San Francisco 49ers News and Rumors

  • Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree is glad to be wanted and…

    Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree is glad to be wanted and needed and ‘can’t wait to go play’

    insidebayarea.com Updated Apr 23 (2 days ago)
    Michael Crabtree left the 49ers in free agency with the hope of landing a multi-year contract worth tens of millions of dollars. Instead, the best catch he could make was a one-year, $3.2 million deal across the bay with the Raiders, with the possibilit…
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  • Ravens meet with Phillip Dorsett

    Ravens meet with Phillip Dorsett

    profootballtalk.com Apr 23 (3 days ago)
    The Ravens saw their leading deep threat leave as a free agent this offseason when Torrey Smith signed with the 49ers. Throwing the ball deep has been a staple of the team’s offense with Joe Flacco at quarterback and Smith played a leading role by both …
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  • Opening point spreads suggest no strong consensus yet on 49ers,…

    Opening point spreads suggest no strong consensus yet on 49ers, Vikings

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)
    The first point spreads of a new NFL season are set with a foot in two worlds — one in the previous season, one in the upcoming season, neither shoe really dug into the earth. These lines are the Long Island Iced Teas of the sports betting world — dashe…
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  • Jim Harbaugh’s competitiveness transcends sports

    Jim Harbaugh’s competitiveness transcends sports

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (4 days ago)
    The compelling HBO profile of former 49ers coach and current Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh contains plenty of evidence regarding his legendary competitiveness when it comes to sports. His fiercely competitive nature transcends sports. In a bonus segment f…
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  • Bob St. Clair, a Towering 49ers Tackle, Dies at 84

    Bob St. Clair, a Towering 49ers Tackle, Dies at 84

    nytimes.com profootballtalk.com Apr 21 (4 days ago)
    He was strong, he was fast and he blocked for the million-dollar backfield: Hugh McElhenny, John Henry Johnson, Joe Perry and Y. A. Tittle.
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  • The 49ers Want To Turn Youth Soccer Fields Into Parking Lots

    The 49ers Want To Turn Youth Soccer Fields Into Parking Lots

    deadspin.com Apr 21 (5 days ago)
    The San Francisco 49ers have their shiny new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, but they want more. (NFL teams are never satisfied and will run over your grandmother with a steamroller if it means just one more square foot of space in their stadium.) The 49…
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  • Ex-49er Chris Culliver dissagrees with Boone’s criticism of Har…

    Ex-49er Chris Culliver dissagrees with Boone’s criticism of Harbaugh

    profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Apr 20 (6 days ago)
    San Francisco offensive lineman Alex Boone said recently that ex-coach Jim Harbaugh eventually wore out his welcome within the 49ers’ locker room. But not everyone in the locker room agrees with that. Chris Culliver, who spent the last four years in San…
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  • PFT Live: Eagles talk with Geoff Mosher, 49ers talk with Matt B…

    PFT Live: Eagles talk with Geoff Mosher, 49ers talk with Matt Barrows

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20 (6 days ago)
    Tim Tebow is back in the NFL and we’ll be talking about his arrival in Philly during Monday’s edition of PFT Live. Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly will join Mike Florio to discuss what Eagles coach Chip Kelly might be hoping to see from Tebow this offseason …
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  • The Tim Tebow Trial: Timeline of Sunday night: 6:34 p.m. ET: FO…

    The Tim Tebow Trial: Timeline of Sunday night: 6:34 p.m. ET: FOX’s J…

    CNNSI.com Apr 20 (6 days ago)
    Timeline of Sunday night: 6:34 p.m. ET: FOX’s Jay Glazer reports the Eagles will sign quarterback Tim Tebow, unemployed by any NFL team for the past 20 months, on Monday. 7:46 p.m.: ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweets, “98,000 Tweets on Tim Tebow in last hour.”…
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  • Twenty years ago Saturday, Joe Montana called it a career

    Twenty years ago Saturday, Joe Montana called it a career

    As the 49ers’ Twitter feed points out, Saturday is the 20th anniversary of quarterback Joe Montana’s retirement from the NFL. Montana’s departure came after two seasons with Kansas City, which traded a first-round pick for him in April 1993. While Monta…
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  • Trent Baalke thinks Aldon Smith is primed for a big year

    Trent Baalke thinks Aldon Smith is primed for a big year

    Aldon Smith has had so much off-field trouble during his time with the 49ers that there’s been talk that General Manager Trent Baalke should have just cut him. But not only is Baalke not getting rid of Smith, Baalke says Smith is primed for a big 2015 s…
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  • 49ers working on new deal for Michael Wilhoite

    49ers working on new deal for Michael Wilhoite

    In early March, there were reports that the 49ers were shopping inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite to other teams. Patrick Willis and Chris Borland announced their retirements a short time later, which bumped Wilhoite into a more prominent position with…
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  • Bruce Miller not attending 49ers offseason workouts

    Bruce Miller not attending 49ers offseason workouts

    Last season, the 49ers drew criticism for their decision to allow defensive tackle Ray McDonald to keep playing after an August arrest on domestic violence charges. Things are playing out a bit differently with fullback Bruce Miller following his March …
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  • Dorial Green-Beckham visited Bengals, 49ers

    Dorial Green-Beckham visited Bengals, 49ers

    If draft prospects were judged on talent alone, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham might be taken high in the first round. The potential for off-field trouble is another factor, however, and Green-Beckham carries a lot of baggage. He was dismissed from …
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  • After losing Gore, 49ers talk up Hunter and Hyde

    After losing Gore, 49ers talk up Hunter and Hyde

    Before the start of free agency, the 49ers thought they would keep running back Frank Gore. As it turned out, Gore left to sign with the Colts. But the 49ers feel good about two running backs who have stayed in San Francisco. San Francisco General Manag…
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  • DeMarcus Ware: I’ve got many years left

    DeMarcus Ware: I’ve got many years left

    DeMarcus Ware’s first year as a member of the Broncos got off to a quick start. Ware had seven sacks in the first seven games of the 2014 season, including a three-sack effort in a 42-17 win over the 49ers in October. It represented a big rebound from 2…
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  • Raiders officially announce signing of Michael Crabtree

    Raiders officially announce signing of Michael Crabtree

    Michael Crabtree doesn’t have to move very far. The former San Francisco 49ers receiver officially signed a new deal with the Oakland Raiders on Monday night. The deal is reportedly worth $3 million for one year with incentives available as well. Crabtr…
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  • Former San Francisco 49er a Suspect in Death of Prison Cellmate

    Former San Francisco 49er a Suspect in Death of Prison Cellmate

    A former NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers who was sent to a California prison for domestic violence, vehicle theft and other charges, is a suspect in the death of his cellmate, officials said on Monday.
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  • Antoine Bethea on 49ers defensive losses: It’s going to be fine

    Antoine Bethea on 49ers defensive losses: It’s going to be fine

    The 49ers are going to look very different than they did last season with coach Jim Harbaugh, running back Frank Gore, guard Mike Iupati and linebacker Patrick Willis all leaving the team. Defensive end Justin Smith may join Willis and linebacker Chris …
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  • Kendall Hunter working out with 49ers eight months after torn A…

    Kendall Hunter working out with 49ers eight months after torn ACL

    The 49ers will have a different look at running back this season with Frank Gore departing for Indianapolis after 10 years as the main man in the backfield. There may wind up being a main man in the run game by the time the season gets underway, but the…
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  • Video - 49ers searching for identity 01:09

    49ers searching for identity

    Apr 22
    ESPN NFL analyst Jeff Saturday discusses the 49ers' personnel challenges and explains why San Francisco may have a tough start to the season.
  • Video - Draft plan won't change based on Justin Smith 01:54

    Draft plan won't change based on Justin Smith

    Apr 20
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez talks about drafting along the defensive line and GM Trent Baalke's reference to Justin Smith.
  • Video - Jim Harbaugh wore out his welcome with 49ers 03:10

    Jim Harbaugh wore out his welcome with 49ers

    Apr 20
    San Francisco offensive lineman Alex Boone told HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" that former 49ers and current Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wanted too much of his players in the NFL.
  • Video - 49ers open offseason program 01:48

    49ers open offseason program

    Apr 13
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez talks about how different the atmosphere is with the new rgime compared to the old.

Sports Columnists

  • All 3 rounds (Insider)

    Apr 23
    Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay went head to head making picks for the first three rounds of next week's NFL draft. So who'd they grab for your team?
  • All 3 rounds (Insider)

    Apr 23
    Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay went head-to-head making picks for the first three rounds of next week's NFL draft. Who'd they grab for your team?
  • All 3 rounds (Insider)

    Apr 23
    They've made their first-round selections. Now Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay alternate picks through the first three rounds of next week's draft. See ...
  • Hardy’s New Bench Trial

    Apr 23
    The new NFL was on display Wednesday afternoon when it suspended Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy for the first 10 games of 2015 season, without pay, for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his former girlfriend in May 2014. Though a judge foun…