Chiefs get second-rounder Breeland Speaks under contract
Linebacker Breeland Speaks is the latest Chiefs draft pick to agree to a contract.
The Chiefs announced on Thursday that second-round pick Breeland Speaks has signed a four-year deal with the team. The linebacker is the third of six picks to sign with the team.
Speaks was the 46th overall pick of the draft and the first player selected by the Chiefs this year. Their first-round pick was traded to the Bills in the deal that netted quarterback Patrick Mahomes last year.
The six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has not played in a game since 2010, but let 49ers general manager John Lynch know he was ready for a comeback Saturday on Twitter.
The 49ers originally drafted Owens back in 1996, and he spent eight seasons of his 15-year career there. With quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo signed long term, the 49ers have Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin set to start at wide out.
Cowden joined the Titans after 16 years with the Panthers and his name surfaced as a candidate for the G.M. position in Carolina this winter before the Panthers made Marty Hurney the permanent choice for the position. His name also came up in association for the same job in Kansas City last year, but the Chiefs stayed in house and promoted Brett Veach.
The Titans also promoted Kevin Turks to assistant director of pro scouting and hired Rob Riederer as a scouting assistant.
With under a minute to play in the 1982 NFC Championship, following the 1981 season, the 49ers trailed the Cowboys 27-21. From the 6-yard line, Joe Montana tossed a pass into the back of the end zone, for which Clark leapt and fully extended to reel it in for the game-winning touchdown.
The 49ers went on to Super Bowl XVI and won the first championship in franchise history that year and the first of two with Clark.
His No. 87 is retired by the 49ers, and he was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1988.
He is survived by his wife and three children, Casey, Riley and Mac.