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49ers sign Seahawks offensive tackle to one-year offer sheet

49ers sign Seahawks offensive tackle to one-year offer sheet

Four days after visiting Santa Clara, a Seahawks offensive lineman has signed an offer sheet.

San Francisco has signed offensive tackle Garry Gilliam to a one-year offer sheet, the team confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area.

The signed offer sheet has been submitted to the NFL and Seattle has five days to match the offer. The deal is worth $2.2 million, including $1.4 million guaranteed, ESPN reported.

The Seahawks tendered Gilliam at the lowest level of $1.797 million as a restricted free agent. The Seahawks have the right of first refusal to match the offer sheet and retain Gilliam. If the Seahawks do not match, the team will receive no compensation for Gilliam's departure.

Undrafted out of Penn State, Gilliam signed with Seattle in 2014. After starting just one game as a rookie, Gilliam started 16 games in 2015 and 13 in 2016.

Gilliam, 26, visited the 49ers last Thursday. 

 

Kyle Shanahan drops multiple f-bombs, NFL Network cuts away from practice

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Kyle Shanahan drops multiple f-bombs, NFL Network cuts away from practice

Ah, the peril of live television.

NFL Network thought they were capturing a nice moment between Kyle Shanahan and his South squad during Senior Bowl practice on Tuesday in Mobile, Ala.

The second-year 49ers coach was giving his players some advice. But a few seconds into the speech, Shanahan forced NFL Network to audible.

"Alright, make sure you're on time," Shanahan started to tell the players. "Whether it's at weigh-ins, whether it's meeting with us, whether it's an appointment you have with anyone here, because those are the questions everyone wants to ask of you guys. You'll do everything f****** perfect around here and then have one f****** ..."

That's when the NFL Network host jumped in and spoke over the rest of Shanahan's speech. Moments later, they cut to a commercial.

Oops. Guess the NFL Network censors weren't fast enough.

You can watch the NSFW video here:

Kyle Shanahan wants NFL to allow for correction of officiating errors

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Kyle Shanahan wants NFL to allow for correction of officiating errors

MOBILE, Ala. -- Kyle Shanahan has experienced more than his share of disputes with NFL officials in his two seasons as 49ers head coach.

The officiating on Sunday in the NFC Championship game became the biggest storyline of the weekend. Shanahan said on Tuesday at the Senior Bowl that he would like to see something done to correct officiating errors.

“I’d like to see, when things are obvious and everyone in the world knows, that you do whatever it takes to get it right,” Shanahan said.

The New Orleans Saints appeared to be on their way to the Super Bowl with 1:45 remaining in regulation when Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman leveled Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before quarterback Drew Brees' pass arrived.

“I thought the same thing that everyone else thought,” Shanahan said. “It was obviously pass interference. But they missed it. That happens a lot, so you get used to it as a coach and you got to deal with it sometimes.”

The obvious pass-interference penalty came on a third-and-10 play from the L.A. 13-yard line. A penalty would have given the Saints a fresh set of downs, enabling them to run out the clock and kick a short field goal to win the game.

Instead, the Saints had to kick the go-ahead field goal with 1:41 remaining. The Rams had enough time to drive 45 yards for a field goal to send the game into overtime. Los Angeles emerged with a 26-23 victory in overtime.

The NFL – as it has done in the past -- is expected this offseason to consider expanding the kinds of plays that fall under replay to review. But there is no guarantee the league will make any changes to its current replay rules to allow for challenges on judgment calls, such as pass interference or holding.