The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that the Niners are giving QB Shaun Hill a chance to seek a trade:
The 49ers have given backup quarterback Shaun Hill permission to seek a trade, said a source late Thursday, just days after the club reached a contract agreement with free-agent David Carr to take Hill’s place on the depth chart. Hill does not appear to fit into the 49ers’ plans after the club agreed to terms with Carr on a two-year, $6.25 million contract that includes a $2 million signing bonus. The 49ers now appear set with Carr, Alex Smith and Nate Davis as their three quarterbacks. The source said the 49ers might be waiting on the return of Carr’s signed contract before making any move with Hill. In giving Hill permission to seek a trade, he is allowed to speak with teams around the league to begin the process of finding a new team – either through a trade or as a free agent, if the 49ers release him.