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Carlos Rogers #22 of the San Francisco 49ers runs back an interception during their game against the New York Giants at Candlestick Park on November 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Release CB Carlos Rogers, Add S Antoine Bethea, Backup QB Blaine Gabbert

The San Francisco 49ers have released cornerback Carlos Rogers after three seasons, an expected cost-cutting move as the NFL’s free agency period begins.

03/11/2014

Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers.  (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Free Agency Scramble Begins

“The Raiders have more salary cap money than any other team, so they’re going to, in theory I guess, be able to get a lot more on the free agent market than any other team in the league,” Madden told the KCBS morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/11/2014

Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles avoids a tackle by Will Smith #91 of the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Vick To Oakland Talk Is Likely Just Rumors

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – NFL veterans Michael Vick, Champ Bailey and Devin Hester reportedly won’t be re-signed by their respective teams – the Eagles, the Broncos and the Bears. John Madden discounts rumors that Vick […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/06/2014

Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with the George Halas Trophy after the Seahawks defeat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Why It’s Harder To Build An NFL Dynasty?

The Seattle Seahawks are the fourth youngest Super Bowl champions. Other young winners — the Steelers in 1974 and the 49ers in 1981 — went on to win multiple Super Bowls in subsequent years.John Madden says building a dynasty won’t be as easy for the Seahawks.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/04/2014

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Daily Madden: Already Back To Work For 49ers Coaches

There’s no post-season holiday for San Francisco 49ers coaches following the loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship game. “They usually get right to work,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/21/2014

Pitcher Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on August 3, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Lincecum Stays With Giants After Agreeing On 2-Year, $35M Deal

Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a $35 million, two-year contract through the 2015 season.

10/22/2013

Carl Landry #7 of the Golden State Warriors. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Landry Leans Toward Opting Out Of Warriors Contract

Golden State Warriors forward Carl Landry is leaning toward opting out of the final year of his contract and pursuing free agency, according to his agent.

06/21/2013

Kicker Phil Dawson #4 of the Cleveland Browns kicks off against the Denver Broncos during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Browns 34-12. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Veteran Dawson Is Key To 49ers’ Future

The 49ers signed former Browns place-kicker Phil Dawson, a Pro Bowl selection who ranked second in field goal percentage last season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/20/2013

Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL football game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Saints Waiting For Asomugha To Choose Them Or Niners

Nnamdi Asomugha and New Orleans Saints officials “hit it off” during the cornerback’s free-agent visit to New Orleans over the weekend, general manager Mickey Loomis told the Times-Picayune newspaper.

03/18/2013

Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL football game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Can 2 Former Stars Aid 49er Defense?

The 49ers are talking to Charles Woodson and Nnamdi Asomugha, both free agent defensive backs. John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew there could be room for both on the team.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/15/2013

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