So what attracted Missouri defensive endoutside linebacker Aldon Smith to the 49ers?
Quarterback Alex Smith is not property of the 49ers, but he continues to be one of the hot, pre-draft topics. GM Trent Baalke expressed his comfort level with Smith on Wednesday.
A league source tells NFL Insider Matt Maiocco that Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert is scheduled to meet with the 49ers, a team in desperate need of a new signal caller.
A source has told CSN Bay Area that the 49ers will have their team doctors look at Alabama WR Julio Jones' surgically-repaired foot.
Strong-legged kicker Fabrizio Scaccia, who finished the season on the practice squad, signed a futures contract with the 49ers in January.
Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will spend most of Thursday at the 49ers' team offices, visiting with the defensive coaching staff, the source said. Dareus visited Wednesday with the Broncos.
Gary Plummer believes his direct talk about the 49ers got him into trouble with the organization. But he was not fired as the 49ers' radio analyst until the team learned of his candid and explicit interview about sex.
The 49ers have scheduled a meeting with Kendall Hunter, a dynamic runner who would give the 49ers an element the team has lacked for a long time.
The former cornerback said he understands why new coach Jim Harbaugh would want to fully evaluate Alex Smith. But he believes the team and QB should part.
Baylor nose tackle Phil Taylor on Thursday paid a pre-draft visit to the 49ers, a league source told CSN Bay Area.
Sure the 49ers are taking a hard look at QB's like Jake Locker and Andy Dalton, but the draft hopefuls have a few ideas about how they could help Jim Harbaugh's offense, too.
Joe Montana, Dwight Clark and 10 of their 49ers teammates crossed the picket line to play during the 1987 NFL players strike, a decision Clark now says gave him ulcers.
The 49ers were expecting one compensatory pick. They ended up with two, giving them a league-high 12 selections in the April 28-30 NFL draft.
49ers season-ticket holders have been made aware of the team's season-ticket refund policy -- in the event the lockout forces cancellation of games.
March 10, 2011MAIOCCO ARCHIVE49ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOMatt MaioccoCSNBayArea.comThe 49ers are one of 15 teams in the NFL that played a 3-4 base defense last season, so nose tackles are gaining more a