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49ers Sign LBs Applewhite and Grant

Posted by Scott Kegley on July 31, 2011 – 7:26 PM

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed LB Antwan Applewhite and LB Larry Grant, both to one-year deals.

Applewhite (6-3, 258) originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2008. He has played in 31 games (13 starts), recording 68 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed. In 2010, Applewhite played in 16 games (13 starts) and set career highs in tackles (48), sacks (3.0) and forced fumbles (two).

Applewhite, a 25-year old native of Los Angeles, CA, starred collegiately at San Diego State where he earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference as a junior.

Grant (6-1, 251) originally entered the league as a seventh round draft choice by the 49ers in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was signed to the 49ers practice squad following training camp. Grant was signed to the St. Louis Rams active roster on November 26, 2008, and was released by St. Louis on July 30, 2011. He has played in 34 games (eight starts) and has registered 48 tackles, 3.0 sacks and three forced fumbles in his three-year career.

Grant, a 26-year old native of Santa Rosa, CA, began his collegiate career at City College of San Francisco before transferring to Ohio State.


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84 Responses to “49ers Sign LBs Applewhite and Grant”

  1. By Eddie on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    pointless you could of done this any time sign some starters.49ers are so cheap.49ers run in my blood but this organization went down the hole

  2. By alfonso on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    please put a mic over the reporters when at the podium with the coaches. us fans would like to heare the questions asked.
    thanks!

  3. By jay on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    man i know right can we plz get some dbs and a wr

  4. By Ryan on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    How is it pointless? They are bringing in the building blocks to our team. Who cares if it was done two weeks ago, now or in the future. Can we please wait until at least the begining or half way through the season to make rash judgements about our team? There are plenty of great free agents still out there….PLENTY

  5. By 49erCrue on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    We need a owner who really has love for the game and very deep pockets, an owner who wants what the fans want ‘WIN!!!!!!

  6. By akuma on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    completely useless should go and sign mike sims walker or james jones hell you stilll got two pro-bowl recievr out there go get owens or moss and bring them to the team instead of these 3 year bust who couldnt even make the practice team n other teams everybody in our division is getting better and were the only idiot trying to make trash players ito winners when we do crap like this it makes me wanna switch teams and trun my seasontickets back in.at first i was upset about gore not sign but after looking at this off-season i dont blame him if he has do do everything he needs to get paid. and it should be pretty clear smiths a bust every player in the locker room hates smith they need to just let him go or trade him heel go get braylon edwards and cromartie there still out there and pay them we dont got nobody

  7. By akuma on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    ryan in case you havent been looking at the history of theteam and harbaugh so far we havent done nothing we released clements and spikes is gone and we got nobody this are not building block these are match sticks, one puff of wind and they fall theres a reason why they didint get picked up by anybody else its because they are garbage.

  8. By niner fan ? on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    I will tell you what . If they do not produce this year then it is all on management . This was the biggest free agency boom because of the new FA rules in about a decade. Look at the eagles . They cahsed in big time . I think that attitude is missing big time right now. Being afraid to miss on a big free agent leads to mediocrity. So what if Clements was a bust . Justin Smith was a gem and he is our defensive star. He is the driving force on this defense

  9. By Cornelius on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah seriously we have bigger needs we absolutely need to sign Antonio Cromartie and possibly try and get Braylon Edwards, yes I know Braylon struggled but i feel he can make a come back with our team. Plus with crabtree hurt we can’t afford to be cheap and sign another no name rookie that wasn’t drafted, oh and by the way give Frank Gore what he’s asking for playing without gore is season suicide.

  10. By dimndinthruf on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Listen, to everyone that is a skeptic…let’s calm down. I feel the same way– that 9er mgmt did nothing but, there are still players out there and we’re not done and we haven’t played a game yet so, wait til at least mid season to say we suck and have a bad mgmt staff. I believe in being optomistic. Yeah yeah we kinda stunk last season but, I think that instead of the fear the 9ers played with last season they will come out believing they can make a mistake and not get verbally beaten by our former coach. Don’t get me wrong, I Love coach Sing and when he figures it out, he’ll be a hell of a coach! But, for now let’s throw our support out there for our team (GO 9ERS!!!!!) and have faith in Trent and Jed to get things done to make us better. REMEMBER IF YOU JUMP SHIP YOU HAVE NO INTEGRITY. You may as well not even call yourself a niner fan!!! I will be a niner fan for life no matter if we go 1 and 15 this season. Well that’s all I have to say about that.

  11. By chris on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    the niners 4 going with young players for the future their not trying to get a bunch of old players that r only gana last a few years. their building for the future which is smart

  12. By chris on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    other then david akers but field goal kickers r better to get vets

  13. By ninerfanatic on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s see how it all pans out. It seems like they are playing the salary cap game. Does anyone know where they are with their salary cap. Do they even have the money to spend to get a big singing. They gotta do something about their secondary or there’s no way we can win against top rated offenses. What your predictions for the year. I say we go 8-8 this year and miss the playoffs. That’s only if Alex steps it up. Hopefully i’m wrong.

  14. By Las Vegas 49er's Fan on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Hey AKUMA…..

    How in the heck do you possibly know that all the players on the 49er’s roster HATES (strong word) Alex Smith ? Are you the fly on the wall that hears the on goings in The Santa Clara Headquarters? You would think that since most of the offense and some defensive personal that attended the Alex Smith workouts (Yes the Alex Smith workouts) liked Smith, and would follow their Leader into the hot sun to make their team a contender.The point is that the 49er’s lost as a team in 2010 and won as a team in 2010, the players know this (including coaches)….
    I do like your Idea of Mr. I stand on the Dallas Star Owens being signed for maybe a 2 year deal ,without all the distractions and maybe retire out as a San Francisco 49er.
    The season is still very young as far as free agents go,and there are lots of fish to catch before this is all is said and done. Have Faith and patients. Great things will happen for the guys in Scarlet and Gold…………….

  15. By shaun on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    boooo niners just tank the season and try and get luck thats the only way up

  16. By shaun on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    ive had sean tickets the past four years what a waste

  17. By Brody on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    The reason we aren’t getting any FA’s is because we suck.No way are we posed for playoffs & FA’s don’t want to go to a bottom feeder.

  18. By cbking on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    im sooooo tired of what ive seen so far!!! hearing baalke talk about being patient and lots of other teames doing the same thing and being successful?! wtf? yea the teams that have ZERO HOLES TO FILL!!!!! HELLO? WE HAVE ALOT TO FILL!!! WHAT ARE U DOING TO THIS FRANCHISE AND US FANS???

  19. By Jose on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    The niners need to go after a reciever like B. Edwards or M. Floyd and then sign a cornerback like Cromartie or C. Rogers.If the niners have a bad year I will blame it on the front office for being cheap!!

  20. By Reggie on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    IM SO TIRED OF LOOKING AT THR NFL CHANNEL AND THE 9ERS AREN’T ANYWHERE TO BE FOUND. CAN WE SIGN CB CROMARTIE AND WR MASON SINCE WE BLEW THE CHANCE OF GETTING BURRESS. I HOPE WERE NOT THROWING ARE SEASON IN ORDER TO TRY AND GET LUCK NEXT YEAR.

  21. By Rico on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    For reals, every other team in the division looks smarter, except for maybe Seattle bringing in T. Jackson and M. Leinart but even they got some big names free agents. To be honest I don’t feel its on the coaches watch Vic Fangio Press interview on here, you can tell he wanted some top-flight free agents. What a waste of cap so far…

  22. By Bryan on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Common all you 9er faithfulls, its been tough the last 9 years and how ,many coaching staffs have we been through? Give em a break and wait till season is on before crying about the free agency! There is obviously a reason nothing has happened yet, another new coaching staff, hopefully a real one now, let them do there job. 49er faithfulls right?, Go 9ers!!!!!!

  23. By Roy Valdez on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Floyd, Moss, Edwards at WR and Cromatie and Rogers as DB’s!!! Thats my wish list for this season!!!!!!!

  24. By Jay on Jul 31, 2011 | Reply

    Sign Goldson! he was decent, please I wanna hear we signed a Cb, hopefully cromartie or Carlos Rogers n that guy from Kc, Carr?

  25. By and thats a wrap on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    I cant believe it ..i can not believe what this organization is doing how do you not get any freeagents at least if you are going to throw the season away let us know so we dont buy tickets and watch a bunch of undrafted who evers run around and get smoked …hello front office we have no corner back or real safety ,…gore is not reporting and oh yeah Alex Smith really…i cant wait for his book to come out …..THE FLEECEING OF THE YORKS…IF YOU CANT THROW AT LEAST KNOW HOW TO SLING THE BULL. It will be a great book it will go straight to KINDLE FOR A $5 dollar donation to the retired has beens who never did anything organization wich only has 1 memeber

  26. By DJ on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Please go and get Brent Grimes. Guy is a beast and he’s the best corner still on the market. Please Harbaugh. Our db’s really need help.

  27. By Shayne on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    wow… our biggest free agent splash was a fricken kicker… how do you get rid of a bunch of starters and sign practice squad players to fill up the holes… We need to start eating at Red Lobster not Del Taco.. stop being so Cheap!!! and by the way we have TONNNNS of Cap Space… tons.

  28. By DJ on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Even Chris Houston would be a nice addition to our backfield…Oh yeah he’s a free agent too.

  29. By pboywill415 on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    SO BAALKE?? what are you gonna say when we get dogged out every game by the opposing receivers???to be patient? we can’t cover 3rd string receivers at this point… spencer is not the answer, and he’s our best cb?? wtf… you need to stop being stubborn and the hell up… OUR WEAKNESS JUST GOT WEAKER…

  30. By burnalot on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    GO get DB and WR and re sing manny lawson and goldson then we would be good 4 now

  31. By KB on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    I am 49er by heart since the age of 6. I do not like the way things look today but maybe they are building on some things for next season. Lets just sit back and wait and see. A lot of things are entact, we have lost players but it is not like we lost a lot of key players. Sometimes, younger players can step right end and perfor. Singletary was good but he was confused at times on what to do, in certain situations. Our offense was strong but he wanted to beat up Gore but he had many weapons to throw too. Jim is bringing a more complete offense to use everyone and spread the field open. The D-Coordinator seems to bring a different approact, not really better, to the 3-4 defense. Our secondary looked bad, but they were not, when you rely on rushing the QB and they are not doing there job consistently, it makes the DB’s and Safety’s look horrible. Anyway, lets sit back and watch.

  32. By KDB on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    It’s great to clean house and to put together albeit methodically (Slow to some)a team with their type of players in mind that fit. We also don’t know about all of the bad personalities like an owens that hurt this team, there were some that’s for sure.

    It’s great–just know that if we win big this yr then great but this is a process to raise this Phoenix and many seem to not understand that. look I want to win as much as anyone but I also understand the process, because that’s what it is, a process. You don’t win just throwing dukie against a wall.

    Sit back, relax and listen for a while..

  33. By Eddie on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    The thing I really dont understand is we do have a good team around us and the few cracks in our team the front office is to cheat to fill them with good vets.Our cap space is around the 90 million range so we have plenty of space.But it has went down some because of the players we have lost.Clements,Lawson,Franklin who hopefully we sign.We all have seen what Alex can do that is fair enough to say.Right????? Must QB’s dont even get as long as what has had.Orton is still out there and hes not the best but he is better then Smith why not upgrade.WR’s our number 1 WR has had foot problems since we drafted him.Maybe that should be on our top of the list thing to do.Because we all know if you start Alex he needs WR that will go get the ball and help him out.Our Wr’s are ok but be bold take a chance.Loseing is starting to get old we are the damn 49ers 5 time super bowl champs and we sucked for years now come on get it together.

  34. By Eddie on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    we have about 30 million of cap space left

  35. By Ex-Football Fan on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Baalke says to be patient. I’ve been patient with this team for about 10 years now. I wish the Yorks would sell this team to someone, ANYONE who is really interested in football and the fans. Until then, it’s going to be the same old song and dance, so I’ll just “be patient” I guess!!! One thing is for sure, I’ve enjoyed college football a lot more in the past few years.

  36. By Chris on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Hey front office do something please. Go get WR Malcom Floyd, a CB like P. Buchanon or Carlos Rogers or Donte Witner. Also what about a center or guard and resign D.Goldson and A. Franklin …. Do something before everyone is gone and they sign with the another west team….

  37. By Arthur Thomas on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    ITS ALL ABOUT OUR DIVISION EVERY TEAM IN OUR DIVISION HAS GOTTEN BETTER EXCEPT US!

  38. By Mark on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Why are we not signing Randy Moss, Tj Housh., or even T.O. or Steve Smith? Sign two of them, resign Westbrook!! Ike Taylor, Brent Grimes??? hello? Baalke come on man!! make it happen

  39. By Donny on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Please can we get a DB. All I ask is for us to sign a good DB. We have not signed anyone. We are the worst team in the worst division.

  40. By KDB on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Being that our cap space is $20 million we really can’t do the caddy deal and don’t need nor want to yet. I think all of these players need evaluations then the coaches in this rushed environment will make good decisions. But to get all worried at this juncture shows that we can’t even let a plan unfold, and that’s lame.

    Let it play out. we are all frustrated, excited, but know very little about the game when it comes to evaluating talent, etc., they do this for a living and I have ALL the confidence in Harbaugh and Baalke for sure.

    We’ll win but it will take some time.

    I would like to see us get a good DB to go with Spencer.

  41. By True to the game on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Well they only sign players we don’t know and not getting any corners after letting N.C. go. Keeping Alex Smith who makes to many mistakes without getting a QB to setup if falls apart again. They seem to think it was not Alex Smith why they lost they seem to blame OL. Why get a kicker that missed to many field goals last year. He seems to not be the same. We do need the old owner back Ed D

  42. By DJ on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    GO GET BRENT GRIMES!!!

  43. By manny49mms on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    We been rebuilding for years. Time is now!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fill in the needs before everyone is gone and you have nothing. Playing the waiting game!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Players you wanted are gone. Plus players you counted on resigning for cheap are with other teams. You can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All you’ll get is bottom feeders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make a push now.. I hate Crabby Patty!!!!!!!!! hasn’t shown us anything or did anything special!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wanted more $$$$$$$$ For what??? What we get in return!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t even stay in shape!!!!!!!! Someone tell him to get a hold of Jerry Rice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He’ll show him how to stay in shape and work hard.. But I guess its all about the $$$$$$$$……………. That owners don’t seem to have……

  44. By Hermie on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t get it…We needed a top-flight defensive back and they are gone…Cromartie resigning with the Jets. Another thing I don’t get is paying Alex 5 mil. and they are not willing to give Frank an extension (he has been behind the same offensive line as Alex and is Pro Bowler), so he will make 2 mil. less than Alex…I don’t get it!!

    We have signed a lot of Rookies and Cast-offs, which is fine for the future, but I was kind of hoping to at least reach the playoffs. I am certaqinly worried about obtaining that goal this year!

    Hate the Eagles, but respect what they have done the past few days!!

  45. By mind body spirit on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    I hope we can get a top flite receiver and maybe Rogers as CB. Before all the leftovers are gone, and we’re still hungry.

  46. By Rico on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    So I think our chances of landing Andrew Luck are quite high now :)

    Anywoooo….I’m quite excited to see Aldon Smith making sacks, seeing if kaepernick can take the reigns, and Kendall Hunter developing (I loved this pick he was such a steall)

    How about we move Patrick Willis to free Safety? could you imagine the damage he would do haha

    Won’t be the best year, but I’m still a niners faithful!!!

  47. By CJ on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Can we please stop being so cheap and sign carlos rogers and another corner. Im a 9er fan for life but the frugalness in which ownership chooses to operate is pathetic. Heres the plan, sign back abrayu franklin, sign carlos rogers and another corner, bring one more linebacker into the fold and we should be solid. Remember ownership, spend money to make money. If ownership doesnt spend, seats will be empty. ticket sales are based on optimism not how much money you are under the cap!!!!!!!!!. ownership doesnt have to do like the eagles did but man, at least keep up with division. looks like another 4-12 season. Go LSU!

  48. By 9er fan on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    well our team just went to the Andrew Luck sweepstakes by getting rid of the good and getting WORSE…Trent you are start to look like the worse guy to run this team and in need to get fired already and bring in a REAL GM that knows HOW to SIGN players to a team and WIN…this team has always been my team and i really am waitting for it to start WINNING again BUT with the GM and front office people we have it looks as if we are in for a nother LOOOOOOOOOONG season..

  49. By KDB on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    I could see us doing a deal with the eagles for Asante Sammuels maybe. It will play out but patience whether you like it or not is correct.

    I too like Kendall Hunter, great pick up.

    Also-Frank is back whether they extend him now or later that’s part of the new CBA, this is why there are 2 sides to the CBA so one player can’t hose a company although I love F. Gore.

  50. By KDB on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t know if anyone just heard Harbaughs ESPN interview but I JUST LOVE THE WAY HE DEFENDED ALEX SMITH AND HE’S TOTALLY RIGHT.

    Harbaugh is the MAN and he has a pair and so does Alex.

    RIGHT ON!

  51. By johnnywar on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    CAN WE ALL AGREE THAT PATRICK WILLIS IS THE LEADER OF THIS TEAM?ASK HIM WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT THE LACK OF TALENT ON THIS TEAM WHEN HE GETS A CHANCE HE IS GONE

  52. By johnnywar on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    THIS IS SAD IM GLAD I DONT HAVE SEASON TIX ID BE PISSED

  53. By Salvador Martinez on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Look guys, I know were all freaking out about the decisions being made but I’m sure Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers know what there doing. If you look at our roster we have the talent. We lost some good players but we have enough players that will step up. This is the NFL there are reasons why we have the players we do. Gore just agreed to come back, Willis is a leader and will make these young guys play there hardest, and Alex Smith has a lot of talent. He made some good throws stop being haters and have faith support you team. Smith deserves another chance, he has a hell of a heart and too much talent to just throw out. Last season wasn’t smiths fault we had horrible coaching choices. Lets get it done this season, play hard and don’t lose faith Smith we need you buddy. Show us what you got

  54. By Stilla9er fan on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    I really miss Eddie, That was an owner that wanted to win

  55. By Adan on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    It is very frustrating as a fan to first have to go through 100 plus days of lock outs. And then to have to listen and watch as your team (49ers) goes out and re-signs a Qb that had his chances and didnt succeed, then turn around and sign a kicker? Really?? Let one of the emotionally leaders (SPikes)sign with another team. Meanwhile there is an abundance of skilled players still on market (Rogers, Kruetz, Tatupu,Leber) that may not be the marquee names but guys that know how to be 1. leaders 2.good teamamtes 3. winners. Mr Baallke just give us fans an explanation to what your intentions are, that way the fans can make a decison whether to spend there hardworking cash on an organization that is being “patient”. Big D

  56. By KDB on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Give it some time and then let me know how you like your CROW cooked!

  57. By Josef on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    With all of the good players still out there… why do we re-sign Wragge? Did they miss that Jacob Bell, Shaun O’Hara, and other good offensive linemen are out there? There has to come a time where a team that is a legitimate contender makes a couple moves to put them over the top! Come on….

  58. By Tommy Boy on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    I hope that niners management are reading these comments. Building for the future??? We haven’t had a winning season since 2002. I was 9 years old. Those memories are fading, Jed! I want a winning season. Management aren’t making smart decisions. The 49ers need a veteran quarterback that can lead and throw the football, but more importantly shape Colin Kaepernick into a pro quarterback. Thats how you build for the future. Not just pick up rookies and throwing them into the fire. Look at Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. (I realize thats your plan with Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick, but lets be real…Alex Smith is not good and won’t help Kap one bit) Aaron Rodgers sat on the bench and learned from Brett Favre for quite a few years. Now he has a super bowl ring.
    On another note, who is eating away at the salary cap so much that we can’t get Nnamdi? (Gore, Willis, Davis…Thats about it) You release Clements, effectively clearing some salary cap room, which I saw as a respectable move. But then you don’t sign a CB in free agency. BTW free agency is low hanging fruit. Get the low hanging fruit. Not only are they low hanging, they’re ripe and they know the game. If the Eagles can afford their ‘dream team’ we should be able to afford our teams all-stars (Gore,Willis,Davis,Crabtree) PLUS an all-star cornerback. In a way, by signing the cheap players that don’t start, it’s more expensive than signing good players that do start even if they eat away at some cap room.This rambling comment ends here…

  59. By willie beamon on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    All the great talent out there and we draft a kicker. Makes absolutely no sense to me. I mean all of the holes we have in our team and we fill in only a kicker?? u gotta be kidding me! We cut 12 ppl and signed 1..I’d honestly be surpised if we win 5 games this season. All other teams in our division made BIG Moves, and we’re sitting back like we were super bowl champs last year. It blows my mind, but when we dont make the play offs in jan, we’ll know why!

  60. By NinerLuvrinColorado on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Applewhite and Grant….wtf…. are you kiddin’ me….this signing period just gets more comical as the days go by! Why did we let Takeo go if this is what we are going to?? Meanwhile, our Secondary still will be one of the bottom 3 in the league…not to mention Cal probably has a better receiving core than we do. Waited all summer to try and see the start of something positive……and this side of the Harbaugh signing…..that was it….we got Harbaugh….and thats about it. How in the world can we expect him to do anything wit this mess? Now I know how the Raider fans feel…I am getting a real dose of it. Ughhhh

  61. By ninernando on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    I would really like to hear that the niners traded alex smith for peyton manning, but since there are no miracles, let’s just hope that these guys don’t tank it! i bought season tickets again hoping fr a better season, but i think mediocrity is being happy to just be in the leage, which is were i think the yorks are at this point. i am getting tired of throwing down 2grand a year for some expensive tickets to watch mediocrity

  62. By KDB on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    You know what’s funny. Franklin and Goldston can’t find big money anywhere so that says that the niners ain’t dumb which we knew when they hired Jim H.

    All is going fine, wait and see try and take a breath, relax it will work out just perhaps not on our time table of instant.

    The GMen did it last yr with miss fits so RELAXXXXX.

  63. By Hermie on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    We will know 6 games into the season if management knew what they were doing by re-signing Smith. KDB…you may be the one eating crow…I would love nothing better if we are the ones eating crow, but…There is a reason Alex was only signed to a 1yr. contract…CK is Harbaughs guy, I don’t believe they think they have a shot at Luck (and I don’t either) and believe CK can be the guy. All I have heard is positive about him and I think he will be starting before seasons end! I will continue to bleed red and gold whether I want to or not…it has been inside me for over 40yrs!!

  64. By Hermie on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    I definitely will try and catch the ESPN interview…I just hope Alex doesn’t kill this coach too!

  65. By Martin on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Asante Samuel

  66. By Martin on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Asante Samuel please

  67. By Martin on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Asante Samuel pretty please

  68. By Martin on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Asante Samuel for the love of god man. Lets get somebody in here before there is nothing left.

    49ers free agency reminds me of the slowskis on that comcast commercial.

    I think Balke hung with Jimmy Raye to much. How do other teams do such a great job in acquiring talent to help the team.

    I guess the master plan is at work lol

  69. By KDB on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Hermie,

    You nknow if I need to eat crow I will, but I just got to believe in Harbaugh. He’s right about Alex and as you know, I feel the same. The kids good but man he has been dealt a BAD HAND until now and I really believe that and don’t care what some say. And no, Luck ain’t coming here that’s for sure. I had heard a few ignoramaces on KNBR that called in ans say that we just need to tank the season to get him, I mean seriously who they kidding.

    In any event, glad there’s football and yes CK is a good one from Nevada and we need to sit back and let Harbaugh spin his web for a minimum of 2-3 years. So we can sustain winning, its a project.

  70. By Jim T on Aug 1, 2011 | Reply

    ESPN.com has named the Freee Agent Winners and Losers so far for 2011. As most of you already know we are “not” on the winners side of those lists. But, what’s worse then not being on the winners list, is the 49ers are listed as the #1 Loser.

    Do we have a GM or VP of Player Personnel? You can’t tell me that we are so over stacked with tallent at every position we don’t need some All Pros here or there.

  71. By 16to80 on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    Jed York,

    The memories of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice are fading fast…. you have bank rolled our loyalty and love for the 49ers great past long enough… you continue to make no legitimate effort to compete in this league…. We the fans are sick of it!!…. One day you will have no fan base left, we will all be too old to remember the glory days.. soon your honey pot ” 49er Faithful” will have no choice but to stop supporting our beloved team. Your lack of action in this free agent market has sickened this long time fan to the point of disgust! You fill your pockets with our money and never cared about the history the tradition, the Greatness of the 49ers…. Do the right thing and sell the team back to your Uncle… Eddie D.

    Sincerely, 49er fan since 1984

  72. By 16to80 on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    Who ever hired Baalke needs to be shown the door……and hopefully that door will lead straight off a cliff.

  73. By 16to80 on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    Good Lord Baalke!! … make the deal for Orton and Samules … Sign WR’s Edwards, Steve Smith and Malcom Floyd…. you already let Cromartie get away….what was the point of cutting Nate Celments if you weren’t gonna sign Aasumugha or Cromartie …. but NO!!… you sign two guys that couldn’t make Detroits practice squad and were suppose to be Overjoyed!!

  74. By Karl B on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    Can we PLEASE get some toughness in the office? Where is the “go get ‘em” attitude. I live in South Jersey, “Eagle Nation.” I have to deal with hearing what Philly did every day. Teams in our own divsion are bulking up with talent!! Seattle got Sidney Rice. A receiver!! Something we need!! Lets get it together Niner office!!!

  75. By Amboyer on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    The release of clements i loved. To many times seeing this over paid bum getting burned for tds. I would like to see the resigning of Franklin thought as he is a good nose man to plug the middle. Goldson is soso at best so i will not miss him. The need for corner is a tough one cause we dont know how the young players will be. I would love brent grimes but he is an RFA. Alex Smith will be better but iI dont expect him to be back after this season and I want to see CK play with his duel threat to run or throw. I belive this team will be leaps and bounds better on offense this season with a knowledgeable HC. The defense will improve if it is used the right way, the dbs couldn’t get any worse and by god blitz willis more, every time he does he blows people up

  76. By David on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    Wow I know niners said they would be quiet during free agency but never expected this.We lose 3 of our own guys per free agent pick up.And the 3rd coach to not bring in a decent QB to challenge Alex Smith , any fan feel confident in a winning season? Well if you do I have land to sell you in Cuba!

  77. By CJ on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    well! still no free agent news or at least news of us picking up a notible one. Please front office, if you plan on throwing the season or not trying to play for contention, let me know now so I dont have to sit through the turmoil of watching attrocity at its best on Sundays. I’d almost rather be watching a movie on the lifetime network. How sad is that!

  78. By kurt on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    well at least we sighned someone. starting to wonder if we can even fill a roster with all the players we lost should have resighned manny. he only got a one year deal with cincy. hope we get malcom floyd. this last two weeks have made me mad with losing alot and nothing in return

  79. By Dee on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah! it’s look like they trying to get Luck in the next year draft!

  80. By KIMBLE/SLICE on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    My thoughts exactly get it together york family

  81. By BAXTER on Aug 2, 2011 | Reply

    Real simple get a good DB and good WR then we will be fine

  82. By eeribs on Aug 3, 2011 | Reply

    It’s not where you start. It’s where u Finish.All corners are better with a great rush.I suspect the 49ers to do just that.Thats what makes the Eagles good at it…They still can’t stop the RUN…Vic will probably get hurt during the year & then Young will be tested again. Dream Team Indeed??

  83. By Jeff Watson on Aug 4, 2011 | Reply

    These guys are two solid pick-ups…Larry Grant started for the Rams and recorded numerous sacks and tackles…Applewhite started for the Chargers and also recorded solid numbers…Everyone is so quick to shoot down these types of moves but these are moves that add depth to our LB core…I like the moves we’ve made so far…I would love to see WR Braylon Edwards be brought in for a 1-year deal to give us an outside playmaker

  84. By emil cornish on Aug 5, 2011 | Reply

    MAYS probally would do better at OLB than grant and applewhite!

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