Monday, November 2, 2015

Report: 49ers Have Benched Colin Kaepernick

This is how bad things have gotten in San Francisco for Colin Kaepernick.

The 49ers have decided Blaine Gabbert is a better option right now.

49ers Trade Vernon Davis To The Broncos

After Sunday's game, Vernon Davis said that being traded away from the 49ers was a possibility.

Adam Schefter of ESPN broke the news that Davis has been traded to the Broncos.

Report: RB Mike Davis fractured hand Vs Rams

The 49ers are kicking the tires on Ben Tate this week and it appears that Reggie Bush’s torn ACL and the stress fracture in Carlos Hyde’s foot aren’t the only reasons why they’re in the market for running back help.

Jim Tomsula says he’s “evaluating everyone” including Colin Kaepernick

Jim Tomsula has insisted in the past that Colin Kaepernick was his quarterback.

Today, he stopped short of that.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

49ers Vs Ravens | Postgame Press Conference | Jim Tomsula

49ers Vs Ravens | Postgame Press Conference | Jarryd Hayne

49ers Vs Ravens | Postgame Press Conference | Colin Kaepernick

49ers Vs Ravens | Postgame Press Conference | Carlos Hyde

49ers Vs Ravens | Postgame Press Conference | Anquan Boldin

49ers Vs Ravens | Postgame Press Conference | Quinton Patton

49ers Vs Ravens | Postgame Press Conference | Torrey Smith

49ers Vs Ravens | Box Score | 49ers Win 25-20


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Kaepernick Says He's No Longer "being asked to do things outside of my character"

Colin Kaepernick was asked about a comment made by coach Jim Tomsula, who said that Kaepernick isn’t being asked to do anything he has been asked to do in previous years. His response eluded to the previous regime asking him to do things outside of his natural instinct.

Here is the transcript via the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Michael Crabtree Takes A Shot At Kaepernick, Claims He Rejected An Offer By 49ers

Former 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree decided to take a couple shots at his former team and quarterback. In an interview with The Chronicle, the man who only "plays ball" did his best Richard Sherman impression and ran his mouth.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

49ers Initial 2015 53-man Roster

The 49ers have made their final preseason cuts and transactions to get down to the 53-man roster. Here's a look by position.

Friday, September 4, 2015

49ers release Darnell Dockett

Per a league source, the 49ers have released Darnell Dockett, one day before the mandatory cutting of rosters from 75 to 53.

Dockett signed a two-year, $7.25 million deal with the 49ers. He earned a $500,000 workout bonus, and he has $2 million in guaranteed base salary, with offset language.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ahmad Brooks, Ray McDonald indicted in sexual assault case

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks and former 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald have been indicted in a sexual assault case.

McDonald faces one count of rape and Brooks faces one count of misdemeanor sexual battery, the San Jose Mercury News reports. McDonald could be sentenced to up to eight years in prison if convicted, while Brooks could face up to six months in jail.

The men were both accused by the same woman in an incident that took place at McDonald’s house in December. She says that McDonald raped her and that Brooks groped her after she fell and hit her head near McDonald’s pool.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jerome Simpson suspended six games

There was a bit more bad news for the 49ers on Tuesday as the team announced that wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended six games for violating the league’s substance abuse program. It’s Simpson’s third suspension and likely stems from a citation for marijuana possession last year.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

49ers Release First Depth Chart Of The Season

The 49ers released their first depth chart of the season on Wednesday. Coach Tomsula told CSNBayArea.com that this depth chart is fluid and not set in stone.
“We will shift that around and those depth charts in no way, I should say now, mean anything in terms of something being solid and staying. You will see those be manipulated throughout the course of the preseason.”
Here's a look at how it stands as of today.

Friday, August 7, 2015

49ers cut Aldon Smith

Aldon Smith has used up his last chance.

Smith, the talented but troubled 49ers pass rusher who was arrested overnight for DUI, has been released.

There was little doubt that had to happen: The 49ers have given second and third chances to Smith and he has repeatedly made them regret it, and at some point they simply had to say enough is enough.

Aldon Smith arrested for DUI, hit and run and vandalism | Claims there was no DUI

News broke that 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested on Friday morning, but there weren’t any details about what led him to Santa Clara County Jail.

The Santa Clara Police Department has now offered up those details. They announced via Twitter that Smith was arrested for hit and run, DUI and vandalism on Thursday night. No further information about the incident that led to the arrest was released, but a press release is expected later this morning.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

49ers will “work hard” to retain Aldon Smith

The big story of the 49ers offseason was the steady stream of departures from the team.

General Manager Trent Baalke would like to generate a different headline with linebacker Aldon Smith, who is in the final year of his contract. Baalke said that the team is going to “work hard to make sure” that Smith remains with the team and indicated that the team feels Smith has moved in the right direction after off-field issues led him to miss 14 games over the last two seasons.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Antoine Bethea

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Eric Reid

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Anquan Boldin

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Jim Tomsula

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Arik Armstead

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Torrey Smith

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | NaVorro Bowman

49ers Training Camp Press Conference | Vernon Davis

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Geep Chryst: Kaepernick didn’t regress as much as perceived

The 49ers failed to advance to the playoffs last season, ending a three-year string of making it at least as far as the NFC title game and touching off an offseason of sweeping change.

One thing that didn’t change was the identity of the starting quarterback. Colin Kaepernick will run the offense again this season after a 2014 season that left many people feeling like he’d regressed in his third year at the helm. His offensive coordinator Geep Chryst isn’t one of those people. He cited other factors for creating a perception that Kaepernick was moving in the wrong direction.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Vernon Davis: “Game planning” to blame for low 2014 production

49ers tight end Vernon Davis didn’t have the kind of production we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from him during the 2014 season.

Davis averaged nearly 50 catches a season during his first eight NFL seasons, but caught just 26 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns last season. That led to some musing about the team parting ways with Davis in order to save money under the cap, but they’ve held onto him in a decision that lends some support to Davis’s belief that last year’s issue  was with how the offense was run in general and not with him specifically.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Anthony Davis retires at age 25, will pay back unearned signing bonus money

The 49ers have once again lost a player to a surprise retirement.

Anthony Davis, a 25-year-old offensive tackle who was the 11th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, said in a statement that he is retiring from football.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

49ers First Round Draft Pick Arik Armstead says criticism of his effort is misguided

The 49ers liked defensive end Arik Armstead enough to make him the 17th overall pick in the draft, but there were some who were less impressed by Armstead heading into the draft.

Several draft pundits criticized Armstead for giving inconsistent effort while at Oregon, which suggested that the 6-7 former basketball player wasn’t willing to work hard enough to succeed on the football field. Armstead believes the label is an incorrect one, suggesting that those offering their opinion were expecting him to make plays as an individual that weren’t what the team asked him to do.

Colin Kaepernick apologizes for insensitive comment involving Houston flooding

Friday, May 22, 2015

Reggie Bush wants to return punts this year

Early in Reggie Bush’s NFL career, he returned punts in addition to his offensive duties and he showed a knack for it while returning four punts for touchdowns in his first three seasons with the Saints.

Bush continued returning punts through the end of his tenure in New Orleans, but six 2011 opportunities with the Dolphins are the last time he’s been seen in that role. Bush signed with the 49ers this offseason and he may get a chance to turn back the clock. Bush was fielding punts at Thursday’s practice and said it was his idea to get back on special teams.

Rookie RB Mike Davis says Kaepernick owes him a new thumb

After working with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Kurt Warner said he was impressed with the touch he was able to put on passes.

He might want to run that by 49ers running back Mike Davis, who said on Twitter that Kaepernick “owe me a new thumb” after one pass in OTAs this week.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NFL Moves Extra Point Spot Back / Changes 2-point Conversion Rule

Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday at its spring meeting in San Francisco. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

49ers First Round Draft Pick | Arik Armstead | Draft Profile

49ers Release Detailed Images Of New Alternate Jerseys

For the first time in the history of the organization, the 49ers will have an alternate uniform. They released a preview image on "Snapchat" earlier today to mixed reviews from the fans. Now we have a quality look at the Niners new threads.

49ers First Round Draft Pick | Arik Armstead | Highlights

49ers sign Philip Wheeler, release Trindon Holliday

The 49ers have added another linebacker to their roster just ahead of the first round of the draft.

The team announced Thursday afternoon that they have signed linebacker Philip Wheeler, who became a free agent earlier in the offseason when the Dolphins released him. Wheeler, who was a third-round pick of the Colts back in 2008, visited with the team in late April and joins Desmond Bishop and Nick Bellore as veteran additions to a group that lost Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Darnell Dockett not rushing return from torn ACL

Darnell Dockett has spent the last 10 years trying to beat the 49ers, so it’s not too surprising that there was some culture shock involved with joining the team this offseason after he was released by the Cardinals.

The defensive end said that he and left tackle Joe Staley walked past each other four times before they actually spoke to one another, shook hands “and kind of put [past battles] behind us.” Relationships with new teammates and past adversaries aren’t the only things taking some time for Dockett this offseason.

NaVorro Bowman “feels great” after return to practice

Like the other teams that changed coaches this offseason, the 49ers are holding a three-day voluntary minicamp for their veteran players before the draft and that’s given them an opportunity to get linebacker Navorro Bowman back on the field for the first time in a long time.

Bowman missed all of last season after tearing knee ligaments in the 49ers’ NFC Championship game loss to the Seahawks after the 2013 season and was never able to practice during a brief spell off of the physically unable to perform list late in the year. Bowman has been participating in this week’s work, however, and he said Wednesday that all is going well in his return to the field.

49ers to introduce first-ever alternate uniforms

Thursday’s 49ers draft party won’t simply celebrate the newest member of the team.  It’ll also include a look at the team’s first-ever alternate uniforms.

The 49ers will be unveiling the new alternate jersey, the first change to the team’s uniform since 2009.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jim Tomsula: We have prepared for Justin Smith’s retirement

49ers safety Eric Reid said this week that he and some of his teammates have been trying to convince defensive end Justin Smith to return for another season with the team, but the 49ers are giving the veteran a bit more space while he contemplates his future.

Head coach Jim Tomsula said Friday that the team will give Smith all “the time that he needs” to make up his mind and that he doesn’t doubt that he’ll let the 49ers know as soon as he’s reached that decision. Tomsula also said that Smith’s timing wouldn’t impact the team because they have been well aware that Smith’s nearing the end of the line.

Kaepernick calls ex-rugby player Jarryd Hayne “phenomenal”

Former rugby player Jarryd Hayne, who signed with the 49ers last month despite having never played American football, has been working out with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. And Kaepernick likes what he sees.

“Phenomenal athlete. Just a natural,” Kaepernick told the Sacramento Bee. “Since the day I met him, since every workout he’s been at, he’s going to give you everything he has. And it doesn’t seem like there’s going to be much of a learning curve for him.”

NaVorro Bowman expected to be on field at April minicamp

Teams with new head coaches get to hold a minicamp for veteran players before the draft, which means the 49ers will be gathering for three days of on-field work later this month.

They expect to have linebacker Navorro Bowman taking part in the workouts when that minicamp gets underway. Bowman missed all of last season after suffering torn knee ligaments in the NFC Championship game loss to the Seahawks, but coach Jim Tomsula said Friday that the plan is for Bowman to be out there for some portion of the workout.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Jeff Garcia thinks fans should scrutinize the 49ers’ management

*49ersSpin forum is a great place to gather and scrutinize* 

Former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia thinks San Francisco fans have every right to be skeptical of management’s decision to get rid of coach Jim Harbaugh.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hakeem Nicks visiting with the 49ers

Most of the players on the list of the top free agents this offseason have found homes for 2015, leaving just a handful without jobs as March comes to an end.

One member of that list is wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who has been greeted by an indifferent reaction from the league coming off a 38-catch season with the Colts in 2014. Things may be looking up for Nicks, however.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lance Briggs to visit the 49ers on Monday

With a big hole to fill at inside linebacker, the 49ers identified Mason Foster and Lance Briggs as two potential targets in free agency this week. Foster signed with the Bears instead, but Briggs is heading to San Francisco for a visit.

Briggs told Vaughn McClure of ESPNChicago.com that he will visit with the 49ers on Monday. Briggs is from the area and grew up a 49ers fan.

Monday, March 23, 2015

49ers “discussing” free agent LBs Lance Briggs and Mason Foster

With the big-money free agents long gone, teams are left to sift through the remaining scraps, which mostly consists of veterans and underachievers. And with the 49ers desperate for help, they’ve had “discussions” about signing Lance Briggs, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Report: 49ers interested in free agent LB Erin Henderson

Free agent linebacker Erin Henderson was out of the league last season. He was busted for drunk driving twice in one year from January 2013 to January 2014 and released by the Vikings in February of 2014 before being slapped with a four-game suspension at the start of last season.

Henderson worked out for the Chiefs after the season but wasn’t signed to a contract. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports the soon-to-be 29-year-old held a private workout for teams in Arizona on Sunday.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Patrick Willis On Chance He Will Return to Football "Zero"

Many fans may hold on to hope of Patrick Willis making his triumphant return from his surprise retirement in a year or two.

In a recent interview with  Takeo Spikes of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk, Willis made it clear that the was no chance of that happening. Spikes asked him to rate his chance of returning on a scale of one to 10 and he responded, "Zero".

He then went more in depth on when and why he made the decision to call it a career.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jed York: 49ers got away from “core strengths” under Jim Harbaugh

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York thinks replacing Jim Harbaugh with Jim Tomsula is a step toward winning a Super Bowl.

York told Bloomberg Television that he doesn’t think the 49ers were playing up to the standards of the franchise last year, and change was needed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chris Borland's family knew all year his first season could be his last

Chris Borland told his family from the beginning that he might play only one year in the NFL.

Borland, the Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate who shocked the football world by announcing that his rookie season would be his last, has been telling his loved ones that from Day One. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that Borland told his family before the season started that his career might only last a year, and as a result his parents and all five of his siblings made a point of getting to the games so they could see his career while it lasted.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Chris Borland retires after one season

The San Francisco 49ers were just as stunned as everyone else by Chris Borland’s decision to retire after just one season in the NFL.

The team confirmed the story by ESPN’s Outside the Lines that Borland was walking away from the game at the ripe old age of 24.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Justin Smith: Decision on retirement is “not 100 percent”

Word around the 49ers on Monday is that the team is preparing to lose linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive end Justin Smith to retirement, but Smith isn’t ready to drop the curtain on his 14-year playing career just yet.

FB Bruce Miller arrested for spousal battery

It’s been a bad offseason for the 49ers.  It got a lot worse late Monday.

According to multiple reports, 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was arrested last Thursday in Santa Clara on charges of spousal abuse.

Patrick Willis and Justin Smith(UPDATE: ??) retiring from 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers continue to see dramatic changes in a franchise only a year removed from three straight NFC title game appearances.

From coach Jim Harbaugh leaving (mutually or otherwise) to running back Frank Gore signing with the Eagles on Tuesday  to the expected departure of receiver Michael Crabtree to the possible loss of guard Mike Iupati, the exodus of talented players continue.

The next two dominoes to fall will be linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive lineman Justin Smith.

49ers deny report that they’re trying to trade Colin Kaepernick

Despite a report to the contrary, Colin Kaepernick is staying in San Francisco.

After KBME radio in Houston reported the 49ers have put Kaepernick on the trade block, 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke issued a statement denying it.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

49ers would have cut Aldon Smith if he hadn’t taken revised deal

So why did 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith swap out a potentially fully-guaranteed $9.754 million salary in 2015 for a package of non-guaranteed roster bonuses and other payments that total a maximum of $9.754 million?

The simple answer is that’s the best deal he was going to get, anywhere.

Smith’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, told Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com earlier this week that the 49ers didn’t say, ‘”If you don’t do this, you’re cut.'”  The 49ers apparently didn’t need to verbalize their intentions.

Jed York: "I don't know what the thinking was" On Signing Jerome Simpson

After the 49ers not so mutually parted ways  with coach Jim Harbaugh, owner Jed York said that the organization wants to win with class.

Some are having a hard time reconciling their decision to sign receiver Jerome Simpson with that objective.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Aldon Smith has restructured his 2015 contract

Under the fifth year of his rookie deal, Aldon Smith was due to earn a fully guaranteed (as of Tuesday) base salary of $9.754 million.  He’ll now earn that money only if he’s on the roster for the entire season.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Smith has converted his salary to a series of roster bonuses and salary that ultimately will pay him up to $9.754 million.

49ers sign Jerome Simpson to two-year deal

Jerome Simpson will attempt to jump-start his career in San Francisco.

Simpson, the former Bengals and Vikings wide receiver, has signed a two-year contract with the 49ers, the club said Thursday.

49ers Sign Darnell Dockett

Veteran defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has signed a two-year deal with the 49ers, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Dockett, who was drafted by the Cardinals in 2004 and spent 11 years there, was cut last week when the two sides couldn’t agree on the value of a veteran defensive lineman recovering from ACL repair.
 The Cardinals, who reportedly offered a deal with a base value of $2.5 million and a maximum of $4 million, had hoped to be able to bring him back after he tested the market.

According to Rosenhaus, Dockett’s contract in San Francisco has a value of $7.5 million over two years.  He’s due to make $4 million in 2015, with half of that guaranteed.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Report: 49ers Place LB Michael Wilhoite On Trade Block

The 49ers are reportedly open to dealing one of their reserve inside linebackers.

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the club has placed fourth-year pro Michael Wilhoite on the trading block.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

49ers Sign Rugby star Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne left his Australian rugby team, the Parramatta Eels, in October in hopes of beginning a football career in the NFL.

That career will begin with the San Francisco 49ers.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Darnell Dockett meeting with the 49ers tonight

The Cardinals left the door open for defensive tackle Darnell Dockett to return when they cut him last week.

And he’s going to test their will to do so quickly.

Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Dockett is scheduled to meet with the 49ers tonight.