49ers Rumors & News

  • Kerley: Marquise Goodwin ready for 'takeoff season'

    NFL.com "There are so many new faces in Santa Clara this season that it's hard to project how the San Francisco 49ers will play in 2017. Embarking on a six-year endeavor to rebuild one of the league's great franchises, general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan doled out a number of contracts to..." July 22

  • Brandon Marshall 'Don't Tell Me Geno Smith Is Better Than Kaepernick'

    TMZ "Geno Smith. Ryan Fitzpatrick. Matt Barkley. They have jobs. Colin Kaepernick doesn't. And it's not sitting right with Brandon Marshall. The Denver Broncos linebacker has been a staunch ally and friend of Colin's for years -- since they played together at Nevada back in college, where they..." July 21

  • Giants co-owner Steve Tisch: Colin Kaepernick is not being blackballed

    Larry Brown Sports "Are NFL teams intentionally avoiding Colin Kaepernick because of his controversial political opinions, or is the quarterback simply not good enough to be on an NFL roster? That depends who you ask, but New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch believes the latter is true. A TMZ reporter asked Tisch..." July 20

  • Michael Vick “truly sorry for what I said” about Colin Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "After saying this week that Colin Kaepernick’s continued unemployment is his own fault, Michael Vick has reconsidered. Vick said on the Dan Patrick Show that that he’s sorry he said Kaepernick’s play and not his national anthem protest is the reason he’s been unable to find an NFL team this..." July 20

  • Colin Kaepernick still generating zero interest from NFL teams

    Larry Brown Sports "With NFL teams set to open up training camp over the next week or so, Colin Kaepernick is no closer to finding a job. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, there has been “not a lick” of interest in Kaepernick in recent weeks. While there has still been plenty of chatter about the..." July 19

  • Colin Kaepernick claps back at Mike Vick after being told to cut his hair

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick has heard Mike Vick's concerns, and he's got a response. After Vick said Monday that Kaepernick is not being blackballed by the NFL, is out of the league because of his level of play and that he should cut his hair. Kaepernick took to Twitter Tuesday morning to make his thoughts..." July 18

  • 49ers’ QB in 2018? Here are three scenarios ...

    Sacramento Bee "Three quarterbacks have been in the news recently. In Dallas, Brian Hoyer last week organized and ran a three-day practice session for the 49ers quarterbacks and a number of skill position players, a strong step by Hoyer toward establishing himself as the team’s offensive leader. In Los..." July 18

  • Michael Vick: Colin Kaepernick’s problem is his play, not his protest

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick does not believe Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest is the reason he’s currently out of the NFL. Vick told Jason Whitlock on FS1 that he thinks the real reason Kaepernick can’t find a team to sign him is that Kaepernick didn’t play well enough in the..." July 18

  • The Niners likely won’t be the only team trying to pursue Kirk Cousins next offseason

    Washington Post "The first rule of NFL roster construction is simple: If you don’t have a franchise quarterback, you have to do whatever it takes to get one. The rest of that equation is so self-evident that it rarely comes up: If you do find yourself with a highly productive passer, by all means keep..." July 17

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Steve Young ‘surprised’ Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent

    San Jose Mercury News "Steve Young has a very different take on Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing free agency than Joe Montana. The 49ers legend talked about Kaepernick with KNBR’s Murph & Mac while attending the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe. Unlike Montana, Young doesn’t believe Kaepernick remains unsigned..." July 15

  • NFL GMs hint 49ers could make ‘huge’ offer to Kirk Cousins in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins has just days remaining to work out a long-term extension with Washington, and there is a growing sense that the quarterback may prefer to play out his second consecutive season under the franchise tag. If Cousins plays under the franchise tag again, Washington can, in theory, use..." July 14

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Brian Hoyer takes 49ers to Texas for passing camp

    Pro Football Talk "‘Tis the season for off-site passing camps, and 49ers starter Brian Hoyer is taking his guys to Texas. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Hoyer gathered the 49ers skill position players in Dallas Monday for three days of work to carry them through the break before training camp..." July 11

  • Broncos, 49ers QBs lead voluntary offensive workouts

    NFL.com "Even with a few weeks left of summer break, some players can't stay away. While the luster has worn off publicized offseason voluntary workouts, glamorized by the Manning brothers during their spring passing sessions at Duke or then-Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez with his sponsored Jets West..." July 11

  • Joe Montana not sure Colin Kaepernick will get signed

    Fanrag Sports "Hall-of-Fame quarterback Joe Montana is not sure if free-agent signal-caller Colin Kaepernick will get signed, according to Kristian Dyer of The Sporting News. “I’m not sure, I think there’s an injury somewhere he probably gets in,” said Montana. “In most cases, you look at Tim Tebow — a great..." July 11

  • Garcon: Why isn't Cousins long-term answer for 'Skins?

    NFL.com "The Kirk Cousins contract dilemma has puzzled many an analyst and team executive alike. Apparently, that bewilderment extends to at least one former teammate as well. "I don't know, man," Pierre Garcon said Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio when asked if he was surprised Cousins has yet to receive a..." July 10

  • Jaquiski Tartt brings football, life lessons to Ladd-Peebles Stadium

    Alabama "When the Jaquiski Tartt Next Level Football Camp started at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile on Saturday, a thunderstorm could be seen in the sky to the south. But the storm blew away from the football field, and the San Francisco 49ers safety's second annual free camp went on. "I love Mobile,..." July 09

  • Kaepernick to Appear at ESPYS, Will ESPN Give Him an Outlet for His Message?

    Black Sports Online "ESPN just released who will be presenting at the ESPYS. Check it out below. Russell Westbrook, Bryan Cranston, Simone Biles, Samuel L. Jackson, Shaun White, Kevin Durant, Snoop Dogg Among This Year’s Expected Attendees On July 12, the world’s best athletes and biggest stars will..." July 07

  • How does the Alex Smith trade look now?

    San Francisco Gate "Former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is perched at no. 81 on NFL network’s list of the top 100 NFL players. That may not seem all that high, but consider this: No 49er cracked the top 100 players this year in the poll voted on by…the players. It makes you wonder about the trade of Smith in 2013...." July 07

  • Seahawks' Bennett: 49ers' Buckner can become a Defensive Player of the Year

    CBS Sports "Not too long ago, the Seahawks and 49ers formed one of the game's best rivalries. But with the 49ers' sudden decline and the Seahawks' consistency, the rivalry has faded in recent years. Now, instead of watching Richard Sherman taunt Michael Crabtree in the final seconds of the NFC title game,..." July 06

  • Colin Kaepernick discusses his trip 'home' to Africa

    USA Today "Embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, still unsigned, celebrated Independence Day with social media posts about Ghana, saying he was led there “tracing” his “African ancestral roots” and wanted to visit the sites responsible for African-Americans being “forced into the hells of the middle..." July 05

  • Former NFL punter Max Runager dies at 61

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL punter Max Runager has died, the 49ers announced Sunday. He was 61. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg (S.C.) reported he was found dead Friday in his car in a parking lot in South Carolina, but no foul play is suspected. Runager played 11 NFL seasons, with three teams. An..." July 03

  • San Francisco 49ers' Quinton Dial working on and off the field

    Alabama "The offseason opinions about the outlook for Quinton Dial with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 have been all over the place. In one view, the former Alabama standout will be a valuable run-stopper on early downs on a defensive line that has loaded up on pass-rushers. At the other extreme,..." July 02

  • Colin Kaepernick is hanging out in Egypt with a 49ers receiver

    CBS Sports "Despite the fact that he hasn't really heard from any NFL teams about a possible job, Colin Kaepernick has still managed to stay pretty busy this offseason. Since he doesn't have a team to play for, Kaepernick has passed his time as a free agent by taking up multiple humanitarian causes over..." July 02

  • John Lynch: Colin Kaepernick should say he’s committed to football

    Pro Football Talk "San Francisco General Manager John Lynch says he’s sure Colin Kaepernick is committed to being an NFL quarterback. But he thinks some of his colleagues around the league are less convinced of that, and Lynch has urged Kaepernick to let the world know how much he wants to play. Lynch said on..." July 01

  • Chip Kelly: Kaepernick is 'zero distraction'

    USA Today "In this week’s episode of “Any reasoning for Colin Kaepernick remaining unsigned OTHER than the fact that he protested the unjustified killing of black people is a load of crap” (working title), we have Chip Kelly sticking up for his former quarterback. Before we get into Kelly’s comments,..." June 28

  • Is 49ers rookie Trent Taylor the next Wes Welker?

    NFL.com "Kyle Shanahan's aerial attack has always featured a physically dominant split end such as Andre Johnson, Pierre Garcon or Julio Jones. Slot receivers, on the other hand, have rarely taken on starring roles in Shanahan's decade of running NFL offenses. Might that change in San Francisco with..." June 27

  • Kerley wishes teams would ask him about Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "One of the biggest problems with the various leaks to the media of assumptions and narratives and opinions about Colin Kaepernick is that many of those who are whispering to willing reporters have done no real due diligence about the player. The latest example of a lack of homework comes from one..." June 24

  • 49ers have six NFL-caliber tight ends; they could keep three or four

    Sacramento Bee "Kyle Shanahan is pleased with his tight ends. In fact, the 49ers coach said last week that all six are capable of making an NFL roster. “Yeah, we have some good competition there," he said. "It’s going to be tough for the coaches, but it’s definitely a good problem to have." Over the last two..." June 23

  • Ray Lewis continues to be a vocal critic of Colin Kaepernick

    Sportress of Blogitude "Ray Lewis made waves at the onset of the 2016 NFL season by harshly criticizing Colin Kaepernick over his national anthem protest, saying in part the quarterback should “take the flag out of it.” The former Baltimore Ravens great, who was recently hired by FOX as an analyst, doubled down on his..." June 22

  • 49ers want DeForest Buckner playing less this year

    Pro Football Talk "For many teams with first-round picks entering their second professional seasons, the goal is to see more from the player than they did as a rookie. The 49ers are going the other way when it comes to defensive lineman DeForest Buckner, although the approach is more about quantity than quality..." June 19

  • 49ers announce promotions for several scouts

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers brought in some new members of their personnel department after John Lynch was hired as their General Manager this year and now they are giving new titles to some of the people who remained on the staff following Trent Baalke’s departure. The 49ers announced five promotions on Monday...." June 19

  • 49ers DC Robert Saleh takes shot at Chip Kelly’s coaching staff

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers finished dead last in total defense during the 2016 NFL season. Needless to say, new defensive coordinator Robert Saleh has a tall task ahead of him to fix what was broken. However, he has one immediate fix in mind that, on the surface, seems like a no-brainer. Last..." June 19

  • The 40-year-old intern: 49ers QBs coach was bent on learning Shanahan’s system

    Sacramento Bee "Sometimes you have to take a step down in order to climb up. Rich Scangarello is familiar with this route. The 49ers’ new quarterbacks coach was in a cozy spot in 2014 as the offensive coordinator at Northern Arizona University. He had a six-figure salary, plenty of autonomy and, in his..." June 18

  • Colin Kaepernick is doing little to help his own cause

    Pro Football Talk "The ongoing unemployment of Colin Kaepernick raises plenty of important questions regarding truth and lies and right and wrong in the NFL. But Kaepernick has done himself few favors when it comes to nudging public opinion in his favor. On one hand, it may not matter; public opinion tends to..." June 18

  • Kyle Shanahan has a not-so-secret weapon

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, when rumors emerged of Mike and Kyle Shanahan arriving to fix the 49ers, the team quickly made it clear that Mike would not be working for the team. And Mike isn’t working for the team, at least not officially. It’s the best of both worlds for the 49ers, with the franchise now..." June 17

  • Colin Kaepernick speaks out about police brutality

    Sportsnaut "Following the acquittal of a police officer charged in the death of Philando Castile in Minnesota, there’s definitely been a renewed conversation in America about police brutality and the justice system. After nearly a week of deliberations, the jury found Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of all..." June 17

  • Roger Goodell disputes claims teams are ostracizing Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN "All 32 NFL teams have wrapped up their offseason programs, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned, sustaining persistent speculation over whether he is being ostracized for his symbolic protests. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell again disputed those claims at Los Angeles Memorial..." June 17

  • 49ers Kyle Shanahan wins veteran’s emphatic praise

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Staley, the 49ers’ longest-tenured player, is madly in love with football again, crediting much of that to coach Kyle Shanahan’s arrival and an inspiring offseason program. “This might sound kind of bad but I’m enjoying football again. I’m excited to come to work every single day,” said..." June 16

  • Jerry Rice speaks to 49ers at minicamp

    Yardbarker "The San Francisco 49ers concluded their minicamp Thursday with a bang. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, regarded by many as the best football player ever, spoke to the team, according to a tweet shared by GM John Lynch Lynch has done some big things since taking over as the team’s GM, such as..." June 16

  • Staley's reaction to new 49ers regime: 'I’m enjoying football again'

    CSN Bay Area "Five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley confirmed Wednesday what appeared obvious for the past several seasons inside the 49ers' locker room. Many of the players were not having a whole lot of fun working in some of the previous 49ers regimes. But, now, Staley said there is clearly a purpose..." June 15

  • Michael Bennett: Colin Kaepernick's lack of team shows gap between players, fans

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick remaining unsigned reflects the state of the NFL. "I think the league is built on middle America, and most of the middle of America is predominantly a white crowd," Bennett said Wednesday. "That's just the truth of it. I think..." June 15

  • Michael Bennett was disappointed Seahawks didn't sign Kaepernick

    Sporting News "How close was Colin Kaepernick to becoming the Seahawks' backup quarterback? Michael Bennett says it was a "shock" they didn't become teammates last week. The Seattle defensive lineman, in an interview with Charlamagne the God on the latter's The Breakfast Club nationally syndicated radio show,..." June 14

  • 49ers sign CJ Beathard to four-year rookie contract

    Fanrag Sports "The San Francisco 49ers have officially signed third-round pick and former Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback C.J. Beathard to his four-year rookie contract, the franchise announced on Tuesday afternoon. As a result, the 49ers have now signed nine of the team’s 10 picks from the recent 2017 NFL..." June 13

  • Purdy: 49ers’ Shanahan reunites with “probably the best coach I had”

    San Jose Mercury News "In terms of way cool and overdue football reunions, this was about as good as it gets for a Saturday morning in June. “How’s it going?” asked Kyle Shanahan. “Good,” said Mike Machado. “Man, you got a lot taller.” Shanahan had just walked into the hilltop stadium at Valley Christian High..." June 12

  • Jim Harbaugh: Kaepernick is NFL starter, will win championships

    NFL.com "The start of the 2017 NFL season is less than three months away, and QB Colin Kaepernick still remains unsigned. But the coach for whom Kaepernick played his best football, Jim Harbaugh, still believes his former quarterback is a starter-quality player. And he believes he has championships in his..." June 12

  • Unemployed quarterback has No. 17 jersey for May

    Pro Football Talk "I wonder if John Mara will be getting any letters about this. Colin Kaepernick, an unemployed NFL pariah whom teams won’t sign for a variety of stated reasons that aren’t partially or totally true, is still selling jerseys in the colors of the team for which he no longer plays. Specifically,..." June 11

  • Odds for 49ers-Jets Super Bowl must be seen to be believed

    Yardbarker "The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a disastrous 2-14 season that culminated in the team firing then head coach Chip Kelly after just one season. On the other hand, the New York Jets won five games last season and have absolutely cleaned house since. These remain two of the least-talented..." June 11

  • Solomon Thomas worked out with DeMarcus Ware this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "Because of the archaic agreement between the NFL and the NCAA which keeps him from practicing with his teammates, Solomon Thomas sought some outside counsel. And it made enough of an impact on him that he changed his jersey number. The No. 3 overall pick told Alex Marvez and Ed McCaffrey on..." June 09

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