49ers Rumors & News

  • 49ers tackle Trent Brown to have season-ending surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have had some encouraging signs of late, but they’re also well out of playoff contention, and guys with lingering injuries get shut down this time of year. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, right tackle Trent Brown will have season-ending surgery to repair a shoulder..." December 15

  • Garrett Celek, Benardrick McKinney each fined $18,231

    Pro Football Talk "Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney and 49ers tight end Garrett Celek had a costly day for different plays during San Francisco’s victory over Houston on Sunday. McKinney was penalized for a third-quarter hit on Jimmy Garoppolo, drawing a 15-yard roughing penalty. Garoppolo completed the pass..." December 15

  • Shanahan: Garoppolo's two starts do not impact contract situation

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown for more yards than any quarterback in 49ers history in his first two starts. But 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo’s play has not changed how he views the contract situation that must be addressed before the start of the new league year in March. The 49ers..." December 13

  • Roger Goodell plans to step aside as commissioner at end of new deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Roger Goodell’s new five-year contract is expected to be his last. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart confirmed to reporters Wednesday that Goodell has decided to step aside as commissioner when his new deal expires in 2024, and that he intends to devote part of his time in the years to come to..." December 13

  • Report | NFL teams informed of likely 2018 salary cap

    Fanrag Sports "At the NFL owners’ meetings in Texas this week, the teams received a clearer picture of what the 2018 NFL salary cap will look like. The cap’s grown by more than $10 million in each of the past five years, and that trend could well continue come 2018. But the increase might not be quite as much..." December 13

  • 49ers signing Max McCaffrey off Packers practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers added someone General Manager John Lynch knows well. At least, someone whose dad Lynch knows well. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the 49ers are signing wide receiver Max McCaffrey off the Packers practice squad." December 12

  • Eagles reportedly not interested in signing Colin Kaepernick to replace Wentz

    CBS Sports "Whenever an NFL contender has lost its quarterback to a serious injury this season -- from Ryan Tannehill to Aaron Rodgers to Deshaun Watson -- Colin Kaepernick's name has surfaced almost immediately as a possible replacement. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear Kaepernick's name come up..." December 12

  • NFL issues memo warning teams of 'significant' punishment for abuse of officials

    ESPN "The NFL warned its teams Monday that it will begin levying "significant discipline" to anyone engaging in offensive conduct or contact against game officials, responding to a series of incidents that had grown increasingly worrisome to the NFL Referees Association. The message was delivered..." December 12

  • 49ers want to sign Garoppolo to long term deal, per report

    247 Sports "The San Francisco 49ers have seen enough from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to be open to signing him to a long-term deal, reported Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on KNBR's Murph & Mac show Monday morning. Garoppolo is slated to become a free agent after the 2017 season, and the question surrounding..." December 11

  • Roger Goodell still denies Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed

    Sporting News "Roger Goodell is sticking to his guns. During his Monday appearance on CNBC, the NFL commissioner further denied that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by league owners and said the controversial quarterback is welcome to discuss his issues with the NFL whenever he'd like. "We've..." December 11

  • NFL’s concussion problem is hurting helmet manufacturers

    New York Post "The NFL concussion crisis has hit the league’s helmet makers where it hurts: in the wallet. Riddell, a leading manufacturer of football helmets for the past 85 years, has been struggling without success to sell itself in recent months despite its market dominance, sources told The Post. Ditto..." December 11

  • Report | NFL and Verizon to extend media rights deal

    Fanrag Sports "The NFL and Verizon have extended their media rights/sponsorship deal for another five years, according to John Ourand and Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Daily. A formal announcement is expected later in the day on Monday. The deal between the two sides will consist of the NFL streaming..." December 11

  • Jimmy Garoppolo is transforming 49ers in front of their eyes

    New York Post "The San Francisco 49ers aren’t happy with where they stand this season. However, the last few weeks — and the first glimpses at their quarterback of the future — have given them some hope. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for a career-high 334 yards and a touchdown to help the 49ers to their second..." December 11

  • 49ers’ Lynch on Garoppolo: ‘I could have had five rings if I had a guy like that’

    San Francisco Chronicle "As a rookie general manager, John Lynch has a first-year highlight: He traded for Jimmy Garoppolo. As a former player who won one Super Bowl in his 15-year career, Lynch has a regret: He never played with a quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo. Lynch appeared on KNBR this morning and added a bit..." December 09

  • 49ers’ Shanahan makes it official: Garoppolo will start Sunday

    San Francisco Chronicle "At times during his weekly news conference, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan wore a sly grin as he fielded a stream of questions about his new quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo. Shanahan didn’t seem to mind one bit. One day after Garoppolo’s triumphant debut as San Francisco’s starter, Shanahan..." December 05

  • Microsoft Surface tablets will be back on the NFL sidelines for at least one more season

    Awful Announcing "The NFL and Microsoft have agreed to a one-year extension of the tech giant’s technology sponsorship. It means that you’ll continue to see Microsoft Surface tablets on the NFL pregame shows and the sidelines through the 2018 season, and they’ll also continue be used on video replay reviews. In..." December 04

  • Kaepernick case depositions likely to begin in early 2018 as discovery moves forward

    CBS Sports "As previously reported, Colin Kaepernick's legal team requested access to the emails and texts from league and team execs, coaches, owners and others as part of the discovery process for the quarterback's collusion grievance against the NFL. His lawyers submitted a list of search terms that may..." December 03

  • Colin Kaepernick Will Receive The Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

    Uproxx "Colin Kaepernick played one game of football in 2017. It came on January 1 in a 25-23 loss to the Seahawks as he completed 17-of-25 passes for 215 yards and one touchdown. Kaepernick was not signed to an NFL roster this offseason, nor in the 12 weeks of the NFL season that has seen a number of..." November 30

  • Michael Thomas And Eric Reid Withdraw From NFL Players' Coalition

    Deadspin "Through identical statements released on Twitter, 49ers safety Eric Reid and Dolphins safety Michael Thomas announced that they are withdrawing from the coalition of NFL players that have been working to advance social justice causes. " November 30

  • NFL reportedly finalizing $100 million social justice partnership with players

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL and its players are close to finalizing a deal that would commit $100 million to helping with issues of social injustice in the community, according to a report. ESPN’s Jim Trotter and Jason Reid have been told NFL officials have submitted a final draft of the proposal to the Players..." November 29

  • Titans' Rishard Matthews to wear Colin Kaepernick tribute cleats

    Sporting News "Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews will honor free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Sunday against the Houston Texans. Matthews will wear cleats that feature a kneeling Kaepernick. Matthews will wear the cleats during the NFL's “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign during Week..." November 29

  • Jimmy Garoppolo to Start for 49ers

    Bleacher Report "The San Francisco 49ers are going to see what Jimmy Garoppolo can do as their starting quarterback on Sunday in Week 13 at the Chicago Bears. First-year head coach Kyle Shanahan told his quarterbacks about the switch Tuesday, per Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Garoppolo gave the 49ers a..." November 28

  • Beathard's condition suggests Garoppolo is 49ers' healthy favorite to start vs. Bears

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Jimmy Garoppolo spent the first 3 ½ seasons watching the measures a quarterback must take to protect himself. Tom Brady is not the most nimble quarterback in the league, but nobody is better at buying time in the pocket with a step here or a step there to create enough space to deliver the ball..." November 28

  • Oddsmakers like Kaepernick's chances for Time Person of the Year

    247 Sports "Colin Kaepernick hasn't played a down of football this year, but his presence across the news landscape in 2017 has him among online casino Bovada's frontrunners for Time Magazine's Person of the Year. Kaepernick is currently listed as having +400 odds, which is tied for the third highest..." November 28

  • Trump: The NFL is ‘weak and out of control’

    New York Post "President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to address two issues that seem to constantly preoccupy him — NFL players protesting during the national anthem and his victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. In two tweets, he called the NFL “weak and out of control” as..." November 28

  • Giants Claim LB Ray-Ray Armstrong

    Pro Football Rumors "Waived by the 49ers last week, Ray-Ray Armstrong will make his way to the Big Apple. The Giants submitted a successful waiver claim for the linebacker, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Armstrong played in 10 games for the 49ers, including the team’s win over the Giants earlier this month, before..." November 27

  • 49ers QB Decision Expected On Wednesday

    Pro Football Rumors "Jimmy Garoppolo performed very well in his limited action after he replaced the injured C.J. Beathard with about a minute left in the game. However, Beathard’s injury will not keep him out for the long-term and the 49ers expect to name their Week 13 starter by Wednesday, reports Matt Maiocco of..." November 27

  • How Chip Kelly's contract with UCLA saves the 49ers

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Chip Kelly’s deal to become UCLA’s head coach will save the 49ers approximately $7.5 million, according to a source familiar with his contract situation. “Chip did the 49ers a solid,” the source told NBC Sports Bay Area. The 49ers fired Kelly at the conclusion of the 2016 season after he..." November 27

  • John Lynch says Joe Staley is part of 49ers long-term future

    247 Sports "The 49ers slogan this year has been "Brick By Brick," and their 1-9 season has shown so far that there are a lot more bricks the team needs to find before what it's trying to build be complete. But there are areas where the 49ers' brass likes what they have, with one of them being offensive..." November 27

  • 49ers upset that some fans might have cheered Beathard’s injury

    San Jose Mercury News "Some 49ers players were upset at the perceived lack of respect some fans showed when quarterback C.J. Beathard got hurt and Jimmy Garoppolo warmed up late in Sunday’s 24-13 loss at Levi’s Stadium to the Seattle Seahawks. What was left of the crowd began to cheer when Garoppolo ran onto the..." November 27

  • 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh driven by details of job

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Forty-Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh nearly went into the furniture business. This was 2001. Saleh was 22 years old, fresh out of Northern Michigan University, where he played tight end and majored in finance. He got a job at Comerica Bank and prepared to take over the family..." November 26

  • Shanahan: Garoppolo playing under tag isn't a big deal

    NFL.com "It was apparent from the second the San Francisco 49ers acquired Jimmy Garoppolo that they weren't worried about having to pay him big money -- and it seems they're anticipating Garoppolo likely will play under the franchise tag in 2018. Speaking on the KNBR-AM Tolbert and Lund Podcast earlier..." November 25

  • Hollywood Comes A-Callin' For Colin Kaepernick

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick has been out of a job for nearly a year, but his resume still looks appealing ... to Hollywood! A well-known casting director posted on a message board for managers and agents last week, asking for someone representing the former NFL quarterback to contact her. The casting..." November 25

  • 49ers cut Ray-Ray Armstrong to activate Tank Carradine

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have cut linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The team will use the roster spot to active Tank Carradine from injured reserve. Carradine has practiced the past two weeks after returning from a high-ankle sprain that cost him seven games. " November 24

  • Trump: Players run the NFL, commish has 'lost control'

    CBS Sports "Thanksgiving Day featured three football games between the Vikings and Lions, Chargers and Cowboys and Giants and Redskins. Although three NFC East games would normally be a ratings boom, a lot of factors suggested this year may be different. The Lions and the Vikings were the most compelling..." November 24

  • 49ers claim Cassius Marsh off waivers from Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers claimed defensive lineman Cassius Marsh off waivers from the Patriots, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Patriots sent 2018 fifth- and seventh-round picks to the Seahawks for Marsh. He made 19 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in nine games with New England before they cut him. " November 22

  • C.J. Beathard will start for 49ers on Sunday

    ESPN "Rookie C.J. Beathard will remain the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, coach Kyle Shanahan announced Wednesday. It was thought the 49ers, coming off their bye week, might turn to Jimmy Garoppolo as the starter this week, but Shanahan said the..." November 22

  • Agent’s Take: A look at the quarterbacks who could be available in the offseason

    CBS Sports "Quarterback stability is highly coveted in the NFL because it's a vital ingredient for sustained success. Some of the NFL's most significant transactions occur in an effort to get the position settled. The 49ers made an unexpected move at the October 31 trading deadline by acquiring Jimmy..." November 22

  • President Donald Trump criticizes idea of keeping players in locker room for anthem

    ESPN "President Donald Trump says a reported plan that would keep NFL teams in the locker room during the national anthem next season is "almost as bad as kneeling." Trump tweeted Wednesday morning about the possibility, reported by The Washington Post on Tuesday. According to the Post, some NFL..." November 22

  • 49ers waive defensive lineman Datone Jones

    247 Sports "The San Francisco 49ers waived defensive lineman Datone Jones Tuesday, one day after adding defensive tackle Sheldon Day off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 49ers had a roster spot open when they added Day but needed to open another one up for when they return defensive end Tank..." November 21

  • John Lynch impressed with how Carlos Hyde is 'behaving and playing'

    NBC Bay Area "Running back Carlos Hyde has proven to be a good fit for Kyle Shanahan’s offensive system. And the man in charge of stocking the 49ers roster has taken notice of what Hyde has done on and off the field. General manager John Lynch entered the playing field more than two weeks ago to greet..." November 21

  • Roger Goodell To Soon Sign Five-Year, $200M Extension

    Real GM Football "Roger Goodell's contract extension is expected to be completed in December at the owners' meetings. Momentum to delay the deal has dissipated "meaningfully," in the estimation of one league source. Jerry Jones has been attempting to block Goodell's extension." November 20

  • LeBron agrees that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL

    ESPN "Add LeBron James to the chorus of Colin Kaepernick supporters in the sports world who believe the former San Francisco 49ers is being blackballed by the NFL because of his role in popularizing player protests before games. "I love football but I'm not part of the NFL," James told ESPN following..." November 19

  • 49ers in 2018: Who’s in, who’s out, who’s auditioning

    San Jose Mercury News "Six games remain in the 49ers’ season, ample time remains for players to make an impression before more roster turnover strikes next year. Here is a bye-week look at how each position shapes up for 2018 in three separate categories: * * * Quarterback Best bets: Jimmy Garoppolo, C.J...." November 18

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • 49ers GM John Lynch: 'Right now, we don't need him'

    NBC Bay Area "When the 49ers acquired their presumptive franchise quarterback in a trade last month, there were two major complications that contributed to skepticism about the future. Jimmy Garoppolo came to the 49ers with a resume that consisted of only two starts in four NFL seasons. Moreover, Garoppolo..." November 16

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • 49ers Waive Veteran DT Tony McDaniel

    NFL Trade Rumors "The San Francisco 49ers officially placed DT Tony McDaniel on waivers Monday and placed G J.P. Flynn on the practice squad injured list. McDaniel, 32, originally signed on with the Jaguars back in 2006 as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee. After three years in Jacksonville, McDaniel was..." November 14

  • Kyle Shanahan: Marquise Goodwin's play after death of baby 'says a lot'

    ESPN "After a sleepless night caused by the devastating death of his baby boy, San Francisco 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin just wanted to play football. That was the message Goodwin delivered to Niners coach Kyle Shanahan and other members of the Niners staff after Goodwin's son was delivered..." November 14

  • Kyle Shanahan: I got that monkey off my back

    Pro Football Talk "When 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan drew up the start to his head coaching career, he likely pencilled himself in for a win at some point before the 10th week of the regular season, but things don’t always play out exactly as one would hope. The 49ers lost nine straight games before the Giants came..." November 13