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Mike Iupati | Guard

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 331
College: Idaho
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The Washington Post expects the Redskins to have some interest in free agent LG Mike Iupati.
Coach Jay Gruden wants to run more power offense in his second year at the helm, and Iupati is as powerful a lineman there is at 6'5/331. He's a mauling run blocker and would allow the Redskins to move on from finesse RG Chris Chester. LG Shawn Lauvao would then move to the right side. Iupati is expected to have a healthy market as the top free-agent guard. He'll turn 28 in May. Feb 25 - 9:43 AM

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Dolphins C Mike Pouncey wants the team to sign free agent LG Mike Iupati.

It's a slow news night before the Combine kicks off later this week. Pouncey calls Iupati a "good player" and "a really good veteran guard." Pouncey doesn't have any say in personnel decisions, but the fit makes sense. The Dolphins have holes at both left and right guard, though second-year OG Billy Turner will likely fill one of those spots. Iupati, 28 in May, will be eyeing big money next month.
Feb 17 - 10:05 PM

The Sacramento Bee doesn't expect the 49ers to re-sign impending free agent LG Mike Iupati.

Iupati has made the Pro Bowl the last three seasons and is expected to test the open market. The 49ers have rookies Marcus Martin and Brandon Thomas as in-house candidates to replace him.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 09:07:00 PM

49ers LG Mike Iupati exited Week 13 against the Seahawks with a right arm injury.

Iupati stayed down on one knee after a fourth-quarter play and eventually walked off the field under his own power. He returned a few plays later.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 11:05:00 PM

49ers LG Mike Iupati has cleared the concussion protocol.

Iupati will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Rams, sending Joe Looney back to the bench. Iupati has been one of the league's best run-blocking guards this season.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 08:34:00 AM

49ers LG Mike Iupati exited Monday night's Week 6 game against the Rams with a concussion.

Iupati was replaced in the lineup by Joe Looney. On a short week, it'll be tough for Iupati to make it back for Week 7 against the Broncos in Denver.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 11:08:00 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes it's "very unlikely" contract-year LG Mike Iupati will be back win the 49ers in 2015.

Iupati is probably going to become the highest paid guard in league history next offseason, and the 49ers drafted his heir apparent in fourth-rounder Brandon Thomas. San Francisco, of course, would correspondingly be eligible for a third-round 2016 compensatory pick. The 49ers' left guard could be gone next year, and right guard Alex Boone is expected to hold out of training camp.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 10:16:00 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes the 49ers may have to choose between re-signing RG Alex Boone or LG Mike Iupati.

With Colin Kaepernick headlining a long list of 49ers with soon to expire contracts, San Francisco is in for several tough choices in the coming years. One of those could be to let one or both of their talented guards walk. The Niners prepared to some extent by drafting C/G Marcus Martin and G Brandon Thomas in the third round, but losing even one of Boone or Iupati would be damaging to their perennially dominant line. Iupati is a free agent after this season, while Boone has two years left.
Sat, May 31, 2014 01:28:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee thinks 49ers contract-year LG Mike Iupati could become the highest-paid guard in the league next offseason and may not be re-signed by San Francisco.

The 49ers have set themselves up for life beyond Iupati. They drafted Clemson OG Brandon Thomas and C/G Marcus Martin in the third round earlier this month. Both players had first-round grades. Thomas (torn ACL) will "redshirt" on I.R. Iupati, 27, is in the final year of his rookie deal. The 49ers still need to pay Colin Kaepernick and possibly Michael Crabtree, who are both in the final years of their rookie deals. Iupati, a mauling run blocker, will command $8-9 million annually.
Tue, May 27, 2014 11:12:00 AM

49ers LG Mike Iupati (ankle) is questionable for training camp.

Iupati is still recovering from a broken left ankle he suffered in the NFC Championship game. He hasn't been cleared for OTAs or training camp, but the 49ers expect him to be ready for the start of the season. Iupati is making $2.77 million in the final year of his rookie contract.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 06:21:00 PM

49ers LG Mike Iupati has been diagnosed with a broken left fibula.

It's better news than was originally reported. Coach Jim Harbaugh previously said Iupati broke his ankle. The fibula is the smaller of the two bones in the lower leg. Iupati will not require surgery, suffered no ligament damage, and is expected to be back to full strength in eight weeks. He may not do much during spring workouts, but Iupati will be ready in plenty of time for training camp.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 07:20:00 PM

49ers LG Mike Iupati has been diagnosed with a fractured left ankle.

It's the worst possible end to a Pro-Bowl season, but barring setbacks, Iupati will likely be ready for training camp. Despite his Hawaii invite, Iupati had a mixed year. In between missing four games with a sprained left MCL, he graded out negatively in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Nevertheless, Iupati is still one of the game's best young all-around blockers. Still only 27 and headed into a contract year, Iupati should bounce back in a big way next season.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 10:20:00 PM

49ers LG Mike Iupati was forced from Sunday's NFC Championship Game with a left ankle injury, and will not return.

Iupati appeared to injure his knee, but it was announced as an ankle issue. A Pro Bowler, Iupati got his left leg rolled up at the bottom of a pile near the goal line. It did not look good. Iupati remained down for several moments before being helped to the sideline. He was soon carted to the locker room. Iupati missed four games earlier this season with a sprained left MCL. Veteran Adam Snyder is now in at left guard.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 07:35:00 PM

49ers LG Mike Iupati (knee) is active for Week 16 versus the Falcons.

Iupati missed four games with a sprained MCL in his left knee. An already juicy matchup for Frank Gore becomes an even better one.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 07:20:00 PM

49ers LG Mike Iupati (knee) has resumed practicing.

Wednesday marked Iupati's first practice since he sprained his left MCL on Nov. 17. He's expected to suit up with a brace on against the Bucs Sunday. It's excellent news for Frank Gore as Iupati has graded out as a top-12 run blocker at the guard spot this season.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 11:33:00 AM

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