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NFL free agency rumors: Live updates, news as early negotiations start

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NFL free agency rumors: Live updates, news as early negotiations start

Keep you're eyes glued to Twitter if you're an NFL fan right now. 

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The early negotiation period has started Monday for free agency. Teams can't sign players until Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT, but the two sides can agree to contracts.

Here in the Bay Area, the 49ers and Raiders both have plenty of cap space to work with. Tune in right here for the latest news, rumors and updates. 

Monday

10:12 p.m. PT: Former Dolpins' OT JaWuan James plans to sign with the Broncos, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

10:08 p.m. PT: The Bills intend to make former Chiefs' center Mitch Morse the highest-paid center in the league, reports NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

10:04 p.m. PT: The Raiders' busy day continues. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports safety Lamarcus Joyner plans to sign with Oakland.

NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair examines Joyner's fit in the Raiders' young secondary.

6:28 p.m. PT: Another pass rusher is off the board. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Anthony Barr is heading to the Jets.

NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco notes that the 49ers were not in on Barr, zeroing in on Kwon Alexander instead.

6:15 p.m. PT: The AFC West just got another playmaker and defense. Former Texans DB Kareem Jackson is off to the Broncos, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports.

6:01 p.m. PT: Former Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby is still out there, and the 49ers definitely have a need for DBs. NFL Network's James Palmer reported that San Francisco is among a few teams interested in acquiring the former first-round pick.

4:24 p.m. PT: The "Honey Badger" has found a new home. Tyrann Mathieu plans to sign with the Chiefs, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

3:04 p.m. PT: Nick Foles reportedly will get paid to not be Blake Bortles in Jacksonville. 

You know what they say about big contracts, right? 

3:00 p.m. PT: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly are saying goodbye to two wide receivers.

Longtime Baltimore Raven Terrell Suggs, meanwhile, reportedly is headed to the NFC West. 

Suggs, of course, was a key cog in a Ravens team that beat the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Now, they'll play him twice a year. 

2:55 p.m. PT: Death, taxes and Frank Gore having an NFL home.

2019 will mark Gore's 15th season in the league, and the former 49er has rushed for over 700 yards in 14 consecutive seasons. 

Meanwhile, another free-agent running back is having a harder time picking a new home.

1:12 p.m. PT: The 49ers have depth at running back, but ESPN's Chris Mortensen wouldn't rule them out on the Le'Veon Bell sweepstakes just yet.

Aggrieved Steelers fans will be happy to know that Pittsburgh's airport offers at least one direct flight per day to SFO. 

12:33 p.m. PT: Kwon Alexander wants to see OBJ with the 49ers as much as you do.

Does personnel power come with Alexander's reported four-year deal?

12:23 p.m. PT: Another big name at a position of need for both Bay Area teams reportedly comes off the board. 

The 49ers and Raiders are still in position to address their pass-rushing deficiencies in the draft, as both teams will pick in the top five. Both teams are armed with ample cap space, but the Lions backed up the Brinks Truck.

12:12 p.m. PT: You can reportedly check one name off of the list of avaiable safeties.

Both the 49ers and Raiders could use help in the secondary, but the price to add some just went up. Leave it to Washington to reset the market with a lucrative deal.  

11:30 a.m. PT: Twitter detectives realized that Earl Thomas liked Kwon Alexander's tweet acknowledging his agreement with the 49ers. Will Thomas be joining him in San Francisco?

11:00 a.m. PT: Keep those Odell Beckham-to-49ers dreams alive. Bleacher Report's Matt Miller hears that the 49ers believe a trade for the Giants' star receiver is still possible.

10:47 a.m. PT: The 49ers got their inside linebacker. They reportedly have agreed to a four-year deal with Kwon Alexander, per NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

49ers Insider Matt Maiocco breaks down the deal here.

10:05 a.m. PT: Former Steelers tailback Le'Veon Bell has been linked to the Raiders, but perhaps they won't be able to strike a deal. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the team may not have enough cash to make a contract work.

9:42 a.m. PT: Odell Beckham Jr. could be on the move. The Giants reportedly are still involved in trade discussions regarding their star receiver, per The Athletic's Jeff Howe.

The 49ers need a true No. 1 receiver and have shown interest in Beckham, as NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reported Sunday.

9:30 a.m. PT: Free agent safety Earl Thomas is ready to see where he goes next.

Thomas has been linked as a possible fit with the 49ers. Former Seahawks teammate and current 49er Richard Sherman has been recruiting Thomas to San Francisco ... we'll see if it pays off.

9:15 a.m. PT: The Raiders continue to make moves. They have agreed to a deal with former Patriots offensive lineman Trent Brown, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This makes Brown the highest paid offensive lineman in NFL history, and as Schefter notes, will move Kolton Miller to right tackle.

7:56 a.m. PT: Former Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson is signing with the Eagles, reports ESPN's Josina Anderson. 

The deal is for three years and $30 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

7:38 a.m. PT: Rapoport has another name for the Raiders. Former 49ers offensive tackle Trent Brown is a top target for Oakland. 

5:41 a.m. PT: The Lions have signed wide receiver Danny Amendola

4:30 a.m. PT: Now that the Raiders have traded for wide receiver Antonio Brown, will they add another former Steelers star. As NFL Media's Ian Rapoport points out, the Silver and Black could certainly be suitors for running back Le'Veon Bell. 

49ers offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey reveals Shoobie's road to USA

49ers offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey reveals Shoobie's road to USA

Mike McGlinchey is best friends with teammate Joe Staley on the field. He might truly even be man's best friend. 

"As much as I appreciate having a great dog, and Shoobie is that, I do prefer human companionship," McGlinchey said, "so I'm gonna go with Joe." 

Staley still is No. 1 to McGlinchey, but Shoobie isn't too far behind. McGlinchey's mix breed dog had quite the journey to the 49ers' offensive lineman too. 

"We rescued him from Jake's Wish right here in the Bay Area," McGlinchey said. "... Shoobie actually came all the way from China. He was rescued by an American, I think from a college student or family over there. He was fostered for a couple of weeks and was helped to get to America by the family.

"And two weeks later he was mine." 

As far as how Shoobie would fit on the 49ers, McGlinchey sees him as a scat back or slot receiver in the mold of a Matt Breida or Trent Taylor. 

Learn all about Shoobie in the video above.

Kyle Shanahan undecided how much 49ers will play Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Broncos

Kyle Shanahan undecided how much 49ers will play Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Broncos

DENVER -- Jimmy Garoppolo has participated in every practice and taken twice the number of snaps of the other 49ers quarterbacks during training camp.

But 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is uncertain how much Garoppolo will play Monday night when the 49ers face the Denver Broncos in a preseason matchup.

“I haven’t decided how much we’re going to play him on Monday night,” Shanahan said. “Want to play him. A lot has to do with when we watch his film from these two practices, how long we do play all our starters, what O-Linemen are available and things like that.”

Garoppolo saw a lot of action against the Broncos during joint practices on Friday and Saturday. Garoppolo did not suit up for the 49ers’ preseason opener last week against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium. 

Aside from the brace on his left knee, there have been few signs this summer that Garoppolo is returning from such a significant injury.

“I think what’s important, all the time, is you look at the totality of a camp and I think he’s had a really good camp, I really do,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said. “I think the best thing for all of us is that is, I get hesitant and reluctant to say it, but is his recovery from his knee has been flawless.”

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Clearly, Shanahan wants to get some playing time for Garoppolo ahead of the regular-season opener on Sept. 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After all, Garoppolo has started just 10 regular-season games in five seasons in the NFL.

Garoppolo’s heaviest workload is expected to come Saturday in Week 3 of the preseason against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, where he sustained his season-ending torn ACL in his right knee on Sept. 23.

“I’d like him to get in there for a little bit -- not as much as Week 3,” Shanahan said. “It gets very monotonous in camp going against the same coverages every day, some different fronts, different looks, different techniques. We get more out of these two practices than we will in the game.”