49ers Rumors & News

  • Former 49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

    San Jose Mercury News "Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said the woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015, when she went to his Morgan Hill home to interview for a..." May 03

  • Trent Dilfer: ‘No intention of joining 49ers’

    San Jose Mercury News "Trent Dilfer shot down Internet rumors Monday that he could be joining the 49ers in some capacity upon leaving his role as an ESPN analyst.“I have no intention of joining the 49ers,” Dilfer told this newspaper in an exclusive phone interview. “I have never been talking with the 49ers about this..." May 03

  • ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer likely done at the network

    New York Daily News "Skip Bayless and Mike Tirico are not the only broadcasters leaving ESPN’s Bristol Campus. NFL TV sources say Trent Dilfer, one of ESPN’s most engaging NFL analysts and member of the “Monday Countdown” crew, is likely headed out the door. Spies say money is the issue." May 02

  • 49ers Exercise Eric Reid’s 2017 Option

    Pro Football Focus "In advance of the deadline for fifth-year options for 2013 first-round picks to be exercised, the 49ers have picked up their option on safety Eric Reid, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). The move will ensure that Reid is on San Francisco’s books for a $5.676MM salary in 2017. Reid,..." May 02

  • 49ers select Kelvin Taylor, son of ex-NFL tailback Fred Taylor, in 6th round

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers have selected running back Kelvin Taylor out of Florida in the sixth round (211th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Son of former Gator and NFL running back Fred Taylor, Kelvin enters the pro game only five seasons after his father's retirement." April 30

  • 49ers add Jeff Driskel to complicated QB situation

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers have selected quarterback Jeff Driskel out of Louisiana Tech in the 6th round (207th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Once the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the nation, Driskel's time at Florida was highly tumultuous. He transferred to Louisiana Tech in early 2015." April 30

  • 49ers' Will Redmond, selected in third round, will be able to play next season as rookie despite injury

    San Jose Mercury News "Add cornerback Will Redmond to the parade of 49ers draft picks since 2013 who've come off an anterior cruciate ligament tear. Unlike those predecessors, Redmond will be ready to play as a rookie, general manager Trent Baalke insisted Friday night after using a third-round pick on the..." April 30

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #49ers, at the cost 4th rounder and 6th rounder, trade up into the first round to select #Stanford G Joshua Garnett at No. 28

  • Report: ‘Nothing going on’ with Colin Kaepernick trade to Broncos

    Sportsnaut "For the past several weeks, there has been talk about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick heading to the Denver Broncos in a trade during the 2016 NFL draft. While this talk has calmed down a bit recently, most expected rumors to heat up during the draft itself. That has not..." April 29

  • 49ers' Joshua Garnett: Picked up by 49ers in trade up

    CBS Sports "The 49ers selected Garnett in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 28th overall. The 49ers traded back up into the first round after previously selecting DeForest Buckner at the seventh pick. " April 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #49ers select #Oregon DE Deforest Buckner at No. 7. This was their target. He joins his former DL coach & Arik Armstead, his teammate.

  • DeForest Buckner drafted by 49ers with 7th pick in 2016 NFL Draft

    Oregonian "For the second straight year, the Oregon Ducks have placed a former player into the first round of the NFL Draft. DeForest Bucker, who bruised his way through Pac-12 offensive lines during his tenure at Oregon, was picked seventh overall by the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday. Buckner is the..." April 28

  • Report: Broncos have discussed giving up first-round pick in Colin Kaepernick deal

    Sportsnaut "There should be some sort of resolution regarding the Denver Broncos quarterback situation before the three-day 2016 NFL draft concludes on Saturday. Whether that’s Denver selecting a quarterback with the 31st pick or trading for a veteran still remains to be seen. What we do know is that..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Anthony Davis burns bridges with 49ers in Twitter rant

    Fox Sports "Anthony Davis, the San Francisco 49ers' starting right tackle since 2010, abruptly retired before last season citing health concerns. Now he apparently wants to be back in the NFL, but clearly not with the Niners. Davis basically burned bridges with his old team on Twitter Wednesday, calling..." April 28

  • 49ers GM won't rule out trading Colin Kaepernick this week

    ESPN "It's possible that quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be traded this week, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke tells ESPN's Bob Holtzman. "I wouldn't say we are out there looking for it, but I wouldn't rule it out," Baalke said. Kaepernick is attending a voluntary minicamp this..." April 28

  • Sam Bradford doesn't want trade to 49ers because of Chip Kelly

    Bleeding Green Nation "Sam Bradford wants the Philadelphia Eagles to trade him. But where does he actually expect to land? There just doesn't seem to be much interest in the injury-prone quarterback who turns 29 in November. If there was heavy interest out there, Bradford probably would have tested free agency in the..." April 27

  • Mike Nolan explains call to take Alex Smith over 'cocky' Rodgers

    NFL.com "Leading up to the 2005 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers gave an edge to eventual No. 1 pick Alex Smith thanks to his humble nature and a litany of perceived flaws in Aaron Rodgers -- cockiness, arrogance and a goofy throwing motion among them. "The other thing as Alex at the time was a good..." April 27

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Arrest warrant for Nick Moody thrown out after he appears in court

    Miami Herald "A pro football player from Miami Beach will cooperate after all in the trial of troubled but talented Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith. A Miami-Dade judge on Monday quashed an arrest warrant for Nick Moody, who last week failed to show up in court to assure he would testify against his..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • O.J. Simpson allegedly wants to date Kris Jenner after prison release

    New York Daily News "Apparently The Juice plans to squeeze his way back into the Kardashian clan. O.J. Simpson allegedly has a roster full of unlikely dating prospects after he’s sprung from prison — including Kris Jenner, the ex-wife of his late defense attorney Robert Kardashian, and possibly even her newly..." April 23

  • Nick Moody will cooperate in Aldon Smith case following failure to appear in court

    Sporting News "Nick Moody is doing a mea culpa after a failure to appear arrest warrant was issued Friday for him. The former San Francisco 49ers linebacker claims miscommunication led to him failing to appear in a Miami courtroom in connection to the DUI case of former teammate Aldon Smith. Miami-Dade..." April 23

  • Moody vanishes rather than testify in Aldon Smith's hit-and-run trial

    Miami Herald "An arrest warrant was issued Friday for a Miami Beach pro football player who is supposed to testify against troubled Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith. Nick Moody was asked to appear in a Miami courtroom Friday to assure a judge that he would travel to California to take the stand in..." April 22

  • John Elway happy with Mark Sanchez, calls Colin Kaepernick talks 'dormant'

    DenverBroncos.com "As the weeks have passed, John Elway and the Broncos have remained patient about the state of their quarterback position, continuing to sit with two quarterbacks while waiting for the situation to play out. Mark Sanchez is the reason why. "We're happy with Mark," Elway said at his pre-draft..." April 22

  • Report: Very little movement on Colin Kaepernick trade front

    Sportsnaut "With the 2016 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, it’s becoming abundantly clear that both the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos are going to be movers and shakers during the annual event in Chicago next week. Flush with 12 picks and a quarterback in Colin Kaepernick that’s clearly on the trade..." April 21

  • Report: 49ers the ‘early front-runner’ for CB Josh Norman

    The Sports Daily "With millions in cap space and a need in the secondary, the San Francisco 49ers have opened up as the favorites to sign cornerback Josh Norman. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the 49ers are “expected” to become the “early front-runner” to acquire the All-Pro cornerback, with the..." April 21

  • Report: 49ers, Steelers, Dolphins among teams inquiring about Josh Norman

    Pro Football Talk "The de facto release of Josh Norman by the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday has dropped a top-tier free agent onto the market right before the NFL Draft. Norman became an unrestricted free agent when the Panthers removed the franchise tag on Wednesday afternoon. While there is less money and cap..." April 21

  • Niners GM Trent Baalke hasn’t talked to Colin Kaepernick in two weeks

    Sportsnaut "“There’s no crying in football!” — Trent Baalke, probably. When asked about whether or he’s talked to Colin Kaepernick the San Francisco 49ers general manager had this to say, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle: “I can’t get into what his feelings are. I have not addressed them..." April 20

  • 49ers Plan To Either Pick Up S Eric Reid’s Fifth-Year Option Or Sign Him To Long-Term

    NFL Trade Rumors "49ers GM Trent Baalke told reporters on Wednesday that they plan to either pick up S Eric Reid‘s fifth-year option or sign him to a long-term contract at some point in the near future, per Cam Inman. The fifth-year option will run the 49ers $5.6 million in 2017, but is guaranteed only for..." April 20

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    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    Baalke said the report that he and Chip Kelly are already in conflict was "ridiculous--and you can quote me on that."

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Huge signs today point to Colin Kaepernick staying in SF. Eagles trade up to No. 2 pick. Brian Hoyer visit to Denver. #9news #9sports

  • Colin Kaepernick trade talks expected to heat up on draft day

    Sportsnaut "While there hasn’t been much recent movement on the trade front surrounding a potential deal that would send Colin Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos, the upcoming NFL draft will present yet another opportunity to get something done. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports notes that it’s highly unlikely..." April 20

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Market for 49ers tickets and PSLs is “plummeting”

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers once again are proving that winning draws fans to the games, and that losing drives them away. According to C.W. Nevius of the San Francisco Chronicle (via SportsBusiness Daily), the market for tickets and Personal Seat Licenses has been “plummeting.” Currently, a total of 1,825..." April 18

  • Cowboys, 49ers interested in Eagles' Ryan Mathews

    Niners Nation "The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly interested in Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, and that could open the door for Ryan Mathews to be available in a trade. Walter Football writer Tony Pauline is reporting the 49ers and Cowboys are two teams interested in Mathews if he is available in a..." April 15

  • Chip Kelly is reportedly already causing problems with the 49ers

    Bleeding Green Nation "NFL analyst Brian Baldinger made an interesting comment during a radio appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic's Morning Show on Thursday. In a discussion about Colin Kaepernick's complicated status with the 49ers, Baldinger had this to say about former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. Baldinger: "I..." April 15

  • Report: Chip Kelly wants to resurrect Blaine Gabbert's career

    Larry Brown Sports "Lots of teams will be looking for quarterbacks high in this year’s NFL Draft, but apparently the San Francisco 49ers will not be one of them. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora says that he has been hearing that Chip Kelly is enamored with trying to resurrect Blaine Gabbert’s career. That tidbit..." April 14

  • Former GM thinks Kaepernick-to-Broncos is done, pending 49ers drafting QB

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos have been fairly silent the last two weeks, and Colin Kaepernick trade discussions seem to have stalled out. The hang-up is believed to be $4.9 million of Kaepernick's 2016 base salary, although Mindi Bach reported the Broncos wanted him taking pay cuts..." April 14

  • High-impact Boldin not rushing free-agent decision; possible destinations?

    CBS Sports "For the first time in his career, Anquan Boldin is a free agent. But he's in no rush to sign a contract with a new team -- yet. That might seem odd since at 35 he's on the downside of his career, and you would think he'd want to lock up a deal to know his future after spending the past three..." April 14

  • Joe Staley: Whoever is QB will be right man for the job

    San Jose Mercury News "Left tackle Joe Staley isn't sure which quarterback's blind side he'll be protecting this season for the 49ers, nor does he anticipate that mystery ending soon. "It's not going to be something (decided) in the next few weeks," Staley said Wednesday at the 49ers offseason program. "It's a new..." April 14

  • 49ers had deal in place to acquire Browns receiver Josh Gordon

    EndZone Score "After reports surfaced that embattled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon had failed yet another drug test, ESPN’s Adam Schefter offered an interesting tidbit that said the San Francisco 49ers had a deal in place to acquire the 24-year-old. The 49ers had reportedly been in the market to..." April 13

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • 49ers have done extensive homework on DL Vernon Butler

    San Francisco Chronicle "Of the 63 defensive linemen at the NFL combine, Vernon Butler was the fourth-heaviest (323 pounds) and his arm length (35 inches) and hand size (10 3/4) tied for fourth among his peers. Given his industrial-sized dimensions, this should come as no surprise: The 49ers appear to have big-time..." April 12

  • Anthony Davis: Trent Baalke says trade rumor is ‘false reporting’

    Sportsnaut "The rocky and strange relationship between Anthony Davis, the San Francisco 49ers and general manager Trent Baalke continued down a weird path Monday. Peter King of MMQB reported in his weekly column that the 49ers had put Davis and fellow Niner Antoine Bethea on the trade block. However, Davis..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Broncos will stick to their demands with 49ers' Colin Kaepernick

    Number Fire "The Denver Broncos "don't figure" to bend in their contract demands for San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports. What It Means: Legwold reports the Broncos want the 49ers to pay $4.9 million of Kaepernick's salary this season, and the quarterback to..." April 11

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