49ers Rumors: Kaepernick, Fangio, Miller

A look at the latest out of San Francisco..

  • The 49ers will have the coin to sign Colin Kaepernick after June 1st when Carlos Rogers’ scheduled base salary is officially wiped from the books, writes Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. The 49ers are currently $3.726MM under the salary cap and their draft picks are expected to eat up approximately $2MM in additional cap space, but losing Rogers will save San Francisco $6.6MM.
  • At the request of coach Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers gave defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was given a raise and an extension, writes Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Fangio’s contract, which was set to expire after the 2014 season, now runs through 2015, which is when Harbaugh’s is scheduled to expire. The new deal makes him among the highest paid coordinators in the league.
  • The 49ers are excited about what fullback Bruce Miller can provide in 2014 and they have engaged in contract extension talks with him, according to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com. Miller, who suffered a broken scapula in the 14th game of the season, can hit free agency after the ’14 season. The former seventh round pick is popular in the locker room and should see more short-yardage opportunities with Anthony Dixon in Buffalo.
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