49ers Rumors & News

  • Marcus Lattimore: “I’m ready”

    Pro Football Talk "A year after the 49ers took him in the fourth round of the NFL draft, running back Marcus Lattimore says he’s healthy enough in recovery from the gruesome knee injury that ended his college career that he could take the field today. Lattimore said his next steps aren’t about rehabbing his knee,..." April 20

  • 49ers fans petition BART to change new car seat colors from Seattle Seahawks' neon green and blue

    San Jose Mercury News "Some San Francisco 49ers fans are unhappy with BART's selection of seat colors for its new cars, saying it reminds them a little too much of their bitter rival Seattle Seahawks. A petition on Change.org is entitled "Please refrain from outfitting the seats in BART cars in neon green and blue,..." April 20

  • Considering Titans-49ers first-round swap

    ESPN.com "A chat question I didn't have time to answer on the fly deserved some time and thought, so we dive into it now. Joey Higgins-Luckow from Madison, WI: With the Titans missing their third round pick and possibly being more intrigued in moving down to recoup it, what do you think a team like the..." April 20

  • Could Minnesota Vikings take a chance on Aldon Smith?

    Fansided "There is a lot of commotion about the future of Aldon Smith in not only San Francisco but in the NFL as a whole. After repeated off-field issues with the latest forcing National Homeland Security to become involved, there are a lot of rumblings about what Smith’s future looks like and not a lot of..." April 19

  • Miami police don’t believe Kaepernick was in hotel suite at time of 911 calls

    Sacramento Bee "Miami police do not believe 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to two 911 calls about an upset naked woman refusing to leave a downtown Miami hotel room. But they are waiting for the Viceroy Hotel to turn over additional surveillance tape to see if they can..." April 19

  • Ravens, 49ers plan joint practice before preseason game

    Pro Football Talk "The Harbaugh brothers are scheduled to face one another in a rematch of Super Bowl XLVII in the exhibition season this summer and it sounds like they’ve figured out a way to spend some time together ahead of the contest without infringing on practice time. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee..." April 19

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith's contract, per league source.

  • Suspension likely for San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith

    NFL.com "Aldon Smith's future remains unclear one week after a bizarre airport arrest in Los Angeles. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on "NFL Total Access" that the 49ers do not plan to cut Smith, who has $3 million in guaranteed salary next season. That doesn't come close to solving..." April 18

  • Talks between 49ers, Colin Kaepernick put on hold

    NFL.com "Contract talks between the San Francisco 49ers and Colin Kaepernick are on hold. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the 49ers have tabled negotiations while police investigate an incident earlier this month at a Miami hotel. The Miami..." April 18

  • 49ers shopping running back LaMichael James

    Sacramento Bee "If the 49ers want to maneuver higher in next month's draft, they could offer another team multiple draft picks in return or they could offer a team picks and a player. That player? According to a league source, the 49ers have been shopping running back LaMichael James, a second-round pick in the..." April 17

  • Charges dropped against 49ers' Kilgore

    San Jose Mercury News "Daniel Kilgore, the 49ers' projected starting center for this coming season, was found not guilty of public intoxication related to a January arrest in his hometown of Kingsport, Tenn. Kilgore's case was dismissed following his appearance in Kingsport General Sessions court Friday, according to..." April 16

  • Report: Aldon Smith may not play for 49ers in 2014

    CBSSports.com "It's hard to deny Aldon Smith's talent -- the 2011 first-round pick has 42 sacks in 43 games -- but the 49ers have grown weary of the ever-growing list of off-field incidents. The latest came last Sunday when the linebacker was arrested and charged with a false report of a bomb threat. He also has..." April 16

  • Report: 49ers embattled Aldon Smith's roster spot in danger

    San Jose Mercury News "* NFL source: Chris Culliver was with Aldon Smith in the Southwest terminal on Sunday, same flight, but was not involved in any of the trouble. Culliver is not presumed to have been spending time with Smith in LA. It’s possible Culliver just happened to be there and was flying back on same..." April 15

  • 49ers Sign WR Brandon Lloyd

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to a one-year deal. Lloyd (6-0, 200) returns to San Francisco where he was originally drafted in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He was a member of the 49ers from 2003-05 and registered a..." April 15

  • Kaepernick incident: Lockette called 911 when female wouldn't leave

    CBSSports.com "The Miami Police Department has shed some light on how a woman hanging out with Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette ended up in a hospital in the early morning hours of April 2. According to a police report obtained by WINZ-AM in Miami, Lockette called 911 twice after the..." April 15

  • Aldon Smith released from LAPD jail on $20,000 bail

    San Jose Mercury News "Linebacker Aldon Smith has been released from a Los Angeles jail after posting $20,000 bail, shortly after being charged with making a false bomb threat earlier Sunday afternoon at LAX. A Los Angeles police spokesman said although it was observed Smith may have been drinking prior to the..." April 14

  • Aldon Smith arrested for making bomb threat at LAX

    San Francisco Chronicle "Niners linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after claiming he had a bomb during a security screening, airport police said. Smith, 24, made the threat after he was randomly selected for a second screening at about 2 p.m. as he went through the..." April 14

  • Aldon Smith detained at LAX

    San Jose Mercury News "Linebacker Aldon Smith was detained by police Sunday at Los Angles International Airport, according to an eyewitness. A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman would only confirm that an unidentified male had been arrested and was being transported to booking, after which time his name would be..." April 13

  • TCU star Jason Verrett could be a fit for San Francisco 49ers

    Fansided "The San Francisco 49ers have the 30th pick in the Draft this May and already it’s looking like they could have their eyes on a potential Defensive Rookie of the Year. TCU cornerback Jason Verrett has stated that he’s eying the Rookie of the Year prize and he could end up winning it in a San..." April 13

  • 49ers set to host Martavis Bryant on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Sammy Watkins may be expected to be among the first names called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on May 8, which is going to put him out of reach of many teams looking for help at receiver next month. One of those teams is likely going to turn toward Watkins’ Clemson teammate Martavis Bryant..." April 13

  • Which under-the-radar CB should 49ers select at No. 30 overall?

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers last season selected three injured players among their 11 draft picks. They could employ a similar philosophy during next month’s draft due to a deep roster and 11 scheduled selections. The 49ers will have a private visit with at least one such draft candidate. Oklahoma cornerback..." April 13

  • Police: Too early to say what evidence shows in Kaepernick case

    Pro Football Talk "Miami police say it’s simply too soon to say what the evidence shows in the investigation of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. “We have to examine evidence and wait for some tests to come back, including toxicology..." April 12

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    Colin Kaepernick @Kaepernick7

    (1/3) The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I’ve seen are completely wrong.  They make things up about me that never happened.

  • 49ers waive WR Carswell

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers on Friday waived wide receiver Brandon Carswell, who sustained a torn ACL early in his only practice with the 49ers last offseason. Shortly after signing to the team’s 90-man roster, Carswell sustained his right knee injury in a non-contact drill on June 12. The 49ers waived him..." April 11

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Miami PD adamant to our @writerkev + others they're calling Kaepernick situation a "suspicious incident," not a possible sexual assault.

  • 49ers QB Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault

    TMZ.com "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault at a hotel in Miami, Florida ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports. We're told the alleged incident took place at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier this month. Our sources tell us ......" April 10

  • 49ers in talks with Brandon Lloyd about possible return

    CSN Bay Area "Veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who did not play last season, is in talks with the 49ers about the possibility of rebooting his NFL career, according to multiple sources. The 49ers reportedly expressed interest in several free-agent wide receivers, including Julian Edelman, Emmanuel..." April 10

  • Culliver charged with felony, two misdemeanors

    CSN Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was charged Wednesday with one felony and two misdemeanors stemming from an alleged hit-and-run accident last month, the Santa Clara District Attorney's office said. Culliver, 25, is scheduled to be arraigned on those charges on Friday. It will more..." April 10

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16

    NFL.com "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

  • Vernon Davis declined Dancing With The Stars

    Pro Football Talk "The current season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars doesn’t include a current or former NFL player, for a change. Previously, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he passed on the opportunity to join the cast. As it turns out, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis said “no thanks,” too. “I got an..." April 06

  • San Francisco 49ers open to trade up

    Fansided "The San Francisco 49ers have been rumored to be interested in drafting a wide receiver for a few months now. They’re likely to do so, but what about getting the guy that they want? It sounds as if they may be open to trading up, this according to the Sacramento Bee who suggests we shouldn’t be..." April 05

  • Washington signs Colt McCoy

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a new backup quarterback in Washington. Colt McCoy, the former Texas Longhorns star who was a third-round pick of the Browns in 2010, signed with Washington today. McCoy hasn’t found much success so far in his NFL career. In three years with the Browns he started 21 games but..." April 03

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    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    #49ers Bowman just said on SportsCenter that he should be ready “about the middle of the season.” In step with team’s timeline.

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    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL

    NaVorro Bowman said doctors told him he is ahead of schedule in his rehab and that the 49ers are "excited" by his progress.

  • Source: LAPD confirms Jackson's gang ties to 49ers, Raiders

    CSN Bay Area "The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders both reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department to confirm reports of DeSean Jackson's continued involvement with alleged members of Los Angeles street gangs; LAPD confirmed the reports, CSNBayArea.com has learned. Last week, NJ.com reported..." April 02

  • Bowman says new rule 'doesn't fix my knee'

    ESPN.com "NaVorro Bowman is happy that the NFL has tweaked its rule on whether a loose-ball recovery is reviewable. Bowman suffered a serious knee injury in January while attempting to recover a fumble during the San Francisco 49ers' loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. Although..." April 02

  • DeSean Jackson on 49ers' radar if price comes down

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers have been connected to DeSean Jackson ever since reports emerged that the Philadelphia Eagles were fielding trade inquiries in mid-March. As Jackson embarked on Day 2 of his visit with the Washington Redskins, a report emanating from NBC Washington suggested the 49ers..." April 01

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    #Raiders signed CB Carlos Rogers

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    Per source: San Francisco has now thrown their hat in the ring for DeSean Jackson. #Redskins #49ers

  • With Chris Culliver’s troubles, with the 49ers look at Champ?

    San Francisco Chronicle "In wake of Friday morning’s arrest, 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is facing and misdemeanor and felony hit-and-run, felony possession of brass knuckles and felony reckless driving. The charges stemmed from an incident in which Culliver allegedly struck a bicyclist with his car and then fled the..." March 31

  • Anquan Boldin: Steve Smith brings completely different things to Ravens

    Pro Football Talk "When Steve Smith signed with the Ravens after being released by the Panthers, plenty of people pointed out that it looked like the Ravens found a player who could give them what they were missing after trading Anquan Boldin before the 2013 season. Smith avoided making any direct comparisons to..." March 30

  • Affect of Culliver's arrest on 49ers

    ESPN.com "The San Francisco 49ers were counting on Chris Culliver this season. Right now, he is set to be a starter and, at the least, the team wants him to be a nickel cornerback. Culliver, who played well as the nickel in 2012 but missed all of last season with a torn ACL, has the confidence of the..." March 30

  • Could the San Francisco 49ers trade up for Sammy Watkins?

    Fansided "The San Francisco 49ers are one of the youngest, most talented teams in the NFL the past few seasons. Three straight trips to the NFC Championship Game and a Super Bowl appearance magnify this point. With the NFL Draft coming up, management and head coach Jim Harbaugh will look to add even further..." March 29

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    A source indicates the 49ers are considering re-doing OT Joe Staley's contract soon. He's outplayed the 6-year extension he signed in 2009.

  • San Jose police arrest 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver

    KTVU "San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, who missed last season with a torn ACL and caused a stir with his anti-gay comments before the Super Bowl two years ago, was arrested Friday for felony hit-and-run and weapons possession, authorities said. According to the San Jose police, they..." March 29

  • Jim Harbaugh says reports of Cleveland Browns' attempts to lure him were overblown

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting NFC Coaches Breakfast that the news about the Browns trying to lure him to Cleveland was much ado about nothing. Because Harbaugh is under contract, the Browns would have had to complete a trade for Harbaugh..." March 26

  • 49ers tried to sign Toby Gerhart

    Fansided "The San Francisco 49ers always seem to have an embarrassment of riches at running back, and that streak of adding talent in the backfield nearly continued this offseason with the signing of now Jacksonville Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart. After leaving the Minnesota Vikings, Gerhart..." March 26

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • 49ers brass agree Kaepernick deserves extension

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a perfect week at the NFL owners meetings. There is no argument among 49ers CEO Jed York, general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh that getting Kaepernick signed to a long-term extension is a top priority. Moreover, York and Harbaugh went so far as..." March 26