49ers Rumors & News

  • QB Rodgers leads TD drive as Packers defeat 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "Making his preseason debut, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the offense to one touchdown in his two possessions in a 21-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in a preseason game on Friday night. Rodgers, a healthy scratch in the Packers' first two preseason games, finished..." August 27

  • Carlos Hyde suffers concussion against Packers

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the 49ers don’t know who their starting quarterback will be in 17 days against the Rams, there’s a chance they won’t know who their starting tailback will be, at least for a while. Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Carlos Hyde suffered a concussion on Friday night against the..." August 27

  • 49ers’ Ellington, Dial leave with injuries

    Today's Pigskin "Injuries are a part of the game when it comes to the gridiron, but it takes on a whole new meaning during exhibition games. A handful of San Francisco 49ers’ players suffered injuries during Friday’s preseason clash with the Green Bay Packers. Wide receiver Bruce Ellington left with a hamstring..." August 27

  • 49ers' Davis makes debut at right guard vs Packers

    CSN Bay Area "Anthony Davis made the start at right guard for the 49ers on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers. Davis was moved to right guard after making his first 71 regular-season starts of his career at right tackle. But after returning from a one-year hiatus, Davis competed against Trent Brown..." August 27

  • 49ers trade CB Kenneth Acker to Chiefs for seventh-round pick

    Today's Pigskin "The San Francisco 49ers have traded former starting cornerback Kenneth Acker to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday for a seventh-round selection in 2018 according to sources. Although terms of the deal are agreed upon, Acker must still pass a physical for the trade to be executed. The move..." August 27

  • NFL facing new PR disaster over Colin Kaepernick protest

    Sporting News "The NFL is facing a potential image disaster at a time when the league seemed to be finally putting Deflategate and other scandals in its rearview mirror. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during Friday's night's playing of the national anthem could lead other..." August 27

  • Even Jerry Rice hates 49ers coach Chip Kelly's offense

    Newark Star-Ledger "Chip Kelly has been the San Francisco 49ers head coach for all of three preseason games and he has already drawn the ire of the greatest wide receiver to play the game. 49ers legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice took to Twitter Friday night after Kelly's offense once again..." August 27

  • Players Back Kaepernick, Coaches & Team Execs Not So Much

    Black Sports Online "Is anyone surprised by this? The majority of players are black and the majority of front office types are white, this speaks to the divide that Kaepernick is speaking about." August 27

  • Kaepernick: Won't support 'a country that oppresses black people'

    NFL.com "Forty Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly and knowingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States. His latest refusal to..." August 27

  • 49ers' Hyde in concussion protocol

    Sporting News "A concern for the 49ers entering the season was if running back Carlos Hyde could stay healthy for a full season as Chip Kelly's bellcow in his fast-paced offense. The anxiety came to fruition Friday as the second-year back was diagnosed with a concussion in the first half of the 49ers'..." August 27

  • Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand during national anthem

    The Comeback "If you’ve gone to any organized sporting event, you’ve likely stood for the national anthem. It’s omnipresent. Sometimes there are even two of them, if a Canadian team is involved. Normally the only potential controversy is whether or not they’re performed well. (Sometimes yes, very well! Other..." August 27

  • Chip Kelly: “There’s never been a talk about cutting Kaepernick”

    Pro Football Talk "So what will the 49ers do with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, if he doesn’t win the starting job? They can pay him not to play, they can try to trade him, or they can cut him. As to the last option, coach Chip Kelly told reporters after Friday night’s preseason game against the Packers: “There’s..." August 27

  • All signs point to Gabbert after Kaepernick rusty vs. Packers

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick threw a pass in his first game since Nov. 1 and looked like someone who had gone nearly 10 months without any game action. Kaepernick, who entered on the 49ers’ third series in Friday night’s 21-10 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers, went 2 of 6 for 14 yards with the..." August 27

  • Staley: 49ers RT Brown could be one of best in NFL history

    CSN Bay Area "Enormous. Colossal. Mountainous. Brobdingnagian. There are an endless number of words that describe how 6 foot 8, 355-pound Trent Brown stands out even among a group of unusually large men like the 49ers offensive line. But nobody could have guessed the three words offensive line coach Pat..." August 26

  • 49ers’ Kaepernick talks preseason debut, relationship with Baalke

    San Francisco Chronicle "Colin Kaepernick missed the majority of the offseason practices and the first two preseason games but doesn’t feel he’s missed out on his chance to be the 49ers’ starting quarterback in Week 1. On Wednesday, Kaepernick — two days removed from returning to practice after dealing with a shoulder..." August 25

  • Kaepernick responds to Baalke: 'We have a business relationship'

    CSN Bay Area "Colin Kaepernick, whose representatives requested permission to seek a trade from the 49ers in the offseason, did not speak with 49ers general manager Trent Baalke through the team's offseason program. Last week, Baalke said he recently spoke with Kaepernick, characterizing it as a “good..." August 25

  • QB Competition Continues, 49ers Shuffle O-Line Prior to Packers Matchup

    49ers.com "Colin Kaepernick remains in competition with Blaine Gabbert to be the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. For the second consecutive day, Kaepernick took part in the closed practice. The battle between Kaepernick and Gabbert will continue heading into Friday night's third..." August 24

  • Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick is ‘on track’ to play this week

    Sportsnaut "The long-awaited 2016 debut of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is expected to take place this Friday. Providing there are no setbacks, Kaepernick is slated to play against the Green Bay Packers in the team’s third preseason game. Whether Kap will start or come in the game..." August 24

  • Colin Kaepernick's time with the 49ers could be nearing an end

    Fox Sports "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is yet to throw a pass from scrimmage in training camp or the preseason, as he rehabs from a shoulder injury he sustained last season. The 49ers plan on the competition for the starting quarterback job between him and Blaine Gabbert to start this..." August 23

  • Ponder leads two fourth-quarter scoring drives in 49ers' 31-24 win

    The Sports Xchange "Backup quarterback Christian Ponder ran and threw for touchdowns in a span of less than four minutes of the fourth quarter on Saturday night as the San Francisco 49ers notched a 31-24 exhibition win over the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field in Denver. Ponder rushed for a 22-yard..." August 21

  • Chip Kelly declares Colin Kaepernick to be “fine”

    Pro Football Talk "Colin Kaepernick’s dead arm apparently has been revived. “I think Kap is fine,” coach Chip Kelly told reporters on Sunday. “I saw Kap. He’s fine.” Kelly said that Kaepernick will “throw some more” on Monday, in practice and not on the side. But it’s not clear whether Kaepernick will throw in..." August 21

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Accuracy issues could slot Blaine Gabbert on 49ers’ bench

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "This is all you need to know about the quarterback competition going into the 49ers’ preseason game against the Broncos. Even though he won’t play, Colin Kaepernick is the front-runner to be the Niners’ starting quarterback if he’s healthy and wants the job. Why? Because Blaine Gabbert is..." August 20

  • Young 49ers wide receivers have yet to seize opportunity

    Sacramento Bee "Ask an NFL coach about one of his position groups and you're bound to receive an earful of gushing praise. The 49ers' inside linebackers are as competitive as any defensive coordinator, Jim O'Neil, has coached. The outside linebackers really do a nice job of setting the edge of the defense,..." August 19

  • Wade Phillips: ‘Chip Kelly does an amazing job with his offense’

    Sportsnaut "Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is one of the most-respected minds in the entire game. Now, coming off his first Super Bowl title, the defensive guru is looking to continue helping his Broncos make history. It won’t happen during this week’s exhibition game against the San..." August 18

  • 49ers preparing to put Colin Kaepernick ‘on ice’ in 2016?

    The Sports Daily "At least two prominent NFL reporters believe the San Francisco 49ers could pull a RG3 on quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who could be protected in 2016 so the 49ers can save millions against injuries guarantees next offseason. Albert Breer of MMQB became the latest national reporter to weigh in..." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • 49ers G.M. says uncertainty about Anthony Davis changed draft plans

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers proceeded during the offseason without any guarantees that right tackle Anthony Davis would come back after a one-year hiatus. General manager Trent Baalke on Wednesday said the uncertainty was taken into account with some of the decisions the team made in the draft. “We went into..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Trent Baalke: Colin Kaepernick’s arm is fatigued, not injured

    Sacramento Bee "Trent Baalke noted that Colin Kaepernick threw some on Wednesday and the plan is for the quarterback to do a little more on Thursday. "And we'll continue to bring him back as we see fit and as he sees fit," Baalke, the 49ers' general manager said at the team's hotel outside of Denver. To..." August 17

  • Kaepernick hasn't thrown a pass in 6 days

    The Score "Colin Kaepernick's sore shoulder may be more serious than previously expected. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback missed his team's preseason opener on Sunday and has yet to throw a pass since. Kevin Jones of KNBR reports that Tuesday was Kaepernick's sixth straight day without throwing a pass." August 16

  • 49ers sign Christian Ponder to bolster depleted QB corps

    San Francisco Chronicle "Down to two healthy quarterbacks less than a month before their season opener, the 49ers signed Christian Ponder to a one-year deal Tuesday, the team announced. Ponder was a first-round pick by Minnesota in 2011 and started 36 games for the Vikings over four seasons. He signed with the Raiders..." August 16

  • Trent Baalke ‘pushing for Blaine Gabbert and against Colin Kaepernick’

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers supposedly were going to have a quarterback competition this summer between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. That has really not materialized, and now word is coming out that indicates general manager Trent Baalke couldn’t be happier with the development. As you may..." August 16

  • Colin Kaepernick dealing with ‘dead arm,’

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers continue to wait and see on Colin Kaepernick’s status for this week, but Adam Schefter chimed in. He says two sources described Kaepernick as having a “dead arm” for the time being, and the hope is that he gets his strength back soon. On Friday, Chip Kelly was asked if he..." August 16

  • 49ers QB Thad Lewis tears ACL, is out for season

    Sacramento Bee "Thad Lewis, who served as the 49ers’ No. 2 passer in Sunday’s preseason opener, tore his ACL on a third-quarter run and is out for the season. Lewis appeared to suffer the injury on a one-yard scramble in the third quarter. He came off the field following the third-down play and was examined by..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Chip Kelly won't say Blaine Gabbert has a 'leg up' on Colin Kaepernick just yet

    Fox Sports "The San Francisco 49ers got their first taste of preseason action on Sunday night against the Houston Texans. In doing so, the coaching staff got a look at the looming quarterback battle. Well, half of it, at least. Colin Kaepernick sat with shoulder fatigue, giving way to Blaine Gabbert under..." August 15

  • 49ers rookie QB Jeff Driskel has erratic debut

    San Francisco Chronicle "If Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert doesn’t pan out in 2016, is rookie Jeff Driskel a candidate to become the 49ers’ starting quarterback? On Sunday, Driskel’s performance in his NFL debut strongly suggested he’ll require at least a season of seasoning. The sixth-round pick entered late in..." August 15

  • Kaepernick out for 49ers' preseason opener with shoulder soreness

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers' quarterback competition will be a one-sided affair in their preseason opener Sunday against the Houston Texans. Colin Kaepernick will not play in the game due to shoulder soreness, the 49ers announced. Head coach Chip Kelly said Friday that Kaepernick was dealing..." August 14

  • Savage, Texans rally past 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "Tom Savage threw two second-half touchdown passes as the Houston Texans overcame a sluggish first half en route to a 24-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night in the preseason opener for both teams at Santa Clara, Calif. Savage threw scoring passes to Stephen Anderson and..." August 14

  • Kaepernick applying to wear tinted visor

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has worn a tinted visor in his helmet during the team’s offseason and training camp, is awaiting final approval from the NFL to fashion the apparatus during games. “I’m going through that process currently,” Kaepernick said on Friday. The NFL rulebook states..." August 13

  • Colin Kaepernick dealing with ‘arm fatigue,’ might not play Sunday

    Sportsnaut "The long-awaited return of Colin Kaepernick to the field for the San Francisco 49ers might have to wait another week. Chip Kelly, speaking with media on Friday, revealed Kaepernick will be limited during the joint practice with the Houston Texans due to “arm fatigue,” per Matt Maiocco of CSN..." August 12

  • 49ers’ Chip Kelly, Curtis Modkins on same page on QBs

    San Francisco Chronicle "Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins was asked Tuesday what must-have qualities he seeks in a quarterback. The first two items on Modkins’ list: accuracy and decision-making. Sound familiar? Head coach Chip Kelly offered a similar response when he was asked the question last week. “You look..." August 10

  • 49ers starting QB this week not decided, Adam Schefter says close competition

    Niners Nation "San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins met with the media Tuesday morning, and naturally he got questions about the quarterback position. He was asked if he had a starter for this Sunday against the Texans, and he said that has not been determined yet. Someone else followed up..." August 09

  • 49ers' Eric Rogers out for season with torn ACL

    The Score "San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Eric Rogers will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in practice Thursday, head coach Chip Kelly announced Friday. Rogers, a former CFL standout with the Calgary Stampeders, landed with the 49ers this offseason after fielding offers from a..." August 05

  • Kap 'right on track,' 49ers QB competition 'just getting started'

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers' quarterback competition features two players with different styles. But offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said he believes both Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert are good fits for Chip Kelly's scheme. "I think naturally every quarterback's skillsets are a little different,"..." August 04

  • 49ers extend NaVorro Bowman, turning three-year deal into seven-year deal

    Pro Football Talk "New 49ers coach Chip Kelly must really like linebacker Navorro Bowman. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the 49ers have given Bowman a new contract, despite having three years left on his remaining deal. In addition to a four-year, $44 million extension, the team increased his..." August 04

  • 49ers' Smith: Kelly running 'best camp schedule I've ever been a part of'

    The Score "It appears first-year San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly has learned his lesson. After alienating himself from many of the Philadelphia Eagles players through the past three seasons, Kelly has adjusted his unpopular, non-stop practice schedule to be more player-friendly. "It looks..." August 01

  • Kelly: 49ers not interested in Nick Foles

    San Jose Mercury News "Nick Foles, released last week by the Los Angeles Rams, isn’t going to turn the 49ers quarterback competition a three-man race, if Chip Kelly has any say in it. Kelly is pressing forward with Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick battling it out at training camp. “I’m a big fan of Nick, but..." August 01

  • Buffalo Bills to sign Reggie Bush

    Buffalo Rumblings "Reggie Bush is travelling to sign with the Buffalo Bills today, per a report. The 31-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner in coming off knee surgery in November and is insurance for Buffalo. The news came first from Jason La Canfora. Bush spent one season with the San Francisco 49ers after two..." August 01

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