49ers Rumors & News

  • 10h
    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Is there any progress toward contract extension for 49ers WR Michael Crabtree? Source says, "Not really."

  • Ray McDonald released from jail, says 'truth will come out'

    CBSSports.com "Sunday's big news centered around 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald, who was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. The San Francisco lineman was finally released on Sunday afternoon and, according Azenith Smith of KTLU.com, is claiming the story being..." September 01

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers holdout G Alex Boone is expected to report to San Francisco in next 24 hours with a reworked 2-year contract, per league sources.

  • 49ers re-sign Lawrence Okoye to practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have re-signed seven players they waived Saturday to the practice squad, the team said Sunday. Second-year defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, the star British discus thrower turned football player, is among those added to the Niners’ practice squad after being released Saturday." August 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Browns claimed OT Ryan Seymour, I'm told. Has played for the #Seahawks and #49ers

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Browns did end up finding another RB. I'm told they claimed Glenn Winston, who played for #49ers and Michigan St

  • Brandon Lloyd, Josh Johnson make squad; Adam Snyder among cuts

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers reduced their roster to 53 players with several players who had been on the proverbial bubble, including quarterback Josh Johnson and receiver Brandon Lloyd, making the cut, at least for now. The day also was kind to a pair of upstarts -- undrafted rookies Dillon Farrell, an offensive..." August 31

  • 49ers reach 53-man roster limit

    Pro Football Talk "The San Francisco 49ers are the latest team to reach the NFL-mandated limit of 53 players on the roster. San Francisco announced that 19 players were released on Saturday: T Carter Bykowski, TE Asante Cleveland, WR Lance Lewis, LS Kevin McDermott, CB Darryl Morris, G Al Netter, DL Lawrence..." August 31

  • Harbaugh: Jonathan Martin has “done an excellent job of getting the job done”

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers’ initial 53-player roster has just seven available offensive linemen — five starters and two backups. One of those reserves is ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin, who will back up both tackle spots and could also be asked to play guard in a pinch. In a conference call with media on Saturday,..." August 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Here is the booking info for #49ers DT Ray McDonald, who was arrested this morning pic.twitter.com/XMbpoHxxyk

  • Adam Snyder released by the offensive line-thin 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers were running short on the offensive line anyway, with the holdout of guard Alex Boone. But they’re even younger and thinner there now. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers are cutting veteran offensive lineman Adam Snyder." August 30

  • Adam Snyder released by the offensive line-thin 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers were running short on the offensive line anyway, with the holdout of guard Alex Boone. But they’re even younger and thinner there now. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers are cutting veteran offensive lineman Adam Snyder." August 30

  • Aldon Smith apologizes for his suspension

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, the NFL announced the nine-game suspension that has been imposed on 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, for multiple violations of the personal-conduct policy and substance-abuse policy. On Saturday, the NFLPA issued a statement on Smith’s behalf. “I apologize to my teammates, coaches,..." August 30

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    #49ers waive long-snapper Kevin McDermott. That’s a shocker, and means Kyle Nelson is now their long-snapper.

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #49ers cleared some more cap space today by restructuring Ray McDonald's contract. Not an extension. NFLPA had them $9.6M under entering day

  • 49ers lose Aldon Smith for 9 games

    ESPN.com "San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy. Smith was sentenced in July to 11 days of work release in a Santa Clara County (Calif.) court after his September 2013 arrest for drunken driving. It was his second..." August 30

  • Gabbert struggles, Johnson shines in 49ers’ romp over Texans

    San Francisco Gate "Blaine Gabbert ended on an otherwise forgettable performance Thursday night with a touchdown toss. If the 49ers are fortunate, it will be the last in-game pass Gabbert throws this season. With Colin Kaepernick among 19 of the 49ers’ starters taking the fourth preseason game off Thursday..." August 29

  • Kaepernick, Stevie Johnson admit their connection isn’t “clicking” yet

    Sacramento Bee "When Anquan Boldin arrived last offseason, his connection with Colin Kaepernick was immediate. As early as May OTAs, the two looked like they had been playing together since childhood, and in Week 1 they hooked up 13 times for 208 yards. Kaepernick's connection with another veteran acquired via..." August 27

  • Kaepernick will play in 49ers' exhibition finale against Texans

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick is slated to play in Thursday night's exhibition finale, and for the 49ers' sake, they'd certainly like a repeat of last year's cameo. Kaepernick played only the first series but delivered a touchdown drive in the 2013 exhibition finale at San Diego. That history isn't..." August 27

  • 49ers still in search of third receiver

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers’ plan at the No. 3 receiver remains a mystery -- even, apparently, to quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “That’ll be a coaches decision,” Kaepernick said Tuesday. “Whoever’s out there, I’ll be throwing to them.” When asked if he likes the 49ers' options at wide receiver beyond starters..." August 27

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    RB Marcus Lattimore said he expects to start season on NFI just like last year. Hope is he'll be activated after first six weeks. #49ers

  • 49ers-Chargers game will be played despite 6.0 earthquake in Bay Area

    CBSSports.com "The San Francisco Bay Area was rocked by an earthquake on Sunday morning that registered a magnitude of 6.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 49ers are set to play the Chargers at 4 p.m. ET and that game will go on as scheduled, according to the team. The 49ers released a statement..." August 24

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Bowman on PUP. Dorsey will be IR-to-return. Different lists RT @bra3d: @RapSheet both bowman and Dorsey can come back?

  • Harbaugh says Gabbert's 'the guy' at backup QB

    Sacramento Bee "There will be no shakeup in the quarterback order in the 49ers' third and most important preseason game, Jim Harbaugh said Friday. Blaine Gabbert will be the second passer off the bench, followed by Josh Johnson and McLeod Bethel-Thompson. “Blaine is that guy right now,” Harbaugh said of the..." August 22

  • Stevie Johnson trying to lock down No. 3 receiver role

    NFL.com "Steve Johnson topped 1,000 yards for three straights seasons in Buffalo from 2010-2012. Now he's making the surprising transition to a role player in San Francisco. There are questions in San Francisco whether Johnson has even locked up the No. 3 receiver job. Asked about Johnson's role..." August 22

  • 49ers replacing turf at Levi’s Stadium

    Pro Football Talk "After being forced to move practice out of Levi’s Stadium due to poor turf conditions on Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers have decided to replace the playing surface altogether ahead of Sunday’s preseason game with the San Diego Chargers. The 49ers cut short a public practice open to fans at..." August 22

  • Source: 49ers not interested in trading Boone

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have received inquiries from teams regarding the availability of holdout guard Alex Boone but are not interested in dealing him, a source told CSNBayArea.com. Another source said the 49ers have told teams that they would be willing to part with Boone for a first- or second-round draft..." August 22

  • Harbaugh pulls 49ers practice after footing problems on Levi’s Stadium turf

    CSN Bay Area "Coach Jim Harbaugh brought his team together less than an hour into practice Wednesday evening and abruptly led his team out of Levi's Stadium due to poor field conditions. Basic plays provided huge divots, and there were patches of sod that were still discolored from the 49ers' game Sunday..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Harbaugh, 49ers could part ways after this season

    San Jose Mercury News "This is not being written to intentionally disrupt the 49ers' 2014 preparations, though I'm sure I will be accused of exactly that. From what I've heard from several NFL sources, some who know Jim Harbaugh well, I'll say that 80% of the NFL people I talk to assume that there's a strong chance..." August 20

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Source: Teams have inquired about trading for #49ers holdout guard Alex Boone, but SF is not interested in trading him.

  • Report: Progress in Crabtree contract talks

    Sacramento Bee "Three weeks ago when he was asked about a possible contract extension for receiver Michael Crabtree, the best face Trent Baalke could put on the matter was that the 49ers were “going to try.” “But at some point you’ve got to stop negotiating deals and let these guys concentrate on football,”..." August 20

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #49ers next contract target: WR Michael Crabtree. There is progress. Hope is for a deal before the season. Otherwise shelved until after

  • 13d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Sounds like #49ers WR Brandon Lloyd has a real good chance to make the team. He’s fitting in, which is just as good news. Bonded with Boldin

  • Should Dolphins be interested in 49ers guard?

    The Phinsider "The San Francisco 49ers and Alex Boone seem to be getting no closer to a deal that would end the guard's training camp holdout. Recent reports indicated the team had offered Boone a contract that would make him one of the "top 12" paid guards in the league, only to have Boone reject the offer...." August 19

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    The #49ers signed NT Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension, club announces.

  • Kaepernick talks about foot injury that slowed him in 2013

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers last year reined in Colin Kaepernick's running plays to save their starting quarterback from excessive wear and tear and because he suffered a significant injury to his foot. Kaepernick, who during the season joked that the issue was a hangnail on his pinkie toe, revealed the actual..." August 19

  • San Francisco 49ers' defense might be bigger concern than offense

    San Jose Mercury News "Coach Jim Harbaugh didn't scold his players after the way they played against the Denver Broncos. Instead, he issued a clarion call. "We need to make decisions on who to play," Harbaugh said after the Broncos beat the 49ers 34-0 on Sunday. "We're not going to keep experimenting. We need to..." August 19

  • Fan dies after collapsing during first 49ers game at Levi's Stadium

    Fox Sports "The first 49ers game at new Levi's Stadium took a tragic turn on Sunday, when a fan collapsed and died after suffering a heart issue in the stands, authorities said. The San Jose Mercury News reported that paramedics were called to Section 221 during the third quarter of the game between the..." August 18

  • Holdout Boone, 49ers remain apart in contract stalemate

    CSN Bay Area "Guard Alex Boone remains away from the 49ers in a contract holdout with no indication the sides are any closer to coming together. On Monday, NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt reported Boone turned down a contract that would place him in the top 12 among offensive guards. But if the 49ers..." August 18

  • Competition continues to find Bowman's worthy replacement

    CSN Bay Area "On the surface, inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite had a strong first half and only seemed to strengthen his case to replace NaVorro Bowman in the 49ers’ starting lineup. But instead of being satisfied with his performance, Wilhoite focused afterward on three plays that got away in the 49ers’..." August 18

  • Antoine Bethea goes down with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers didn’t play several of their projected defensive regulars in Sunday’s game against the Broncos and they saw one of the ones that did start leave early with a concussion. Safety Antoine Bethea went down after being blocked by Broncos rookie wide receiver Cody Latimer on a play in the..." August 17

  • Clampdown on defensive infractions gets 49ers’ attention

    Sacramento Bee "Like any tweak to the NFL rule book, the league’s scrutiny on defensive holding and illegal contact fouls this season is sure to draw mixed reactions from the 49ers. On one hand, their rivals, the Seahawks, were penalized three times for illegal contact Friday night against San Diego, including..." August 17

  • James tosses elbow brace: 'It shows weakness'

    CSN Bay Area "LaMichael James on Friday tossed aside his brace less than three weeks after sustaining a right elbow dislocation in 49ers practice. “I’m good,” James said. “I can definitely play. I don’t have a brace on. I got rid of it. It shows weakness.” James took part in the past two 49ers practices..." August 16

  • Michael Crabtree practices fully

    ESPN.com "The San Francisco 49ers' final practice of training camp was highlighted by the return of standout receiver Michael Crabtree. After working some Wednesday, Crabtree practiced fully for the first time since July 30 on Friday in front of roughly 10,000 fans at Levi's Stadium. Crabtree had been..." August 16

  • Jim Harbaugh likes what he’s seen from Blaine Gabbert — really

    Pro Football Talk "Sometimes 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has a unique perspective on the world. But today, he’s seeing something the rest of us definitely haven’t. Harbaugh said he was pleased with backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert, after Gabbert posted a sharp 1.7 passer rating in the preseason..." August 16

  • Terrell Owens: Can I still play? Absolutely

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been nearly four years since Terrell Owens last played in an NFL regular-season game. He still thinks he can play. Maybe he can. Still, but for a short stay with the Seahawks in 2012, no one has given him a chance. Owens visited Cowboys training camp on Thursday, and he told reporters..." August 15

  • Colin Kaepernick says he's criticized because of 'Stereotypes and prejudice'

    CBSSports.com "Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms believes that Colin Kaepernick receives unfair criticism. Simms got a chance this week to ask Kaepernick why that might be and Kaepernick says it comes down to two things 'Stereotypes' and 'Prejudice.' In case you haven't noticed, Kaepernick isn't shy about..." August 15

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13