49ers Rumors & News

  • Ginn expected to visit 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "Wide receiver Ted Ginn, who spent three seasons with the 49ers as a wide receiver and return man, is reportedly expected to visit the club on Wednesday as a free agent. Ginn, who turns 30 in April, caught just 14 passes in 16 games last season with the Arizona Cardinals, and was released last..." March 04

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett expected to decide today between 49ers and Cardinals, though Rams and Seahawks also interested.

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Spiller is eligible to become a UFA. I'm told potential suitors considering interest include the Cards, Jets, Dolphins & 49ers at this time.

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    #49ers officially announce they have signed Australian Jarryd Hayne to a three-year deal.

  • 49ers shell out $100K for rugby stud who’s a YouTube legend

    New York Post "He has risen from Sydney’s golden west to the Golden Gate. In one of Australian sports’ most astonishing stories, former rugby superstar Jarryd Hayne on Tuesday did what most thought impossible — he announced he would sign an NFL contract with the San Francisco 49ers. “It’s about believing..." March 03

  • To get Super Bowl ring, Gore might need to leave Niners

    San Francisco Chronicle "Run, Frank, run. Away from the 49ers. Of all the 49ers’ players who become free agents next Tuesday, Frank Gore is the most prominent. The most revered. And though I don’t expect a professional football player to listen to my advice, I can’t help but offer it. Gore has been the..." March 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett has scheduled a visit beginning tonight with the NFC West rival 49ers, per @Edwerderespn.

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    49ers Chris Culliver is one of the most sought after corners. Expect a big time deal. Graded high on many teams, per multiple team sources

  • Not the offseason to look for Kaepernick’s replacement

    Sacramento Bee "Jim Tomsula last week at least tapped the brakes on the notion that the 49ers will rely on Colin Kaepernick’s legs far more heavily than they have in the past. After all, it wasn’t as if Kaepernick was nailed to the floor in 2014. He ran more times for more yards and with a higher average than he..." March 01

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    A pay cut looms for #49ers WR Stevie Johnson, source said. He is set to make $5.5M this season. Grew into one of Kaepernick’s favorites

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    Per sources, 49ers are expected to release Stevie Johnson. This will save 5.5 million of cap room. #49ers

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    It looks as if LG Mike Iupati will hit the open negotiating market on March 7, but a return to the 49ers remains a possibility.

  • 49ers among favorites to land Australian rugby star

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers are one of a handful of teams in the running to sign former Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne, who presumably would compete for the role of return specialist in 2015. Hayne, who turned 27 last week, worked out for the 49ers in December, his agent, Jack Bechta, said Tuesday. He also..." February 25

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Colts DL and now FA Ricky Jean-Francois is visiting the #Redskins & #49ers this week, source says

  • Rundown of prospects 49ers interviewed at combine

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers’ offensive staff at the NFL combine included just three members: offensive coordinator Geep Chryst and wide receivers coaches Adam Henry and Ronald Curry. That offers a bit more evidence that wide receiver tops the 49ers’ list of draft needs and they likely used plenty of their visits..." February 24

  • Receivers might intrigue Raiders, 49ers in early draft rounds

    San Francisco Chronicle "Only the defensive backs have yet to be seen and most of the NFL head coaches, assistants and scouts left the NFL combine Sunday. The secret, many will tell you, is to take these proceedings seriously — but not too seriously. And that can be difficult to do, given the lasting effects of shock..." February 23

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    That possibility likely will be broached ... @GavDoggDialogue: chances #49ers WR Stevie Johnson restructures?

  • Willis, Bowman push last season's 49ers starters to sideline

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have a problem. But general manager Trent Baalke is certainly not complaining. The 49ers have four inside linebackers they view as starters. But there is room on the field for only two of those players at any time in the 49ers’ 3-4 scheme. And, as long as Patrick Willis and NaVorro..." February 19

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M

    Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Vernon Davis will stay with 49ers, Trent Baalke says

    NFL.com "General manager Trent Baalke offered no insights Wednesday on the futures of impending free agents Michael Crabtree and Mike Iupati, but did clarify Vernon Davis' standing with the San Francisco 49ers. Asked if he envisions the two-time Pro Bowl tight end on the roster in 2015, Baalke answered,..." February 19

  • 49ers GM Baalke: 'It's our intention to have Frank back'

    CSN Bay Area "Frank Gore’s post on social media prompted a discussion this week between the scheduled free-agent running back and 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. Gore wondered in a post on Instagram whether the organization wants him back. That prompted Baalke to reach out to Gore to reiterate the team’s..." February 18

  • Frank Gore's agent says they've 'engaged in contract discussions' with 49ers

    Niners Nation "Drew Rosenhaus says he and the San Francisco 49ers will continue contract discussions at the Scouting Combine. The San Francisco 49ers and running back Frank Gore have "engaged in contract discussions," according to Gore's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, via Ed Werder of ESPN. Coming on the heels of..." February 17

  • Report: Colts are Interested in Frank Gore and a "Shoo-In" to Get Him

    Stampede Blue "According to Bleacher Report's Matt Miller, both sides are interested in running back Frank Gore joining the Colts this offseason and Miller said that the Colts are considered to be the "shoo-in to get Frank Gore." month ago, we mentioned a report from the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows that..." February 17

  • 49ers Unlikely to Re-sign Michael Crabtree

    Sportsnaut "In news that likely won’t surprise those who have followed the situation in San Francisco closely, Matt Barrows over at the Sacramento Bee is reporting that the 49ers are unlikely to re-sign impending free-agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Once seen as a true No. 1 receiver for San..." February 17

  • Frank Gore seeking commitment from 49ers as free agency looms

    Sacramento Bee "Frank Gore is getting plenty of love from 49ers fans as the team’s all-time leading rusher heads toward free agency next month. The team’s management? Gore apparently isn’t feeling the same level of devotion just yet. “I know the fans love me,” he wrote on his Instagram account Sunday, “but I..." February 16

  • Alex Smith doesn’t get why 49ers, Harbaugh couldn’t make it work

    San Jose Mercury News "Alex Smith heard the shouts Saturday as he walked toward No. 17 green at Pebble Beach. "Come back to us, Alex!" someone yelled. "We love you." Smith was grateful for the affection. But the former 49ers quarterback is now a fixture in Kansas City after two seasons there with the Chiefs, the..." February 16

  • 49ers wanted Gase to keep Tomsula as defensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "In mid-January, the 49ers tabbed Jim Tomsula to replace Jim Harbaugh as head coach. However, they reportedly also envisioned a scenario in which Tomsula would be defensive coordinator, with then-Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase the head coach. According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose..." February 16

  • Jim Harbaugh says he didn't leave the 49ers by choice

    SB Nation "Former San Francisco 49ers, and current Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday that the only thing mutual about his departure from San Francisco was the fact that he didn't fight the decision. Harbaugh, on a podcast with Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, talked about his exit..." February 14

  • Smith and Smith: One 49er's decision greatly impacts another

    CSN Bay Area "Defensive lineman Justin Smith’s future with the 49ers remains in question. And his decision for this season could have a dramatic impact on outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who is scheduled to enter his fifth-year option season. After all, Justin Smith deserves some credit for Aldon Smith’s..." February 13

  • Franchise tag not expected for 49ers free agents

    CSN Bay Area "NFL agents expect to receive the official franchise tag numbers next week at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. When those figures are released, it does not figure to have much of an impact on the 49ers. The team’s top three scheduled free agents are running back Frank Gore, wide receiver..." February 12

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules?

    Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • 49ers must build depth at cornerback

    CSN Bay Area "When the 2014 season began, the 49ers figured to feature Tramaine Brock and Chris Culliver as starting cornerbacks and rookie Jimmie Ward as the team’s nickelback. Those plans were obliterated almost from the beginning, as Brock was immediately sidelined with turf toe. Brock saw action in three..." February 11

  • For 49ers, Kaepernick becomes the new Harbaugh

    San Jose Mercury News "If the 49ers released Colin Kaepernick today, they wouldn’t owe him another dollar, dime or penny. Yes, that’s a deal supposedly signed through 2020 but actually guaranteeing the 49ers quarterback zippo from here on out. Advertisement Of course, the 49ers aren’t going to hit the Franchise..." February 09

  • Cardinals sign S D.J. Campbell

    Revenge Of The Birds "The Arizona Cardinals announced a player signing on Wednesday. Building up the 90-man offseason roster, they added safety D.J. Campbell Campbell (6-0, 213) has played in nine career games (four starts) with Carolina and Miami after entering the league with the Panthers as a seventh round..." February 05

  • 49ers' 2015 defense fit for a 3-4 scheme

    CSN Bay Area "As the 49ers’ new defensive coordinator, Eric Mangini does not figure to make wide-sweeping changes with the unit he inherits. Mangini has not spoken publicly about his vision for the 49ers’ defense, but it appears the 49ers will be sticking with the 3-4 scheme he inherits after four seasons of..." February 05

  • SF wants to use Colin Kaepernick's legs more

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers have spent the last few offseasons thinking about how to beat the Seahawks. They’re spending this one figuring out how to be like the Seahawks. No team in recent seasons has been better at squeezing the most from its resources, something the 49ers’ decision-makers feel they can..." February 03

  • Jed York: We’ve got to put Colin Kaepernick in position to make plays

    Pro Football Talk "Some 49ers fans may not be confident that the team is headed in the right direction based on the changes to the coaching staff that they’ve made since the end of the regular season, but CEO Jed York thinks that they’re going to be pleasantly surprised by the results on offense in 2015. During..." February 01

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that Clancy Pendergrast will be @49ers ILB coach. Pendegrast was DC for @AZCardinals (2004-08) & @KCChiefs (2009)

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

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    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    Multiple sources: After the Dec. 14 loss in Seattle, 49ers management told Jim Harbaugh he wouldn't be returning as coach in 2015.

  • CEO York tells how Kaepernick can thrive as 49ers’ QB

    San Francisco Chronicle "There was one impossible-to-miss-takeaway from Jed York’s interview in Arizona on Friday: The 49ers’ owner believes his revamped coaching staff will do a better job of putting players in a “position to make plays.” York used some variation of that nebulous phrase on five occasions during the..." January 31

  • 49ers confirm hiring of defensive coordinator Eric Mangini

    The Score "San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York made the hiring of defensive coordinator Eric Mangini official Friday during an appearance on NFL Network." January 30

  • 49ers invest in Sacramento's pro soccer franchise

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers were announced Thursday night as the newest investor in the effort to bring Major League Soccer to Sacramento. "The newest investor to the Sac Republic who will join our efforts to secure Major League Soccer in Sacramento is none other than the San Francisco 49er owner...Jed York,"..." January 30

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • 49ers Name Tom Gamble Senior Personnel Executive

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that Tom Gamble was named senior personnel executive. “Tom is one of the most experienced, knowledgeable, and respected personnel men in the business,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “He played an instrumental role in our personnel..." January 29

  • Former ECU coach Steve Logan agrees to join 49ers staff

    ESPN.com "Former East Carolina head coach and current WRALSportsFan contributor Steve Logan has agreed to sign a two-year contract to become the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers, he confirmed Wednesday. Logan is familiar with new San Francisco head coach Jim Tomsula. The two coached..." January 28

  • 49ers target Bicknell opts to remain with Eagles

    CSN Bay Area "Scratch another name off the list of potential 49ers offensive coordinators for Jim Tomsula’s first coaching staff. Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell and Tomsula spoke about the vacant position on the 49ers’ coaching staff but Bicknell chose to remain with the Eagles,..." January 28

  • Report: 49ers hiring Steve Logan for a job on offensive staff

    Pro Football Talk "New 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is hiring one of his old NFL Europe co-workers, one who will easily be a better interview. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea, the 49ers are expected to hire Steve Logan for a position on the offensive side of the ball. It’s not known whether it’s as coordinator..." January 27