Checking the Wire 2/27/09

3:30 Update
49ers sign another: According to MM per FOXSPORTS, Takeo Spikes will be returning. It's under the 3:27pm entry.
Raiders shopping Michael Bush

BREAKING NEWS: 49ers sign their first free agent: FB Moran Norris


Gwenn Knapp rehashes the Tanya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan fiasco.


Scott Ostler says Basketball can learn from Soccer.

Marcus Thompson checks in from Warriors practice last night.

Janny Hu observations, including Nellie saying he's going to play more youngsters.

Adam Lauridsen breaks down the minutes the youngsters have played by month and they've decreased!

Bruce Jenkins gives his thoughts for teams interested in signing Stephon Marbury.


Baggs hasRandy Johnson's kindergartenclass picture. Also, heasks Larry Baerif the team regrets signing Affedlt and Renteria before the free agent market dropped.

Schulman has a note on ManRam. In case you didn't hear,
Manny rejected the Dodgers' latest offer.

McCovery Chroniclesprojects LinCYcum's stats this year.

For Nomar, it's the A's or retire.

SusanSlusser has pregame notes, including Daric Barton will make his spring debut.
Mark Purdy says Barry Bonds has the best BFF, ever.


Matt Barrows looks at the 49ers likely targets in free agency.

Matt Maiocco is keeping a running diary of all the happenings today, the first full day of free agency.

GM Scot McCloughan says the 49ers are going low key this year.

Niners Nation looks at the rumored interests of the 49ers, DE Chris Canty and WR Branond Jones.

Jason Jones has some tips for the Raiders this offseason.

Along the same lines, Jerry Mac says restraint is a good thing.

Kawakami reads into what the Raiders and 49ers free agency attitude means for next year.

Lowell Cohn says the 49ers QBs aren't good enough.

NFP reports that Tampa Bay has traded for TE Kellen Winslow.