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  • Vandals Rip Out 2,000 Cherry Trees Out of Former 49er Newberry's Brentwood Orchard

    NBC Bay Area "A former San Francisco 49ers player turned cherry farmer is now experiencing a sour note. Jeremy Newberry was set to start his first Brentwood cherry harvest season, but instead he arrived this week to find thousands of his newly-planted cherry trees ripped from the..." May 20

  • Former 49ers, Packers defensive tackle Quinton Dial announces retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Former San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Quinton Dial announced his retirement from the NFL in a post on his instagram account Thursday night. “I want to thank the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers for the opportunity that you gave a country..." May 17

  • DeForest Buckner on Nick Bosa: Really good dude, really good teammate

    Pro Football Talk "When 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman was asked about first-round pick Nick Bosa‘s social media postings, he said that whether or not Bosa can play is “all that matters in football.” Sherman added that he didn’t think anyone from the team would address the..." May 17

  • Nick Mullens embracing competition for 49ers backup QB job

    San Francisco Chronicle "Nick Mullens was recently named the starting quarterback on the MMQB.com’s “All Undrafted Team,” a collection of the best players to enter the NFL as rookie free agents. Mullens’ reaction to the distinction? He offered a wry smile. “My reaction..." May 17

  • Drone pilot charged with violating secure airspace over two NFL games

    NBC News "Federal prosecutors have charged a drone pilot with violating airspace regulations in connection with anti-media flyers that were dropped over two Northern California sports stadiums in 2017. Tracy Michael Mapes, 56, of North Highlands, in Sacramento County, was charged Tuesday with..." May 17

  • Can George Kittle continue his success in a crowded offense?

    Niners Nation "In 2018, the San Francisco 49ers had quite the opposite of what we would all call a “good season”. Whether it was the injuries to top players like quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo or the anticipated starting running back Jerick McKinnon whom both went down..." May 16

  • Matt Breida says he’s been told the 49ers will use all three RBs ‘a lot’ next season

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last season, Matt Breida was in select company. This offseason, there was some question about whether the 49ers’ running back would be on the 53-man roster. Yes, Breida was the subject of a bizarre question: Would he be on the team after he was on NFL leaderboards last..." May 16

  • 49ers cornerback Jason Verrett nearly retired after tearing Achilles

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When on the field, Jason Verrett has looked the part of a former first-round NFL draft pick. The problem is, him actually being on the field has been few and far between.  The Chargers selected Verrett with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2014 draft out of TCU. Since then,..." May 16

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Report: 49ers to sign ex-Stanford TE Levine Toilolo

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers aren’t done adding players from nearby Tight End U. Less than a month after selecting Stanford’s Kaden Smith in the sixth round of the NFL draft, the 49ers are expected to sign ex-Cardinal Levine Toilolo on Wednesday, the NFL Network..." May 15

  • Nick Bosa, 49ers rookies allowed to report for full-team workouts

    NBC Sports Bay Area "For the first time in 2019, the 49ers on Monday were allowed to have their entire 90-man roster together on the team’s practice field in Santa Clara. The 49ers’ rookie class – eight draft picks and 11 undrafted free agents – were allowed to join the veterans..." May 14

  • Now should the 49ers pursue Eric Berry?

    Niners Nation "NFL free agency has gone through its first two waves of signings. One player still available is Eric Berry, and it’s quite painful to see. When he was on, Berrry was a safety no one wanted to [site-decorum] with. The one you didn’t want to challenge on the field. He went..." May 14

  • 49ers reportedly won't be on 'Hard Knocks,' leaving only four eligible teams

    CBS Sports "This season, there are only five NFL teams eligible to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks. Because of rules that prevent teams with first-year coaches, teams that made the playoffs within the last two seasons, and teams that have been featured on Hard Knocks within the last 10..." May 14

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • Jimmy Garoppolo downplays Nick Bosa’s social media controversy

    Sportress of Blogitude "Jimmy Garoppolo became the latest member of the San Francisco 49ers to downplay the relevance of Nick Bosa’s social media controversy, calling it a nonissue for the No. 2 pick in the draft when it comes to the team. “Not in the locker room. Those type of things..." May 10

  • Here are seven trades that make sense now that the draft is over, including a Patriots blockbuster

    CBS Sports "With the NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, this is usually the part of the offseason where there's not very much excitement, but don't worry, because there could actually be some excitement this year in the form of some wild trades.  With the draft over and the free..." May 10

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • Anthony Davis awaits word of NFL reinstatement off reserve/retired list

    NBC Sports Bay Area "More than a week after offensive lineman Anthony Davis applied for NFL reinstatement off the reserve/retired list, the 49ers’ No. 10 overall draft pick of 2010 awaits the go-ahead in his attempt to revive his football career. The NFL has yet to inform the 49ers that..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • CBS likes San Francisco 49ers as trade fit for Chris Harris

    247 Sports "The San Francisco 49ers passed up secondary help in the NFL Draft until selecting Tim Harris of Virginia in the sixth round, but perhaps they'll explore the options available to them in free agency and in the trade market. One of those options could be Denver Broncos cornerback Chris..." May 09

  • Richard Sherman was 'out there on one leg' in first season with 49ers

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Warriors late Wednesday night alleviated a lot of concerns about the long-term health of Kevin Durant, stating the star forward did not sustain an Achilles injury. Veteran cornerback Richard Sherman knows first hand how much an Achilles injury can linger through the next..." May 09

  • 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo Asked Tom Brady for Advice After ACL Injury

    Bleacher Report "Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady haven't been teammates for nearly two years, but the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is still learning from the future Hall of Famer.  Per Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group, Garoppolo sought advice from Brady..." May 09

  • Richard Sherman '100 percent good' with secondary

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers come off a season where the defense ranked a very respectable 11th against the pass, allowing 233.2 yards per game. That's the good, but there is a bad aspect to the ranking when considering the Niners allowed the second-most touchdowns through..." May 09

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • 49ers claim G Willie Beavers from Bears; waive RB Matt Dayes

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers claimed offensive lineman Willie Beavers off waivers from the Chicago Bears. Beavers, (6-foot-5, 324 pounds) was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft...." May 07

  • 49ers Sign OL Wesley Johnson, Waive TE Marcus Lucas

    49ers.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have signed OL Wesley Johnson to a one-year deal and waived TE Marcus Lucas. Johnson (6-5, 309) was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round (173rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Throughout his five years..." May 07

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • Richard Sherman: If Nick Bosa can play, comments forgotten

    ESPN "Some have wondered how San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, one of the league's most active players in discussing issues regarding social justice, would get along with new teammate Nick Bosa, who has gotten into hot water for some of his insensitive social..." May 07

  • Why Tim Harris believes past injury issues will help him in 49ers career

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Tim Harris believes the adversity he faced at Virginia in battling back from injuries will help him long term in the NFL.  Harris, the 49ers' sixth-round pick (198th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft, suffered two season-ending injuries in college, both at the..." May 06

  • Report: 49ers, DeForest Buckner ‘far apart’ on long-term contract

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco 49ers do not appear to be getting anywhere in contract talks with one of their star defensive players. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the 49ers and defensive lineman DeForest Buckner are “far apart” in long-term contract..." May 06

  • NFL Trades that Should Happen Before the 2019 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No trade is unrealistic in the NFL.  This rule used to apply to only mock drafts. The way the 2019 draft ended up unfolding would have been slammed by most onlookers if it was a simple mock draft before the event started.  Similar story for trade..." May 06

  • 49ers are 1 of 2 teams to play three games involving top-5 draft picks in 2019

    Clutch Points "The San Francisco 49ers picked second in the just-concluded draft. They will get to know other top-five picks this upcoming season. When the 2019 NFL regular season begins, all players – including those selected in the 2019 NFL Draft – will begin the chase for a Super Bowl..." May 05

  • 49ers sign RB Austin Walter after tryout

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers went into their rookie minicamp with one open spot on their 90-man roster and they filled it with a player who took part in the camp on a tryout basis. Running back Austin Walter impressed the team enough to stick around into the next phase of offseason work. Walter broke..." May 05

  • Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams odds-on favorites to win NFL DROY

    Sportsnaut "It’s only been a week since the 2019 NFL Draft concluded, but oddsmakers are already hard at work setting the stage for the coming season. Among other things, if you are so inclined you can place a bet on which first-year player will win Defensive Rookie of the Year. Not..." May 05

  • 49ers asked Nick Bosa about his tweets, say it didn’t affect decision to draft him

    San Francisco Gate "San Francisco 49ers president Al Guido said the team asked defensive end Nick Bosa about his political tweets before taking him second overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, but Bosa's views on Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick and other topics had no impact on the team's view of..." May 05

  • John Lynch confirms it’s urgency, not friction, in San Francisco

    Pro Football Talk "Saturday morning, I explained that the situation in San Francisco is more about urgency than friction. My argument would have been a little stronger if I’d known at the time that, one day earlier, 49ers G.M. John Lynch had uttered similar words. “We fully understand..." May 05

  • 49ers Sign Second-Round WR Jalen Hurd

    Pro Football Rumors "The 49ers, who made the league’s first 2019 draft pick signing, got even more deals done to close out the week. The following players are officially in the fold: 2-67: Jalen Hurd, WR (Baylor) 5-148: Dre Greenlaw, LB (Arkansas) 6-176: Kaden..." May 04

  • Tom Brady hanging out with Jimmy Garoppolo at Kentucky Derby

    Sportsnaut "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has made it an annual tradition to show off his style at the Kentucky Derby. That has not changed this year. Brady is styling in a big way prior to the event on Saturday. Though, it appears his former teammate has the six-time champ..." May 04

  • Nick Bosa’s Great-Grandfather Was A Ruthless Mobster Who Once Got 10 Men Killed As Revenge

    Total Pro Sports "Last week, Nick Bosa heard his name called as the 2nd overall selection to the San Francisco 49ers, making him the seventh member of his family to make it to the National Football League. Being in California is a very familiar place for the Bosa family, especially for Tony Accardo,..." May 04

  • Urgency, not friction, seems to be the operative word for the 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "As the draft ended and the question became whether, and when, any General Managers will be specifically targeted for replacement, a report emerged that some degree of tension exists between 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and G.M. John Lynch. Shanahan quickly dismissed the claim as..." May 04

  • 49ers' Anthony Davis applies for reinstatement three years after retiring due to concussion concerns

    CBS Sports "In 2015, Anthony Davis, once a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, announced his retirement from the NFL, stating at the time that he wanted to "let his brain and body heal." Davis un-retired in July 2016, but would re-retire that September, explaining that his..." May 03

  • 49ers GM John Lynch echoes Kyle Shanahan’s thoughts on report of friction

    Larry Brown Sports "If there have been any issues going on between San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch, neither one of them is willing to admit it publicly. Earlier in the week, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report wrote about a power struggle that is brewing..." May 03

  • 17 first-round picks from 2016 had their fifth-year options picked up

    Pro Football Talk "When NFL teams decline to pick up the fifth-year option for a first-round draft pick, they’re essentially saying that pick fell short of expectations. By that measure, 45 percent of the first-round picks in the 2016 NFL draft fell short. The fifth-year option decisions are..." May 03

  • 49ers aren't ignoring secondary, believe growth will happen internally

    ESPN "A quick scan of the roster additions made by the San Francisco 49ers offers hope. Whether it was investing in a dynamic pair of edge rushers, the Day 2 draft focus on the receiving corps or even an emphasis on improving at punter, the Niners have a lot of new blood across the..." May 03

  • Will the 49ers add depth during the second wave of free agency?

    Niners Nation "On the second Tuesday after the draft, which is May 7, NFL teams can sign unrestricted free agents and they won’t count against a team’s compensatory draft-pick formula. It used to be June 1, but this now incentivizes teams to sign veteran free agents so that they can participate in..." May 02

  • 49ers won’t exercise Joshua Garnett’s fifth-year option

    Niners Nation "Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the San Francisco 49ers won’t exercise G Joshua Garnett’s fifth-year option, source said. No surprise, given injuries over the past couple years, though Garnett is healthy now and team brass talked up his potential..." May 02

  • Ex-Bears kicker warns Gould of Chicago return

    ESPN "Former Bears kicker Kevin Butler has some advice for Robbie Gould, who last week told ESPN that he ended long-term contract negotiations with the San Francisco 49ers, has not signed his franchise tag tender and has requested to be traded. Butler's advice: Be wary of a return to..." May 01

  • 49ers sign fourth-round draft pick Mitch Wishnowsky to four-year contract

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The 49ers on Tuesday signed the first of their eight draft picks, finalizing the mandatory four-year deal with Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky. The 49ers selected Wishnowsky in the fourth round of the draft with the No. 110 overall pick. In the NFL’s slotting system,..." May 01

  • Eagles claim safety Godwin Igwebuike off waivers from San Francisco

    Philly.com "The Eagles claimed safety Godwin Igwebuike off waivers on Tuesday, adding depth to the defensive backfield after bypassing the position in the draft. Igwebuike, 24, was waived by the 49ers on Monday. He’s entering his second season after spending time with Tampa Bay (one game)..." May 01