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  • Denver Broncos hire 49ers QB coach Rich Scangarello as offensive coordinator

    The Denver Channel "Their offense desperate for a new look and requiring vast improvement, the Broncos turned to Rich Scangarello to caffeinate an attack that has ranked in the league’s bottom third the past three seasons, per sources. Scangarello brings a fresh set of eyes and intriguing..." January 16

  • Marquise, Morgan Goodwin reveal they lost twin boys in pregnancy in November

    NBC Sports Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and his wife, Morgan, revealed Wednesday that the couple again experienced tragedy during the football season with the loss of twin boys during pregnancy. Goodwin left the team while on a road trip to Tampa Bay in November to return..." January 16

  • Broncos Expected To Hire 49ers QBs Coach Rich Scangarello As Offensive Coordinator

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Broncos are meeting with 49ers QBs coach Rich Scangarello for the second straight day on Wednesday and the expectation is that he’ll be hired as the team’s next offensive coordinator. The 49ers initially rejected..." January 16

  • Colin Kaepernick Does Not Approve Of Travis Scott Playing The Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Uproxx "Last night (January 15), Ebro Darden — the Hot 97 radio host who works with Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa — tweeted that Kaepernick does not approve of Travis Scott’s Super Bowl halftime performance, writing, “Kap did not approve this bullsh*t! Get..." January 16

  • 49ers Believed To Have “Real Interest” In Trade For Antonio Brown

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, there’s a belief in league circles that the 49ers have “real interest” in Steelers WR Antonio Brown and will be inclined to explore a potential trade for him in the coming months. However, Florio admits..." January 16

  • Report: 49ers hire Joe Woods to oversee pass defense

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Woods, most recently the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator, is reportedly joining the 49ers defensive staff. Woods will serve as the 49ers defense’s passing game coordinator while Robert Saleh returns for his third season as defensive coordinator under coach Kyle..." January 15

  • 49ers, Jets, Raiders Favorites to land Antonio Brown

    Bleacher Report "Antonio Brown has been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers since they drafted him in 2010, but the AFC North team is well behind other squads in Las Vegas' eyes when it comes to likely 2019 landing spots. B/R Betting shared the latest odds from Bookmaker for where Brown will..." January 15

  • How George Kittle wants to get even better after record-breaking season

    NBC Sports Bay Area "49ers tight end George Kittle had a breakout season, and became a leader both on and off the field. Coach Kyle Shanahan, along with general manager John Lynch and the player himself, have sky-high expectations. It all starts with how Kittle handles his business off the field..." January 14

  • Jerry Rice says Antonio Brown ‘badly’ wants to play for 49ers

    San Jose Mercury News "Antonio Brown not only has Jerry Rice’s blessing but also an apparent passion to join the 49ers. With Brown’s Pittsburgh Steelers tenure likely ending with a trade in the upcoming months, the wide receiver is eyeing refuge on Rice’s former team. “He..." January 14

  • Packers’ Matt LaFleur blocked from interviewing brother for staff role

    Larry Brown Sports "The Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff could have been a family affair this season, but the San Francisco 49ers are getting in the way. New Packers coach Matt LaFleur reportedly sought to add his younger brother Mike to his staff. Mike LaFleur currently works as the pass game..." January 12

  • 49ers deny Broncos permission to talk to Rich Scangarello

    Mile High Report "The 49ers have denied the Broncos from interviewing their Quarterback’s coach Rich Scangarello for their vacant Offensive Coordinator position. However, the Broncos are not giving up per reports and this isn’t dead just yet.   " January 12

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Report: Multiple teams interested in 49ers' Mike McDaniel for OC job

    Sportsnaut "Despite another losing season in Northern California, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan remains one of the most-respected young coaches in the NFL. Having to deal with undrafted starters at quarterback and running back, Shanahan’s offense surprised a ton of skeptics..." January 10

  • Colin Kaepernick Should Be on an NFL Roster, According to 95% of Player Survey

    Bleacher Report "Based on a poll conducted by The Athletic, an overwhelming majority of NFL defensive players believe quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be on an NFL team. The Athletic polled 85 defensive players from 25 different NFL teams, and 95 percent of them said they feel..." January 10

  • GOAT Jerry Rice endorses Antonio Brown to the 49ers

    Sportsnaut "San Francisco 49ers all-time great wide receiver Jerry Rice is now recruiting one of the game’s best pass catchers to Santa Clara. With rumors circulating that the 49ers will be interested in disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, Rice is out here endorsing..." January 09

  • 49ers see value in Richard Sherman beyond his stats

    San Francisco Gate "Cornerback Richard Sherman wasn’t voted to the Pro Bowl, wasn’t named an All-Pro, didn’t have an interception for the first time in his eight-year career and struggled with leg issues tied to Achilles surgeries. Yet, his debut season with the 49ers was a..." January 09

  • NFL Rumors: Why Giants should try to deal Odell Beckham Jr. to San Francisco 49ers

    Newark Star-Ledger "What Giants general manager Dave Gettleman didn’t say, when asked if the team would consider trading wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.this offseason spoke about as loudly as what he did, when asked at his end of season press conference last..." January 08

  • Dwayne Haskins declaring for NFL draft is a gold rush for 49ers

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers own the No. 2 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, and now that Dwayne Haskins has declared they are in the best possible spot. We recently discussed the best options for San Francisco at No. 2 overall and concluded the best possible outcome would be a..." January 07

  • 49ers’ Antone Exum fined $53,482 for unnecessary roughness

    ABC7 "San Francisco 49ers safety Antone Exum Jr.has been fined $53,482 by the NFL for his hit on Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods last Sunday. Exum was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play in which he hit Woods in his midsection in the third quarter of the..." January 06

  • 49ers’ Antone Exum fined $53,482 for unnecessary roughness

    Pro Football Talk "When 49ers defensive back Antone Exum was flagged for unnecessary roughness on Sunday for a hit on Rams wide receiver Robert Woods, he and his teammates insisted he had done nothing wrong. The NFL strongly disagreed. The league confirmed today that Exum has been fined $53,482 for..." January 05

  • Sources: 49ers fire head strength and conditioning coach Ray Wright

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 49ers this week fired head strength and conditioning coach Ray Wright, multiple sources told NBC Sports Bay Area. The 49ers plan to restructure the strength and conditioning department, according to the sources, and the status of the remainder of the staff remains..." January 04

  • All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights

    NFL.com "Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5, was the only unanimous choice to garner first-team All-Pro honors in voting by..." January 04

  • 49ers Interested In Hiring Ryan Grigson For Front Office Position

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason Canfora, the 49ers are interested in former Colts GM Ryan Grigson for a front office position. Grigson, 46, had a brief NFL career with the Bengals and Lions before moving on and getting into coaching in 1998. The Eagles hired him as their..." January 03

  • 40 of 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018 were NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL dominated the American sports television landscape in 2018. Of the 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018, 40 were NFL games, according to Sports Media Watch. That includes the seven most-watched events of the year: The Super Bowl, the two conference..." January 03

  • Antonio Brown starts following 49ers on Instagram

    Niners Nation "Antonio Brown wants out in Pittsburgh. He’s made that pretty clear over the past week, and is pushing further and further this week. The Steelers could take the $21 million in dead money with a trade, but are they prepared to unload someone they see as disruptive but incredibly..." January 02

  • Niners probably won't get Bosa. So whom should they pick at No. 2?

    San Francisco Gate "Thanks to a final-seconds field goal by a former Bay Area football fixture, the San Francisco 49ers will not have the first pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Had ex-Raider Sebastian Janikowski missed the game-winning kick — and had Arizona beat the Seahawks in overtime Sunday —..." January 02

  • 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, rest of staff to return for next season

    San Francisco Gate "Kyle Shanahan wasn’t kidding. Robert Saleh is staying. On Monday, the 49ers’ head coach said his mildly beleaguered defensive coordinator would remain in 2019, along with the rest of Shanahan’s coaching staff. It wasn’t a huge surprise:..." January 01

  • With 2018 in rearview mirror, Jimmy G looks toward 2019

    The Press Democrat "Jimmy Garoppolo reclaimed the 49ers locker room Monday morning. Garoppolo mostly had stayed out of it since he tore his ACL on Sept. 23. He let the healthy players shine and lead the team the remainder of the season. But, on Monday, as the 49ers closed the book on 2018 and..." January 01

  • George Kittle shouts out Antonio Brown on Twitter, Brown responds

    USA Today "New Year’s Eve offered an interesting development on Twitter for the 49ers. 49ers tight end George Kittle gave Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown a shout-out on the social media site following reports of internal issues between Brown and his current team. This may be passed..." January 01

  • George Kittle's NFL record shows 49ers tight end's determination, grit

    NBC Sports Bay Area "George Kittle had two plays to make NFL history as the 49ers' season-ending loss to the Rams wound down Sunday. Kittle had pulled within 8 yards of the league's single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end midway through the fourth quarter. It was just 5..." December 31

  • Four fined as a result of 49ers-Bears fracas

    Pro Football Talk "Three players were ejected from last Sunday’s Bears win over the 49ers for fighting in the wake of a hit on Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky by 49ers safety Marcell Harris and, per multiple reports, all four of those players have been fined by the NFL. Harris hit Trubisky..." December 30

  • 49ers' Raheem Mostert expected to be part of running back group in 2019

    NBC Sports Bay Area "49ers running back Raheem Mostert’s stock was on the rise when his season was cut short after sustaining a fractured forearm in Week 9 against the Raiders. But his future with the team is uncertain for 2019.  Mostert was in the 49ers  locker room..." December 30

  • Richard Sherman believes 49ers will target Earl Thomas in free agency

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When the 49ers implemented their defensive system last year, two players from outside the organization were held up as models for how their respective positions in the secondary should be played. The 49ers signed one of those players in the offseason after the Seattle Seahawks..." December 28

  • 49ers veteran Joe Staley gives teammates, media honest answers

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Joe Staley realizes he's running out of time in his NFL career, so he wants to do as much winning as possible with what's remaining. “I’m old, and I just want to win, so it’s been frustrating in that respect,” the 49ers' veteran left..." December 27

  • New York Giants Fans Claim Free Speech Violated Over Arrest for Heckling Players

    Complex "Two New York Giants fans filed a lawsuit claiming that their First Amendment rights were violated when they were arrested during a game at Levi's Stadium last year for heckling and flipping off players, according to the Mercury News. On Nov. 12, 2017, the Giants were losing to the..." December 27

  • 49ers promote Steven Dunbar from practice squad

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers made a roster move on Wednesday, promoting wide receiver Steven Dunbar, Jr. from the practice squad. He will wear No. 19 and takes the roster spot that opened when the team placed safety Jaquiski Tartt on injured reserve on Monday. The 49ers made the Tartt announcement..." December 26

  • 49ers' Richard Sherman after skirmish, ejection: 'You put your hands on me, you're gonna feel me'

    CBS Sports "Late during the 49ers' narrow loss to the Bears on Sunday, a fracas broke out when Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky took a late hit from 49ers safety Marcell Harris near the Bears' sideline. The end result? The ejection of Bears..." December 24

  • Kyle Shanahan expects Trent Taylor to return to rookie form in 2019

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Slot receiver Trent Taylor was one of the 49ers' bright spots as a rookie last season. The fifth-round draft pick from LSU caught 43 passes last season for 430 yards, including 34 receptions on third or fourth downs. He was expected to be a major contributor to an improved 49ers..." December 23

  • 49ers tried to trade for Khalil Mack, Raiders now probably wish they had

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 49ers will see Khalil Mack up close on Sunday when they take on the Bears, but they thought four months ago that they were in a position to put Mack in a 49ers uniform — and the Raiders probably wish that was the trade they had made. As 49ers General Manager John Lynch..." December 22

  • 49ers Place Jaquiski Tartt On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The 49ers will place safety Jaquiski Tartt on injured reserve, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Tartt has been dealing with a shoulder injury that will benefit from rest rather than playing in the team’s final two regular season games.  A second-round pick in..." December 21

  • Niners' 2018 seems to be ending much like 2017

    CBS Sports "There's something kind of interesting happening with the 49ers. Last year, they won their final five games of the season to get the hype train for 2018 going strong. This year, Jimmy Garoppolo suffered an injury that ended his season before it really began and the 49ers have largely been..." December 21

  • George Kittle got Venmo requests from angry fantasy owners after huge game

    Larry Brown Sports "San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was unexpectedly responsible for making and breaking some fantasy football seasons two weeks ago, and those who were on the wrong end of his monster game want to be reimbursed. During an appearance on the “RapSheet and Friends”..." December 21

  • Matt Breida, Kendrick Bourne among players eligible for contract extensions in 2019

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers have a host of decisions to make this offseason, with one of the more notable being whether or not to push for a contract extension with DeForest Buckner. The 2016 first round pick is eligible for a contract extension this offseason for the first time, although..." December 20

  • 49ers, DeForest Buckner To Discuss Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "Earlier this week, Kyle Shanahan identified DeForest Buckner as a player he wanted to be a 49er for many years. The franchise appears to be intent on exploring how to make that happen soon. Buckner becomes extension-eligible after this season, and the standout defensive tackle said..." December 20

  • Richard Sherman’s Pro Bowl snub was extremely costly

    Larry Brown Sports "There were plenty of questions surrounding Richard Sherman after he tore his Achilles last year, and the star cornerback has answered many of them by turning in a quality season with the San Francisco 49ers. Some would say it has been yet another Pro Bowl-caliber season for Sherman, but he was..." December 19

  • NFL reveals rosters for 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando

    NFL.com "Patrick Mahomes' MVP-caliber season is getting the Pro Bowl treatment. The Kansas City Chiefs' second-year wunderkind is among the starters for the 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Mahomes leads a contingent of six Pro Bowl selections for..." December 19

  • 49ers’ Robbie Gould has been near-perfect signing

    San Francisco Gate "Tight end George Kittle is unquestionably the 49ers’ best draft pick since general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan were hired last year. Their best free-agent signing? That’s also a no-brainer: Robbie Gould. Some might dismiss Gould from the list..." December 18

  • 49ers win over Seattle increases potential difficulty of 2019 schedule

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers win over the Seattle Seahawks moved them into third place in the NFC West. At 4-10, they now sit a game ahead of the Arizona Cardinals. If the two teams finished tied, the Cardinals hold the standings tiebreaker edge due to their head-to-head..." December 18

  • 49ers sign Tyvis Powell to take Ahkello Witherspoon’s roster spot

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers made the move of cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon to the injured reserve list official Tuesday. Coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday that Witherspoon’s season was finished because of a right knee injury. He made a career-high 37 tackles and four pass breakups in 14..." December 18

  • Report: Ahkello Witherspoon suffers sprained knee, won’t need surgery

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers got out of Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with few injuries, except a particular one sending cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon to the sidelines. It looked like a knee injury and given the body part we can all assume the worse...." December 17