York: With new CBA, 49ers look to finance stadium


York: With new CBA, 49ers look to finance stadium

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SANTA CLARA -- The stability that comes with a 10-year labor agreement bodes well for the 49ers' efforts to build a new stadium, team president Jed York said Tuesday.And the NFL's newly implemented stadium investment credit, which York said can accommodate several different construction projects in the coming years, doesn't hurt, either.The 49ers have focused all their effort toward building a 987 million stadium in Santa Clara, which received voter approval in June 2010. The 49ers have sold a reported 138 million in luxury boxes.Once the 49ers have the financing for the stadium, construction can begin. York said the target dates did not change during the NFL work stoppage. The 49ers plan to begin construction in 2013 in order to get the stadium ready for the 2015 season.
"With a 10-year labor deal, it makes it so much easier to finance a building and so much easier to go out and talk to a sponsor," York said. "You know you're going to have 10 years of stability with the league."As part of the new CBA, clubs will receive credit for stadium investment and up to 1.5 percent of revenue each year."The 1.5 percent credit that's there, that'll be enough for several new stadium projects," York said.York explained that 75 percent of the private investment in a stadium would be allocated to the credit."When you're looking at the 49ers, where a significant amount of our investment in the new stadium is going to be through private funds, you'd have a large percentage going to that 1.5 percent credit," he said.He said the 49ers would not be in competition with other clubs -- including the Raiders -- to get their stadium built. York reiterated that the 49ers have spoken to the Raiders about a shared stadium. The Santa Clara plan that received voter approval can be a shared stadium."We've discussed it, but there's no plan," York said. "It's something we remain open to, but it's got to be the right deal for two teams and there's nothing anyone can do to force that to happen." Free-agent philosophy: The 49ers might have to spend some money to get up to the salary floor, but York said the 49ers' philosophy is to retain their own players before spending big money on free agents from other teams."My sense is Jim (Harbaugh) and Trent (Baalke) are going to figure out what's best for the team and I'm going to support them 100 percent," York said."Yeah, I think we're close. And I think that's one of the reasons Jim Harbaugh is our head coach." Medical committee: "It's amazing to me that we could have a 10-year deal that takes care of so many of the issues that existed with the league," York said. "Taking care of the players is a very important thing. My father (49ers chair John York) is part of the medical committee that's looking into a lot of those issues making sure we keep the players healthier and safer. . . . It took a while but we all gave a little bit and at the end of the day to have a 10-year agreement that allows the league to continue to flourish and get the players to be in a safer position, I think everybody's a winner."

49ers claim outside linebacker off waivers from Patriots


49ers claim outside linebacker off waivers from Patriots

The 49ers on Wednesday were assigned outside linebacker Cassius Marsh off waivers from the New England Patriots.

The Patriots waived Marsh on Tuesday after acquiring him in September from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round draft picks.

Marsh (6 foot 4, 245 pounds) appeared in 46 games in his four NFL seasons. Three of his four career sacks came in 2016 while with the Seahawks. He was Seattle's fourth-round pick in 2014.

Marsh is the second defensive player the 49ers have claimed off waivers this week. The club acquired former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Sheldon Day on Monday. The 49ers released defensive linemen Tony McDaniel and Datone Jones within the past week.

The 49ers are at their roster maximum of 53 players. The club will have to clear a roster spot if Tank Carradine, as expected, is activated off injured reserve in order to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium.

Who 49ers start at quarterback is the last thing on Pete Carroll's mind


Who 49ers start at quarterback is the last thing on Pete Carroll's mind

SANTA CLARA – Quarterback C.J. Beathard is expected to make his fifth consecutive start for the 49ers on Sunday, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll said his team will be prepared to face Jimmy Garoppolo, too.

“It really isn’t a factor,” Carroll said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters on Wednesday. “We’re just preparing for the 49ers. They got a style of offense. They got really good players who do what they do. And whoever’s triggering it from the quarterback spot, we’re going to go play football.

“We’ve seen Jimmy play. We’ve seen how he’s mobile and the kind of athlete and competitor he is. But other than that, we just go play football. We can’t do anything about that.”

Beathard remained on the sideline when the clubs met Sept. 17 in Seattle. The Seahawks have defeated the 49ers seven consecutive times, including a 12-9 victory in Week 2 this season. Quarterback Brian Hoyer started the 49ers’ first six games of the season and rushed for just 7 yards during that time. Beathard has 115 yards rushing on 20 attempts in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

“He’s been mobile. He’s got a rushing average, you know,” Carroll said of Beathard. “He’s averaging 5-yards a carry and stuff. They’re incorporating him in the run game some that we have to be concerned about. That’s different than other quarterbacks at times. I’d think Jimmy can do the same stuff.

“He (Beathard) is getting more settled. You can see the offense growing. You can see Kyle able to expand and do more stuff. He’s an incredible offensive coordinator and play-caller that we’ve respected for a long time. I think they’re just grown and they’re getting more proficient at what they’re doing."