San Francisco and free-agent center fielder Angel Pagan agreed to a $40 million, four-year contract Monday as the winter meetings got underway in Nashville, Tenn.
The Oakland Raiders have bolstered their struggling pass rush by signing defensive end Andre Carter.
The San Francisco Giants made a brief try to extend sudden outfield star Melky Cabrera with a new contract a few weeks ago, but the sides have agreed to put finances aside until after season, when he is due to become a free agent, sources said.
The Golden State Warriors were quiet suitors in the Dwight Howardsweepstakes, but they dropped out in the early days of July. Kenyon Martin doesn’t fit Howard’s superstar role, but his caginess would add a necessary element to Golden State’s roster.
The San Jose Sharks added some toughness by signing forward Adam Burish to a four-year, $7.4 million contract.
Rumors are beginning to surface that the Oakland Raiders are again showing interest in acquiring running back Cedric Benson.
Jacobs had previously stated that he wanted to stay with the Giants and/or close to New York.
The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Shawntae Spencer to a one-year deal in their latest move to bolster their depleted secondary.
ESPN is reporting that free agent quarterback Peyton Manning underwent a physical and threw passes in front of 49er coaches this week, according to their NFL league sources.