49ers Rumors & News

  • Jim Harbaugh takes blame for 2011 incident with Jim Schwartz

    ESPN "Jim Harbaugh admitted this week that enthusiasm might have gotten the better of him in one of the more memorable postgame handshakes in recent NFL history. Harbaugh, who is known for his enthusiasm, said during an interview on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take podcast that he was in the wrong in..." May 24

  • Colin Kaepernick expected to work out for Seahawks

    NFL.com "Colin Kaepernick will finally get a chance to show he can and wants to play football. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning that the Seattle Seahawks are slated to work out reserve quarterbacks soon, barring a change of plans, and Kaepernick is expected to be among them,..." May 24

  • Bowman unfazed about competition, guarantees he’ll start for 49ers

    Sacramento Bee "NaVorro Bowman’s offseason has included a rehabilitation from yet another major injury, watching the 49ers sign one inside linebacker to a big-money deal and draft another in the first round and, most recently, a rumor that he’s on the trade block. His reaction: barely a yawn. The veteran..." May 24

  • 49ers’ Thomas and Taylor: Different frames, same fire

    San Francisco Chronicle "Solomon Thomas is massive; Trent Taylor is miniature. The physical differences between the 49ers’ rookie defensive lineman (6-foot-3, 273 pounds) and wide receiver (5-8, 181) are obvious, but their similarity in one department - their passion for football - is part of what made them so..." May 23

  • Non-profit group plans show of support for Kaepernick at NFL HQ

    ESPN "A New York-based organization that works with parolees trying to get back into the workforce has organized a show of solidarity for free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, which will take place on May 24 at 5 p.m. at NFL headquarters in New York. Kevin Livingston, the president of 100 Suits..." May 22

  • Socialist city council member in Seattle urges Seahawks to sign Kaepernick

    CBS Sports "If Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant ran the Seahawks' front office, it sounds like the first -- and only -- player she would sign is Colin Kaepernick. Sawant, a socialist who has been a city council member since 2014, believes that Kaepernick would be welcomed in Seattle. In a..." May 21

  • 49ers eyeing veteran Kedric Golston for d-line depth

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers worked out three defensive linemen on Thursday, including veteran Kedric Golston, who overlapped with Kyle Shanahan for four seasons in Washington. Golston, 33, was Washington’s starting nose tackle last season but went on injured reserve following a severe hamstring tear in the..." May 20

  • Kenny Stills expresses support Colin Kaepernick

    Miami Herald "Colin Kaerpernick blazed the trail, and Kenny Stills walked it all season. But their paths have diverged ever since. While Stills’ decision to kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest police brutality didn’t hurt his bottom line, the same doesn’t appear to be true for..." May 20

  • Drew Brees doesn't believe Kaepernick is being blackballed

    The Sports Quotient "Many have questioned whether or not Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed from the NFL for his protests against injustice last season, but Drew Brees doesn’t believe that is the case. “I don’t think it’s a situation where he is being blackballed,” Brees said in an interview with Mark..." May 20

  • Buried treasure? Undrafted Cole Hikutini could stick with 49ers

    San Francisco Chronicle "When asked Tuesday if he had a few favorites in the 49ers’ 10-man draft class, vice president of player personnel Adam Peters ticked off several players. Then, he threw out a surprise. “I do like Hikutini,” Peters said, “even though we didn’t draft him.” That would be Louisville tight end..." May 19

  • Colin Kaepernick is making history in the moment with items headed to Smithsonian

    USA Today "It should come as no surprise that as plans for the National Museum of African American History and Culture were developed a few years ago, director Lonnie Bunch reached out to Harry Edwards for input. The eminent sociologist, himself a piece of walking history, helped with a game-changers..." May 19

  • Buccaneers didn’t pursue Colin Kaepernick as Jameis Winston backup

    Pro Football Talk "Deferring to others the question of whether Colin Kaepernick and his 16 touchdown passes against four interceptions with 11 starts would have been a better choice for the Buccaneers than Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 12 touchdown passes against 17 interceptions with 11 starts, the question for now is whether..." May 19

  • 9 NFL players who could be traded before the start of the 2017 season

    Fox Sports "We don't see too many trades in the NFL, and that's a shame — trading is one of the most interesting parts of sports. Ultimately, it's difficult for teams to pull the trigger on a deal — often a player that's being shopped in a trade is one that is also likely to be cut from the roster. Why give..." May 19

  • Wayne Walker, longtime Bay Area sports broadcaster, dies at 80

    San Francisco Chronicle "Wayne Walker, who spent 15 years in the NFL as a linebacker for the Detroit Lions and then two decades in the Bay Area as the sports director for KPIX (Channel 5), died Friday from complications from Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Walker, who had lived in his hometown of Boise, Idaho, since the..." May 19

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, Who Threw as Many Interceptions in 2 Weeks as Colin Kaepernick Has Thrown in 2 Years, Gets Job

    The Big Lead "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Ryan Fitzpatrick have agreed to terms. The addition of a 34-year-old backup quarterback coming off a dreadful season isn’t the most exciting news in the world. But, luckily, it shouldn’t be viewed in a vacuum anyway. With each and every middling quarterback to find..." May 19

  • Rookie RB Joe Williams the Favorite to Unseat Carlos Hyde

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers begin organized team activities next week, which will give the coaching staff an extended opportunity to evaluate players before reconvening for training camp in late-July. Here are a couple of questions submitted via Facebook about how some notable players fit into the new..." May 17

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Russell Wilson Would Be OK With Kaepernick Signing

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks have some interest in signing Colin Kaepernick and starter Russell Wilson will not stand in the way of a potential deal. Even though the two quarterbacks are former divisional rivals, Wilson would not have any sort of problem with the signing, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter links)..." May 16

  • Michael Bennett: Seattle the 'perfect place' for Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN "Defensive end Michael Bennett said Tuesday that Seattle would be the "perfect place" for quarterback Colin Kaepernick to sign. "I think a person that's dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn't you want that type of leadership in your locker room?" Bennett told John Clayton and Gee..." May 16

  • Report: Seahawks Reached Out To Colin Kaepernick’s Agent Last Friday

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that Seahawks GM John Schneider reached out to free agent QB Colin Kaepernick’s agent last Friday. Interest in him as According to Silver, Seattle’s interest in Kaepernick as a potential backup quarterback “is legit.” ———— Seahawks HC Pete Carroll..." May 16

  • It’s clear 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan has a ‘type’ of quarterback he prefers

    Sacramento Bee "“No threat to pick up yards with his feet.” That’s the draft report for Matt Barkley when he was coming out of USC in 2013, but it could have been written of most of the four quarterbacks on the 49ers’ roster. Consider these college rushing totals: ▪ Brian Hoyer: minus-205 yards ▪..." May 16

  • These 49ers rookie free agents could make the team

    San Francisco Gate "The 49ers have flooded their roster with rookies. Not only did they augment the team with an eight-member draft class, but they also signed 19 rookie free agents, and that number might increase. The team released a few veterans like running backs DuJuan Harris and Mike Davis to make room for more..." May 14

  • Colin Kaepernick speaks (to Shannon Sharpe)

    Pro Football Talk "Conspicuously quiet during his extended stretch in free-agency, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently broke his silence. Sort of. Kaepernick called Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe on Thursday night, after word emerged that Dr. Harry Edwards, described as an advisor to Kaepernick by..." May 13

  • 49ers sign third-rounder Ahkello Witherspoon

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers broke the seal on signing draft picks, by starting with a third-rounder. The team announced they signed Ahkello Witherspoon to the standard four-year deal, the first of their 10 picks to sign. The cornerback from Colorado was the first of their two third-rounders (66th overall)." May 12

  • Colin Kaepernick conundrum: Will QB take another NFL snap?

    NFL.com "It's about time to start seriously wondering if we'll ever see Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL again. The free agency signing period opened two months ago. The draft has come and gone. Even the possibility that a team could lose a compensatory pick by signing Kaepernick as a free agent has..." May 12

  • Kaepernick’s girlfriend refutes report about teams inquiring

    Yardbarker "Colin Kaepernick has supposedly received interest from at least three NFL teams since he became a free agent, but for some reason the quarterback knows nothing about it. At least, that’s what his girlfriend is claiming. Harry Edwards, a sociologist who has been an adviser to Kaepernick and..." May 12

  • Kaepernick adviser says 3 teams have called about QB's services

    ESPN "An adviser to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he has been contacted by three teams inquiring about Kaepernick since the free-agency period began in March. Harry Edwards, a renowned sociologist and civil rights activist who has mentored Kaepernick, told USA Today..." May 12

  • 49ers' offseason revamp features turnover of more than half the roster

    ESPN "Upon hiring a new coach in Kyle Shanahan and general manager in John Lynch, the San Francisco 49ers were basically guaranteed to begin a massive makeover of their roster. The only question was just how big that makeover would be? Now that free agency, the NFL draft and undrafted free agency are..." May 12

  • Report: Kaepernick has not met with any NFL teams

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL Draft has come and gone, and Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent. With the way things stand at the moment, it does not sound like that will be changing any time soon. If at all. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury news wrote a lengthy piece on Thursday trying to make sense of some..." May 11

  • NaVorro Bowman trade rumors shut down by 49ers' John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan

    Sporting News "NaVorro Bowman's future with the 49ers, considering the injuries that have forced the star linebacker off the field in two of the last three seasons, became questionable when San Francisco went through an organizational overhaul with this year's hiring of general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle..." May 11

  • 49ers ILB Bowman available for trade

    Rotoworld "The Ringer's Mike Lombardi reports the 49ers have "made it known" ILB Navorro Bowman is available for trade. He may be "available," but no team is going to trade for Bowman's contract. He signed a seven-year, $77 million deal last August and promptly tore his Achilles' in November. The 49ers..." May 11

  • Cardinals reportedly will sign QB Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal

    Fox Sports "The Arizona Cardinals are adding a little insurance at quarterback, reportedly signing Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal. Gabbert started five games last season with the 49ers, completing 57 percent of his passes for 925 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions in 2016. The 27-year-old..." May 11

  • Colin Kaepernick help kids know their rights, and their identities

    Pro Football Talk "Colin Kaepernick continues to want to play quarterback in the NFL. He also continues to want to do more to impact American youth in a positive way. Enter the Know Your Rights Camps. Most recently, Kaepernick hosted roughly 200 youths in Chicago for the event, which followed similar programs in..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating

    NFL.com "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • John Lynch expects Reuben Foster will be “full go” at training camp

    Pro Football Talk "When discussing first-round pick Reuben Foster’s shoulder last week, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said that the “worst-case scenario” would be that Foster misses some time early in his rookie year after having surgery this offseason. Other teams have taken a dimmer view of the linebacker’s health,..." May 09

  • 49ers GM John Lynch not sweating Reuben Foster, NaVorro Bowman situations

    Sporting News "John Lynch has heard all the chatter about Reuben Foster’s health and NaVorro Bowman’s role with the 2017 San Francisco 49ers. And the team’s new general manager isn’t sweating it about either linebacker. Lynch told co-host Mark Dominik and me Tuesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he..." May 09

  • Colin Kaepernick wants to play, hopes to be in a training camp

    Pro Football Talk "Whether an NFL team wants Colin Kaepernick remains to be seen, but he wants to play. That’s the word from Dave Zirin of The Nation, who wrote on Twitter today that he has talked to Kaepernick, and Kaepernick remains committed to football. Zirin was responding to a report from Peter King of..." May 09

  • 49ers sign three after rookie minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have shuffled their roster after holding their rookie minicamp over the weekend. The team made an announcement of six roster moves on Monday. Two of the moves were confirmations of previous reports that the team had dropped rookie wide receiver KD Cannon and running back DuJuan Harris..." May 08

  • 49ers part ways with DuJuan Harris, again

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have cut DuJuan Harris again. At least he should be used to it. According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, the 49ers have released the veteran running back, who they had just signed for a fourth time in March. Harris tweeted out his goodbye as well. He started with the..." May 08

  • Some 49ers staffers say Kaepernick may prefer social activism to football

    CBS Sports "There are myriad issues surrounding the unemployment of Colin Kaepernick and people like to get mad online about them on a frequent basis. But what if Kaepernick's interest in getting a football-playing job has waned as he's found other things that he's passionate about doing? There are..." May 08

  • Jed York accepts blame for 49ers' failures, but optimistic about overhaul

    NFL.com "Still riding a post-draft high from this past weekend, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York appeared on Good Morning Football on Wednesday and lauded the working relationship of his new power structure atop football operations. The embattled executive, who fired Jim Harbaugh, Jim Tomsula and Chip..." May 08

  • 49ers Solomon Thomas shines, Reuben Foster watches at rookie camp

    San Jose Mercury News "If there are two players worth picking out from an 88-man haystack that is the 49ers’ rookie minicamp, first-round draft picks Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster are them. Thomas, last week’s No. 2 overall draft pick from Stanford, looked in shape with pure techniques as he led the defensive line..." May 06

  • 49ers’ Aaron Lynch is 20 pounds overweight, may get cut

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Lynch showed a lot of promise early in his career with the 49ers. Now he could be on the way out. Lynch, a 2014 fifth-round draft pick who had 6.0 sacks as a rookie and 6.5 sacks in his second season, struggled through a disappointing and injury-plagued third season in which he recorded..." May 06

  • Whoa, Bo: 49ers’ Shanahan impressed by All-Pro’s recovery

    San Francisco Chronicle "After discussing Reuben Foster’s cloudy future this morning, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan talked about another inside linebacker’s sunny present. On KNBR, Shanahan said he “couldn’t be more excited” about All-Pro NaVorro Bowman, who was a full participant last week in the first offseason..." May 05

  • 49ers release running back Mike Davis

    USA Today "The 49ers have released running back Mike Davis to make room for their incoming class of rookies, according to a report from NFL Media. Davis, a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, ran for 108 yards on 54 carries (2.0 average) throughout his two seasons. San Francisco has been busy..." May 04

  • Kyle Shanahan admits Reuben Foster shoulder could impact rookie season

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers made a risky move to trade back up into the first round to select Reuben Foster at No. 31 overall. The move was risky because the Alabama product has a shoulder issue that might end up requiring a second surgery. On Thursday head coach Kyle Shanahan admitted the issue..." May 04

  • Rams claim Mike Purcell off waivers from 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers cleared space for rookie additions to their roster on Tuesday by parting ways with 13 players, one of whom they may be seeing a couple of times during the 2017 season. The Rams have claimed defensive tackle Mike Purcell off of waivers. Purcell signed with the 49ers as an undrafted..." May 03

  • An unsigned Colin Kaepernick is a bad sign for NFL

    USA Today "What does it say about the NFL, and about us, when at least a half-dozen men who have been accused of physical or sexual assault have been welcomed into the NFL over the past week, while Colin Kaepernick still has not? Is it worse to be known for not standing for the national anthem than for..." May 03

  • York: 49ers regime wants to win more than anyone

    NFL.com "Still riding a post-draft high from this past weekend, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York appeared on Good Morning Football on Wednesday and lauded the working relationship of his new power structure atop football operations. The embattled executive, who fired Jim Harbaugh, Jim Tomsula and Chip..." May 03

  • Some teams would not draft Reuben Foster due to shoulder injury

    Sportsnaut "When Reuben Foster was still on the board at No. 31, the San Francisco 49ers pulled off a bold move to land him in a trade. He’s a guy John Lynch said he’d take at No. 3 overall if the Chicago Bears had taken Solomon Thomas at No. 2 following the trade that ultimately led to Mitch Trubisky landing..." May 03