49ers Rumors & News

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    Joel Corry @corryjoel

    2016-2018 contract years for 49ers WR Anquan Boldin void today. He will be UFA on 3/9. $2.727M of dead money for 49ers from voiding years.

  • Hall of Fame voters definitely blocked T.O. for being “so disruptive”

    Pro Football Talk "It was widely believed that the Hall of Fame voters passed over receiver Terrell Owens ostensibly because of his reputation for divisiveness, even if the truth is that they were merely respecting a de facto waiting line that called for Marvin Harrison making it before Owens. On Thursday, one of..." February 12

  • At least 42 victims, 30 suspects uncovered during Super Bowl human trafficking stings

    Kron 4 News "The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office arrested or cited at least 30 suspects for allegedly soliciting prostitution and found over 40 possible human trafficking victims during a series of stings in the time leading up to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara on Sunday, Sgt. James Jensen said. The Super..." February 12

  • Jarryd Hayne wants to return to NFL

    Larry Brown Sports "Former rugby star Jarryd Hayne appeared in eight games with the San Francisco 49ers last season, but he failed to accomplish his ultimate goal — scoring a touchdown. Hayne rushed a total of 17 times for 52 yards. While he is signed through 2017, it is unclear if the Niners intend to bring him..." February 11

  • Terrell Owens: Cris Carter 'begged' his way into Hall of Fame

    The Score "There still doesn't appear to be any sort of love lost between Terrell Owens and Cris Carter. Owens spoke of the criticism he's received from Carter in an appearance on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" on Wednesday, also throwing some shade at the way in which he believes Carter earned himself a spot in..." February 11

  • Goodell says extra point rule made the NFL more exciting in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Year One of the new extra point rule was a success, and more rules tweaks are on the way. Goodell said the new rule, which moved extra point kicks back 13 yards, is an example of the kinds of changes the league will continue to consider. “From a..." February 10

  • Joe Namath thinks Jets should work to bring Colin Kaepernick to Gang Green

    New York Daily News "Joe Namath didn’t offer any trademark guarantees, but the greatest quarterback in Jets history believes that Colin Kaepernick might make sense for a franchise starving for a long-term solution at the game’s most important position. The Daily News’ report last week that Kaepernick wants out of..." February 09

  • Aqib Talib calls Levi’s Stadium turf “terrible”

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have had repeated issues with the quality of the sod at Levi’s Field. On Sunday, the NFL’s first stint as the caretaker of the gridiron at Santa Clara encountered difficulties, too. “The footing on the field was terrible,” Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib said, via the Associated Press...." February 08

  • Reggie Bush: Not retiring despite being limited by injuries

    ESPN "Reggie Bush says he's not done, despite barely playing last season and being cut by the Detroit Lions the year before. "I'm not retiring," Bush told reporters in San Francisco on Sunday. "I'm still playing. No, I'm not done. And I would never -- knock on wood -- I never want to end my career..." February 08

  • Anquan Boldin honored as NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year

    The Score "San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin was named the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year on Saturday during the NFL Honors awards show. Boldin was acknowledged for his role in establishing the Anquan Boldin (Q81) Foundation in 2004, a charity that helps expand educational options for..." February 07

  • 49ers' Staley surprises single father with Super Bowl tickets

    San Jose Mercury News "What would you do if you had a pair of Super Bowl tickets? Joe Staley gave his to a couple of strangers. He had heard they were nice. "This will be a memory for the both of us that will last a lifetime," said one of the strangers, Patricia Wheeler. Staley, the 49ers' longtime left tackle,..." February 06

  • Man gets life in prison for killing friend over Super Bowl bet

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, 2013, Eddie Roberson lost a $700 bet with his longtime friend, Talif Crowley, over which team would win the game. Two days later, Roberson remained angry over losing the bet and shot Crowley six times on a..." February 06

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • Harbaugh loves Kaepernick: 'He'll flourish'

    CSN Bay Area "It is uncertain where quarterback Colin Kaepernick will play next season, but his former coach is sure that he will be productive wherever he ends up. “He’ll flourish,” former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday morning during an appearance at Moscone Center leading up to Super Bowl 50. “He’s..." February 05

  • Joe Montana at 59: 'I can't really run or do much'

    USA Today "On Sunday, Joe Montana will handle the coin toss at Super Bowl 50. It’s one of the things he can do without feeling pain, which is the daily cost of his Hall of Fame football career. In an interview with USA TODAY Sports, Montana detailed the extensive physical problems suffers from more than..." February 05

  • 49ers reach resolution with Girl Scouts after previously cancelling event at Levi’s Stadium

    Pro Football Talk "After cancelling an outing for the Girl Scouts at Levi’s Stadium in favor of a concert hosting opportunity instead, the San Francisco 49ers have now made things right. The 49ers released a statement Wednesday night that they have successfully rescheduled the outing with the Girl Scouts,..." February 04

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • 49ers still very likely to trade Colin Kaepernick?

    The Sports Daily "The hiring of Chip Kelly as the San Francisco 49ers’ new head coach might not be enough to keep quarterback Colin Kaepernick from being traded away this offseason. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the 49ers are still “very likely” to deal their 28-year-old quarterback before the..." February 04

  • Report: Source disputes rumor Kaepernick wants to play for Jets

    The Score "There's no truth to a report that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants to play for the New York Jets, a source told Dom Cosentino of NJ.com. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News dropped a bombshell Tuesday with a report that Kaepernick not only wants out of San Francisco,..." February 03

  • Colin Kaepernick wants out of 49ers, in with Jets next season: sources

    New York Daily News "The Jets’ decades-long search for a franchise quarterback could unexpectedly land them one of the most dynamic players in the league. The Daily News has learned that embattled 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants out of San Francisco after a forgettable 2015 that included on-field struggles..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Simms, Esiason criticize Kaepernick, 49ers

    The Score "With San Francisco playing host to Super Bowl 50, former quarterbacks turned media personalities Phil Simms and Boomer Esiason are being asked about the 49ers and specifically Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick struggled mightily in 2015, losing his starting job to Blaine Gabbert after completing 59..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • Trent Baalke: Jarryd Hayne still has future with 49ers

    NFL.com "The Jarryd Hayne experiment should continue for at least another year in San Francisco. Niners general manager Trent Baalke and the 49ers are pleased with Hayne's work ethic and are optimistic about his future with the organization. "He works hard and I would expect him to make a nice jump..." February 01

  • NaVorro Bowman not concerned about effect of Kelly’s offense on defense

    Pro Football Talk "Chip Kelly’s three years as the Eagles head coach saw the team’s defense on the field for more plays than any other team twice and they finished second in the other season, which has led to complaints from some players about the impact that his uptempo offense has on the other side of the ball..." January 31

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • Source: 49ers add Anderson as defensive backs coach

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have reached an agreement to hire former Indianapolis Colts safeties coach Roy Anderson to a coaching position in the team’s defensive backfield, a source confirmed. Anderson joins former Cleveland Browns secondary coach Jeff Hafley with a focus on the 49ers’ secondary on Chip Kelly’s..." January 30

  • NaVorro Bowman not worried by Chip Kelly effect on D

    NFL.com "Niners linebacker NaVorro Bowman was fueled by plenty of different sources during his comeback from a horrific leg injury two years ago in the NFC title game against Seattle. But the thought of showing his young children what he came back from was the biggest driving force. "I always wanted..." January 30

  • 49ers owner declares “fresh start” for Colin Kaepernick

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have hired their head coach and assembled their next staff. But the most intriguing question remains: Who will start under center in the Chip Kelly era? Kelly, general manager Trent Baalke and CEO Jed York have mostly remained hush on the matter, but they've contributed tidbits here..." January 29

  • Vernon Davis says return to Levi’s Stadium is “surreal”

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Vernon Davis will be capping a contract year as a largely invisible man in the Denver offense. He doesn’t seem to be bothered by that. In fact, few seem to even notice it. A five-question press conference on Thursday addressed in no way his diminished role in the offense or his..." January 29

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, CNBC.com reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Boldin curious what Kelly has in mind for 49ers' offense

    CSN Bay Area "Two years ago, just prior to the start of the free-agent signing period, wide receiver Anquan Boldin decided to re-sign with the 49ers. Again, Boldin is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. It is possible he will not know for another six weeks what the future holds for him. “I’ll..." January 28

  • Source: 49ers hire O'Neil as defensive coordinator

    CSN Bay Area "Former Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil has agreed to take over in the same role on Chip Kelly's staff with the 49ers, a league source told CSNBayArea.com on Tuesday. O'Neil, 37, takes over the position that Eric Mangini held on Jim Tomsula's staff last season. The 49ers ranked..." January 26

  • Anquan Boldin has not yet spoken with 49ers about new contract

    Niners Nation "San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin was recently named a finalist for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. He was named along with Eli Manning and Benjamin Watson, with the winner being announced the night before the Super Bowl. The award honors players for their..." January 26

  • Cam Newton’s success should be a boon to 49ers’ Kaepernick

    Sacramento Bee "Two years ago, Colin Kaepernick beat Cam Newton in Newton's own building in the playoffs. He even mimicked Newton's "Superman" pose following a four-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of the divisional-round game in Charlotte, N.C. Kaepernick was on top of the world; Newton was dealing..." January 25

  • Shrine star Vernon Adams linked to 49ers

    Sacramento Bee "Last year’s 49ers offseason was marked by sudden retirements. The theme this offseason: Chip Kelly’s quarterback conundrum. From Colin Kaepernick to upcoming free agent Sam Bradford to the seventh pick in the draft, Kelly and the 49ers have plenty of options and plenty to sort through between..." January 25

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that @49ers have hired ex- @Browns secondary coach Jeff Hafley as their DBs coach.

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    Jason Cole @JasonColeBR

    #49ers interested in former #Browns DC Jim O'Neil. Former Browns coach Mike Pettine has told some people he wants to take year off, for now

  • Manning, Boldin, Watson finalists for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

    The Score "New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin and New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson are the 2015 finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. The award recognizes a player's accomplishments in the community in addition to his..." January 24

  • Baalke responds to Anthony Davis’ claims of return to 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "Anthony Davis has continued to hint at a return to the 49ers in 2016, going as far as to guarantee it. General manager Trent Baalke on Friday finally addressed Davis' status on 95.7 The Game. "As of right now, I've got no notification from the league to say that he has [filed for..." January 24

  • 49ers grab another talent from CFL in offensive lineman

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers made another under-the-radar move this week, grabbing available talent from outside the National Football League. In addition to signing Calgary Stampeders wide receiver Eric Rogers, the team also signed offensive lineman Colin Kelly of the Ottawa Redblacks. "We just signed two..." January 23

  • 49ers To Fire DC Eric Mangini

    Pro Football Rumors "Having reportedly offered their defensive coordinator job this week to Mike Vrabel, the 49ers seemed intent on moving on from incumbent DC Eric Mangini. Alex Marvez of FOX Sports confirms that today, reporting (via Twitter) that the 49ers have fired Mangini. It’s been a busy day for the Niners,..." January 23

  • 49ers fire DC Eric Mangini, hire Lions RB coach Curtis Modkins as OC

    ESPN "The San Francisco 49ers continued their offseason staff turnover Friday, firing defensive coordinator Eric Mangini, according to an ESPN source and multiple reports, and hiring Detroit Lions assistant Curtis Modkins as offensive coordinator, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam..." January 23

  • 49ers hire Hardy Nickerson as linebackers coach

    Pro Football Talk "Chip Kelly still hasn’t named the 49ers’ next defensive coordinator, but he is filling out the defensive coaching staff. Hardy Nickerson will serve as the 49ers’ linebackers coach, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports. Nickerson had a 16-year NFL career with the Steelers, Buccaneers, Jaguars..." January 23

  • Kelly's first act: Opening communication with 49ers players

    CSN Bay Area "Chip Kelly has generally been regarded as the smartest football man in the room in just about every setting during his coaching career. His intelligence has never been questioned. But the biggest issue about Kelly’s ability to sustain success as an NFL head coach centers around a term his..." January 21

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Texans LBs coach Mike Vrabel turned down an offer to become 49ers defensive coordinator, per me and @RapSheet (@JohnMiddlekauff had it 1st).