It turns out I didn't entirely abandon my professional duties while flying back from the east coast yesterday. Recently released 49ers defensive end Melvin Oliver was on my flight from Newark to San Jose. Oliver was in first class. I was in low class (seat 18F), and thus was unable to chat with him on the flight. But today, I received confirmation from Oliver's agent that he was in New Jersey to work out for the Giants ...
In other 49ers news, the team signed third-round pick CB Reggie Smith. That leaves two draft picks -- first rounder Kentwan Balmer and fourth rounder Cody Wallace -- that must be signed before the first training-camp practice Friday.
-- Matt Barrows