"The premiere players will get paid and we try to keep everything intact as much as we can," McKenzie said. "But that's what happens when you're talented players, play well and their contract comes up a certain time to where they can benefit from it, that's what free agency is all about."
"Aldon is working out and getting ready," general manager Reggie McKenzie told the Chronicle. "He is in a great place and that's the main thing. Whether Goodell lets him out or not, that's the important thing - that he's healthy and happy. But I would hope that we as a league reward a guy - with stipulations - who goes through the right steps and wants to get better and get his life in order."