Mid-day 49ers free agency update

March 15, 2012, 10:56 pm
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This is a 49ers blog, so we provide this update on the first day of full action from the NCAA Tournament:New Mexico Lobos 75, Long Beach State 49ers 68.OK, now let's move on to football matters . . . Quarterback Alex Smith and the 49ers still have not come together to execute the document on a new contract. But despite the delay, I sense no less certainty from either side that a deal will eventually get done. . . . New York Giants unrestricted free agent Mario Manningham visited the 49ers on Thursday. Chaz Schilens and Brandon Lloyd, separate sources confirmed, came through the building earlier in the week. . . .One receiver who has not gotten much attention -- and somebody I think would be a good pickup for the 49ers -- is Arizona free agent Early Doucet. He caught 54 passes with the Cardinals, and he is not afraid to mix it up. (Remember his tussle with 49ers safety Dashon Goldson?). Doucet's agent is Chafie Fields, a 49ers draft pick from 2000.Here's a status report on some of the top free-agent receivers (2011 catches, yards, touchdowns in parenthesis):Unrestricted
Marques Colston, NO (80-1143-8) Re-signed with Saints
Reggie Wayne, Ind (75-960-4) Re-signed with Colts
Brandon Lloyd, StL (70-966-5) 49ers are his only reported visit
Pierre Garcon, Ind (70-947-6) Signed with Redskins
Vincent Jackson, SD (60-1106-9) Signed with Buccaneers
Laurent Robinson, Dall (54-858-11) Signed with Jaguars
Early Doucet, Ariz (54-689-5) No known visits
Robert Meachem, NO (40-620-6) Signed with Chargers
Mario Manningham, NYG (39-523-4) Visited 49ers, and is scheduled to visit the Rams on Thursday night, Yahoo! Sports reported. He is also drawing reported interest from Bills, Dolphins.
Harry Douglas, Atl (39-498-1) Re-signed with Falcons
Eddie Royal, Den (19-155-1) Visits to Redskins, Chargers
Ted Ginn, 49ers (19-220-0) Visited Lions
Joshua Morgan, 49ers (15-220-1) Signed with Redskins
Mike Wallace, Pitt (72-1193-8) No hurry, has until April 20 to sign offer sheet with first-round pick as compensation.

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