Podcast: 49ers/Eagles NFC Championship Preview →

Packers interested in Derek Smith; Two new front office candidates emerge

Mar 1, 2006 at 10:20 PM--


According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers are expected to pursue San Francisco 49ers linebacker Derek Smith.

The 9-year veteran spent his first four seasons in the league with the Washington Redskins. In 2001, he was signed by the 49ers. He has 940 career tackles (an average of 104 a season), 3 interceptions and 13.5 sacks.

Smith, who made $2.5 million last year, is expected to beckon a similar salary in free agency. New Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, who was the 49ers offensive coordinator last year, is said to favor tough players like Smith.

Two new front office candidates emerge

Two new candidates have emerged for the 49ers president job. Russ Ball and Lal Heneghan are both experienced NFL personnel executives and will be brought in for interviews with John York and Mike Nolan.

Ball has spent the past 4 years with the New Orleans Saints helping to manage their salary cap. Heneghan spent seven years with the NFL Management Council and was the Vice President of Football Operations with the Cleveland Browns from 2003 to 2004.

Free agency starts on Friday so the team would like to have the position filled soon to assist with the building of the 49ers roster and salary cap management.

Contract negotiations

Joe Nedney's agent will meet with the team on Friday to discuss the kicker's new contract.

The team will offer contracts to wide receiver Brandon Lloyd and quarterback Ken Dorsey. Should another team offer Lloyd or Dorsey a contract, the 49ers will have the right to match the offer. If signed by another team, that team would need to relinquish draft picks for the two players.



LISTEN

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



DeMeco Ryans canceled two head coaching interviews to focus on 49ers-Cowboys

By David Bonilla
Jan 22

When did San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryan's interviews with the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts take place? According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, they didn't. During the FOX pre-game show, Glazer reported that Ryans canceled his interviews with the Cardinals and Colts, initially scheduled for Saturday, to focus on Sunday's Divisional Round playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium. Ryans had previously interviewed with the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans. It's unclear if the interviews with the Cardinals and Colts might be rescheduled. It was initially reported that Ryans would participate in interviews on Sunday morning,



49ers-Cowboys Injury Report: Two D-linemen limited during Wednesday practice

By David Bonilla
Jan 18

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Divisional Round playoff contest against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers escaped Saturday's playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks relatively unscathed. Only two players, the same ones who were inactive this past weekend due to injuries, did not practice on Wednesday, not counting tackle Trent Williams, who gets a veteran day off. They are quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and cornerback Ambry Thomas. Only three players—wide receiver Jauan Jennings, defensive end Samson Ebukam, and defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw—were limited practice participants. The 49ers will benefit from extra rest, having last played on Saturday. They will have seven full



49ers-Cowboys Injury Report: San Francisco only rules out two players

By David Bonilla
Jan 20

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Divisional Round playoff contest against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. There hasn't been much to report as far as injuries this week. The 49ers are relatively healthy entering their second playoff game of the year. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and cornerback Ambry Thomas are the only players who missed each practice this week. As expected, San Francisco has ruled out both players for Sunday's game. Below are the official injury reports for the 49ers and Cowboys, provided by the 49ers Communications staff. Also included are Friday's practice participation reports. San Francisco 49ers Out QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot), CB Ambry



49ers elevate two players from practice squad ahead of playoff game vs. Cowboys

By David Bonilla
Jan 21

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to host the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs, with the winner advancing to the NFC Championship Game. According to the NFL transaction wire, the team made the following roster moves ahead of the Divisional Round matchup at Levi's Stadium. Elevated (standard) from the practice squad: DE Alex Barrett CB Janoris Jenkins Kickoff between the two teams is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. PT on Sunday at Levi's


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone