Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the following:

RG Justin Smiley said the 49ers have spoken to his agent but no contract proposals were exchanged. However, one source said the 49ers made a "low ball" offer to lock up Smiley to a long-term contract, so it doesn't appear as if anything will happen for a while.

FS Mike Adams and RB Maurice Hicks have both rejected the 49ers' proposals that were characterized as "good backup money." Both Adams and Hicks are scheduled to be restricted free agents at the end of the season.

Although the 49ers want to keep RB Frank Gore around for a long time, both sides agreed to hold off on any long-term deal because of questions concerning his durability and how that might affect the contract.

The 49ers do not plan to negotiate during the season with DL Bryant Young, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season. If Young wishes to return for his 14th NFL season, the 49ers would love to have him back, Nolan said.

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