Player turnover is inevitable in the NFL. On Wednesday, the 49ers welcomed Glenn Dorsey to the organization while Alex Smith, Dashon Goldson and Isaac Sopoaga held their introductory press conferences with their new teams.
Following an eventful eight-year run that culminated with back-to-back playoff runs, Smith joined Kansas City coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey at the podium to greet the local press on Wednesday. Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle shared her impressions of Smith’s first appearance with his new organziation.
“Wednesday was the first day of Smith’s marriage to the Chiefs, following his quick divorce from the 49ers,” Killion said. “Both parties sounded infatuated with each other. Smith targeted the Chiefs as soon as he realized he wouldn’t be released, and hoped for a trade.”
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate updates you on the latest activity with the 49ers in free agency.
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Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discussed the relationship between Smith and Reid.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle examined the potential impact of Dorsey on the defensive line.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com analyzed how Dorsey could affect the versatility of the defense.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com passed along comments from Dorsey.
Barrows relayed Dorsey’s comments about his first experience with the 49ers and d-line coach Jim Tomsula.
Ray Ratto of CSNBayArea.com examined the possibility of Nnamdi Asomugha, Charles Woodson and Ed Reed joining the 49ers.
Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group looked ahead to the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry for 2013.
Branch reported Woodson held a lengthy visit with the 49ers on Wednesday.
Branch also shared comments from Goldson’s press conference in Tampa Bay.
Jordan Raanan of NJ.com passed along highlights from Sopoaga’s press conference in Philadelphia.
49ers.com’s coverage looked at Dorsey’s new deal with the team (story / photos / press release), West Virginia WR Tavon Austin, Daniel Kilgore’s role at the upcoming Food City 500, the top recent free agent additions and Delanie Walker’s departure.
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