49ers Rumors & News

  • 5 under-the-radar 49ers who could have big impact

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "This time last year, you were reading three articles a week about the former Rugby League Player. How he was an amazing athlete who picked up a new sport at 28 years old. How he had become the best punt returner on the team right away. How could play running back too and catch passes out of the..." May 30

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Jed York calls on governor to repeal controversial LGBT law

    CSN Bay Area "While in North Carolina this week for the NFL owners meetings, 49ers CEO Jed York extended a gift of $75,000 to a statewide organization that seeks equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He also urged the governor of the state to repel a recently passed..." May 24

  • 49ers enter Week 2 of OTAs with true competition at ILB

    CSN Bay Area "Before the 49ers took the field for the first day of organized team activities last week, coach Chip Kelly declared the competitions throughout the roster had not yet started. “There’s no rankings of the depth chart or whatever,” Kelly said. “…(We) didn’t have any depth charts or anything set..." May 24

  • Maurice Jones-Drew Blasts Chip Kelly For Being A Gimmick Coach, Says He Destroyed the Eagles

    TMZ "Shots. Fired. Here's ex-NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew ripping into 49ers coach Chip Kelly -- explaining why he SUCKS as a coach in roughly 60 seconds. " May 23

  • Why the 49ers should start Gabbert over Kaepernick

    The Score "It's amazing how far the San Francisco 49ers have fallen since coming a tipped pass away from a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance just two seasons ago. Players are counting down the days until their contracts expire, free agents don't even consider the team an option, and the coaching..." May 23

  • San Francisco 49ers are officially the worst-drafting team in the NFL since 2011

    Niners Nation "This is an old FanPost. I meant to bump it to the front page a while back, but now's as good a time as any. In past years, I've provided analysis on the performance of our drafted picks in approximate value vs what we would expect their approximate value to be -- the residual Approximate Value...." May 21

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Future Hall of Fame LB Patrick Willis now Silicon Valley exec

    Sportsnaut "When former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis retired from the National Football League at the age of just 30 following the 2014 season, it caught a lot of people by surprise. Why would Willis walk away from a game he was dominating after just eight years? His financial security..." May 19

  • 49ers' Jed York gives his side of bizarre story of $2,100 dinner with a reporter

    Fox Sports "Back in 2011, Tim Kawakami made a wager with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. The deal was if the team built a stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., by September 2014, Kawakami would buy York lunch in Napa Valley. Seems like a harmless bet, right? Well, it turns out the meal cost Kawakami $2,100,..." May 18

  • Former 49ers PA announcer suing team for age discrimination

    Larry Brown Sports "A stadium announcer who used to work home games for the San Francisco 49ers is suing the team for age discrimination. Bob Sarlatte, who worked as the Niners’ PA man from 1984 through 2014, alleges that the organization fired him because of his age. According to TMZ, Sarlatte claims he was..." May 18

  • 49ers look for 'competitive bunch' of young WRs to step up

    CSN Bay Area "While the 49ers’ best receiver since Terrell Owens was in Haiti on a mission trip, a group of largely unknowns were back on the team’s practice field. Anquan Boldin, the 49ers’ top wideout the past three seasons since coming from the Baltimore Ravens in a trade, remains unsigned. And the..." May 18

  • 49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles

    San Jose Mercury News "And, for now, Gabbert indeed is the incumbent in that role. Colin Kaepernick still is not medically cleared to fully compete on the practice field, where organized team activities began Tuesday. “His focus right now is rehab, and my focus right now is learning the offense, being in the weight..." May 18

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Reporter says 49ers owner Jed York stuck him with $2,100 dinner bill over lost bet

    Larry Brown Sports "A word to the wise: Don’t ever make a friendly bet with Jed York, because the San Francisco 49ers owner and CEO will hold you to it. On a recent episode of his podcast “The TK Show,” Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News told a story about the time Jed York forced him to pick up a $2,100..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Vernon Adams negotiating with CFL team for contract

    Niners Nation "Vernon Adams wrapped up his second rookie minicamp tryout last week with Washington, and as with his Seattle Seahawks tryout, he walked away without a contract. Now that rookie minicamps are over, he appears set to take his talents to the Canadian Football League. He is currently negotiating with..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • 49ers RB Jarryd Hayne announces retirement from NFL

    Kron 4 News "Jarryd Hayne has announced his retirement from the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers announced on Sunday. The Australian running back signed with the 49ers on March 3rd of last year. He played in 8 games and had 17 carries for 52 yards during his career." May 15

  • Chip Kelly impressed with Hyde: 'Carlos is a stud'

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers head into the 2016 season with intriguing depth at running back, but some questions as to who will be doing what. Carlos Hyde is coming off his first season as a starter, but it was cut short due to a foot injury that cost him the final nine games. During the NFL..." May 15

  • Chip: 'No Idea' If Kap or Gabbert Will Start

    San Jose Mercury News "Midway through the offseason program and four months shy of the season opener, 49ers coach Chip Kelly isn’t near ready to reveal who’ll be his starting quarterback between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. “I have no idea,” Kelly told KNBR 680-AM, sounding half-joking and half-coy. “We’re..." May 13

  • Joe Montana explains Kaepernick's biggest problem in San Francisco

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest ongoing dramas of the offseason has been the Colin Kaepernick situation in San Francisco. Although the 49ers quarterback demanded a trade back in February, there was no deal to be had. Now it looks like he's going to be stuck with the 49ers in 2016, which isn't necessarily a..." May 13

  • 49ers not interested in re-signing Anquan Boldin and Reggie Bush

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers are apparently parting ways with a couple veterans from their disappointing 2015 team. According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, the team has not expressed any interest in bringing back wide receiver Anquan Boldin or running back Reggie Bush. Bush is not surprising...." May 12

  • Haralson returns to 49ers in player-engagement role

    San Francisco Chronicle "Parys Haralson isn’t back with the 49ers as a player. Rather, the former outside linebacker has returned to the team to help their current players. The 49ers have hired Haralson, 32, as their director of player engagement, a position designed to help players transition in and out of the NFL...." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • 49ers expect big things from Jarryd Hayne

    The Sports Daily "We haven’t seen the last of Jarryd Hayne, 49ers executive Paraag Marathe told the San Jose Mercury News. “I think you’ll see a jump from him,” said Marathe, who despite being in charge of the team’s analytics department pointed to an intangible reason for his belief in the former Australian..." May 10

  • Ex-49ers RB Lattimore begins coaching career

    CSN Bay Area "Another one of those biweekly NCAA grass fires started a few weeks back when it was revealed former South Carolina running back and object of national sympathy Marcus Lattimore would not be allowed to work on his alma mater’s coaching staff. Lattimore was quoted as saying he was fine with the..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Every 49ers rookie, including Will Redmond, on hand as minicamp begins

    Sacramento Bee "Every member of the 49ers’ draft class – including cornerback Will Redmond, who is recovering from an ACL injury – was on the field at the start of the team’s rookie minicamp Saturday. Some non-rookies were there, too. Because they were not on the active roster last season, receivers DeAndre..." May 08

  • Stanford product Devon Cajuste joins 49ers to do ‘whatever they want’

    San Jose Mercury News "Stanford’s Devon Cajuste, among the 12 undrafted free agents signed by the 49ers, certainly looks capable of converting into a tight end. Garrett Celek, Vance McDonald and Blake Bell are the projected top three options at tight end. Busta Anderson and Je’Ron Hamm also are working to make an..." May 07

  • Colin Kaepernick could be demoted to third string if he doesn’t beat out Blaine Gabbert.

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "Where’s Colin? That’s my new favorite game. It’s similar to “Where’s Waldo?” But instead of searching a picture book for a world-traveler wearing a striped shirt and a beanie, you search 49ers.com for pictures of Colin Kaepernick wearing a black shirt and a beanie during offseason..." May 07

  • 49ers sign 1st-round pick DeForest Buckner

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round pick DeForest Buckner, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports. Selected No. 7 overall, the versatile defensive lineman will be expected to make an immediate impact in bolstering San Francisco's front seven." May 06

  • 49ers players excited about Chip Kelly's 'genius' offense

    CSN Bay Area "Words don’t mean anything to the 49ers’ offense anymore. Delay-of-game penalties and being rushed to get the snap off in time at the line of scrimmage should be things of the past for the 49ers under coach Chip Kelly and his new scheme. And the key is that the 49ers are not talking about..." May 06

  • 49ers GM Baalke: Kaepernick 'is slinging it a little bit'

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making good progress in his rehabilitation from three surgeries, according to 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. "Kap's doing an awfully good job with his rehab,” Baalke said Wednesday on Sirius XM NFL radio. “He’s out on the field now. He's not throwing with..." May 05

  • 49ers re-sign Michael Wilhoite to one-year deal

    San Jose Mercury News "The 49ers re-signed inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite to a one-year deal Wednesday. In the absence of the retired Patrick Willis and Chris Borland last season, Wilhoite started all 12 games, tallying 86 tackles and an interception." May 04

  • Gabbert 'taking control' during 49ers' workouts

    CSN Bay Area "While Colin Kaepernick continues his rehabilitation from three surgeries, Blaine Gabbert is apparently acting the part of the 49ers’ starting quarterback during the offseason program. “He’s definitely taking control,” tight end Garrett Celek said last week of Gabbert. “Whoever’s at quarterback..." May 04

  • Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing

    Pro Football Talk "The draft came and went without a trade sending quarterback Colin Kaepernick away from the 49ers and the Broncos said they’re no longer interested in one, which makes it pretty likely that Kaepernick will remain with the team for the 2016 season. With that out of the way, the big question..." May 04

  • Santa Clara: 49ers file for arbitration in rent dispute with city

    San Jose Mercury News "The San Francisco 49ers filed for arbitration with the city Tuesday after failing to negotiate lower rent for Levi's Stadium. The NFL team had been in negotiations with the city since November to lower rent for the remainder of a 40-year lease at Levi's Stadium, which opened in 2014. The team..." May 04

  • Dana Stubblefield -- Wife Filed for Divorce ... After Alleged Rape

    TMZ "Dana Stubblefield was married at the time of his sexual encounter with a babysitter -- but his wife has since filed for divorce ... TMZ Sports has learned. Terri Stubblefield filed divorce docs in Santa Clara County family court on February 29th -- seeking to end her nearly 7-year marriage to..." May 03

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Ex-NFL Dana Stubblefield Says Sex With Disabled Woman Was Consensual Not Rape

    TMZ "Dana Stubblefield has addressed the media -- and adamantly denied raping the woman ... saying, "I am completely innocent of all these allegations." He continued, "This is an issue that is very close to me. One of my primary charities is Special Olympics, something that is true and dear to my..." May 03

  • 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

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