Thursday, July 24, 2014

Frank Gore not ready to give up heavy workload

The 49ers have accumulated quite a bit of depth behind running back Frank Gore over the last few years, leading some to wonder if 2014 will be the year when the longtime workhorse starts to cede more of the workload to other backs.

If it is up to Gore, the wait will last a little longer. Kendall Hunter, Marcus Lattimore, Carlos Hyde and LaMichael James are all on the roster and looking for playing time, but Gore has no plans on stepping aside so someone else can do the heavy lifting.

Aldon Smith says he’s remained sober, expects to meet with Goodell soon

With word of Ravens running back Ray Rice’s two-game suspension being announced on Thursday, we may be drawing closer to learning what kind of discipline the league has in store for 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith.

Smith pleaded no contest to three weapons charges and a DUI this offseason and reports were that he’d meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell soon to discuss his situation. On Thursday, Smith confirmed, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, that he expects to have a meeting with Goodell soon but that no date has been set yet.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Training Camp Opening Press Conference - Stevie Johnson

Training Camp Opening Press Conference - Frank Gore

Training Camp Opening Press Conference - Colin Kaepernick

Training Camp Opening Press Conference - Patrick Willis

Alex Boone will hold out from 49ers camp

Vernon Davis reported to 49ers training camp. Teammate Alex Boone will not.

Boone is holding out from 49ers camp, as expected. The 27-year-old Boone has two years left on his contract, with base salaries of $2 million in 2014 and $1.2 million in 2015, and he believes he deserves significantly more than that.

Vernon Davis reports to camp, still wants a new deal

After skipping the offseason program, losing a $200,00 workout bonus and subjecting himself to up to $70,000 in fines for skipping a mandatory minicamp, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis decided to stop the financial bleeding by showing up for training camp.

Per a league source, his decision to show up for training camp was influenced by multiple factors, including but not limited to $30,000 per day in fines and, after five days, partial signing bonus forfeiture.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Aldon Smith gets 12 days in jail on DUI charge

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has not avoided jail time.  But he has gotten the closest thing possible to no jail time.

According to Tracy Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury News, a judge has sentenced 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith to 12 days in jail on gun and DUI charges.  He gets credit for one day served, and he’ll serve the remaining 11 by participating in a work crew on Mondays, starting July 28.