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49ers reportedly expected to pursue Steelers returner Ray-Ray McCloud in free agency
With the hiring of Brian Schneider as their new special teams coordinator, the San Francisco 49ers could be in the market for a new returner. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud led the NFL in kick and punt return yards (1,143), and the 49ers might be looking to add the impending unrestricted free agent. “Pittsburgh has contacted McCloud’s representation to express a strong interest in re-signing the veteran, according to a source close to the situation,” wrote CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin, “but at least six other teams — including playoff contenders in the 49ers and Packers — have their sights set on
5 things to know about new 49ers WR Ray-Ray McCloud
The 49ers gave their special teams and offense a jolt Thursday with the signing of wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, who will most likely step right in as the team’s top return specialist. McCloud (5-10, 180) led the league in punt return yards in 2021, totaling 367 yards on 38 returns (9.7 average, 23 long). He ranked fourth in kick return yardage with 776 on 35 attempts (22.2 average) with a long of 40 yards. McCloud also played a role on offense, catching a career-high 39 passes for 277 yards. McCloud will bring some excitement to the return game and offense, as can be seen in his highlights below.
Jets signing 49ers guard Laken Tomlinson to a three-year, $40 million deal
Guard Laken Tomlinson won’t return to the San Francisco 49ers. Multiple reports have the New York Jets signing the veteran offensive lineman. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Tomlinson’s deal is for three years and $40 million with $27 million guaranteed. #Jets are signing former #49ers G Laken Tomlinson: three years, $40 million with $27 million guaranteed, source says.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo)
49ers signing Chiefs CB Charvarius Ward to massive 3-year deal
The San Francisco 49ers made their first free agency move, agreeing to sign Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward to a three-year deal worth up to $42 million, including $26.7 million guaranteed. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news. That’s a potentially massive deal for the soon-to-be-fifth-year player, but as always, we will have to wait to see the contract structure before judging the value. Former Chiefs’ CB Charvarious Ward intends to sign a three-year deal worth up to $42 million including $26.7 million guaranteed with the San Francisco 49ers, his agency