49ers Rumors & News

  • Wilson hurt in Seahawks' win over 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks finally put everything together to get their first complete win of the season Sunday, beating the San Francisco 49ers 37-18 in a game that was never in doubt, but afterward there was still one big question regarding the Seahawks' immediate future. Star..." September 25

  • Jason Whitlock Blames Twitter for Making Colin Kaepernick Believe Police Brutality Is Biggest Threat to Black Men

    Complex "According to Jason Whitlock, there's a culture war being waged that hasn't been discussed by any mainstream media outlets. This first line from Whitlock either caused your ears perk up a little bit, or made you want to cover your face, fearing that the ensuing hot take could potentially scorch..." September 25

  • Report: Jack Del Rio taking play-calling duties away from Ken Norton Jr.

    Sportsnaut "After a terrible opening to the 2016 NFL season defensively, Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is reportedly taking matters into his own hands. According to Pat Kirwan, Jim Miller and Greg Robinson of the Real Football Network, he’s stripping play-calling responsibilities away from..." September 24

  • Mike Ditka has 'no respect' for Kaepernick: 'Don't like our flag ... get the hell out'

    CBS Sports "Former Bears coach Mike Ditka is a very conservative human being. There is no debating this. So it wouldn't be surprising to see him come down on the opposite side of Colin Kaepernick when it comes to the 49ers quarterback's protest against the national anthem and the American flag. But Ditka's..." September 23

  • Cam Newton explains his icy postgame staredown with Colin Kaepernick

    CBS Sports "After the Panthers beat the 49ers 46-27 on Sunday, no one was talking about the Panthers' win because all anyone could talk about was what happened after the game. Sometime during the postgame handshake, Cam Newton crossed paths with Colin Kaepernick, who gave the Panthers quarterback what..." September 23

  • Almost half of Americans disagree with Colin Kaepernick's method of protest

    CBS Sports "The divisive nature of Colin Kaepernick's actions continue to bear themselves out in data form, as a poll conducted by Seton Hall Sports Poll and provided to CBS Sports shows that nearly half of Americans queried do not approve of the method with which Kaepernick is protesting. The 49ers'..." September 22

  • Kaepernick on Time cover; Kelly terms shootings ‘heinous’

    San Francisco Chronicle "Thirty-four years after Joe Montana was on the cover of Time Magazine for leading the 49ers to the first Super Bowl, another 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, will be on its cover for a far different reason. Kaepernick, whose decision to not stand for the national anthem has been a national..." September 22

  • Colin Kaepernick featured on cover of this month's 'TIME' magazine

    CBS Sports "Once upon a time, Colin Kaepernick was a staple on the cover of magazines thanks to his ability to shred defenses with both his arm and his legs. Now he's back on the cover of a mag, but this time it's for his decision to protest the national anthem by standing or kneeling before 49ers games. And..." September 22

  • Niners QB Colin Kaepernick most disliked player in league

    ESPN "Colin Kaepernick is now the most disliked player in the NFL. That's at least according to a recent poll of Americans by E-Poll Marketing Research, which asked 1,100 people whose demographics were representative of the general population. The poll, taken last week, revealed that Kaepernick..." September 22

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Colin Kaepernick says he’s been the target of death threats

    San Jose Mercury News "While Colin Kaepernick says he’s seen positives emerge from a racial-equality movement sparked by his national-anthem protests, he’s also received death threats as a result. “I’ve had a few come my way, but not too concerned about it,” Kaepernick said Tuesday inside the 49ers locker..." September 20

  • Blaine Gabbert giving 49ers too many reasons to start Colin Kaepernick

    Sporting News "Blaine Gabbert won't be benched in Week 3, but he will be benched soon. The San Francisco quarterback followed an above-average opening performance vs. Los Angeles with a shaky one in Sunday's 46-27 loss at Carolina. With that, his benching will come whenever Colin Kaepernick is fully..." September 20

  • 49ers Hall of Famer Jerry Rice offers support of Colin Kaepernick's protest

    USA Today "The greatest receiver of all time has offered support for Colin Kaepernick while the quarterback continues his protest of social and racial injustices by kneeling during the national anthem. Former 49ers wideout Jerry Rice weighed in on Kaepernick again Tuesday. This is in contrast to what..." September 20

  • 49ers not thinking about a quarterback change

    Sacramento Bee "Blaine Gabbert remains the 49ers' starting quarterback a day after he threw two late interceptions, completed fewer than half his passes and had trouble sustaining drives. "He's our starter. I've got a lot of confidence in Blaine," Chip Kelly said Monday, a day after his team fell 46-27 to..." September 19

  • Congressman Lee Zeldin Tries to Connect NY Bomber to Colin Kaepernick

    Black Sports Online "Lee Zeldin is the type of person who you shouldn’t vote for. He is someone who takes a tragedy and try to flip it for political gain. He is also someone who will try to connect two different things together when they have nothing to do with each other. What does kneeling for the National..." September 19

  • Benjamin, Newton propel Panthers past 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Remembering what wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin can do was something the Carolina Panthers could appreciate Sunday afternoon. Benjamin, who missed all of the 2015 season following a strong rookie year, was back in form with two touchdown receptions as the Panthers overcame..." September 18

  • Panthers considered Blaine Gabbert for No. 1 pick in 2011

    Charlotte Observer "Before he flamed out in Jacksonville and resurrected his career in San Francisco, 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert was on the Carolina Panthers’ radar for the No. 1 overall pick in 2011. Head coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers liked Gabbert. They just liked Cam Newton better. The Panthers..." September 18

  • Five 49ers join Colin Kaepernick in anthem protest

    Sacramento Bee "The number of 49ers protesting during the national anthem has grown to six. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid knelt for the third straight game while defensive players Antoine Bethea, Eli Harold, Jaquiski Tartt and Rashard Robinson raised their right fists during the anthem..." September 18

  • Jesse Ventura salutes Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest

    Sportsnaut "Jesse Ventura, former pro wrestler, Governor of Minnesota and Vietnam veteran, voiced his support of Colin Kaepernick this week. “I salute Colin Kaepernick. I fully support him. Fully and completely,” Ventura said. Among the key reasons Ventura gave for his support was this: “Government..." September 17

  • Anthony Davis won’t play Sunday because of concussion

    San Francisco Chronicle "Niners backup right tackle Anthony Davis has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Carolina because of a concussion he sustained in Thursday’s practice. Davis did not report his concussion until after practice, which is why he was not listed on the injury report until today, the team..." September 17

  • Michael Wilbon Thinks Athletes Following Kaepernick are Posers; Why That Doesn’t Matter

    Black Sports Online "A long time ago when I first got on social media similar to now you are bombarded with negativity. People questioning everything about you and try to tell you how you should be doing your work. It use to be frustrating until I got some advice from a friend who I was venting to. “Better they..." September 16

  • James Woods Thinks Kaepernick Is a Piece Of S*** 'I'll Never Watch NFL Again'

    TMZ "James Woods says Colin Kaepernick is a "dirtbag" -- and he's so pissed at the NFL for not punishing the QB over his national anthem protest he's boycotting the league ... FOR LIFE!! Woods unloaded about the situation to our photog -- "I will never watch the NFL again, ever." So, why the..." September 16

  • New South Park Episode Focuses on Kaepernick Anthem Protest

    Black Sports Online "Leave it to South Park to shine a light on the hypocrisy of those that are rallying against Niners QB Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest. Earlier this week South Park released the teaser for Season 20’s debut episode and the plot focused on the Kaepernick protest. That trailer..." September 15

  • GOP Rep. Steve King on Kaepernick: 'This is activism that's sympathetic to ISIS'

    USA Today "No stranger to controversial comments, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King spoke out against protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, going as far as to say Kaepernick's silent protests are "activism that's sympathetic to ISIS." “When he steps out on the stage, the world stage,..." September 15

  • 49ers defense figured out Rams’ route trees

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Rams threw up an absolute stinkbomb against the 49ers on Monday night, losing 28-0. Their offense was a disaster as they only passed for 130 yards and rushed for just 65 yards. It was pretty clear by the results that San Francisco’s defense just owned the Rams, but was that due..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Report: Conflict within 49ers organization about Colin Kaepernick

    Sportsnaut "The seemingly never-ending drama surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maybe be on the verge of taking a completely new turn. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, there is a conflict within the 49ers’ front office about whether to keep or drop the enigmatic signal..." September 15

  • Chip Kelly treats backups Colin Kaepernick, Austin Davis like backups

    UPI "The joke around the 49ers' laugher Monday night was that Chip Kelly was putting Colin Kaepernick in the game at the end to do what he now does best -- take a knee. As it turned out, it was Rams quarterback Case Keenum who squatted on the final play of the 28-0 game, completing the Los Angeles..." September 14

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • The 49ers refute Trent Dilfer’s comments about Colin Kaepernick

    San Francisco Gate "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and linebacker Eli Harold absolutely dismantled the notion that there’s acrimony in the locker room, which is something former 49ers quarterback and ESPN commentator Trent Dilfer suggested. “It has caused friction and torn at the fabric of the team,” Dilfer said..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Gabbert gets the job done, but more needed against Panthers

    San Francisco Chronicle "Blaine Gabbert didn’t have to do much Monday night, but he certainly could have done more. In a season-opening 28-0 win over the Rams, the 49ers’ quarterback opened by bouncing his first pass, a routine screen to wide receiver Torrey Smith, and it foreshadowed some of the off-target attempts to..." September 14

  • 49ers shut out Rams in Kelly's debut

    The Sports Xchange "SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers made sure new coach Chip Kelly didn't have to sweat in his debut Monday night at Levi's Stadium. Carlos Hyde ran for two scores, Blaine Gabbert threw a touchdown pass, and the 49ers rolled to a 28-0 win against the Los Angeles Rams. The..." September 13

  • For second season in a row, 49ers get shafted by NFL schedule-makers

    Sporting News "One wonders what the San Francisco 49ers did to NFL schedule makers to deserve this: For the second season in a row, after playing the late game of the Week 1 Monday night doubleheader, the 49ers have to travel east for an early Sunday kickoff against a team that has nine days to rest. As if..." September 13

  • 49ers Re-Sign DuJuan Harris, Cut Chris Harper

    Pro Football Rumors "In something of a reversal of Sunday’s transaction, the 49ers are cutting wide receiver Chris Harper and re-signing running back DuJuan Harris, as Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle tweets. Harris was dropped on Monday to make room for Harper’s promotion from the practice squad. Harris has..." September 13

  • Source: 49ers work out ex-Patriots receiver

    CSN Bay Area "Former New England wide receiver Aaron Dobson worked out for the 49ers on Tuesday, according to a source. Dobson, 25, caught 53 passes for 698 yards and four touchdowns in 24 games during his three injury-plagued seasons with the Patriots. It is not believed that a signing is imminent. Dobson..." September 13

  • Rams-49ers was lowest-rated late-window Monday Night Football game since 2008

    Awful Announcing "Monday night’s Rams-49ers game had some storylines to offer. It was the Rams first game representing Los Angeles, the start of the Chip Kelly era in San Francisco and also another chance for Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem. But, it was also a matchup of two teams that combined..." September 13

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • 49ers Colin Kaepernick, Eli Harold respond to Trent Dilfer's remarks on protest

    USA Today "Judging by the vibe in the 49ers’ locker room after their season opening win over the Rams, Trent Dilfer doesn’t have too many fans among San Francisco’s players. Dilfer criticized Colin Kaepernick’s protest of social injustices and racial inequalities over the weekend, when he took to ESPN’s..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Fat Joe Responds To Anti-Kaepernick Backlash; Says Staff Did It

    Black Sports Online "Fat Joe took to Facebook live to respond to the backlash from fans for his tweets regarding Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest during the playing of the National Anthem. In the tweets Joe says he’s anti-protesting the National Anthem and that people should lead with actions instead of..." September 12

  • 49ers Anthony Davis pondering retirement again, this time just shy of season opener

    San Jose Mercury News "Offensive lineman Anthony Davis might be retiring again, only two days before he was to start at right guard in the 49ers season opener Monday night, multiple sources told this newspaper. A team spokesman would not confirm Davis’ intentions. The 49ers’ practice report Saturday states that Davis..." September 11

  • 49ers' Davis returns to practice, likely available for Week 1

    San Francisco Chronicle "Right guard Anthony Davis returned to practice this morning after a one-day absence and he will likely be available for the season opener on Monday night against the Rams, a league source said. Davis, 26, was mulling retiring again after he left the NFL for the 2015 season to let his “brain and..." September 11

  • Anthony Davis does not plan to retire

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a report that 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis was thinking of retiring, we’re told that is not in the plans for Davis. A league source tells PFT that Davis does not plan to retire. Davis is, however, listed as questionable for the 49ers’ opener on Monday night against the Rams,..." September 11

  • Ray Lewis tells Colin Kaepernick to 'take the flag out' of his pregame protest

    CBS Sports "Everyone has an opinion on the Colin Kaepernick drama unfolding in San Francisco. When a player decides to purposely spurn the national anthem in protest, it's going to draw hot-take opinions from every corner. Good luck not weighing in. Ray Lewis was offered the opportunity to join in the..." September 10

  • Kaepernick Protest, Santa Clara Police Union Encourages Officers to Work at 49ers Home Games

    NBC Bay Area "The Santa Clara police union on Thursday urged its officers to work during San Francisco 49ers' home games, less than a week after threatening not to in response to Colin Kaepernick's ongoing protest and remarks about racial injustice and police brutality. In a statement issued by the Santa..." September 09