George Kittle RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • What a George Kittle contract would look like for the star TE, and San Francisco 49ers

    Sportsnaut "If the San Francisco 49ers can find the sweet spot and actually work out a long-term contract extension with George Kittle, it’s going to be a record-breaking deal that sets a new market. That’s a fact. The real question is: Will the 49ers regret breaking the..." August 11

  • 49ers and George Kittle having ‘minimal’ progress in contract talks

    Sportsnaut "Approaching a “pivotal” week, the San Francisco 49ers and star tight end George Kittle are still miles apart in contract extension talks. Mike Silver of NFL Network, speaking live with Andrew Siciliano, shared that Kittle’s agent said negotiation progress has been..." August 10

  • How the NFL's pay structure undervalues George Kittle

    The Score "George Kittle will eventually be paid more than any other tight end in the NFL. The reason his next contract still isn't done? Because he plays tight end in the NFL. Kittle is like a pocket knife for the San Francisco 49ers. He's a masterful blocker. He catches passes in great..." August 07

  • 49ers’ TE George Kittle will ‘break the bank’ with new contract extension

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers recognize how important All-Pro tight end George Kittle is to their offense and are hopeful for a contract extension. If the 49ers want to keep Kittle beyond the 2020 season, they better be prepared to break the bank. Kittle, 26, is entering the final..." August 06

  • George Kittle Gets Massive Master Chief Tat

    TMZ "The San Francisco 49ers will have a super soldier on their roster this season -- 'cause tight end George Kittle just got a HUGE tat of legendary video game character Master Chief!! The 26-year-old is an avid gamer when he's not catching TDs ... and one of his..." August 04

  • Could 49ers star George Kittle opt out in 2020 without a contract extension?

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers and star tight end George Kittle remain far apart in contract extension talks. Could that result in Kittle not playing this season? NFL Network insider Michael Silver, who has been very plugged into the Kittle contract situation this offseason, isn’t..." July 31

  • 49ers player shades team over George Kittle contract situation

    Sportsnaut "An offseason around the NFL that has seen multiple star players receive record-breaking contracts has not included one of the best players in the league ink a long-term deal with his team. San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was just ranked by his counterparts as the..." July 30

  • 49ers GM ‘really hopeful’ about George Kittle long-term contract, but says it’s ‘tricky’

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers are working hard to come to a long-term contract agreement with star tight end George Kittle, but it’s not easy. With many different challenges at play, general manager John Lynch shared that it’s “tricky” but said he’s “really..." July 28

  • George Kittle shows off incredible footwork in workout

    Larry Brown Sports "George Kittle is trying to cement his status as the best tight end in the NFL, and it looks like he is only getting better. The San Francisco 49ers star is training with AthElite Performance’s Jeremy Holt, who is a speed and agility coach. " July 22

  • George Kittle has perfect response to Bobby Wagner complimenting his insane workout regimen

    Sportsnaut "San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle has been stunning folks on social media with his mind-blowing workouts this summer. Here’s a sampling of what Kittle and others have been sharing on social media. " July 18

  • George Kittle thinks player workouts will give 49ers a step up

    NBC Sports Bay Area "George Kittle was ahead of the game in preparing for what has been the most unusual offseason in NFL history. He built up his home gym before supplies ran out, permitting him to maintain his physical shape. But, as we know, there's a difference between working out at..." July 10

  • George Kittle contract extension could be $13 million per year

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The elephant in the room at this point of the 49ers' offseason is the absence of a contract extension for standout tight end George Kittle. He is entering the final year of his rookie deal which will pay him $2.1 million, and is due to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the..." July 02

  • Will 49ers TE George Kittle Land the Contract He Deserves in 2020?

    Heavy "Putting together a Super Bowl contending team is hard. Keeping it together is even harder, and the San Francisco 49ers and tight end George Kittle are learning that. One of the key talking points in the San Francisco camp this offseason has been keeping Kittle. After making..." June 30

  • Could George Kittle Contract Extension With 49ers Average $20 Million Per Year?

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers have one of the best players in the NFL. To keep George Kittle long term, they may have to pay him like one, too. Daniel Jeremiah: George Kittle’s new contract could be close to $20 million per year Speaking about Kittle on NFL Network recently,..." June 07

  • 49ers star George Kittle supports former Iowa players speaking out against racial disparities

    CBS Sports "Former Iowa tight end and current San Francisco 49ers star George Kittle released a statement on Saturday supporting former Hawkeyes who spoke out about "racial disparities" within the program during their time there. Earlier on Saturday, it was announced that..." June 07

  • Analysts Rank 49ers’ George Kittle No. 1 Tight End in NFL

    Heavy "After back-to-back Pro Bowls and a second-team All-Pro selection in 2019, there’s hardly any doubt that San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is one of the NFL’s best. Pro Football Focus agrees, as the analysis network has been releasing their Top..." June 03

  • 49ers could extend Raheem Mostert before George Kittle?

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco 49ers are making little progress in extension talks with George Kittle, such that another key offensive player may get a deal done first. Matt Barrows of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that running back Raheem Mostert could come to an extension agreement..." June 02