49ers Rumors & News

  • Kyle Shanahan may bring Jacob Tamme with him to San Francisco

    Pro Football Talk "Jacob Tamme hits free agency after a disappointing 2016 season in Atlanta, in which he caught just 22 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns before spending the second half of the season on injured reserve. But that doesn’t mean the soon-to-be 32-year-old tight end won’t have teams vying for..." February 19

  • Louis Riddick may be embellishing his chance of getting 49ers G.M. gig

    Pro Football Talk "In this age of embellishment and exaggeration (there’s never been a time in the history of the universe where people have embellished and exaggerated as much as they currently do), it should be no surprise that embellishment and exaggeration has spread to the NFL. (And by “spread” I mean “been a..." February 18

  • Kyle Shanahan focusing on free agents; Lynch on draft

    NFL.com "With a brand-new general manager learning the NFL's business side, the San Francisco 49ers will have to figure out how their first-time head coach will split his time with John Lynch this offseason. On Friday, that first-time coach, Kyle Shanahan, gave a window into what both are up to at the..." February 18

  • 49ers may pursue Brian Hoyer, Matt Schaub

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco 49ers have been mentioned as having interest in Matt Schaub, and another quarterback potentially in the mix for them is Brian Hoyer. The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows, who is a plugged-in 49ers reporter, hosted a Q&A earlier this week and was asked about San Francisco’s..." February 18

  • Kyle Shanahan confirms Robert Saleh is defensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers haven’t sent out an official announcement that Robert Saleh will be their defensive coordinator, but head coach Kyle Shanahan took care of confirming the reports earlier this week that the former Jaguars linebacker coach is going to be running their defense. Saleh worked with Shanahan..." February 17

  • Torrey Smith could benefit from Shanahan's big-play philosophy

    CSN Bay Area "Wide receiver Torrey Smith has not lived up to the five-year, $40 million contract he signed with the 49ers in 2015. Or have the 49ers been the problem for failing to properly take advantage of Smith’s skills as the deep threat that was sorely lacking in previous seasons? New 49ers coach..." February 17

  • Louis Riddick claims he nearly got the 49ers G.M. job

    Pro Football Talk "Before ESPN analyst and former NFL defensive back Louis Riddick changed his tune about the 49ers, he claims he nearly heard the sweet music of “you’re hired.” Riddick, via SportsBusiness Daily, told ESPN Radio that he almost got the G.M. job in San Francisco. Specifically, Riddick said he..." February 17

  • 49ers announce nine more coaching hires

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers on Friday announced nine more coaching hires, most notably the hiring of Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator. Richard Hightower was announced as special teams coordinator, and former NFL defensive lineman Jeff Zgonina was announced as defensive line coach. Some of the announced..." February 17

  • 49ers Kyle Shanahan seeks ‘violent’ defenders, no ‘short-term’ QB

    San Jose Mercury News "Kyle Shanahan confirmed Friday that Robert Saleh is the 49ers new defensive coordinator, saying so in a wide-ranging interview that also shed light on Shanahan’s preference to avoid a “short-term fix” at quarterback. “Robert Saleh is as smart as anyone I’ve been around. He studies everything,”..." February 17

  • Kyle Shanahan indicates he has already spoken with Colin Kaepernick

    Sportsnaut "New San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has been on the job for less than two weeks. But he knows perfectly well that this entire process started incredibly late after his former Atlanta Falcons team participated in Super Bowl LI earlier this month. As a way to make up for lost time,..." February 17

  • Terrell Owens on latest Hall of Fame snub: 'I'm better than Cris Carter'

    CBS Sports "For the second straight year, Terrell Owens found himself on the outside looking in when the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its newest class. It’s nearly impossible to dispute that the mercurial wide receiver is deserving of a bust in Canton, but Owens’ outspoken nature -- with media,..." February 17

  • John Lynch works the phones—to sell season tickets

    The Sports Daily "You could say that John Lynch is a hands-on general manager. Not only is he running the team, he’s also selling season tickets. Lynch wanted to meet with the team’s business department and decided to do that by interacting with the employees while they worked. A member of the sales staff was..." February 17

  • The Unconventional Career Path of 49ers GM John Lynch

    SI "Behind John Lynch’s desk in Santa Clara, there are a number of bottles of wine, each one wishing him luck in his new venture as the 49ers general manager. That he got them from agents is one surprise from his first three weeks on the job. “I’m telling you, I didn’t think agents were this nice,”..." February 16

  • Kyle Shanahan has become a scapegoat for Falcons’ Super Bowl collapse

    Fox Sports "Former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had a prolific year in Atlanta, orchestrating an offense that put up historic scoring numbers in the 2016 season - but in the span of one game, he became one of the least popular people in Atlanta after the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in..." February 16

  • Ex-49ers star Patrick Willis showing fight in retirement, says of NFL return: ‘Nope, I’m cool’

    San Jose Mercury News "Patrick Willis rolled out of bed Wednesday feeling just the way he envisioned he would when he made the stunning decision to retire from the 49ers at age 30. “I don’t know what it was, but I just felt strong, you know? Like I was strong again,” Willis said. “I don’t know if it’s because I’m..." February 16

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • 49ers announce three more assistant coaches

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers on Monday announced three more additions to new head coach Kyle Shanahan’s first staff. New wide receivers coach Mike LaFleur and new run game coordinator Mike McDaniel both come from the Falcons after working with Shanahan the past two seasons. LaFleur was an offensive assistant..." February 14

  • Colin Kaepernick changes agents

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Kaepernick reportedly has switched agents. The Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows says the 49ers quarterback parted ways with XAM Sports, which represented the player since the time he entered the league in 2011. It’s unclear at the moment who will be representing Kaepernick, but Barrows..." February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick ‘open to returning to the 49ers in 2017’

    Sportsnaut "Nothing is written in stone at this point, but reading the tea leaves, Colin Kaepernick could very well return to the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. If they want him back, of course. In an article discussing how Kaepernick has changed agents ahead of the 2017 season, Matt Barrows of the..." February 14

  • This summer, O.J. Simpson is up for parole. How good are his chances of getting out of prison?

    SI "As prison life goes, you could do worse than a stretch at the Lovelock Correctional Center. The inmates at Lovelock—1,680 when filled to capacity—are fed fresh fruit and permitted to watch ESPN. Each 80-square-foot cell is shared by two men. The facility is designated “medium custody,” so the..." February 14

  • 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan almost lost $30,000 in Super Bowl tickets

    CBS Sports "As we continue to look back at Super Bowl LI, it's probably safe to say at this point that no one had a worse Super Bowl week than former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan's week got off to an ugly start at Opening Night when he lost his backpack. At the time, Shanahan..." February 14

  • NaVorro Bowman: Achilles rehab easier than return from knee injury

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who missed the 49ers' entire 2014 season with a severe knee injury he sustained in January of that year, is going through another dramatic comeback attempt. When asked how his current rehabilitation from a torn Achilles compares to the knee injury, Bowman said, “It..." February 13

  • 49ers expected to hire Robert Saleh as DC

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is expected to hire former Jacksonville Jaguars linebackers coach Robert Saleh as his defensive coordinator, a source told ESPN. Saleh, 38, coached the Jaguars linebackers for the past three seasons. Saleh, who worked with Shanahan during their..." February 13

  • 49ers assistant Rathman leaving team after 8 years of coaching carousel

    CSN Bay Area "Tom Rathman, who has spent 22 seasons with the 49ers as a player and coach, will not return to the team’s coaching staff for the 2017 season, he told CSNBayArea.com on Sunday. “I’m not going to be back,” Rathman said. “I feel like it’s the best for everybody if I just parted and let those guys..." February 13

  • 49ers to employ unique power structure

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a fine line between thinking outside the box and effin’ nutty. Time will tell where the new San Francisco power structure falls on that spectrum. Officially unveiled on Thursday along with the introduction of coach Kyle Shanahan, new G.M. John Lynch explained the division of authority..." February 10

  • Kyle Shanahan: We played Super Bowl the way we played the entire year

    Pro Football Talk "Kyle Shanahan was introduced as the new head coach of the 49ers at a press conference on Thursday and a lot of the answers were familiar to anyone who has been at introductory press conferences in the past. Shanahan is looking for the best possible players and assured the media that he feels..." February 10

  • Jed York: I believe Shanahan and Lynch will be here more than 6 years

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers gave new coach Kyle Shanahan and new General Manager John Lynch unusually long six-year contracts. But owner Jed York doesn’t think there’s any concern that he’s given his new hires too much job security. York said today that he expects Shanahan and Lynch to last not just six years,..." February 10

  • Robert Saleh interviewing with 49ers Friday

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier on Friday, we shared word that Falcons defensive passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson is interviewing with the 49ers about their defensive coordinator opening. Henderson has been linked with the job for the last week, although word is that he’d be splitting the responsibilities..." February 10

  • Jerome Henderson interviewing with 49ers Friday

    Pro Football Talk "A report early this week had new 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan targeting Jerome Henderson and Robert Saleh as co-defensive coordinators on his first staff in Santa Clara and one of them is reportedly interviewing with the team on Friday. Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that Henderson is in..." February 10

  • 49ers officially name six members of Kyle Shanahan’s staff

    Pro Football Talk "San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan answers questions during an NFL football press conference Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) AP The 49ers on Friday officially announced six members of new head coach Kyle Shanahan’s first staff. Jon..." February 10

  • A 49ers trade for Garoppolo could look similar to the Alex Smith deal

    KNBR "One of the most experienced journalists to ever cover the NFL joined KNBR 1050’s The Audible Friday morning. ESPN’s John Clayton chimed in on all things San Francisco 49ers, including his thoughts on why the team will chase after Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. While many around..." February 10

  • John Lynch's daughter: The 49ers are 'horrible'

    NFL.com "John Lynch's daughter: The 49ers are 'horrible' Print 0 By Kevin Patra Around the NFL writer Published: Feb. 10, 2017 at 10:28 a.m. Updated: Feb. 10, 2017 at 10:50 a.m. Most general managers and coaches sit squarely in a vortex of meaningless words,..." February 10

  • Shanahan will keep OC duties, tries to convince Rathman to remain

    CSN Bay Area "Kyle Shanahan has spent the past nine seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator. Nothing will change in 2017 in his first season as 49ers head coach. Shanahan, 37, will call the team’s offensive plays. He will not have an assistant coach under him with the title of “offensive coordinator,” he..." February 10

  • 49ers hire ex-Lions GM Mayhew to assist Lynch

    San Jose Mercury News "Martin Mayhew, a general manager with the Detroit Lions from 2008 to 2015, was hired by new 49ers G.M. John Lynch as a senior personnel executive. The move was announced Thursday by Lynch during the press conference which announced his hiring as well as coach Kyle Shanahan. Mayhew, 51, was..." February 10

  • Colin Kaepernick reached out to new 49ers regime, will have sit down meeting with John Lynch

    Sportsnaut "Perhaps Colin Kaepernick’s time with the San Francisco 49ers isn’t over after all. During Thursday’s introductory press conference for John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, much was revealed. One of the things Lynch said that had us sitting up in our seats is that Kaepernick reached out to the new..." February 09

  • Kyle Shanahan: Super Bowl meltdown ‘as hard as anything I’ve had to go through’

    Sportsnaut "New San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was introduced as such in a press conference. During the press conference, he addressed the Super Bowl meltdown that saw the Atlanta Falcons blow a 25-point lead to the New England Patriots. Showing some vulnerability and honesty, Shanahan said..." February 09

  • Passed over for G.M. job, Louis Riddick changes his tune on the 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "Last month, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick was a candidate to become the General Manager of the 49ers. At the time, Riddick labeled San Francisco the best place for a new coach of any of the six teams that had a head-coaching vacancy. “I think the most appealing job is the one where you’re going to..." February 09

  • Jason Taylor: “T.O. deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame”

    Pro Football Talk "New Pro Football Hall of Famer Jason Taylor is disappointed that Terrell Owens won’t be with him on enshrinement day in Canton. Taylor said this morning on PFT Live that he’s baffled that Owens wasn’t selected. “I don’t get it,” Taylor said. “His numbers, football wise? Come on. He stacks up..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Kyle Shanahan to coordinate 49ers offense

    Sportsnaut "Not that this is a tremendous shock, but word is coming out now that new San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan will call plays for the team’s offense. Essentially, he’s going to be the offensive coordinator. Shanahan has been coordinating NFL offenses going back to 2008 with the Houston..." February 08

  • 49ers GM John Lynch: Kyle Shanahan’s system would be ‘big challenge’ for rookie QB

    Fox Sports "The San Francisco 49ers will be one of the many teams searching for a new quarterback this offseason. After seeing the offense implode this past season under Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert, it’s undeniably obvious the 49ers need to find a replacement at the position. That task will fall on..." February 08

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • 49ers John Lynch on QB crisis: ‘We’re looking at every scenario’

    San Jose Mercury News "Solving the 49ers quarterback crisis will be what general manager John Lynch calls a “huge emphasis” in his newfound union with coach Kyle Shanahan. Lynch, in fact, spent Monday discussing college prospects with 49ers scouts. It’s part of a cram session that will last the next couple months,..." February 08

  • Will the 49ers try to acquire Cutler?

    San Jose Mercury News "Add another potential quarterback target to the 49ers’ reported wish list. Jay Cutler is expected to be targeted by San Francisco, according to NFL insider Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, a week after rumors surfaced about 49ers GM John Lynch liking the Bears quarterback. Cole cited two..." February 07

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Falcons’ search begins as Shanahan named 49ers’ head coach

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Shanahan, who helped to guide the Falcons to the Super Bowl, was named the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on Monday evening, the team announced. Shanahan, a contributor to the Falcons’ collapse against New England on Sunday with some late questionable pass-play selections when the..." February 07

  • Kyle Shanahan headed to 49ers with plenty of questions

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers are going to have a new coach soon, one who will be defending his play-calling after last night’s game. Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who was sealed before the Super Bowl and now can be signed and delivered to San Francisco, will be the focus of plenty of second..." February 06