How Routt's signing impacts 49ers

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How Routt's signing impacts 49ers

The Kansas City Chiefs on Monday signed cornerback Stanford Routt, whom the Raiders recently discarded.It's a move that is significant to the 49ers, too.As ProFootballTalk pointed out, this likely means the Chiefs will not place the franchise tag on outstanding cornerback Brandon Carr. The Chiefs will likely fork over the expected 9.4 million figure to tag receiver Dwayne Bowe, instead.So Bowe is another significant wide receiver who will probably not be on the open market for the 49ers to explore.
And without Bowe available, it might drive up the prices for the other receivers, most notably Vincent Jackson.Also, it could make it more difficult for any team wishing to make a run at restricted free agent Mike Wallace, as his price could be rising, too. Wallace has 3,206 yards, an 18.7 career average, and 24 touchdowns in three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.There has been talk the Steelers will put a first-round tender on Wallace, who would still able to negotiate with other teams. Competing teams would drive up the offer sheet for Wallace. If the Steelers declined to match the deal, the team that signs Wallace would owe the Steelers a first-round draft pick.The 49ers own the No. 30 overall pick in the April draft.Routt reportedly signed a three-year, 20 million deal with the Chiefs that included a 4 million signing bonus. Now, it seems cornerback Carlos Rogers will want a deal that far exceeds that from the 49ers to re-sign with the club before the start of free agency on March 13.But what can Rogers expect to receive on the open market? Carr, who turns 26 in May and has started every game of his four-year career, should command a huge deal on the open market. Rogers, who turns 31 in July, is coming off a season in which he recorded a career-high six interceptions while playing on a one-year contract.Safety Dashon Goldson remains the likeliest target of the 49ers' franchise tag. The 49ers have not been negotiating with Goldson. Talks with many of the team's scheduled free agents are expected to heat up this week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Report: 49ers increase offer to Bradley to become D-coordinator

Report: 49ers increase offer to Bradley to become D-coordinator

The 49ers reportedly continue to pursue Gus Bradley to serve as defensive coordinator on presumptive coach Kyle Shanahan’s staff.

The 49ers have increased their offer to Bradley, Mike Siliver of the NFL Network reported on Friday. Bradley wanted to work with Tom Cable, according to the report.

Cable interviewed with the 49ers on Sunday but removed his name from consideration on Tuesday after he and Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner sensed their 49ers’ interest in them intended to receive a commitment from Shanahan, sources told CSNBayArea.com.

Bradley served as defensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks from 2009 to ’12. In Bradley’s final season on Pete Carroll’s staff, Seattle ranked first in the NFL in points allowed and fourth in total yards.

Bradley became head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. His teams went 14-48 before he was fired with two games remaining in the season.

The 49ers this week inquired with the Chicago Bears about the possibility of bringing back Vic Fangio to the organization to serve as defensive coordinator. The 49es were informed, according to a source, that the Bears would not let Fangio out of his contract. Fangio was the defensive coordinator for all four seasons with the 49ers under Jim Harbaugh.

Report: Jim Tomsula interviews for Saints DL job

Report: Jim Tomsula interviews for Saints DL job

Former 49ers coach Jim Tomsula reportedly interviewed this week for the New Orleans Saints’ defensive line job.

Tomsula, 48, who was fired as head coach of the 49ers after a 5-11 record in 2015, spent last season out of the football. He interviewed with Saints coach Sean Payton to replace fired line coach Bill Johnson, the Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reported, citing two sources.

Tomsula was hired as head coach to replace Jim Harbaugh after the 49ers announced a “mutual parting” with Harbaugh following the team’s 8-8 season of 2014.

Tomsula was well-regarded as the organization’s defensive line coach from 2007 to ’14.