The 49ers are not only securing the long-term services of their star performers as they aim to build an enduring contender, they also are rewarding them with the big bucks of top-dollar contracts. Andy Lee's new deal that makes him one of the highest-paid punters in NFL history is the latest example, but it follows a recent trend of the team sparing no expense to hold onto to its best players.
May 25, 2012
Brian Jennings turned to social media to share the story of how he shaved off his right eyebrow during the bye week before taking a razor to the other side for the sake of staying balanced. A long-snapper in the limelight, you don't see that every day.
December 7, 2011
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
One big hit on Eric Johnson last week meant one big leap in Jed Weaver's value to the 49ers. And the fifth-year veteran, in his first year with the team, is anxious to show everybody his worth. "I expect to step in and be the guy now," said Weaver, San Francisco's new starting tight end. The Niners - with Johnson out at least the first 10 weeks of the season with a broken collarbone - are expecting the very same thing.
August 27, 2003