49ers Rumors & News

  • 49ers Could Place Tank Carradine On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "49ers defensive end Tank Carradine was starting to come into his own over the past several weeks, but the former second-rounder now might be forced to sit out several months. Head coach Kyle Shanahan revealed yesterday that Carradine suffered an ankle sprain on Thursday night and could be placed..." September 23

  • Kyle Shanahan takes jab at controversial pass interference call

    Larry Brown Sports "San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan took a not-so-subtle jab at a controversial offensive pass interference call that helped halt a late rally against the Los Angeles Rams. With the 49ers down two points inside the final two minutes on Thursday night, wide receiver Trent Taylor caught a..." September 23

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • Kyle Shanahan on offensive pass interference: I saw a very good route

    Pro Football Talk "In postgame interviews, Kyle Shanahan didn’t have much to say about the offensive pass interference penalty called against his team late in Thursday’s game. The 49ers coach said then that he “didn’t see it.” After seeing it, Shanahan said a lot by saying little. “I saw a very good route,”..." September 22

  • 49ers say over 60,000 fans attended Thursday night’s game

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams engaged in a thoroughly fantastic game of football Thursday night. But the stands at Levi’s Stadium were far from packed with fans. In fact, based on pictures of the stadium throughout the game, it looked like there were more empty seats than seats with..." September 22

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • 49ers’ move to Santa Clara has been an absolute bust

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers moved into Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium in 2014. What’s gone wrong? Well, it would be easier to go over what’s gone right. The decision to move out of the actual city of San Francisco was controversial when it was made. Some of the concerns were valid. Some were a little..." September 21

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Shanahan: 49ers need Hoyer to step up

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers entered the regular season feeling as confident in quarterback Brian Hoyer as anyone on the offensive side of the ball. But Hoyer has struggled through the worst back-to-back games of his 33-start NFL career. And the 49ers need him to get going, beginning Thursday night against the..." September 20

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Niners' Eric Reid to miss several weeks

    NFL.com "When 49ers safety Eric Reid went down with 4:39 to go in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, it had the look of a devastating non-contact injury. Head coach Kyle Shanahan called it a PCL injury on Monday that would not need surgery. On Tuesday morning, NFL Network Insider..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • For 49ers, more rushing isn’t as easy as rushing more

    San Francisco Chronicle "Why not run? With the 49ers’ passing game scuffling and the ground game showing signs of life, it was a virtual guarantee that head coach Kyle Shanahan would be asked about a possible new approach for his still touchdown-less offense. “We’d love to run the ball more,” Shanahan during..." September 19

  • 49ers halfway good in 12-9 loss to Seahawks

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last year, the 49ers were an all-around terrible team. This year: Could they be halfway good? With their defense looking dominant and their offense remaining dormant, the rebuilding 49ers did something Sunday they’ve rarely done in recent years: They scared the Seahawks in Seattle before..." September 18

  • In a game plagued by drops, the guy with the broken finger made the biggest catch

    Tacoma News Tribune "The Seahawks dropped the ball Sunday. All day long, the wide receivers and the running backs and the tight ends put on a show of sloppy hands that might have rattled a quarterback more temperamental than Russell Wilson. And then, midway through the fourth quarter — at the precise moment it..." September 18

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • 49ers promote Asa Jackson

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers promoted cornerback Asa Jackson from the practice squad, waiving cornerback Keith Reaser in a corresponding move. San Francisco originally signed Jackson on Aug. 8. The 49ers released him Sept. 2 and signed him to the practice squad the following day. He originally was a fifth-round..." September 17

  • Eric Reid has knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Eric Reid left in the first half with a knee injury. The 49ers list him as questionable to return. Reid was injured on a non-contact play down the field in coverage, with the ball going elsewhere on the play. He pulled up and grabbed his left knee." September 17

  • Kaepernick finally says he wants to play

    Pro Football Talk "As noted last week on Football Night in America, Colin Kaepernick is working out five days per week and ready to play football. And he wants to play football. After months of silence, Kaepernick has in comments to Shaun King of the New York Daily News. King asked Kaepernick whether hew wants..." September 17

  • Tom Brady on Colin Kaepernick: 'I Hope He Gets a Shot'

    SI "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says that Colin Kaepernick is qualified for an NFL job. Brady is the latest NFL player to comment on the free-agent quarterback, who has not been signed to an active roster, despite belief that he is better than some of the quarterback who have..." September 17

  • Jay-Z dedicates song to Colin Kaepernick at NYC concert

    ESPN "Jay-Z performed his first headlining concert in three years in his hometown of New York City on Friday, a show that featured his popular hits and a dedication to outspoken football player Colin Kaepernick. The Brooklyn rapper kicked off the first of three days of the Meadows Music and Arts..." September 16

  • John Lynch on 49ers: ‘We have to play near-perfect’

    Sportsnaut "eam. An important step in remedying that problem is being realistic about their situation, and that’s exactly how general manager John Lynch is operating. Rob Lowder of The Niners Wire shared what Lynch said during an interview on KNBR Radio. “I’m sorry to say that our roster just isn’t..." September 15

  • Jimmie Ward insists he’s “100 percent,” though he’s questionable to play

    Pro Football Talk "49ers safety Jimmie Ward insists he’s “100 percent and good enough to go.” The team, though, intends to be cautious with his return, listing Ward as questionable. The 49ers listed Ward as doubtful last week, and he didn’t play in the season opener. “I thought he had his best day today,” Kyle..." September 15

  • Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he was open to signing Colin Kaepernick

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been a lot of talk about NFL owners blocking their football people from signing Colin Kaepernick, but Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross insists that was not the case with his team after Ryan Tannehill got hurt. Ross was a special guest at the “Detroit Homecoming” event Thursday night,..." September 15

  • NFLPA gives Colin Kaepernick weekly 'Community MVP' award

    Sporting News "The NFL Players' Association has named Colin Kaepernick its "Community MVP" for Week 1 of the NFL season in recognition of his ongoing contributions to charity. The free-agent quarterback last week donated $25,000 each to four separate charities and supported a backpack giveaway that provided..." September 15

  • 49ers Worked Out Several Players Including DL Ahtyba Rubin, Kendall Langford & Jaye Howard

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that the 49ers brought in veteran defensive linemen Ahtyba Rubin, Kendall Langford, Jaye Howard and Tony McDaniel for tryouts on Wednesday. Mike Florio adds that the 49ers also worked out DT Stefan Charles, DB Devonte Johnson, and DB Josh Thornton. Rubin, 31, is a..." September 13

  • Alex Smith Talks 49ers Dysfunction, Jerry Rice's Criticism, Future with Chiefs

    Bleacher Report "Between his time with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback Alex Smith has heard his share of criticism from fans and analysts about his performance. Now, during an appearance on In Depth with Graham Bensinger, Smith touched on the dysfunction he felt at times with the..." September 13

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Interior cracks evident in 49ers’ season opener

    San Francisco Chronicle "On Aug. 31, the 49ers traded for Detroit guard Laken Tomlinson and the deal suggested they had concerns about the interior of their offensive line. On Sunday, this became evident: Those concerns were warranted. The 49ers surrendered four sacks and eight quarterback hits — and left guard Zane..." September 12

  • 49ers rookie LB Reuben Foster reportedly suffers high-ankle sprain

    Sportsnaut "When San Francisco 49ers rookie first-round pick Reuben Foster was carted off the field early in Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, the injury looked really bad. At first glance, it seemed to be either an Achilles or ankle injury. But when the 49ers ruled Foster out for the remainder..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • QB Brian Hoyer disappointed by performance in 49ers debut

    San Francisco Chronicle "Brian Hoyer started the first game of his ninth season in the NFL. His first game with his sixth team. His first game as the unquestioned starter without a lot of drama. And it wasn’t the way he envisioned. “It was probably as disappointing as it could have been,” he said. Hoyer, even with..." September 11

  • Focus will be on return of 49ers’ Bowman, Panthers’ Kuechly

    San Francisco Chronicle "Chris Spielman is in the College Football Hall of Fame, and he went to four Pro Bowls in his 10-year NFL career. He was good. Really good. But the 51-year-old former inside linebacker marvels at the ability of his modern-day successors. Given that, the Fox analyst might have been particularly..." September 10

  • 49ers Reuben Foster carted off after amazing start

    San Jose Mercury News "Rookie linebacker Reuben Foster sustained an ankle injury and got carted off the Levi’s Stadium field less than 12 minutes into an amazing start of his 49ers career. Foster’s right ankle buckled underneath him as he planted his leg to stop Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey. Foster, a..." September 10

  • Bill Cowher Attacks Colin Kaepernick's Desire to Play Football For Basically No Reason

    Complex "Professional talking heads have tried to use every excuse in the book to explain why Colin Kaepernick does not currently have an NFL job. Everything from his girlfriend's tweets to Donald Trump have been credited as the reason he's out of work, while lesser talents are Week One starters around the..." September 10

  • 49ers nearly landed Patriots combo of coach and GM during offseason search

    CBS Sports "San Francisco's ownership is thrilled with the early returns and high potential of their new coach/general manager combo of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, but they came closer than most realize to hiring another dynamic duo. The 49ers intently pursued Patriots offensive coordinator Josh..." September 10

  • Kaepernick rally scheduled for Soldier Field on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Mike Glennon will make his debut as the Bears starting quarterback on Sunday at Soldier Field. Before the game, a protest will be held in support of an unemployed quarterback with far more significant career accomplishments. Dubbed the Standing 4 Kaepernick Protest — Chicago, a source with..." September 09

  • Brian Hoyer: 'The situation in Cleveland was a joke, really a circus'

    CBS Sports "When rookie second-round pick DeShone Kizer takes the field for the Browns on Sunday against the Steelers, he will be the team's 27th different starting quarterback since 1999, when the team returned to the NFL. And out of those previous 26 starters, only one has a winning record as the Browns'..." September 09

  • Source: 49ers Worked Out P Brock Miller

    NFL Trade Rumors "A source with knowledge of the situation tells NFLTR that the 49ers brought in free agent P Brock Miller for a workout on Thursday. Miller, 26, wound up going undrafted out of Southern Utah back in 2014. He took part in rookie minicamps with the Colts and Raiders and worked out for a number..." September 08

  • 49ers starting TE George Kittle aggravates hamstring

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers list George Kittle as their starting tight end, but coach Kyle Shanahan admits which tight end is in the game depends on matchups. Kittle is expected to get the snaps of a starter, with blocking specialist Logan Paulsen and Garrett Celek also getting playing time at the..." September 06

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06

  • Cam Newton on Colin Kaepernick being unemployed: ‘I think it’s unfair’

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is not one to speak up on the biggest and most controversial topics of the day. He’s remains quiet on numerous issues surrounding the football world and the broader American political landscape. That’s why it was a bit of a surprise that Newton actually..." September 05

  • The City of Cleveland Would Be The Perfect Place For Colin Kaepernick

    The Sports Fan Journal "As the story goes, Paul Brown considered it logical, not virtuous, to sign black players to his new team, the Cleveland Browns. In 1997, Brown’s son Mike told the New York Times, ”His comment to me was that ‘This wasn’t anything I did to advance a cause. All I was trying to do was get the best..." September 05

  • Free agent wide receiver Jeremy Kerley at Jets facility for visit on Tuesday

    New York Daily News "Free agent wide receiver Jeremy Kerley was at the Jets facility Tuesday for a visit, according to a team source. The Jets remain in the market for veteran wide receivers to bolster a unit littered with young and unproven players. Over the weekend, the team dealt defensive lineman Sheldon..." September 05

  • 49ers' NaVorro Bowman: I'm NFL's best linebacker when healthy

    ESPN "NaVorro Bowman is healthy entering the 2017 season, but he says the major injuries he has suffered in recent seasons are preventing him from getting the respect he deserves. A knee injury kept the San Francisco 49ers' star linebacker out for the entire 2014 season and an Achilles injury ended..." September 05

  • 'Scared' and 'afraid' after getting cut, Ahmad Brooks feels at home with Packers

    ESPN "Retirement crossed Ahmad Brooks' mind. The San Francisco 49ers had just cut him last month. The Bay area -- first San Francisco, then San Jose -- had been his home for the past nine years. Maybe he would just go back to his native Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., with his three..." September 05