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49ers land defensive lineman Dockett

03/05/2015 06:52 PM PST
Former Arizona Cardinals star Darnell Dockett landed a two-year $7.5 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers that includes $5 million this year and $2 million guaranteed, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
 
Raiders to court Suh; Jones-Drew retires
03/05/2015 10:28 PM PST - The Oakland Raiders are 'planning' a visit next week with free agent Ndamukong Suh, an All-Pro defensive lineman, the NFL Network reported; meanwhile, running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced on Twitter that he is retiring from football.
 

Watch trailer for Marshawn Lynch's movie
02/25/2015 05:59 AM PST - Marshawn Lynch is telling the world what he wants them to know about him. 

NFL scouting combine: Clemson linebacker puts on a show
02/22/2015 10:30 PM PST - Clemson Tigers' Vic Beasley posts fastest 40-yard dash time of the day at 4.53 seconds and shares the title of most bench press repetitions at 225 pounds with 35.
 

San Francisco 49ers: Top wide receiver targets in NFL draft
02/21/2015 01:09 PM PST - Who 49ers might target with No. 15 pick and beyond at wide receiver. 

Oakland Raiders: Top wide receiver targets in NFL draft
02/21/2015 11:21 AM PST - Who the Raiders might grab at No. 4 or later. 

It's better to receive: Raiders, 49ers will have great WR choices
02/22/2015 09:23 AM PST - NFL combine: Raiders, 49ers both in need of wideouts; this class could be as solid as last year's 

Purdy: Raiders on the move? Don't bet on it
02/21/2015 06:54 AM PST - Oakland Raiders fans should calm down -- it doesn't appear the team will be moving to Carson anytime soon, if at all.
 

NFL scouting combine: Winston out to prove doubters wrong
02/20/2015 09:20 PM PST - Jameis Winston shrugs off arm concerns, campaigns to be top pick in NFL draft. 

Pete Carroll: Harbaugh going to 'kick butt at Michigan'
02/20/2015 12:53 PM PST - Seattle Seahawks coach has more glowing words for former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh 

Cal, San Jose State snubbed by NFL combine
02/19/2015 10:06 PM PST - Stanford sending six players to Indianapolis, but linebackers A.J. Tarpley and James Vaughters also were snubbed. 

NFL Combine notebook: Iowa's Brandon Scherff did it all in high school, including playing quarterback
02/19/2015 10:11 PM PST - A potential top-five selection as a left tackle, the versatile athlete had to finally give up tennis and track 'and just played four sports' 

49ers' Tomsula says suggestions he undermined Harbaugh are 'ridiculous'
02/19/2015 10:12 PM PST - New San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula says he's unaware of any problems with his relationship with Jim Harbaugh 

49ers' Tomsula makes good second impression
02/19/2015 10:12 PM PST - New San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula sails through his media session at the NFL combine.
 

49ers' Baalke deflects Harbaugh comments
02/18/2015 09:37 PM PST - 49ers general manager Trent Baalke deflects questions regarding former coach Jim Harbaugh's assertion last week that he was forced out of the organization. 

Raiders may need to fill hole in offensive line
02/19/2015 09:42 AM PST - Oakland Raiders may seek offensive linemen in NFL draft and free agency 

Raiders plan to move Howard back to right tackle
02/18/2015 01:08 PM PST - Austin Howard had played right guard for Oakland Raiders. Del Rio will move him back. 

49ers' GM praises Kaepernick's offseason ambition
02/18/2015 04:43 PM PST - Trent Baalke says Colin Kaepernick was wise to seek counsel of Kurt Warner. 

49ers want to keep Gore, Baalke says
02/18/2015 04:34 PM PST - Frank Gore isn't as sure whether 49ers still want him; Trent Baalke says they do. 

49ers' Baalke: 'Jim's moved on; we've moved on'
02/18/2015 04:27 PM PST - Trent Baalke on Jim Harbaugh at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. 

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Predicting which 49ers free agents stay or go

NFL teams can begin contacting free agents at 9 tonight, although contracts can't be finalized until as early as 1 p. 
Newest 49er Dockett a true Twitter character
Darnell Dockett climbs straight to top of 49ers' social media depth chart 

Report: Aldon Smith restructures contract that still runs only through 2015
For Aldon Smith, this really is a contract year. Instead of having his $9.754 million salary guaranteed next week, Smith has restructured it with the 49ers in an interesting way. 

49ers land defensive lineman Dockett
Former Arizona Cardinals star Darnell Dockett landed a two-year $7.5 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers that includes $5 million this year and $2 million guaranteed, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
 

Darnell Dockett: When players got word I was coming on a visit, I got text and calls from their big-name guys
Darnell Dockett claims the 49ers hit the lottery Thursday by adding his veteran presence and passion to their defensive line. 

WR Jerome Simpson signs 2-year deal; 49ers confirm Darnell Dockett deal
The 49ers have signed a two-year contract with wide receiver Jerome Simpson, whose career has been hindered by drug- and alcohol-related arrests. 

Warriors Bogut says Australian Hayne s arrival on 49ers might make me watch football games
Warriors center Andrew Bogut called his fellow Australian Jarryd Hayne a "wrecking ball" that he's excited to watch audition for the 49ers. 

Report: Ray McDonald's agent says no charges to be filed in latest case
Ray McDonald will not be charged by Santa Clara County prosecutors regarding a sexual-assault allegation that led to his release from the 49ers in December, according to a letter his agent reportedly has issued to all NFL teams. 

49ers sign former Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett
Darnell Dockett is joining a 49ers defensive line that could especially need his veteran presence if Justin Smith retires. 

DL Darnell Dockett signs two-year deal with 49ers
Darnell Dockett is joining a 49ers defensive line that could especially need his veteran presence if Justin Smith retires. 

Are 49ers trying to get rid of Jim Harbaugh reminders?
The 49ers' removal of a Jim Harbaugh exhibit from their museum has raised some eyebrows this week 

Jim Harbaugh to the rescue after accident in Ann Arbor
Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was credited Tuesday by authorities in Michigan with providing help at the scene of a car accident in which a Jeep Cherokee flipped multiple times in snowy conditions 

Ted 2? 49ers reportedly considering return of Ginn
Ted Ginn Jr. ushered in the Jim Harbaugh era by scoring two touchdowns on returns in the 2011 season opener. 

Bubba Ventrone leaves to become Patriots special teams assistant
Bubba Ventrone, a special teams catalyst the past two seasons, is retiring to become a special team assistant with the reigning champion New England Patriots. 

Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne chooses to launch NFL career with 49ers
Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne has chosen the 49ers for his attempt at a NFL career, likely as a return specialist and running back. 

Former Cardinals DL Darnell Dockett to visit 49ers
Darnell Dockett, a staple of the Arizona Cardinals defensive line the past decade, reportedly will make a free-agent visit to the 49ers on Monday night. 

Stevie Johnson s release would create cap space and greater need for WR replacements
Wide receiver will become a position of even greater need if the 49ers release Stevie Johnson, as expected, to save over $6 million in salary cap room. 

Ricky Jean Francois bypasses 49ers, reunites with Scot McCloughan in Washington
Ricky Jean Francois will not be returning to the 49ers, his original team from 2009-12. Jean Francois, a versatile defensive lineman, agreed to a three-year contract Thursday with Washington that includes $4 million guaranteed and up to $11. 

Stephen Curry, Colin Kaepernick among celebs pushing fruits, veggies
A campaign being launched Thursday plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and NBA star Stephen Curry to shill for fruits and vegetables.  

Joe and Jennifer Montana sign up with KPIX 5 for Super Bowl coverage
Former quarterback and his wife will contribute to programming leading up to big game 

Ricky Jean Francois visiting 49ers after two years abroad with Colts
Defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois, the last man to start in place of Justin Smith, reportedly will visit the 49ers this week as he wades into free agency. 

Overwhelmed by Sharks fans at Levi's Stadium, VTA vows upgrades for Super Bowl, WrestleMania
The Sharks' outdoor matchup with the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night was the first time the 49ers new Santa Clara home had featured expanded seating, and about 16,000 attendees took light rail -- twice the normal Levi's Stadium transit total for Niners games. 

Photos: San Francisco 49ers star tight end Vernon Davis selling San Jose home
49ers star Vernon Davis is selling his San Jose home for $2,449,888. 

Simulcam: Watch Marcus Mariota vs. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in 40-yard dash
See how University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota matches up against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the 40-yard dash. 

San Francisco 49ers: Top wide receiver targets in NFL draft
Who 49ers might target with No. 15 pick and beyond at wide receiver. 

It's better to receive: Raiders, 49ers will have great WR choices
NFL combine: Raiders, 49ers both in need of wideouts; this class could be as solid as last year's 

NFL scouting combine: Winston out to prove doubters wrong
Jameis Winston shrugs off arm concerns, campaigns to be top pick in NFL draft. 

Pete Carroll: Harbaugh going to 'kick butt at Michigan'
Seattle Seahawks coach has more glowing words for former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh 

Hockey at Levi's stadium: Raven videobombs camera stream
However you feel about outdoor hockey in the Bay Area, the vision of a raven cannot be a good sign.  

Bay Area players heading to NFL combine
Stanford's Andrus Peat and Oakland's Marcus Peters are the highest-ranked of nine players with Bay Area ties who will attend the NFL scouting combine, which heats up Friday.
 

 
 
 
 
 
(John Green/Bay Area News Group)
Dad bloggers rewrite rules of fatherhood

Men blogging about newborn care, toddler tantrums and playground politics have become a force in changing the national conversation about what it means to be a man and a father in contemporary society.  
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Harrison Ford undergoes surgery after plane crash

The “Star Wars” actor broke his arm and pelvis Thursday when he crash-landed his small plane on a golf course near the Santa Monica Airport.