Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Aldon Smith highly unlikely to be playing at start of 2014 season

With 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith facing July 25 sentencing after pleading no contest to DUI and multiple felony weapons charges, Smith almost definitely will not be available when the 49ers commence the regular season at Dallas.  Smith possibly won’t be around beyond Week One, too.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Marcus Lattimore: I’m trying to take Frank Gore’s job

When running back Marcus Lattimore injured his knee at South Carolina in 2012, there was some doubt about whether he’d recover enough to play in the NFL at all.

Lattimore wound up sitting out his entire rookie season as he recovered, but has returned to the field this offseason and drawn compliments from the team’s coaching staff on the progress he’s shown over the last few months. That would seem to put Lattimore in position to gain some playing time behind Frank Gore in 2014, but Lattimore is aiming a bit higher.

49ers likely won’t negotiate with Davis or Boone until they show up

49ers tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone want new contracts.  They’ve boycotted offseason workouts to make it happen.

As Matt Maiocco of points out, that may not be the way to make it happen.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Minicamp Day 2 Press Conference - Jim Harbaugh

Minicamp Day 2 Press Conference - Tank Carradine

Greg Roman hints the 49ers could pass more in 2014

The 49ers have given quarterback Colin Kaepernick a contract extension and now they may be giving him more throwing to do to go along with it.

 Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said that it is Kaepernick’s second full year as a starter and the quarterback is “seeing things now that he didn’t see before.” Roman also pointed out the new receivers on the roster and, as a result of those developments, Roman hinted that there may be more balls in the air when the 49ers take the field this season.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Minicamp Day 1 Press Conference - Jim Harbaugh

Minicamp Day 1 Press Conference - Eric Reid

Jim Harbaugh calls out Davis, Boone for skipping mandatory minicamp

For the voluntary portion of the offseason program, coaches can’t say anything about a player’s decision to not volunteer his services.  For the lone, three-day mandatory minicamp, it’s open season on those who choose to violate their contracts and not attend.

It’s no surprise, then, that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh opted to publicly chastise tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone for not showing up the team’s annual mandatory camp.

Eric Wright not at minicamp, retiring from NFL

Tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone are skipping 49ers minicamp out of dissatisfaction with their current contracts.

Cornerback Eric Wright makes it three veteran 49ers not in attendance for this week’s practices, but his reason for staying away is a bit different than his teammates. Coach Jim Harbaugh said, via Matt Maiocco of, that Wright has decided to retire after seven seasons in the NFL.

Vernon Davis a no-show at 49ers minicamp

Tight end Vernon Davis wavered a bit about his intentions to report to this week’s 49ers mandatory minicamp, but he ultimately came down on the side of staying away.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Davis is not at practice on Tuesday, a move he foreshadowed in a column for that explained why he was “holding out” for a better contract. Davis had previously indicated that he planned to report for minicamp after skipping the rest of the team’s offseason program.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

No charges against Colin Kaepernick from Miami incident

There was a good indication the 49ers weren’t worried about potential charges against Colin Kaepernick when they gave him a contract extension.

And now, there’s legal justification for that call.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Negotiations still stalled between 49ers and Jim Harbaugh

With the 49ers getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick under contract, the question becomes whether a new deal will be struck with the man who has mentored Kaepernick through his three NFL seasons.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, not much is happening.  The 49ers have made an offer to Harbaugh, and Harbaugh has yet to respond to it.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Full Breakdown of Colin Kaepernick's New Contract

After signing, with an old-old-school quill pen, his new contract, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick explained to the media that he agreed to the deal as designed in order to help the team sign and keep other players.

“Part of the way the contract is written and the way it was negotiated was so they would be able to sign other players,” Kaepernick said.  “That was something that my agents and the organization worked out and they felt like this was something they would be able to get other players with.”

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Colin Kaepernick Contract Extension Press Conference

Baalke on Kaepernick deal: 49ers always look to reward our players

San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke says the big new contract for quarterback Colin Kaepernick shows that the team takes care of its players.

Colin Kaepernick signs contract extension through 2020 season

It didn’t take the 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick long to work out a deal once they were in the same room.

According to multiple reports, they agreed to a six-year contract extension which will be worth more than $100 million, and tie him to the team through the 2020 season.