49ers Rumors & News

  • 49ers can't pass test without two key offensive players

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers tried to win a key NFC West game on Sunday without two of their veteran mainstays on offense. Tight end Vernon Davis was out with an ankle injury. And running back Frank Gore was relegated to non-factor status due to the team’s game plan. The 49ers went with more multi-receiver..." September 22

  • N-word led to Kaepernick penalty

    ESPN.com "Colin Kaepernick's use of a racial slur is what caused the San Francisco 49ers quarterback to be called for an "inappropriate language" unsportsmanlike penalty in a Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears, according to a Fox Sports report. Despite saying "I didn't say anything," the report, citing NFL..." September 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    It’s doubtful #49ers star TE Vernon Davis (bruised ankle) will play today vs. #Cardinals I’m told. He was on crutches until Thursday.

  • Details of Kaepernick fine still not clear

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has fined 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for “direct[ing] abusive language toward your opponent.” Kaepernick has appealed. Beyond that, not much is known. The incident happened after the conclusion of a play in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Bears. It drew..." September 20

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    Eric Branch @Eric_Branch

    #49ers list CB Brock (toe), RT Davis (hamstring), TE Davis (knee, ankle) and TE McDonald (knee) questionable for Sunday.

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #49ers DL Quinton Dial was fined $16,537 for that shot to Jay Cutler's ribs that seemed to spark the #Bears' comeback.

  • Jerry Rice calls on the 49ers to deactivate Ray McDonald

    Pro Football Talk "Jerry Rice, the former 49er considered by many to be the greatest player in NFL history, says his old team is wrong to let a player accused of domestic violence to continue to play. Rice says that Ray McDonald, who was arrested last month and accused of assaulting his pregnant fiancee, should..." September 18

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Kaepernick said he was fined more than $11K for inappropriate language penalty. He is appealing the fine, insists he said nothing.

  • Harbaugh: 49ers won’t ‘flinch’ amid calls to bench McDonald

    San Francisco Gate "On Sunday, as the 49ers were readying to play a game, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and wife called on them to play without one of their starters: defensive tackle Ray McDonald. The couple said the team’s decision to let McDonald play while he is being investigated for felony..." September 17

  • NFL to discuss Colin Kaepernick flag

    ESPN.com "The NFL will determine whether San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was justifiably penalized and actually directed inappropriate language toward a Chicago Bears opponent in the 49ers' Sunday night loss, according to a league source. The NFL will look into the situation during its..." September 17

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    The Dolphins worked out former 49ers RB LaMichael James, per league source.

  • 49ers sign practice-squad TE with Davis, McDonald hobbled; waive Skov

    San Francisco Gate "A day after the 49ers finished their 28-20 loss to the Bears with just one healthy tight end, they bolstered the position on their practice squad today. The 49ers signed tight end Xavier Grimble and cornerback Leon McFadden to the practice squad, and waived linebacker Shayne Skov and cornerback..." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL?

    ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Vernon Davis avoids serious ankle injury

    CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis avoided a significant ankle injury and could be back on the field Sunday for the 49ers’ game against the Arizona Cardinals, a source said. Davis underwent an MRI examination on Monday that revealed a deep bruise and no structural damage to his left ankle, according to the..." September 16

  • 49ers’ respect for due process is inconsistent

    Pro Football Talk "As we continue to parse what NFL teams mean when they say they’ll afford players “due process” before taking disciplinary action, the case of 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald is drawing increased scrutiny. McDonald was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence in an incident that..." September 15

  • 49ers overcome by Bears, drop Levi's opener

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw an interception that led to the Chicago Bears’ go-ahead points in the fourth quarter. Then, Kaepernick was penalized for inappropriate language. And that’s about all you need to know about the 49ers’ opening game at Levi’s Stadium -– a sloppy 28-20 loss to..." September 15

  • Colin Kaepernick on penalty: ‘I didn’t say anything’

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick called his performance in the 49ers’ home-opening loss “terrible” after having three passes intercepted, losing one fumble and drawing a surprising penalty for “inappropriate language.” What did he say that got him the penalty after that second interception, the first of two by..." September 15

  • Vernon Davis on crutches due to ankle injury

    CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis sat out the final 10 minutes of the 49ers’ 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday night with an ankle injury. Davis sprained his left ankle when his foot was caught underneath Bears linebacker Jonathan Bostic as he was tackled after an 8-yard gain in the fourth..." September 15

  • 49ers choose defense over integrity with decision to play McDonald

    SI.com "There was pomp and circumstance, there were fireworks and party favors: each fan in brand-spanking-new Levi’s Stadium received an “Inaugural Season Home Opener Commemorative Ticket.” The stars were out – Dwight Clark, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana saluted the fans; Snoop Dogg rocked the house at..." September 15

  • During holdout, Alex Boone offered to play for $1

    Pro Football Talk "As the christening of the Field of Jeans approaches, a key player will be there, despite a lengthy holdout. And while guard Alex Boone did indeed work out a deal that gives him some more money on what otherwise would be the last two years of his current deal, the 49ers had a chance to get Boone..." September 15

  • After “roller coaster” year, 49ers’ Cox becomes indispensable

    Sacramento Bee "Perrish Cox enters Sunday’s game as one of the 49ers’ starting cornerbacks, the top backup at nickel cornerback and the No. 2 punt returner. That’s a lot of responsibility for someone who was a three-time castoff in 2013. Last year’s experience, then described by Cox as “the craziest roller..." September 14

  • NaVorro Bowman has started running in ACL rehab

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers know they won’t have linebacker NaVorro Bowman until at least the seventh week of the regular season after placing him on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of the ACL he tore in last year’s NFC Championship Game, but how soon after that point they may have him remains..." September 14

  • Goodell will no longer attend Levi's Stadium opening

    CSN Bay Area "Embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not follow-through on his 2012 promise to attend the regular-season opener at Levi’s Stadium, a source said. As late as Friday evening the 49ers were expecting Goodell to attend Sunday night’s nationally televised game against the Chicago Bears to..." September 14

  • Ray McDonald's court hearing postponed

    National Football Post " San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald's court hearing has been postponed. McDonald has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, but a decision on whether formal charges will be filed hasn't been determined. He was originally scheduld to go to court on Monday." September 14

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    Eric Branch @Eric_Branch

    #49ers Harbaugh said CB Chris Culliver (concussion) "should be good to go" for Sunday vs. #Bears.

  • Harbaugh: Bowman looks like he's 'moving pretty good'

    CSN Bay Area "Coach Jim Harbaugh caught a glimpse of linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s rehab and was encouraged by what he saw. Bowman, a first-team All-Pro selection each of the past three seasons, revealed on Thursday that he has been sprinting for two days. He underwent surgery on Feb. 4 to repair a torn ACL,..." September 12

  • 49ers suspend broadcaster for insensitive Ray Rice comments

    USA Today "San Francisco 49ers radio broadcaster Ted Robinson has been suspended two games by the team for insensitive comments made Monday on KNBR in regard to the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Robinson, 57, also was suspended two games by the Pac-12 Netowrk and will undergo sensitivity training. He..." September 11

  • Crabtree returns to full participation

    CSN Bay Area "After being limited in practices leading up to the season opener last week due to a calf strain, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree was back as a full participant on Wednesday. Crabtree started but played just 37 of the 49ers' 58 total offensive snaps in the victory over the Dallas Cowboys...." September 10

  • Goodell: Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald subject to new discipline rules

    CBSSports.com "Even though his alleged actions took place before the NFL put the new domestic violence discipline policy in place, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will be subject to the new policy, Roger Goodell said Wednesday. The commissioner was visiting Wake Forest High School to celebrate the..." September 10

  • 49ers new stadium has ridiculously good food and a $5,000 tailgate party

    CBSSports.com "f you're an NFL team building a new stadium anytime soon -- I'm looking at you Minnesota and Atlanta -- then you'll probably want to give the 49ers a call. The team might not have that grass thing figured out just yet -- the playing field has already been replaced twice in one month -- but the..." September 10

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe

    ThePostGame.com "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Jed York: 'Ray McDonald is not Ray Rice'

    CSN Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York is standing behind the organization’s decision to take no immediate action against defensive end Ray McDonald while he remains the subject of an investigation into domestic violence. And York believes the league’s acknowledged “bungled” handling of the Ray Rice..." September 09

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #49ers RB LaMichael James has been granted his release according to his agent, @jeffsperbeck.

  • Josh Gordon trade talks were shut down by Haslam

    CBSSports.com "The Browns' discussions to deal troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon last year were curtailed at the request of owner Jimmy Haslam, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, serving in essence as a tie-breaker between the front office and coaching staff. Gordon, who the San..." September 08

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    Adam Levitan @adamlevitan

    Jay Glazer on FOX: Michael Crabtree (calf) is a "true game-time decision."

  • 49ers’ Skuta won over Harbaugh and perhaps starting role

    Sacramento Bee "The analogy came to Jim Harbaugh one day out of the blue … or perhaps the gray: Dan Skuta as a Civil War soldier. “I was just looking at him and I just got a vision of him in the gray of the South, or he could have been in the blue of the North,” the 49ers coach said last week. “I just had a..." September 07

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    From #GameDayMorning: #49ers sources believe coach Jim Harbaugh is already losing the locker room Veterans wonder: Is he really all in?

  • Ronnie Lott says 49ers should bench Ray McDonald

    San Jose Mercury News "Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott, on KNBR 680-AM's "Murph and Mac" show on Friday, said he would not play defensive tackle Ray McDonald on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. "Everybody has rules. All I can tell you is, next man up," Lott said. "That's what my dad would say. That's kind of a Lott..." September 06

  • 49ers activate Alex Boone, cut Kassim Osgood

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a holdout that spanned the entire offseason, 49ers guard Alex Boone will be good to go on Sunday against the Cowboys. The 49ers announced today that they have activated Boone from the exempt list and placed him on the active roster." September 06

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Ray McDonald will be on 49ers' flight in a couple of hours to Dallas, coach Jim Harbaugh said. He will play.

  • On 49ers: Alcohol is players’ biggest enemy

    Sacramento Bee "Neighbors say there are perhaps a half-dozen of them a year: House parties so loud that the bass from the speakers rattles their windows well into the early-morning hours. When the sun comes up, the scores of cars that had been parked on the street are gone, the neighbors say, and the only..." September 05

  • Roger Goodell: NFL to let legal process play out in Ray McDonald case

    SI.com "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will let the legal process play out before deciding any punishment for San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald, who was arrested Sunday on felony domestic violence charges. McDonald, 30, was arrested for allegedly attacking a woman who is..." September 04

  • 49ers see nearly $8 million in cap space disappear

    CSN Bay Area "When the clock struck midnight, the 49ers officially lost nearly $8 million in salary-cap room. It’s OK, though. They knew it was coming and planned accordingly. According to figures obtained from the NFL Players Association, the 49ers are $4.19 million under the salary cap. Prior to last..." September 04

  • Crabtree sits with calf injury

    CSN Bay Area "Wide receiver Michael Crabtree was held out of practice Wednesday due to a calf injury, the 49ers disclosed on their mandatory participation report. It's the second leg injury for Crabtree from the start of training camp up to the 49ers' first regular-season game. He sustained a hamstring..." September 03

  • 49ers GM: McDonald's status to be determined

    ESPN.com "San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke met with reporters Tuesday afternoon in the wake of linebacker Aldon Smith being issued a nine-game suspension to start the season for numerous transgressions and defensive tackle Ray McDonald's arrest early Sunday for domestic violence. Baalke..." September 02

  • Harbaugh: Domestic violence will not be tolerated

    CSN Bay Area "Coach Jim Harbaugh made it clear Tuesday on his radio show: He will not tolerate domestic violence. “I’ll be very clear,” Harbaugh said on the KNBR Morning Show. “You ask me how I feel about domestic violence. I can be very clear about that. If someone physically abuses a woman and/or..." September 02

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Is there any progress toward contract extension for 49ers WR Michael Crabtree? Source says, "Not really."

  • Ray McDonald released from jail, says 'truth will come out'

    CBSSports.com "Sunday's big news centered around 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald, who was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. The San Francisco lineman was finally released on Sunday afternoon and, according Azenith Smith of KTLU.com, is claiming the story being..." September 01

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers holdout G Alex Boone is expected to report to San Francisco in next 24 hours with a reworked 2-year contract, per league sources.

  • 49ers re-sign Lawrence Okoye to practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have re-signed seven players they waived Saturday to the practice squad, the team said Sunday. Second-year defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, the star British discus thrower turned football player, is among those added to the Niners’ practice squad after being released Saturday." August 31