49ers Rumors & News

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Lattimore's long road nears promising landmark with 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "Marcus Lattimore sat in front of his locker stall at Levi’s Stadium, packing for the team’s trip to Denver on Friday. As he spoke about his immediate future, Lattimore’s demeanor was even more positive than usual. “As you know, it’s been a long road,” he told CSNBayArea.com. When the..." October 22

  • Aldon Smith's suspension could be reduced from 9 games

    SB Nation "Aldon Smith could have his nine-game NFL suspension reduced by "a game or two," according to Pro Football Talk, in a report that was confirmed by ESPN. Smith is currently sitting due to multiple violations of the league's personal conduct policy. His reduced suspension would be the result of good..." October 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights: pic.twitter.com/QhJOHpj9sn

  • 49ers center Daniel Kilgore breaks leg, season likely over

    CSN Bay Area "Center Daniel Kilgore, whose strong play has been a bright spot for an inconsistent 49ers offense, is likely out for the season after sustaining a fractured left lower leg. Kilgore was the last 49ers player to exit the locker room late Sunday night. He had a cast on his left leg and required..." October 20

  • 49ers need Colin Kaepernick to play keep-away from Peyton Manning

    Oakland Tribune "Rick Kaepernick vividly recalls dropping off his son at the Manning Passing Academy in 2010 at Nicholls State University, about an hour drive outside of New Orleans. "Good luck," Rick told him. "Dad, luck doesn't have anything to do with it anymore," his son replied. "Either you've got it..." October 19

  • Broncos TE Virgil Green goes back to Nevada with Colin Kaepernick

    Denver Post "Peyton Manning assaults records. Colin Kaepernick assaults senses as a physical marvel. Manning creates nightmares for defensive coordinators. But Kaepernick is arguably more difficult to prepare for, given his dynamic running ability. San Francisco's Kaepernick does a pair of things better..." October 19

  • Willis, Iupati ruled out vs. Broncos

    ESPN.com "The San Francisco 49ers will be without All-Pro inside linebacker Patrick Willis (toe) and starting left guard Mike Iupati (concussion) for Sunday night's game at the Denver Broncos, the team announced Friday. Willis, who was still wearing a walking boot on his left foot Friday, was injured in..." October 18

  • Jimmie Ward questionable, Perrish Cox probable for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Three 49ers defensive backs are questionable for Sunday’s matchup at Denver, per the club’s injury report. Rookie defensive back Jimmie Ward, a key part of the club’s “sub” packages, might be most questionable of all after missing a third straight practice Friday because of a quadricep..." October 18

  • Peyton Manning, Colin Kaepernick a study in contrasts

    Denver Post "Fans might enjoy the relic or prefer the modernistic. The San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick is arguably the most physically skilled of the burgeoning NFL group of athletic quarterbacks. He has arguably the league's strongest arm, as measured by radar, and it's difficult to fathom any..." October 16

  • Kaepernick’s ‘language’ fine cut in half, no evidence found of any racial slur

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick’s $11,025 fine for an inappropriate-language penalty was reduced in half upon appeal, with the league “specifically admitting” it had no evidence he used a racial slur, according to a league source. Kaepernick has maintained since that Sept. 14 penalty in a loss to the Chicago..." October 15

  • The Cowboys are no longer America's favorite team

    Sporting News "Is it time to remove the "America's Team" moniker from the Cowboys? According to the latest Harris Poll results, the Cowboys have been vanquished by the Broncos after six years as the No. 1 team in America's hearts. In the annual poll, the Broncos jumped ahead two spots from third in 2013...." October 15

  • Report: 49ers' Patrick Willis (toe) likely out Week 7

    NFL.com "Don't expect Patrick Willis to make an immediate return to action for the San Francisco 49ers. ProFootballTalk reported Tuesday that Willis has been diagnosed with a sprained toe and is "currently unlikely" to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Willis will have his toe evaluated by the..." October 15

  • Colin Kaepernick Put Tape Over The Beats Logo On His Headphones After $10,000 Fine

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL fined Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for wearing Beats headphones in his postgame press conference after Week 5. Bose has an exclusive headphone sponsorship deal with the NFL. As Cindy Boren of the Washington Post reports, there's a 90-minute window after each game where players cannot..." October 15

  • 49ers release Bubba Ventrone, sign Josh Johson....again

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers made a roster move on Tuesday. The team released safety Bubba Ventrone, and signed quarterback Josh Johnson. The 49ers signed Ventrone this past week, waiving Josh Johnson to clear space (with a random Kassim Osgood roster move mied in). Ventrone had previously been cut at..." October 14

  • Greg Roman: 49ers don't want to wear out Frank Gore

    NFL.com "If you've sat next to a San Francisco 49ers fan for any game this season, you're likely to have heard "just give the ball to Frank" muttered or shouted more than once. Frank Gore's carries have gone up the past two weeks -- 24 and 18, respectively -- since a low of six in a Week 3 loss. But..." October 12

  • Vernon Davis (back) on pace to play vs. Rams on 'MNF'

    NFL.com "Vernon Davis is on pace to play Monday night against the St. Louis Rams. The San Francisco 49ers tight end practiced in a non-contact jersey for the third time this week, per The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows, and appears likely to play. " October 12

  • 49ers re-sign Kassim Osgood … again

    San Francisco Chronicle "On Thursday, Jim Harbaugh said the re-signing of wide receiver Kassim Osgood was imminent. And now it’s official. As expected, the 49ers re-signed Osgood today and made room for him on the 53-man roster by releasing quarterback Josh Johnson. Both players are used to this: Johnson has been..." October 11

  • 4 veteran WRs about team success, not statistics

    San Francisco Chronicle "It sure sounds as if the 49ers have the necessary ingredients to produce some pouting pass-catchers. After all, they have four veteran wide receivers who have produced 1,000-yard seasons playing in an offense that ranks second in the NFL in rushing attempts a game (30.4). Factor in that no spot..." October 11

  • San Jose police suspend off-duty work with 49ers amid controversy with moonlighting cop

    San Jose Mercury News "The San Jose Police Department has suspended all off-duty work with the San Francisco 49ers amid a controversy where one of its officers, moonlighting with team security, complicated a domestic-violence investigation by going to Ray McDonald's home the night he was arrested, authorities..." October 11

  • 49ers Colin Kaepernick is improving, even if it doesn’t seem like it

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last week, after reviewing the win over Philly, I wrote that quarterback Colin Kaepernick is playing better than last year. The assessment might strike some as strange, since Kaepernick’s statistics don’t pop. Nevertheless, In the 49ers’ 22-17 home win over Kansas City, Kaepernick’s maturation..." October 10

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    I asked Colin Kaepernick if he or Beats by Dre will pay the $10K fine. "We'll let that be unanswered," he said.

  • 49ers say they were aware of investigation of ex-player Spillman

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers today said they were aware that safety C.J. Spillman was inverstigated by Santa Clara police when he was with the team last year “and that he was neither arrested nor charged” in the matter, which involved sexual assault allegations from a local massage therapist. Spillman, who is..." October 09

  • 49ers’ highly ranked defense won’t have Bowman back soon

    San Francisco Chronicle "Five games into the season, the 49ers rank among the NFL’s top five in a slew of defensive categories. A sampling: yards allowed per game (2nd), rushing yards allowed per game (3rd), takeaways (4th) and opponent’s passer rating (4th). Given those figures, it’s fair to wonder: What could they..." October 08

  • DA: Victim in bathroom attack at 49ers stadium is partially paralyzed

    CBSSports.com "A man who was attacked at Levi's Stadium on Sunday had to have part of his skull removed and is currently suffering some paralysis, Santa Clara County prosecutor Deborah Hernandez said on Wednesday. The 32-year-old man was viciously attacked in a stadium bathroom just minutes before the 49ers..." October 08

  • 49ers CEO Jed York denies reports that Jim Harbaugh won't return

    SI.com "San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York addressed reports Monday regarding coach Jim Harbaugh's job status after this season. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports said Sunday that he doesn't see "any way" Harbaugh returns after this season, even if the team were to win the Super Bowl. "It's categorically not..." October 07

  • Aldon Smith expected back before Bowman

    CSN Bay Area "All-Pro inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman is eligible to return to the 49ers' practice field next week, but it appears to be a near-certainty that Aldon Smith will be beat him back into the lineup. Smith is serving a nine-game suspension for violations of the NFL’s policies on substance abuse..." October 07

  • Report: Jim Harbaugh would “love” to return to Raiders

    Cover32 "There has been a lot of talk about Jim Harbaugh lately, and a lot of it is not that positive. According to Pro Football Talk, “One league source tells PFT that Harbaugh would “love” to return to the Raiders.” Harbaugh began his coaching career with the Oakland Raiders in 2002 as the..." October 07

  • 49ers rally for 22-17 win over Alex Smith-led Chiefs

    San Jose Mercury News "As Brandon Lloyd soared toward the sunny sky that baked Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers’ fate went with him Sunday. Their fourth-quarter comeback might not have happened if Lloyd didn’t haul in a 29-yard reception and spark a go-ahead scoring drive in an eventual 22-17 win over the Kansas City..." October 06

  • Report: Even if 49ers win Super Bowl, Harbaugh won't return in '15

    CBSSports.com "Even if Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers win the Super Bowl this year, the San Francisco coach reportedly is on his way out of his job. That's according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, who said Sunday that even if the 49ers lift the Lombardi Trophy, Harbaugh won't be back for the 2015 season. 49ers owner..." October 05

  • Peyton pursuit began 49ers drama

    ESPN.com "Coach Jim Harbaugh began to lose some of his San Francisco 49ers players when he was not honest with former quarterback Alex Smith about San Francisco's pursuit of Peyton Manning in 2012, according to team sources, who expressed their belief to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Smith, the man at..." October 05

  • Sanders: Harbaugh story is real, 49ers players 'want him out'

    CBSSports.com "Deion Sanders stands by his report that 49ers players want Jim Harbaugh out. During the NFL Network's Sunday pregame show on Sept. 28, Sanders said that several players had told him that they wanted Harbaugh out. "They want him out," Sanders said. "They're not on the same page. I really want to..." October 04

  • 49ers could be short on Davises this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers had tight end Vernon Davis and right tackle Anthony Davis in the lineup for their Week Four victory over the Eagles after both players had missed the previous game with injuries. It might have been a one week only reprieve because there’s a low likelihood of both players being in the..." October 03

  • Fill-in 49ers defensive back Cox has become too useful to bench

    San Francisco Chronicle "The brilliant performance of 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox in a fill-in role this season has inspired a question: What happens to the second-stringer when starter Tramaine Brock returns from a toe injury? “We’ll figure that out then,” defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. Said Cox: “I have..." October 03

  • WR A.J. Jenkins returns to San Francisco as a starter

    ESPN.com "Quarterback Alex Smith isn’t the only Kansas City Chiefs player with a homecoming of sorts on Sunday when his team plays against the 49ers in San Francisco. Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, a first-round pick of the 49ers in 2012, will make the second start of his NFL career in place of the injured..." October 02

  • Jim Harbaugh blasts Deion Sanders' report alleging he has lost 49ers' locker room

    USA Today "San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh fired back Monday afternoon to an NFL Network report that some of his players want him out. "Personally, I think that's a bunch of a crap," Harbaugh said. Former 49ers player Deion Sanders, now an analyst for the NFL Network, cited unnamed sources..." September 30

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    Cam Inman @CamInman

    Baalke: Extent of injuries to Vernon Davis (back), Anthony Davis (knee, ankle) are "not fully known" but both had positive mindsets today

  • Gore bounces back, 49ers defeat Eagles

    CSN Bay Area "Running back Frank Gore was back to being the main man in the 49ers’ offense. On a day in which he rushed for more than 100 yards for the 36th time in his NFL career, the play that made the biggest impact was the longest reception of his 10-year career. And the 49ers needed everything they..." September 29

  • 49ers Remember What Makes Them Run: Frank Gore

    San Francisco Chronicle "Frank Gore bent down, a little stiffly, and laced up his black high tops, which were covered in gold circles with gold spikes on the toes. He untangled – well, actually with assistance from a bystander who was happy to help (hey, I often tangle up my own jewelry) – his two gold chains, one with a..." September 29

  • Deion Sanders says 49ers players want Harbaugh gone

    Covers.com "NFL Network analyst and former San Francisco 49ers player Deion Sanders, said he is hearing the players want head coach Jim Harbaugh gone. “They want him out,” Sanders said Sunday night after a recap of the 49ers’ 26-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. “They’re not on the same..." September 29

  • Niners' Frank Gore ensures his message is heard

    NFL.com "He runs with the blunt force of The Equalizer, pushing through holes that look almost invisible, finding yards where they don't otherwise exist. As one of the least likely star running backs in NFL history, Frank Gore is about as subtle as a Prince guitar solo. As a motivational speaker, the..." September 29

  • Anthony Davis, Brandon Boykin injured in San Francisco

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers and Eagles have both lost players to injuries in the early going in San Francisco. Anthony Davis, who started at right tackle for the 49ers today, suffered an injury when Colin Kaepernick was taken down into the back of Davis’s legs. It looked bad when Davis went down, although he was..." September 28

  • Eagles get late-night wake up call

    Pro Football Talk "As the 49ers move closer toward sounding the alarm on the 2014 season, someone who apparently wants to see the home team beat the Eagles pulled an alarm at the Philadelphia team hotel. Per multiple reports, the Eagles received a rude awakening at 1:25 a.m. PT, when the fire alarm went..." September 28

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Good to go RT @tonyjaramillo_7: @RapSheet what are you hearing about Vernon Davis availability?

  • McDonald faces discipline if charged

    ESPN.com "If charges are ever filed against San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald on an alleged assault of his fiancee, the team is prepared to discipline McDonald with a suspension or termination of contract, according to league sources. However, as of Friday, that remains a significant..." September 28

  • Ray McDonald court hearing canceled

    ESPN.com "The Santa Clara County district attorney tweeted Friday that an investigation into the case of San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald continues. A preliminary court hearing, scheduled for Monday, has been canceled and no new court dates will be scheduled "unless or until charges are..." September 28

  • Vernon Davis a game-time call

    ESPN.com "Vernon Davis, who injured the deltoid ligament in his left ankle Sept. 14 and missed last weekend's game at Arizona, said Friday he will be a game-time decision to play for the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's home game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also said he was initially told he..." September 27

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Ray McDonald investigation still not complete, meaning his Monday court date likely to be pushed back a second time ... #49ers

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Vic Fangio said Patrick Willis' wrist injury does not appear serious. Willis, Wilhoite will be tested by Eagles' McCoy and Sproles.