49ers Rumors & News

  • 49ers’ Justin Smith says decision coming soon

    Sacramento Bee "Justin Smith plans to sit down with 49ers officials some time this month and decide whether he will return for a 15th -- and likely final -- season in the NFL. "You'll know in about three weeks or so," the veteran defensive lineman said. Smith, 35, would not say which way he was leaning. He..." May 04

  • Miller charged with misdemeanor vandalism

    CSN Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. Miller, 27, is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge Monday at 1:30 p.m. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail. “Even relatively..." May 04

  • 49ers pick up another 2016 draft pick in trade with Cowboys

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers picked up another 2016 draft pick when they dealt a seventh-round pick to the Dallas Cowboys for a sixth-rounder next year. The Cowboys received the 49ers’ pick at No. 246, where they selected tight end Geoff Swaim, a tight end from Texas. On Friday, the 49ers picked up the San..." May 03

  • Punter, long snapper go back-to-back in Round Five

    Pro Football Talk "The first punter and first long snapper came off the board in consecutive picks in Round Five. The 49ers moved first, taking Clemson punter Bradley Pinion with the No. 165 overall choice. Pinion posted a 40.1-yard net average in 2014 for the Tigers and had just two touchbacks in his three-year..." May 02

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Asked about Jimmie Ward's (Nov. 9) foot injury, Trent Baalke only would say Ward is "on track." Ward didn't take part in recent minicamp.

  • Arik Armstead already familiar with 49ers’ defense

    Sacramento Bee "Arik Armstead took a tour of the 49ers Museum on Friday and lingered next to the exhibit featuring Justin Smith's No. 94 jersey. It wasn't the first time he'd come across it. Armstead said he recalled his coaches at Oregon putting on film of Smith and ex-49ers defensive end Ray McDonald, who..." May 02

  • San Francisco 49ers take Oregon's Arik Armstead to bolster defensive front

    San Jose Mercury News "Meet Arik Armstead, tabbed by the 49ers with their first-round draft pick Thursday to help fortify a once-dominant defensive front. At 6-foot-7, he'll be hard to miss, even though his duties come on the defensive line's interior where Ray McDonald and Justin Smith suited up in recent..." May 01

  • 49ers Sign LB Philip Wheeler; Announce Three Additional Moves

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have signed linebacker Philip Wheeler to a one-year deal. The team also released wide receiver Trindon Holliday and waived guard Fouimalo Fonoti and wide receiver Lance Lewis. Wheeler (6-2, 245) was originally drafted in the third round..." April 30

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • Report: 49ers’ Alex Boone Open to Being Traded

    Sportsnaut "Alex Boone of the San Francisco 49ers isn’t afraid of making waves. The team’s starting offensive guard has decided to skip voluntary workouts this offseason and isn’t adverse to being traded, per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. The 49ers and Boone have yet to discuss a contract extension, the..." April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades

    CBSSports.com "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • Alex Boone doesn’t show up for voluntary minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "If Alex Boone is ultimately going to conclude that his new coach is as clinically insane as his old one, Boone won’t be gathering any direct evidence of it immediately. Per Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, Boone has opted not to show up for a voluntary minicamp in San Francisco. Boone held out..." April 29

  • Bowman returns to 49ers practice field

    CSN Bay Area "Three-time All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman returned to the practice field Tuesday for the first time since sustaining a devastating knee injury in the NFC Championship game 15 months ago. The 49ers opened a voluntary three-day minicamp on Tuesday at the team’s practice facility in Santa..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Bears' Ray McDonald cleared by NFL after domestic violence investigation

    Chicago Sun-Times "NFL officials said Friday the league completed its investigation of Bears defensive end Ray McDonald’s domestic- violence incident and ruled he didn’t violate its personal-conduct policy. But the NFL continues to look at his alleged sexual-assault incident. ‘‘We have completed that..." April 26

  • Depth Perception: Predicting 49ers' 9 picks in 2015 NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "The San Francisco 49ers, trying to recover from their Meltdown By the Bay, have nine picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, including No. 25 in the first round on April 30 in Chicago. Considering their rate of descent last year, the 49ers will need all the help they can get to pull out of their..." April 22

  • Harbaugh: Ex-player animosity 'almost a compliment'

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh likes that some of his former NFL players said he drove them so hard that they loved and hated him. Harbaugh, featured on HBO's "Real Sports" Tuesday night, was told by reporter Andrea Kremer about negative comments from some of his former players on the San..." April 22

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion

    CBSSports.com "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • Fantex announces $.50 dividend on Vernon Davis stock

    CSN Bay Area "Fantex, the San Francisco company that owns 10 percent of Vernon Davis’ “brand,” has co-invested with the 49ers’ tight end in three Jamba Juice franchises, according to the company. Fantex also announced Tuesday its board of directors has declared a $.50 dividend per share for its Fantex Series..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Boone: 'Clinically insane' Harbaugh 'wore out welcome'

    ESPN.com "Now that Jim Harbaugh is no longer with the San Francisco 49ers, offensive lineman Alex Boone has dramatically changed his tune about his former coach. "I think he just pushed guys too far," Boone told HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an episode that will air Tuesday. "He wanted too..." April 21

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Alex Boone: 'Clinically insane' Jim Harbaugh 'wore out welcome'

    ESPN.com "Now that Jim Harbaugh is no longer with the San Francisco 49ers, offensive lineman Alex Boone has dramatically changed his tune about his former coach. "I think he just pushed guys too far," Boone told HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an episode that will air Tuesday. "He wanted too..." April 20

  • Carlos Hyde down to 220 pounds according to 49ers GM Trent Baalke

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers enter a new era at the running back position, and it would appear Carlos Hyde is making a noticeable commitment in return. General manager Trent Baalke said Hyde returned for the offseason workout program at 220 pounds. Hyde weighed in at 230 pounds a year ago at the NFL..." April 19

  • Aldon Smith looks 'hungry' to GM Trent Baalke

    ESPN.com "Aldon Smith, like many fans, would most likely prefer a do-over for last season. The San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker missed the first nine games of the season while serving a league-mandated suspension for general malfeasance and finished with a career-low two sacks, both of which came..." April 19

  • Bruce Miller missing voluntary workouts

    ESPN.com "Fullback Bruce Miller, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse last month, is not taking part in the first phase of the San Francisco 49ers' voluntary offseason workout program, general manager Trent Baalke told reporters Friday. Miller was "at home in Georgia, taking care of business,"..." April 18

  • 49ers' Baalke can't take another pass on top WR prospects

    CSN Bay Area "In his five previous drafts as the man in charge with the 49ers, Trent Baalke has typically found players with first round picks that have stepped in and played significant roles in their rookie seasons. After all, the 49ers have landed Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Aldon Smith, Eric Reid and..." April 16

  • 49ers consultant: Chris Borland worried about CTE 'last October'

    CBSSports.com "Though the exclamation about the death of the NFL has simmered significantly in recent weeks, the reality of Chris Borland suddenly retiring from the league still lingers. Perhaps it wasn't as sudden as it seemed, with Borland apparently considering making a move as early as last October. Dr...." April 16

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Michael Crabtree signs one-year deal with Raiders

    NFL.com "Michael Crabtree is headed to the other side of the Bay. The wide receiver signed a one-year deal with the Raiders, the team announced on Monday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Crabtree's contract is worth $3.2 million and he can earn another $1.8 million in incentives. Crabtree, a..." April 14

  • Three teams show most interest in Crabtree

    CSN Bay Area "Free agency enters its sixth week, and wide receiver Michael Crabtree remains as one of the most-notable unsigned players. Crabtree has taken visits to meet with coaches and officials of the Raiders and Miami Dolphins. Those two teams, along with the Baltimore Ravens, have shown the most..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Eight months after ACL, 49ers’ Kendall Hunter looks ready to roll

    Sacramento Bee "Asked Friday how the 49ers will cope without reliable Frank Gore in the backfield for the first time in a decade, Colin Kaepernick first praised Gore, then ticked off the running backs who will take over his role. The first name on his list: Kendall Hunter, who tore his ACL in the second..." April 11

  • Kaepernick calls ex-rugby player Jarryd Hayne “phenomenal”

    Pro Football Talk "Former rugby player Jarryd Hayne, who signed with the 49ers last month despite having never played American football, has been working out with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. And Kaepernick likes what he sees. “Phenomenal athlete. Just a natural,” Kaepernick told the Sacramento Bee. “Since..." April 11

  • Vernon Davis: Kaepernick 'looks like a totally different guy'

    CSN Bay Area "The makeover of Colin Kaepernick was so noticeable, tight end Vernon Davis wondered if his eyes were deceiving him. “When I saw him yesterday, I didn’t even know that was Colin,” Davis said Friday after the final day of the first week of the 49ers’ offseason program. “Seriously, he was working..." April 11

  • Vernon Davis: 'I'm here because I want to get better'

    CSN Bay Area "A year ago, tight end Vernon Davis remained away from the 49ers’ entire offseason program, including the mandatory minicamp. But as he enters the final year of his contract, Davis was in the building as the 49ers opened their voluntary offseason program this week. “I’m here this year because..." April 11

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Jim Tomsula said he expects NaVorro Bowman to be on the field when the #49ers hold their first minicamp during the last week of April.

  • 49ers not likely to wait long for wide receiver this year

    CSN Bay Area "A year ago, the 49ers investigated the possibility of moving up from late in the first round of the draft to select Odell Beckham. Once they deemed the price was too steep, the 49ers decided to wait until the fourth round to select a wide receiver. That’s when the 49ers grabbed Bruce Ellington..." April 09

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • 49ers hope Michael Crabtree signs soon

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers cannot be pleased with wide receiver Michael Crabtree right now. According to reports out of Miami, Crabtree was offered $3 million a year to become a Dolphin (a later report said Miami had not offered a contract). According to the first report, Crabtree wants an average of $4.5 million..." April 08

  • 49ers’ Anquan Boldin advises Colin Kaepernick to be wary of advice

    Sacramento Bee "Some observers insist the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick needs to become a more dedicated pocket passer. Others are adamant that his strength is his athleticism and that he should run more often. Anquan Boldin's advice to his quarterback? "To be honest with you, I just think he has to just block..." April 08

  • Tony Jerod-Eddie signs 49ers exclusive rights free agent tender

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers announced that defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie signed his exclusive rights free agent tender. The team originally tendered him a month ago, and he is now signed through the 2015 season. Michael Wilhoite still has to sign his tender, but Matt Maiocco said he is already in..." April 07

  • Ex-NFL Player Arrested for DUI, Tried Biting a Cop

    Sportsnaut "Former San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Kwame Harris has seen his post-NFL life take a turn over the past couple years. Back in 2013, Harris spent time in jail for domestic violence against his then boyfriend. It’s now being reported, the former Stanford standout had a pretty big run-in..." April 07

  • Joe Staley contract adjustment turns option bonus into signing bonus

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers made a slight adjustment to Joe Staley's contract this past week, and it is unique and a little bit interesting. The adjustment will result in a $1.2 million increase to Staley's cap number this season, but then a $1.2 million credit for next season. The 49ers had $7.3..." April 06

  • Warner: Kaepernick must remain a QB longer before running

    CSN Bay Area "Two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner’s goal for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this offseason was to wait longer in the pocket as a passer before using his athleticism as a crutch. Warner appeared Monday with former Raiders quarterback and 2002 league MVP Rich Gannon, on The SiriusXM Blitz. He said..." April 06

  • Michael Crabtree meeting with Oakland Raiders

    NFL.com "Michael Crabtree's stock has plummeted on the open market, but the free-agent wide receiver has at least one more visit lined up. The former 49ers pass-catcher will visit the cross-bay Oakland Raiders on Monday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. It's the only known visit for Crabtree..." April 06

  • Jeff Garcia thinks fans should scrutinize the 49ers’ management

    Times Standard "You don’t have to be a former Pro Bowl quarterback to know when an NFL franchise is taking huge missteps. But it helps. So when I tell you — as I’m wont to do — that the San Francisco 49ers are doing it wrong, I understand if you roll your eyes as you carefully position this column with the..." April 05

  • Buccaneers trade Dashon Goldson to Redskins

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Buccaneers have traded safety Dashon Goldson to the Redskins for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick, according to the team's official website on Friday. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Albert Breer of NFL Media, Tampa Bay will give up a seventh-round pick in 2016 in exchange for a..." April 04

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #49ers signed LB Nick Bellore.