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  1. Kenbrell Thompkins making fast impression with Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Kenbrell Thompkins went from an undrafted free agent to one of Tom Brady's favorite targets as a rookie. Now, after a sophomore slump and his release from New England, Thompkins is taking some of the Brady professionalism with h...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  2. Khalil Mack ready to stop former college teammate Branden Oliver

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Branden Oliver had his coming-out party in Week 5. The San Diego Chargers' 5-foot-7, 208-pound undrafted rookie tailback is suddenly going to be a focal point for the Oakland Raiders' defensive coaches. Oliver had 114 yards rush...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  3. Allen confident in No. 3 QB McGloin

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen praised the play of No. 3 quarterback Matt McGloin and said he has confidence that McGloin, who started six games last season as an undrafted rookie, can help the team win if needed. Still, he remains the No. 3 q...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  4. 49ers LB Blake Costanzo goes on IR

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers have placed linebacker Blake Costanzo on injured reserve. His injury was not specified. The team signed Kion Wilson to take Costonzo's roster spot. Wilson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chargers and has spent ...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  5. 49ers cut lackluster Jonathan Baldwin

    Bill Williamson

    This is all you need to know about the impact Jonathan Baldwin made with the San Francisco 49ers -- he was waived to make room for undrafted rookie who was just cut. The 49ers waived Baldwin on Sunday and claimed L'Damian Washington off waivers fr...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  6. Skov shining under familiar coaches again

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Shayne Skov said the sting of going undrafted in May is behind him. Yet, there's no denying it is part of his journey. "What happened doesn't matter anymore, it didn't go as I planned, but it's over," the hard-nosed, playmak...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  7. Morris hoping to make mark at nickel CB

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Last year, simply making the San Francisco 49ers' roster was a significant accomplishment for Darryl Morris. This year, the goal is to get on the field for significant playing time on defense. The undrafted rookie cornerb...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  8. 49ers not signing Rice Jr. is best for him

    Bill Williamson

    The son and namesake of one of the greatest players in San Francisco 49ers history is getting his chance to pave his own NFL career. However, it's not with his father's team. The Washington Redskins signed Jerry Rice Jr., an undrafted rookie, a...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  9. Rookie QB intriguing to 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Kory Faulkner very likely will not be any factor for the 2014 San Francisco 49ers. But the undrafted rookie quarterback out of Southern Illinois was a topic Tuesday when the 49ers started minicamp. Quarterbacks coach Greg Ro...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  10. Getting to know 49ers' UDFAs

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers have signed seven undrafted free agents. I called upon Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench to give me his scouting report on each player. There's some interesting players on this list. Let's take a look: Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanfor...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  11. 49ers officially sign Skov, five others

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers announced six undrafted free agents that they started to agree to terms with shortly after the draft ended Saturday. There weren't any surprises on the list that is headlined by former Stanford standout linebacker Shayne Sk...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  12. Chat wrap: Why drafting WR is vital

    Bill Williamson

    Here are highlights from our San Francisco 49ers' chat, which was held earlier Thursday: Hunter from Mapleton, PA.: Would Clemson QB Tajh Boyd be a good fit with the 49ers, do u think they will use a draft pick on him or sign him as an undrafted f...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  13. 49ers' roster well stocked with UFAs

    Bill Williamson

    Much has been made about the Seattle Seahawks building their Super Bowl-winning roster on the power of undrafted free agents. Seattle had 21 undrafted free agents on their 53-man roster. The Seahawks' biggest competitor, the San Francisco 49ers, a...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  14. Tyler Bray beats out Ricky Stanzi

    Bill Williamson

    It appears Tyler Bray will be the Kansas City Chiefs' third-string quarterback. The team cut third-year quarterback Ricky Stanzi. Thus, Bray, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee, will be the No. 3 quarterback behind starter Alex Smith and backup Ch...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  15. Raiders DC gets to work with familiar face

    Bill Williamson

    Chase Thomas was considered a top undrafted free agent when he signed with the New Orleans Saints. However, Thomas didn't catch on with the Saints and was an early cut. Now, he will get another NFL chance in a familiar spot. The Oakland Raiders ha...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  16. Matt McGloin's over-achieving journey

    Bill Williamson

    One of the more intriguing AFC West storylines of training camp has been undrafted rookie quarterback Matt McGloin overtaking fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson as the No. 3 quarterback in Oakland. Many league observers thought Wilson could potentiall...

    Blog | August 19, 2013