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, mock drafts, news, rumors, analysisGeorge Kittle made his Iowa teammates some moneyNew,18commentsTJ Hockenson and Noah Fant owe him big timePDTShareTweetShareShareGeorge Kittle made his Iowa teammates some moneyJesse Johnson-USA TODAY SportsPeople are calling Iowa “Tight End University,” since T. J. Hockenson and Noah Fant were both drafted in the first twenty picks during the first-round of the NFL Draft. But those guys really owe George Kittle big time for their first-round salaries. Nobody was thinking about Iowa TEs two years ago.Sure, there have been several Iowa tight ends drafted over the years, and Dallas Clark was a very good one for 11 years. But he’s really the only big success in this century. Scott Chandler took years to get on a roster before having four solid years with the Bills. Brandon Myers had two good years (and six weak ones). Tony Moeaki faded fast, C.J. Fiederowicz had one good year, and Tony Jackson never even saw the field.So there is a reason that John Lynch was able to sneak off with Kittle for just a fifth round pick. Sure, his injury helped. There’s also the fact that Iowa never throws the ball, so Kittle’s tape was mostly just run plays.He was seen as blocking TE, a position not valued much in the league.Kittle rewrote the whole concept of tight end. Forget blocking tight ends and move tight ends; you need to be both. As wide receivers get taller Womens Tom Rathman Jersey
, move tight ends who can’t block are just slow receivers. Also: Kittle isn’t slow. So when both of his successors had strong seasons this year, NFL scouts were ready to pounce. Great for Hockenson and Fant, but not much use to Kittle, who’s still playing on a 5th round rookie contract.He’ll make $720,000 next year. Based on last year’s deals, Fant should make more than $2 million, and Hockenson twice that. And there’s almost no chance they’ll be as successful as Kittle.They owe him big time. Guess who’s back."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 49ers Salary CapLevi’s Stadium Events49ers Transactions49ers Injury News49ers Press Conferences & Conference Calls49ers Roster49ers TransactionsReport: 49ers sign cornerback Dontae Johnson. Again. New,113commentsGuess who’s back. PDTShareTweetShareShareReport: 49ers sign cornerback Dontae Johnson. Again. The San Francisco 49ers are plenty busy on Tuesday making some roster adjustments. Matt Maiocco reports they’ve officially released offensive tackle Anthony Davis who wants to make a return to football and also linebacker Pita Taumoepenu. But there also is a signing. Dontae Johnson. Yes, cornerback Dontae Johnson, a source of high frustration for fans in 2017,has returned to Santa Clara. Johnson was drafted by the 49ers in the 2014 NFL Draft and labeled a better athlete than a football player by then-analyst Mike Mayock. He showed some potential his rookie season, recording a pick-six, but that play was one of few that could be positive. The good news? Both of Johnson’s career interceptions turned into touchdowns. Favor for Johnson fell fast and as his career went on Mike McGlinchey Jersey
, he was getting burned. Once Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins torched him in 2017, the 49ers saw enough and sent Johnson to the bench. Johnson went to the Seattle Seahawks in 2018 free agency and got placed on injured reserve, never seeing the field. After being released in September that same year, he then signed with the Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs, in that order. He played one game in Buffalo and saw zero stats. The Chiefs brought him in after the season concluded in February 2019, only to release him a little over a month later. Now Johnson is back with the 49ers. The 49ers secondary has some stiff competition, and Johnson being around when the 53-man roster is made might be a bit of a stretch. They have signed Jason Verrett, as well as have a returning Richard Sherman. Tim Harris, a rookie sixth-round draft choice has a long climb to see the field and if it comes down to him and Johnson, tie goes to the up-and-comer. But hey! A Trent Baalke draft pick is returning to the team! That means something, right?