Patrick Willis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Willis shoots down report: 'Haven't thought twice about' returning

    CSN Bay Area "Former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is remaining a former 49ers linebacker, after all. Willis responded Thursday morning to a report from Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, saying he has never reconsidered the decision he made to retire from professional football. Cole reported that a source..." November 12

  • Patrick Willis rumored to be considering 49ers comeback

    Niners Nation "Well, this is certainly something. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole is reporting a source told him Patrick Willis considering a comeback next year with the San Francisco 49ers. He pointed out that Willis is still figuring out his toe issue, but Cole says Willis is at least considering a comeback. I..." November 12

  • The 49ers and Patrick Willis’ signing bonus

    San Francisco Chronicle "The case of Chris Borland and his signing bonus has been resolved: The 49ers inside linebacker has said he will return the unearned portion of his bonus money after he recently retired one season into his four-year rookie contract. The case of Patrick Willis and his signing bonus? That remains..." April 02

  • Patrick Willis says there’s zero chance he’ll return to NFL

    Pro Football Talk "In the wake of the surprise retirement of 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, some have wondered whether he’ll be back in a year or two. Willis says it won’t happen, ever. Asked by Takeo Spikes of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk to rate his chance of returning on a scale of one to 10, Willis went off..." March 20

  • Linebacker Patrick Willis To Announce Retirement "The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that LB Patrick Willis, a six-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection, plans to retire from the National Football League. Willis will be speaking to the media on Tuesday, March 10 at 12 noon PT. His press conference will be streaming on..." March 10

  • Source: 49ers expect star LB Patrick Willis to retire

    Yahoo! Sports "The San Francisco 49ers are bracing themselves for the surprising loss of linebacker Patrick Willis, a source told Yahoo Sports. The team is expecting Willis, 30, to retire, the source said. Willis has played eight seasons with the 49ers after being drafted out of Mississippi with the 11th..." March 09

  • Patrick Willis, Justin Smith retiring from 49ers

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco 49ers were expected to have a difficult roster decision to make with Patrick Willis this offseason, but the seven-time Pro Bowler may be making it for them. According to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports, the Niners are expecting Willis to announce he is retiring. While Willis..." March 09

  • Willis, Bowman push last season's 49ers starters to sideline

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers have a problem. But general manager Trent Baalke is certainly not complaining. The 49ers have four inside linebackers they view as starters. But there is room on the field for only two of those players at any time in the 49ers’ 3-4 scheme. And, as long as Patrick Willis and NaVorro..." February 19

  • Fearing for future, Willis opts for season-ending surgery

    San Francisco Gate "The bad wheel Patrick Willis has been playing on for several years finally forced the All-Pro linebacker to make an extended pit stop. Willis was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday because of a problematic left big toe he injured in a win against the Rams on Oct. 13. Willis, who..." November 12

  • Report: 49ers' Patrick Willis (toe) likely out Week 7 "Don't expect Patrick Willis to make an immediate return to action for the San Francisco 49ers. ProFootballTalk reported Tuesday that Willis has been diagnosed with a sprained toe and is "currently unlikely" to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Willis will have his toe evaluated by the..." October 15

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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.

  • Patrick Willis had surgery on thumb

    Sacramento Bee "Add Patrick Willis to the list of 49ers getting off-season tune-ups. The 49ers' inside linebacker had recent surgery on his left thumb and is now in a cast, as recent photos from his Instagram account show and as a league source confirmed. Hand injuries have been Willis' Achilles' heel, so to..." January 26

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    What's Patrick Willis' status for Sunday's 49ers game vs . Texans? Coach Jim Harbaugh answers "We'll see."

  • 49ers injury report: Willis, Asomugha return to practice

    Sacramento Bee "Linebacker Patrick Willis and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha were back at practice today in a limited fashion after missing Thursday's game against the Rams. After a long rest the only two players on the active roster to sit out practice altogether were tackle Anthony Davis (shoulder) and receiver..." October 03

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Justin Smith says Patrick Willis will play on Sunday.

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    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    LB Patrick Willis (groin) CB Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) among 49ers inactives; but TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) dresses.

  • Patrick Willis is a game-time decision

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker Patrick Willis did not practice this week due to a groin strain and might see an end to his streak of 56 consecutive games started. Willis is considered a game-time decision for the 49ers’ game Thursday night against the St. Louis Rams. Teams must submit their list of seven inactive..." September 26

  • Vernon Davis, Patrick Willis listed as questionable vs. Rams

    Sacramento Bee "Tight end Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis are listed as questionable on the 49ers' day-before-game injury report. One player however seems a lot more likely to play than the other. Davis (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis this week. (The only full practice occurred on Tuesday). Willis..." September 25

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #49ers LB Patrick Willis is on Total Access tomorrow so watch for full interview. On his groin for Thurs: "I'm hopeful that I get to play."

  • Willis scheduled for MRI on groin

    CSN Bay Area "All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis is scheduled to undergo an MRI examination Monday on his groin 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. Willis who sustained the injury while in pursuit of Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne on a late-third quarter play is not expected to be ready for the..." September 23

  • Patrick Willis: Cut block 'uncalled for'

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ian Williams suffered a serious ankle injury on what Jim Harbaugh believes was a "legal" play. Patrick Willis evidently feels that the NFL should evaluate its stance on cut blocks especially after Williams' injury in Sunday night's loss to the Seattle..." September 16

  • 49ers LB Patrick Willis has surgery on fractured hand

    CBS Sports "Patrick Willis has had surgery on his fractured right hand according to an report. The 49ers' inside linebacker sustained the injury late last week but he is expected to return to the field before the team's first regular season game on against the Packers on Sept. 8. Willis might have..." August 05

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    49ers LB Patrick Willis does have a slight fracture in right hand as suspected. Team will proceed with caution. Ready for regular season.

  • 49ers Patrick Willis sustains right hand injury

    CSN Bay Area "Linebacker Patrick Willis sustained an injury Wednesday afternoon and spent most of the practice with a large wrap on his right hand. Willis appeared to sustain the injury in a blitz pickup drill while matched against fullback Bruce Miller. Willis watched the remainder of the 2 1/2-hour..." August 01

  • 49ers' Patrick Willis at his mental, physical peak

    San Jose Mercury News "Patrick Willis said he's in the best shape of his career as the 49ers' Pro Bowl linebacker enters his seventh NFL season. "I really feel mentally and physically, I'm in the best shape that I've been in since I was a rookie," said Willis, a Pro Bowler in each of his first six seasons. "I feel like..." June 16