Kyle’s update, 7:37 PM PT: The 49ers have signed WR Ray-Ray McCloud to a two-year deal worth up to $10.4 million, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
McCloud led the NFL in punt return yardage a season ago. He also caught 39 passes for 277 yards. He’s a speedster, and still young, at 25. We’ll see if the Niners have an expanded role for McCloud on offense, or if he’s simply a return man. Either way, the 49ers get faster and better on special teams.
Kyle’s update, 4:37 PM PT: The Raiders have traded for Davante Adams. The Packers don’t have any wideouts that scare you anymore. Las Vegas gives Adams a new contract worth over $141 million for five years. The AFC West is loaded, while the NFC loses another star.
The Saints signed former 49ers DE Kentavius Street to a one-year deal.
Kyle’s update, 1:45 PM PT: According to PFF’s Doug Kyed, the 49ers were interested in Robinson:
The Bears, 49ers, Colts, Texans, Patriots and Raiders are among teams who have reached out on available outside WRs and have yet to make a splash addition.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) March 17, 2022
The Eagles also are expected to be in the WR market. https://t.co/3a1ucnuezW
Kyle’s update, 12:41 PM PT: Baker Mayfield has requested a trade. However, the Browns are “not accommodating his request.” That’s an ugly situation that has gone from bad to worse for Cleveland.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler tweeted that Mayfield wants to play for the Colts. Josina Anderson says the Seahawks have explored a trade for Baker.
The Rams signed Allen Robinson to a three-year deal for $46.5 million that includes $30.7 million guaranteed. Robinson will serve as the Rams “X” receiver in place of Odell Beckham Jr., who will likely miss a good portion of 2022.
Kyle’s update, 11:02 AM PT: The Cowboys released right tackle, La’el Collins, after failing to trade him. Dallas saved $10 million. Collins can play both tackle and guard, although the Cowboys feel like his hip injuries prevent Collins from being a guard.
Kyle’s update, 10:20 AM PT: The Falcons signed CB Casey Hayward to a two-year deal worth $11 million. These cornerbacks aren’t making anywhere near as much as I thought they would.
Speaking of Atlanta, Kyle Pitts deleted this tweet:
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported That former 49ers wideout Trent Sheffield signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. Sheffield will join Mike McDaniel and Wes Welker in Miami. Let's see if he has a more prominent role on offense.
As it stands now, here's an updated list of who the Niners have gained and lost in free agency:
CB Charvarius Ward (KC)
LB Oren Burks (GB)
DT Hassan Ridgeway (PHI)
G Laken Tomlinson (NYJ)
DT D.J. Jones (DEN)
RB Raheem Mostert (MIA)
RB Trenton Cannon (TENN)
WR Trent Sherfield (MIA)
OL Tom Compton (DEN)
The 49ers will receive a third-round compensatory pick next year for the losses of Robert Saleh/Martin Mayhew and Mike McDaniel. They'll also receive a fifth-round comp pick for D.J. Jones and a 7th rounder for Raheem Mostert. Laken Tomlinson and Charvarius Ward cancel each other out, as does the combination of Sherfield/Compton and Burks/Ridgeway, per Over the Cap.
The Saints restructured deals for a handful of players as they're making a push to acquire Deshaun Watson.
The Browns and Colts have three picks in the top-100. Both teams could be potential landing spots for Jimmy Garoppolo. If the 49ers' patience turns into receiving a top-50 pick for Jimmy, John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan deserve a plaque.
We'll continue to update as more signings/trades happen.