49ers Rumors & News

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Carlos Hyde: Players buying into Chip Kelly’s offensive system

    Pro Football Talk "Things didn’t end well for Chip Kelly with the Eagles, but they appear to be off to a good start with the 49ers. Kelly and the 49ers have wrapped up an offseason spent installing his offensive scheme and one of the players who figures to fill a major role on the unit says that he and his..." June 24

  • Free Agent RB Reggie Bush Says Two Teams Have Expressed Interest In Him

    NFL Trade Rumors "Free agent RB Reggie Bush mentioned on Thursday that two NFL teams have expressed interest in him. However, he still plans to take his time in securing another opportunity. “I’ve received calls from two teams and just taking my time in this process,” Bush said, via Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I want..." June 23

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Hayne says NFL learning curve, new playbook were too steep

    CSN Bay Area "When Jarryd Hayne finally made it to the United States to begin his pursuit of employment in the NFL, he was 27 years old with no real concept of the mental aspect of American football. After one season in the NFL with the 49ers, appearing in eight regular-season games, Hayne found himself..." June 17

  • Report: Giants, 49ers, Seahawks linked to Monroe

    The Score "A market for Eugene Monroe's services appears to be taking shape just one day following his release from the Baltimore Ravens. The veteran offensive tackle is generating interest from both the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, while the Seattle Seahawks have held internal discussions,..." June 16

  • Former GM looks at four key mistakes that led to 49ers downfall

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers fall from nearly the top of the mountain (sorry, Alex Boone), was quick and ugly. The team went from NFC title contenders to also-rans in short order, due to a variety of reasons. It started with injury issues and the incessant Jim Harbaugh chatter. It continued with..." June 15

  • Veteran wideout Anquan Boldin visiting the Lions

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions lost one of the game’s best big receivers to retirement, so they’re looking at another guy who can add some presence to their passing game. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, veteran free agent wideout Anquan Boldin is visiting Detroit today." June 13

  • Baltimore Ravens should consider bringing back Anquan Boldin

    Baltimore Beat Down "Starting off, I feel horrible for Breshad Perriman. This kid cannot catch a break if he found one. I hope that Perriman will contribute for the Ravens on the field in the near future, but with this latest injury the doubts are there for the former 26th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. That being said,..." June 13

  • Receiving praise, 49ers' rookie QB Driskel could be special

    CSN Bay Area "Rookie quarterback Jeff Driskel took advantage of third-team practice snaps during the offseason program and gave the 49ers a bonus, as well. Not only did Driskel impress the coaching staff at his natural position after arriving in the offseason program as a sixth-round draft pick, he also..." June 12

  • 49ers' Anthony Davis reaffirms stance: 'I will play ball'

    CSN Bay Area "Those around the 49ers believe if Anthony Davis were serious about attempting an NFL comeback this season, he would have filed for reinstatement off the reserve/retired list long ago. But the 49ers’ official nine-week offseason program concluded Thursday without any hint of Davis, who started..." June 12

  • Colin Kaepernick sets improved sight on 49ers’ starting QB job

    Sacramento Bee "After Colin Kaepernick suffered three significant injuries in 2015, you might think he will curtail his hard-running habits in 2016. Not so. “My style of play is my style of play,” the 49ers quarterback said Thursday. “I have to be able to continue with that and be able to do those things..." June 11

  • Jerry Rice laments being ranked 7th on NFL Network's 'Best Hands' list

    The Score "Jerry Rice is the all-time leader in almost every major receiving category and took issue with the NFL Network ranking him seventh on their "Best Hands" list. Rice was ranked the greatest player in NFL history by the network in 2010, but he still took issue with their most recent categorization." June 10

  • 49ers’ Kaepernick fixing vision, improving flexibility for 2016 season

    Sacramento Bee "After he suffered three significant injuries in 2015, you might think Colin Kaepernick will curtail his hard-running habits in 2016. Not so. "My style of play is my style of play," the 49ers quarterback said Thursday. "I have to be able to continue with that and be able to do those things..." June 10

  • Forget finesse: 49ers’ Hyde has no plans to alter style

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last year, when asked about his I’ll-run-you-over style, 49ers running back Carlos Hyde said he had no plans to incorporate more finesse. “That’s just the way I play,” Hyde said. “Instead of me getting hit, I like to deliver the hit. Pretty sure some of those hits I don’t need to take, but..." June 09

  • Kaepernick: 'I'm very happy to be' playing for 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose offseason trade request did not result in a change of scenery, expressed excitement on Thursday that he remains a member of the 49ers. When asked if he is confident his best opportunity for success is now with the 49ers, Kaepernick said, “I’m very confident..." June 09

  • The ‘most dangerous man in football’ traded an NFL career for an internship

    Washington Post "Following his second day of work as an intern in the mental health program at the Carter Center last month, Chris Borland was driving home past a high school. On a field situated along the road, he saw a football team in the middle of a spring practice. Borland pulled over and watched for 10..." June 08

  • Report: Blaine Gabbert the heavy favorite to start for 49ers

    NFL.com "Colin Kaepernick made his 2016 on-field debut Tuesday, taking part in individual drills as he works his way back from three different offseason surgeries. The veteran passer has a long way to go in what could be the most important season of his career, and NFL Media columnist Michael Silver..." June 08

  • Colin Kaepernick expected to throw during 49ers minicamp

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick is still not cleared for team sessions, but for the first time this offseason he will throw during the San Francisco 49ers’ minicamp this week. “Coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick will participate in individual, offensive drills, meaning he’s expected to throw, which he hasn’t..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick not cleared to participate in 49ers minicamp

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick remains sidelined as he heals from three offseason surgeries, and he won’t be cleared for San Francisco 49ers minicamp this week, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Should Kaepernick be cleared for training camp, as Rapoport suggests he might, then he’ll have a chance to wrest..." June 06

  • Kelly says Buckner would’ve been the 49ers’ top pick no matter who was coach

    Pro Football Talk "When the 49ers used their first-round draft pick on DeForest Buckner, some saw it a sign of the influence of head coach Chip Kelly, who recruited Buckner to Oregon. But Kelly says the 49ers’ scouts were high on Buckner before Kelly was hired, and he believes the personnel department would have..." June 05

  • Chip Kelly: Kaepernick, Gabbert have similar skill set

    Niners Nation "On situation he walked into as HC: I think I walked into a good situation. It’s obviously an outstanding franchise. First that strikes you. An organization that’s won five Super Bowls. It’s got a great tradition, has a brand new stadium, state-of-the-art facilities. And then a really young..." June 05

  • Healthy Bethea resumes role on 49ers with Tartt in shadows

    CSN Bay Area "Jaquiski Tartt started eight games as a rookie after 49ers strong safety Antoine Bethea sustained a season-ending torn pectoral. Bethea, 31, is back at full strength and lining up with the 49ers’ first-team defense, and Tartt is trying to make an impression on the new coaching staff. “He’s..." June 04

  • Browns, 49ers underdogs in first 16 weeks of the season

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns and 49ers surely will win one or more games in 2016. At this point, however, Vegas thinks they won’t. Via Yahoo Sports, the folks at ESPN.com have compiled the betting lines for the first 16 weeks of the 2016 season, and both the Browns and 49ers are currently underdogs in every..." June 04

  • “No timetable” for Colin Kaepernick to resume on-field work

    CSN Bay Area "Veteran Erik Pears has been lining up with the 49ers’ first-team offense during the team’s offseason program, while Trent Brown is running with the second unit. Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said on Thursday that not a whole lot should be read into the depth chart at this point in the..." June 02

  • Free-agent WR James Jones would 'love' to play for 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "An NFL veteran wide receiver on Wednesday went public with his desire to play this season for the 49ers. That wide receiver is not named Anquan Boldin, who remains unsigned after leading the 49ers in receiving each of the past three seasons. San Jose native James Jones, who has played eight..." June 01

  • 5 under-the-radar 49ers who could have big impact

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "This time last year, you were reading three articles a week about the former Rugby League Player. How he was an amazing athlete who picked up a new sport at 28 years old. How he had become the best punt returner on the team right away. How could play running back too and catch passes out of the..." May 30

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Jed York calls on governor to repeal controversial LGBT law

    CSN Bay Area "While in North Carolina this week for the NFL owners meetings, 49ers CEO Jed York extended a gift of $75,000 to a statewide organization that seeks equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He also urged the governor of the state to repel a recently passed..." May 24

  • 49ers enter Week 2 of OTAs with true competition at ILB

    CSN Bay Area "Before the 49ers took the field for the first day of organized team activities last week, coach Chip Kelly declared the competitions throughout the roster had not yet started. “There’s no rankings of the depth chart or whatever,” Kelly said. “…(We) didn’t have any depth charts or anything set..." May 24

  • Maurice Jones-Drew Blasts Chip Kelly For Being A Gimmick Coach, Says He Destroyed the Eagles

    TMZ "Shots. Fired. Here's ex-NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew ripping into 49ers coach Chip Kelly -- explaining why he SUCKS as a coach in roughly 60 seconds. " May 23

  • Why the 49ers should start Gabbert over Kaepernick

    The Score "It's amazing how far the San Francisco 49ers have fallen since coming a tipped pass away from a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance just two seasons ago. Players are counting down the days until their contracts expire, free agents don't even consider the team an option, and the coaching..." May 23

  • San Francisco 49ers are officially the worst-drafting team in the NFL since 2011

    Niners Nation "This is an old FanPost. I meant to bump it to the front page a while back, but now's as good a time as any. In past years, I've provided analysis on the performance of our drafted picks in approximate value vs what we would expect their approximate value to be -- the residual Approximate Value...." May 21

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Future Hall of Fame LB Patrick Willis now Silicon Valley exec

    Sportsnaut "When former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis retired from the National Football League at the age of just 30 following the 2014 season, it caught a lot of people by surprise. Why would Willis walk away from a game he was dominating after just eight years? His financial security..." May 19

  • 49ers' Jed York gives his side of bizarre story of $2,100 dinner with a reporter

    Fox Sports "Back in 2011, Tim Kawakami made a wager with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. The deal was if the team built a stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., by September 2014, Kawakami would buy York lunch in Napa Valley. Seems like a harmless bet, right? Well, it turns out the meal cost Kawakami $2,100,..." May 18

  • Former 49ers PA announcer suing team for age discrimination

    Larry Brown Sports "A stadium announcer who used to work home games for the San Francisco 49ers is suing the team for age discrimination. Bob Sarlatte, who worked as the Niners’ PA man from 1984 through 2014, alleges that the organization fired him because of his age. According to TMZ, Sarlatte claims he was..." May 18

  • 49ers look for 'competitive bunch' of young WRs to step up

    CSN Bay Area "While the 49ers’ best receiver since Terrell Owens was in Haiti on a mission trip, a group of largely unknowns were back on the team’s practice field. Anquan Boldin, the 49ers’ top wideout the past three seasons since coming from the Baltimore Ravens in a trade, remains unsigned. And the..." May 18

  • 49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles

    San Jose Mercury News "And, for now, Gabbert indeed is the incumbent in that role. Colin Kaepernick still is not medically cleared to fully compete on the practice field, where organized team activities began Tuesday. “His focus right now is rehab, and my focus right now is learning the offense, being in the weight..." May 18

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Reporter says 49ers owner Jed York stuck him with $2,100 dinner bill over lost bet

    Larry Brown Sports "A word to the wise: Don’t ever make a friendly bet with Jed York, because the San Francisco 49ers owner and CEO will hold you to it. On a recent episode of his podcast “The TK Show,” Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News told a story about the time Jed York forced him to pick up a $2,100..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Vernon Adams negotiating with CFL team for contract

    Niners Nation "Vernon Adams wrapped up his second rookie minicamp tryout last week with Washington, and as with his Seattle Seahawks tryout, he walked away without a contract. Now that rookie minicamps are over, he appears set to take his talents to the Canadian Football League. He is currently negotiating with..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16