49ers Rumors & News

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • 49ers owner Jed York says league hasn't blackballed Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York has been one of the NFL's most outspoken owners when it comes to supporting the right of players to protest, as protests during the national anthem have dotted the league in the past year-plus. On the heels of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filing a..." October 20

  • Niners CEO Jed York on 0-6 start: 'We're not there yet'

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers have come oh-so-close to victory in each of their last five games, but are still 0-6. The pressure isn't on -- not yet, at least. Unlike another 0-6 team that is starting to feel the heat even as seasonal temperatures drop along Lake Erie, the leash remains long for the..." October 20

  • 49ers release just-signed cornerback Leon Hall

    Sacramento Bee "You might want to hold off buying that Leon Hall jersey, 49ers fans. Nine days after the team signed the veteran cornerback to shore up their shaky secondary, they are releasing him, according to the NFL Network. Hall, 32, spent nine seasons with the Bengals and last year played 12 games..." October 19

  • Two 49ers players held at gunpoint in San Francisco during attempted robbery

    CBS Sports "Two 49ers players were able to escape unharmed after being held at gunpoint in an attempted robbery on Monday. After flying back from the team's road trip to Washington on Sunday, linebackers Ray-Ray Armstrong and Reuben Foster decided to hit up a local nightclub in San Francisco. According to..." October 19

  • 49ers sign Logan Paulsen

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Logan Paulsen wasn’t off the 49ers’ roster long. The team, which released him Tuesday, re-signed him Thursday. He will take cornerback Leon Hall‘s spot on the roster. Hall, signed Oct. 10, was inactive last week in the loss to Washington. Paulsen, 30, is the third tight end on the..." October 19

  • Michael Bennett: First step to resolving anthem issue is getting Kaepernick on a team

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL tries to persuade all players to choose to stand for the national anthem, one of the players on the front lines of the movement has identified one key step that needs to happen before the situation can be resolved: Colin Kaepernick needs to be on a team. “I got to talk to the players..." October 19

  • Colin Kaepernick's attorney on collusion case: I predict we will have a smoking gun

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers in the offseason and has been a free agent ever since -- even though he said last month that he's "ready now" to play in the NFL. Depending on who you ask, Kaepernick's fate isn't about him being blackballed for kneeling during the national..." October 18

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Why Arik Armstead could be the latest defensive end to go on injured reserve

    Sacramento Bee "Former first-round pick Arik Armstead will have surgery to repair a broken hand suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Washington Redskins and may go on injured reserve for the second consecutive season, coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday. Shanahan said the 49ers will have to weigh the time it will take..." October 17

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick invited to, did not attend NFL Meeting

    247 Sports "Today's meeting between the NFL and its players would have had a very special guest - Had he shown up. According to a report by Stephanie Wash, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins stated that free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick was invited to today's meeting between the NFL and..." October 17

  • 49ers also sign Leger Douzable

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers signed another defensive lineman in addition to Tony McDaniel, agreeing to terms with veteran defensive tackle Leger Douzable, according to Adam Caplan. Douzable was among the team’s final cuts of training camp. The Vikings originally signed Douzable as an undrafted free agent in..." October 17

  • Lawyer says Kaepernick wasn't invited to league anthem meeting

    SI "Contrasting Malcom Jenkins' assertion that Colin Kaepernick was invited to the NFL's quarterly meeting between owners, players and the commissioner, Kaepernick's lawyer said the former 49ers quarterback was not invited but is open to further discussion with the league. Quarterly meetings are a..." October 17

  • 49ers sign DL Tony McDaniel

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers have signed defensive lineman Tony McDaniel, 32, two days after Arik Armstead sustained a broken hand that is expected to land him on injured reserve, McDaniel’s agent said, via Twitter. McDaniel is a 12-year veteran who has made 48 starts in a four-team career that includes 160..." October 17

  • How much could Colin Kaepernick win in his collusion case against the NFL?

    CNN "Colin Kaepernick isn't playing this season, and that's costing him millions. Kaepernick had started the National Anthem protests that are now roiling the NFL. He hasn't been signed by a team since. In a grievance filed against the league, he alleges that NFL teams colluded not to sign him due..." October 17

  • No 'smoking gun' in Colin Kaepernick grievance, but don't assume he doesn't have one

    Sporting News "Two months ago, back when NFL teams were passing over Colin Kaepernick during the preseason instead of the regular season, winning a collusion case against the league was expected to be "an uphill battle," according to one legal expert. Now that a grievance has been filed on Kaepernick’s behalf,..." October 17

  • Colin Kaepernick Wants To Terminate CBA

    Pro Football Rumors "Although Colin Kaepernick has filed a collusion lawsuit against NFL owners, his ultimate goal may not simply be gaining entrance into the league. Instead, Kaepernick is attempting to end the current contractual bargaining agreement that exists between the NFL and the NFLPA, according to Mike..." October 17

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • NaVorro Bowman Visiting Raiders & Cowboys, Other Teams Interested Including Saints

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that free agent LB NaVorro Bowman will visit with the Cowboys after meeting with the Raiders on Monday. Pro Football Talk adds that Bowman would like to have a deal in place by Wednesday and the Saints are another team worth watching for him. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports..." October 16

  • NaVorro Bowman will reportedly sign one-year deal with Raiders

    San Jose Mercury News "Former 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman will sign a one-year, $3 million deal with the Oakland Raiders, per multiple reports. Bowman visited the Raiders on Monday and had a visit scheduled with the Dallas Cowboys for Tuesday. Bowman was released by the 49ers last week and brings a veteran..." October 16

  • To prove collusion, Colin Kaepernick better be able to provide the smoking gun

    NBC Bay Area "The only thing you need to understand about Colin Kaepernick’s action against the NFL is this. If he has paperwork proving that the owners conspired to keep him out of football, he wins. If he doesn’t, he almost certainly loses. Oh, there’s a lot of gobbled-lawyerese in any court proceeding;..." October 16

  • C.J. Beathard named 49ers' new starting quarterback

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers have a new starting quarterback. Coach Kyle Shanahan named rookie signal-caller C.J. Beathard the team's new starter moving forward following his impressive performance in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Washington Redskins. Beathard took over at quarterback in the second..." October 15

  • Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Files Grievance Against NFL Owners for Collusion

    Bleacher Report "After remaining unsigned through six weeks of the 2017 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick claims the league is participating in collusion. According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has filed a grievance against the owners for collusion under the latest..." October 15

  • 49ers players’ anthem protest continues in D.C., albeit dwindled

    San Jose Mercury News "Eric Reid and six other 49ers knelt for the national anthem in the U.S. capitol Sunday. After 30 and 23 players knelt for the anthem before the team’s previous two games, respectively, only seven did so this game: Reid, Marquise Goodwin, Adrian Colbert, Dekoda Watson, Eli Harold, Arik Armstead..." October 15

  • Niners bench Brian Hoyer for C.J. Beathard vs. 'Skins

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers made an in-game change at quarterback on Sunday. Rookie C.J. Beathard took over at quarterback in the second quarter for the struggling Brian Hoyer with the 49ers trailing the Washington Redskins, 14-0. Hoyer was unable to generate much of anything against the..." October 15

  • 49ers making and receiving calls about Carlos Hyde

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers could be looking at moving on from another central figure in the form of Carlos Hyde, who is the subject of trade talks within the organization, per Benjamin Allbright of Cover32. The 49ers had been making calls to trade NaVorro Bowman Thursday night but ultimately..." October 15

  • Before release, 49ers had trade terms to send NaVorro Bowman to Saints

    ESPN "Before they surprisingly released linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday, the San Francisco 49ers agreed to trade the longtime veteran to the New Orleans Saints for a seventh-round draft pick, league sources told ESPN. But rather than adding Bowman to cap a week in which they traded running back..." October 15

  • 49ers Fielding Trade Offers For LB NaVorro Bowman

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the 49ers shopping LB NaVorro Bowman and there are teams interested in a potential trade. There were rumors dating back to May that the 49ers were willing to trade Bowman but the team quickly shot them down publicly. Michael Lombardi of TheRinger first..." October 13

  • 49ers release NaVorro Bowman

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers released veteran linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday. Niners general manager John Lynch said Bowman requested his release. "NaVorro gave his heart and soul to this team for the last eight years, and for that we are all extremely grateful," Lynch said in a statement...." October 13

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • Losses are helping Kyle Shanahan figuring out who he wants to keep around

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers are in their first phase of rebuilding, as the team’s 53-man roster currently consists of 33 new faces. Coach Kyle Shanahan likes the approach the organization has taken in building a team that won just two games last season, which led to the firings of coach Chip Kelly and general..." October 12

  • NFL: No Change To National Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "Although reports earlier this week indicated that the NFL may force players to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and NFLPA today released a joint statement indicating that the league’s policy has not been altered. “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director..." October 12

  • Eric Reid: Jed York said he’s “not going to force us” to stand for anthem

    Sacramento Bee "NFL owners will meet next week to discuss how they should handle player protests during the national anthem, but Eric Reid on Wednesday said he's received assurance from 49ers CEO Jed York that he and teammates won't be forced to stand. "I’ve talked to Jed," said Reid, who is the 49ers' union..." October 11

  • Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy. But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that he’s the most patriotic. Trump’s at it on the Twitter machine again this morning, with more bluster..." October 11

  • 49ers sign Leon Hall

    San Jose Mercury News "Veteran Leon Hall signed onto a 49ers cornerback corps Tuesday that’s riddled with injuries and lacking interceptions. Hall, 32, played last season with the New York Giants after nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, who selected him in the 2007 first round. The 49ers, who worked out..." October 11

  • Roger Goodell Sends Letter to Teams Essentially Saying They Are About to Force Players to Stand for Anthem

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is about to get on their knees for Donald Trump. Donald Trump said there should be a policy in place to force players to stand for anthem. Jerry Jones and other owners have already started the process of threatening the players. Now, Roger Goodell who works for the owners has sent a..." October 11

  • Donald Trump takes aim at NFL’s “tax breaks”

    Pro Football Talk "The President of the United States is on the warpath with the NFL again this morning, issuing his usual subtle threats. Donald Trump is using the NFL as a foil in his battle to make himself synonymous with patriotism and the flag, after his strong-arming teams into making guys stand for the..." October 10

  • 49ers claim Dexter McCoil off waivers, cut Lorenzo Jerome

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers claimed defensive back Dexter McCoil off waivers from the Chargers. They waived defensive back Lorenzo Jerome in a corresponding move. McCoil appeared in two games this season, making one tackle on special teams. He originally signed with the Chargers Jan. 12, 2016. As a rookie in..." October 09

  • NaVorro Bowman, Carlos Hyde don’t like drop in playing time

    Sacramento Bee "Two prominent 49ers, running back Carlos Hyde and linebacker NaVorro Bowman, spent big chunks of Sunday’s game standing on the sideline and neither was happy with being pulled. Bowman said he knew there would be a rotation among him, Ray-Ray Armstrong and Brock Coyle. “We had a conversation..." October 09

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Y.A. Tittle dies at 90

    NFL.com "One of football's earliest star quarterbacks has passed away. Y.A. Tittle has died at the age of 90, Louisiana State University confirmed on Monday. Tittle played quarterback for the Baltimore Colts from 1948-1950 in both the All-America Football Conference and National Football League, then..." October 09

  • President Trump claims Vice President receiving “great praise”

    Pro Football Talk "Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to walk out of the Colts-49ers game after the playing of the national anthem has received a lot of response since Sunday afternoon. Like just about everything having to do with politics in this country these days, the response to that decision has been..." October 09

  • Mike Pence's Anthem Protest Protest Stunt Probably Cost Taxpayers $250,000

    The Big Lead "Mike Pence briefly attended a football game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. His staged protest of another protest may have cost American taxpayers somewhere in the neighborhood of a quarter of a million dollars. This is just the latest reminder that you are..." October 09

  • 49ers' Eric Reid: VP Pence leaving Colts game due to anthem protest was 'PR stunt'

    CBS Sports "San Francisco safety Eric Reid has been kneeling during the national anthem since last season to protest social injustice. On Sunday, some 49ers players knelt during the anthem ahead of the game against the Colts, which prompted Vice President Mike Pence to leave Lucas Oil Stadium and issue this..." October 09

  • NFL reporter now says he never asked Kaepernick if he'd stand for anthem

    ABC News "An NFL reporter is now taking back a statement he made live on TV this morning that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not planning to continue kneeling in protest during the national anthem if he is given a chance to play in the league again. After reporter Jason La Canfora's..." October 08

  • Mike Pence leaves Indianapolis Colts game after players kneel during national anthem

    Business Insider "Vice President Mike Pence left an NFL game Sunday after several players took a knee during the national anthem as part of a broad protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Shortly after several San Francisco 49ers players knelt during their game against the Indianapolis Colts,..." October 08

  • Colin Kaepernick tells CBS he’ll stand during national anthem if given chance to play football in NFL again

    ESPN "Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is dedicated to a return to the NFL, continuing a daily regimen that lasts several hours, according to CBS Sports. Kaepernick spoke with CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora for an off-camera interview and reportedly said he will go anywhere to work out for an..." October 08

  • 49ers in talks to extend RB Carlos Hyde

    Sportsnaut "So much for the Carlos Hyde doesn’t fit Kyle Shanahan’s offense narrative. Just four games into his first season as the team’s head coach, Shanahan and general manager John Lynch are apparently already looking to extend the contract of the impending free agent running back. “The 49ers have..." October 08

  • 49ers pleased with Carlos Hyde’s hard work in a contract year

    Pro Football Talk "Carlos Hyde is in the final season of the four-year contract he signed as the 49ers’ second-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and he has earned himself some money both on the field and in his offseason workouts. San Francisco General Manager John Lynch said the 49ers wanted Hyde to get into..." October 07

  • Ex-Titans GM says Colin Kaepernick not worth the ‘circus’

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent even after yet another NFL team found itself in need of a veteran quarterback, and the former general manager of that team is not surprised Kaepernick never received a call. Earlier in the week, the Tennessee Titans decided to sign Brandon Weeden with..." October 06

  • NFL has 'no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone'

    ESPN "If it is able to identify the person who allegedly shouted a racial slur at Terrelle Pryor on Monday night, the NFL will ban that fan from future games, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call Thursday. "We have no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone," Lockhart..." October 05