49ers Rumors & News

  • 49ers’ Eric Reid, Eli Harold will stand for national anthem in 2017

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick made waves in 2016 when he did not stand for the national anthem before games. But shortly after his protest became public knowledge, he was not alone on the San Francisco 49ers sideline. Safety Eric Reid and linebacker Eli Harold quickly joined him. But according to Reid, both..." April 26

  • Niners CEO: You probably need 'superstar QB' to win Super Bowl

    NFL.com "The football cognoscenti are in firm agreement: The Browns should and will take Myles Garrett first overall. But there is far less consensus surrounding the 49ers, who pick second overall and have just as many holes to fill as Cleveland. Might San Francisco bolster its secondary with a..." April 26

  • ‘Scuttlebutt’ the 49ers could select Leonard Fournette at No. 2

    Sportsnaut "Rumors that the San Francisco 49ers could be considering Leonard Fournette at No. 2 overall continue to persist. Following up on a report from last week that the 49ers were “seriously considering” making Fournette their selection with the second pick of the draft, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune..." April 26

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Tim Barnes scheduled to work out for 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "The draft is the main attention-getter in the NFL this week, but teams are taking care of business on other fronts with offseason workout programs underway across the league. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 49ers will have former Rams center Tim Barnes in for a..." April 24

  • LSU’s Jamal Adams ‘very much in play’ at No. 2 overall for 49ers

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers certainly have options with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. According to one report safety Jamal Adams could be their guy. Adams has been lauded highly by the majority of NFL draft writers since the combine, when he not only exhibited outstanding physical..." April 24

  • 49ers ‘strongly considering’ a QB at No. 2

    Bleacher Report "The San Francisco 49ers might be preparing to take their quarterback of the future in the 2017 NFL draft. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported the 49ers are "strongly considering" taking a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick, with the likeliest option being North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky...." April 24

  • 49ers need LB sidekicks for NaVorro Bowman

    San Jose Mercury News "Once the bedrock of a dominant defense, the linebacker corps fell on hard times last season, playing a key factor in the franchise’s worst-ever defensive showing. The new coaching staff is installing a new scheme, intended to stack the line of scrimmage with eight men, with outside linebackers..." April 23

  • Glen Coffee making NFL comeback after four years in Army, seven years away from game

    Sportsnaut "Glen Coffee stunningly retired from the NFL back in 2010 after spending just one year in the league. Seven years later, he’s back. Coffee has been enrolled in the United States Army since 2013 and completed training to become an Army Ranger. Now he’s looking for another shot to fulfill his NFL..." April 22

  • Cosell: Pittsburgh quarterback Peterman fits 49ers' scheme

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have been transparent in their study of five quarterbacks who are generally regarded at the top of this year’s draft class. The team has acknowledged meeting and attended workouts of Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer, Patrick Mahomes and Davis Webb. The 49ers are..." April 21

  • Report | 49ers trying to trade down from No 2 overall

    Fanrag Sports "According to a report from WalterFootball’s Charlie Campbell, the 49ers do not want to pick at No. 2 overall and are desperately attempting to move down. Campbell did not give up his sources, but his report reads as follows: “Yesterday, WalterFootball.com reported that the New York Jets were in..." April 20

  • Colin Kaepernick makes list of Time 100 most influential people

    247 Sports "Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was selected to this year's list of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, which was released Thursday. Kaepernick was included in the "Icons" section of the list. Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wrote the text accompanying Kaepernick's..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Seahawks OT Garry Gilliam will sign with 49ers

    NFL.com "Seahawks offensive tackle Garry Gilliam will be playing for a division rival in 2017. The restricted free agent signed an offer sheet from the 49ers for a one-year deal worth $2.2 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed of the deal. Rapoport added the..." April 18

  • After heavy free-agent investments, 49ers still have need for top WR

    ESPN "The 2017 NFL draft is set to begin on April 27 in Philadelphia. The San Francisco 49ers own 10 picks in this year's draft, including No. 2 overall. With a new regime in coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch in place, it's hard to know what direction the Niners will go with their..." April 18

  • Rape charges against Ray McDonald dismissed as alleged victim refused to testify

    San Jose Mercury News "Prosecutors were forced to drop rape charges Monday against former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald after his alleged victim refused to testify. The woman, who had sued McDonald in civil court, received a financial settlement of more than $100,000, though it was not immediately clear Monday..." April 17

  • 49ers, Bears “most antsy” to trade down in first round

    Pro Football Talk "Last year saw each of the first two picks in the draft get traded ahead of the start of the first round, but it doesn’t look like we’re in store for a repeat of that this year. If the teams in those slots get their way, however, we could see the second and third picks get traded. Peter King of..." April 17

  • San Francisco 49ers: Is Corey Davis a possibility in the 2nd round?

    iSportsweb "With not only the second overall pick, but the second pick in the second round, the San Francisco 49ers could end up with two first round talents when the 2017 NFL draft comes in less than two weeks. One name that 49ers fans didn’t expect to hear much about given their draft positioning is wide..." April 16

  • Tramaine Brock could land $10 million per year if domestic violence charges dropped

    Sportsnaut "If charges are dropped by the district attorney, former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock could be in for a significant payday, reports Jason Cole of Bleacher Report. Brock was quickly released by the 49ers following an arrest last month and booked on suspicion of felony domestic..." April 16

  • Why the San Francisco 49ers will not draft Leonard Fournette

    iSportsweb "Many have speculated the San Francisco 49ers are prepared to select Leonard Fournette with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Fournette is considered to be one of the top three running backs in the draft after a highly productive career at LSU. However, the 49ers won’t be drafting..." April 16

  • Pierre Garçon: Washington players “loved” Scot McCloughan

    Pro Football Talk "49ers receiver Pierre Garςon joined PFT Live on Friday to discuss his new team. Given the issues that have engulfed his former team during the current offseason, he addressed some questions about that, too. The biggest question relates to the termination of G.M. Scot McCloughan, who claims (via..." April 16

  • 49ers’ John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan seeking more from Carlos Hyde

    San Francisco Chronicle "Say this for the 49ers’ new tandem of John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan: The general manager and head coach are on the same page when it comes to running back Carlos Hyde. Last month, at the NFL combine, they parroted each other as they described the 2014 second-round pick as a promising work in..." April 14

  • Brandon Marshall: Colin Kaepernick is better than every QB signed in free agency

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who is widely known for his ability to get the most out of quarterbacks, explained why Colin Kaepernick wasn't a good fit in San Francisco and basically it boils down to this: "...[W]hen you bring in someone like [a dual-threat quarterback] then..." April 14

  • John Lynch: 49ers open to offers for No. 2 pick

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco 49ers could be looking to shake up the top of the NFL Draft order. According to general manager John Lynch, the team has received calls on the No. 2 overall pick, and are willing to listen to offers. The 49ers do reportedly have some options if they elect to keep the pick...." April 13

  • 49ers ‘ready to give up on’ Carlos Hyde, could draft Leonard Fournette

    Larry Brown Sports "Leonard Fournette’s stock appears to be steadily climbing leading up to the NFL Draft, and one reason for that could be that the team with the No. 2 overall pick is looking to replace its tailback. Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com is reporting that the San Francisco 49ers are “ready to give up..." April 12

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • Report: 49ers ‘seriously considering’ Leonard Fournette at No. 2

    Sportsnaut "Ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft, LSU running back Leonard Fournette has drawn the interest of teams like the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars. But based on a new report, he may not be around that long. There is a apparently a strong possibility that Fournette will be off the board after..." April 11

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • 49ers players can't believe that Colin Kaepernick doesn't have a job yet

    CBS Sports "It has been roughly one month since NFL free agency began on March 9, and in that time, it has become pretty clear that none of the NFL’s 32 teams has any interest in signing Colin Kaepernick -- at least, not right now. During the past five weeks, Kaepernick hasn’t even visited a team, and..." April 11

  • New culture and coach greet 49ers players on their return

    San Francisco Chronicle "On the first day of the offseason program Monday, running back Carlos Hyde was greeted by a new coach and new decor at the 49ers’ facility. “We have a bunch of signs and stuff everywhere with team rules and stuff like that,” Hyde said. “So far, seeing stuff like that is different. Changing the..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL.com "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • Tim Hightower doesn’t want Frank Gore’s old number

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers may not have realized what they were doing when they gave running back Tim Hightower a jersey number. But he’s vowing to return it, out of respect to Frank Gore. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, Hightower posted on social media that he planned on finding a new..." April 10

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • 49ers’ best draft fits: middle linebacker

    Sacramento Bee "This item is part of a series on the positions the 49ers will look to fill in the upcoming draft and the players that are the best fits at those spots. Today's position: Middle linebacker or "Mike" linebacker Description: This is the traffic cop of the defensive front seven and as such..." April 10

  • 49ers host pass rusher Jordan Willis

    Sacramento Bee "Kansas State defensive lineman Jordan Willis, who could play either of the edge positions in the 49ers' new defense, visited the team on Wednesday, a league source said. Willis was a three-year starter at defensive end for the Wildcats. Last year he finished with 17 1/2 tackles behind the line..." April 09

  • John Lynch rebuilding the culture in San Francisco

    iSportsweb "San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock was arrested early April 7th for a domestic violence incident. The 49ers promptly released him, and this was their full statement on the matter: “The San Francisco 49ers announced on Friday that they have released cornerback Tramaine Brock.” General..." April 08

  • 49ers’ best draft fits: Weak-side linebacker

    Sacramento Bee "his item is part of a series on the positions the 49ers will look to fill in the upcoming draft and the players that are the best fits at those spots. Today's position: WILL or weak-side linebacker Description: This spot lines up on the side of the field away from the tight end and is..." April 07

  • 49ers sign linebacker Jayson DiManche

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers aren’t going to be able to fix things all at once. So not every addition is going to be a dramatic one. The team announced they had signed journeyman linebacker Jayson DiManche to a one-year contract. DiManche last appeared with the Lions, but was cut before the start of the 2016..." April 07

  • San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence

    Deadspin "This afternoon, Santa Clara, Calif., police announced that San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock has been arrested for felony domestic violence and booked into Santa Clara County Jail. Per their press release, officers went to a home yesterday near the 49ers’ stadium and arrested Brock..." April 07

  • 49ers' Tramaine Brock cut after arrest for suspicion of felony domestic violence

    USA Today "San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock was released by the team Friday, one day after being arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence in Santa Clara (Calif.). Police officers who responded to a report of domestic violence around 9:35 p.m. PT Thursday arrived to find “visible..." April 07

  • Seven most realistic Richard Sherman trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "We have no real idea whether the Seattle Seahawks will trade Richard Sherman. What we do know is that he’s firmly on the trade block and the asking price is said to be both a high-round pick and a good player. That pretty much limits the teams that could make a play for the All Pro cornerback...." April 07

  • 49ers visit with Florida State running back

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers are scheduled to visit Wednesday in Santa Clara with Florida State dual-threat running back Dalvin Cook, a league source told NBC Sports Bay Area. Cook rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his three college seasons. Cook rushed for 1,691 and 19 touchdowns as a sophomore. He..." April 06

  • Marshon Lattimore visiting 49ers, among others

    Pro Football Talk "Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore has the kind of talent to interest every team, though he comes with some injury questions. And it appears plenty of people want to take a closer look. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Lattimore is visiting the 49ers today. The 49ers own..." April 05

  • Should the Texans pursue Colin Kaepernick?

    Pro Football Talk "With Tony Romo now off the market (and assuming that they dumped Brock Osweiler and his salary due in part to the hope that they’d get Romo), what will the Texans do at quarterback? The choices are: (1) Tom Savage; (2) Brandon Weeden; (3) a rookie; or (4) a veteran. Of the veterans, Colin..." April 05

  • There is one perfect team with the perfect coach that should sign Colin Kaepernick

    New York Daily News "The testimonials roll in each day from perplexed former coaches, teammates and opponents wondering why Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed. The debate has raged on for weeks from those wondering whether the polarizing former 49ers signal caller is too polarizing for the NFL. Is he that much..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Charlie Garner's post-football life ruled by fear as his brain fails him

    Sporting News "It's lunchtime and Charlie Garner sits in a restaurant near his home, looking and sounding like a man on top of the world. He is 45 now, but he appears nearly as fit as he did during an 11-year career as an NFL running back. He says he still has a good chunk of the money he earned playing..." April 03