Will the 49ers sign X? Insider Matt Maiocco explains, San Francisco's offseason signings will be all about the bottom line. More: Free-agent receiver options 49ers' free agents
The defensive backfield was expected to be a weak link. But the 49ers' pass defense was No. 5 in the NFL, allowing a passer rating of 73.6. More: 49ers stats NFL team stats
The 49ers signed receiver John Matthews, who spent 13 weeks on the team's practice squad, to a reservefuture contract for the 2012 season.
Is Dwayne Bowe a future 49er? Insider Matt Maiocco looks at the top wide receivers from the 2011 season who do not have contracts for next season with their current teams.
Will the 49ers use the franchise tag to retain safety Dashon Goldson or cornerback Carlos Rogers? Goldson is the likely candidate. More: Dashon Goldson profile 2011 game logs
Former NFL wide receiver Bobby Engram, who served last season with the 49ers as an offensive assistant, was named wide receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh on Friday.
So, how do the 49ers achieve improvement at the game's most important position? They could make a big splash and sign Peyton Manning, or they might consider these options provided by Insider Matt Maiocco.
Late in the game against the Giants with the 49ers driving at midfield, Jim Harbaugh elected to give the ball to backup Anthony Dixon two-straight times, even though Frank Gore had been effective. What gives?
During his season-ending press conference, Jim Harbaugh unexpectedly revealed a part of himself he had gone to great lengths to hide.Video: Press conference Pt. 1 Pt. 2
Frank Gore will make the trip to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, but he does not intend to play in the game, opening the door for another NFC West back.
The 49ers signed seven players to future contracts Wednesday, including three former Stanford Cardinals.
The 49ers have 19 free agents, including quarterback Alex Smith and Pro Bowl defensive backs Carlos Rogers and Dashon Goldson. Matt Maiocco has compiled the entire list and breaks down each player.
Greg Aiello, the NFL's senior V.P. of communications, told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday that there was nothing suspicious based on what occurred between the Giants' defenders and Kyle Williams during Sunday's game.
Special teams coach Brad Seely, whose units played a pivotal role in the 49ers' remarkable season, is reportedly scheduled to interview Wednesday for the Colts head-coaching position.
Long-snapper Brian Jennings, the longest-tenured 49ers player, has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster as a "need" player. Jennings, a 12-year veteran, will make his second career appearance in the Pro Bowl.