49ers Rumors & News

  • Raiders and 49ers coin flip will be next Friday

    Pro Football Talk "In addition to the 40-yard dashes and the 225-pound bench presses, next week’s Scouting Combine will feature a far less physically demanding test that will still impact the 2018 NFL Draft. Via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the coin flip for the ninth and 10th draft positions will be held next..." February 23

  • Drew Brees reportedly to demand less than Jimmy Garoppolo on new deal

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Saints and future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees will have to work out a new contract before the start of free agency. Should that not happen, Brees will become an unrestricted free agent next month. There’s no expectation that Brees will move on to another team. Both the..." February 22

  • 15 NFL players who could be cut before free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The official start to the new league year is less than a month away, which means all 32 NFL teams are gearing up for their annual free agency frenzy. In preparation for said frenzy, each team is currently deep in evaluation mode, looking not just at the crop of impending free agents, but also..." February 21

  • Ex-49er Plummer estimates he suffered 2,500 concussions during career

    USA Today "Former 49ers LB Gary Plummer played a lot of football games at the sport's most violent position. So it's not all that shocking to hear that he suffered a lot of concussions during his career. What is shocking is the number Plummer put on it during an appearance on The 49ers Insiders..." February 21

  • 49ers To Meet With Vontae Davis

    Pro Football Rumors "The Niners will meet with cornerback Vontae Davis on Tuesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). This marks Davis’ third known free agent visit of the offseason. Davis, 30 in May, was released by the Colts in November due to health issues and a rumored clashing between him..." February 20

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • Dana Stubblefield Released After Month In Jail ... In Rape Case

    TMZ "Ex-NFL star Dana Stubblefield spent nearly a month in jail in connection to his rape case -- but he was released this weekend on a $500,000 bond ... TMZ Sports has learned. 47-year-old Stubblefield was first arrested back in May 2016 for allegedly raping a mentally disabled woman. He was hit..." February 19

  • Reuben Foster's run-ins with law put 49ers in tough spot

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Well, if you had “early February 2018” in the pool for when disgraced Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel was going to pitch his comeback — congratulations. Johnny M. was booked on a national morning TV show last week to tell the world that he is contrite, sober and aware that he..." February 19

  • 49ers’ Shanahan already wary of the hype monster

    Sacramento Bee "Kyle Shanahan tends to let John Lynch do the talking at news conferences like the one the 49ers had a week ago to announce Jimmy Garoppolo’s five-year contract. Lynch, the team’s general manager, opened the session with a 925-word introduction. Shanahan went next with 145 words. “John pretty..." February 18

  • 49ers among teams expected to show interest in Pro Bowl WR Allen Robinson

    Sportsnaut "Wide receiver Allen Robinson will become a free agent in March should he and the Jaguars fail to come to terms on a new deal before then. If Robinson does wish to explore other options, the San Francisco 49ers are among a handful of a teams expected to show a high level of interest. This news..." February 17

  • If Reuben Foster stays, can 49ers trust him?

    San Francisco Gate "The 49ers fell so hard for Reuben Foster that they celebrated wildly when they stopped his fall in the draft. In April, their draft room exploded after they made the Alabama linebacker the penultimate pick in the first round. Why? Moments after selecting the Butkus Award winner, general..." February 15

  • 49ers Sign C Daniel Kilgore To Three-Year Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday that they’ve signed C Daniel Kilgore to a three-year contract extension that will keep him under team control through the 2020 season. “We are really happy to come to an agreement on a contract extension with Dan before free agency,” said 49ers..." February 14

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • How can Patriots find the next Jimmy Garoppolo?

    Fanrag Sports "When Bill Belichick proclaimed that the New England Patriots enjoyed the best quarterback situation in football the past few years, he wasn’t lying. In fact, it might have been an understatement. Tom Brady remained entrenched as the starter and was coming off the greatest comeback in Super..." February 14

  • Colin Cowherd Truly Believes Jimmy Garoppolo Will Lead The 49ers To The Super Bowl…Next Season

    Total Pro Sports "It’s been a few years since 49ers fans could yell ‘Quest for 6′ as the franchise fell off the face of the earth following the departure of ex-head coach Jim Harbaugh. According to Colin Cowherd, those 49ers faithful can rev those engines back up again, because he has a bold claim for their..." February 14

  • Goodell's wife added to deposition list for Kaepernick's collusion case

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick has some big names on his wish list to be deposed in his grievance against the NFL. According to CBS Sports, Kaepernick's legal team has added Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to the deposition list this week. The group wants answers regarding any discussions Schnatter had with..." February 13

  • Colin Kaepernick's legal team could depose former Papa John's CEO in collusion case

    New York Daily News "Papa, can you hear me? Colin Kaepernick's lawyers want a word with former Papa John's CEO John Schnatter as they dig deeper into the quarterback’s collusion case, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. As they build a case that shows NFL owners allegedly colluded against their client,..." February 13

  • One decision 49ers must make on Reuben Foster

    NBC Sports Bay Area "With the free-agent signing period scheduled to begin in a month, it is clear the 49ers must make a decision on Reuben Foster. It does not have to be a dramatic decision. After all, it appears the 49ers are willing to take their time to let the investigation unfold before determining whether..." February 13

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • Reuben Foster arrest: Girlfriend alleges 49ers player dragged her during argument, sources say

    San Jose Mercury News "The domestic-violence arrest of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster stemmed from his girlfriend’s accusation that he physically dragged her during an argument at a Los Gatos home Sunday morning, according to sources familiar with the investigation. The reported victim, who has been in..." February 12

  • 49ers, NFL gathering information on Foster's arrest

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The first test for 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan came just two months into their current jobs. Now, the 49ers face another allegation of domestic violence, this time with rising star Reuben Foster, in whom the franchise has already placed a lot of trust. Foster,..." February 12

  • 49ers LB Reuben Foster Arrested On Charges Relating To Domestic Violence

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 49ers LB Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday on charges relating to domestic violence. Robert Salonga adds that Foster was arrested and booked on suspicion of possessing an assault rifle on top of the domestic-violence allegation. Foster is reportedly..." February 12

  • 49ers have “big piece” in place in their quest to follow Eagles

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers took a lot from the Eagles’ victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Philadelphia finished 7-9 in 2016 before going 13-3 in 2017 and winning the franchise’s first Super Bowl title. The 49ers went 6-10 in 2017, winning their final five games with Jimmy Garoppolo at..." February 10

  • Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t want to apply maximum leverage

    Pro Football Talk "49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could have applied more pressure and leverage to the team, getting an even better deal than the one he got. So why didn’t he? “Because this is where I want to be, honestly,” Garoppolo told reporters on Friday. “I wanted to get this deal done as fast as..." February 10

  • Kyle Shanahan: First time I asked about trading Jimmy G, Belichick said no way

    SI "If I told you a year ago that the 49ers would sign a quarterback to a five-year, $137.5 million deal during the 2018 offseason, you wouldn’t need to wire-tap Kyle Shanahan’s office in order to make an educated guess on who that player would be. Kirk Cousins. Easy, right? But here’s what you..." February 10

  • 49ers remain cap-rich after Garoppolo deal

    Sacramento Bee "Even with Jimmy Garoppolo’s front-loaded contract on the books, the 49ers will head into free agency with more salary-cap space than all but two teams, general manager John Lynch said Thursday. “We’re going to be aggressively prudent,” Lynch said at the news conference that celebrated..." February 10

  • Jimmy Garoppolo says players have reached out to him about joining 49ers

    Yardbarker "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is the hottest personality in NFL after becoming the richest player to date. So, who doesn’t want to be surrounded by a promising young quarterback expected to help take his team to the next level? Garoppolo is getting offers from players who want..." February 10

  • Jimmy Garoppolo says he learned how to prepare from Tom Brady

    NESN "Most of Jimmy Garoppolo’s Friday news conference centered around the future of the San Francisco 49ers, who signed the 26-year-old quarterback to a five-year, $137.5 million contract one day earlier. But Garoppolo was asked a few questions about his former employer, the New England Patriots,..." February 10

  • Jimmy G gets $48.7 million fully guaranteed at signing

    Pro Football Talk "The numbers are out regarding the Jimmy Garoppolo. They appear below, along with a full analysis of the terms and the deal. 1. $7 million signing bonus. On a five-year deal, the low bonus results in a cap charge of only $1.4 million per year. 2. $28 million fully-guaranteed roster..." February 09

  • Joe Staley: 49ers are in good hands with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers believe they have their franchise quarterback, and they now have Jimmy Garoppolo signed for five years. “The way he came into the huddle and practice when he was there for two days and really just kind of took over,” 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on..." February 08

  • Niners agree with Jimmy Garoppolo on 5-year contract

    NFL.com "A franchise quarterback landed in the lap of the San Francisco 49ers. General manager John Lynch was not going to let him get away. The 49ers agreed to terms on a five-year contract with Jimmy Garoppolo worth $137.5 million, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per a source informed of the..." February 08

  • What does Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers contract mean for Jets, Kirk Cousins?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It was long expected, but now it has become official: The 49ers have locked up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on a long-term contract. That's $27.5 million per year, if you're bad at math. Let's see what Garoppolo got in terms of guaranteed money, but it'll surely be a boatload. So what does..." February 08

  • 49ers extend defensive lineman Cassius Marsh

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers saw enough of Cassius Marsh to decide they wanted to keep him around. The team announced they had signed the defensive lineman to a new two-year deal. “Since joining the team late last season, Cassius has impressed us with his unique skill set and the tremendous energy and passion..." February 07

  • No one is talking about the Colin Kaepernick grievance

    Pro Football Talk "When Colin Kaepernick first filed a collusion grievance against the NFL, attorney Mark Geragos had plenty to say. And then he abruptly clammed up. Since then, no one from either side has commented, on or off the record, about the pending grievance. The only reasonable conclusion that can be..." February 04

  • Jimmy Garoppolo looking at $25 million annually on new deal

    Sportsnaut "As his former New England Patriots squad prepares to play in the Super Bowl Sunday evening, Jimmy Garoppolo could be on the verge of becoming a whole heck of a lot richer. A report came out Sunday morning noting that there’s been “significant momentum” on an extension with the San Francisco..." February 04

  • Cardi B 'I Won't Perform at Super Bowl 'Till Kaepernick Gets Hired Again'

    TMZ "Cardi B is resolute ... she will NOT perform during a Super Bowl halftime show until there's justice for Colin Kaepernick. We got Cardi Saturday night at the Maxim Party in Minneapolis, and she couldn't have been clearer ... although she had some trouble pronouncing Colin's last name. Check..." February 04

  • Jimmy Garoppolo moving closer toward 49ers deal

    NFL.com "While Jimmy Garoppolo's former team plays in Super Bowl LII, the 49ers quarterback is moving closer toward cashing in with his new team. Long-term contract extension negotiations between Garoppolo and the 49ers have gained significant momentum, and a deal could get done in the near future,..." February 04

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02

  • Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s why Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, the winning bid submitted by Fox for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is worth $550 million a year. He also reports that the top Fox broadcast team of Joe Buck and..." January 31

  • The NFL Lost $30 Million In Ad Revenue Thanks To Plummeting TV Ratings in 2017

    Total Pro Sports "It has been an ongoing issue for two seasons now with the NFL losing viewers for various reasons. While many pointed to Colin Kaepernick and his stance to kneel during the National Anthem which caused hundreds of other players to follow suit, you’d also have to count in the fact that many people..." January 31

  • Fox reportedly near deal to win broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football

    Awful Announcing "Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg report that Fox is close to a deal for the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football. Fox’s Thursday Night Football bid is reportedly higher than the $45 million per game price ($450 million over 10 games) that CBS and NBC combined to pay last..." January 31

  • 49ers blocked Titans from talking with DeMeco Ryans: Report

    247 Sports "The Tennessee Titans recently sought permission to interview San Francisco 49ers defensive quality control coach DeMeco Ryans but were denied, according to a report from Titans reporter Jason Wolf of USA TODAY and The Tennessean. "I’m told Titans requested to interview 49ers defensive assistant..." January 30

  • Roger Goodell: NFL is prepared for legalized gambling

    Sportsnaut "The NBA might very well be fully supportive of legalized sports gambling around the United States, but that doesn’t mean the NFL will fall in line. The league has consistently opposed any expansion of legalized sports gambling, something that’s not going to change any time soon. But NFL..." January 30

  • Roger Goodell 'concerned' about NFL catch rule

    NFL.com "The confounding catch rule is the bane of many football fans' existence. Count NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as one of those perturbed viewers fixated on simplifying and clarifying the rule this offseason. "I'm not just somewhat concerned. I am concerned," Goodell told FOX Sports' Colin..." January 29

  • How much do Super Bowl commercials cost in 2018?

    Sporting News "Super Bowl 52, also known as Super Bowl LII, is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings since the 2016 season. The game will be the first Super Bowl hosted by Minnesota since Super Bowl XXVI on Jan. 26, 1992. This year it's the Eagles vs. the Patriots, but..." January 29

  • NFL Pro Bowl ratings up 28% from last year

    247 Sports "The NFL's decision to move the Pro Bowl to an afternoon slot paid dividends when it comes to the game's ratings. A considerable amount of people tuned into watch this year's Pro Bowl than in 2017, as the league decided to kickoff their all-start game this past Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The Pro Bowl..." January 29

  • Which quarterbacks will be released or traded?

    Sporting News "Free agency and quarterbacks normally are not words used together, but this year could be different, as a few passers should make their way to the open market. Here we look at some of the top quarterback free agents and players who could be released or traded in 2018. Kirk Cousins,..." January 29

  • Jimmy Garoppolo Will Earn More From Super Bowl 52 Than Tom Brady. Really

    SI "In what world would Jimmy Garoppolo earn more from Super Bowl LII than Tom Brady? Try this world. Because of a strange intersection between the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement and state tax laws, the former New England Patriots quarterback is set to take home more (after income taxes)..." January 29

  • Jay-Z says Colin Kaepernick 'put his name next to Muhammad Ali' with NFL protests

    CBS Sports "The same day he drew the Twitter ire of President Donald Trump, 21-time Grammy winner Jay-Z threw "100 percent" support behind former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, saying the infamous social activist was right to sacrifice his football career by protesting social..." January 28