Free agent


Sports Verdict: Who Is The NBA’s Best Free Agent? Dwight Howard Vs. Chris Paul

Perhaps the two biggest names available in unrestricted free agency this year are superstars Chris Paul and center Dwight Howard. The question is, which of them is the best value?


NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Green Bay Packers 24 - Minnesota Vikings 10

Charles Woodson Says He’ll Look For Fit In Raiders Visit

The 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year would’ve traveled to the Bay Area from Denver after meeting with the Broncos on Wednesday, but he had charity obligations this weekend to support Mott Children’s Hospital.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stands at the podium during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: What Happens To The Guys Who Don’t Get Drafted?

There is a disappointing reality after the NFL draft every year. So many athletes with dreams of playing professional football don’t get drafted.


Khalif Barnes of the Oakland Raiders seen during a game with the Kansas City Chiefs on October 23, 2011 at Coliseum. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Raiders Re-Sign Veteran Lineman Khalif Barnes

General manager Reggie McKenzie announced the deal Wednesday. Barnes is the first of Oakland’s 17 unrestricted free agents to re-sign with the team.


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.


Dashon Goldson #38 of the San Francisco 49ers answers questions from the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Free Agent S Goldson Leaves 49ers For 5-Year, $41M Deal With Tampa Bay

Free agent safety Dashon Goldson signed a $41.25 million, five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday.


Tight end Delanie Walker #46 of the San Francisco 49ers scores a touchdown on a catch and run against free safety Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter on October 18, 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Tennessee Lands Former 49ers TE Delanie Walker

The Tennessee Titans promised to move quickly once free agency started, and they are doing just that after going 6-10 last season.


Pitcher Ramon Ramirez #52 of the San Francisco Giants throws from the mound against the San Diego Padres during their MLB Game at Petco Park on April 5, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Reliever Ramirez Reaches Minor League Deal To Return To Giants

Reliever Ramon Ramirez has agreed on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants, returning to the team he helped to win the 2010 World Series.


Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after scoring a run hit by Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants against Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers in the third inning during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco.  (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants, Pagan Reach Agreement On 4-Year Deal

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.


Andre Carter #96 of the San Francisco 49ers runs on the field during the NFL game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Monster Park on October 30, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 15-10. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Raiders Sign Former Cal, 49er Pass Rusher Andre Carter

The Oakland Raiders have bolstered their struggling pass rush by signing defensive end Andre Carter.





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