49ers Rumors & News

  • 11h
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Bowman on PUP. Dorsey will be IR-to-return. Different lists RT @bra3d: @RapSheet both bowman and Dorsey can come back?

  • Harbaugh says Gabbert's 'the guy' at backup QB

    Sacramento Bee "There will be no shakeup in the quarterback order in the 49ers' third and most important preseason game, Jim Harbaugh said Friday. Blaine Gabbert will be the second passer off the bench, followed by Josh Johnson and McLeod Bethel-Thompson. “Blaine is that guy right now,” Harbaugh said of the..." August 22

  • Stevie Johnson trying to lock down No. 3 receiver role

    NFL.com "Steve Johnson topped 1,000 yards for three straights seasons in Buffalo from 2010-2012. Now he's making the surprising transition to a role player in San Francisco. There are questions in San Francisco whether Johnson has even locked up the No. 3 receiver job. Asked about Johnson's role..." August 22

  • 49ers replacing turf at Levi’s Stadium

    Pro Football Talk "After being forced to move practice out of Levi’s Stadium due to poor turf conditions on Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers have decided to replace the playing surface altogether ahead of Sunday’s preseason game with the San Diego Chargers. The 49ers cut short a public practice open to fans at..." August 22

  • Source: 49ers not interested in trading Boone

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have received inquiries from teams regarding the availability of holdout guard Alex Boone but are not interested in dealing him, a source told CSNBayArea.com. Another source said the 49ers have told teams that they would be willing to part with Boone for a first- or second-round draft..." August 22

  • Harbaugh pulls 49ers practice after footing problems on Levi’s Stadium turf

    CSN Bay Area "Coach Jim Harbaugh brought his team together less than an hour into practice Wednesday evening and abruptly led his team out of Levi's Stadium due to poor field conditions. Basic plays provided huge divots, and there were patches of sod that were still discolored from the 49ers' game Sunday..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Harbaugh, 49ers could part ways after this season

    San Jose Mercury News "This is not being written to intentionally disrupt the 49ers' 2014 preparations, though I'm sure I will be accused of exactly that. From what I've heard from several NFL sources, some who know Jim Harbaugh well, I'll say that 80% of the NFL people I talk to assume that there's a strong chance..." August 20

  • 2d
    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Source: Teams have inquired about trading for #49ers holdout guard Alex Boone, but SF is not interested in trading him.

  • Report: Progress in Crabtree contract talks

    Sacramento Bee "Three weeks ago when he was asked about a possible contract extension for receiver Michael Crabtree, the best face Trent Baalke could put on the matter was that the 49ers were “going to try.” “But at some point you’ve got to stop negotiating deals and let these guys concentrate on football,”..." August 20

  • 3d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #49ers next contract target: WR Michael Crabtree. There is progress. Hope is for a deal before the season. Otherwise shelved until after

  • 3d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Sounds like #49ers WR Brandon Lloyd has a real good chance to make the team. He’s fitting in, which is just as good news. Bonded with Boldin

  • Should Dolphins be interested in 49ers guard?

    The Phinsider "The San Francisco 49ers and Alex Boone seem to be getting no closer to a deal that would end the guard's training camp holdout. Recent reports indicated the team had offered Boone a contract that would make him one of the "top 12" paid guards in the league, only to have Boone reject the offer...." August 19

  • 3d
    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    The #49ers signed NT Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension, club announces.

  • Kaepernick talks about foot injury that slowed him in 2013

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers last year reined in Colin Kaepernick's running plays to save their starting quarterback from excessive wear and tear and because he suffered a significant injury to his foot. Kaepernick, who during the season joked that the issue was a hangnail on his pinkie toe, revealed the actual..." August 19

  • San Francisco 49ers' defense might be bigger concern than offense

    San Jose Mercury News "Coach Jim Harbaugh didn't scold his players after the way they played against the Denver Broncos. Instead, he issued a clarion call. "We need to make decisions on who to play," Harbaugh said after the Broncos beat the 49ers 34-0 on Sunday. "We're not going to keep experimenting. We need to..." August 19

  • Fan dies after collapsing during first 49ers game at Levi's Stadium

    Fox Sports "The first 49ers game at new Levi's Stadium took a tragic turn on Sunday, when a fan collapsed and died after suffering a heart issue in the stands, authorities said. The San Jose Mercury News reported that paramedics were called to Section 221 during the third quarter of the game between the..." August 18

  • Holdout Boone, 49ers remain apart in contract stalemate

    CSN Bay Area "Guard Alex Boone remains away from the 49ers in a contract holdout with no indication the sides are any closer to coming together. On Monday, NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt reported Boone turned down a contract that would place him in the top 12 among offensive guards. But if the 49ers..." August 18

  • Competition continues to find Bowman's worthy replacement

    CSN Bay Area "On the surface, inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite had a strong first half and only seemed to strengthen his case to replace NaVorro Bowman in the 49ers’ starting lineup. But instead of being satisfied with his performance, Wilhoite focused afterward on three plays that got away in the 49ers’..." August 18

  • Antoine Bethea goes down with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers didn’t play several of their projected defensive regulars in Sunday’s game against the Broncos and they saw one of the ones that did start leave early with a concussion. Safety Antoine Bethea went down after being blocked by Broncos rookie wide receiver Cody Latimer on a play in the..." August 17

  • Clampdown on defensive infractions gets 49ers’ attention

    Sacramento Bee "Like any tweak to the NFL rule book, the league’s scrutiny on defensive holding and illegal contact fouls this season is sure to draw mixed reactions from the 49ers. On one hand, their rivals, the Seahawks, were penalized three times for illegal contact Friday night against San Diego, including..." August 17

  • James tosses elbow brace: 'It shows weakness'

    CSN Bay Area "LaMichael James on Friday tossed aside his brace less than three weeks after sustaining a right elbow dislocation in 49ers practice. “I’m good,” James said. “I can definitely play. I don’t have a brace on. I got rid of it. It shows weakness.” James took part in the past two 49ers practices..." August 16

  • Michael Crabtree practices fully

    ESPN.com "The San Francisco 49ers' final practice of training camp was highlighted by the return of standout receiver Michael Crabtree. After working some Wednesday, Crabtree practiced fully for the first time since July 30 on Friday in front of roughly 10,000 fans at Levi's Stadium. Crabtree had been..." August 16

  • Jim Harbaugh likes what he’s seen from Blaine Gabbert — really

    Pro Football Talk "Sometimes 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has a unique perspective on the world. But today, he’s seeing something the rest of us definitely haven’t. Harbaugh said he was pleased with backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert, after Gabbert posted a sharp 1.7 passer rating in the preseason..." August 16

  • Terrell Owens: Can I still play? Absolutely

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been nearly four years since Terrell Owens last played in an NFL regular-season game. He still thinks he can play. Maybe he can. Still, but for a short stay with the Seahawks in 2012, no one has given him a chance. Owens visited Cowboys training camp on Thursday, and he told reporters..." August 15

  • Colin Kaepernick says he's criticized because of 'Stereotypes and prejudice'

    CBSSports.com "Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms believes that Colin Kaepernick receives unfair criticism. Simms got a chance this week to ask Kaepernick why that might be and Kaepernick says it comes down to two things 'Stereotypes' and 'Prejudice.' In case you haven't noticed, Kaepernick isn't shy about..." August 15

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • 'No doubt,' Iupati wants to remain with 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "Guard Mike Iupati is entering his contract year with one thing on his mind, he said. And it’s not the potential for free agency that could make him one of the top-paid offensive linemen in the NFL. “I’m just playing football,” Iupati said after one of the 49ers’ joint practices with the..." August 13

  • 12d
    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    #49ers Crabtree, Lloyd should be back soon Harbaugh said

  • Chris Borland looking for improvement

    ESPN.com "What kind of marks did Chris Borland give himself for his first NFL game? “Up and down,” said the inside linebacker from Wisconsin. “It could have been better.” Borland, a third-round draft pick, was very active in the San Francisco 49ers’ 23-3 loss to Baltimore on Thursday night. He was..." August 10

  • 49ers, Ravens play it safe in joint practice

    USA Today "The first joint practice between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on Saturday went off without a hitch, as the teams took to heart the coaches' message to play it safe. The two physical teams practiced without incident for about 2½ hours, two days after the Ravens beat the 49ers..." August 10

  • 13d
    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    #49ers Feeling around league is multiple teams are poised to show interest in trading for holdout G. Alex Boone.

  • Niner swap out receivers

    Pro Football Talk "The top of the San Francisco depth chart at receiver is clear. Beyond the first few spots, there’s plenty of churning going on. After recently dumping 2011 first-rounder Jon Baldwin, the 49ers have waived Chuck Jacobs (pictured) with the “injured” designation. Jacobs tore an ACL on Thursday..." August 09

  • Ward holds onto 49ers' nickel job with solid debut

    CSN Bay Area "Jimmie Ward opened the exhibition season Thursday night in the spot the 49ers envisioned when they selected him with the No. 30 overall pick. And he did nothing against the Baltimore Ravens to lose ground in his battle to replace Carlos Rogers as the 49ers’ nickel cornerback. "I thought he..." August 09

  • 14d
    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Source: 49ers do not know verdict of potential NFL discipline for Aldon Smith, but they're bracing for 6 to 8 games.

  • 49ers may need new backup QB plan after loss to Ravens

    San Francisco Chronicle "Preseason games often help teams answer unresolved depth-chart issues, but the 49ers emerged from their exhibition opener with a potentially pressing question: Do they need a new backup plan? If second-string quarterback Blaine Gabbert's performance Thursday night was a preview of coming..." August 08

  • Ravens offense impresses in preseason-opening win against 49ers, 23-3

    Baltimore Sun "It was only one drive, lasting 10 plays and just under five minutes. But it was just what quarterback Joe Flacco and the first-team offense needed to kick off the preseason and the Gary Kubiak era. Flacco drove the offense down the field for a touchdown in his only series and spent the rest of..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • 49ers' Boldin seeking closure in return to Baltimore

    San Jose Mercury News "An exhibition opener shouldn't mean much for a 12th-year veteran. But these are special circumstances for Anquan Boldin. Closure is on Boldin's mind as he begins another potential Super Bowl run. He wants to thank Baltimore Ravens fans, a year and a half after his stunning trade to the 49ers, a..." August 07

  • Kaepernick: Simpler offense will lead to quicker play calls

    San Francisco Chronicle "Before the 49ers bolted for Baltimore, and Thursday night’s exhibition opener against the Ravens, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and offensive coordinator Greg Roman addressed offseason changes to the team’s playbook. The essential premise: Roman and head coach Jim Harbaugh sought to simplify..." August 07

  • 49ers evaluating whether Dorsey can return this season

    CSN Bay Area "Nose tackle Glenn Dorsey underwent surgery on Monday to repair a torn biceps, but the 49ers have not yet made a determination on his timetable for return, a source told CSNBayArea.com. The 49ers continue to carry Dorsey on their 90-man roster. The 49ers are expected to keep Dorsey on the roster..." August 07

  • No decision yet on Glenn Dorsey

    Pro Football Talk "As expected, 49ers defensive tackle underwent surgery on Monday to repair a torn biceps muscle. For now, no decision has been made about whether he will be placed on injured reserve. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the tear was a clean one, which shortens the timetable for..." August 06

  • Sherman: Peterson feud 'all fun'

    ESPN.com "Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Monday he has no problem with his ongoing Twitter banter with Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, but he still has issues with San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Peterson recently became the highest-paid cornerback in..." August 05

  • 49ers waive/injured RB Kendall Hunter

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers are going to try and sneak injured tailback Kendall Hunter through waivers and onto injured reserve. The Niners waived/injured Hunter on Monday, per the NFL’s transactions." August 04

  • 49ers hopeful for Dorsey's return, but preparing other options

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers are holding out hope nose tackle Glenn Dorsey will be available to play late in the regular season, but the club believes it has plenty of options in case they get more bad news. Dorsey is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn biceps tendon in his left arm on Monday. The..." August 04

  • 49ers waive former Chiefs first-round pick WR Jon Baldwin

    CBSSports.com "Jon Baldwin, the No. 26 overall pick by the Chiefs in 2011, was waived by the 49ers on Sunday. And if he couldn't make it through the first two weeks of an NFL training camp without getting cut, you have to wonder if he really has a place in the NFL at this point in his career. Baldwin combined..." August 04

  • 49ers rookie running back Carlos Hyde proves to be quick on his feet, in the classroom

    Sacramento Bee "The ultimate compliment for Carlos Hyde this summer would be that he runs like Frank Gore. The second-best endorsement? Hyde already received it this week when two of the 49ers’ most important offensive coaches said the rookie running back learns like Gore, whose ability to pick up plays and..." August 03

  • Ravens, 49ers cancel August 8 joint practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens and 49ers, coached by the Harbaugh brothers, had planned to conduct a joint practice on Friday, August 8 at M&T Bank Stadium. Key word: had. The Ravens have announced that the practice has been canceled due to the limitation on consecutive days of practice or football activities..." August 03

  • Glenn Dorsey out for season

    ESPN.com "San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey is out for the season with a torn biceps, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Dorsey injured his left arm at practice Friday and left the field after being attended to by the training stuff. Dorsey was hurt on his 29th birthday. He..." August 03

  • 20d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers DT Glenn Dorsey is out for the year with a torn bicep, per source.

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