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49ers 2017 offseason scorecard

49ers 2017 offseason scorecard

49ERS 2017 OFFSEASON SCORECARD
Salary cap space: $71,162,593
(Figure updated as official signings and contracts are reported to the league: 85 players under contract; only top 51 count.)
Source: NFLPA, updated Wednesday, May 24

Veteran additions
--QB Brian Hoyer (UFA, Chicago) 2 years/$12M, $4M signing bonus. 2017 cap: $5.5M
--QB Matt Barkley (UFA, Chicago) 2 years, $4M, $500,000 signing bonus. 2017 cap: $1.95M
--RB Tim Hightower (UFA, New Orleans) 1 year/$825,000 base salary
--RB Kapri Bibbs (trade, Denver)
--FB Kyle Juszczyk (UFA, Baltimore) 4 years, $21M, $5M signing bonus. 2017 cap: $3.4M
--WR Pierre Garçon (UFA, Washington) 5 years/$47.5M, $12M signing bonus. 2017 cap: $6.425M
--WR Marquise Goodwin (UFA, Buffalo) 2 years/$6M, $2.5M signing bonus. 2017 cap: $3.25M
--WR Aldrick Robinson (UFA, Atlanta) 2 years/$4M, $300,000 signing bonus. 2017 cap: $1.7M
--TE Logan Paulsen (UFA, Chicago) 1 year, $1M, $125,000 signing bonus: 2017 cap: $1M
--C Jeremy Zuttah (trade, Baltimore) Signed through 2018
--OT Garry Gilliam (RFA, Seattle) 1 year/$2.2M
--K Robbie Gould (UFA, N.Y. Giants) 2 years/$4M, $500,000 signing bonus. 2017 cap: $1.75M
--LB Malcolm Smith (UFA, Oakland) 5 years/$26.5M, $11.5M fully guaranteed. 2017 cap: $3.684M
--LB Dekoda Watson (UFA, Denver) 3 years
--LB Brock Coyle (non-tendered RFA, Seattle) 2 years
--DB Don Jones (UFA, Houston) 2 years
--DT Earl Mitchell (cut by Miami): 4 years/$16M, $5.5 million in first year. 2017 cap: $2.9M
--CB K’Waun Williams (cut by Cleveland): 1 year/$690,000, $75,000 signing bonus. 2017 cap: $690,000
--G Brandon Fusco (cut by Minnesota)
--C Tim Barnes (UFA; L.A. Rams)

Re-signed/extensions
--DT Chris Jones (UFA): 1 year, $825,000. 2017 cap: $665,000
--WR Jeremy Kerley (UFA): 3 years/$8.4M, $2.8M guaranteed. 2017 cap: $2.017M
--RB DuJuan Harris (not tendered as RFA): 1 year, $775,000
--DL Mike Purcell (EFA): 1 year/$615,000

--LB Carl Bradford (EFA): 1 year/$615,000

Subtractions
--CB Tramaine Brock (released)
--WR Torrey Smith (released; Philadelphia): 3 years/$15M, $500,000 guaranteed
--S Antoine Bethea (released; Arizona): 3 years/$12.75M
--C Marcus Martin (waived; claimed by Cleveland)
--K Phil Dawson (UFA; Arizona): 2 years/$6M, $1M signing bonus
--RB Shaun Draughn (UFA; N.Y. Giants)
--WR Quinton Patton (UFA; N.Y. Jets)
--LB Michael Wilhoite (UFA; Seattle)
--LB Nick Bellore (UFA; Detroit)
--DB Marcus Cromartie (non-tendered RFA; Buffalo)
--G Andrew Tiller (UFA; Kansas City)
--QB Blaine Gabbert (UFA; Arizona)
--WR Rod Streater (UFA; Buffalo)
--LB Gerald Hodges (UFA; Buffalo)

Post-draft cuts
--OL Alex Balducci (claimed by N.Y. Jets)
--S Marcus Ball
--LB Carl Bradford
--LB Jayson DiManche
--TE Je'Ron Hamm
--WR Chris Harper
--LB Wynton McManis
--P Brock Miller
--DL Zach Moore (claimed by Carolina)
--NT Mike Purcell (claimed by L.A. Rams)
--WR Eric Rogers
--CB JaCorey Shepherd
--LB Shayne Skov
--RB Mike Davis
--RB DuJuan Harris

(*Sources: Contract figures obtained from the NFLPA or reports on overthecap.com)

UNSIGNED FREE AGENTS
Unrestricted

--QB Colin Kaepernick (opted out)
--QB Christian Ponder
--QB Thad Lewis
--TE Jim Dray
--OL Andrew Gardner
--DT Glenn Dorsey
--DT Tony Jerod-Eddie
--CB Chris Davis (non-tendered RFA)

Restricted
None

UFA-Unrestricted free agent: Free to sign with any team
RFA-Restricted free agent: 49ers have right to match any offer sheet
EFA-Exclusive rights free agent: Player has no outside negotiating power

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49ERS 2017 DRAFT PICKS
1. First round, No. 2: DL Solomon Thomas, Stanford
2. First round, No. 31: LB Reuben Foster, Alabama
3. Third round, No. 66: CB Ahkello Witherspoon, Colorado
4. Third round, No. 104: QB C.J. Beathard, Iowa
5. Fourth round, No. 121: RB Joe Williams, Utah
6. Fifth round, No. 146: TE George Kittle, Iowa
7. Fifth round, No. 177: WR Trent Taylor, Louisiana Tech
8. Sixth round, No. 198: NT D.J. Jones, Mississippi
9. Sixth round, No. 202: DE/OLB Pita Taumeopenu, Utah
10. Seventh round, No. 229: DB Adrian Colbert, Miami


Former 49ers lineman Keith Fahnhorst, 66, passes away

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Former 49ers lineman Keith Fahnhorst, 66, passes away

Keith Fahnhorst, who played 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and started on two Super Bowl-winning teams, died on Tuesday. He was 66.

Fahnhorst was among a large group of players from the 49ers’ first Super Bowl championship team that gathered at Levi’s Stadium in October in a celebration of Dwight Clark. Fahnhorst and Clark were teammates for the 49ers’ Super Bowl-titlle teams of 1981 and 1984. Clark passed away on June 6 from ALS.

Fahnhorst, who was in a wheelchair during his trip to the Bay Area last season, battled many physical ailments since his career ended in 1987. He was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and underwent a kidney transplant in 2002. Fahnhorst was also later diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

A second-round draft pick of the 49ers in 1974 from the University of Minnesota, Fahnhorst was a mainstay at right tackle as the organization struggled in the mid-to-late 1970s, then found success in the 1980s under coach Bill Walsh.

“Everybody knew they could count on Keith,” Walsh said in the 2005 book, “San Francisco 49ers: Where Have Gone?”

Fahnhorst appeared in 193 regular-season games, ranking behind only Len Rohde among offensive linemen in 49ers history. He started 170 games, including all 10 postseason games in which he appeared. He was named to the NFC Pro Bowl team and was selected as a first-team All-Pro after the 1984 season. He was a two-time winner of the Bobb McKittrick Award for best representing the courage, intensity and sacrifice displayed by the longtime 49ers offensive line coach.

Keith Fahnhorst and his younger brother, Jim, were 49ers teammates for the final four years of Keith’s career. Jim Fahnhorst, a linebacker, played for the 49ers from 1984 to 1990. Neither Keith nor Jim Fahnhorst played for any NFL team other than the 49ers.

Jimmy Garoppolo focuses on 49ers' red-zone efficiency

Jimmy Garoppolo focuses on 49ers' red-zone efficiency

SANTA CLARA – In Jimmy Garoppolo’s first three starts last season, the 49ers’ won games in spite of a lousy red-zone offense.

The 49ers were 0-for-5 in converting possessions inside the Chicago Bears’ 20-yards line into touchdowns. They were 2-for-4 against the Houston Texans, and just 1-of-4 against the Tennessee Titans.

That would explain why Garoppolo singled out the team’s red-zone offense as an area he would like to see the team continue to improve.

“I think a big part for us, as a whole, offensively is just finishing in the end zone,” Garoppolo said Wednesday on the final day of the team’s offseason program.

“Last year we got stopped short a couple of times, more than we’d like to. And I think we’ve done a good job in OTAs and minicamp of finishing in the end zone, for the most part. Finishing drives and stuff like that.”

The 49ers finished the season strong in the red zone, converting 11 of their red-zone trips into eight touchdowns in games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams.

In 24 red-zone trips in the five games Garoppolo started, the 49ers scored 11 touchdowns and settled for 12 field goals. He also threw one interception. Garoppolo said the 49ers have enough weapons in the passing game to account for the added difficulty of scoring on those possessions.

“Those are point plays,” Garoppolo said. “They’re either seven-point plays or three-point plays. You know what I mean? Those are the ones that really matter.

The competition between offense and defense has led to some spirited matchups in practices. Garoppolo has routinely looked to tight ends George Kittle and team favorite Garrett Celek to get the touchdown celebrations going.

“It’s hard to complete touchdowns, especially in the red zone like that,” Garoppolo said. “Windows are tighter. Not as much room. So especially when Celek gets one, it gets everyone going.”