Trent Baalke on Michael Crabtree: "Hopefully, this offseason he can get that foot thing rectified once and for all and he can start being an every-day performer for us."
The 49ers kept Aldon Smith's role simple during his rookie season. This season, Smith can expect a large increase in his playing time and he will be a true outside linebacker in the 49ers' 3-4 scheme.
What are the 49ers' biggest offseason priorities? Can QB Alex Smith take them to another level? What is the key to the 49ers taking the next step in 2012? GM Trent Baalke meets with the media in Indy.
The 49ers have the option to use the franchise tag to control the rights to one of their free agents, like safety Dashon Goldson. Trent Baalke: "We'd prefer not to use it, but we're not opposed to using it."
Insider Matt Maiocco says Ahmad Brooks' replacement is already on the 49ers roster; and might they kick the tires on Colts wideout Pierre Garcon?
Insider Matt Maiocco provides a complete list of combine invitees and details their responsibilities over the four important days in Indianapolis.
Two-time Pro Bowler Brian Jennings will have competition next year. The 49ers agreed to terms with veteran long-snapper Ryan Pontbriand.
Insider Matt Maiocco outlines the schedules and agendas which kick off on Thursday at the NFL's scouting combine in Indianapolis, the site of the Super Bowl earlier this month.
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.
The 49ers are in the process of granting veteran cornerback Shawntae Spencer permission to seek a trade, sources told CSNBayArea.com.More: Shawntae Spencer career profile
After signing many key players to multi-year contracts last offseason, the 49ers have a decent amount of cap space to play around with. Matt Maiocco examines the relevant numbers in his second Monday mailbag.
In the first of his two Monday mailbags, 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco addresses Michael Crabtree's role with the 49ers moving forward and what plans the team has to add new receiving threats.
There is a new chain of command in Santa Clara after a front office shakeup, but that's not the only thing looking different at 49ers headquarters these days.
Jim Harbaugh said he would do his best to keep his coaching staff intact; he took one step towards that goal Saturday.