49ers Mailbag: A look at team's future cap

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49ers Mailbag: A look at team's future cap

Q: Was cap space problem for 49ers to give Dashon Goldson long term contract? (@jdub1998)
The 49ers have no cap concerns for this season. The day the 49ers placed the franchise tender of 6.212 million on Goldson, that figure immediately counted toward the 49ers' 2012 cap.At this point in the offseason, only the team's top 51 salaries (and the money devoted to player who are no longer on the roster) count toward the cap. The 49ers are 3.395 million under the cap, and that's plenty of room for this season.But where cap concerns enter into the picture is down the road.The cap is not expected to rise much through the 2015 season. And the cap is likely to go up only about 300,000 next year to approximately 120.9 million, according to an ESPN report in March.Teams will be allowed to carry over unused cap space from this year to next year. Already, the 49ers have 123 million in cap space devoted to 2013 -- a number that could be lowered depending on which players remain after this year's final cuts.Currently, the 49ers have 19 players scheduled to exceed 2 million against the cap in 2013:Alex Smith 9.75 million
Vernon Davis 8.34 million
Justin Smith 8 million
Carlos Rogers 7.1 million
Ahmad Brooks 6.65 million
Frank Gore 6.45 million
Michael Crabtree 5.77 million
Jonathan Goodwin 5.02 million
Mario Manningham 4.88 million
Donte Whitner 4.83 million
Ray McDonald 4.25 million
Andy Lee 4.05 million
Aldon Smith 3.92 million
David Akers 3.62 million
Patrick Willis 3.6 million
Anthony Davis 3.57
Parys Haralson 2.87 million
Joe Staley 2.8 million
Mike Iupati 2.63 millionHere's a list of the players scheduled for free agency after the upcoming season:S Dashon Goldson
WR Randy Moss
DE Isaac Sopoaga
TE Delanie Walker
WR Ted Ginn
NT Ricky Jean Francois
LB Larry Grant
RB Brandon Jacobs
CB Tramaine Brock (RFA)
RB Rock Cartwright
LB Tavares Gooden
WR Brett Swain

Report: Chip Kelly interviews for Jags' OC job

Report: Chip Kelly interviews for Jags' OC job

Former 49ers coach Chip Kelly, who was fired hours after the club’s 2-14 season, is reportedly interviewing Monday to become the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive coordinator.

Kelly is interviewing with Jaguars new head coach Doug Marrone, reports radio station 1010 XL in Jacksonville.

Kelly told CSNBayArea.com recently he would take his time to determine his next career move. Kelly interviewed for the Jaguars’ head-coaching job, ESPN reported over the weekend.

“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.

Pats OC McDaniels 'impressed' by York, Marathe

Pats OC McDaniels 'impressed' by York, Marathe

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels announced Monday morning he has pulled his name from consideration for the 49ers’ head-coaching job.

McDaniels interviewed with 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe on Saturday, Jan. 7, while the Patriots were on the bye week as the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. McDaniels indicated he also met with Brian Hampton, the 49ers’ director of football administration and analytics.

"I was really impressed with Jed York and Paraag and Brian, and people that came for the 49ers organization,” McDaniels said in a conference call with reporters who cover the Patriots.

“They did a great job with their presentation,” McDaniels added. “Again, (I’m) humbled to be included in that process. At this time, it's just best for my family and myself to remain here in New England, and focus on this year's playoffs and finish out the year however it turns out."

McDaniels said his main focus would be on helping prepare the Patriots to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in the AFC Championship game.

McDaniels, 40, was viewed as one of the hot head-coaching candidates, along with Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, this offseasons. He has served the past five seasons as New England’s offensive coordinator under Bill Belichick.

Shanahan becomes the leading candidate for the 49ers’ job. The 49ers interviewed Seattle offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable on Sunday. Shanahan and Cable are the only known remaining candidates for the job to replace Chip Kelly, who was hired after a 2-14 season.

McDaniels became Denver’s head coach in 2009. He was fired after 12 games in 2010 after his teams compiled an 11-17 record. He returned to the Patriots in 2012 and has served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Bill Belichick’s staff.

McDaniels, who also interviewed with the 49ers last year, also had interviews on Jan. 7 with Jacksonville and the Los Angeles Rams. Jacksonville hired Doug Marrone, while the Rams hired Sean McVay.

“I've always said how grateful I am for this opportunity to work here for Mr. Kraft his family and coach under Bill with a lot of great guys on our staff and have the privilege to work with the players we get to work with each day," McDaniels said. "It's a great opportunity. Very thankful to be here and very much looking forward to this week against Pittsburgh."