Barry Sims has fortified his value to the 49ers by stepping into the starting lineup for extended periods each of the past three seasons, but the team held hopes this year of getting younger at his position. That was before the NFL lockout, which put a new premium on the veteran free agent's experience. Should the 49ers make an effort to bring him back or let him go? We take a look at both sides.
July 20, 2011
For the second time in a month, the Washington Redskins, who always tend to be active this time of year, failed in their bid to sign a reserve 49ers tackle in free agency. However, while Tony Pashos found a new home in Cleveland, news has come today that Barry Sims, one of San Francisco's most valuable backups in 2009, is returning to the team with a one-year deal.
March 22, 2010
At this time last year no one thought a whole lot o Barry Sims. He was coming off a mediocre 2008 campaign and it wasn't even a lock that he'd make it out of training camp onto the 2009 roster. However, not only did Sims make the team, but he had an excellent season. Just in time for free agency.
March 17, 2010
Josh Morgan is looking more and more like much more than just a throwaway late-round draft pick. The 49ers' sixth-round selection was one of several wide receivers to be taken on the draft's second day in April who made an impression during the NFL's recently completed offseason programs. Here's a look at Morgan and the other top second-day receivers who shined this spring.
June 29, 2008