Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports according to multiple sources, there is an offer on the table – for one year – for Alex Smith to return to the 49ers. Before the league year ended in February and before Smith became an unrestricted free agent, Jim Harbaugh told reporters that “talks are going on” between the 49ers and Smith’s representatives.
When asked Tuesday whether the 49ers made an offer to Smith before the league year ended last month, Harbaugh said, “The NFL does not want us to comment on contract situations.”
Smith, of course, did not sign a deal and can’t do so with any team until the lockout ends or is lifted, although he is a free agent, he continues to work out regularly with teammates in the South Bay. So far, those workouts are limited to the weight room, but the players involved say that they are trying to organize on-field sessions as well.