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4-12, 3rd in NFC West

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers are re-signing RB Raheem Mostert to a three-year deal, according to his agent. Mostert is a special teams standout but will have trouble getting carries in a crowded backfield that includes Jerick McKinnon, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers continued to add to their depth at linebacker Friday, re-signing Mark Nzeocha to a three-year deal. Nzeocha was a strong contributor on special teams last year and chipped in on defense occasionally. He'll get a chance to compete for those roles again as the Niners should have some playing time available at strong side linebacker.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers DE Cassius Marsh has been released a year after signing a 2-year contract extension with the team. Marsh was scheduled to count $5.6 million against this year's salary cap. His release saves the Niners $4.7 million with $900,000 left in dead money. The addition of Dee Ford made Marsh's return unlikely, particularly at that number. It's still likely the Niners will draft another edge rusher in April.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Mark Nzeocha, a key special teams player for the 49ers last season, visited Thursday with the Bills, a source told ESPN's Field Yates. Nzeocha would add competition to backup linebacker for Buffalo with Julian Stanford, Deon Lacey and Corey Thompson.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers added to their needy receiver corps on Thursday, signing Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal. Matthews instantly becomes one of the biggest targets on the roster and could improve the team's woeful red zone offense, which ranked last in the league in 2018 in touchdown percentage. At 6'3, Matthews offers good size and 16 of his 22 career touchdowns have come inside the opponent's 20.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers continued their roster reconfiguration Thursday as they released LB Brock Coyle. They also signed LB David Mayo to a 2-year deal and re-signed LB Elijah Lee on his exclusive rights tender offer. Mayo figures to assume Coyle's role as a core special teams player, a role Lee could be asked to handle more of now that Kwon Alexander will likely step into the WIL linebacker job.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers GM John Lynch offered a fairly definitive statement about how the team will use newly-acquired DE Dee Ford in the defense. Asked where Ford will line up, Lynch said Ford "fits the 'Leo' mold perfectly." The Niners have made it clear they want Ford to be their closer, the guy who can rush the passer almost exclusively and make game-changing plays.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers have signed CB Jason Verrett to a one-year deal that ESPN's Adam Schefter reports is worth up to $3.6 million. Niners HC Kyle Shanahan said Verrett can play in the slot or outside. Verrett said he believes he will compete on the outside. He's battled a lot of health issues but given the Niners' lack of proven players at corner, Verrett should have a shot to win a starting job. That's assuming, of course, that he can stay healthy.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

49ers signing former Chargers' CB Jason Verrett to a one-year, $3.6 million deal

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers' search for help in the secondary brought them back to where they started as they agreed to terms on a one-year deal with DB Jimmie Ward on Wednesday. Ward has been extremely injury prone in his five years with the Niners but the organization likes his toughness and ability. He'll get a chance to compete again for the free safety job against Adrian Colbert as he looks to establish that he can play a full season and earn more money on a bigger contract next season.

Coleman a great value signing for 49ers (0:51)
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Source: 49ers to sign Coleman, boost RB depth

The 49ers are signing former Falcons running back Tevin Coleman to a two-year deal worth up to $10 million, and they also are re-signing defensive back Jimmie Ward, sources told ESPN.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers have agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with RB Tevin Coleman, according to Adam Schefter. This move isn't a huge surprise given the ties between Coleman and coach Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan coached Coleman in Atlanta and Coleman has long been one of Shanahan's favorites. With Coleman, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida, the Niners now have options in the backfield, especially with McKinnon recovering from an ACL injury.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

After adding LB Kwon Alexander and edge rusher Dee Ford as their splashy moves in this free-agent period, the 49ers are now turning their attention to more mid-level additions with a focus on helping the secondary and at wide receiver. The team is set to host CB Jason Verrett for a visit and physical. Verrett has flashed potential when healthy but has rarely been healthy. He'd be an intriguing addition on a low cost prove it deal. The Niners are also scouring the safety and receiver markets for other potential mid-level signings.

Wingo: 49ers continue to 'load up' with Ford trade (1:24)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets and 49ers were the final two teams for Le'Veon Bell in what became a "wild tug of war" in the final hours, sources say. The 49ers' offer was strong. But the Jets win out and Bell finally has his contract, including $35 million in guarantees, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers made a splashy move for the second consecutive day Tuesday, as they intend to complete a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs that will bring edge rusher Dee Ford to San Francisco for a 2020 second-round pick. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Ford is also expected to sign a deal close to five years and $87.5 million with the Niners upon arrival. The trade can't be official until Wednesday. It's been no secret that the Niners have coveted an edge rusher (or two) and Ford would instantly be their most dynamic threat there since Aldon Smith departed in 2014. But it also shouldn't be viewed as a sign that San Francisco is out of the draft's edge rusher market. In fact, it wouldn't be a surprise at all if the Niners still used the No. 2 pick on Ohio State's Nick Bosa if he falls to the second spot. If Bosa is gone or the Niners get a good trade offer for the pick, this also provides a bit more flexibility in that regard, also.

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Chiefs set to trade Ford to Niners, source says

Dee Ford and the 49ers have agreed to a deal in the range of five years and $87.5 million, and he is expected to sign it once the new league year begins, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Team Stats

Passing Yards241.715th
Rushing Yards118.913th
Points For21.321st
Points Against27.228th