49ers Rumors & News

  • Buccaneers hand 49ers sixth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were running out of healthy running backs just four games into the season. Starter Doug Martin injured a hamstring in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals, and backup Charles Sims hurt a knee in Week 4..." October 23

  • With Carlos Hyde out, 49ers promote DuJuan Harris

    Pro Football Talk "49ers running back Carlos Hyde will miss Sunday’s game against the Bucs with a shoulder injury. That means more reps for Mike Davis and Shaun Draughn — and a roster spot for DuJuan Harris. The 49ers have promoted Harris to the active roster. To create space for him, the team waived defensive..." October 22

  • Ray Lewis 'I Support Kaepernick 1000% ... But Kneeling Just Isn't Enough'

    TMZ "Ray Lewis says he's 1000% behind Colin Kaepernick's protest for social justice ... but when it comes to making change it's gonna take more than kneeling to uplift black Americans. Lewis co-hosted the "TMZ Sports" TV show and got more in-depth then ever on his feelings on Kaep's stand -- and..." October 22

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Torrey Smith joins chorus of criticism of how NFL has handled Josh Brown case

    SI "Torrey Smith of the San Francisco 49ers took to Twitter to criticize the NFL's handling of domestic violence in light of the news that New York Giants kicker Josh Brown admitted to abusing his ex-wife Molly Brown. Brown has been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list but will still be paid as..." October 22

  • NFL.com Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Carlos Hyde Ruled Out for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay

    49ers.com "The San Francisco 49ers will be without their starting running back on Sunday. Carlos Hyde (shoulder) won't play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7, the team announced in their final injury report on Friday. Shaun Draughn and Mike Davis will be called upon to fill the void. Hyde..." October 21

  • Agent's Take: Here's 11 QBs who could be starting elsewhere in 2017, like Tony Romo

    CBS Sports "Everything starts with the quarterback in today's NFL. Sustained NFL success is difficult without good quarterback play, although the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 because of a suffocating defense. The search for the ever-elusive franchise quarterback drives some of the NFL's most important..." October 21

  • Ted Cruz calls Colin Kaepernick ‘spoiled’ and ‘knuckle-headed’

    The Comeback "Ted Cruz deeply admires Colin Kaepernick’s willingness to speak out on something he believes in and applauds the quarterback’s stance against police violence, the Texas senator said Thursday. Just kidding! Cruz feels about Kaepernick exactly as you’d expect and called him a bunch of mean names..." October 21

  • 49ers Won’t Fire GM Trent Baalke?

    Pro Football Rumors "The 49ers are 1-5 and it doesn’t sound like Chip Kelly‘s first season in SF will result in a playoff berth. Still, GM Trent Baalke‘s job is not in jeopardy at this time, according to a source who spoke with Jason Cole of Bleacher Report The Niners have struggled on both sides of the ball so far..." October 20

  • Chip Kelly won’t be leaving the 49ers . . . voluntarily

    Pro Football Talk "Chip Kelly is not going to be the Oregon coach. Again. In his first year with the 49ers after three-and-out in Philly, rumors of a return to college football already are percolating regarding Kelly, fueled by his 1-5 record. Meeting with reporters on Thursday, Kelly was asked whether he is..." October 20

  • Chip Kelly could ‘hit the eject button’ on NFL career after 2016

    CBS Sports "You are going to hear a ton about San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly returning to college football in the coming weeks. A ton. Especially as boosters at top NCAA programs start putting feelers out all over the place. You'll hear rumors about Jon Gruden and possibly Sean Payton as well (yes,..." October 20

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Chip Kelly has no gripes about the Microsoft tablet

    Pro Football Talk "One of the best coaches in NFL history is done with the Microsoft tablet. A coach who frankly may not be an NFL coach for a lot longer has no issues with the device. “I think sometimes they’re not, you know, you have the pictures to back them up that are printed out and those don’t change,”..." October 19

  • 49ers Carlos Hyde not likely to face Buccaneers

    San Jose Mercury News "Carlos Hyde’s unspecified shoulder injury is not considered a long-term issue but it likely will keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 49ers coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday. Hyde, the league’s 11th-leading rusher, is wearing a sling to support his right arm. He did not..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Eddie DeBartolo’s daughter calls for Jed York’s ousting from the 49ers

    Sportsnaut "Plenty of San Francisco 49ers’ fans aren’t fond of team CEO Jed York and long for the day where he no longer runs the team. One relatively unexpected person can be included in that is York’s cousin, Lisa DeBartolo. Since Sunday’s loss at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, two local reporters..." October 19

  • 49ers Bring CB Will Redmond Back From IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The 49ers announced that they are bringing cornerback Will Redmond back from injured reserve. Redmond becomes the team’s one short-term IR player for the season, meaning that they cannot bring anyone else back from IR. The team now has a 21-day window to monitor him in practice. If all goes well,..." October 18

  • 49ers’ Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick will start against Bucs

    San Francisco Chronicle "Colin Kaepernick will get another shot. Buffalo players might not have made the same choice, but they don’t have any input. The decision falls to 49ers head coach Chip Kelly, and he unequivocally said Kaepernick will start Sunday against Tampa Bay. Kaepernick played unevenly in Sunday’s..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • 'Done. Terrible' — Bills Players Call Out Kaepernick

    Bleacher Report "At his press conference, Colin Kaepernick spoke in a Muhammad Ali t-shirt. He wants to be remembered through the same lens as Ali, as an athlete who fought for social justice and succeeded. "I can't let him die in vain," the 49ers quarterback said Sunday. Maybe Kaepernick will be..." October 18

  • Colin Kaepernick remains 49ers’ starting quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "Colin Kaepernick will get at least one more game as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. Coach Chip Kelly said today that Kaepernick will start on Sunday against the Buccaneers. Kelly benched Blaine Gabbert for Kaepernick last week, and Kaepernick got his first start of the season yesterday..." October 17

  • Colin Kaepernick gets booed prior to his first start of season

    Pro Football Talk "Colin Kaepernick continued to kneel through the national anthem, and Bills fans booed him as he did it (so much for showing respect for the anthem). But once the game started, the change in quarterback didn’t change the results for the 49ers offense." October 16

  • McCoy's 3 TDs help Bills trounce 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "The Sports XChange ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – When assistant head coach Rob Ryan addressed the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night, he asked, What did we have to give up for LeSean McCoy, three first-round picks? The Bills acquired McCoy prior to last season in a trade with the Philadelphia..." October 16

  • Kaepernick: 'I don't see what's un-American about fighting for liberty'

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick was sacked three times Sunday and took plenty of abuse when he went to the sideline as well. "You hear a lot of crazy stuff," receiver Quinton Patton said. "I don't want to be saying anything I'm not supposed to. But it's a lot of negative and a lot of hard stuff coming toward..." October 16

  • Fan Throws Beer Bottle at Kaepernick on Sideline

    Black Sports Online "Colin Kaepernick will be a polarizing player for the rest of the season. The narrative around Kap should be focused on how well he played today but instead we must report the actions of unruly fans in Buffalo. I’d say we are surprised but honestly this is the treatment Colin will have to play..." October 16

  • Anti-Kaepernick merchandise for sale outside Bills' stadium

    Black Sports Online "I wonder how Rex Ryan feels about this. Merchandise, not licensed to the Bills or the NFL was being sold outside Ralph Wilson stadium, and it wasn’t pretty. Anti-Colin Kaepernick shirts with rifle scopes, were for sale outside of the Buffalo Bills’ stadium ahead of the team’s game against..." October 16

  • 49ers bought $7.5 million insurance policy for Kaepernick

    Fox Sports "For the first time this season, Colin Kaepernick will be the San Francisco 49ers’ starting quarterback. His “promotion” to the top of the depth chart was made possible when he and the team agreed to a re-worked contract last week, rescinding his injury guarantees for 2017. As a result, the 49ers..." October 16

  • Colin Kaepernick can actually earn more money in 2016 with his new contract

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick's path to returning as 49ers starter was eased by his willingness to alter his contract, and he stands to benefit from the new deal in 2016 more than he did previously, sources said. In addition to being able to hit free agency after this season and void the final years of his..." October 16

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes back her 'harsh' comments on Colin Kaepernick

    Sporting News "Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Friday for her comments regarding Colin Kaepernick and the protest he has started in the NFL. "Some of you have inquired about a book interview in which I was asked how I felt about Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who refused to stand..." October 14

  • Report: NFL fines 49ers running back Carlos Hyde

    CSN Bay Area "Carlos Hyde reportedly owes the NFL some money. The 49ers running back was fined $9,115 for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty last Thursday night against the Cardinals, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. " October 14

  • Teams interested in Colin Kaepernick thought he might retire

    Sportsnaut "As San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick prepares to make his first start of the 2016 season, there’s been a lot come out about his relationship with the team. The two sides just recently agreed to a contract restructure that pretty much voids the final four years of his old deal...." October 14

  • Group to fly pro-Colin Kaepernick banner over New Era Field during 49ers-Bills game

    Sportsnaut "While many Americans find Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest an affront to American pride, there are many others who find it inspiring. One group which represents the latter in this cultural divide, the California-based Courage Campaign, will be supporting Kaepernick with a banner that..." October 14

  • Chip Kelly has interesting take on why he announced QB decision

    Pro Football Talk "Say what you will about 49ers coach Chip Kelly, he’s incredibly transparent. On Thursday, he explained why he chose transparency regarding the recent change in quarterback. In response to a question regarding his reason for not concealing his plan at quarterback until the weekend, Kelly..." October 14

  • Bills focused on Kaepernick's running, not kneeling

    Buffalo News "What Colin Kaepernick does before Sunday's kickoff at New Era Field isn't of great interest to the members of the Buffalo Bills' defense. To a man, they say they respect his right to protest during the national anthem, even if they all don't necessarily share his point of view. But their..." October 13

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Protests, politics ruining NFL; now we have Super Bowl of Suck

    Sporting News "The 49ers have a new starting quarterback. His name is Colin Kaepernick. He starts for a team that has lost four straight games after a Week 1 win over the NFL Rams of Los Angeles. His head coach is Chip Kelly, who is his first season in charge of the team that plays near the city by the..." October 12

  • 49ers QB Gabbert responds to benching: 'It sucks; I don't like it'

    CSN Bay Area "Blaine Gabbert handled his demotion as 49ers starting quarterback like a professional, coach Chip Kelly said. That does not mean Gabbert liked hearing the news in a meeting with his coach on Tuesday morning as the players arrived back at team headquarters after a four-day break. “It sucks,”..." October 12

  • Revised deal means Colin Kaepernick likely auditioning for next team, not 49ers

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers need each other for the next 11 games, and probably no more. Kaepernick gets a chance to prove he can still be an NFL quarterback, beginning Sunday on the road against the Buffalo Bills. The Niners (1-4) get a needed shakeup through “one of the only..." October 11

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick has not yet signed restructured contract

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been some speculation that the San Francisco 49ers were hesitant to name Colin Kaepernick their starting quarterback because of the way his contract is structured, but one report claims no changes have been made on that front. At least not yet. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter,..." October 11

  • Kaepernick will start over Gabbert in 49ers' game at Bills

    CSN Bay Area "Colin Kaepernick has regained his role as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. Coach Chip Kelly announced on Tuesday that Kaepernick will replace Blaine Gabbert when the 49ers return to action Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York. Gabbert started the first five games of the..." October 11

  • Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick contract not in play for starting decision

    San Jose Mercury News "If Colin Kaepernick is taking over as the 49ers quarterback this week, coach Chip Kelly wasn’t ready to say so Monday morning. “We’ll get together as a staff today and look at our game plan in terms of moving forward at what we’re going to do everywhere,” Kelly said on KNBR 680-AM. Blaine..." October 10

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick expected to start Week 6 against Bills

    Sportsnaut "After weeks of speculation, perhaps now finally is the time for Colin Kaepernick to get the starting nod for the San Francisco 49ers. That’s exactly what Jason Cole of Bleacher Report has heard. There is no doubt the 49ers need to make the change. Blaine Gabbert has been atrocious through..." October 09

  • ‘No question’ 49ers GM Trent Baalke on hot seat

    Sportsnaut "This shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but a report Saturday indicts San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke as the owner of one hot seat. Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, answering a question about the G.M., made it clear Baalke’s job is nowhere near secure. “There is no question..." October 08

  • Kaepernick, 49ers working on deal that may get him back on field

    Fox Sports "The San Francisco 49ers are dealing with another quarterback controversy, this time on the field. Following a fourth straight loss Thursday night, coach Chip Kelly said, "We're going to look at everything." Apparently, that includes Colin Kaepernick's contract, which FOX Sports' Dieter..." October 08

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • NFL Blames T.O. Infamous Cowboys Star Celebration For Penalizing Twerking

    Black Sports Online "I’m not sure what twerking has to do with stomping on the star or logo’s, but NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino tried to clarify the rules on excessive celebrations in a video shared with the media Thursday. Hoping to clarify what is and isn’t allowed, Blandino discussed how..." October 08

  • Johnson powers Cards to much-needed win over 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After going 13-3 and winning the NFC West last season, the Arizona Cardinals never expected to lose three of their first four games this year. And they certainly never thought they would face a crucial test in Week 5 without No. 1 quarterback Carson Palmer, going up..." October 07

  • Chip Kelly on QB situation: 49ers will look at everything

    Larry Brown Sports "Will the 49ers finally make a change at quarterback after the latest disaster from Blaine Gabbert? Chip Kelly isn’t ready to pull the trigger, but he says the team will look at everything. Here’s what Kelly said after the Niners lost at home to the Cardinals 33-21 on Thursday night." October 07

  • Blaine Gabbert says he let the team and organization down

    Pro Football Talk "Thursday night was ugly for 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert managed just 162 yards while completing 18 of 31 passes, an average of 5.2 yards a pass, with one touchdown, two interceptions and seven sacks in a 33-21 loss to the Cardinals. Gabbert said he “let this team and this..." October 07