49ers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

  • NaVorro Bowman to see Dr. Andrews

    ESPN.com "While NaVorro Bowman's 21-day evaluation window opened Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers' All-Pro inside linebacker did not practice this week. Rather, Bowman, who tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 19, continued to work on individual and agility drills..." November 22

  • Glenn Dorsey won’t be back for at least a few more weeks

    Pro Football Talk "Five days ago, the 49ers activated defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey from injured reserve with designation to return. Per a league source, Dorsey nevertheless remains a few weeks away from being ready to play. Dorsey suffered a torn biceps in August; he’s listed as out for Sunday’s game with a..." November 22

  • Harbaugh compares Vernon Davis to an olive jar

    Pro Football Talk "Iconoclastic 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has been called many things. He can now add olive jar to the list. That one comes courtesy of coach Jim Harbaugh. “I just feel like he’s ready to break out,” Harbaugh told reporters on Friday regarding Davis. “I really do. You use the old olive..." November 22

  • 49ers' Anthony Davis remains out with concussion

    CSN Bay Area "Right tackle Anthony Davis appears doubtful to be available for the 49ers’ game Sunday against Washington due to a concussion that kept him out of practice this week. There might not be enough time for Davis to pass the NFL’s concussion protocol. He was not seen on the practice field on Friday...." November 21

  • The curious case of Vernon Davis

    San Jose Mercury News "Vernon Davis claimed he is fully healthy and that his hard work will eventually end his end-zone dry spell. "Everything always works itself out, especially if you're working hard and doing the right things," Davis said. "It'll come. It's just a matter of time. I know I have to be optimistic,..." November 20

  • DeSean Jackson almost signed with 49ers

    San Jose Mercury News "Cal product DeSean Jackson pondered returning to the Bay Area and "came close" to signing with the 49ers as a free agent. Instead, the standout wide receiver opted for a Washington franchise that's 3-7 entering Sunday's game at Levi's Stadium. While the 49ers reworked their receiving corps by..." November 19

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Ahmad Brooks: "I did not take myself out of the game. But words said by me could not be taken back, so they decided to not put me back in."

  • Giants' Eli Manning disagrees with 49ers rookie's assessment that he had 'happy feet'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Something went wrong for quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants on Sunday. Manning completed less than 50 percent of his passes and threw five interceptions in a 16-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. After the contest, 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland provided an interesting assessment of..." November 18

  • 49ers' Harbaugh: Issues with Ahmad Brooks have been 'addressed'

    The Score "San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh doesn't have much to say about linebacker Ahmad Brooks' self-imposed benching in the second half of Sunday's victory over the New York Giants. "Yes, we've addressed it and had those conversations," Harbaugh said on Monday as relayed by ESPN's Paul..." November 17

  • Jim Harbaugh, 49ers are trying to stay focused

    SB Nation "It's been a tough year for the 49ers head coach, as his team's dealt with a rash of injuries and a torrent of rumors about his own status with the team. In spite of it all, Harbaugh and his players are doing their best to tune it out and concentrate on winning games. Each of the five..." November 17

  • Group effort on defense propels 49ers to win over Giants

    CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith returned to action for the 49ers. And while the premier pass-rushing presence made a difference on Sunday in the 49ers’ 16-10 victory over the New York Giants, this game was about a lot of other people, too. Chris Borland. Chris Culliver. Eric Reid. Antoine..." November 17

  • 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks, upset with playing time, benches himself against Giants

    Fox Sports "San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks wasn't benched on Sunday. Rather, he benched himself. A source told FOX Sports that Brooks was upset with the coaches' decision to take reps away from him and give them to Aldon Smith and Aaron Lynch during the team's 16-10 victory over the New York..." November 17

  • Colts, Seahawks, 49ers among teams eyeing CFL star Duron Carter

    CBSSports.com "Troubled wide receiver Duron Carter, son of Hall of Fame pass catcher Cris Carter and formerly a top college recruit, is free to begin negotiating with NFL teams next month. And upward of 10 NFL teams are tracking the CFL standout closely. Several sources close to the player believe the Colts will..." November 16

  • 49ers put Aldon Smith on active roster, place Jimmie Ward on IR

    ESPN.com "While the season is just getting started for San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith, the year has come to a close for the Niners’ first-round draft pick, defensive back Jimmie Ward. Smith, whose nine-game suspension “for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse..." November 16

  • 49ers officially activate Aldon Smith after 9-game suspension

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers officially activated linebacker Aldon Smith to the 53-man roster Saturday. Smith was serving a nine-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies." November 16

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    Cam Inman @CamInman

    #49ers #1 pick Jimmie Ward placed on IR (foot). He played throughout win at Saints. Rookie totals 0 INT, 2 PD. Aldon Smith fills roster spot

  • 49ers' Chris Borland is as scrappy as they come

    San Jose Mercury News "Chris Borland was among the slowest linebackers in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine. ¶ But NFL executives measured the wrong skill. They should have taken their stopwatches to the Borland family dinner table. ¶ That's where the current 49ers rookie went fork-to-fork with six..." November 15

  • Ray McDonald's parents slam San Jose police for starting 'lynch mob' against 49ers player

    San Jose Mercury News "Now that prosecutors have declined to charge 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald over his domestic violence arrest, citing lack of evidence, his parents are slamming the San Jose Police Department for starting a "lynch mob" against the player. In a statement offered to this newspaper Thursday,..." November 15

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    There’s a “real possibility” 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman will not play this season due to torn ACL and MCL he suffered last season, per source.

  • Source: Bowman's MRI 'fine,' still no timetable for return

    CSN Bay Area "All-Pro 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s MRI examination on his surgically repaired left knee checked out “fine,” a source told CSNBayArea.com on Thursday. While there is still no timetable for Bowman’s return, the source said, Tuesday is the latest the 49ers could declare Bowman available to..." November 13

  • What’s the source of Michael Crabtree’s frustration?

    San Francisco Gate "What’s eating Michael Crabtree? The 49ers wide receiver, of course, sounded dissatisfied with the role he played in a 27-24 overtime win at New Orleans on Sunday. When asked about his game-saving 51-yard, fourth-down, fourth-quarter catch, Crabtree, oddly, offered this: “Third down. I’m a..." November 13

  • 49ers injury report: Brock, Ward sit out practice

    CSN Bay Area "Cornerback Tramaine Brock, who battled “turf toe” through the first nine games of the season, is expected to miss at least one game with a hamstring strain, a source said. Nickel back Jimmie Ward also did not practice Wednesday due to a foot injury. His status for Sunday’s game against the New..." November 12

  • Aldon Smith: ‘My body feels good and I’m ready to go’

    San Jose Mercury News "Aldon Smith called Tuesday one of the best days of his life, having been reinstated after a nine-game suspension. He now can begin practicing with the 49ers and make his season debut Sunday against the host New York Giants. “My body feels good and I’m ready to go,” Smith said in his first media..." November 12

  • Fearing for future, Willis opts for season-ending surgery

    San Francisco Gate "The bad wheel Patrick Willis has been playing on for several years finally forced the All-Pro linebacker to make an extended pit stop. Willis was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday because of a problematic left big toe he injured in a win against the Rams on Oct. 13. Willis, who..." November 12

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Spoke to @NBowman53 Sunday. He said still having some knee pain recovering from major surgery, unsure when he would be cleared to practice

  • Ray McDonald wants to move forward

    ESPN.com "San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald seeks to restore his relationship with his fiancee as well as resume his football career. "I have no malice toward anyone," McDonald said Tuesday, a day after the Santa Clara County district attorney's office announced it declined to file..." November 11

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    Fantasy Football OD @NFLRankings

    #49ers OLB Aldon Smith Officially Reinstated ---> http://t.co/9K135skwwO

  • 49ers beat Saints 27-24 in overtime

    San Jose Mercury News "Ahmad Brooks delayed his postgame shower, stood bare-chested at his locker and kept reliving the play that might have saved the 49ers season. His fumble-forcing sack of Drew Brees set the stage for an exhilarating victory, as Phil Dawson promptly kicked a 35-yard field goal for a 27-24 overtime..." November 10

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    DA declines to filed charges against San Francisco 49ers DT Ray McDonald because of insufficient evidence, per ESPN's Shelley Smith.

  • No Patrick Willis today for 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "49ers linebacker Patrick Willis has missed two games with a sprained toe. Make that three as of Sunday. Jeff Darlington of NFL Media reports from the scene of the 49ers-Saints game that Willis is “very, very doubtful” to play. Officially, Willis is listed as questionable." November 09

  • Agent says Aldon Smith complied with all requirements

    Pro Football Talk "In response to a report that 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith wasn’t reinstated early because he failed to comply with the league’s counseling requirements, Smith’s agent says otherwise. “He upheld all requirements,” agent Doug Hendrickson told PFT by phone. Hendrickson also said that Smith had..." November 09

  • Aldon Smith still suspended

    ESPN.com "The nine-game suspension for San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith wasn't reduced to allow him to play Sunday, as many expected. The reason, according to two league sources, is that while Smith did more than mandated in terms of community service, he did not fulfill the obligations assigned..." November 09

  • Smith to owe 49ers after season

    ESPN.com "Some people love football so much they would play in the NFL for free. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is going one step further. Smith, who is eligible to return to the 49ers this week after serving a nine-game suspension, will become one of the rare, if not the only player in..." November 09

  • 49ers remain confident, but playoffs are a long shot

    Pro Football Talk "San Francisco running back Frank Gore offered up some bravado this week when assessing his team’s future prospects. “We’re going to the playoffs,” Gore told CSNBayArea.com. “We’re going to do it. We have great coaches. We have great guys. The last three years, we’ve been spoiled. That’s where..." November 08

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Patrick Willis is not practicing today, either. He did not practice at all this week.

  • Crabtree: slow start not connected to injuries

    Sacramento Bee "Michael Crabtree conceded his season is off to a slower-than-desired start, but he bristled at any suggestion that it's connected to a foot injury that briefly sidelined him earlier this year. During the 49ers' Week 4 game against the Eagles, Crabtree left the game and had doctors look at his..." November 07

  • Gore: 'We're going to the playoffs'

    CSN Bay Area "It’s not about getting the ball in the hands of Frank Gore, said none other than 49ers running back Frank Gore. The key to the 49ers turning things around on offense is a collective effort, according to the franchise's all-time leading rusher. “Nah, it’s a team,” Gore said. “We have great..." November 05

  • Marcus Lattimore to Retire

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday that RB Marcus Lattimore has informed the team he intends to retire. “This was a very difficult decision for Marcus and it was clear after speaking with him that he had put a lot of thought into it,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “He is a..." November 05

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says Aldon Smith nine-game suspension won't be reduced, so he's out Sunday vs Saints

  • Jerry Rice thinks Jim Harbaugh is 'gone' from the 49ers

    SB Nation "San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is "gone," Jerry Rice told Sports Illustrated's Pro Football Now. The head coach has been the subject of rumors this season that allege a rocky relationship between him and the 49ers' front office and players. Rice echoed a growing sentiment that Harbaugh..." November 04

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Aldon Smith not likely to return to 49ers this week

    NFL.com "Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the NFL had yet to notify the San Francisco 49ers about whether Aldon Smith will be reinstated early from his nine-game suspension for violations of the league's policies on substance abuse and personal conduct. Despite ongoing speculation that Smith would indeed..." November 04

  • 49ers sign RB Kendall Hunter to contract extension

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers today announced they had signed running back Kendall Hunter to a one-year contract extension. Hunter, a third-round draft pick in 2011, was set to become a free-agent in March. He tore his ACL at the beginning of training camp and was lost for the season. However, the 49ers were..." November 04

  • Banged-up Rams stun San Francisco

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "They were given up for dead a week ago in Kansas City. Battered, bruised and beaten. Two starters lost for the season. An injury report twice as long as the team’s sack total for the season. And yes, another second-half meltdown. So no one saw this coming, certainly not the San Francisco 49ers...." November 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers RB Marcus Lattimore, SF's 4th round pick in 2013 draft, is retiring due to knee problems, per @caplannfl.

  • Ref says replay of controversial 49ers fumble was inconclusive

    SB Nation "The San Francisco 49ers were victims of inconclusive evidence in their 13-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams, according to the ref who made the controversial ruling on Colin Kaepernick's late goal line fumble. Screened by a mass of limbs and bodies, referee Jerome Boger said he was unable to..." November 03