Brooks: The Kaepernick advantage
Jim Harbaugh's decision to start Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith is bold, but it's also correct. Bucky Brooks explains why. [More ...](http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000102766/article/colin-kaepernick-over-alex-smith-jim-harbaugh-elevates-49ers? icampaign=ATL_newsdriver)
The 49ers agreed to terms with Bowman on a five-year extension through the 2018 season Tuesday. NFL.com's Albert Breer reported Bowman's deal is worth $45.25 million, with $25.5 million guaranteed over the life of the contract.
Davis, Rogers and McDonald helped seal the deal, clearing $2.5 million in cap space. The framework of their contracts remain the same. The change is when the money is handed out.