49ers GM Baalke Says McDonald May Still Play After Arrest For Alleged Domestic Violence; Players Stand By Teammate
The general manager of the San Francisco 49ers said Tuesday it remains to be seen whether defensive lineman Ray McDonald will play in Sunday’s season opener at Dallas following his arrest on domestic violence charges, but reiterated head coach Jim Harbaugh’s earlier statement Tuesday denouncing such alleged behavior.
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is committed to supporting linebacker Aldon Smith like a family member in the wake of his latest legal trouble — and keeping Smith around for the long haul, too.
The friction between 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and General Manager Trent Baalke has raised questions about the value of Harbaugh’s services.
From everything I read it’s all about money. Seven million, $10 million, name your price and the 49ers will have to pay it. Or is this about more than money?
Despite the team’s success under Harbaugh – he’s taken them to the NFC Championship game in each of his first three years – the 49ers have not yet extended Harbaugh’s contract, which expires at the end of the 2015 season.
When it comes to building this football team, GM Trent Baalke spoke about the benefits of drafting into strengths and selecting the best player available. San Francisco wants to add quality players to its organization, and what may not be a need this year may be one next year.
With 13 draft picks, Trent Baalke has built quite the board of potential players. A board that is well prepped but could change quickly as the draft unfolds.
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith and linebacker Aldon Smith are working back from off-season surgeries, and general manager Trent Baalke expects each to be at full strength and ready for the start of training camp this summer.
Six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after two seasons filled with record-breaking highs and incredible lows.
The San Francisco 49ers have a decision to make. What to do with quarterback Alex Smith? General manager Trent Baalke said they’re not sure.