49ers Rumors & News

  • Kyle Shanahan set for second meeting with 49ers on Saturday

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons will spend this week starting their preparations for Super Bowl LI against the Patriots and they’ll be heading to Houston on Sunday, but offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will squeeze in a little business related to another team on Saturday. By all accounts, Shanahan is the man..." January 23

  • Browns could join 49ers in pursuit of Cousins

    Yardbarker "It’s looking like the Washington Redksins are going to have some stiff competition to keep Kirk Cousins, if that’s what they intend on doing. However, that isn’t a given according to a report by Jason Cole of Bleacher Report. According to sources within the Redskins organization, per Cole, the..." January 23

  • Here are the top GM options for the Colts and 49ers

    CBS Sports "If Colts owner Jim Irsay is going to begin a full-fledged search for a general manager this late in the offseason after firing Ryan Grigson on Saturday, then he might as well start with the final four teams left in the fold. The clubs still playing football have several qualified candidates,..." January 23

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • 49ers to bring in Falcons’ Kyle Shanahan for second interview

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Sunday morning report from Mike Maiocco of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has remained the frontrunner to become the next head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. As a result, Shanahan has earned a second interview with the 49ers while..." January 22

  • 49ers could pursue Kirk Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Quarterback Kirk Cousins will have no shortage if suitors of the Washington Redskins decline to use their exclusive franchise tag on him. One of those suitors, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, would be the San Francisco 49ers. That’s in part because of the presence of incoming coach..." January 22

  • What Kyle Shanahan needs to show 49ers fans in Falcons’ playoff game Sunday

    San Jose Mercury News "In general, NFL coaching searches are boring. This may be why I ignore them. The intrigue does not intrigue me. The results do. Just pick the guy, hire the guy, announce the guy, let’s see what he’s got. Spare me the other details. The ultimate verdict is on the field during the football season,..." January 22

  • 49ers could target Cousins in trade that includes No. 2 overall pick

    12 Up "Woah, woah, woah, could the wheels actually be turning the right way in San Francisco? As the team continues to search for not only a new coach, but a new general manager as well, they are already looking towards a solution that could get this team back to a competitive level as quickly as..." January 21

  • Chip Kelly To Meet With Patriots

    Providence Journal "In the event that the Patriots prevail on Sunday and head to Super Bowl LI, it's possible they could add another coach to help with preparation. According to ESPN, former Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly "was headed to New England to meet with [Bill]..." January 21

  • 49ers may have to adjust on the fly, again

    Pro Football Talk "The ever-shifting hiring standards for the 49ers may be shifting yet again. With Packers executive and presumed 49ers G.M. favorite Brian Gutekunst opting to withdraw from consideration and stay put in Green Bay, the 49ers could be adjusting their focus. Which could result in more candidates..." January 20

  • Brian Gutekunst withdraws from 49ers G.M. search

    Sacramento Bee "One day after Green Bay Packers executive Eliot Wolf pulled out of the 49ers’ general manager search, his colleague, Brian Gutekunst, did the same, according to multiple national reports. Gutekunst’s withdrawal is more remarkable because he was believed to be the leader to replace ousted Trent..." January 20

  • Kyle Shanahan: No deal yet, focusing on Packers this week

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The key to being a great offensive coordinator is knowing how the defense plans to attack you. Credit Kyle Shanahan for coming prepared Thursday. The Falcons’ offensive coordinator and likely San Francisco head coach in waiting showed up at his weekly media news conference knowing he was going..." January 20

  • Shanahan won’t land Fangio as 49ers DC

    San Francisco Chronicle "Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio won’t reunite with the 49ers. Fangio was believed to be a prime candidate to serve as the defensive coordinator on Kyle Shanahan’s yet-to-be assembled staff with the 49ers, but the Bears didn’t allow Fangio out of his contract, a source said. Fangio was..." January 20

  • QB who played for both thinks Kyle Shanahan’s like Bill Belichick

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers are willing to wait for Kyle Shanahan, and one of his former quarterbacks thinks it’s a decision that will pay off handsomely for them. Via Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer said working with Shanahan reminded him of his time in New England working under..." January 19

  • Former 49ers GM Trent Baalke Could Join Packers’ Front Office?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, there’s speculation going around that former 49ers GM Trent Baalke could join the Packers’ front office at some point. The Packers could end losing director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst to the 49ers, as numerous reports have..." January 19

  • Packers' Wolf pulls out of 49ers' GM search

    Sacramento Bee "Green Bay Packers executive Eliot Wolf, one of the candidates the 49ers were considering for their general manager position, has withdrawn from the search, according to a league source. Wolf, 34, is the son of Ron Wolf, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015. Wolf’s..." January 19

  • Falcons coaches told Kyle Shanahan is 49ers new head coach

    Sportsnaut "Nothing will be official until the Atlanta Falcons’ season ends, but Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is a virtual lock to be the next coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Starting with owner Arthur Blank, the entire Falcons organization knows how much Shanahan will be missed. Still,..." January 19

  • No Guarantee Shanahan Accepts 49ers Job?

    Pro Football Rumors "Now that Tom Cable and Josh McDaniels have each dropped out of the 49ers’ head coaching search, Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is the last man standing and is fully expected to be offered the position. However, Shanahan is not a lock to accept the job, according to Jason La Canfora of..." January 18

  • 49ers to have G.M. candidates meet with Kyle Shanahan

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers coaching search appears to have ended with Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as the team’s choice to be their next head coach. No hiring can be finalized until the Falcons are done playing, something that will happen on Sunday at the earliest. If the Falcons win, the 49ers..." January 18

  • Louis Riddick out, 49ers G.M. list reportedly down to four

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers on Tuesday began informing candidates for the team’s general manager position that they would not be brought back for second interviews, according to a team spokesman. One of the individuals who did not make it past the first round of interviews is ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, a source..." January 18

  • Browns, Jaguars, 49ers carrying over most money into 2017 cap

    Pro Football Talk "When teams don’t spend the maximum amount allowed under the salary cap, NFL rules allow them to carry over unspent money and apply it to the next year’s cap. The NFLPA announced the amounts of money each team will be carrying over into the 2017 season on Wednesday. The Browns rank at the top of..." January 18

  • Falcons owner calls possibility of losing OC Kyle Shanahan 'a big loss'

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank addressed the possibility of the team losing offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who is expected to be offered the San Francisco 49ers' head-coaching position once NFL rules allow. "Well, I think Kyle would be a big loss,'' Blank told ESPN in a phone..." January 18

  • Will 49ers be in play for Kirk Cousins?

    Pro Football Talk "With the 49ers planning to hire Kyle Shanahan to coach the team and currently having a quarterback depth chart that consists of Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, and Christian Ponder, the next question becomes whether the 49ers will make a play for Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins. In 2012,..." January 18

  • Report: Kyle Shanahan “almost certain” to accept 49ers job

    Pro Football Talk "The San Francisco 49ers will have to wait a little bit longer, but it appears their search for a new head coach is winding down. According to Mike Silver of NFL Network, Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is “almost certain” to accept the job as 49ers head coach. An ESPN report earlier..." January 18

  • Saints expected to interview 49ers special teams coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints are beginning the process of filling some coaching vacancies. According to Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate, the Saints are expected to interview former 49ers special teams coach Derius Swinton." January 17

  • 49ers plan to offer Kyle Shanahan head coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "Only one team of the six NFL franchises with vacancies has not yet made a head coaching hire, and that is because they reportedly are waiting on one in particular. The San Francisco 49ers want to offer Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan their head coaching job and are willing to wait..." January 17

  • Jason Tarver to interview for Washington DC job

    Pro Football Talk "Washington continues to add to its search for a defensive coordinator, with a fourth name joining the list. According to Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post, former 49ers linebackers coach Jason Tarver is scheduled to interview. Former Bills coordinator Rob Ryan met with them today, and..." January 16

  • 49ers 'honing in' on Shanahan with McDaniels out

    CSN Bay Area "One day after interviewing Seattle assistant Tom Cable for the head coach job, the 49ers on Monday are turning their attention to the Seahawks’ front office. Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner is scheduled to interview with 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe,..." January 16

  • Josh McDaniels conflicted about taking 49ers job

    Pro Football Talk "As the 49ers search for a new coach and a new General Manager, they have one overriding priority: Making sure the coach and G.M. will get along well. One of the leading candidates to become the next head coach has one overriding priority: Making sure his next NFL head-coaching job will work out..." January 16

  • 49ers interview Seahawks' Cable for head coach

    San Francisco Chronicle "The final person to interview for the 49ers’ head-coach opening is not the people’s choice. Social-media criticism has followed the team’s decision to meet with Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable, who Sunday became the last of seven candidates to sit down with the 49ers. Cable left the..." January 16

  • Next 49ers HC will ‘essentially’ pick GM

    Sportsnaut "After years where the relationship between head coach and general manager was tenuous, at best, it’s not surprising that the San Francisco 49ers want continuity going forward. With that in mind, a new report suggests the next head coach of the franchise will “essentially” pick which general..." January 14

  • Josh McDaniels has ‘fantastic’ shot at being named 49ers’ head coach

    Sportsnaut "It appears that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels prefers the San Francisco 49ers to any of the other vacant head coaching jobs around the NFL. That’s fine and dandy. But it takes mutual interest. San Francisco itself has been engaged in around-the-clock interviews with..." January 12

  • San Francisco 49ers sue Santa Clara, claim Levi’s Stadium contract breach

    San Jose Mercury News "The San Francisco 49ers are suing Santa Clara, claiming city leaders “falsely accused” the NFL team of violating its contract — and now the team wants a judge to settle the score by requiring the city to sign documents verifying no breaches occurred. The lawsuit — filed Friday in Santa Clara..." January 11

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Alex Smith trade drastically changed the fortunes of Chiefs, 49ers

    Sporting News "Alex Smith is rarely regarded by the football public and punditry as one of the game's great quarterbacks. He's not glamorous. He's not loud. He goes about his business in a seemingly humble manner. But the numbers say he's smart, talented and deadly-efficient. And at the helm of the Kansas..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Colin Kaepernick Donates $50,000 to Help Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

    Complex "As part of his "Million Dollar Pledge," Colin Kaepernick is opening up his checkbook, and donating $50,000 to help the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline. According to Kaepernick's website, which gives a thorough breakdown of his donations for each month, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback..." January 09

  • OK, maybe Cal won’t try to hire Chip Kelly, but here’s why it wouldn’t be crazy to go for it

    San Jose Mercury News "Chip Kelly, right now, without even knowing if he’s interested or at all a possibility for this, feels like a better fit for Cal today than Sonny Dykes did for any of the four years he actually coached the Bears. That’s my short summary of what we know and what we can guess, though it sounds..." January 09

  • Patriots' Caserio declines to interview for 49ers' GM job

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers were hoping to interview New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the team’s director of player personnel Nick Caserio on Saturday. The interview with McDaniels took place. The team did not interview Caserio. Caserio declined an opportunity to interview for the..." January 08

  • Chiefs blocked Chris Ballard from interviewing with 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers entered the process of searching for a G.M. with one primary target in mind: Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard. He was, as one source put it, San Francisco’s “first choice, second choice, and third choice” for the position. Reports that Ballard wouldn’t interview for..." January 08

  • ‘Increasing talk’ Josh McDaniels, Louis Riddick a packaged deal for 49ers

    Sportsnaut "The head coach and general manager positions may not be vacant much longer with the San Francisco 49ers. According to a report from Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick may be filling the vacancies. McDaniels has..." January 07

  • 49ers are Josh McDaniels’ preferred team

    San Francisco Chronicle "Josh McDaniels’ preferred team is the 49ers if the Patriots’ offensive coordinator decides to leave New England to become a head coach, a source said. McDaniels, 40, will interview with the 49ers, Rams and Jaguars on Saturday near the Patriots’ facility. The 49ers, who are the only team with..." January 07

  • Colin Kaepernick Keeps His Word And Continues To Donate; Find Out Where

    Black Sports Online "Colin Kaepernick is working hard keep his promise to his community and effort in educating the youth. Since the ending of the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick is active in making sure his $1M pledge takes its full effect. Below, Niners Nation, took the liberty in showing us where his money his..." January 06

  • 49ers owner Jed York looking in right places for a 'winning team'

    USA Today "The pattern was obvious as soon as candidates began to emerge for the San Francisco 49ers’ head coach and general manager vacancies. Josh McDaniels and Nick Caserio … from the New England Patriots. Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst … from the Green Bay Packers. Tom Cable, Trent Kirchner and Scott..." January 05

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • 49ers interviewing a pair of Packers for G.M. opening today

    Pro Football Talk "The Giants aren’t the only team rolling into Green Bay this week with a lot on the line. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, 49ers officials will be in Wisconsin today to interview Packers executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst for their vacant General Manager job. They’re also..." January 05