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.