CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have two players in their contract years who could command big-money deals as free agents. General manager Trent Baalke said the 49ers will attempt to sign guard Mike Iupati and wide receiver Michael Crabtree to contract extensions before they become unrestricted free agents next..." July 28
San Francisco Chronicle "Asked if the 49ers had serious conversations last month about signing free-agent Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers, general manager Trent Baalke feigned ignorance Saturday. "Serious conversations?" Baalke said. "I didn't know we had conversations." Then Baalke stopped playing coy. Flowers,..." July 28
Pro Football Talk "As the holdout of 49ers guard Alex Boone lingers, the team’s resolve or lack thereof will hinge on the performance of his replacement, Joe Looney. So far, so good. So the 49ers say. Coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters on Sunday that Looney has had “some ‘wow’ moments” in practice. “One in..." July 28
#49ers James’ elbow dislocation is his 3rd. He said in 2011 when he did it that he had the same injury in high school.
LaMichael James is carted off the field after sustaining apparent left arm or wrist injury in blitz pick up drill.
CSN Bay Area "The 49ers already have a player coming off a torn ACL in mind for next season's team. Running back Kendall Hunter, who sustained the injury in practice Friday, is in the final year of his original contract with the 49ers. He is likely to be placed on injured reserve within the next couple of..." July 27
Sacramento Bee "Marcus Lattimore has missed the first three days of training camp after taking part in practices in May and June. But 49ers general manager Trent Baalke insists the running back has not encountered a setback in his return from reconstructive knee surgery. "He's coming off, as we all know, a..." July 27
CSN Bay Area "The 49ers received a gut punch on Saturday morning with the news running back Kendall Hunter is likely out for the season with a torn right ACL. Hunter has been a solid, trusted backup for the 49ers since his arrival in 2011 as a fourth-round draft pick. Rookie Carlos Hyde was a..." July 26
San Jose Mercury News "All four defensive backs who started Super Bowl XLVII are gone, magnifying just how different the 49ers secondary will look in 2014. So what style will define that unit? "If we can be smart, play aggressive and play together, those are the attributes of a great secondary," Antoine Bethea..." July 26
First big camp casualty. Hyde's important for them. RT @MaioccoCSN 49ers confirm Kendall Hunter tore his ACL in yesterday's practice.
#49ers concerned about backup RB Kendall Hunter's leg injury. Team source says seriousness unknown but didn't like way it looked
NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers have a loose timetable in mind for All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio told reporters on Friday that Bowman is not expected to return until the midpoint of the season, according to the Bay Area News Group. Bowman -- who is..." July 25
CSN Bay Area "Linebacker Aldon Smith said Thursday he has maintained his sobriety since missing five games last season to seek treatment for substance abuse. And it’s no coincidence, he said, that he reported to 49ers training camp this week in the best physical condition of his life. “I’m in the best..." July 25
Marcus Lattimore remains on PUP w/ combination of hamstring/knee, Jim Harbaugh said. Drs made decision in best interest of player, he said.
San Francisco Gate "As it turns out, Justin Smith's upper body hasn't been feeling too good for much of the past 19 months. The 49ers defensive tackle revealed Wednesday he spent the 2013 season playing with a shoulder injury he sustained in training camp. Smith didn't offer specifics, but acknowledged he knew the..." July 24
Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have accumulated quite a bit of depth behind running back Frank Gore over the last few years, leading some to wonder if 2014 will be the year when the longtime workhorse starts to cede more of the workload to other backs. If it is up to Gore, the wait will last a little longer...." July 24
CSN Bay Area "The 49ers placed tight end Garrett Celek on the active physically-unable-to-perform list on Wednesday with an undisclosed physical condition. Celek, a two-year NFL veteran, will compete for the 49ers’ No. 3 job at tight end behind Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald. Celek caught six passes for 89..." July 24
Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24
Pro Football Talk "Some of the roster moves teams are making come as a surprise, but the 49ers knew this one was coming. The team announced linebacker NaVorro Bowman was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list." July 23
Don't hold your breath waiting for video of Niners G Alex Boone reporting for duty today. Not gonna happen. Interesting standoff continues.
CSN Bay Area "Tight end Vernon Davis, who did not take part in the 49ers' offseason program due to dissatisfaction over his contract status, reported to training camp Wednesday morning. Safety C.J. Spillman posted a video on his Instagram account that showed Davis in the 49ers' locker room. Davis is shown..." July 23
CSN Bay Area "Cornerback Chris Culliver, a front-runner to win a starting job this season, has been cleared to take part in 49ers practices this week as training camp opens. Culliver reported to camp on Friday when veteran players rehabbing from injuries were allowed to report. The 49ers did not place him on..." July 23
Bottom line is Davis has wavered more than once in this holdout. No report result tomorrow would be a big surprise #49ers
San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers have ranked among top three in points allowed the past three years, but one of the NFL’s most formidable defenses figures to be absent two All-Pros to start the season. Outside linebacker Aldon Smith is expected to serve as NFL suspension of unknown length, while inside linebacker..." July 22
Sacramento Bee "“They have better uniforms, newer cleats. They have twice as many kids on their team. They live in fancy homes, drive fancy cars. They’re going to college, and their rich parents will pay for it all. “You? All you have is heart and hustle. You’re the sons of bean pickers. You’ve had to work for..." July 20
CSN Bay Area "Veteran Ian Williams was the latest 49ers player Friday to be placed on the physically-unable-to-perform or non-football injury list. Next week when linebacker NaVorro Bowman reports, he will also be added to the PUP list. Bowman is expected to open the season on the PUP list, as the 49ers..." July 19
San Jose Mercury News "Thurston Smith got an upbeat text message from his son Aldon following today’s sentencing in Santa Clara County Superior Court. “I know he’s very happy with what transpired,” Thurston Smith said in an exclusive phone interview from his Kansas City-area home. Aldon Smith issued the following..." July 19
Pro Football Talk "49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has not avoided jail time. But he has gotten the closest thing possible to no jail time. According to Tracy Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury News, a judge has sentenced 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith to 12 days in jail on gun and DUI charges. He gets credit for one..." July 19
Sacramento Bee "The 49ers on Thursday placed eight players on various injury lists, including seven members of this year's 12-man draft class. One name that was notably absent, however, was first-round pick Jimmie Ward. Ward sat out all of the spring practices as he recovered from a foot injury, but he is..." July 18
Pro Football Talk "The 49ers unzipped the Field of Jeans for its unveiling on Thursday and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell used the moment to suggest that the stadium could also become home to another NFL team. With the Raiders’ status at O.Co Coliseum in doubt with a year left on their lease because of squabbles..." July 17
Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers agreed to terms on a 2-year contract extension with left tackle Joe Staley. We break down what it might mean for the 49ers current holdouts, Alex Boone and Vernon Davis. The San Francisco 49ers find themselves a little bit busy today. After cutting the ribbon to..." July 17
Niners Nation "Tight end Jermichael Finley is still trying to find an NFL team for the 2014 season, despite his ability to collect on a $10 million insurance policy if he simply walks away from the game of football. That's awesome to see, because it means he has drive for the game (though it's worth noting he..." July 15
Pro Football Talk "The stadium that became best known for the exploits of the team owned by Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. closed its doors on a touchdown scored by DeBartolo himself. Via Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News, DeBartolo scored the game-winning touchdown at the flag football game that closed out..." July 13
Pro Football Talk "With 49ers guard Alex Boone reportedly intent on holding out of training camp until he gets a new deal, the bigger question for the franchise is whether tight end Vernon Davis will do the same. Davis has sent mixed signals in recent weeks regarding his intentions and his objectives. Most..." July 13
It's less than two weeks before start of #49ers training camp, and I'm hearing no way RG Alex Boone reports on time without a new contract.
NFL.com "Richard Sherman ripped the scab off his feud with Michael Crabtree this week, reiterating on Discovery Channel's American Muscle that he just doesn't "like the dude." Without citing Sherman by name, Crabtree later made it clear that he's tired of the chatter. "I've been doing this for a..." July 11
Draft started and is over with no players being selected.
USA Today "Richard Sherman appears on tonight’s debut episode of <em>American Muscle on the Discovery Channel (9 p.m. ET) and he takes us right back to that tiff with Michael Crabtree near the end of the NFC title game. “It’s much more of just I don’t like the dude,” Sherman says. “You know what I’m..." July 09
Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08
USA Today "No wonder Jessica Simpson's son is named Ace. His mom is a virtuoso at reinvention. She went from a pop singer to reality star, from seemingly befuddled yet blissful newlywed to John Mayer's ultra-sexy girlfriend, and now, in her latest iteration, is the lean, mean, and happily wed wife of..." July 07
CBSSports.com "Candlestick Park officially hosted its final NFL game on Dec. 23 when the 49ers beat the Falcons on Monday Night Football. Unofficially though, there's one more football game to be played and it will involve some of the best players in NFL history. Hall of Famer Joe Montana will lead a "Legends..." July 07
NBC Bay Area "In his senior year in high school, Darryl Morris wasn’t getting any interest from college football programs, so he became a salesman by sending game tapes to coaches. Then, after leaving Texas State, Morris went undrafted in 2013 and was signed by the 49ers as a free agent, was released then..." July 06
San Francisco Chronicle "Look what has happened to the 49ers' bell cow. He has become a raging bull. Frank Gore is sticking and moving, bobbing and weaving around the ring, his punches exploding off the trainer's mitts like a string of firecrackers. Ding! Round over. "You hear of fighters who don't have knockout..." July 05
Don't know if this is out there because I'm on paternity leave but Aldon Smith will NOT face charges from airport bomb threat incident.
Pro Football Talk "After his nine-game leave of absence to end the 2013 season with Miami, offensive tackle Jonathan Martin is vying to make San Francisco’s roster. And in the view of former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder, Martin has to be prepared for some tough battles after the allegations of bullying that..." July 01
CBSSports.com "That was fast. The 49ers haven't opened up Levi's Stadium yet and they already sold out of season tickets for 2014, the team announced. As such, the team is offering up some additional standing-room only tickets for single games. "When it was evident our season tickets would sell out, we..." July 01
Hello again. #49ers fill 90th roster spot with G Al Netter, whom they released earlier this month. Spot opened w/ Eric Wright's retirement.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis participated in the 5 Star Athlete Management’s football camp hosted by Atlanta-based Super-Agent Todd France and several sponsors on Thursday at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. Davis, who recently laid out his case for a new contract as a quest columnist..." June 27