San Francisco 49ers News and Rumors

  • Zastudil out for second straight game

    Zastudil out for second straight game

    ESPN.com Updated 11 hours ago
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- When the Arizona Cardinals re-signed punter Drew Butler, it meant starter Dave Zastudil was still on the mend. Zastudil was ruled out of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers a few hours later with a left groin injury after not p…
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  • Cards QB Palmer still ailing; Stanton to start

    Cards QB Palmer still ailing; Stanton to start

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    Arizona coach Bruce Arians says Drew Stanton will start at quarterback when the Cardinals play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
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  • 49ers top pick Ward gets baptism by fire

    49ers top pick Ward gets baptism by fire

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Rookie nickelback Jimmie Ward, all 5-feet-11, 193 pounds of him, had his NFL baptism by fire at the hands, and feet, of the Chicago Bears' 6-4, 229-pound Brandon Marshall last Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers' first-round draft pic…
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  • Week 3 N.F.L. Matchups

    Week 3 N.F.L. Matchups

    nytimes.com 18 hours ago
    A look at how teams match up for this weekend’s games.
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  • 49ers vs. Cardinals preview

    49ers vs. Cardinals preview

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    It's that time of the year again, when NFC West rivals start going head-to-head. Sunday's game at University of Phoenix Stadium will be the division opener for both the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. Both teams have been decimated by injurie…
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  • 49ers DE Ray McDonald's fiancee allegedly grabbed gun in anothe…

    49ers DE Ray McDonald's fiancee allegedly grabbed gun in another domestic dispute

    Ray McDonald has become far better known for being arrested for domestic abuse, right after the NFL announced its tougher domestic violence policy, than anything he has done on the field as a defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. There is more inte…
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  • Tight end Derek Carrier ready to start

    Tight end Derek Carrier ready to start

    ESPN.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- With both Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald still hobbling around -- Davis' left ankle, McDonald's right knee -- might the San Francisco 49ers' tight end spotlight turn to a third-string, converted basketball player? Derek Carrier…
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  • 49ers waiting on Anthony Davis at RT

    49ers waiting on Anthony Davis at RT

    ESPN.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Anthony Davis, who started every game of his first four years at right tackle for the San Francisco 49ers until missing the first two of this season with a left hamstring issue, has yet to practice this week. Jonathan Martin, acqu…
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  • Jim Harbaugh thinks home field advantage “could be improved”

    Jim Harbaugh thinks home field advantage “could be improved”

    profootballtalk.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    The support of a big crowd has been a big factor for the 49ers this season. Unfortunately, they might have had more vocal support at their road opener in Dallas than in the first game at new Levi’s Stadium. Coach Jim Harbaugh clearly wasn’t thrilled by …
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Wes Welker Returns to Practice; N.F.L. Fines Co…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Wes Welker Returns to Practice; N.F.L. Fines Colin Kaepernick

    nytimes.com Sep 17 (2 days ago)
    Welker, reinstated after the N.F.L. agreed to a new drug policy, practiced with the Denver Broncos for the first time since Sept. 1.
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  • Vernon Davis doesn’t practice on Wednesday

    Vernon Davis doesn’t practice on Wednesday

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Sep 17 (2 days ago)
    One of the 49ers’ top pass catchers didn’t take part in the club’s first major on-field work of the week. Tight end Vernon Davis (knee, ankle) didn’t practice Wednesday, according to the injury report. However, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh indicated Wednesd…
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  • Kaepernick to appeal $11K-plus language fine

    Kaepernick to appeal $11K-plus language fine

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maintained his stance Wednesday that he "didn't say anything" to warrant an unsportsmanlike penalty for inappropriate language in Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.
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  • Will 49ers be more aggressive in Arizona?

    Will 49ers be more aggressive in Arizona?

    ESPN.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)
    Nursing a 10-point lead and having driven from their own 10-yard line to the Chicago Bears' 6-yard line on the opening drive of the second half Sunday night, the San Francisco 49ers suddenly went conservative. Three straight runs netted the Niners nothi…
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  • Kyle Fuller named NFC defensive player of the week

    Kyle Fuller named NFC defensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)
    There were several high-profile performances to choose from this week, but Bears rookie Kyle Fuller made a prime time impression. Fuller was named the NFL defensive player of the week, after his two-pick performance against the 49ers. Those plays sparke…
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  • 49ers recover after loss under Harbaugh

    49ers recover after loss under Harbaugh

    ESPN.com Sep 17 (3 days ago)
    In three years under Jim Harbaugh, the San Francisco 49ers are 37-12-1 in the regular season, a .755 winning percentage. Impressive enough. Perhaps even more notable, though, is the Niners' record immediately following a loss with Harbaugh as their head…
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  • mophie Releasing Limited Edition Powerstations To Niners Fans

    mophie Releasing Limited Edition Powerstations To Niners Fans

    49ersgab.com Sep 16 (4 days ago)
    Stevie Johnson, the newest wide receiver to join the San Francisco 49ers, has teamed up with mophie, the #1 selling mobile battery case company. Stevie is giving all of his fellow players a gift to ensure they stay charged during their time off the fiel…
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  • Week 2 Twitter Mailbag

    Week 2 Twitter Mailbag

    CNNSI.com Sep 16 (4 days ago)
    Read the rest of Peter King’s mailbag: Readers respond to the question: Do you still like football? Plus, discussion about reviewable plays, the Rams-Bucs ending and an overlooked goat of the week
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  • Jim Harbaugh: "We're Not Going To Flinch" And Bench R…

    Jim Harbaugh: "We're Not Going To Flinch" And Bench Ray McDonald

    deadspin.com Sep 16 (4 days ago)
    Jim Harbaugh: "We're Not Going To Flinch" And Bench Ray McDonald
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  • Video - Bruschi: Goodell Must Go 02:24

    Bruschi: Goodell Must Go

    Sep 19
    Tedy Bruschi gives his thoughts on how Roger Goodell has handled the recent rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence.
  • Video - Who Will Start At QB For Cardinals? 02:03

    Who Will Start At QB For Cardinals?

    Sep 18
    ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss discusses Arizona's quarterback situation, as well as what the Cardinals need to do to get past the 49ers on Sunday.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: 49ers-Cardinals 00:32

    NFL Live Prediction: 49ers-Cardinals

    Sep 18
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for San Francisco at Arizona.
  • Video - Inside Edge: 49ers-Cardinals 00:40

    Inside Edge: 49ers-Cardinals

    Sep 18
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for San Francisco at Arizona.

Sports Columnists

  • Questions Unanswered as the Focus Shifts

    Sep 19
    NEW YORK—The most important news conference of Roger Goodell’s eight-year reign as NFL commissioner, days overdue, lasted 44 minutes and was peppered with various forms of apology over the original light sentence in the Ray Rice case. Goodell used much …
  • Rematch of the Mismatch

    Sep 19
    How did the Broncos respond to the 35-point Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks? By changing two-thirds of their regular lineup. The proof of the makeover is stunning, especially with 10 of 12 changes to the defensive regulars. Heading into Super Bowl remat…
  • Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer Game

    Sep 18
    Week 3: A Super Bowl Rematch, But a Much Closer Game
  • Manning on Manning

    Sep 18
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The challenge of interviewing Peyton Manning is coming up with something new to ask. He might be the most interviewed athlete of this generation. Over the past few years, I’ve struggled to find something—anything—that he hasn’t talked…