The San Francisco 49ers began this season approximately $10 million under the salary cap. At the time, many fans believed that they were wasting cap space, and that given the lack of talent on the team's roster, the money would have been better off spent acquiring players through free agency. But the 49ers had 10 Santonio Holmes black jersey
other plans, which they began executing this week.Not wanting to repeat the mistakes of the past management, the team has begun extending the contracts of some of its young, up-and-coming players. Cornerback Shawntae Spencer was the first to sign a new deal, receiving a four-year extension through 2012, which included a $6 million bonus. His contract was set to expire at the end of next season, but, obviously, San Francisco felt he was the type of player the team wanted to keep around.Adam Snyder was next inline to receive an extension. The versatile offensive lineman is the first person off the bench at every position on the line, except center. Snyder has been forced into action a great deal over the past two seasons due to injured players ahead of him. Clearly, the 49ers liked what they saw; Snyder's four-year contract extension keeps him under contract through 2011. He was also awarded a $4 million bonus. Reports indicate that San Francisco is not quite done with their deal-making yet. The team is reportedly in talks with running 4 Brett Favre Purple jersey
backs Frank Gore and Maurice Hicks as well as offensive lineman Justin Smiley and safety Mike Adams. The 49ers believe they have some solid young blood on the team. With cap room to spare, they are doing everything they can to secure a successful future.All the latest 49ers news, game information, and resources- you can also contact Bryan Hersh from there.