49ers Rumors & News

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class

    NFL.com "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • Kaepernick out of surgery for ‘extensive’ shoulder tear

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick had surgery in Vail, Colo. Tuesday morning on his left, non-throwing shoulder. A source said the doctor who performed the surgery, Dr. Peter Millett of the Steadman Clinic, said the tear in the quarterback’s labrum was “extensive.” Kaepernick’s recovery is expected to last four..." November 24

  • 49ers confirm ACL tear for Glenn Dorsey

    Sacramento Bee "The 49ers on Sunday feared that veteran defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey tore his ACL in Seattle, and that turned out to be the diagnosis when he was examined Monday. Dorsey will have surgery when the swelling in the knee subsides. The injury ends the eight-year veteran's season and puts next..." November 24

  • Source: Kaepernick scheduled for shoulder surgery

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will undergo surgery on Tuesday after meeting with a shoulder specialist on Monday. Kaepernick traveled to meet with Dr. Peter Millet of the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. After the consultation, it was determined that Kaepernick would require surgery to repair..." November 24

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    DT Glenn Dorsey will get an MRI tomorrow, #49ers coach Jim Tomsula said. They're fearful of an ACL tear.

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • 49ers' Baalke: Kaepernick's return possible

    San Jose Mercury News "General manager Trent Baalke isn't ruling out Colin Kaepernick's return to the 49ers in 2016 after the embattled quarterback undergoes shoulder surgery. "I wouldn't say that at all," Baalke said before Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. "People are reading into that. But for me, where we..." November 23

  • Niners will explore Colin Kaepernick trade options in offseason

    NFL.com "Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick has more than likely played his last down in San Francisco, and the situation surrounding his season-ending injury has left all sides frustrated. The Niners put Kaepernick on injured reserve Saturday, a surprise move from a timing perspective. The..." November 22

  • San Francisco 49ers place QB Colin Kaepernick on IR

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced that they've placed quarterback Colin Kaepernick on injured reserve on Saturday. The team did not disclose a specific injury." November 22

  • Carlos Hyde remains out for 49ers

    Pro Football Talk "Before the 49ers practiced on Wednesday, coach Jim Tomsula told reporters that running back Carlos Hyde would take part after missing the team’s last two games with a stress fracture in his left foot. While you’d imagine the coach has a direct line to the team’s medical staff, Tomsula’s..." November 20

  • Reggie Bush still might sue the City of St. Louis

    San Francisco Chronicle "Who could blame running back Reggie Bush for wanting to sue the city of St. Louis? Bush was shoved out of bounds during the early part of the 49ers’ 27-6 loss in St. Louis. He then lost his footing when he hit the slippery concrete that borders a padded wall. Bush went down and said he felt..." November 20

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Report: Ex-49ers RB Kendall Hunter works out with Seahawks

    CSN Bay Area "Former 49ers running back Kendall Hunter reportedly worked out Tuesday with the Seattle Seahawks. Hunter, who hopes to make a return from a torn ACL sustained in training camp last year, worked out last week with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to ESPN’s Field Yates, who also reported..." November 18

  • Tomsula going week-to-week with 49ers' QB decision

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Blaine Gabbert on Sunday will get his second consecutive start when the 49ers face the Seattle Seahawks. If everything holds to form, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula will decline to name his starter for the 49ers’ next game, Nov. 29 against the Arizona Cardinals, after the game in Seattle..." November 17

  • NFL likely to charge $500M-$600M relocation fee for move to LA

    CBS Sports "It's not going to be cheap to move to Los Angeles. If the Rams, Raiders or Chargers make the move to Los Angeles in 2016, it's going to cost them some serious money. According to the Sports Business Journal, the NFL is going to charge a relocation fee of at least $500 million to any team that's..." November 16

  • Vernon Davis 'confused' by play time

    NBC News 9 Colorado "For most of the Sunday disaster, the Denver Broncos' new secret weapon stood on the sideline holding his helmet behind his back. At least Vernon Davis is still a secret. "I thought I was going to play a lot, too," Davis said. "I was confused. I thought I would play a lot more than that. Very..." November 16

  • Jaguars Tried Out Former 49ers RB Kendall Hunter

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Jaguars brought in former 49ers RB Kendall Hunter for a tryout on Friday. Hunter, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the 49ers back in 2011. He wound up signing a one-year, $870,000 contract extension with the 49ers in November of last year, but was..." November 14

  • 49ers' Boldin not looking to retire

    Oakland Tribune "Anquan Boldin, recovering from a hamstring strain, is trying his darndest to get back into a 49ers uniform. That goes for their next game, at Seattle on Nov. 22, as well as beyond this season. "No, this isn't the end," Boldin said of his 13-year career, while conducting a phone interview..." November 13

  • Willis shoots down report: 'Haven't thought twice about' returning

    CSN Bay Area "Former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is remaining a former 49ers linebacker, after all. Willis responded Thursday morning to a report from Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, saying he has never reconsidered the decision he made to retire from professional football. Cole reported that a source..." November 12

  • Patrick Willis rumored to be considering 49ers comeback

    Niners Nation "Well, this is certainly something. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole is reporting a source told him Patrick Willis considering a comeback next year with the San Francisco 49ers. He pointed out that Willis is still figuring out his toe issue, but Cole says Willis is at least considering a comeback. I..." November 12

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    The #49ers paid RB Pierre Thomas $51,176, or 1/17th of the NFL veteran minimum, for his one week of service.

  • RB Pierre Thomas done after one-game cameo

    San Jose Mercury News "Running back Pierre Thomas’ stint with the 49ers is over after only one week. Thomas got released Tuesday as the 49ers opted to sign one of his former New Orleans Saints teammates, Travaris Cadet, who’s listed as a running back but has primarily served as a passing-game specialist and kickoff..." November 10

  • Blaine Gabbert Named 49ers Starting QB for Week 11 vs. Seattle Seahawks

    49ers.com "Blaine Gabbert has been named the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback for the team's Week 11 road game against the Seattle Seahawks. Jim Tomsula met with his quarterbacks on Monday afternoon and informed them that Gabbert will get the nod vs. the Seahawks on Nov. 22. Gabbert completed..." November 10

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • Gabbert in control, guides 49ers past Falcons

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers’ change at quarterback had the desired effect. After being held out of the end zone in the past two games, the 49ers re-familiarized themselves with that strip of real estate at the end of the playing field. Blaine Gabbert, making his first start in his one-and-a-half seasons as..." November 09

  • 49ers Worked Out RB Travaris Cadet

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that free agent RB Travaris Cadet worked out for the 49ers on Monday. According to Yates, Cadet could still be an option for the Patriots, who lost RB Dion Lewis for the season due to an ACL injury. Cadet, 26, originally signed on with the Saints as an undrafted..." November 09

  • Tomsula doesn’t name post-bye starter at quarterback

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Blaine Gabbert did not immediately earn the right to remain as the 49ers’ starter when the 49ers return to action after the bye week. Or, at least, Gabbert was not officially named the starter beyond Sunday, which ended with the 49ers holding on for a 17-16 victory over the Atlanta..." November 09

  • San Francisco 49ers still believe in Colin Kaepernick

    NFL.com "Jim Tomsula and the 49ers have been eternal optimists all along. Considering the hole they started in, they almost had to be. But according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, they are also optimistic that Colin Kaepernick still might be their franchise quarterback. This, despite the fact that..." November 08

  • 49ers promote two corners to face Falcons

    Pro Football Talk "The last few weeks have led to questions for quarterback Matt Ryan about why he’s been turning the ball over so frequently as the team has gone 2-2 after a flawless opening quarter to the season. Ryan will have a chance to get things back on track Sunday against a struggling 49ers outfit that..." November 08

  • Reggie Bush to sue city of St. Louis over injury suffered vs. Rams

    CBS Sports "Running back Reggie Bush, who suffered a season-ending and potentially career-threatening knee injury after slipping on concrete surrounding the field in St. Louis, has procured legal representation and plans on suing the city of St. Louis over the matter, according to a source close to the..." November 08

  • Kaepernick almost certainly out of SF in 2016

    CBS Sports "The benching of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this week has only heightened the frayed relationship between him and the upper management of the team and created a climate in which it is virtually certain he is not back in San Francisco in 2016, according to team and league sources. Trust..." November 08

  • Chorus of teams say Browns, 49ers asked for too much in deadline talks

    CBS Sports "For weeks prior to the trade deadline several struggling teams -- Cleveland and San Francisco in particular -- made it very clear that they were open and eager to making significant trades of high-priced veteran players, but, according to numerous teams who dealt with those teams, the asking..." November 08

  • Colin Kaepernick disagrees with benching, upset by characterizations

    ESPN "Speaking publicly for the first time since being benched by the San Francisco 49ers, a somewhat defiant Colin Kaepernick did not agree with the team's decision to go with Blaine Gabbert as its starter, but the fifth-year quarterback said he was not going to complain. Kaepernick did, however,..." November 07

  • Jerry Rice: My Penis Is Huge ... Greatest Of All Time!

    TMZ "They call him the G.O.A.T. ... they should call him the H.O.R.S.E. ... 'cause according to Jerry Rice, he's hung just like one. The Hall of Famer appeared on "Watch What Happens: Live" with Andy Cohen this week when he was asked to spill his guts about the biggest penis he ever saw in an NFL..." November 07

  • Vernon Davis to be active, play vs. Colts

    Denver Post "The newest Bronco will play Sunday, and likely go up against his brother. Tight end Vernon Davis, who was acquired via trade, is still learning the Broncos' playbook but knows enough, Kubiak said, to warrant being active and getting time against the Colts. "I feel very good about the things..." November 07

  • 49ers' Brooks fined for horse-collar tackle vs Rams

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $17,363 for a horse-collar tackle in the 49ers’ loss on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, the NFL announced on Friday. Brooks was fined for a play on which he was penalized for one of his two facemask penalties." November 06

  • Niners OC sees some of Alex Smith in Blaine Gabbert

    NFL.com "With the San Francisco 49ers moving to Blaine Gabbert for Sunday's tilt against the Atlanta Falcons, offensive coordinator Geep Chryst compared the signal-caller to a certain former Niners quarterback: Alex Smith. Smith, like Gabbert, was drafted at 21 and needed to adapt from a spread run..." November 06

  • Falcons insulted by reported reason that Kaepernick was benched

    CBS Sports "49ers coach Jim Tomsula finally got a chance on Wednesday to explain why he made the decision to bench Colin Kaepernick and start Blaine Gabbert for this week's game against the Falcons. Basically, Tomsula said the decision was made because he thought Kaepernick needed some space to..." November 05

  • Is Gabbert in another impossible situation?

    NFL.com "Is Blaine Gabbert a new man in San Francisco? The former first-round pick was thrust into a less-than-desirable situation in Jacksonville and performed like it, hurling 22 touchdowns and 24 picks over 27 starts. The Jaguars limped to a 5-22 record in those games. His name has become..." November 05

  • Vernon Davis of Broncos explains what went wrong with 49ers

    Denver Post "The smile exudes that of a player eager for a new lease on his NFL career. Vernon Davis' toothy grin was genuine Wednesday as he told a crowd of reporters of his excitement to take the field alongside Peyton Manning, a quarterback he had dreamed of playing with since his college days at..." November 04

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • 49ers' DL Ramsey suspended for PEDs; CB Davis signed

    CSN Bay Area "Defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey, a member of the 49ers’ practice squad, was suspended without pay for the next four games for violating the league’s policy of performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced on Tuesday. Ramsey was among the 49ers’ final cuts before the start of the regular..." November 04

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    While Kaep doesn't appear likely to be traded today, multiple teams are interested in potentially acquiring his services down the road.

  • Report: 49ers RB Davis to have surgery on broken hand

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers' stable of running backs keeps taking hits. The latest is rookie Mike Davis, who suffered an apparent broken hand Sunday against the Rams. The 49ers 2015 fourth-round pick will have surgery Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Davis sustained the injury in the first..." November 03

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    Aaron Wilson @AaronWilson_NFL

    49ers' Kaleb Ramsey suspended for next four games for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs

  • 49ers sign RB Pierre Thomas, per agent

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers have added some running back depth, signing Pierre Thomas. We break down the implications on the injured running backs. The San Francisco 49ers have signed running back Pierre Thomas, according to his agent, Lamont Smith. The move comes a day after the team signed free..." November 03

  • Colin Kaepernick to be benched for Blaine Gabbert this week

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers appear set to make a significant change of the potentially franchise-altering kind. Bay Area Sports Guy writer Kyle McLorg is reporting the team is benching Colin Kaepernick this week, and replacing him in the starting lineup with Blaine Gabbert. I've heard some rumblings..." November 03

  • Report: 49ers' Bush to undergo season-ending surgery on torn MCL

    The Score "San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday to repair a torn MCL, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bush suffered the injury on a punt return Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, when he slipped out of bounds on the concrete surface. He did not suffer..." November 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    49ers' RB Reggie Bush will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on his torn MCL, per sources. ACL was OK, but MCL was not.