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49ers Signed LS Ryan Pontbriand, Browns former LS(Under Seely)

We must be the first team to ever have 2 multi-pro bowl LS.

Seriously though, harbaugh just said he wants competition at every position, and one of the nfl's most elite LS was available (Seelys guy from CLE), so we brought him in. Jennings isn't getting any younger either.
Jennings just started a family last off season and I'm thinking it's possible that he told the team he's hanging it up.
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Jennings just started a family last off season and I'm thinking it's possible that he told the team he's hanging it up.

Seems like the most likely choice, BJ is flawless.
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Jennings just started a family last off season and I'm thinking it's possible that he told the team he's hanging it up.
Thats the only thing I can think of. Maybe his age plays a part in it as well. But we added Kyle Nelson . I guess this coaching staff really values competition, at all positions.
Baalke is way in over his head :(


:p
maybe he is cheaper than jennings so we can save cap room.
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Originally posted by AB83Rules:
http://www.fantasysp.com/player/nfl/Ryan_Pontbriand/2084616/49ers-agreed-to-terms-with-ls-ryan-pontbriand-formerly-of-the

Not sure what to think about this one, but he was a pro bowler in 07 and 08.

What a splash in the offseason, long snapper, like we need another one. My guess he wanted to rejoin his coach and came on the cheap. Otherwise I'm not sure why we just signed him, but I'm sure they know what they are doing.
[ Edited by Fal_Mc11 on Feb 22, 2012 at 8:32 AM ]
cleveland lost this year to the rams on a horrible snap on a fg attempt
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Originally posted by Fal_Mc11:
What a slash in the offseason, long snapper, like we need another one. My guess he wanted to rejoin his coach and came on the cheap. Otherwise I'm not sure why we just signed him.
There is always a reason and as we found out with last years off season and the results, the reasoning by this front office and coaching staff is sound , relax. Unlike previous regimes i do not worry and fret about decisions which are made in the off season, the coaches and front office have my full confidence
1yr/$826K deal. May have a $50K bonus, but not sure yet.
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
he might be a back up center. If this is true, a very good signing imo.Another likely 1-year league minimum deals that may work out, See Costanzo, played under Seely in Cleveland. And yeah he was a center at Rice. So I can see him being a backup C and LS.

Pontbriand is not a backup center. He has no position other than long snapper. He's about 255 lbs. He wasnt even considered for the job of Center the year the Browns lost LeCharles Bentley, his backup Bob Hallen and his backup Todd Washington to retirement, and Alonzo Ephraim to suspension. 4 centers. Plus Ross Tucker, Lennie friedman and finally Hank fraley. All in one preseason. Thats 7 centers that took snaps in front of him. Pontbriand didnt receive a single snap. He is not a center.

:maybe he is cheaper than jennings so we can save cap room.

Yes, Jennings' contract is a real burden on the salary cap.
[ Edited by jojomellon on Feb 24, 2012 at 8:59 PM ]
Originally posted by jojomellon:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
he might be a back up center. If this is true, a very good signing imo.Another likely 1-year league minimum deals that may work out, See Costanzo, played under Seely in Cleveland. And yeah he was a center at Rice. So I can see him being a backup C and LS.

Pontbriand is not a backup center. He has no position other than long snapper. He's about 255 lbs. He wasnt even considered for the job of Center the year the Browns lost LeCharles Bentley, his backup Bob Hallen and his backup Todd Washington to retirement, and Alonzo Ephraim to suspension. 4 centers. Plus Ross Tucker, Lennie friedman and finally Hank fraley. All in one preseason. Thats 7 centers that took snaps in front of him. Pontbriand didnt receive a single snap. He is not a center.

:maybe he is cheaper than jennings so we can save cap room.
Yes, Jennings' contract is a real burden on the salary cap.

Ok. And how is Jennings contract a burden on the cap? He makes just a lillte over 1.1M a yr.
Yes. That'd be sarcasm.
Originally posted by jojomellon:
Yes. That'd be sarcasm.

you kinda suck at it. You could've added a smiley or something...