George Kittle RUMORS & NEWS

  • George Kittle happy Travis Kelce broke tight end receiving yard record

    Yahoo! Sports "Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce set a single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end last Sunday and the previous record holder isn’t holding any grudges about it. 49ers tight end George Kittle set the previous mark of 1,377 yards a couple of years ago..." January 01

  • Chiefs' Travis Kelce breaks George Kittle's single-season receiving yards record by TE

    The Score "Travis Kelce continues to push the tight end position to another level. The Kansas City Chiefs' star pass-catcher broke the record for most receiving yards by a tight end in a single season (1,377) in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons...." December 27

  • 49ers' George Kittle shouts 'Da Bears!'

    CBS Sports "George Kittle apparently had some added incentive to get back on the field for the 49ers' road game against the Cardinals. Kittle, who missed San Francisco's previous six games with a fractured foot, caught four of five targets for 92 yards as the 49ers defeated..." December 27

  • George Kittle to Return from Injury for 49ers vs. Cardinals in Week 16

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will return from a foot injury to play in Saturday's Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals.  Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan announced the news Thursday but noted Kittle will be on a..." December 25

  • Jimmy Garoppolo done for 2020, but George Kittle isn't?

    CBS Sports "With only three games remaining in the 2020 regular season, the San Francisco 49ers haven't been mathematically dismissed from playoff contention, despite carrying a record of 5-8. They'd need to defeat the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15 and add to the win column in their..." December 20

  • 49ers designate George Kittle for return from IR

    CBS Sports "The San Francisco 49ers have lost five of their last six games and now sit firmly at the cellar of the NFC West at 5-8. With three games remaining in the 2020 NFL season, however, they could be welcoming back one of their top players in George Kittle. The..." December 16

  • 49ers don’t expect Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle back anytime soon "49ers tight end George Kittle said last week that he expects to return from a broken bone in his foot “sooner than later,” but head coach Kyle Shanahan sent a different message after Monday night’s loss to the Bills. Shanahan was asked about the..." December 08

  • Kyle Shanahan “holding out hope” Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle can return

    49ers Webzone "Kyle Shanahan is still holding out hope that two of his stars — quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and tight end George Kittle — can make late-season returns. Of course, the San Francisco 49ers will need to be playing for something for either's return to be worth..." December 01

  • 49ers TE George Kittle Grabs a Handful of His Wife’s Booty for Thanksgiving

    Total Pro Sports "While everybody was digging into their turkey on Thursday, George Kittle has his mind on something else. The San Francisco 49ers tight end, who has been out of the lineup for the past 3 weeks, celebrated thanksgiving with his wife Claire out on a boat. " November 28

  • 49ers' George Kittle thinks he can play in two weeks despite foot fracture

    Yardbarker "The San Francisco 49ers can't catch a break when it comes to injuries. All-Pro tight end George Kittle, who missed Weeks 2 and 3 with a knee injury, could be out at least eight weeks after suffering a foot fracture against the Seattle Seahawks over the weekend.  While head..." November 04

  • 49ers Placing Jimmy Garoppolo & George Kittle On Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "49ers HC Kyle Shanahan announced Tuesday that they’re placing QB Jimmy Garoppolo and TE George Kittle on injured reserve, per Nick Wagoner.  According to Shanahan, Garoppolo suffered “a whole new” high ankle sprain last week..." November 03

  • George Kittle thinks he will blow away injury return timetable

    Larry Brown Sports "George Kittle thinks that he will blow away his injury timetable. Kittle’s San Francisco 49ers are in bad shape. Not only are the 49ers 4-4 and last in the competitive NFC West, but both Kittle and Jimmy Garoppolo are hurt. Kittle was placed on injured reserve..." November 03

  • Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle injuries 'concerning' for 49ers

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Nothing went right Sunday for the 49ers in Seattle.N Jimmy Garoppolo should have a field day against a terrible Seahawks defense, but he was ineffective before being removed after re-injuring his ankle in the Seahawks' 37-27 win. Tight end George Kittle also..." November 02

  • George Kittle, Jimmy Garoppolo Both To Miss Extended Time

    Pro Football Rumors "The 49ers just can’t seem to catch a break. Already one of the most banged up teams in the league, San Francisco will now be without two of their most important pieces moving forward. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo aggravated the high ankle sprain that has been bothering him for..." November 02

  • George Kittle departs with ankle injury

    Pro Football Talk "Injuries have been an issue for the 49ers all season and they are continuing to mount in Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. Shortly after quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went to the locker room in the fourth quarter, tight end George Kittle made the same trip...." November 01

  • George Kittle has odd approach to greeting defenders during games

    Larry Brown Sports "George Kittle is one of the most intimidating players in the NFL, but the San Francisco 49ers star prefers to strike fear in opponents’ hearts with what he does rather than what he says. According to Kittle, those who have lined up against him could tell you that. Kittle..." October 30

  • George Kittle reveals how Jimmy Garoppolo founded ‘national tight end day’

    Clutch Points "The tight end position remains to be one of the most overlooked positions in the league today. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo wanted to give credit to those guys which led to him inadvertently founding the national tight end day. Over the years, what started as an..." October 24

  • Bill Belichick says 49ers TE George Kittle 'as good as anybody'

    ESPN " New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has coached against his share of elite tight ends in a professional career that began in 1975. But when Belichick looks at the San Francisco 49ers' George Kittle, he sees one who stands with -- or above -- the best of..." October 19

  • George Kittle called Joe Staley for advice after blowout loss to Dolphins

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  Joe Staley might not have visited 49ers headquarters lately but he still has an influence on the team.  After the 49ers’ blowout loss to the Miami Dolphins last Sunday, a somber George Kittle spoke about not only wanting to play..." October 16

  • George Kittle Reveals Conflict With 49ers

    Heavy "George Kittle is back on the field for the San Francisco 49ers but the tight end revealed that it is not as soon as he would have liked. Kittle indicated there was a bit of disagreement with the 49ers over whether he could play in Week 3 against the Jets. The San Francisco tight end..." October 04

  • George Kittle expected to return to lineup on SNF

    The Score "After missing the last two games with a knee injury, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is expected to return Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Kittle returned to practice this week and told reporters..." October 02

  • 49ers TE George Kittle practices; WR Deebo Samuel cleared to return

    ESPN "After three weeks of disappointing injury issues, the San Francisco 49ers finally got some good news on the health front Wednesday. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel's practice window has officially been opened as he works his way back from injured reserve, and tight..." September 30

  • 49ers sign Daniel Helm off Tampa Bay’s practice squad

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers are bringing back tight end Daniel Helm, who the team waived before training camp, as Jordan Reed is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Helm—who was on Tampa Bay’s practice squad— likely will replace Reed, but I wonder if..." September 29

  • George Kittle is OUT Week 3 vs. Giants

    Draftkings Nation "George Kittle has been downgraded to out against the Giants, per Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury. Jordan Reed will fill in for the second week and has fantasy football appeal. " September 25

  • George Kittle joining 49ers on road, still must be cleared to practice

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  There's a little good news on the 49ers' injury front, but it should be taken with some caution. Coach Kyle Shanahan revealed Monday that All-Pro tight end George Kittle will join the team Wednesday, but the player performance staff will see how he feels..." September 23

  • No practice for Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle limited

    Draftkings Nation "The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice on Wednesday to open Week 3, and tight end George Kittle is expected to return in limited fashion, according to Jennifer Chan. Kyle Shanahan met with the media before practice and confirmed the..." September 23

  • The 49ers appear to be cursed in 2020

    Draftkings Nation "The San Francisco 49ers might think they’re a cursed franchise. Sure, they thumped the New York Jets in Week 2 and have a solidly deep roster to compete for a playoff berth in 2020. But the way the past 48 hours have gone, it’s reasonable for them to think..." September 21

  • San Francisco 49ers believe George Kittle will return for Week 3

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is dealing with a sprained MCL in his left knee that would sideline most players for a few weeks, but the belief is that he will be ready to return for Week 3 against the New York Giants, a league source told ESPN. An MRI..." September 20

  • 49ers’ George Kittle’s (knee) status revealed vs. Jets

    Clutch Points "After a stunning loss in their opening game, the San Francisco 49ers are looking to return to their winning ways. However, they might have to do it without one of their top offensive weapons. Tight end George Kittle remains a game-time decision for the game against the Jets,..." September 18

  • 49ers' George Kittle won't play vs. Jets due to knee injury

    The Score "San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will sit out Sunday's game against the New York Jets due to a knee sprain suffered in Week 1, the team announced Friday. The 49ers originally thought Kittle had a chance to play this week, even if he didn't..." September 18

  • George Kittle won’t practice Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday that there’s “some question” about about tight end George Kittle‘s availability for Week Two because of a sprained knee and that they’d see how he was on Wednesday before deciding on any other..." September 16

  • Kyle Shanahan: George Kittle Is “Battling” Through Knee Injury

    Pro Football Talk "An errant throw from 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo exposed tight end George Kittle to a blow to the knee. Which resulted in a sprain of the knee. Which could keep Kittle from playing this weekend against the Jets. Officially, Kittle didn’t practice on..." September 16

  • 49ers investigating racist messages fan sent to Cardinals safety Budda Baker

    The Mercury News "The San Francisco 49ers are denouncing a series of racist messages sent from an apparent fan of the team to Cardinals safety Budda Baker during Sunday’s game. The Niners announced Tuesday that they are investigating the situation to identify the fan, who will be banned from all..." September 15

  • San Francisco 49ers monitoring George Kittle's knee sprain

    ESPN "The already banged-up San Francisco 49ers pass-catching corps added even more uncertainty Sunday when tight end George Kittle suffered a sprained left knee in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals. That injury could put Kittle's status for Week 2 against..." September 14

  • 49ers’ George Kittle leaves in first half with apparent knee injury, returns in third quarter

    Clutch Points "The San Francisco 49ers are facing the Arizona Cardinals in a Week 1 matchup of NFC West foes. George Kittle has already been in and out of this game. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter and Cam Inman of, superstar tight end George..." September 13

  • 49ers TE George Kittle’s Wife Shows Off Incredible Curves In Skimpy Neon Bikini

    Total Pro Sports "Last month, George Kittle became an even richer man when the San Francisco 49ers rewarded him with a five-year, $75 million extension. Kittle will receive $40 million guaranteed for injury and $30 million guaranteed at signing. The deal, which had been expected for most of the..." September 04

  • George Kittle has kept open challenge for one-on-one drill with GM John Lynch

    Clutch Points "San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was only a naive rookie when he entered the team’s camp in 2017. However, he had thick enough skin to pose a challenge to general manager John Lynch upon his arrival. “The first day he came here, he said ‘Mr...." August 22

  • Here's why George Kittle is impressed with Brandon Aiyuk

    CBS Sports "The San Francisco 49ers starting wide receivers are unknown heading into the season and the injuries to Jalen Hurd and Deebo Samuel won't make Kyle Shanahan's lineup decision any easier. Kendrick Bourne has stepped up while the injuries mount..." August 20

  • WWE legend Ric Flair surprises 49ers TE George Kittle

    CBS Sports "San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle just got himself a major contract, earning a five-year extension worth $75 million. On Wednesday, as he's making the media rounds to discuss his new deal with the team, the longtime pro wrestling fan received a surprise..." August 19

  • How George Kittle got paid: The high-stakes, high-strain story behind a record-setting deal "On the evening of Feb. 14, 2020, Jack Bechta was hanging out at his home in San Diego's lovely La Jolla neighborhood when he received a text message that went right to the heart of his most pressing professional endeavor. It was from Paraag Marathe, the San Francisco 49ers' executive..." August 17

  • John Lynch: Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle have “linebacker approach” to their positions

    Niners Nation "General manager John Lynch followed Kyle Shanahan and George Lynch after practice to discuss Kittle’s deal, and much more. I’m just wondering, with TE George Kittle’s contract, the amount that he brings to the team, the importance he has to the..." August 17

  • 49ers' George Kittle: 'Fun to see' tight ends getting big deals

    ESPN "As one of the founding fathers of "National Tight End Day," George Kittle has always served as a strong advocate for his position. Whenever he's been given the opportunity, Kittle has trumpeted the accomplishments of tight ends all over the league and done his..." August 15

  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Sends Uplifting Message To George Kittle After He Signed Record Extension

    Total Pro Sports "Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was known as “The People’s Champ” during his time in the WWE, but in 2019, he awarded San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle a similar and fitting moniker — “The People’s Tight End.” Kittle is now a..." August 15

  • George Kittle's Wife Reacts To Him Signing Record Extension

    Total Pro Sports "George Kittle is simply living the high life. This week, the San Francisco 49ers rewarded him for being great on the field by inking him to a five-year, $75 million contract on Thursday. Kittle will receive $40 million guaranteed for injury and $30 million guaranteed at..." August 14

  • George Kittle: I am blessed to play for 49ers for years to come

    Pro Football Talk "Not long after the 49ers announced that George Kittle signed his five-year contract extension, the team released a statement from the tight end. Kittle expressed his gratitude for the $75 million deal that will pay him an $18 million signing bonus. “I would..." August 14

  • George Kittle Remains Underpaid Even After Signing His Record-Setting Extension

    Bleacher Report "George Kittle just became perhaps the first player in NFL history to sign a record-setting contract while remaining underpaid.  The San Francisco 49ers' first-team All-Pro tight end reset the market at that position Thursday by inking a five-year, $75 million..." August 14

  • Kyle Shanahan “pumped” 49ers got George Kittle deal done

    NBC Sports Bay Area "All-Pro tight end George Kittle had one year remaining on his contract. The 49ers, technically, could have held onto him for at least through the 2021 season with the franchise tag. And the stars did not exactly align for a mega-deal this offseason. The nation is in the..." August 14

  • 49ers sign TE George Kittle to five-year, $75 million extension

    Yahoo! Sports "The 49ers have locked down their Pro Bowl tight end for the foreseeable future. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Niners have signed George Kittle to a five-year, $75 million extension that includes a significant amount of guaranteed money and an $18 million..." August 13

  • 49ers will announce 6-year, $94.8 million contract extension for George Kittle on Friday

    49ers Webzone "Grant Cohn of Sports Illustrated started his report by writing "Take this for what it's worth," so there is that. He does, however, report that the San Francisco 49ers will announce a six-year contract extension worth up to $94.8 million for All-Pro tight..." August 12

  • As contract talks continue, George Kittle scoffs at report that a deal is done

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers and tight end George Kittle have been discussing a contract extension, but Kittle took issue with a report that the sides had reached a deal. A report from saying the deal is done and will be announced on Friday was met with skepticism from someone who would..." August 12