49ers Rumors & News

  • Report: Harbaugh's family and friends want him to take Michigan job

    San Jose Mercury News "ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing "sources close to the situation," reported that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's family and friends have encouraged him to take the University of Michigan coaching job but that "his heart is in the NFL." The sources told Schefter that Harbaugh would like to finish this..." December 21

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Josh McDaniels reportedly turned down chance to interview w/ #49ers in '11 over possible concerns about organization’s management structure.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    One reason Jim Harbaugh hasn’t made a decision? He hasn’t had any face-to-face talks with Michigan officials. All done thru intermediaries

  • Frank Gore on 49ers: 'If they want to bring me back, they will'

    CBSSports.com "Frank Gore is 31 years old and in his 10th NFL season, all played with the San Francisco 49ers. Earlier this season, Gore became the 29th player ever to rush for at least 10,000 yards in his career. Of that 29, Gore has the seventh-highest yards per carry. Along with Curtis Martin, Gore is one of..." December 20

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion) will play tonight vs. #Chargers, source said.

  • 49ers could be looking for young offensive specialist to succeed Harbaugh

    Pro Football Talk "With all the talk about Jim Harbaugh’s future, hardly any time has been spent on the question of who will replace him in San Francisco. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the team is expected to look for a young offensive specialist to take over the team. Mort specifically mentioned Patriots..." December 20

  • Mike Singletary among coaching candidates on Fritz Pollard Alliance list

    USA Today "Throw Mike Singletary's name into the ring as the NFL coaching carousel begins to spin. The Hall of Fame linebacker, currently working for the NFL, is on the list of nine head coaching candidates that the Fritz Pollard Alliance (FPA) submitted to the league this week with the purpose of..." December 20

  • Ex-49er Ray McDonald -- Out of Work & Under Investigation ... No Problem

    TMZ.com "If Ray McDonald is pissed off about getting cut from the San Francisco 49ers -- he did a bang up job of hiding it outside his attorney's office. The defensive lineman let out a massive yawn as he strolled to his car after meeting his lawyer in San Jose Friday -- 2 days after he was named a..." December 19

  • NFL or Michigan? Harbaugh said to be torn

    ESPN.com "San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's family and friends have been encouraging him to take the University of Michigan head-coaching job, but he is torn because his heart is in the NFL, according to sources close to the situation. Harbaugh first would like to see what head-coaching..." December 19

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    Cam Inman @CamInman

    Still not practicing with #49ers are WR Stevie Johnson (knee), RB Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) and CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring)

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    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    Harbaugh: "As you know, I only talk about the job that I have. We've been together a long time. Always been my policy."

  • Report: Michigan offers Jim Harbaugh six-year, $48 million deal

    CBSSports.com "The Michigan Wolverines really want Jim Harbaugh and to get him, the school is apparently willing to make Harbaugh the highest paid coach in college football. According to NFL.com, Michigan has offered Harbaugh a six-year deal worth $48 million. If Harbaugh accepted the deal, the $8 million per..." December 18

  • Aldon Smith reacts to possibility Justin Smith will retire

    CSN Bay Area "Defensive end Justin Smith remains undecided on his future, so the 49ers’ final two games could be the last of his NFL career. Smith recently said he would decide after the season whether he would attempt to play his 15th NFL season. But many players in the 49ers’ locker room believe it is a..." December 18

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    Mindi Bach @MBachCSN

    #49ers Carlos Hyde says he received good news on his MRI but barring a miracle does not expect to play v #Chargers

  • 49ers Ward hopes to regain footing after second surgery in 8 months

    San Francisco Gate "Cornerback Jimmie Ward’s rookie season ended painfully. The 49ers’ first-round pick spoke to reporters Tuesday for the first time since he re-broke his right foot in a win against the Saints on Nov. 9 and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve. What happened? The..." December 17

  • 49ers release Ray McDonald

    SB Nation "The San Francisco 49ers released defensive end Ray McDonald, according to Matt Maiocco of Comcast Sports Network Bay Area. San Jose police are investigating rape allegations leveled against McDonald this week. Police were called to a local hospital on Monday when staff there treated a possible..." December 17

  • Police investigating 49ers’ Ray McDonald for possible sexual assault

    Sacramento Bee "San Jose Police are once again looking at 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald, this time in relation to an alleged sexual assault that occurred Monday. Police obtained a search warrant based on a preliminary inverstigation and served it at McDonald’s San Jose home Tuesday. According to police, at..." December 17

  • Chris Borland (ankle) likely done for the season

    NFL.com "Chris Borland made an instant impact when given the opportunity this season, earning buzz as a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate. His rookie campaign is now likely over. Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Tuesday "it would be a stretch right now" for Borland to play in San..." December 17

  • Borland, Hyde scheduled for MRIs

    CSN Bay Area "Running back Carlos Hyde and linebacker Chris Borland are scheduled to undergo MRI examinations on ankle injuries sustained in the 49ers’ 17-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Hyde and Borland are among six players who sustained injuries in Seattle that place their availability for..." December 15

  • Blandino says SF shouldn't have been penalized for roughing passer

    CBSSports.com "With the 49ers trailing the Seahawks by three points early in the fourth quarter Sunday, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw incomplete on third down. That meant the Seahawks would set up for a field goal, and even if they made it, San Francisco would still be behind by only one..." December 15

  • Roughing penalty on hit to Russell Wilson incorrect

    NFL.com "Jim Harbaugh was irate on the sidelines following a pivotal roughing the passer penalty in Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The penalty helped set up the Seahawks' final touchdown score and eliminate the 49ers from the playoffs. Speaking on NFL Network's NFL AM Dean Blandino, the..." December 15

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    49ers inactives QB Josh Johnson WR Stevie Johnson T Anthony Davis CB Tramaine Brock C Marcus Martin S Ray Ventrone CB Chris Culliver

  • Report: Dolphins could seek Harbaugh depending on playoff status

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "A source told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald on Sunday that Joe Philbin's job may be on the line if he's not able to guide the Dolphins into the playoffs. Philbin is 22–23 as a head coach. Miami has not been in the postseason since 2008, and if that continues this season, team owner Stephen..." December 14

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    49ers put LB NaVorro Bowman and DL Glenn Dorsey on IR.

  • Harbaugh, Carroll regard each other as studs

    Pro Football Talk "Five years ago, the message between them was, “What’s your deal?” Now, as they face the end of a twice-per-year rivalry, Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh have a different message for each other. The Seahawks coach and the 49ers coach regard each other with a specific four-letter term of endearment..." December 13

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    OUT: LB Navorro Bowman (knee), T Anthony Davis (concussion), DT Glenn Dorsey (forearm), WR Steve Johnson (knee). #49ers

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million

    Covers.com "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • Vernon Davis: ‘I would love to be involved a little bit more’

    San Francisco Gate "Add Vernon Davis to the list of those not thrilled with offensive coordinator Greg Roman this season. That’s certainly the impression the Pro Bowl tight end gave off today when asked about his 25-catch, 236-yard, two-touchdown season. “For me, it’s all about coming here, showing up and doing..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Tomsula remains early favorite to replace Harbaugh

    Pro Football Talk "If the 49ers had traded coach Jim Harbaugh to the Browns in February, it’s widely believed that defensive line coach Jim Tomsula would have become Harbaugh’s replacement. If/when (when) the 49ers and Harbaugh part ways after the 2014 season, it’s widely believed that Tomsula will be the early..." December 10

  • Source: 49ers activate Bowman to 53-man roster

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s season is not officially over, yet. The 49ers on Tuesday activated Bowman to the 53-man roster on the final day that they could make the move and keep him eligible to play this season, a source told CSNBayArea.com. He spent the first 13 games of the season on..." December 09

  • Charles Woodson wants Jim Harbaugh to coach Michigan instead of Raiders

    SB Nation "Oakland Raiders veteran safety Charles Woodson would rather Jim Harbaugh coached the University of Michigan football team next year rather the Oakland Raiders football team. When asked by Rich Eisen -- if given the choice -- which team Woodson would prefer Harbaugh to coach, Woodson selected..." December 09

  • Reports: Raiders, Harbaugh have mutual interest

    Covers.com "If you can't beat them, join them? Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers continued to unravel Sunday, becoming the Oakland Raiders' second conquest of the season amid reports that Harbaugh is the favorite to coach the Raiders next season. Harbaugh, who is not expected to finish the final year..." December 09

  • Steve Young: 49ers leaders share blame for poor showings

    CSN Bay Area "Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young pinned a portion of the blame for the 49ers’ southward spiral on a locker room that has not managed to deal with the distractions surrounding coach Jim Harbaugh and organization’s front office. “Great teams are built from the locker room,” Young said Monday..." December 08

  • Raiders pass rush rattles 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders defense has struggled to rush the passer with just four people. Coordinator Jason Tarver typically has to get creative to generate pressure, which leaves other parts of the field unprotected. He didn’t have to do that on Sunday. The Raiders rattled Colin Kaepernick during a 24-13..." December 08

  • Ahmad Brooks doesn’t play after missing a meeting during the week

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this season, the 49ers benched linebacker Ahmad Brooks during a game because he took issue with the team’s plan for him to split time with other players. On Sunday against the Raiders, Brooks found himself lashed to the bench again. Coach Jim Harbaugh said after the game that Brooks..." December 08

  • Harbaugh trade market: Raiders top list including Dolphins; Michigan out?

    CBSSports.com "Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis remains hopeful of landing Jim Harbaugh to be his next head coach, league sources said, and is prepared to spend big bucks and part with draft pick compensation to do so. Harbaugh, whose family has expressed a strong desire to remain in the Bay Area in the past,..." December 07

  • Harbaugh: QB is 'his own person'

    ESPN.com "San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh went out of his way Friday -- two days before the team plays at Oakland -- to defend Colin Kaepernick for the curt way the quarterback handled his mandatory media session Wednesday, and seemed tweaked that a word count was kept by media members to show just..." December 07

  • NFL Execs would take Derek Carr over Colin Kaepernick

    CBSSports.com "The 49ers will definitely be the more talented team on the field when they play the Raiders on Sunday, but do they have the more talented quarterback? It depends on who you ask. Former NFL scout John Middlekauff asked several NFL executives and quarterback coaches who they'd rather have..." December 04

  • Time to go? Justin Smith noncommital about 2015

    San Francisco Gate "After he signed a two-year contract extension in June 2013, 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith reiterated what he’d stated in the past: He’d retire before he became a part-time player. “When it’s time to get my a– out of here,” he said, “I’m going.” Eighteen months later, it doesn’t appear..." December 04

  • Harbaugh FAQs: Unlikely sides remain together in 2015

    CSN Bay Area "How is it possible Jim Harbaugh, after coaching the 49ers to the NFC Championship game in his first three seasons, could be out after his fourth season? Here's a rundown of the situation surrounding a head coach who has gained immense popularity among the 49ers' fan base but has alienated a lot..." December 02

  • Raiders, Jets likely to eye Harbaugh

    ESPN.com "No matter how tenuous the San Francisco 49ers' situation currently is, the fate of coach Jim Harbaugh won't be resolved until after this season, according to sources. If the 49ers can pull off a 4-0 finish to the regular season and make a run in the postseason that some in the organization are..." December 01

  • State of the 49ers: Tomsula, Fangio, Gase seen as Harbaugh replacements

    CBSSports.com "With the season getting closer to its conclusion and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh still without a new contract and all but certain to be coaching elsewhere next season, speculation about his next stop -- whether it be the Raiders, the University of Michigan, the Jets or the Dolphins -- will continue...." November 30

  • Trent Baalke's daughter rips 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman

    CBSSports.com "It's rarely a positive when the owner of a team tweets IMMEDIATELY after his squad's Thanksgiving Day loss that it was unacceptable and that he apologizes for the way said squad played. It's also not a great sign when the general manager's daughter bashes that team's offensive coordinator on..." November 28

  • 49ers have a decision to make about Harbaugh

    Pro Football Talk "As 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wraps up the fourth season of a five-year deal, it’s becoming more and more clear that he won’t be back in 2015. The goal for the current campaign was to set aside the looming divorce and to focus on getting back to the Super Bowl and winning it. Now that the season..." November 28

  • Niners CEO Jed York offers apology to fans

    ESPN.com "San Francisco was bad enough in its 19-3 loss to the rival Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night that it spoiled Thanksgiving for 49ers CEO Jed York. And then some. York took to Twitter in the last moments of the blowout loss, which was aired on national television from the $1.2 billion Levi's..." November 28

  • Richard Sherman haunts and taunts the 49ers once again

    ESPN.com "Midway through the third quarter Thursday night, with the Seattle Seahawks leading the San Francisco 49ers 16-0, a good portion of the crowd at Levi’s Stadium left the building. Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman noticed the exodus. “Yeah, I waved to them goodbye,” Sherman said. Midway..." November 28

  • Time running out for 49ers RT Davis to be cleared

    CSN Bay Area "Right tackle Anthony Davis remained out of practice Tuesday with a concussion he sustained Nov. 16 on the 49ers’ final offensive play against the New York Giants. Davis, who wrote on Twitter after the injury that he was briefly knocked out, appears doubtful for the 49ers’ game Thursday night..." November 27

  • Colin Kaepernick Believes Jim Harbaugh Will Be Back in 2015

    Sportsnaut "There has been a lot of talk about Jim Harbaugh’s future with the San Francisco 49ers. Earlier this year, multiple reports indicated that he would not be back with the team no matter what they did moving forward this season. Other reports told a story of Harbaugh not being well-liked in the..." November 25

  • 49ers escape with win over Washington

    CSN Bay Area "It could not have looked any easier for the 49ers’ offense on their first possession on Sunday. But, in keeping with their theme of the season, the 49ers could not maintain any consistency on offense. The 49ers committed three turnovers and had bad field position throughout. But the 49ers..." November 24