49ers Rumors & News

  • Alleged victim in Reuben Foster case could be planning to refuse to cooperate

    Sacramento Bee "The victim in the domestic violence case involving 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has hired an attorney, an uncommon move and one that legal experts suspect signals she does not plan to cooperate with the prosecution. Stephanie Rickard, who is based in San Jose, confirmed Friday that she has..." April 21

  • Pete Carroll Says 'Opportunity Still Open' for Kaepernick On Seahawks

    TMZ "Pete Carroll is not slamming the door on the Seattle Seahawks signing Colin Kaepernick -- claiming "the discussion and the opportunity is still open." Of course, there's definitely a backstory here ... Seattle pulled the plug on a workout with Colin earlier this month because he wouldn't..." April 20

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • 49ers-Vikings in Week One battle of highly paid quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "Two quarterbacks who signed huge contracts this offseason will meet in Week One. Jimmy Garoppolo and his 49ers will take on Kirk Cousins and his Vikings in Week One, according to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. That should be a fun matchup of two teams that think they’re going to be in..." April 19

  • Could another 49ers-Patriots quarterback trade be looming?

    Pro Football Talk "Last season, the Patriots and 49ers provided a major surprise with a deal that sent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from New England to San Francisco. Six months later, could they possibly get together for another quarterback deal? As the draft approaches, there’s a sense that the top four..." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Report: 49ers give Joe Staley pay raise

    San Francisco Gate "After head coach Kyle Shanahan publicly mentioned the 49ers wanted to give Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley a raise, it would have been odd if the team didn’t follow through on their stated desire. And now they have. The 49ers have reworked the final two years on Staley’s contract, which..." April 17

  • Colin Kaepernick Hits NFL Headquarters to Depose Roger Goodell, 'I'm Doing Great'

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick just arrived at NFL headquarters in NYC flanked by his high-powered legal team ready to grill Roger Goodell like a cheeseburger ... and he had a message for his supporters. "I'm doing great," Colin said on his way in with attorneys Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas. "I love..." April 17

  • Adidas Wants To Sign Colin Kaepernick To A Deal But The NFL Has To Stop Blackballing Him

    Total Pro Sports "If Colin Kaepernick finds himself on a team for this season, he’ll not only have some guaranteed money on his contract but even more money coming from Adidas. Adidas wants to sign Colin Kaepernick to an endorsement deal, but the entire deal can’t be done until the NFL stops blackballing him and..." April 16

  • Colin Kaepernick Still in Mix After Austin Davis' New Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly not ruled out signing Colin Kaepernick despite bringing back backup quarterback Austin Davis. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported the Seahawks' talks with Kaepernick are in a "holding pattern," but nothing has been decided. Davis, 28, agreed to a..." April 16

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • 49ers LB Reuben Foster Will Not Participate In Offseason Workouts

    NFL Trade Rumors "The San Francisco 49ers announced Sunday that LBÂ Reuben Foster will not participate in offseason workouts on Monday while his pending legal case plays out. Here’s the 49ers’ statement: “Reuben Foster will not participate in team activities as he is tending to his legal matters. As..." April 16

  • Where does the Reuben Foster situation go from here?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office on Thursday announced charges against linebacker Reuben Foster that even the 49ers organization labeled as “disturbing.” Foster remains a member of the 49ers, as the allegations that surfaced this week were not enough to prompt the 49ers to..." April 13

  • Seahawks Postpone Colin Kaepernick Workout

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks made plans to audition Colin Kaepernick this week, but the trip has been postponed, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The workout has been pushed off after Kaepernick declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season." April 12

  • 49ers issue statement regarding Reuben Foster's felony charge

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 49ers indicated Thursday no immediate action will be taken against linebacker Reuben Foster after he was formally charged with felony domestic violence. In a statement released approximately 90 minutes after the Santa Clara County District Attorney Office’s announcement, the 49ers statement..." April 12

  • 49ers teammates Richard Sherman, Jaquiski Tartt support Reuben Foster at arraignment

    247 Sports "San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster went through his scheduled arraignment at the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice in San Jose Thursday on charges stemming from a February 11 arrest following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. Two of Foster's teammates, cornerback Richard Sherman..." April 12

  • Report: Seahawks Canceled Kaepernick Visit When QB Refused to End Protest

    Bleacher Report "The Seattle Seahawks reportedly postponed a meeting with free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick due to his decision to continue protesting during the national anthem. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that the Seahawks' decision came after Kaepernick declined to stop kneeling during the..." April 12

  • Seahawks “Briefly Considered” S Eric Reid This Offseason

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Seahawks “briefly considered” free agent S Eric Reid this offseason, but apparently decided to not get involved in the market for him. Reid took his first free agent visit to Cincinnati earlier in the week, but Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk..." April 12

  • 49ers’ Reuben Foster Facing 11 Years In Prison

    Pro Football Rumors "49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is facing multiple felony charges and one misdemeanor in relation to a February incident, according to a press release from the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office. If convicted, he’ll face more than eleven years in prison. Foster faces charges of domestic..." April 12

  • 49ers star Reuben Foster charged in domestic violence and weapon case

    San Jose Mercury News "Two months after he was arrested in Los Gatos on suspicion of domestic violence and having an assault rifle, Santa Clara County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Reuben Foster, authorities announced Thursday. A news release from the District..." April 12

  • Bengals don't bungle message to Eric Reid, protestors: No kneeling, or else

    Sporting News "Eric Reid's visit to the Bengals, which broke his freeze-out in NFL free agency, went sideways even faster than most would have expected. Pro Football Talk’s Wednesday morning report on the warp-speed collapse of the interview paints a picture of a signing that was never even close to..." April 12

  • Seahawks Signing CB Dontae Johnson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks are signing CB Dontae Johnson to a contract on Wednesday. The Vikings recently hosted Johnson for a visit Tuesday and he met with the Seahawks a few weeks ago. However, it looks like Seattle proved to be his best option in the..." April 11

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Source: Eric Reid would sign one-year deal for his 2017 salary in San Francisco

    Pro Football Talk "Free-agent safety Eric Reid hasn’t slammed the door to staying with the 49ers, even on a short-term deal. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that, despite a report that Reid declined a one-year offer from the 49ers, no formal contractual offer ever was made to Reid by the only..." April 10

  • Joe Montana: 'It's still a little early' to anoint Jimmy Garoppolo

    NBC Sports Bay Area "There are no "ifs" "ands" or "buts" about it. Jimmy Garoppolo is the 49ers' franchise quarterback. But Joe Montana isn't quite ready to declare Garoppolo the savior. "I think it's still a little early for it, myself," the 49ers legend said on Good Morning Football on Tuesday. "He's..." April 10

  • NFL Deposes Colin Kaepernick In Collusion Case

    NFL Trade Rumors "Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that the NFL is set to depose Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday in New York as part of the quarterback’s ongoing collusion case against the NFL. Robinson mentions that this is the first witness the NFL has deposed and league sources have told him that the..." April 10

  • Bengals Hosting S Eric Reid For Visit, “Real Chance” He Signs

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bengals are scheduled to host free agent S Eric Reid for a visit at some point in the near future. According to Rapoport, Reid has been “methodical” about his free agency plans this offseason and he believes there’s a “real chance” he signs with the..." April 09

  • How QBs could impact 49ers' draft strategy

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 49ers’ list of pre-draft visits is beginning to take shape, as more players are reported to be among the team’s maximum of 30 official visits to Santa Clara. Check out the updated list here. Now, we go to our latest edition of 49ers Mailbag with questions submitted via Twitter: . . Q:..." April 08

  • Top 5 teams to watch for as Giants consider Odell Beckham trade

    New York Daily News "The New England Patriots' sudden boatload of four draft picks in the top two rounds of this month's draft screams a big Bill Belichick move upcoming — for a quarterback, perhaps? Or maybe even (why not?) for Odell Beckham Jr. That's not a likely outcome, but it's not impossible, either. For..." April 06

  • Richard Sherman thinks Lamar Jackson not hiring an agent is 'a great idea'

    CBS Sports "Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is considered one of the top prospects at his position in this year's class, though there is some debate about whether or not he belongs in the group of the top four players that are considered almost surefire first-round locks. Even if he's not included among..." April 06

  • Panthers’ Torrey Smith says Eric Reid ‘being locked down’ because of protests

    Sportsnaut "They are former teammates with the San Francisco 49ers. Both players have not been afraid to hold back when it comes to discussing the issues that seemingly divide the United States. One is employed. The other isn’t. Recently acquired by the Carolina Panthers from Philadelphia, veteran wide..." April 06

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells SI.com that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Report: Ravens' Harbaugh, Newsome to be questioned in Kaepernick case

    The Score "Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome will be questioned under oath Thursday in relation to free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick's collusion grievance against the NFL, a source told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Kaepernick is suing the league for his..." April 05

  • 49ers sign free-agent linebacker Korey Toomer

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers added more depth to their linebacking corps Wednesday when they signed free agent Korey Toomer to a one-year deal. Toomer, 29, is familiar to 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, who was part of the Seattle Seahawks' staff when that team used a fifth-round draft pick on Toomer in..." April 04

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Shanahan took advantage of every second to teach Garoppolo

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Just five plays into Jimmy Garoppolo’s first start with the 49ers, coach Kyle Shanahan had his new quarterback go into the no-huddle offense. Garoppolo had no offseason program with the 49ers. He had no training camp. He arrived in Santa Clara on Oct. 31 after a trade with the New England..." March 31

  • 49ers' McKinnon preparing for season with Adrian Peterson's help

    Sacramento Bee "Jerick McKinnon has a leg up on the other new 49ers: He's already painfully familiar with the kind of inclined running hill the team installed last offseason and which was the bane of every rehabbing and not-quite-in-tiptop-shape player last year. McKinnon's been working on a similar,..." March 31

  • 5 Teams That Should Trade for Rob Gronkowski

    The Big Lead "The “chances are increasing” that the New England Patriots will trade Rob Gronkowski, according to the Boston Sports Journal. As for the reported asking price, it will take a “first-round pick if the team has it, but more likely a high second-rounder and a third”. The issue with Gronkowski is..." March 31

  • 49ers reportedly have 'real interest' in Odell Beckham trade

    Yardbarker "The same could pretty much be said for every team in the NFL. With the New York Giants looking to potentially trade star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., it’s not a surprise that a ton of other teams are interested in his services. However, there’s only a select few who could make a real play for..." March 30

  • Raiders Sign CB Leon Hall

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have signed veteran cornerback Leon Hall. Agent Doug Hendrickson announced the agreement on Twitter and the team confirmed the news moments later via press release. The deal means that Hall will be staying put in the Bay Area after playing for the 49ers in 2017. Hall is 33 years..." March 29

  • 49ers to train with Navy SEALS this offseason

    San Francisco Gate "In 2016, when he was Atlanta’s offensive coordinator, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan wasn’t thrilled when he heard the news: The Falcons were dedicating a week of their offseason program to work with Navy SEALS. “When I was a coordinator, that stressed me out,” Shanahan said. “I couldn’t..." March 28

  • Jed York will make final call on Reuben Foster's future with 49ers

    NBC Sports Bay Area "CEO Jed York took responsibility for what the 49ers will decide as more information becomes available on linebacker Reuben Foster. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office told NBC Sports Bay Area on Wednesday no decision has yet been made whether to pursue criminal charges against..." March 28

  • Jed York says he and Richard Sherman unblocked each other on Twitter

    Larry Brown Sports "The rivalry between Richard Sherman and the San Francisco 49ers was very, very real — at least until he joined the team. 49ers CEO Jed York admitted Wednesday that he and Sherman had to unblock each other on Twitter after the cornerback joined San Francisco as a free agent. “We had to..." March 28

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon

    NFL.com "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • York: 49ers could be forced to ‘move on’ from Reuben Foster

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers took a gamble on Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster last year, trading back up into the first round to select him No. 31 overall. It was a gamble because the talented player had some serious red flags, both in terms of health and off-field issues, that were so significant..." March 28

  • 49ers GM John Lynch talks about his Richard Sherman-relationship going way back

    Clutch Points "The San Francisco 49ers have not been shy about making splashes over the past year. They solidified that notion with the signing of former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman to a three-year, $39 million deal this offseason. Aside from the 49ers connection, Sherman and general manager..." March 27

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

  • NFL gives officiating office authority to eject players remotely

    Pro Football Talk "Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials. The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits “a flagrant non-football act,” if a foul for..." March 27

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