Question: Hey Matt, do you think it is possible for us to sign Jerry Porter? I think he would be great. Do you think we could have gotten Clements for less, maybe somewhere around the $6 million range a year or so? It seems like we overpaid and are back on the track to salary-cap hell.
Tabrez, Elk Grove.
Answer: I think Jerry Porter is just the type of big, physical receiver the 49ers would love to have, but I don't think the Raiders want to trade him. As far as descending back into salary-cap hell, the 49ers have learned their lesson. Remember that they went into free agency with almost $38 million in cap space. They took advantage of that cushion by signing players to big contracts that pay the players up front. That is, if those players get cut or get injured years down the road, the 49ers won't have any massive roster bonuses hanging over their heads.
- Matt Barrows