NFC West News and Rumors
49ers want to “cause confusion” on defense this seasonprofootballtalk.com Updated 12 hours agoAmong the many changes to the 49ers this offseason is the decision to hand the reins of the defense to coordinator Eric Mangini after they parted ways with Vic Fangio. Fangio has been followed out the door by linebacker Patrick Willis, defensive end Jus…Share Tweet
Army vet Daniel Rodriguez trying to make most of chance with Ramsprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoMemorial Day weekend has its fair share of gatherings around the grill, swimming in sunny weather and other fun, but none of that should get in the way of remembering that the holiday honors those who have given their lives in service to the country aro…Share Tweet
Tyrann Mathieu finally feels “free” after dealing with injuriesprofootballtalk.com May 23 (yesterday)Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu had to overcome a lot just to stick in the NFL. But once he got there, stuff kept happening which kept him from doing what he does best. But after a series of injuries that limited him, he’s finally well and ready to get …Share Tweet
49ers hope this is the year Lawrence Okoye shows he can playThe 49ers took a chance two years ago when they signed Lawrence Okoye, a British discus thrower who had never so much as put on a pair of shoulder pads. After spending 2013 on injured reserve and 2014 on the practice squad, this is the year the 49ers ho…Share Tweet
Twenty-four years ago Friday, the NFL moved to add two teamsThe 1980s saw the NFC dominate the NFL, winning eight of 10 Super Bowls. The 49ers were the team of the decade, capturing four championships. Teams were prone to make music videos. Coaches were known to wear wonderful sweaters. However, one thing we did…Share Tweet
New 49ers running back says Colin Kaepernick owes him a thumbAfter working with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Kurt Warner said he was impressed with the touch he was able to put on passes. He might want to run that by 49ers running back Mike Davis, who said on Twitter that Kaepernick “owe me a new thumb” af…Share Tweet
Frank Gore, Andre Johnson make “pretty seamless” transition to Indyprofootballtalk.com May 22 (3 days ago)It has been a long time since running back Frank Gore and wide receiver Andre Johnson have had to get used to playing for a new team. Gore was with the 49ers for 10 years before signing with the Colts as a free agent this year and Johnson spent a dozen …Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com May 22 (3 days ago)Michael Sam is bound for the Canadian Football League. Sam, the former Rams and Cowboys defensive end, has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes, the club announced Friday. “With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organ…Share Tweet
Incorrect report emerges that NFL will announce Rams return to L.A. in Augustprofootballtalk.com May 21 (3 days ago)A day after the latest flurry of developments regarding the NFL’s inevitable return to Los Angeles, Glen Walker of KTLA took it to the next level. Walker reported Thursday that the NFL will announce in August that the Rams will return to Los Angeles. In…Share TweetArizona Cardinals rank 167th in ESPN salary surveyShare TweetRoger Goodell pleased with St. Louis stadium progressShare Tweet
Carson Palmer intently focused on what time he has left in footballCarson Palmer intently focused on what time he has left in footballShare Tweet
Raiders moving into Levi’s Stadium was a non-starterprofootballtalk.com May 21 (4 days ago)Raiders owner Mark Davis is perfectly willing to share. But not with the 49ers. While the Raiders are looking at a joint facility in Carson with the Chargers as a possibility if there’s no deal to stay in Oakland, Davis nixed the idea of bunking with hi…Share Tweet
Buccaneers send their rookies to finishing schoolprofootballtalk.com May 21 (4 days ago)NFL teams always give their rookies a crash course in football at their first minicamp, Some, like the Rams, give them some financial tips before they hand them a bonus check. But the Buccaneers want to make sure their draft class knows which fork to us…Share Tweet
PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, PFT Planet calls and tweetsThe Raiders and Chargers continued their push for a stadium in Carson, California this week by naming former 49ers executive Carmen Policy to lead the effort and closing a land deal with the city for 157 acres to use toward construction. On Wednesday’s …Share TweetESPN.com May 20 (5 days ago)NFL Nation TV catches up with Hall of Famer Jim KellyShare TweetThe Rams interviewed a pair of former NFL quarterbacks for their vacant quarterbacks coach job this offseason, before choosing Chris Weinke over Jeff Garcia. But they found a spot for Garcia anyway. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch…Share TweetThe Cardinals kicked off their organized team activities on Tuesday and that gave quarterback Carson Palmer a chance to do some on-field team drills for the first time since tearing his ACL last season. Palmer took 12 snaps during the 7-on-7 portion of …Share TweetOne scenario that has been floated as teams jockey for position in the race for Los Angeles has been for the Raiders to move to St. Louis to replace the Rams so Stan Kroenke can take his franchise to Inglewood, Calif. But Raiders owner Mark Davis shut d…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com May 19 (5 days ago)The Raiders and Chargers have retained former 49ers executive Carmen Policy to lead their effort to get a stadium built in Carson, California that would give both teams a home and footprint in the Los Angeles Area, but Raiders owner Mark Davis said Tues…Share Tweet
PFT Live: Dolphins talk with Armando Salguero, 49ers talk with Matt Maioccoprofootballtalk.com May 19 (6 days ago)There were a pair of big developments in the NFL on Monday and we’ll be catching up on the fallout from both of them during Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill agreed to a contract extension with the Dolphins that should keep him i…Share TweetESPN.com May 19 (6 days ago)Timeline, progress among relocation topics at owners meetingsShare TweetESPN.com May 19 (6 days ago)NFL VP Eric Grubman praises St. Louis stadium effortsShare Tweet
49ers sign Mylan Hicks, Justin Renfrow after tryoutsprofootballtalk.com May 19 (6 days ago)The San Francisco 49ers signed a pair of players after participating in tryouts during the team’s rookie mini-camp last weekend. The 49ers announced the signings of cornerback Mylan Hicks and tackle Justin Renfrow on Monday. Hicks is an undrafted free a…Share Tweet
Most appealing NFL playersMay 23Mark Schlereth guesses who the top five most likable NFL players are, based on a survey from the DBI index of appeal, and is surprised by the No. 1 answer.
Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL?May 22ESPN NFL Insider Ashley Fox discusses Michael Sam's two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes.
Clayton's Quiz: Best QB to run two-point conversions?May 21Clayton's Quiz provides a weekly challenge to your NFL knowledge. Which quarterback may grow in value because of the new push for two-point conversions? Is it Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brady, or Cam Newton?
Bush looking forward to 'fresh start' with 49ersMay 21ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez discusses running back Reggie Bush's desire to contribute in San Francisco, which was evident when he fielded punts during OTAs -- something he hasn't done in a game since 2011.
J.J. Watt's bruise continues storied tradition of athletes playing through…May 21The photo of J.J. Watt's bruise is nasty, but imagine playing with torn knee ligaments or a tooth stuck in your arm. Jeffri Chadiha recounts some memorable moments of athletes ignoring injuries.
What About Frank Clark?May 20What About Frank Clark?
Don’t Grow Attached to the NFL’s New PAT RuleMay 20When the time came at the league meetings in San Francisco to discuss changing the extra point, there wasn’t much debate. Insiders say the discussion lasted less than a half hour. In the end the owners were ready for a change in the way the NFL treats t…
Fixing the Most Boring Play in All of SportsMay 19In 1912, eight years before the birth of the professional football association now known as the National Football League, the system of scoring that would serve the pro game was adopted. The touchdown was changed from five to six points, a two-point saf…