49ers go back to Candlestick
There is still more news on a busy day for the 49ers and the NFL.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Niner Insider Kevin Lynch, the 49ers will change the name of their stadium from
49ers Vice President of Communications Lisa Lang announced in a conference call that the 49ers and Monster Cable adjusted its sponsorship agreement, which included the company relinquishing its naming rights to the 49ers’ stadium.
The article also stated that, according to the city of
I had always called Candlestick Candlestick even when it was
Smith’s contract extended
On Thursday, the 49ers exercised a “buyback” clause in Alex Smith’s contract, extending the 2005 number one overall pick’s contract with the 49ers through 2010. The clause supposedly is worth $5.86 million.
49ers GM comments on NFL investigation
As mentioned here on 49ersgab.com earlier in the week, the NFL is investigating the 49ers into possible tampering with Chicago Bears unrestricted free agent linebacker Lance Briggs.
49ers GM Scott McCloughan had this to say on the NFL’s investigation: “There’s nothing to it. It’s just maneuvering by an organization trying to find the best way to keep their guy.”
After reporting on 49ersgab.com on Thursday that NFLDraftCountdown.com has projected
“One big factor is that
I definitely feel that the Niners #1 need is for a wide receiver, but Mike Martz should be able to get more out of their current group and the bottom line is that it usually takes 2-3 years for wideouts to develop and Mike Nolan and that current regime might not have that long. They need an instant impact from that top pick and as the Giants showed us in the Super Bowl, you just can’t underestimate the value of a pass rusher like Quentin Groves.”
Thanks to Scott for that! More 49ers news this weekend!