Former Raiders running back does not have a visit planned with the 49ers, according to two people who would know. The Chron's David White reported yesterday that Fargas has a visit lined up with the Chiefs and that his agent has been in contact with other teams, including the 49ers. Since then, that report has been changed by other outlets to say that Fargas is visiting the 49ers. That's not the case at this point.
Meanwhile, Arnaz Battle had a physical with the Steelers this morning and is now signing a three-year deal with them, according to a league source. Battle, of course, played for Steelers special teams coach Al Everest in San Francisco. He's also a very good downfield blocker, which is important in Pittsburgh. (See: Ward, Hines).
In other 49ers free-agency news, the two teams that have shown interest in OT Barry Sims are the Seahawks and Redskins. Now that Tony Pashos has signed with the Browns, re-signing Sims, a left tackle who also can play on the right side, is more imperative.
The 49ers will look for a blocking tight end this offseason. Earlier this year they signed Tony Curtis with the hope he could fill that role. They also have called about former Jet and Patriot Chris Baker, a blocking specialist. Another option is the draft, which is deep with quality tight ends.
-- Matt Barrows