San Francisco 49ers News and Rumors

  • Bruce Arians: We’ll be dressing in 49ers locker room this time …

    Bruce Arians: We’ll be dressing in 49ers locker room this time next year

    profootballtalk.com Updated 5 hours ago
    The Cardinals lost to the Panthers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, leaving them a couple of steps short of becoming the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Coach Bruce Arians has already set a new goal for next season and shar…
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  • 49ers add three defensive coaches

    49ers add three defensive coaches

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    The 49ers continue to add former defensive coordinators to their coaching staff. Eric Mangini will run the defense with the help of three assistants who used to have the same responsibilities. Former Raiders coordinator Jason Tarver will be coaching the…
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  • Jed York: We’ve got to put Colin Kaepernick in position to make…

    Jed York: We’ve got to put Colin Kaepernick in position to make plays

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    Some 49ers fans may not be confident that the team is headed in the right direction based on the changes to the coaching staff that they’ve made since the end of the regular season, but CEO Jed York thinks that they’re going to be pleasantly surprised b…
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  • Report: 49ers informed Jim Harbaugh of dismissal after loss at …

    Report: 49ers informed Jim Harbaugh of dismissal after loss at Seattle in December

    profootballtalk.com Jan 31 (yesterday)
    At the conclusion of the 49ers’ regular-season finale vs. Arizona, the club announced it would be parting ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh by mutual agreement. However, a published report Saturday indicates Harbaugh had been previously told he would no…
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  • San Francisco 49ers Buy Stake in Sacramento Soccer Team

    San Francisco 49ers Buy Stake in Sacramento Soccer Team

    nytimes.com Jan 30 (yesterday)
    The owners of the San Francisco 49ers football team have purchased a stake in Sacramento's minor league Republic soccer club, the second major team to do so this week in an effort to bolster the club's chances of winning major league status.
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  • Colin Kaepernick: Jim Tomsula a players coach who will be great…

    Colin Kaepernick: Jim Tomsula a players coach who will be great for us

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30 (2 days ago)
    The 49ers’ regular season was a disappointment and plenty of people have registered the same reaction to the early part of their offseason, which saw the team part ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh and promote defensive line coach Jim Tomsula as his rep…
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  • How is Kurt Warner helping Colin Kaepernick?

    How is Kurt Warner helping Colin Kaepernick?

    ESPN.com Jan 30 (2 days ago)
    Much ado was made of Colin Kaepernick working with two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner this offseason in Arizona. Especially with the San Francisco 49ers quarterback having such a different skillset than that of Warner. Kaepernick is the hybrid, the cannon-arm…
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  • Austin Collie joins CFL’s B.C. Lions

    Austin Collie joins CFL’s B.C. Lions

    profootballtalk.com Jan 29 (3 days ago)
    Austin Collie is headed to the Canadian Football League. Collie, the former Colts, 49ers and Patriots wide receiver, has signed with the British Columbia Lions, the team said Thursday. A Hamilton, Ontario native, the 29-year-old Collie has caught 179 pa…
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  • 49ers hire Tom Gamble as senior personnel executive

    49ers hire Tom Gamble as senior personnel executive

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Jan 29 (3 days ago)
    The 49ers are bringing back Tom Gamble. Gamble, most recently the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel, has joined San Francisco as a senior personnel executive, the team said Thursday. The Eagles parted ways with Gamble in December after two seas…
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  • Three Seahawks at their third straight Super Bowl

    Three Seahawks at their third straight Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 29 (3 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- The Seattle Seahawks have three players who are going to their third consecutive Super Bowl -- fullback Will Tukuafu, wide receiver Ricardo Lockette and defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs. All three were part of the San Francisco 49ers organiza…
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  • Vermeil blames “poor management” for changes in San Francisco

    Vermeil blames “poor management” for changes in San Francisco

    profootballtalk.com Jan 29 (3 days ago)
    Former Eagles, Rams and Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil doesn’t care for the way Jim Harbaugh was treated on the way out the door in San Francisco. Vermeil said on PFT Live that the 49ers should have shown enough respect for the work Harbaugh did to hold…
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  • Are The 49ers Cheap?

    Are The 49ers Cheap?

    deadspin.com Jan 29 (3 days ago)
    The 49ers have finally and painfully assembled their coaching staff, reportedly reaching a deal with QB coach Geep Chryst to be the new offensive coordinator—but only after being turned down by at least four other candidates. That's a pattern, and it is…
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  • Report: 49ers expected to tab Chryst as OC

    Report: 49ers expected to tab Chryst as OC

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jan 28 (4 days ago)
    Geep Chryst is expected to be named the San Francisco Niners' offensive coordinator, according to the NFL Network.
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  • Super Bowl live video chat: Tackling the NFL, Thursday at 2 p.m…

    Super Bowl live video chat: Tackling the NFL, Thursday at 2 p.m.

    insidebayarea.com Jan 28 (4 days ago)
    Join the discussion with Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami, 49ers writer Cam Inman and Raiders writer Jerry McDonald.
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  • Steve Logan to be 49ers quarterbacks coach

    Steve Logan to be 49ers quarterbacks coach

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Jan 28 (4 days ago)
    Colin Kaepernick has a new quarterbacks coach to work with in 2015. On Tuesday, there was a report that former East Carolina head coach and Boston College offensive coordinator Steve Logan would be taking a job on the 49ers offensive staff. The exact ti…
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  • Aubrayo Franklin returning to 49ers as assistant coach

    Aubrayo Franklin returning to 49ers as assistant coach

    profootballtalk.com Jan 28 (4 days ago)
    When defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin played for the 49ers, his position coach was Jim Tomsula. Tomsula has moved up the ladder to become the team’s head coach this offseason and it looks like that’s opened the door for Franklin to return to the team. …
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  • Rams sorting through coordinator options

    Rams sorting through coordinator options

    ESPN.com Jan 27 (5 days ago)
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers are the only teams remaining without an offensive coordinator in place. With 11 coordinator jobs all over the league having been filled, the list of known candidates for the Rams has dwindled…
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  • 49ers playing waiting game for Rob Chudzinski?

    49ers playing waiting game for Rob Chudzinski?

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jan 27 (5 days ago)
    The longer the San Francisco 49ers go without hiring an offensive coordinator, the more credence is lent to the notion that they had no true plan in place for top assistants when they announced Jim Tomsula had been promoted to head coach on Jan. 15. Unl…
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  • 49ers six players away from Super Bowl?

    49ers six players away from Super Bowl?

    ESPN.com Jan 26 (6 days ago)
    The San Francisco 49ers played in three straight NFC title games, with a Super Bowl appearance sandwiched in the middle, from 2011 through 2013. So clearly, they were only a break or two, a play here or there, away from returning to Super Sunday, no? He…
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  • Lane Kiffin staying at Alabama

    Lane Kiffin staying at Alabama

    If the 49ers were hoping to land Lane Kiffin as their offensive coordinator, they’ll need to look in a different direction. Kiffin announced Saturday that he’ll return for a second season running the offense at the University of Alabama. There were repo…
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  • Video - Best Team That Didn't Make Super Bowl 02:37

    Best Team That Didn't Make Super Bowl

    Jan 25
    Jeff Saturday explains why he believes the San Francisco 49ers were the team with the best roster that did not make it to the Super Bowl.
  • Video - 49ers Hire Mangini As DC 03:05

    49ers Hire Mangini As DC

    Jan 22
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez discusses Eric Mangini's agreeing to a three-year contract as defensive coordinator with the 49ers.
  • Video - Sources: 49ers Looking To Add Lane Kiffin As OC 03:06

    Sources: 49ers Looking To Add Lane Kiffin As OC

    Jan 18
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez reports the latest on San Francisco's interest in Lane Kiffin as the team's next offensive coordinator.
  • Video - 49ers Introduce Jim Tomsula 00:43

    49ers Introduce Jim Tomsula

    Jan 15
    San Francisco 49ers new head coach Jim Tomsula discusses what is next for the team.

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    Jan 30
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