CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have pulled back the reins on quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s running this season. That is certainly the perception. But have they? In reality, Kaepernick’s numbers are not much different than what they were a year ago during the regular season. In seven games as the starter last..." December 05
PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
CBSSports.com "San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree hasn't played in a game since the 49ers lost Super Bowl XLVII in February, but that will change on Sunday. The 49ers announced that Crabtree is officially active and will start against St. Louis. The 26-year-old wide receiver hasn't played since..." December 01
NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers are about to welcome back Michael Crabtree. The fifth-year wide receiver practiced for the third consecutive day Friday and is not listed on the 49ers' injury report. When asked if Crabtree will play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, Niners coach Jim Harbaugh replied it..." November 30
CSN Bay Area "Cornerback Tarell Brown will miss his second start on Sunday, as he slowly recovers from a significant ribs injury to he sustained Nov. 17 against the New Orleans Saints. Brown did not sustain fractured ribs, he said, but the injury was “more than bruised ribs.” He said he suffered some..." November 30
Sacramento Bee "Rookie Marcus Lattimore said his surgically repaired knee has held up perfectly as he's gone through his first 49ers practices this month. Lattimore said he usually takes about 15 snaps with the scout team during a practice and gets perhaps two or three with the 49ers offense. He said he's been..." November 30
Michael Crabtree practiced fully all week and will play Sunday vs. Rams, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said.
CSN Bay Area "Safety Donte Whitner dreams of a playoff rematch against the New Orleans Saints. A couple days after the 49ers’ loss to the Saints on Oct. 17, Whitner informed the media via Twitter he had some things he wanted to get off his chest. But he did not make himself available to the media last week...." November 28
ESPN.com "San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree was a full participant in practice Wednesday and did not appear on the team's injury report Wednesday. It was Crabtree's first practice since being activated to the 53-man roster Tuesday. Crabtree had been practicing for the past three weeks,..." November 28
49ers will activate WR Michael Crabtree off PUP today and he is expected to play Sunday
CSN Washington "Coming off back-to-back poor performances, and in the midst of a sophomore slump, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has not looked as good this season as he did in his sensational rookie year. And San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks thinks he knows why. Asked about RG3 after the..." November 26
Seattle will sign former 49ers CB Perrish Cox if he passes his physical today and team also is considering placing CB Brandon Browner IR.
San Jose Mercury News "It wasn't just a hard-hitting defense that emphatically broke the 49ers' two-game losing streak Monday night. Colin Kaepernick and the passing game awoke from their slumber, and Kaepernick's three touchdown passes helped secure a 27-6 win over host Washington. The 49ers (7-4) saw their defense..." November 26
CSN Bay Area "The return of 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree will have to wait at least another week. The 49ers did not activate Crabtree to the 53-man roster by the 1 p.m. (PT) deadline Monday, making him ineligible to make his season debut in the nationally televised night game against Washington at..." November 25
#49ers viewing it as a game-time decision on whether Crabtree plays. From what I gather, it would be a mild surprise if he does. We’ll see
CSN Bay Area "Although it seems unlike that Michael Crabtree will make his season debut Monday night, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh did not rule out that possibility before the team boarded its flight to Washington on Saturday. “I would look at that as a decision over the next 48 hours,” Harbaugh..." November 24
#49ers rule out for Monday at Wash: G Iupati, CB Brown, WR Patton. Questionable: DT McDonald, WR Manningham, TE Celek. Crabtree still on PUP
San Jose Mercury News "Are you ready for some Monday Night Football, Silicon Valley? Not so fast. All of the San Francisco 49ers home games will be on Sundays next year when the team moves to its new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, sources close to the stadium project say. Although boosters may have wanted to show..." November 22
Pro Football Talk "By just about any metric, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not playing as well this year as he did last year. But don’t tell that to coach Jim Harbaugh. When a reporter asked about Kaepernick’s struggles in his second season as San Francisco’s starter, Harbaugh said he didn’t accept the..." November 22
49ers CB Tramaine Brock agrees to a 4 yr $16 million dollar deal w/ $7 mil gtd. His first start come this Monday night.
Foxsports.com "Future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis was so infuriated by the controversial penalty on 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks on Sunday, that he even offered to pay half of any potential fine. Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi offered to help as well. But Brooks doesn’t seem to want their..." November 22
PSD Staff He's only 5 foot 8 inches tall but weighs 212 pounds, making him fast and hard to stop as he can get really low to the ground. Bobby Rainey has stepped into fill the rather big shoes of Doug Martin who's out for the season. He's a starting running back that you need on your team heading into the... November 21
CSN Bay Area "Wide receiver Michael Crabtree will be added to the 49ers’ 53-man roster within the next six days. It’s even possible Crabtree could be on the roster prior to the 49ers’ game Monday night at Washington, but that does not mean he will suit up for the game. Based on his participation last week..." November 21
ESPN.com "The NFL is reviewing San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks for possible discipline for his illegal hit on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a blow that seemed a textbook example of the league rule prohibiting defensive players from hitting the quarterback in the head and neck, a..." November 20
USA Today "The NFL game isn't getting any easier to officiate, with enhanced player safety measures and definitions of the simplest plays, such as a completed catch, evolving on a yearly basis. Every call is under more intense scrutiny than ever, thanks to the game's unprecedented popularity,..." November 20
CSN Bay Area "The NFL reportedly fined 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks $16,000 for his controversial roughing-the-passer penalty against New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday. Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, said on Tuesday that referee Tony Corrente made the correct call..." November 20
ESPN analyst Ray Lewis: "I will see Ahmad on Monday and I will have a check in hand for half of the fine."
Sacramento Bee "The "W" will remain. For now. Safety Donte Whitner, who last month filed paperwork in Ohio to change his name to Donte Hitner, did not go through with the name change. Whitner's application was scheduled to be considered in Cuyahoga County Probate Court today. Instead, Whitner withdrew the..." November 20
CBSSports.com "CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf, the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television, will retire after the 2013 season. Dierdorf, a Hall-of-Fame player and broadcaster, has been around the NFL for the last 43 years. After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf..." November 20
Sacramento Bee "As expected, the 49ers today triggered a three-week window for rookie running back Marcus Lattimore to begin practicing with the team. They did the same for undrafted offensive tackle Luke Marquardt, who had been recovering from a broken foot and who, like Lattimore, has yet to practice with his..." November 19
Titans have added QB John Skelton. Signed a short time ago, per league sources.
Harbaugh said he thinks Michael Crabree "is close" to playing. He would not say whether the WR will play Monday vs. #Redskins.
Source: #49ers left guard Mike Iupati suffered a sprained left MCL. Prognosis uncertain at this point. Likely to miss *MONDAY'S* game v. WAS
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Crazy things always seem to happen in the New Orleans Saints' recent games vs. the San Francisco 49ers, whether it was two interceptions returned for touchdowns in a loss last season, or New Orleans turning the ball over five times in a 2011 playoff loss. It's safe to say that trend didn't stop..." November 18
CSN Bay Area "The 49ers on Saturday promoted tight end Derek Carrier from the practice squad. The 49ers had an open roster spot after waiving wide receiver Kyle Williams and cornerback Perrish Cox earlier this week. Carrier will serve as the No. 3 tight end with Garrett Celek out with a hamstring strain." November 17
San Jose Mercury News "In honor of the 49ers' return to the Superdome, name the five wide receivers on their Super Bowl XLVII roster in February. Tick, tick, tick ... Hint: None are on the current roster as the pass-deficient 49ers (6-3) venture into New Orleans on Sunday to face the pass-happy Saints..." November 17
SF WR Michael Crabtree wasn't activated and won't play vs Saints. TE Vernon Davis and S Eric Reid should play unless symptoms reappear.
San Jose Mercury News "As part of their post-concussion protocol, tight end Vernon Davis and safety Eric Reid went through a light-impact test Friday, and they did so by facing off against each other. The 49ers list both players as questionable for Sunday's game at New Orleans, and neither has suffered any setbacks..." November 16
Sacramento Bee "Marcus Lattimore’s 49ers debut is still months away, but the rookie running back at least will get a chance to practice with his teammates this season. Jim Harbaugh confirmed Friday that Lattimore, a fourth-round pick who has been on the non-football injury list, will begin a 21-day period next..." November 16
Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers have promoted tight end Derek Carrier from the practice squad to the active roster. The team announced it via Twitter. Carrier takes up the 49ers 53rd roster spot, and is expected to fill in for third string tight end Garrett Celek. The 49ers are short Celek due to a..." November 16
Fansided "The San Francisco 49ers have struggled with depth at wide receiver for the whole season. They entered the season without wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who tore his Achilles tendon during offseason workouts. They even had to use Vernon Davis at receiver in preseason practices and training camp...." November 16
CSN Bay Area "The NFL handed out fines this week for and against 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The league slapped 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick with a $7,875 fine for grabbing the facemask of pursuing Carolina Panthers pass rusher A.J. Klein on Sunday. Carolina safety Quintin Mikell was also..." November 16
CBSSports.com "The NFL has gone to great lengths to protect quarterbacks, but with a rash of injuries this season to the game's most visible players, more rules could be on the way to keep passers safe. "Should he always get protection from low hits or head hits, regardless of the posture he's presenting?" NFL..." November 15
PSD Staff It's getting into crunch time for fantasy owners looking to make a late playoff push or solidify first round byes. By now, we know who the top performers are and there is little left on the waiver wire except injury replacements. It's time to look at the matchups to ensure you're making the right... November 14
Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Alex Smith and wide receiver A.J. Jenkins aren’t the only former 49ers on the Chiefs offense anymore. Wide receiver Kyle Williams is the latest to make the move from San Francisco to Kansas City. Williams was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday and claimed by the Chiefs on Wednesday...." November 14