49ers Rumors & News

  • Aldon Smith looks 'hungry' to GM Trent Baalke

    ESPN.com "Aldon Smith, like many fans, would most likely prefer a do-over for last season. The San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker missed the first nine games of the season while serving a league-mandated suspension for general malfeasance and finished with a career-low two sacks, both of which came..." April 18

  • Bruce Miller missing voluntary workouts

    ESPN.com "Fullback Bruce Miller, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse last month, is not taking part in the first phase of the San Francisco 49ers' voluntary offseason workout program, general manager Trent Baalke told reporters Friday. Miller was "at home in Georgia, taking care of business,"..." April 18

  • 49ers' Baalke can't take another pass on top WR prospects

    CSN Bay Area "In his five previous drafts as the man in charge with the 49ers, Trent Baalke has typically found players with first round picks that have stepped in and played significant roles in their rookie seasons. After all, the 49ers have landed Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Aldon Smith, Eric Reid and..." April 16

  • 49ers consultant: Chris Borland worried about CTE 'last October'

    CBSSports.com "Though the exclamation about the death of the NFL has simmered significantly in recent weeks, the reality of Chris Borland suddenly retiring from the league still lingers. Perhaps it wasn't as sudden as it seemed, with Borland apparently considering making a move as early as last October. Dr...." April 16

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Michael Crabtree signs one-year deal with Raiders

    NFL.com "Michael Crabtree is headed to the other side of the Bay. The wide receiver signed a one-year deal with the Raiders, the team announced on Monday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Crabtree's contract is worth $3.2 million and he can earn another $1.8 million in incentives. Crabtree, a..." April 14

  • Three teams show most interest in Crabtree

    CSN Bay Area "Free agency enters its sixth week, and wide receiver Michael Crabtree remains as one of the most-notable unsigned players. Crabtree has taken visits to meet with coaches and officials of the Raiders and Miami Dolphins. Those two teams, along with the Baltimore Ravens, have shown the most..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Eight months after ACL, 49ers’ Kendall Hunter looks ready to roll

    Sacramento Bee "Asked Friday how the 49ers will cope without reliable Frank Gore in the backfield for the first time in a decade, Colin Kaepernick first praised Gore, then ticked off the running backs who will take over his role. The first name on his list: Kendall Hunter, who tore his ACL in the second..." April 11

  • Kaepernick calls ex-rugby player Jarryd Hayne “phenomenal”

    Pro Football Talk "Former rugby player Jarryd Hayne, who signed with the 49ers last month despite having never played American football, has been working out with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. And Kaepernick likes what he sees. “Phenomenal athlete. Just a natural,” Kaepernick told the Sacramento Bee. “Since..." April 11

  • Vernon Davis: Kaepernick 'looks like a totally different guy'

    CSN Bay Area "The makeover of Colin Kaepernick was so noticeable, tight end Vernon Davis wondered if his eyes were deceiving him. “When I saw him yesterday, I didn’t even know that was Colin,” Davis said Friday after the final day of the first week of the 49ers’ offseason program. “Seriously, he was working..." April 11

  • Vernon Davis: 'I'm here because I want to get better'

    CSN Bay Area "A year ago, tight end Vernon Davis remained away from the 49ers’ entire offseason program, including the mandatory minicamp. But as he enters the final year of his contract, Davis was in the building as the 49ers opened their voluntary offseason program this week. “I’m here this year because..." April 11

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Jim Tomsula said he expects NaVorro Bowman to be on the field when the #49ers hold their first minicamp during the last week of April.

  • 49ers not likely to wait long for wide receiver this year

    CSN Bay Area "A year ago, the 49ers investigated the possibility of moving up from late in the first round of the draft to select Odell Beckham. Once they deemed the price was too steep, the 49ers decided to wait until the fourth round to select a wide receiver. That’s when the 49ers grabbed Bruce Ellington..." April 09

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • 49ers hope Michael Crabtree signs soon

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers cannot be pleased with wide receiver Michael Crabtree right now. According to reports out of Miami, Crabtree was offered $3 million a year to become a Dolphin (a later report said Miami had not offered a contract). According to the first report, Crabtree wants an average of $4.5 million..." April 08

  • 49ers’ Anquan Boldin advises Colin Kaepernick to be wary of advice

    Sacramento Bee "Some observers insist the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick needs to become a more dedicated pocket passer. Others are adamant that his strength is his athleticism and that he should run more often. Anquan Boldin's advice to his quarterback? "To be honest with you, I just think he has to just block..." April 08

  • Tony Jerod-Eddie signs 49ers exclusive rights free agent tender

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers announced that defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie signed his exclusive rights free agent tender. The team originally tendered him a month ago, and he is now signed through the 2015 season. Michael Wilhoite still has to sign his tender, but Matt Maiocco said he is already in..." April 07

  • Ex-NFL Player Arrested for DUI, Tried Biting a Cop

    Sportsnaut "Former San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Kwame Harris has seen his post-NFL life take a turn over the past couple years. Back in 2013, Harris spent time in jail for domestic violence against his then boyfriend. It’s now being reported, the former Stanford standout had a pretty big run-in..." April 07

  • Joe Staley contract adjustment turns option bonus into signing bonus

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers made a slight adjustment to Joe Staley's contract this past week, and it is unique and a little bit interesting. The adjustment will result in a $1.2 million increase to Staley's cap number this season, but then a $1.2 million credit for next season. The 49ers had $7.3..." April 06

  • Warner: Kaepernick must remain a QB longer before running

    CSN Bay Area "Two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner’s goal for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this offseason was to wait longer in the pocket as a passer before using his athleticism as a crutch. Warner appeared Monday with former Raiders quarterback and 2002 league MVP Rich Gannon, on The SiriusXM Blitz. He said..." April 06

  • Michael Crabtree meeting with Oakland Raiders

    NFL.com "Michael Crabtree's stock has plummeted on the open market, but the free-agent wide receiver has at least one more visit lined up. The former 49ers pass-catcher will visit the cross-bay Oakland Raiders on Monday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. It's the only known visit for Crabtree..." April 06

  • Jeff Garcia thinks fans should scrutinize the 49ers’ management

    Times Standard "You don’t have to be a former Pro Bowl quarterback to know when an NFL franchise is taking huge missteps. But it helps. So when I tell you — as I’m wont to do — that the San Francisco 49ers are doing it wrong, I understand if you roll your eyes as you carefully position this column with the..." April 05

  • Buccaneers trade Dashon Goldson to Redskins

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Buccaneers have traded safety Dashon Goldson to the Redskins for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick, according to the team's official website on Friday. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Albert Breer of NFL Media, Tampa Bay will give up a seventh-round pick in 2016 in exchange for a..." April 04

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #49ers signed LB Nick Bellore.

  • Timing of NaVorro Bowman’s injury now works to his, 49ers’ advantage

    Sacramento Bee "A year ago, the timing of NaVorro Bowman's knee injury couldn't have been worse. Not only did it knock him out of the highly competitive NFC Championship game, the Jan. 19 date of the injury meant that he was unlikely to play the following season, which he did not. This year, however, the..." April 02

  • The 49ers and Patrick Willis’ signing bonus

    San Francisco Chronicle "The case of Chris Borland and his signing bonus has been resolved: The 49ers inside linebacker has said he will return the unearned portion of his bonus money after he recently retired one season into his four-year rookie contract. The case of Patrick Willis and his signing bonus? That remains..." April 02

  • Kaepernick's base salary for 2015 now fully guaranteed

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who received a $12.3 million signing bonus last June when he signed a contract extension with the 49ers, is now guaranteed his entire 2015 base salary. Kaepernick’s $10.4 million base salary for the upcoming season became fully guaranteed on Wednesday as he remains..." April 01

  • Desmond Bishop to sign 1-year deal with 49ers

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers will be bringing back one more of their own free agents. Matt Barrows is reporting Desmond Bishop will sign a one-year deal with the team. Bishop signed with the 49ers on December 16 and got some action in the final two games of the season. Bishop was originally a sixth..." March 31

  • Report: Michael Crabtree’s Market Crashed After Playing “Poker” With Teams

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, sources around the league believe free agent WR Michael Crabtree‘s market crashed after playing “poker” with teams this offseason. Cole mentions that Crabtree was expecting to secure a contract that would pay him close to $9 or $10 million per..." March 31

  • Jonathan Martin: I no longer think about the Dolphins bullying case

    ESPN.com "Jonathan Martin made it clear on Monday that he didn’t want to talk about the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal two years ago in which he was the victim. He made it clear that his focus was on revitalizing his career with the Carolina Panthers, who claimed the offensive tackle off waivers on..." March 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Dolphins LB Philip Wheeler is visiting the #49ers today, source said. He played 2012 in Oakland nearby.

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    WR Hakeem Nicks told me this morning that he is traveling today to California to visit the #49ers. Nicks played for the #Colts last season.

  • 49ers met with LB Erin Henderson; will visit with Lance Briggs next

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers this week met with ex-Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson, one of several inside linebackers they are considering after the retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland. According to agent Jim Chapman, Henderson, 28, met with both general manager Trent Baalke and head coach Jim..." March 29

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Source: Free-agent veteran LB Desmond Bishop, who finished season with 49ers, will visit the 49ers on Monday.

  • Lance Briggs to meet with 49ers on Monday

    ESPN.com "Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs told ESPN.com he has a Monday visit scheduled with the San Francisco 49ers. Briggs just completed his 12th and final season with the Chicago Bears. The Elk Grove, California, native grew up 1 ½ hours from Candlestick Park and was a 49ers fan. The..." March 28

  • 49ers waive CB Cameron Fuller

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers will have a different look at cornerback entering 2015. This extends even to the reserve ranks. San Francisco announced Friday it had waived second-year corner Cameron Fuller. " March 28

  • Lions' Caldwell: It just 'didn't work out' with Bush

    Detroit Free Press "Sean Payton had dinner with Reggie Bush in Los Angeles after Bush was cut by the Detroit Lions last month, and the pair might have reunited in New Orleans with the Saints if not for C.J. Spiller's unexpected availability. Bush signed instead with the San Francisco 49ers, and first-year 49ers..." March 28

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    Carolina Panthers @Panthers

    The Panthers have claimed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers from the 49ers.

  • 49ers waive cornerback Cameron Fuller

    San Jose Mercury News "The 49ers released Richmond native Cameron Fuller on Friday, ending the cornerback’s tenure without him making a regular season appearance. Fuller was signed to San Francisco’s practice squad in December and he was promoted to the active roster 10 days later for the season finale against the..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • 49ers Waive T Jonathan Martin

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced they have waived T Jonathan Martin. The 49ers acquired Martin (6-5, 312) in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on March 11, 2014. He appeared in 15 games (nine starts) for the 49ers last season. Prior to joining San Francisco, Martin spent two seasons with the..." March 26

  • Despite defections, 49ers sticking to 3-4 defense

    ESPN.com "While the recent retirements of inside linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland may have thrown the San Francisco 49ers for a loop, and the Niners have only three inside linebackers under contract who have NFL experience and one of them, NaVorro Bowman, is still recuperating from a..." March 25

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    Marc Sessler @MarcSesslerNFL

    Tomsula: Reggie Bush can be an every down back. 'He's a runner, he's not a gadget guy.' #49ers

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • 49ers fans have raised $2K to try and get Jed York to sell the team

    CBSSports.com "It hasn't exactly been a banner offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. Not only did the 49ers lose their coach, but they also had two players retire (Patrick Willis and Chris Borland), one player get arrested (Bruce Miller) and their all-time leading rusher (Frank Gore) signed with the..." March 24

  • Baalke considering all 49ers' options for inside linebacker

    CSN Bay Area "General manager Trent Baalke continues to look for inside linebackers after the recent decisions of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to step away from the game. But anyone who comes in from the outside will likely have a difficult task to beat out Michael Wilhoite for a starting job, alongside..." March 24

  • Report: Bears to sign defensive end Ray McDonald

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears continue to retool their defense through free agency, with their latest signing being former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald. After the Bear Report's Aaron Leming reported that the Chicago Bears were close to signing Ray McDonald earlier this morning, we now..." March 24

  • 49ers interested in re-signing patient Crabtree

    CSN Bay Area "Free-agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree is willing to wait however long it takes to find an appealing situation for the 2015 season, sources told CSNBayArea.com. The 49ers are interested in re-signing Crabtree, but the six-year veteran prefers to seek a contract with a team that places a..." March 24