trying to re-sign own free agents or they taking their time to see who's available in market and draft? (@rgarcia78)
The 49ers offered contract extensions to several of their players during the season. Tackle Alex Boone was the only player who accepted the deal. Talks continue with many of the team's other scheduled free agents.Typically, chief negotiator Paraag Marathe makes the trip to Indianapolis for the NFL scouting combine and meets with many of the agents who represent 49ers players.The 49ers have a value in mind for all of their players. And when free agency begins, general manager Trent Baalke and Marathe will have assigned a value to all of the free agents throughout the NFL.So the oft-asked question -- will the 49ers sign (fill in the blank)? -- is an impossible question to answer.Let's say -- and we're just making up these numbers -- that the 49ers believe cornerback Carlos Rogers' value to the 49ers is 5.5 million a year. But Rogers and his agent are looking for a deal closer to 7 million annually. Then, the ability for the 49ers to re-sign Rogers comes down how much other NFL teams are willing to pay Rogers.Do the 49ers want to re-sign Rogers?Yes, at the right price.Do the 49ers want to re-sign quarterback Alex Smith?Yes, at the right price.Do the 49ers want to re-sign safety Dashon Goldson?Yes, at the right price.And the same can be said for any of the free-agent wide receivers who could be on the free-agent market.RELATED: 49ers' free-agent options at wide receivers
It all depends on the price.

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.