A 25-year-old Illinois product, Santella began in the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2011. He went through training camp with them before his release on Aug. 27 that year.
The San Francisco 49ers are expected to release kicker David Akers before free agency begins March 12, per a source.
More college free agents made NFL rosters last year than ever before. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew he expects the trend to continue.
The Oakland Raiders have more than doubled their draft haul by receiving three compensatory picks.
Right-hander Ramon Ortiz has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants and been invited to big league spring training.
It’s week three of the NFL pre-season schedule, and the youngest players are running out of time to show what they can do.
The NFL labor dispute appears to be nearing an end as player representatives get ready to vote on a new deal.
If not for the recent NFL lockout, many top college players not picked in the draft would have signed with teams this week.
The San Francisco 49ers have tendered one-year contracts to three restricted free agents, safety Dashon Goldson, linebacker Manny Lawson and defensive end Ray McDonald.
OAKLAND (AP) ― The Oakland Athletics are not offering contracts to designated hitter Jack Cust, outfielder Travis Buck and third baseman Edwin Encarnacion, making them all free agents. Cust hit .272 with 13 home runs […]