49ers Rumors & News

  • 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.

  • Case of 49ers' Ray McDonald needs resolution

    San Jose Mercury News "What the heck is going on with the Ray McDonald case, anyway? We are approaching the one-month anniverary of McDonald's arrest for domestic violence at his home near Silver Creek Valley Country Club. And as of Wednesday afternoon, we have heard nothing about the San Jose Police Department's..." September 25

  • Vernon Davis: 'It's going to be a good week for me'

    CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis anticipates being back in the 49ers’ starting lineup Sunday against the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles after spending much of last week on crutches. “I’m feeling great,” Davis told reporters at Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday. “It’s day by day, one step at a time. But I’m feeling..." September 24

  • 49ers re-sign QB Johnson, waive TE Cleveland

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers on Tuesday re-signed veteran quarterback Josh Johnson and waived undrafted rookie tight end Asante Cleveland. Cleveland was promoted to the 49ers' 53-man roster from the practice squad due to injuries that kept Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald out of action. Davis is expected to be..." September 24

  • Colin Kaepernick denies dropping N-word on opponent

    New York Post "Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston is accusing 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick of using the N-word during the meeting between the teams during Week 2. Kaepernick admits he said something to Houston after throwing an interception in the San Francisco loss, but the dynamic quarterback is..." September 24

  • Facing a must-win, 49ers have no shortage of issues to correct

    Fox Sports "The best thing you can say about the shockingly woeful 1-2 San Francisco 49ers, perhaps, is that they have no great distance to go in addressing the myriad issues that have placed them in such an early-season hole. But with the Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) coming to Santa Clara on Sunday — and the..." September 23

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    Cam Inman @CamInman

    #49ers Vernon Davis not only says ankle is "way better," he looks way better and shows no limp

  • 49ers can't pass test without two key offensive players

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers tried to win a key NFC West game on Sunday without two of their veteran mainstays on offense. Tight end Vernon Davis was out with an ankle injury. And running back Frank Gore was relegated to non-factor status due to the team’s game plan. The 49ers went with more multi-receiver..." September 22

  • N-word led to Kaepernick penalty

    ESPN.com "Colin Kaepernick's use of a racial slur is what caused the San Francisco 49ers quarterback to be called for an "inappropriate language" unsportsmanlike penalty in a Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears, according to a Fox Sports report. Despite saying "I didn't say anything," the report, citing NFL..." September 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    It’s doubtful #49ers star TE Vernon Davis (bruised ankle) will play today vs. #Cardinals I’m told. He was on crutches until Thursday.

  • Details of Kaepernick fine still not clear

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has fined 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for “direct[ing] abusive language toward your opponent.” Kaepernick has appealed. Beyond that, not much is known. The incident happened after the conclusion of a play in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Bears. It drew..." September 20

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    Eric Branch @Eric_Branch

    #49ers list CB Brock (toe), RT Davis (hamstring), TE Davis (knee, ankle) and TE McDonald (knee) questionable for Sunday.

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #49ers DL Quinton Dial was fined $16,537 for that shot to Jay Cutler's ribs that seemed to spark the #Bears' comeback.

  • Jerry Rice calls on the 49ers to deactivate Ray McDonald

    Pro Football Talk "Jerry Rice, the former 49er considered by many to be the greatest player in NFL history, says his old team is wrong to let a player accused of domestic violence to continue to play. Rice says that Ray McDonald, who was arrested last month and accused of assaulting his pregnant fiancee, should..." September 18

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Kaepernick said he was fined more than $11K for inappropriate language penalty. He is appealing the fine, insists he said nothing.

  • Harbaugh: 49ers won’t ‘flinch’ amid calls to bench McDonald

    San Francisco Gate "On Sunday, as the 49ers were readying to play a game, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and wife called on them to play without one of their starters: defensive tackle Ray McDonald. The couple said the team’s decision to let McDonald play while he is being investigated for felony..." September 17

  • NFL to discuss Colin Kaepernick flag

    ESPN.com "The NFL will determine whether San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was justifiably penalized and actually directed inappropriate language toward a Chicago Bears opponent in the 49ers' Sunday night loss, according to a league source. The NFL will look into the situation during its..." September 17

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    The Dolphins worked out former 49ers RB LaMichael James, per league source.

  • 49ers sign practice-squad TE with Davis, McDonald hobbled; waive Skov

    San Francisco Gate "A day after the 49ers finished their 28-20 loss to the Bears with just one healthy tight end, they bolstered the position on their practice squad today. The 49ers signed tight end Xavier Grimble and cornerback Leon McFadden to the practice squad, and waived linebacker Shayne Skov and cornerback..." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL?

    ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Vernon Davis avoids serious ankle injury

    CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis avoided a significant ankle injury and could be back on the field Sunday for the 49ers’ game against the Arizona Cardinals, a source said. Davis underwent an MRI examination on Monday that revealed a deep bruise and no structural damage to his left ankle, according to the..." September 16

  • 49ers’ respect for due process is inconsistent

    Pro Football Talk "As we continue to parse what NFL teams mean when they say they’ll afford players “due process” before taking disciplinary action, the case of 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald is drawing increased scrutiny. McDonald was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence in an incident that..." September 15

  • 49ers overcome by Bears, drop Levi's opener

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw an interception that led to the Chicago Bears’ go-ahead points in the fourth quarter. Then, Kaepernick was penalized for inappropriate language. And that’s about all you need to know about the 49ers’ opening game at Levi’s Stadium -– a sloppy 28-20 loss to..." September 15

  • Colin Kaepernick on penalty: ‘I didn’t say anything’

    San Jose Mercury News "Colin Kaepernick called his performance in the 49ers’ home-opening loss “terrible” after having three passes intercepted, losing one fumble and drawing a surprising penalty for “inappropriate language.” What did he say that got him the penalty after that second interception, the first of two by..." September 15

  • Vernon Davis on crutches due to ankle injury

    CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis sat out the final 10 minutes of the 49ers’ 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday night with an ankle injury. Davis sprained his left ankle when his foot was caught underneath Bears linebacker Jonathan Bostic as he was tackled after an 8-yard gain in the fourth..." September 15

  • 49ers choose defense over integrity with decision to play McDonald

    SI.com "There was pomp and circumstance, there were fireworks and party favors: each fan in brand-spanking-new Levi’s Stadium received an “Inaugural Season Home Opener Commemorative Ticket.” The stars were out – Dwight Clark, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana saluted the fans; Snoop Dogg rocked the house at..." September 15

  • During holdout, Alex Boone offered to play for $1

    Pro Football Talk "As the christening of the Field of Jeans approaches, a key player will be there, despite a lengthy holdout. And while guard Alex Boone did indeed work out a deal that gives him some more money on what otherwise would be the last two years of his current deal, the 49ers had a chance to get Boone..." September 15

  • After “roller coaster” year, 49ers’ Cox becomes indispensable

    Sacramento Bee "Perrish Cox enters Sunday’s game as one of the 49ers’ starting cornerbacks, the top backup at nickel cornerback and the No. 2 punt returner. That’s a lot of responsibility for someone who was a three-time castoff in 2013. Last year’s experience, then described by Cox as “the craziest roller..." September 14

  • NaVorro Bowman has started running in ACL rehab

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers know they won’t have linebacker NaVorro Bowman until at least the seventh week of the regular season after placing him on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of the ACL he tore in last year’s NFC Championship Game, but how soon after that point they may have him remains..." September 14

  • Goodell will no longer attend Levi's Stadium opening

    CSN Bay Area "Embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not follow-through on his 2012 promise to attend the regular-season opener at Levi’s Stadium, a source said. As late as Friday evening the 49ers were expecting Goodell to attend Sunday night’s nationally televised game against the Chicago Bears to..." September 14

  • Ray McDonald's court hearing postponed

    National Football Post " San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald's court hearing has been postponed. McDonald has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, but a decision on whether formal charges will be filed hasn't been determined. He was originally scheduld to go to court on Monday." September 14

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    Eric Branch @Eric_Branch

    #49ers Harbaugh said CB Chris Culliver (concussion) "should be good to go" for Sunday vs. #Bears.

  • Harbaugh: Bowman looks like he's 'moving pretty good'

    CSN Bay Area "Coach Jim Harbaugh caught a glimpse of linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s rehab and was encouraged by what he saw. Bowman, a first-team All-Pro selection each of the past three seasons, revealed on Thursday that he has been sprinting for two days. He underwent surgery on Feb. 4 to repair a torn ACL,..." September 12

  • 49ers suspend broadcaster for insensitive Ray Rice comments

    USA Today "San Francisco 49ers radio broadcaster Ted Robinson has been suspended two games by the team for insensitive comments made Monday on KNBR in regard to the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Robinson, 57, also was suspended two games by the Pac-12 Netowrk and will undergo sensitivity training. He..." September 11

  • Crabtree returns to full participation

    CSN Bay Area "After being limited in practices leading up to the season opener last week due to a calf strain, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree was back as a full participant on Wednesday. Crabtree started but played just 37 of the 49ers' 58 total offensive snaps in the victory over the Dallas Cowboys...." September 10

  • Goodell: Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald subject to new discipline rules

    CBSSports.com "Even though his alleged actions took place before the NFL put the new domestic violence discipline policy in place, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will be subject to the new policy, Roger Goodell said Wednesday. The commissioner was visiting Wake Forest High School to celebrate the..." September 10

  • 49ers new stadium has ridiculously good food and a $5,000 tailgate party

    CBSSports.com "f you're an NFL team building a new stadium anytime soon -- I'm looking at you Minnesota and Atlanta -- then you'll probably want to give the 49ers a call. The team might not have that grass thing figured out just yet -- the playing field has already been replaced twice in one month -- but the..." September 10