Programming note: NFL free agency is underway! Check out Matt Maiocco's 49ers free agent tracker and watch SportsNet Central nightly at 6 and 10:30 p.m. for all the latest football news. Wide receiver Julian Edelman, a Bay Area native, is scheduled to visit the 49ers on Friday, a source confirmed. The 49ers will meet with Edelman at the team's Santa Clara facility, and the club also has interest in New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, ESPN reported. Edelman, a five-year veteran from Kent State, caught 105 passes for 1,056 yards and four touchdowns with the New England Patriots last season.
The 49ers have the day off, but there was plenty of significant developments in the early games Sunday.
On their way to the Super Bowl last season, the 49ers couldn't solve one team: the Rams. St. Louis beat San Francisco once and the teams played to a tie, rare blemishes on the 49ers' record.
Programming note: Watch today's 49ers press conference streaming live from Santa Clara with Vic Fangio and Greg Roman at 1:15 p.m.
After some consideration, I couldn't bring myself to move Denver ahead of Seattle for the top spot in this week's power rankings. The Broncos have played well, but how can you deny the Seahawks the top spot after what they did to the 49ers on Sunday night? Many people freaked out about the Seahawks after they beat Carolina in Week 1, but it's tough to travel three time zones and win a NFL road game. Then they absolutely proved their worth by dismantling the 49ers 29-3 on Sunday night. That Seattle defense is nasty. The Seahawks are the best team in football right now. But the Broncos aren't far behind. Denver has dominated each of the last two Super Bowl champs, Baltimore and the Giants, the past two weeks. The Broncos look strong in all phases. Potentially losing left tackle Ryan Clady to a foot injury for a chunk of the season (maybe all of it) is a big blow, but right now this is clearly the class of the AFC. Seattle will have to continue to play at a very high level, as it did on Sunday night, to keep holding off the Broncos for that top spot.
Brandon Jacobs, who recently re-signed with his former team, the New York Giants, spoke out about his brief stint in San Francisco and offered strong words. Jacobs said his time with the 49ers was a "curse," Jacobs says he strongly urged the 49ers to cut him, but was met with opposition, leading him to the notion that the 49ers were "scared" to release him.
Brandon Jacobs, who recently re-signed with his former team, the New York Giants, spoke out about his brief stint in San Francisco and offered strong words. Jacobs said his time with the 49ers was a "curse," Jacobs says he strongly urged the 49ers to cut him, but was met with opposition, leading him to the notion that the 49ers were "scared" to release him.
Brandon Jacobs, who recently re-signed with his former team, the New York Giants, spoke out about his brief stint in San Francisco and offered strong words. Jacobs said his time with the 49ers was a "curse," Jacobs says he strongly urged the 49ers to cut him, but was met with opposition, leading him to the notion that the 49ers were "scared" to release him.
The NFL came back in a big way on opening day, with long plays highlighting games from coast to coast.
Police have yet to rule out New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as a suspect in a homicide investigation in North Attleboro, Mass., WBZ-TV reported.

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