49ers Rumors & News

  • Desmond Bishop to sign 1-year deal with 49ers

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers will be bringing back one more of their own free agents. Matt Barrows is reporting Desmond Bishop will sign a one-year deal with the team. Bishop signed with the 49ers on December 16 and got some action in the final two games of the season. Bishop was originally a sixth..." March 31

  • Report: Michael Crabtree’s Market Crashed After Playing “Poker” With Teams

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, sources around the league believe free agent WR Michael Crabtree‘s market crashed after playing “poker” with teams this offseason. Cole mentions that Crabtree was expecting to secure a contract that would pay him close to $9 or $10 million per..." March 31

  • Jonathan Martin: I no longer think about the Dolphins bullying case

    ESPN.com "Jonathan Martin made it clear on Monday that he didn’t want to talk about the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal two years ago in which he was the victim. He made it clear that his focus was on revitalizing his career with the Carolina Panthers, who claimed the offensive tackle off waivers on..." March 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Dolphins LB Philip Wheeler is visiting the #49ers today, source said. He played 2012 in Oakland nearby.

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    WR Hakeem Nicks told me this morning that he is traveling today to California to visit the #49ers. Nicks played for the #Colts last season.

  • 49ers met with LB Erin Henderson; will visit with Lance Briggs next

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers this week met with ex-Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson, one of several inside linebackers they are considering after the retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland. According to agent Jim Chapman, Henderson, 28, met with both general manager Trent Baalke and head coach Jim..." March 29

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Source: Free-agent veteran LB Desmond Bishop, who finished season with 49ers, will visit the 49ers on Monday.

  • Lance Briggs to meet with 49ers on Monday

    ESPN.com "Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs told ESPN.com he has a Monday visit scheduled with the San Francisco 49ers. Briggs just completed his 12th and final season with the Chicago Bears. The Elk Grove, California, native grew up 1 ½ hours from Candlestick Park and was a 49ers fan. The..." March 28

  • 49ers waive CB Cameron Fuller

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers will have a different look at cornerback entering 2015. This extends even to the reserve ranks. San Francisco announced Friday it had waived second-year corner Cameron Fuller. " March 28

  • Lions' Caldwell: It just 'didn't work out' with Bush

    Detroit Free Press "Sean Payton had dinner with Reggie Bush in Los Angeles after Bush was cut by the Detroit Lions last month, and the pair might have reunited in New Orleans with the Saints if not for C.J. Spiller's unexpected availability. Bush signed instead with the San Francisco 49ers, and first-year 49ers..." March 28

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    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    The Panthers have claimed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers from the 49ers.

  • 49ers waive cornerback Cameron Fuller

    San Jose Mercury News "The 49ers released Richmond native Cameron Fuller on Friday, ending the cornerback’s tenure without him making a regular season appearance. Fuller was signed to San Francisco’s practice squad in December and he was promoted to the active roster 10 days later for the season finale against the..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • 49ers Waive T Jonathan Martin

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced they have waived T Jonathan Martin. The 49ers acquired Martin (6-5, 312) in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on March 11, 2014. He appeared in 15 games (nine starts) for the 49ers last season. Prior to joining San Francisco, Martin spent two seasons with the..." March 26

  • Despite defections, 49ers sticking to 3-4 defense

    ESPN.com "While the recent retirements of inside linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland may have thrown the San Francisco 49ers for a loop, and the Niners have only three inside linebackers under contract who have NFL experience and one of them, NaVorro Bowman, is still recuperating from a..." March 25

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    Marc Sessler @MarcSesslerNFL

    Tomsula: Reggie Bush can be an every down back. 'He's a runner, he's not a gadget guy.' #49ers

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • 49ers fans have raised $2K to try and get Jed York to sell the team

    CBSSports.com "It hasn't exactly been a banner offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. Not only did the 49ers lose their coach, but they also had two players retire (Patrick Willis and Chris Borland), one player get arrested (Bruce Miller) and their all-time leading rusher (Frank Gore) signed with the..." March 24

  • Baalke considering all 49ers' options for inside linebacker

    CSN Bay Area "General manager Trent Baalke continues to look for inside linebackers after the recent decisions of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to step away from the game. But anyone who comes in from the outside will likely have a difficult task to beat out Michael Wilhoite for a starting job, alongside..." March 24

  • Report: Bears to sign defensive end Ray McDonald

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears continue to retool their defense through free agency, with their latest signing being former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald. After the Bear Report's Aaron Leming reported that the Chicago Bears were close to signing Ray McDonald earlier this morning, we now..." March 24

  • 49ers interested in re-signing patient Crabtree

    CSN Bay Area "Free-agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree is willing to wait however long it takes to find an appealing situation for the 2015 season, sources told CSNBayArea.com. The 49ers are interested in re-signing Crabtree, but the six-year veteran prefers to seek a contract with a team that places a..." March 24

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • Source: Lance Briggs among the linebackers 49ers are considering

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers have had discussions about ex-Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, according to a league source. Briggs, 34, played 12 years for Chicago and was named to seven Pro Bowls. He's been injured in each of the last two seasons, playing in only 17 games over that span. Briggs is from Elk Grove..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged

    SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Chris Borland says he is paying back 3/4 of his signing bonus

    Niners Nation "Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland made an appearance on the CBS news program "Face The Nation" to discuss his recent decision to quit playing football. He addressed a lot of the same topics we have heard thus far, but he also spoke to some new topics. The host, Bob Schieffer,..." March 23

  • Patrick Willis says there’s zero chance he’ll return to NFL

    Pro Football Talk "In the wake of the surprise retirement of 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, some have wondered whether he’ll be back in a year or two. Willis says it won’t happen, ever. Asked by Takeo Spikes of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk to rate his chance of returning on a scale of one to 10, Willis went off..." March 20

  • Jed York: 49ers got away from 'core strengths' under Jim Harbaugh

    CBSSports.com "49ers CEO Jed York has hitched his wagon to Jim Tomsula, the former defensive assistant with no NFL head-coaching experience. Never mind that Jim Harbaugh, who made up for what he lacked in social graces with football acumen, led the 49ers to records of 13-3, 11-4-1, 12-4 and 8-8 in his four..." March 19

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    2 things killing Crabtree in free agency: 1) Coaches in SF felt lower-leg injuries really slowed him down; 2) Perception about his attitude.

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • Please have pity on 49ers fans

    SB Nation "The 49ers have arguably had the most miserable offseason of any team in the NFL. Internet comment sections are a fascinating culture, in the science class sense. Introduce a stimulus, and watch the ideas and emotion grow and branch like hungry germs, ending only when everything has been..." March 18

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    WR Michael Crabtree is visiting the #Dolphins today, a source said. Would be a great addition to an otherwise young receiving corp.

  • Chris Borland on why he retired: 'It just wasn't what I wanted to do'

    The Score "Chris Borland's decision to retire after an excellent rookie campaign with the San Francisco 49ers shocked the football world Monday night. Borland recorded 107 tackles and two interceptions over 14 games, and appeared to be the heir apparent to Patrick Willis at inside linebacker for the..." March 18

  • Michael Crabtree has 'little or no market', according to PFT

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers free agent wide receiver is apparently not seeing much of a market. What will happen with him? Pro Football Talk is saying that a source indicated Michael Crabtree is one of a few wide receivers seeing little or no market in free agency. The source mentioned Hakeem Nicks..." March 18

  • 49ers beef up OL, sign Pears

    Covers.com "The San Francisco 49ers signed former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Erik Pears to a two-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Financial details were not disclosed by the team, but the deal is for a reported $4.7 million with $1 million guaranteed. According to the National Football Post,..." March 17

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Borland's shoulders were a concern, too

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker Chris Borland was so beat up physically after his rookie season at least one person close to him thought he would seriously consider retirement due to his overall physical health, a source told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday. Some teams removed Borland from their draft boards due to..." March 17

  • Adam Schefter, Mike Florio criticized for Chris Borland tweets

    Larry Brown Sports "ESPN’s Adam Schefter is arguably the best and most reliable NFL reporter in the industry. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is up there, too — at least on his better days. But on Tuesday morning, both sent tweets in the wake of Chris Borland’s decision to retire that have received plenty of..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

  • 49ers' Chris Borland retiring from NFL, due to concussion fears

    NFL.com "We have another surprising retirement of a young NFL player. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland told ESPN's Outside The Lines on Monday he's retiring, citing concerns about brain injuries. Borland, 24, is coming off a terrific rookie season. Borland said he notifed the Niners of..." March 17

  • Ex-49ers player Ray McDonald to sue woman who accused him of rape

    Oakland Tribune "Determined to clear his name of rape allegations and resume his stalled football career, former 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald is suing the woman who accused him, claiming she defamed him and intentionally interfered with his livelihood. The lawsuit, set to be filed Monday morning, comes..." March 16

  • 49ers re-sign CB Chris Cook

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have retained cornerback Chris Cook for another season. San Francisco has signed Cook, a sixth-year pro, to a one-year contract. The club announced the re-signing on Saturday. Cook appeared in six games as a reserve for the 49ers in 2014 before suffering a season-ending hamstring..." March 15

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    The 49ers have spoken to free-agent CB Chris Cook about returning, but they’ve had no recent conversations, according to a source.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Worth $3M with a chance to make $4M RT @49ers: #49ers have signed CB @ShareeceWright to a one-year deal. http://t.co/6SsamUM6dS

  • Marshawn Lynch involved in brawl, called "Seattle Sea Chicken"

    TMZ.com "Marshawn Lynch went beast mode Friday night trying to break up a fight incited by a Seattle Seahawks hater. Marshawn and his crew were leaving a San Francisco bar when a drunk guy taunted the running back, repeatedly calling him a "Seattle Sea Chicken." Someone in Marshawn's crew snapped and..." March 15

  • Report: Reggie Bush opts for California reunion, signs with 49ers

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "After a New Orleans reunion was out of reach, Reggie Bush chose to go back to his home state. The California native has reached an agreement to join the 49ers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Saturday. Bush, 30, visited New Orleans earlier in the week, but the Saints chose to go a..." March 15

  • Source: 49ers have not made effort to re-sign Cox

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have made no effort to re-sign cornerback Perrish Cox, a source close to the free agent told CSNBayArea.com Friday night. Cox made visits this week to meet with coaches and officials with Washington, Cleveland and Tennessee. He has yet to reach an agreement on contract terms, but he..." March 14