49ers Rumors & News

  • Goodell doesn’t think Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seemed shocked by the simple suggestion that such a thing could be possible. When asked directly at the end of the league’s owners meetings if he thought former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was being blackballed for last year’s political protests, Goodell..." March 29

  • Panthers trying to acquire No. 2 pick from 49ers

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers are rumored to be hot on the trail for the No. 2 overall pick, currently owned by the San Francisco 49ers. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee revealed he’s been hearing a lot of “talk/rumor about Carolina (picking at No. 8) trying to obtain 49ers’ No. 2 pick,” though he..." March 29

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • Report: Idea Colin Kaepernick seeking $9-10 million ‘completely false’

    Sportsnaut "Among the many reports swirling around Colin Kaepernick is the idea he wants $9-10 million per year, but that is apparently way off base. At least, that’s what Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting. “The source said it’s ‘completely false’ to suggest that Kaepernick has requested $9..." March 28

  • John Harbaugh on notion Colin Kaepernick is blackballed: ‘Stupid, intellectually lazy’ argument

    Sportsnaut "Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh didn’t hold back any punches when asked about whether Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL. This, of course, is at least indirectly in response to Richard Sherman’s recent comments in which he said Kaepernick absolutely is being punished for..." March 28

  • Hue Jackson Doesn't Rule Out Discussing Kaepernick At Later Date

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson confirmed free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn't played a major role in the team's offseason discussions, but he left the door open when it came to considering him in the future. Marc Sessler‏ of NFL.com relayed the coach's comments about the..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • John Lynch on relocation vote: ‘Raiders fans, we’re open for business’

    Sportsnaut "In case you haven’t heard, the Oakland Raiders received NFL owner approval to move to Las Vegas on Monday. Responding to this news, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch wasted no time inviting Raiders fans to jump on board the Niner Express. It’s a humorous, albeit insensitive take on..." March 27

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Seven teams likely to move down in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "NFL draft day trades have become more prevalent in recent years. It’s not that teams don’t value picks at the same clip as before. Instead, squads simply have not been afraid to give up capital in order to target a specific player. On the other hand, some rebuilding teams have found it a sound..." March 26

  • Joe Thomas asks the key question on Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "Plenty of people have plenty of opinions about the ongoing unemployment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. One specific person’s opinion (more accurately, a question) caught my attention. Browns tackle Joe Thomas had this to say in response to the item posted earlier today by MDS: “Most people..." March 25

  • Richard Sherman: Kaepernick’s unemployment not about football

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks Colin Kaepernick’s inability to find a team is entirely about his national anthem protest. “There was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year. So it has nothing to do with football,” Sherman said on ESPN. “You can see..." March 25

  • 49ers Kyle Shanahan scouring film, planning QB workouts

    San Jose Mercury News "While 49ers general manager John Lynch was at Notre Dame wrapping up a cross-country inspection of the upcoming draft’s quarterback crop, coach Kyle Shanahan explained Thursday he has stayed back at the office to study film and prepare for private workouts. “We haven’t mapped them all out yet..." March 24

  • 49ers bring RFA pass-rusher Jacquies Smith in for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "Trent Baalke’s gone, but the 49ers still have a thing for guys with torn ACLs. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers are having restricted free agent defensive end Jacquies Smith in for a visit. The Buccaneers put the low tender of $1.797 million on Smith, after he tore his..." March 24

  • Richard Sherman believes Colin Kaepernick being treated unfairly

    ESPN "Richard Sherman once counted Colin Kaepernick among his biggest rivals. Now, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback believes Kaepernick is being treated unfairly. Appearing on ESPN First Take Friday, Sherman was asked if Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL teams. "I'm sure he is," Sherman..." March 24

  • Colin Kaepernick still has 6 possible routes to NFL employment

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick still has the skill set to be an NFL quarterback somewhere in 2017. But between his regression as a highly-paid starter and the controversy he now carries with his bold off-field stances, his value as an NFL free agent — fair or not — has dwindled down to a cheap backup option for..." March 24

  • If Saints are considering Johnny Manziel, it’s time to be real about Colin Kaepernick

    Fox Sports "I was willing to listen to the excuses. As someone who doesn’t build NFL rosters for a living, I was not going to be so arrogant as to proclaim I knew conclusively why Colin Kaepernick wasn’t getting signed by an NFL team this offseason. Perhaps his unique skillset made him tough as a backup..." March 24

  • The NFL is about to close a major loophole the 49ers used successfully in 2016

    CBS Sports "There wasn’t much to appreciate from the San Francisco 49ers’ 2016 season, but we can all agree Chip Kelly’s decision to exploit an NFL loophole and hold a ton of people to melt clock was a fun one. At least it was interesting, anyway -- Kelly had multiple 49ers defenders hold multiple Saints..." March 24

  • Clay Matthews Sr. dies at 88

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most prominent families in the NFL lost one of its patriarchs. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Clay Matthews Sr. died at age 88 following a long illness. Matthews played parts of four seasons for the 49ers (1950,..." March 24

  • 49ers UFA linebacker to visit Seahawks

    CSN Bay Area "Gerald Hodges is in search of a new team and he's looking at a division rival of the 49ers. The unrestricted free agent is scheduled to visit the Seahawks on Wednesday, according to ESPN. Acquired in October of 2015 from Minnesota for a sixth-round pick, the four-year pro played in 25 games..." March 23

  • Colin Kaepernick won't recover from 'anti-American' tag, warns ESPN's Jemele Hill

    Sporting News "There's still time for some quarterback-hungry NFL team to sign free agent Colin Kaepernick. But each passing day raises the possibility that the unemployed former 49ers QB is being blackballed by owners for refusing to stand for the American flag and national anthem last season. Miscreant NFL..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell responds to President Trump’s Colin Kaepernick comments

    Fox Sports "On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump said he’s the reason Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been signed yet, citing teams’ apparent fear of getting a nasty tweet from him afterwards. Roger Goodell addressed Trump’s comments on Thursday during an appearance on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike.” “That’s a..." March 23

  • Jets land WR Quinton Patton after visit

    Pro Football Talk "There was little in the 2016 Jets passing game to tantalize free-agent wide receivers this spring, the trio of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty and Geno Smith combining for a league-low 67.6 team quarterback rating. But the NFL is a relationship business. One of Quinton Patton’s led him to New..." March 23

  • Torrey Smith: Kaepernick better than some QBs with jobs

    NFL.com "Torrey Smith was able to escape what he called two "terrible" seasons with the 49ers and land a job with the Philadelphia Eagles fairly quickly in free agency. His former teammate, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has not been so lucky. On his Twitter page Wednesday, Smith voiced his opinion on..." March 23

  • Colin Kaepernick reportedly makes $50,000 donation to Meals on Wheels

    CBS Sports "After his season-long protest against racial injustice in the United States drew widespread attention when people noticed the then-49ers quarterback was kneeling during the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick backed up his stance by pledging to donate to charities that help communities in need...." March 22

  • Kaepernick Responded To Trump’s Insults In The Best Way Possible

    Uproxx "President Donald Trump is championing a budget that includes a significant cut for Meals On Wheels funding. Now, one member of the sports world is trying to offset that with a personal monetary donation, and the timing does not appear to be any sort of coincidence. On Monday, Trump made..." March 22

  • Chiefs Hosting G Andrew Tiller On Visit

    Pro Football Rumors "49ers free agent guard Andrew Tiller is visiting the Chiefs today, a league source tells Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee (on Twitter). Tiller has started 14 games over the last two seasons for San Francisco. The Chiefs presently have three true guards on the roster in Laurent..." March 21

  • Donald Trump Believes He's the Reason Colin Kaepernick Can't Get a Job in the NFL

    Complex "Making fun of someone for being unemployed doesn’t seem like it would be a smart move for a sitting president. But that’s essentially what Donald Trump did on Monday night. While delivering a speech at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump inexplicably took a shot at former 49ers quarterback..." March 21

  • Jim Harbaugh tells NFL teams Colin Kaepernick can be great

    Pro Football Talk "The coach who went to a Super Bowl with Colin Kaepernick thinks another team could get to the Super Bowl with Kaepernick, if he gets the chance. Jim Harbaugh said on PFT Live that Kaepernick, whom he coached in San Francisco, still has all the tools he displayed when he took the league by storm..." March 21

  • Here’s the real reason Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been signed

    Fox Sports "Eleven days after the start of NFL free agency, quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned and people are angry about it. Spike Lee believes the fact that Kaepernick, who has played for the 49ers since 2011, is unsigned “smells mad fishy.” There are more than a few people who believe..." March 21

  • Trump takes another shot at Kaepernick

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick is back in Donald Trump's crosshairs -- the President of the United States just mocked the QB for last season's national anthem protest. Trump referenced a report that NFL teams are refusing to pick up Kaepernick because owners are afraid of a Twitter backlash from Trump..." March 21

  • CFL team adds Kaepernick, RGIII to negotiation list

    Hamilton Spectator "The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added two high-profile NFL quarterbacks to their exclusive negotiation list. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ex-Washington Redskin and Cleveland Brown Robert Griffin III are now among the 45 players for whom the Ticats have exclusive CFL..." March 20

  • Pierre Garcon has interesting response to FBI finding Tom Brady’s missing jersey

    Sportsnaut "The FBI recovered Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey in Mexico, which had been missing since the night of the big game. While that may be exciting to some, others view the involvement of the FBI as a ridiculous waste of resources. It seems we can count new San Francisco 49ers receiver Pierre Garcon..." March 20

  • Spike Lee to Jets: Sign Colin Kaepernick!

    Newsday "Knicks super-fan Spike Lee has some advice for Woody Johnson and the Jets: sign Colin Kaepernick. The longtime film director and New York sports fixture took to social media on Sunday to vent his frustrations over the perceived cold shoulder being given to Kaepernick by NFL teams. “Just Had..." March 20

  • Trent Brown rewarded for durability with performance pay

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Brown was quietly one of the team's most improved players in 2016. He was also one of their most durable. That combination of availability and progress might not have earned Brown much notice from the casual observer, but it certainly registered with..." March 19

  • 49ers great Dwight Clark announces he has ALS

    Sporting News "Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark announced Sunday night he has ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “I have ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease,” Clark, 60, wrote on his blog, via San Jose Mercury News. “Those words are still very hard for me to say.” ALS is a..." March 19

  • Jim Harbaugh jabs 49ers' York, Baalke for misinformed micromanagement

    San Jose Mercury News "Jim Harbaugh, who was known as “Captain Comeback” during his playing days, had a mighty retort ready for his old 49ers bosses. The Michigan coach took a swing while expressing his sympathy for fired Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean, his brother-in-law. Harbaugh compared Crean’s situation..." March 19

  • Colin Kaepernick is helping bring food and water to the people of Somalia

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick may not have a new team or a new contract, but that’s not stopping him from putting his money where his mouth is. With the help of Ben Stiller’s charity, The Stiller Foundation, as well as several YouTube stars, Kaepernick is raising funds to fly food and water to people in..." March 18

  • 49ers GM won’t totally rule out Kaepernick return after deal with new team ‘fell through’

    Fox Sports "John Lynch is remaking the San Francisco 49ers behind a shared vision with new coach Kyle Shanahan, but he surprisingly has refused to completely move on from Colin Kaepernick. Lynch, who described his relationship with Kaepernick as positive when he became the Niners’ new GM, told radio..." March 18

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • 49ers Sign LB Dekoda Watson To Three-Year, $6M Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday night that they’ve signed LB Dekoda Watson to a contract. Pro Football Talk reports that Watson receives a three-year, $6 million contract from the 49ers. Watson recently visited with the Seahawks and reportedly met with the Raiders on Friday,..." March 18

  • GM: Kaepernick nearly signed with another team last week

    San Francisco Chronicle "The free-agent market for Colin Kaepenrick has seemingly been nonexistent, but general manager John Lynch said today that the 49ers quarterback nearly signed with another team last week. Lynch, speaking on KNBR, said Kaepernick was close to signing a deal around the time the 49ers added..." March 17

  • AFC GM says teams fear backlash of Trump tweets if they sign Kaepernick

    CBS Sports "More than a week into NFL free agency, Colin Kaepernick is still on the market. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback amended his contract last season to make it a one-year deal with a player option for 2017, and Kaepernick declined that option in early March. On some level, it’s not..." March 17

  • Brian Hoyer: I’m not content to be a backup, I can start for 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "Brian Hoyer wants to be a starting quarterback, and he’s gone to a team where he thinks he will be. Hoyer said on PFT Live that his priority in free agency was finding a team where he believes he’ll earn the starting job, and after talking to 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan he believes the 49ers are..." March 16

  • Ravens trade Jeremy Zuttah to 49ers; teams also swap 6th-round picks

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens traded starting center Jeremy Zuttah to the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday. The teams also swapped sixth-round draft picks (No. 186 to Baltimore and No. 198 to San Francisco). A source told ESPN earlier Wednesday that the Ravens planned to release Zuttah. After that news..." March 16