Alex Smith's relationship with the 49ers can be mended. Jim Harbaugh and Smith have built a nice rapport and that might not change, as long as he remains the good cop to Trent Baalke's role as bad cop.
Smith, who visited with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, has an offer on the table from the 49ers. Smith's preference, of course, was always to re-sign with the 49ers.
The quarterback who definitely will play for the 49ers in 2012 is Colin Kaepernick. And if Alex Smith doesn't return, San Francisco could be a major player for Steelers restricted free-agent wide receiver Mike Wallace.
What if Alex Smith signs with the Dolphins? If Peyton Manning signs with the Titans, will the 49ers sign Matt Hasselbeck? Will Josh Johnson re-unite with Jim Harbaugh? Matt Maiocco breaks it all down.
Free-agent quarterback Matt Flynn had the first move and hee chose the Seattle Seahawks -- and a contract similar to the deal the 49ers had on the table for Alex Smith.
An NFL source told CSNBayArea.com on Sunday that Alex Smith has nobody to blame but himself for presenting the 49ers with an opening to pursue free-agent Peyton Manning.
While the 49ers await a decision from Peyton Manning, the Seahawks are reportedly the second team to be chasing after Alex Smith.More: Smith to visit Dolphins 49ers' QB drama
The 49ers thought they were going to sign Matt Hasselbeck last offseason. Instead, he signed with Tennesee, who the 49ers are competing with for the services of Peyton Manning. A domino effect is certainly in store.
While the 49ers wait for an answer from Peyton Manning after jumping into the race for his services last week, Smith will make the first free-agent visit of his career to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, ESPN reports.
The 49ers bolstered their receiving corps late Saturday by signing wide receiver Mario Manningham. Let's take this opportunity to provide an update on the 49ers' movement through the first five days of free agency.
High-powered agent Tom Condon represents many of the NFL's top QBs. But a conflict of interest with the 49ers might cause him to lose a client -- Alex Smith.
Free agent quarterback Peyton Manning presumably had his final throwing demonstration for interested NFL teams on Saturday.
Veteran cornerback Shawntae Spencer, whom the 49ers released on Thursday and remains in the Bay Area, visited the Raiders on Friday, a source told CSNBayArea.com.
During his meetings with the Broncos, Titans and 49ers, Peyton Manning has asked questions and listened attentively while keeping an open mind to new ideas. That might the 49ers' best selling point to the four-time MVP.