Catching up on 49ers news

Earlier Monday, we looked at the contract situations of tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone. Now, we take a look at some of the other storylines that developed while I was on vacation:

Aldon Smith pleads no contest to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.

My thoughts: Smith is set to be sentenced July 25. He could face jail time. He could also face an NFL suspension. Smith’s future is very much up in the air.

Colin Kaepernick investigation goes to state attorney’s office in Florida

My thoughts: The case in Miami, in which Kaepernick and receiver Quinton Patton have been investigated in a “suspicious incident” has been ongoing for two months. It is said to be winding down.

• 49ers' entire draft class is signed

My thoughts: This is one of the best aspects of the new CBA. One of the silliest moments of every summer was signing a fourth-round pick holdout for a week and he would fall behind. Thankfully, that doesn't happen anymore.

LaMichael James joins workouts

My thoughts: James was open to a trade, and was staying away from the team. However, when he wasn't traded during the draft, James rejoined the team's voluntary workouts. It was a smart move. The team currently has no plans of trading James, and thus, he needs to make the roster. Being with the team helps his cause.

• Jerry Rice Jr. not signed after tryout

My thoughts: It’s no surprise. He didn't make much of an impact at UCLA and UNLV in his college career.

• Kaepernick loses to Richard Sherman in "Madden NFL 15" cover semifinal vote

My thoughts: That’s a good thing for Kaepernick and the 49ers, right? You now, the curse and all.

Salary cap update: Now, that June 1 has passed, the 49ers have gained $6.6 million in cap space per the release of cornerback Carlos Rogers. The 49ers have about $8 million in cap space. Some of that money could be used to sign Kaepernick, and perhaps another player, to an extension.