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  • newSports book installs Seahawks-Colts as the most likely matchup for Super Bowl 50

    Sports book installs Seahawks-Colts as the most likely matchup for Super Bowl 50

    We used to approach pro football odds posts with the tack of “Gee whiz, can you believe those wacky oddsmakers are accepting bets on (insert topic here)?” Well, let’s cut it out. The surprise now is if something isn’t available to bet. We know it and you know it. With this in mind, we check…
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  • newBears release Ray McDonald

    Bears release Ray McDonald

    Holiday, schmoliday. With the NFL taking a rare day off to celebrate Memorial Day, the Chicago Bears opted to transact some swift business in the immediate aftermath of the latest arrest of defensive lineman Ray McDonald. The team has announced that McDonald has been released. “We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray…
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  • newMcDonald is accused of assaulting woman who was holding a baby

    McDonald is accused of assaulting woman who was holding a baby

    More and more details are emerging regarding the Monday morning arrest of Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald. And more and more time is passing with his current employer saying nothing. Via NBC Bay Area, McDonald specifically is accused of “physically assault[ing] the victim while she was holding a baby.” The alleged victim apparently is McDonald’s ex-fiancée,…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 May 15, 12:12pm -
  • newPolice confirm arrest of Ray McDonald

    Police confirm arrest of Ray McDonald

    The Bears have yet to say anything about the arrest of defensive lineman Ray McDonald. The authorities are saying plenty. Via NBC Bay Area, Santa Clara police have confirmed that McDonald was arrested Monday on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment. More information could be released within the hour. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 May 15, 10:27am -
  • newReport: Ray McDonald arrested, again

    Report: Ray McDonald arrested, again

    Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald is about to have his character assassinated all over again. McDonald, who became a lightning rod for controversy following a domestic violence accusation last year and later was abruptly cut following a separate accusation of sexual assault, has been arrested, according to Damian Trujillo of NBC Bay Area. Per Trujillo,…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 May 15, 9:26am -
  • newGlenn Dorsey: There shouldn’t be a big letdown because of Justin Smith’s retirement

    Glenn Dorsey: There shouldn’t be a big letdown because of Justin Smith’s retirement

    Glenn Dorsey didn’t try to undersell what defensive end Justin Smith meant to the 49ers defense when asked about Smith’s retirement last week. Dorsey said you can’t replace “the baddest dude I’ve played with” and that the team’s plan moving forward is going to be for several players to pick up the slack. Dorsey is…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 May 15, 9:00am -
  • All but one team will hold OTAs this week

    All but one team will hold OTAs this week

    In less than four weeks, all NFL clubs will have wrapped up their organized offseason workouts. Not surprisingly, then, the upcoming week will be a working one around the league. Thirty-one of 32 NFL clubs will hold organized team practice activities (OTAs) between Tuesday, May 26 and Friday, May 29. Only the Rams will not…
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  • 49ers want to “cause confusion” on defense this season

    49ers want to “cause confusion” on defense this season

    Among the many changes to the 49ers this offseason is the decision to hand the reins of the defense to coordinator Eric Mangini after they parted ways with Vic Fangio. Fangio has been followed out the door by linebacker Patrick Willis, defensive end Justin Smith and others from last year’s defense and the holdovers will be utilized…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 15, 8:55am -
  • On this day in 1985, the NFL ramped up its overseas efforts

    On this day in 1985, the NFL ramped up its overseas efforts

    The NFL’s push to expand its international reach is no secret. Three regular season games are set for London in 2015, and the league has studied Brazil, Germany and Mexico as potential future game sites. However, the league’s desire to grow its influence beyond the United States isn’t a new development. In fact, we’ve now…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 15, 10:50am -
  • 49ers hope this is the year Lawrence Okoye shows he can play

    49ers hope this is the year Lawrence Okoye shows he can play

    The 49ers took a chance two years ago when they signed Lawrence Okoye, a British discus thrower who had never so much as put on a pair of shoulder pads. After spending 2013 on injured reserve and 2014 on the practice squad, this is the year the 49ers hope the decision to sign Okoye pays…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:47pm -

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  • new49ers: Full Position Breakdown and Depth-Chart Analysis at Quarterback

    49ers: Full Position Breakdown and Depth-Chart Analysis at Quarterback

    The San Francisco 49ers have a quarterback competition.Not a starting quarterback competition. A backup quarterback competition. The exciting kind.Colin Kaepernick’s starting job is secure even though he has regressed each season he has been the 49ers’ starting quarterback. His backups are Blaine Gabbert, a former first-round pick and one of the biggest busts in league history, and an undrafted free-agent rookie named Dylan Thompson who may or may not make the final roster.The Niners may or may not keep more than one backup quarterback. If they keep only one, Gabbert probably will be th…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 May 15, 7:03pm -
  • newWay-Too-Early Stat Projection for Colin Kaepernick in 49ers' New-Look Offense

    Way-Too-Early Stat Projection for Colin Kaepernick in 49ers' New-Look Offense

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be in a new-look offense in 2015.Can he have a bounce-back year? What are realistic expectations for Kaepernick?Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms discuss Kaepernick in the video above.Read more San Francisco 49ers news on BleacherReport.com
    - 20 hours ago, 25 May 15, 6:32am -
  • What to Expect from the San Francisco 49ers' Defense in 2015

    What to Expect from the San Francisco 49ers' Defense in 2015

    It’s safe to say the 2015 San Francisco 49ers’ defense will look a little different from what fans are used to.  The defense that has finished in the top 10 in points allowed and top five in yards allowed each of the past five seasons will undergo a massive overhaul this season.On the field, the team will be without Perrish Cox, Chris Culliver, Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Chris Borland, Dan Skuta and Patrick Willis.  That’s seven of the 17 players who played at least a quarter of the team’s defensive snaps last season, according to Pro Football Focus, gone.  Every single player gra…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 15, 9:02pm -
  • Top 5 Takeaways from the 49ers' 1st Open Practice of the Offseason
    The San Francisco 49ers finally lowered the drawbridge and opened the castle gates Thursday.For the first time this offseason, the Niners invited the media to watch one of their practices. I attended.The Niners allowed us to walk around the edges of the practice field. We had terrific views of the action. Sometimes, we stood five feet away from the players as they worked.After individual drills, we watched seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 team drills. We saw which players stood out in a competitive setting, and we saw hints of changes to the 49ers offense.In ascending order, here are the five b…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 15, 7:23pm -
  • Why 2015 Season Is Make-or-Break Opportunity for 49ers' 2013 Draft Class

    Why 2015 Season Is Make-or-Break Opportunity for 49ers' 2013 Draft Class

    The San Francisco 49ers have had some pretty good drafts under general manager Trent Baalke. Since he took over as general manager, the Niners have acquired the likes of NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Colin Kaepernick through the draft, while their 2014 class was widely praised as one of the best in the league. However, the jury is still out on the 2013 crop.Baalke has one bad draft to his name, which came in 2012 and at this point has to be considered a write-off with just one player, Joe Looney, remaining on the roster. The 2013 group is well ahead of that class in terms of talent but goes in…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 15, 1:21am -
  • Top Takeaways from San Francisco 49ers OTAs

    Top Takeaways from San Francisco 49ers OTAs

    OTAs are in full swing around the NFL, and there is no shortage of interesting storylines. What's the latest from San Francisco as the 49ers get back on the field under new head coach Jim Tomsula? Which players are not participating, and what does it mean?Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discuss the 49ers in the video above.Read more San Francisco 49ers news on BleacherReport.com
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 11:26am -
  • 5 San Francisco 49ers Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2015
    Three players on the San Francisco 49ers last season had breakout campaigns: Chris Culliver, Perrish Cox and Chris Borland.Culliver and Cox won starting jobs for the first time in their careers and played well. Borland played ever better, making 108 tackles as a rookie, even though he started only eight games.Those three breakout performers are no longer 49ers. Borland retired, while Culliver signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Washington Redskins and Cox signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Tennessee Titans.The Niners need new breakout performers.At least five…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 10:28pm -
  • Former QB-Turned-TE Could Be San Francisco 49ers' Hidden Gem of 2015 Draft Class

    Former QB-Turned-TE Could Be San Francisco 49ers' Hidden Gem of 2015 Draft Class

    The San Francisco 49ers have suffered a few key losses in the 2015 NFL offseason but looked to improve through the draft. Which rookie could be a hidden gem in 2015? Who could make an instant impact?Watch as Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Matt Miller discusses the 49ers' draft in the video above. Read more San Francisco 49ers news on BleacherReport.com
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 15, 2:08pm -
  • Breaking Down San Francisco 49ers' Best Replacement Options for Justin Smith

    Breaking Down San Francisco 49ers' Best Replacement Options for Justin Smith

    San Francisco 49ers' longtime defensive end Justin Smith is gone. The 35-year-old veteran announced his retirement from the NFL via a team statement last Monday.Smith's decision isn't exactly a shock. The five-time Pro Bowler had hinted at retirement as far back as the final regular-season game on San Francisco's 2014 schedule—news that was first reported by NFL Network's Alex Flanagan last December:The 49ers have had ample time to prepare for this departure and have been readying their roster well before Smith made his final decision. But which former supporting cast member will be the…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 15, 10:10pm -
  • 3 San Francisco 49ers Players in Line for New Deal Before Start of 2015 Season

    3 San Francisco 49ers Players in Line for New Deal Before Start of 2015 Season

    With the NBA playoffs taking center notice, this is the only time of the year when the NFL goes somewhat silent. Of course, the Tom Brady and Deflategate situation is interesting, but I'm sure fans are already tired of hearing about this story. In result, I've gone ahead and shifted focus to player contracts. Specifically, let's focus on potential extensions for a few talented 49ers.Yes, the Colin Kaepernick deal is done. Don't forget Anthony Davis, NaVorro Bowman, Tramaine Brock and few others that have already signed long-term deals with the 49ers. However, there are a few players still l…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 15, 8:49pm -

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  • newBears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California (The Associated Press)
    The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into custody Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said. Police say the assault happened at his home in Santa Clara.
    - 4 hours ago, 25 May 15, 10:24pm -
  • newChicago Bears drop defender McDonald after new arrest (AFP)
    Defensive end Ray McDonald was released by the Chicago Bears, hours after being arrested in California on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment. It was the third incident in nine months for McDonald, although no charges have yet been filed against him in any of the cases. McDonald was arrested last August on suspicion of felony domestic violence but he was never charged.
    - 8 hours ago, 25 May 15, 6:44pm -
  • newBears release McDonald amid domestic violence arrest (Reuters)
    (Reuters) - The Chicago Bears have released Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on Monday for misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges. The 30-year-old McDonald, who has been involved in a string of domestic assault incidents, was arrested in Northern California for physically assaulting a woman "while she was holding a baby," according to a Santa Clara police statement. McDonald left the residence before police arrived but was later located and arrested in San Jose.
    - 12 hours ago, 25 May 15, 2:09pm -
  • newNFL-Bears release McDonald amid domestic violence arrest (Reuters)
    The Chicago Bears have released Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on Monday for misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges. The 30-year-old McDonald, who has been involved in a string of domestic assault incidents, was arrested in Northern California for physically assaulting a woman "while she was holding a baby," according to a Santa Clara police statement. McDonald left the residence before police arrived but was later located and arrested in San Jose.
    - 12 hours ago, 25 May 15, 2:04pm -
  • newChicago Bears look bad, cut Ray McDonald after latest arrest (Shutdown Corner)
    The Chicago Bears could have said that they were signing Ray McDonald because he was a good defensive end and they didn't care at all about his past. That would have been the truth, right? Instead they tried to spin it, and that looks pretty dumb after McDonald was arrested again on Monday. CSN Bay Area confirmed that McDonald was arrested on a domestic violence charge. Damian Trujillo of NBC Bay Area first broke the news , and he said McDonald was arrested for domestic violence and possible child endangerment. The Santa Clara Police Department, in a news release , said McDonald was accused…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 May 15, 10:50am -
  • New 49ers running back Bush ready to prove himself again (The Associated Press)
    Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring. ''It's amazing how time flies,'' Bush said after a practice in which he was easy to spot given his bright orange shoes. Bush said joining the 49ers ''just felt right,'' and that's why he wants to do everything he can to be on the field even if it means a steady role of special teams.
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 15, 6:56pm -
  • Goodell mentions Germany, Mexico for possible games (The Associated Press)
    A future regular-season NFL game in Mexico or Germany was discussed by NFL owners Wednesday. Commissioner Roger Goodell said both countries have reached out about hosting games, and there is ''renewed interest'' among the owners. Arizona hosted San Francisco in Mexico City in 2005, drawing a record crowd of 103,467 for a regular-season game.
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 15, 2:19pm -
  • NFL Transactions Tracker (Rotoworld)
    Nick Mensio keeps track of every offseason transaction for all 32 teams.
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  • NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)
    The NFL will move back extra-point kicks this season and also allow defenses to score on failed conversion attempts. The league owners, meeting Tuesday in San Francisco, approved the competition committee's proposal to snap the ball on extra-point kicks from the 15-yard line. - - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he will swallow his personal pride for the greater good of the entire league and not appeal punishment handed down after Ted Wells' Deflategate investigation.
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 15, 5:18pm -
  • Land deal closes for planned NFL stadium near Los Angeles (The Associated Press)
    The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was finalized on a site that could become the home of a shared $1.7 billion venue. The transaction involving about 170 acres in Carson, a city of 93,000 people, came a day after the teams hired former San Francisco 49ers President Carmen Policy to spearhead the next stages of their push to relocate to the nation's second-largest media market. The pace of activity in Carson underscored an increasing divide between the Chargers and San Diego, where local o…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 15, 2:22pm -

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  • newGolden Nuggets: Building Levi's Into A Home

    Golden Nuggets: Building Levi's Into A Home

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the InternetLast week, Levi's Stadium won Sports Business Journal's "Sports Facility of the Year" award. It is no doubt a beautiful stadium. Modern with all the state of the art amenities that represent this tech capital. The problem with the stadium is not really the stadium itself. The problem is what is happening inside the stadium. The stadium hasn't felt like the Niners home yet. But like any building, it takes time to make it home.The reason that Levi's Stadium does not fe…
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  • newRockets complaining about Warriors helping traveling fans

    Rockets complaining about Warriors helping traveling fans

    The Golden State Warriors have a chance to close out the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals on Monday. They lead the series 3-0 and are coming off a Game 3 victory that was probably their most dominant of the playoffs. I know not all of you are Warriors fans, but I wanted to post an open thread for Game 4, and some Monday afternoon information made it all the more pertinent.Rockets official complains about Warriors giving out Strength In Numbers shirts to fans in the building. Called it "unprofessional"— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) May 26, 2015This tweet amu…
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  • newVernon Davis attendance at OTAs is valuable building block

    Vernon Davis attendance at OTAs is valuable building block

    #Chemistry. We're gonna make it happen this year. pic.twitter.com/xEWpzfmiE6— Vernon Davis (@VernonDavis85) May 25, 2015The San Francisco 49ers kick off their second week of OTAs on Wednesday, which means we will get another session open to the media. We can only assess so much during these open sessions, but considering we are starved for information, any analysis is welcome. We just have to take it with a grain of salt.The folks at 49ers.com wrote about five standouts from the first open session, and they included Vernon Davis.Davis' involvement in the team's offseason progra…
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  • newChicago Bears release Ray McDonald

    Chicago Bears release Ray McDonald

    That was certainly quick. The Chicago Bears announced Monday afternoon that they have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald. They signed him to a one-year deal recently, but news of his arrest of a domestic violence charge resulted in a quick release.The Santa Clara police department arrested McDonald Monday morning following an incident in which he allegedly physically assaulted his ex-fiancee while she was holding their child. The fact that she was holding the child resulted in a child endangerment charge. Here is the press release from the police:Here's the news release from the…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 May 15, 1:34pm -
  • newGlenn Dorsey injury update: Close to 100 percent in return from biceps injury

    Glenn Dorsey injury update: Close to 100 percent in return from biceps injury

    The San Francisco 49ers are close to having their defensive line at 100 percent. Defensive tackles Glenn Dorsey and Darnell Dockett are both rehabbing from 2014 injuries. It sounds like Dorsey is closing in on full health.The San Francisco 49ers open OTA this past Thursday provided the media with a chance to see which injured players are participating in practice, and which are in the midst of the rehab process. We saw that Ian Williams was back, but his defensive line running mate, Glenn Dorsey, was still sidelined.There was initially no word on what was up, but it turns out Eric Bran…
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  • newPro Football Focus grades Colin Kaepernick under pressure

    Pro Football Focus grades Colin Kaepernick under pressure

    Pro Football Focus puts together a series looking at multiple components of a Quarterback’s performance. The first part looks at Colin Kaepernick under pressure.Pro Football Focus puts together a series on quarterbacking every year, looking at things like performance under pressure. Pressure isn’t the end of the world for all quarterbacks. Andrew Luck, for example, performs well whether or not there are 97 guys hanging from his magnificent beard.The story on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and pressure in 2014 was that he saw a ton of it. Jonathan "The Human Turnst…
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  • new49ers draft picks 2015: Mike Davis scouting report

    49ers draft picks 2015: Mike Davis scouting report

    A closer look at rookie running back from South Carolina, Mike Davis. When the 49ers drafted Mike Davis with the 26th pick in the 4th round of the NFL Draft, it marked the seventh straight year they've selected a running back. While remarkable, it wasn't a surprise as many figured GM Trent Baalke would look to find a back up to expected starter Carlos Hyde at some point in the draft. Davis battled nagging injuries and didn't meet expectations in 2014 but he has tremendous talent.The Basics:Height: 5'9"Weight: 217 lbsArm Length: 30 1/4"Hands: 9 3/8"40-yard dash: 4.61 (4.52 at pro day)B…
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  • new49ers roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Ian Williams

    49ers roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Ian Williams

    Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today we focus on defensive lineman Ian Williams.Each year, we run a series of post called "90-in-90" here at Niners Nation. The idea is that we'll take a look at every single player on the roster, from the very bottom to the top and break them down a few different ways. This is to help give everyone a basic understanding of a roster. Of course, this roster will change, and some days we'll have more than one so it's not strictly one per day but Fooch is a crazy person who manages this blog with…
    - 20 hours ago, 25 May 15, 6:00am -

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  • newGlenn Dorsey expects no letdown with the 49ers
    Count the San Francisco 49ers‘ Glenn Dorsey, as a player with great expectations for his team in 2015.NFL.com‘s Connor Orr, posted on Glenn Dorsey’s latest comments in regards to the level in which he anticipates his team competing for the upcoming season.The timing of his comments are incredible because he is one of the players the 49ers really need to step up for the season.After the retirements of long-time, Pro-Bowl players, Patrick Willis and Justin Smith along with young linebacker Chris Borland, Glenn Dorsey has now been thrust into the a more prominent role.Starring at LSU du…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 May 15, 12:44pm -
  • newThe San Francisco 49ers defense will win with ‘confusion’
    The San Francisco 49ers are a team in transition, with the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh, new coach Jim Tomsula has his hands full. The 49ers lost Justin Smith to retirement. They also lost young inside linebacker Chris Borland and their Pro Bowl caliber linebacker Patrick Willis as well. New additions Arik Armstead and Darnell Dockett should pick up the slack on the defensive line but it will take more.Eric Mangini is tasked with putting it all together and he will employ a ‘confusion’ based approach. Antoine Bethea safety for the 49ers said, via peCSN Bay Area. “Coach…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 May 15, 9:28am -
  • newThe 49ers Defensive Line; Life Without Justin Smith
    View image | gettyimages.com After months of speculation from fans and reporters to see if Justin Smith would actually retire, people finally got an answer. He became a Niner in the free agency of 2008 and since then has been one of the most underrated forces In the NFL. However in May of 2015 the Cowboy has decided to ride off into the sunset. At the age 35 this was to be expected unlike the sudden Willis retirement earlier this year. Whilst Justin Smith’s departure is a big blow to the 49ers, on and off the field, Trent Baalke and Jed York have made sure that the team was ready for such…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 May 15, 8:32am -
  • 49ers Rookie RB Claims Colin Kaepernick Owes Him New Thumb
    Apparently working with the legendary Kurt Warner has done wonders for San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s arm strength strength. Rookie running back Mike Davis posted a tweet after catching only one pass from Kap during the team’s OTA’s.Kaep owe me a new thumb
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 15, 5:25pm -
  • 49ers Looking to ‘Cause Confusion’ on Defense in 2015
    One of the only knocks on former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was that he ran a pretty bland scheme. Potentially because of the team’s elite talent on defense, Fangio didn’t run many blitzes during his tenure in San Francisco. He also relied a great deal on man coverage on the outside with a basic 3-4 set putting pressure on the quarterback.Considering the immense amount of talent San Francisco’s defense lost over the past couple months, new coordinator Eric Mangini might not have the same luxury this year.And the team knows it. Pro Bowl safety Antoine Bethea h…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 15, 12:44pm -
  • 49ers plan to 'cause confusion' on defense under new DC Eric Mangini
    San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini's philosophy differs from former coach Vic Fangio, who preferred to rush four and play a lot of coverage.Mangini comes from the school of Bill Belichick after being on his staff the last time he was a coordinator in 2005 with New England.The former Belichick pupil believes in disguising multiple looks, sending blitzers from any angle, and overall causing havoc pre and post snap.“Coach Mangini, his thing is we’re going to cause confusion,” Antoine Bethea said, via CSNBayArea.com.“The opposing offense isn’t going to kno…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 15, 9:20am -
  • Randy Moss attends cancer survivor's graduation
    It’s not always bad news we get to cover around the NFL world. This story of Randy Moss and Kassi Spier is about as heartwarming as it gets.The two first met during Moss’ rookie season with the Minnesota Vikings back in 1998. Spier, then an infant, ended up battling leukemia as a four-year old in 2000. When Moss got word of the diagnosis, he visited the young girl at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. According to Spier, the former NFL receiver broke out into tears when saying his goodbyes: “He cried because he didn’t want to leave,” she said.Three years later and after t…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 15, 11:07am -
  • Randy Moss Shows Up at Fan’s Graduation
    High school graduation is a special time for any senior. You are taking the first big step into adulthood. You have dedicated twelve years of your life to walk across the stage and turn you tassel. Your friends and family come from hours away to see you get your diploma. For one Pelican Rapids senior, it was even more special when an idol of hers showed up at the ceremony to hand her the diploma.According to InForum, former Minnesota Viking wide receive Randy Moss was in attendance for Pelican Rapids High School’s graduation ceremony. He was there to present Kassi Spier, a young woman that…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 15, 9:20am -
  • San Francisco 49ers Reggie Bush wants to return punts
    Special teams coaches around the league probably aren’t too happy to hear that San Francisco 49ers runningback Reggie Bush wants to return to puts for his team.Bush tells CSN Bay Area “I told the coaches I wanted to return punts again. And they were excited about it. We’re still working at it, still chipping away. And we look forward to being an all-around great special teams.”Bush hasn’t returned punt in three years but is very excited to have the opportunity be part of the returner competition for the 49ers. The primary returner for the 49ers Bruce Ellington is hampered with a h…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:56pm -
  • Reggie Bush Lobbying Hard to Return Punts for 49ers This Year
    Reggie Bush was once the most electric football player in America, and he would love to prove he still has the ability to break games open with his open-field abilities.The former Heisman Trophy winner is trying to convince the San Francisco 49ers to let him return punts this season to showcase those skills, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area:“I told the coaches I wanted to return punts again. And they were excited about it. We’re still working at it, still chipping away. And we look forward to being an all-around great special teams.”Bush was seen, along with rookie Jarryd Hayne, the…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 15, 3:00pm -

SFGate.com - 49ers Blog

  • newEffort issue? Arik Armstead addresses his much-discussed motor
    Perhaps you’ve heard: Some draft analysts weren’t too revved up about Arik Armstead’s "motor."
    - 4 hours ago, 25 May 15, 10:51pm -
  • Jed York on NFL in Los Angeles; Carmen Policy’s new role
    Niners CEO Jed York didn’t leave the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco quite as convinced, but he’s certainly not betting against Los Angeles after the owners were briefed on the latest developments regarding three in-flux teams: the Raiders, Chargers and Rams.
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:23pm -
  • Justin Smith has retired (now watch his signature play)
    More than Jim Harbaugh, more than Trent Baalke, and just as much as Frank Gore – if anyone embodied the 49ers’ brief, three-year playoff run – it was Justin Smith. After 14 years of outstanding play, Smith announced his retirement Monday in a conference call with local media. Smith said he never considered a formal […]
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 15, 2:55pm -
  • Tomsula shows some logic and creativity during 49ers rookie minicamp
    The 49ers are exhibiting some creativity and logic under new coach Jim Tomsula. Whether that has a benefit in September remains to be seen. However, the Tomsula decision to move the team’s rookie minicamp back a week shows awareness and a clear-headed stewardship. Nearly all teams, eager to see their rookie class, conduct mini-camp right […]
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 9:21am -
  • Eastern Michigan CB making big leap to 49ers rookie camp
    The 49ers hope they will also uncover a diamond in the deep rough during their three-day rookie minicamp, which began today. The Niners have invited 10 tryouts to Santa Clara and at least one has an eye-popping measurable.
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 15, 8:05pm -
  • Among 49ers’ rookie projects, Brown is the biggest
    After 15 seasons at Georgia Military College, football coach Bert Williams knows the drill: His players often won’t show much discipline in the kitchen when they go home for winter break. “They come back in after Christmas,” Williams said, “and it’s like ‘Hey, it looks like you ate a whole turkey.’” In the case of […]
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 15, 11:19am -
  • 49ers will practice with Broncos before preseason meeting
    The 49ers will have two practices with the Broncos before meeting Denver on Aug. 29 at Sports Authority Field in their third preseason game, 9News in Denver reported. The teams will practice Aug. 26-27 at the Broncos’ facility in Dove Valley.
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:05am -
  • Why Arik Armstead fits well in Eric Mangini’s defense
    So why does Arik Armstead fit in so well with the 49ers? Because they play a 3-4 defense built upon the George Seifert-Bill Parcells style of defense. In that scheme, the defensive linemen are sacrificial lambs; grabbing offensive lineman and occupying them while the four linebackers run and make tackles. Now with new defensive coordinator […]
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 5:13am -
  • (Huge) Hands Team: Simpson and rookie part of exclusive group
    Yes, both Simpson and 49ers rookie wide receiver DeAndre Smelter are members of the exclusive We Can Palm Bruce Bochy’s Head Club. As noted here, Smelter has 11-inch hands and general manager Trent Baalke referenced them in explaining why he selected the former Georgia Tech standout in the fourth round.
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 15, 11:18am -
  • Patriots’ legacy deflating compared to the 49ers’ glory years
    The 49ers cheated during their dynastic run. Then owner Eddie DeBartolo constantly flouted the NFL rules with his financial expenditures. But somehow that felt more charming than devious. How can you fault an owner who breaks the rules by spending TOO much on his team? How many sports teams would love to have that problem. […]
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 4:58am -

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  • Footy SF – Soccer Roundup
    Footy SF’s, Mark Barbeau, brings the weekly roundup The San Jose Earthquakes face Orlando S.C. this Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. The match is part of an agreement the Quakes have with the 49ers to play one match a season at Levi’s Stadium. Tickets are still available, and Quakes’ supporters groups, The Faultline and Imperio Sismico are offering fans an opportunity to sit in their sections. Speaking of the Quakes, their previously announced July 21st friendly against Manchester United FC will be played on Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium. This match is part of the International C…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 2:04pm -
  • Books Inc. to open Silicon Valley store in 2016
    Books Inc., the independent bookseller, has announced that it plans to open a store in Santa Clara in July 2016. The 4,000-square-foot store — the bookseller’s 12th — will be located in Santa Clara Square, a mixed workplace complex that’s now under development not far from Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. Books Inc.’s San Jose store closed in the mid-1990s after Barnes and Noble opened a nearby store. The bookseller’s other Peninsula stores are in Burlingame, Mountain View and Palo Alto; its two Compass Books stores are at San Francisco International Airport. “W…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 15, 12:20pm -
  • Justin Smith has retired (now watch his signature play)
    Justin Smith celebrating (AP Photo/Ben Margot) More than Jim Harbaugh, more than Trent Baalke, and just as much as Frank Gore – if anyone embodied the 49ers’ brief, three-year playoff run – it was Justin Smith. After 14 years of outstanding play, Smith announced his retirement Monday in a conference call with local media. Smith said he never considered a formal announcement, wearing a suit, in front of cameras. “You guys are not going to get me in a room and make me cry.” he said. Smith may have inspired the team’s recent playoff runs on Oct. 2, 2011. It was the first year of the H…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 15, 2:55pm -
  • Tomsula shows some logic and creativity during 49ers rookie minicamp
    49ers coach Jim Tomsula meeting the media (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). The 49ers are exhibiting some creativity and logic under new coach Jim Tomsula. Whether that has a benefit in September remains to be seen. However, the Tomsula decision to move the team’s rookie minicamp back a week shows awareness and a clear-headed stewardship. Nearly all teams, eager to see their rookie class, conduct mini-camp right after the draft. Instead, Tomsula brought the team in for a week but didn’t start practices until a week later. His reasoning? Players need to acclimate to their new surroundings and ma…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 15, 9:21am -
  • Eastern Michigan CB making big leap to 49ers rookie camp
    The 49ers hope they will also uncover a diamond in the deep rough during their three-day rookie minicamp, which began today. The Niners have invited 10 tryouts to Santa Clara and at least one has an eye-popping measurable.
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 15, 8:05pm -
  • Among 49ers’ rookie projects, Brown is the biggest
    After 15 seasons at Georgia Military College, football coach Bert Williams knows the drill: His players often won’t show much discipline in the kitchen when they go home for winter break. “They come back in after Christmas,” Williams said, “and it’s like ‘Hey, it looks like you ate a whole turkey.’” In the case of Trent Brown in 2011, it appeared the offensive tackle had inhaled a poultry farm after the holidays. Brown, a seventh-round pick of the 49ers, is a mammoth individual. And he was at his largest in the midst of his two-year tenure at Georgia Military College: Brown, th…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 15, 11:19am -
  • 49ers will practice with Broncos before preseason meeting
    The 49ers will have two practices with the Broncos before meeting Denver on Aug. 29 at Sports Authority Field in their third preseason game, 9News in Denver reported. The teams will practice Aug. 26-27 at the Broncos’ facility in Dove Valley.
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:05am -
  • Why Arik Armstead fits well in Eric Mangini’s defense
    SEIFERT-29JAN1990-RINGMAN.jpgGeorge Seifert would love Arik Armstead (Steve Ringman) So why does Arik Armstead fit in so well with the 49ers? Because they play a 3-4 defense built upon the George Seifert-Bill Parcells style of defense. In that scheme, the defensive linemen are sacrificial lambs; grabbing offensive lineman and occupying them while the four linebackers run and make tackles. Now with new defensive coordinator Eric Mangini, who is only a branch or two removed from the root of the Parcells’ coaching tree, the 49ers defense is even more entrenched in 3-4 principles. That’s where…
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 15, 5:13am -
  • (Huge) Hands Team: Simpson and rookie part of exclusive group
    Yes, both Simpson and 49ers rookie wide receiver DeAndre Smelter are members of the exclusive We Can Palm Bruce Bochy’s Head Club. As noted here, Smelter has 11-inch hands and general manager Trent Baalke referenced them in explaining why he selected the former Georgia Tech standout in the fourth round.
    - 14 days ago, 12 May 15, 11:18am -
  • Patriots’ legacy deflating compared to the 49ers’ glory years
    Tom Brady passing in Pats win over the Colts. The 49ers cheated during their dynastic run. Then owner Eddie DeBartolo constantly flouted the NFL rules with his financial expenditures. But somehow that felt more charming than devious. How can you fault an owner who breaks the rules by spending TOO much on his team? How many sports teams would love to have that problem. The 49ers also did plenty of good in the glory years. Then coach Bill Walsh had the authority and the renown to start the minority coaches fellowship program, so minority coaches could bust into the old-boy network controlled mai…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 15, 4:58am -

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  • Kaepernick’s “inappropriate language” fine cut in half
    Colin Kaepernick’s $11,000 fine for inappropriate language has been cut in half, a league source said, after an arbitrator found evidence of “general profanity” but not the use of a racial slur.
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:10am -
  • Harbaugh: Willis injury isn’t long term

    Harbaugh: Willis injury isn’t long term

    Jim Harbaugh today said he didn’t think Patrick Willis would be out long term with the toe injury he suffered Monday in St. Louis. The linebacker’s status for Sunday’s game against the Denver, however, remains in doubt.Patrick Willis, shown here following a Week 1 interception, is not expected to be out long term, Jim Harbaugh said today.
    - 15 Oct 14, 9:57am -
  • Report: 49ers linebacker Willis likely to miss game against Denver

    Report: 49ers linebacker Willis likely to miss game against Denver

    49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, injured in Monday’s victory over the Rams, likely will miss Sunday night’s game against the Broncos in Denver, according to a report.San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis (52) jubilates to fans after the 49ers 26-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a game at Levi's Stadium Sunday September 28, 2014 in Santa Clara.
    - 15 Oct 14, 7:52am -
  • Report: Willis has turf toe, likely to sit out Broncos game

    Report: Willis has turf toe, likely to sit out Broncos game

    49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, injured in Monday’s victory over the Rams, likely will miss Sunday night’s game against the Broncos in Denver, according to a report.Patrick Willis (52), pressuring St. Louis Rams quarterback Austin Davis (9) on Monday night, will miss the 49ers’ upcoming game against the Denver Broncos because of a toe injury.
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:19am -
  • Roster roulette: 49ers bring back quarterback Josh Johnson ... again
    The 49ers bring back veteran Josh Johnson to be the No. 3 quarterback and release special-teams player Ray Ventrone.
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  • Turf war: 49ers receivers shine in comeback win

    Turf war: 49ers receivers shine in comeback win

    On a night in which the Rams celebrated their famed “Greatest Show on Turf” squads, it was the 49ers wide receivers who were streaking down the sideline and celebrating in the end zone Monday.Wide receiver Michael Crabtree celebrates his 32-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. Crabtree had three catches for 49 yards.Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd leaps into the end zone to score the 49ers’ first touchdown as Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins comes up empty.Anquan Boldin (81) teammed with Colin Kaepernick on an 11-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter that put the…
    - 14 Oct 14, 2:38pm -
  • 49ers notes: Willis, others hurting after win over Rams

    49ers notes: Willis, others hurting after win over Rams

    The 49ers took the lead early in the second half and hung on to it without linebacker Patrick Willis, who spent most of the half on the sideline in street clothes with a walking boot on his left foot.Patrick Willis (52) puts some heat on St. Louis quarterback Austin Davis. Willis sat out most of the second half with an injured toe.
    - 14 Oct 14, 2:38pm -
  • Halftime: Big play gives mistake-prone 49ers big boost

    Halftime: Big play gives mistake-prone 49ers big boost

    ST. LOUIS -- The 49ers gave up big plays on defense and gave up the ball on offense, but they got a huge boost from Colin Kaepernick and receiver Brandon Lloyd just before the half.San Francisco’s Brandon Lloyd jumps into the end zone ahead of St. Louis cornerback Janoris Jenkins as Lloyd scores a touchdown on an 80-yard pass play on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in St Louis.
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  • 49ers pregame: Vernon Davis will play; Anthony Davis will not

    49ers pregame: Vernon Davis will play; Anthony Davis will not

    Tight end Vernon Davis is in uniform and will start tonight’s game against the Rams, his first action since injuring his back early in a Sept. 28 win against the Eagles.Vernon Davis, who missed last week’s game against the Chiefs, is in uniform and is scheduled to start against the Rams
    - 13 Oct 14, 4:14pm -
  • Live blog: Updates, insights from 49ers-Rams game, 4 p.m.
    The Bee's live blog featuring Matt Barrows and other reporters will provide observations, opinions and other key information from the game between the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams. The live blog begins at 4 p.m. (game time is 5:30) noon and will run until well after the game concludes.
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