In a stunning development, 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is strongly considering retirement at the age of 30, according to a report and league sources.
General manager Trent Baalke strongly denied a report late Sunday night that the 49ers are seeking to trade quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Free-agent wide receiver Torrey Smith disclosed Sunday that he will not re-sign with the Baltimore Ravens, and there are strong indications he will sign with the 49ers on Tuesday.
The 49ers are not expected to re-sign free-agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree, so they are reportedly turning their attention to Torrey Smith.
The 49ers gained a temporary salary cap savings of nearly $5 million with outside linebacker Aldon Smith’s new contract.