Veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who spent his first three seasons with the 49ers a decade ago, is back after signing a one-year deal with the team Tuesday.

In the past several years, the 49ers have felt their locker room – led by hardworking players such as Justin Smith and Patrick Willis – could handle talented players with so-called character concerns. That notion, we can now say with certainty, was wishful thinking.

Ricardo Lockette made two 911 calls in Miami shortly after midnight April 2 to report a naked woman was on his friend’s bed and refused to leave, according to the Miami Police Department.

A 49ers team already entangled in several police blotter items added another embarrassing incident to the list Sunday when troubled linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for allegedly saying he had a bomb.

Perhaps the single-most intriguing 49ers item in the past two months was Jim Harbaugh’s hint last week that his offense will use more three-receiver packages in 2014.

Team owner Jed York says his general manager and coach are on the same page “95 percent of the time ... Five percent of the time it gets really interesting”

The 49ers began discussing a contract extension for quarterback Colin Kaepernick last month, and coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday said it was “a high priority” to have that completed this offseason.

Extra points have become far too easy in the NFL. But don’t tell that to the guys who kick them for a living.

Coach Jim Harbaugh, who earlier this month lobbied for a better contract for top assistant Vic Fangio, got exactly that Tuesday when the defensive coordinator received a raise and an extension from the 49ers.

SANTA CLARA The 49ers have blown up the impressive secondary they built in 2011.

FOLLOW US | Get more from | Follow us on Twitter | Become a fan on Facebook | Get news in your inbox | View our mobile versions | e-edition: Print edition online | What our bloggers are saying
Add to My Yahoo!
Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by
Quick Job Search
TODAY'S CIRCULARS BeeBuzz Points Find n Save