49ers Rumors & News

  • Report: Arrest warrant issued for Jonathan Martin, who is facing five charges

    Sportsnaut "Last month, former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin made threats on social media to his former Harvard-Westlake High School in Southern California. He was also found by police to be in the possession of a loaded gun, a knife and an ax. Now, authorities have reportedly charged Martin with..." March 19

  • 49ers have ample salary-cap space, but more big signings unlikely

    San Francisco Gate "On Thursday, moments after general manager John Lynch said the 49ers still had about $33 million they could spend in free agency, he indicated most of that money would remain in the team’s coffers. “We’re not all the way done yet, perhaps,” Lynch said, looking to the rest of free agency. “We’ll..." March 18

  • Lynch explains his reasoning for trading Kilgore a month after extending him

    NBC Sports Bay Area "There was only one center scheduled to become a free agent the 49ers would have wanted over Daniel Kilgore, general manager John Lynch said Thursday. But because the 49ers did not know a month ago if they would be able to get that player, they went ahead and re-signed Kilgore to keep him off..." March 16

  • $28 million reasons why Jimmy Garoppolo is having a better Friday than you

    Sportsnaut "This Friday in the NFL makes San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo a very rich young man. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Garoppolo’s $28 million roster bonus kicked in Friday afternoon. Keep in mind that Garoppolo received a little extra pocket cash as a signing bonus to the tune..." March 16

  • Richard Sherman: Pete Carroll’s message to Seahawks had grown predictable

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman thinks he knows why the team had started to slide a bit in recent seasons under coach Pete Carroll. Sherman told the Uninterrupted’s “Thomahawk Show” that Carroll’s philosophy, perfected in college where there is regular roster turnover,..." March 16

  • Richard Sherman: Seahawks “kind of lost their way” with evaluating players

    Pro Football Talk "Richard Sherman wasn’t known for holding his tongue when he was a member of the Seahawks and it doesn’t appear that will be changing now that he’s a member of the 49ers. Sherman was a guest on the latest episode Uninterrupted‘s ThomaHawk podcast with Joe Thomas and Andrew Hawkins and said that..." March 16

  • Colin Kaepernick Has Private 90-Minute Throwing Session in Houston

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick reportedly completed a 90-minute private throwing session Thursday morning near Houston. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports said the former San Francisco 49ers starter "looked good" and provided a brief video from the workout: Kaepernick has remained..." March 15

  • Dolphins trading for 49ers center Daniel Kilgore

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins moved quickly to replace Mike Pouncey. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are trading for 49ers center Daniel Kilgore in a deal involving a swap of seventh-round picks." March 15

  • 49ers hold onto Brock Coyle

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers signed linebacker Brock Coyle to a one-year contract last March and they are signing him to another deal this March. General Manager John Lynch wrote on Twitter that he is “fired up” to have Coyle back in the fold. No terms of the deal have been announced by the 49ers. Coyle made..." March 14

  • $11.7 million guaranteed at signing for Jerick McKinnon

    Pro Football Talk "The numbers are in for Jerick McKinnon‘s four-year $30 million deal. And it’s a solid deal that will pay him plenty to become a key piece of the 49ers offense. The breakdown appears below. 1. Signing bonus: $2 million. 2. 2018 base salary (fully guaranteed): $4.2 million. 3. 2018..." March 14

  • Rams, 49ers, Browns all trying to sign Terrelle Pryor

    Clutch Points "According to a tweet on Wednesday afternoon from Michael Silver of the NFL Network, it is rumored that there are three teams heavily in the race to sign former Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor: the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and Cleveland Browns. Pryor officially..." March 14

  • Browns expected to sign Carlos Hyde

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Carlos Hyde played his college football at Ohio State and he’s reportedly heading back to the state to continue his professional career. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns are expected to sign Hyde once free agency opens on Wednesday afternoon. It is set to be a..." March 14

  • Jerick McKinnon, 49ers agree to four-year, $30 million deal

    USA Today "It would appear NFL teams are putting greater value on third-down backs. Jerick McKinnon is headed to the 49ers for the next four years on a deal worth up to $30 million, USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones confirmed. A person familiar with the negotiations spoke to Jones on condition of anonymity..." March 14

  • Report: 49ers to sign Weston Richburg to bolster offensive line

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers plan to sign Giants offensive lineman Weston Richburg, who has played guard and center over his four-year career, to a five-year deal when free agency begins, ESPN reported on Tuesday. Richburg, 26, began his career at left guard before moving to center in his second season. Richburg..." March 13

  • Browns Pro Bowler says Richard Sherman negotiated a horrible deal with the 49ers

    CBS Sports "Less than 24 hours after Richard Sherman signed his new deal with the 49ers, the details of the contract are out, and let's just say that some people aren't impressed with the negotiating skills of Sherman's agent, which is kind of an insult to Sherman, since he serves as his own agent. You..." March 13

  • 49ers, Colts & Giants Reportedly Finalists For G Andrew Norwell

    NFL Trade Rumors "Art Stapleton of the Record, citing a league source, reports that the free agent G Andrew Norwell has the 49ers, Colts, and Giants as his three finalists. Stapleton adds that the Giants are “all in on Norwell” and confident about getting him under contract. Stapleton reported earlier that..." March 13

  • Frank Gore 'enthusiastic' about retiring a 49er, report says

    247 Sports "Fans hoping for a reunion this season between the San Francisco 49ers and free agent running back Frank Gore might wind up being disappointed, as most believe Gore's next destination will be somewhere other than San Francisco. But it seems very likely Gore eventually will retire as a 49er,..." March 12

  • 49ers Sign P Jeff Locke To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that they’ve signed P Jeff Locke to a one-year contract. Locke, 28, if a former fifth-round pick by the Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft. He finished his four-year rookie contract with Minnesota before signing a two-year, $3.45 million deal with $1.25..." March 12

  • Jimmy Garoppolo Appears to Be Dating a Smoking Instagram Model

    Maxim "Life is good for Jimmy Garopollo. After toiling in Tom Brady's shadow for three years, the quarterback was shipped off to the 49ers last year, upgrading New England for the Bay Area in the process. He killed it once he got to San Francisco, leading the Niners to five straight wins and..." March 12

  • Report: Seahawks turned down chance to match Richard Sherman’s 49ers’ contract

    Seattle Times "Well here’s a twist in the Richard-Sherman-to-the-49ers saga. According to an account of the negotiations published Monday on Monday Morning Quarterback on SI.com, the Seahawks declined a chance to match the contract offer Sherman received from the 49ers, with general manager John Schneider..." March 12

  • The NFL-ESPN relationship is even more strained than we realized

    Awful Announcing "It’s no secret that this past NFL season has led to plenty of discontent evident between the NFL and ESPN, a major broadcast partner. Now we have a better idea of just how fractious the relationship is. Using the occasion of Jimmy Pitaro being named ESPN’s new president to set the table, John..." March 12

  • 49ers, Jets, Titans & Colts Expected To Be In Mix For RB Dion Lewis

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports fully expects the Patriots to try to re-sign RB Dion Lewis, but it’s possible they could get priced out as soon as other teams are involved. According to La Canfora, the market for Lewis should consist of the 49ers, Jets, Titans and Colts. Although, there is a..." March 12

  • Seahawks fan burns Richard Sherman jersey

    The Sports Daily "Former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is now a member of the team’s biggest rival, and some of the “12s” are not happy about it. One particular fan recently took to social media following the news that the veteran cornerback was signing a three-year deal with the 49ers, and he posted a..." March 11

  • Aqib Talib reportedly killed trade that would have sent him from Broncos to 49ers

    CBS Sports "Before shipping Aqib Talib off to the Los Angeles Rams last week, the Broncos actually had a deal done with another NFC West team, but that trade never went through because Talib wanted no part of it. According to ESPN.com, the Broncos and San Francisco 49ers hammered out a trade recently that..." March 11

  • Richard Sherman is his own agent; here's the reported deal he negotiated with 49ers

    CBS Sports "Richard Sherman's free agency tour didn't turn out to be much of a tour. After spending the weekend in San Francisco, Sherman and his agent were so impressed with the 49ers that they decided to agree to a deal on the spot. Of course, when we say that "Sherman and his agent were impressed," we..." March 11

  • 49ers, Sherman agree to three-year deal

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Cornerback Richard Sherman, the 49ers’ biggest nemesis for most of the past decade, is reportedly joining the organization he tormented for so long. For the 49ers, the reasoning seems to be, “If you can’t beat ‘em, sign ‘em.” Sherman and the 49ers agreed on a three-year contract Saturday, a..." March 11

  • Patriots Never Reached Out To Sherman

    Pro Football Rumors "We heard earlier this month that cornerback Richard Sherman would have been receptive to joining the Patriots. However, as Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald points out (via Twitter), New England never reached out to the free agent before he ultimately signed with the 49ers. The reporter notes that..." March 11

  • The report of three years, $39 million for Richard Sherman may be “a mirage”

    Pro Football Talk "You know the drill by now. Player agrees to terms. Numbers get leaked to reporter who passes them along without scrutiny, analysis, or caveat. Real numbers come out later, exposing that the initial number was a lie. Multiple league sources, based on history and some of the details already..." March 11

  • Lions had significant interest in Richard Sherman

    Pro Football Talk "The full slate of teams with genuine interest in cornerback Richard Sherman isn’t known. The Lions, we’re told, were definitely one of them. Per a league source, the Lions was strongly motivated to pursue Sherman, who signed with the 49ers only one day after being cut by the Seahawks. It’s..." March 11

  • Richard Sherman expected to be ready for training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the reasons it was somewhat surprising that the San Francisco 49ers gave Richard Sherman a three-year, $39 million contract is that the star cornerback is coming off a major injury, but apparently his rehab is progressing nicely. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Sherman is expected to..." March 11

  • Richard Sherman to undergo physical with 49ers today

    NFL.com "Will Richard Sherman's foray into free agency be brief? The four-time All-Pro cornerback, who was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, is scheduled to meet with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. In addition, he..." March 10

  • Five NFL teams positioned to make noise in free agent market

    USA Today "This year’s crop of NFL free agents doesn’t boast a wealth of impact talent. However there are indeed difference makers available, and plenty of teams with the cash to pursue them. Here’s a look at five clubs seemingly poised to be aggressive once the market officially opens Wednesday at 4 p.m...." March 10

  • Richard Sherman, 49ers to meet today

    NFL.com "Will Richard Sherman's foray into free agency be brief? The four-time All-Pro cornerback, who was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, is scheduled to meet with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The scheduled..." March 10

  • 49ers moving on from veteran pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil

    ESPN "After leading the San Francisco 49ers in sacks while playing a limited role in 2017, defensive end Elvis Dumervil will become a free agent next week. The Niners announced Friday that they will not be picking up the option on Dumervil's contract for 2018. That means Dumervil will be free to..." March 09

  • Are the 49ers favored to land Richard Sherman?

    Sportsnaut "Cornerback Richard Sherman has been a free agent for mere hours. But, this has been plenty of time for Vegas oddsmakers to compile a list of teams most likely to land the All-Pro corner. Lo and behold, Sherman’s former NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers are the favorites to sign him. Wouldn’t..." March 09

  • 49ers sign Marquise Goodwin to three-year extension

    NFL.com "San Francisco has already rewarded Jimmy Garoppolo's center with a new contract. Now the organization is taking care of the freshly minted franchise quarterback's go-to receiver. The 49ers have agreed to terms with Marquise Goodwin on a three-year extension worth $20.3 million with $10 million..." March 08

  • Talib prefers release over trade; Patriots are top choice

    NESN "If all goes according to Aqib Talib’s reported plan, the Denver Broncos cornerback will reunite with the New England Patriots. Talib prefers to be released rather than traded, and he wants to sign with the Patriots, sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini. There have been trade talks between the..." March 07

  • Former QB Jake Plummer blasts 'scared' NFL owners for not signing Colin Kaepernick

    USA Today "Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer told The Denver Post that he believes Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent because NFL owners are "scared" and "uneducated on him as a person." In a story published Tuesday night, Plummer told the newspaper that he thinks Kaepernick, who last played for the..." March 07

  • 49ers Interested In TE Trey Burton

    Pro Football Rumors "The 49ers are “believed” to be one of the NFL teams with interest in pending free agent tight end Trey Burton, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Half the league reportedly has interest in Burton, so the 49ers will certainly have competition if they seek to sign the 26-year-old..." March 07

  • 49ers are 'extremely well-equipped' to be active in free agency

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 49ers rolled over $56 million in unused cap space from last season and will enter free agency next week with plenty of flexibility to get things done. “We’re extremely well-equipped to do what we wish,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said last week at the NFL Scouting Combine in..." March 06

  • Report: Aldon Smith has serious drinking problem, friends concerned for his life

    Larry Brown Sports "Aldon Smith will likely never get the opportunity to play in the NFL again, but it sounds like football should be the least of the 28-year-old’s concerns at the moment. On Monday, a warrant was issued for Smith’s arrest after San Francisco Police named him a suspect in an alleged domestic..." March 06

  • Report: 49ers to target Allen Robinson, Sutton a draft option

    247 Sports "The San Francisco 49ers may well wind up having the opportunity to pursue Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson in free agency, but if that doesn't work out, one of the wide receiver standouts of the NFL Scouting Combine could be an option, according to a report from Vincent Frank of..." March 06

  • Report: NFL teams have been informed that 2018 salary cap set at $177.2M

    The Score "NFL teams have been notified by the league that the 2018 salary cap has been set at $177.2 million, sources told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The cap was $167 million in 2017, marking an increase of more than $10 million. The salary threshold increased by more than $12 million from 2016-17." March 06

  • Arrest Warrant Issued For Aldon Smith, Facing 4 Misdemeanor Charges

    NFL Trade Rumors "TMZ Sports reports that an arrest warrant has been issued for the arrest of former Raiders LB Aldon Smith following an alleged domestic violence incident from this past weekend involving his fiancee. Smith is reportedly facing charges of willful infliction of corporal injury, assault with force..." March 06

  • NFL Rumors: Military Official Advised Ravens Not To Sign Colin Kaepernick

    NESN "It’s becoming pretty clear why the Baltimore Ravens didn’t sign Colin Kaepernick last summer. Ravens coach John Harbaugh sought advice from some “trusted friends” during the 2017 offseason while considering whether to add Kaepernick — at least one of which was a “high-ranking U.S. military..." March 05

  • FOX hoping to have Peyton in the Thursday night booth, Aikman on pregame

    Pro Football Talk "FOX is still trying to lure Peyton Manning into the Thursday Night Football booth, but the network wants to have a role for its lead Sunday analyst on Thursdays as well. The New York Post reports that FOX wants Troy Aikman to work on its Thursday night pregame show, giving Aikman another..." March 05

  • Aldon Smith checks into rehab facility

    Pro Football Talk "Aldon Smith has been found, more than a day after police began searching for him. Via TMZ.com, Smith’s fianceé said that the suspended Raiders pass rusher has checked into a rehab facility. “I can tell you this,” the unnamed woman said, “Aldon called my parents and asked them to take him to..." March 05

  • Police seek Aldon Smith after domestic violence incident

    San Jose Mercury News "Troubled former 49ers and Raiders lineman Aldon Smith is being sought by San Francisco police after they said Sunday that he “fled the scene” where officers had responded to a domestic-violence complaint. “Caller says her ex-boyfriend is beating her up….also hear: ‘No please. No please.’ … it’s..." March 05

  • 49ers dig deep on talented running back class at NFL Scouting Combine

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 49ers currently do not have their top running back from a year ago under contract. Carlos Hyde, who rushed for 938 yards and added a team-high 59 receptions for 350 yards, will be allowed on March 12 to begin negotiating contracts with other teams around the NFL. How those teams value Hyde..." March 04

  • 49ers Win Coin Toss For No. 9 Overall Pick

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Friday, the NFL held the ceremonial coin toss to determine which team gets the No. 9 and No. 10 overall picks between the 49ers and Raiders. Unfortunately for the Raiders, the 49ers won the coin toss and will get the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. This will impact picks in all..." March 02