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March 12, 2014
Cornerback Chris Cook to visit 49ers Thursday

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The 49ers will host free-agent cornerback Chris Cook, who has the tall, long-limbed profile they covet at the position, on Thursday, a league source said tonight. The 6-2 Cook was a second-round pick by the Vikings in 2010. And while he doesn't have elite stats -- no interceptions in four seasons -- he does have the long arms (32 1/2 inches) general manager Trent Baalke likes and he figures to fit under the 49ers' quickly contracting salary cap.

The 49ers are light at cornerback after cutting three-year starter Carlos Rogers on Tuesday. Another starter, Tarell Brown, is testing the free-agent market. It's not known which teams have shown interest in Brown, but he indicated on Monday that he had suitors on the east coast.

The 49ers also have asked about Dolphins free-agent cornerback Nolan Carroll. He visited the Bills today, but Buffalo ended up signing another player at the position, Corey Graham. UPDATE, 7:00 a.m.: Today Carroll signed a two-year, $5.2 million deal with the Eagles, according to Fox Sports.

The 49ers have five cornerbacks under contract: Tramaine Brock, Chris Culliver, Eric Wright, Darryl Morris and Dax Swanson.

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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