|National Football League|
|July 27 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET22:15 GMT6:15 AM 北京时间3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST4:15 PM CT2:15 UAE (+1)18:15 ET - A person familiar with the negotiations says the San Francisco 49ers have reached agreement on a five-year contract with defensive lineman Ray McDonald. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Wednesday because free agent deals can't become official - or be formally announced - until Friday.
Analysis: McDonald was high on new general manager Trent Baalke's list of players to bring back for 2011 and beyond. He could become a starter at defensive end depending on how the roster shakes out. The 26-year-old McDonald has started only nine games in his first four NFL seasons, all in 2008. He recorded 19 tackles last season for San Francisco (6-10) and returned his lone interception 31 yards for his first career touchdown.