49ers Rumors & News

  • Retired RT Anthony Davis applies for reinstatement

    NFL.com "Anthony Davis is officially ready to make his return to the field. After announcing his temporary retirement last June, the 49ers offensive tackle tweeted Monday that he has sent in the necessary paper work to rejoin the NFL:" July 25

  • 49ers name Tom Gamble assistant General Manager

    San Jose Mercury News "Tom Gamble has been named assistant general manager by the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Monday. Gamble returned to the 49ers in January 2015 after two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he worked as vice president of player personnel alongside then-Eagles and current 49ers..." July 25

  • Darnell Dockett to announce retirement Monday

    ESPN "One of the most outspoken players in Arizona Cardinals history will hang it up Monday. Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is expected to retire Monday, sources told ESPN. Dockett was cut by the Cardinals in February 2015, seven months after tearing his ACL during training camp in 2014. He..." July 24

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Reggie Bush and the Buffalo Bills may have mutual interest, per reports

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills might address their running back position by signing veteran Reggie Bush. The former Heisman Trophy winner is 31 years old and coming off meniscus surgery in November. Bush is being considered for the running back corps in the wake of off-field problems with two of the young..." July 19

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Breaking down new-look 49ers: Carlos Hyde to Chip Kelly's rescue

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert? It's the storyline that has dominated the first few months of Chip Kelly's tenure as 49ers head coach. But San Francisco faces a lot more core offensive questions. Unlike in Philadelphia, where he inherited a roster with plenty of versatile weapons, Kelly..." July 18

  • Aaron Rodgers says 49ers drafted Alex Smith because he was polite

    The Score "The San Francisco 49ers selection of quarterback Alex Smith over California native Aaron Rodgers at the 2005 NFL Draft has long been a topic of discussion among 49ers fans and NFL observers alike. Rodgers famously slid all the way to 24th overall before the Green Bay Packers scooped him up to..." July 17

  • Ahmad Brooks has court date on Monday, July 18

    Niners Nation "I was going to save this news for Monday, but given the Aaron Lynch news, why not just get all this information out there. It’s related to old news, so don’t worry about new crimes. 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks has a court date at the Hall of Justice in San Jose for a pre-trial..." July 15

  • 49ers linebacker Aaron Lynch suspended by NFL

    San Jose Mercury News "Linebacker Aaron Lynch will miss the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL policy on substances of abuse, the league announced Friday. Lynch played in 14 games with 13 starts at outside linebacker last season and had 61/2 sacks after having six sacks as a rookie..." July 15

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Rams, 49ers will likely play 2018 regular season game in China

    SB Nation "The NFL's interest in expanding internationally has been mostly focused on London, but the league is hoping to play regular season games in China and Germany soon. The NFL is looking to add China to its list of international destinations as early as 2018. At the league meeting in March,..." July 12

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Kaepernick on Alton Sterling shooting: ‘What lynchings look like in 2016’

    SI "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick compared Tuesday’s shooting of Alton Sterling by police officers in Baton Rouge, La., to a modern-day lynching in an Instagram video he posted on Wednesday. The video appears to be recorded by a witness and has garnered public outrage since it..." July 06

  • Considering Blaine Gabbert and his next NFL contract

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers have just about wrapped up any offseason roster additions, and so we thought it would be fun to take a look at some potential contracts for next offseason. And why not get it started with quarterback Blaine Gabbert? He is heading into his walk year, having signed a two-year..." July 05

  • Ex-49er Ray McDonald's visit to East Bay high school prompts board to put superintendent on leave

    San Jose Mercury News "The Hayward school board has placed its superintendent on paid administrative leave while it investigates his possible role in former San Francisco 49ers player and accused rapist Ray McDonald's visit to Tennyson High School in February. Assistant Superintendent Matt Wayne will serve as Hayward..." July 01

  • 49ers WR Patton sees 'a lot of opportunity' in Kelly's offense

    CSN Bay Area "Installing a fresh offensive system under a new regime with few established veterans on offense, the 49ers expect plenty of competition on that side of the ball in 2016. Wide receiver Quinton Patton sees it as a chance to prove himself. "There’s a lot of opportunity out there with Coach..." June 30

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Carlos Hyde: Players buying into Chip Kelly’s offensive system

    Pro Football Talk "Things didn’t end well for Chip Kelly with the Eagles, but they appear to be off to a good start with the 49ers. Kelly and the 49ers have wrapped up an offseason spent installing his offensive scheme and one of the players who figures to fill a major role on the unit says that he and his..." June 24

  • Free Agent RB Reggie Bush Says Two Teams Have Expressed Interest In Him

    NFL Trade Rumors "Free agent RB Reggie Bush mentioned on Thursday that two NFL teams have expressed interest in him. However, he still plans to take his time in securing another opportunity. “I’ve received calls from two teams and just taking my time in this process,” Bush said, via Sirius XM NFL Radio. “I want..." June 23

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Hayne says NFL learning curve, new playbook were too steep

    CSN Bay Area "When Jarryd Hayne finally made it to the United States to begin his pursuit of employment in the NFL, he was 27 years old with no real concept of the mental aspect of American football. After one season in the NFL with the 49ers, appearing in eight regular-season games, Hayne found himself..." June 17

  • Report: Giants, 49ers, Seahawks linked to Monroe

    The Score "A market for Eugene Monroe's services appears to be taking shape just one day following his release from the Baltimore Ravens. The veteran offensive tackle is generating interest from both the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, while the Seattle Seahawks have held internal discussions,..." June 16

  • Former GM looks at four key mistakes that led to 49ers downfall

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers fall from nearly the top of the mountain (sorry, Alex Boone), was quick and ugly. The team went from NFC title contenders to also-rans in short order, due to a variety of reasons. It started with injury issues and the incessant Jim Harbaugh chatter. It continued with..." June 15

  • Veteran wideout Anquan Boldin visiting the Lions

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions lost one of the game’s best big receivers to retirement, so they’re looking at another guy who can add some presence to their passing game. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, veteran free agent wideout Anquan Boldin is visiting Detroit today." June 13

  • Baltimore Ravens should consider bringing back Anquan Boldin

    Baltimore Beat Down "Starting off, I feel horrible for Breshad Perriman. This kid cannot catch a break if he found one. I hope that Perriman will contribute for the Ravens on the field in the near future, but with this latest injury the doubts are there for the former 26th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. That being said,..." June 13

  • Receiving praise, 49ers' rookie QB Driskel could be special

    CSN Bay Area "Rookie quarterback Jeff Driskel took advantage of third-team practice snaps during the offseason program and gave the 49ers a bonus, as well. Not only did Driskel impress the coaching staff at his natural position after arriving in the offseason program as a sixth-round draft pick, he also..." June 12

  • 49ers' Anthony Davis reaffirms stance: 'I will play ball'

    CSN Bay Area "Those around the 49ers believe if Anthony Davis were serious about attempting an NFL comeback this season, he would have filed for reinstatement off the reserve/retired list long ago. But the 49ers’ official nine-week offseason program concluded Thursday without any hint of Davis, who started..." June 12

  • Colin Kaepernick sets improved sight on 49ers’ starting QB job

    Sacramento Bee "After Colin Kaepernick suffered three significant injuries in 2015, you might think he will curtail his hard-running habits in 2016. Not so. “My style of play is my style of play,” the 49ers quarterback said Thursday. “I have to be able to continue with that and be able to do those things..." June 11

  • Jerry Rice laments being ranked 7th on NFL Network's 'Best Hands' list

    The Score "Jerry Rice is the all-time leader in almost every major receiving category and took issue with the NFL Network ranking him seventh on their "Best Hands" list. Rice was ranked the greatest player in NFL history by the network in 2010, but he still took issue with their most recent categorization." June 10

  • 49ers’ Kaepernick fixing vision, improving flexibility for 2016 season

    Sacramento Bee "After he suffered three significant injuries in 2015, you might think Colin Kaepernick will curtail his hard-running habits in 2016. Not so. "My style of play is my style of play," the 49ers quarterback said Thursday. "I have to be able to continue with that and be able to do those things..." June 10

  • Forget finesse: 49ers’ Hyde has no plans to alter style

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last year, when asked about his I’ll-run-you-over style, 49ers running back Carlos Hyde said he had no plans to incorporate more finesse. “That’s just the way I play,” Hyde said. “Instead of me getting hit, I like to deliver the hit. Pretty sure some of those hits I don’t need to take, but..." June 09

  • Kaepernick: 'I'm very happy to be' playing for 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose offseason trade request did not result in a change of scenery, expressed excitement on Thursday that he remains a member of the 49ers. When asked if he is confident his best opportunity for success is now with the 49ers, Kaepernick said, “I’m very confident..." June 09

  • The ‘most dangerous man in football’ traded an NFL career for an internship

    Washington Post "Following his second day of work as an intern in the mental health program at the Carter Center last month, Chris Borland was driving home past a high school. On a field situated along the road, he saw a football team in the middle of a spring practice. Borland pulled over and watched for 10..." June 08

  • Report: Blaine Gabbert the heavy favorite to start for 49ers

    NFL.com "Colin Kaepernick made his 2016 on-field debut Tuesday, taking part in individual drills as he works his way back from three different offseason surgeries. The veteran passer has a long way to go in what could be the most important season of his career, and NFL Media columnist Michael Silver..." June 08

  • Colin Kaepernick expected to throw during 49ers minicamp

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick is still not cleared for team sessions, but for the first time this offseason he will throw during the San Francisco 49ers’ minicamp this week. “Coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick will participate in individual, offensive drills, meaning he’s expected to throw, which he hasn’t..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick not cleared to participate in 49ers minicamp

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick remains sidelined as he heals from three offseason surgeries, and he won’t be cleared for San Francisco 49ers minicamp this week, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Should Kaepernick be cleared for training camp, as Rapoport suggests he might, then he’ll have a chance to wrest..." June 06

  • Kelly says Buckner would’ve been the 49ers’ top pick no matter who was coach

    Pro Football Talk "When the 49ers used their first-round draft pick on DeForest Buckner, some saw it a sign of the influence of head coach Chip Kelly, who recruited Buckner to Oregon. But Kelly says the 49ers’ scouts were high on Buckner before Kelly was hired, and he believes the personnel department would have..." June 05

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