49ers looking to extend Michael Wilhoite
After the unexpected retirements of two linebackers, the
Wilhoite is an exclusive rights free agent, but GM Trent Baalke told the media he hopes to negotiate a long-term deal.
"We’re working on something with him as we speak … He’s kind of in a unique situation. He was kind of caught in a numbers deal," Baalke said, per SFGate.com.
DeMeco Ryans likes improved Eagles' defense
"We got better on the outside, which we struggled at last year,” Ryans said, per ESPN. “We had a lot of struggles there on the outside at the corner position, so I feel we've upgraded there with (Byron)
Kubiak: Time for Broncos' backup Brock Osweiler to step up
"I think it's time for Brock to take a big step as a player," Kubiak said, per NFL.com. "A lot of times in this league, the young quarterbacks don't get the opportunity to be behind a player of Peyton's status and learn before they get the opportunity in this league ... I think Brock needs to take advantage of this. But he's going to be very competitive. I'm very impressed with his skills. I'm very impressed with how hard he works in the classroom. I know he's got all of the ability."
Kubiak: Broncos will run no-huddle with Peyton Manning
Gary Kubiak said he plans to take advantage of future Hall of Fame quarterback
We'll definitely be running the hurry-up offense," Kubiak said per NFL.com. "Peyton's been the best at the business at it for many years, so that's a strength that we'll stay with."
That doesn't mean everything will be the same for Manning. Kubiak said he planned on having Manning under center more than in recent seasons.
Steelers claim LS Brandon Hartson off waivers
Hartson was waived by the Chiefs on Thursday.
S Chris Banjo signs EFA tender with Packers
The tender is good for one year and is worth $585,000 for the 2015 season.
Trent Baalke praises 49ers LB Aldon Smith's offseason work ethic
After serving a nine-game suspension a year ago for violating the NFL's personal-conduct and substance-abuse policy, Smith returned and only tallied two sacks.
The time off followed by sub-par performances has ignited Smith on the practice field thus far, according to general manager Trent Baalke.
"He’s probably in as good a shape as he’s been in a long time," Baalke said, via the San Jose Mercury News. "He’s starting to develop into a leader out there, which is good to see and been a pleasure to watch."
Baalke knows that Smith has an uphill climb in repairing his image. But while Smith attempts to do so, Baalke wanted the San Francisco media to know that Smith is doing what he can to improve ont he playing field.
“He’s got a great look in his eye,” Baalke said. “He’s doing well. I look forward to having you guys visit with him.”
WR Greg Jennings still available on free-agent market
The free-agent receiver recently visited the
Jennings caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. Assuming he does find a team for 2015, Jennings will enter his 10th NFL season.
Ravens' Supernaw, Trawick, Melvin, Jensen sign EFA tenders
Supernaw was mostly a reserve in 2014 and had two catches for 27 yards. Trawick is a backup safety that plays on special teams coverage units. Melvin was signed off of the Dolphins' practice squad after injuries decimated the cornerbacks. Jensen was a 2013 draft pick that ended up spending the majority of 2014 on the practice squad.
49ers RB Carlos Hyde down to 220 pounds
Hyde was listed at 235 pounds during the 2014 season, which would mean Hyde has lost somewhere int he area of 15 pounds. Baalke said that Hyde hasn't been in the 220 range since his early days in college at Ohio State and that he's looking "extremely good."
Hyde will compete with Reggie Bush for starting tailback duties this preseason, though both should contribute quite a bit in the 49ers' backfield. Bush, 30, was signed by the 49ers after the Lions released him this offseason.
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