GM Larry Riley seemed to shoot down any possibility that the team will use the new collective bargaining agreements amnesty provision to waive either David Lee or Andris Biedrins, two of the teams big-money players.
Brian Jennings is the sole survivor of a different era -- San Francisco's last playoff season in 2002. How long has it been? Put it this way: 49ers owner Jed York was still in college and Alex Smith was just out of high school.
After Brandon Lloyd left the 49ers after the 2005 season, he signed a big-money deal with the Redskins and then virtually disappeared off the NFL map. But Lloyd returns to Candlestick on Sunday as the Rams' top wideout.
What Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary tried to do, they couldn't do. But Jim Harbaugh is doing it. Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach look back at the 49ers' recent history, and look ahead to what is now a bright future.