San Francisco 49ers News and Rumors

  • Lance Briggs to visit the 49ers on Monday

    Lance Briggs to visit the 49ers on Monday

    profootballtalk.com Updated 6 hours ago
    With a big hole to fill at inside linebacker, the 49ers identified Mason Foster and Lance Briggs as two potential targets in free agency this week. Foster signed with the Bears instead, but Briggs is heading to San Francisco for a visit. Briggs told Vau…
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  • 49ers waive CB Cameron Fuller

    49ers waive CB Cameron Fuller

    profootballtalk.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    The 49ers will have a different look at cornerback entering 2015. This extends even to the reserve ranks. San Francisco announced Friday it had waived second-year corner Cameron Fuller. The 24-yar-old Fuller joined the 49ers’s practice squad in mid-Dece…
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  • Panthers claim Martin off waivers from 49ers

    Panthers claim Martin off waivers from 49ers

    The Carolina Panthers claimed former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers on Friday.
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  • Jim Tomsula: Reggie Bush is an every-down running back

    Jim Tomsula: Reggie Bush is an every-down running back

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (2 days ago)
    San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula says the 49ers think their new running back, Reggie Bush, can carry the load as the featured back in their offense. “Reggie can be an every down back. He’s done that in the NFL,” Tomsula said. “He’s a running back. He’s n…
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  • Despite defections, 49ers sticking to 3-4 defense

    Despite defections, 49ers sticking to 3-4 defense

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (3 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- While the recent retirements of inside linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland may have thrown the San Francisco 49ers for a loop, and the Niners have only three inside linebackers under contract who have NFL experience and one of them, …
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  • Levi's Stadium still open to share, undergoing fan improvements

    Levi's Stadium still open to share, undergoing fan improvements

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- While the Oakland Raiders continue their quest for a permanent home, be it in Oakland, Carson, or Parts Unknown, the door for them to jump into a 1-year-old stadium 34.3 miles down I-880 remains cracked open. The Raiders, sharing what is undo…
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  • Trent Baalke: Chris Borland retirement changed offseason dynami…

    Trent Baalke: Chris Borland retirement changed offseason dynamic

    ESPN.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- Sure, Patrick Willis retiring at the age of 30 stung the San Francisco 49ers a bit. But it happened before the dawn of the new league year, so the Niners were able to take a deep breath and focus on their depth at inside linebacker, with a st…
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  • 50-yard line markers will be gold all year for Super Bowl 50

    50-yard line markers will be gold all year for Super Bowl 50

    profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    The 50s on the field will be painted gold throughout the 2015 season as the NFL prepares for Super Bowl 50. The league said today that it wants to spend the entire season celebrating the 50th Super Bowl, which will take place on February 7 at the 49ers’…
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  • 49ers to request consecutive Eastern time zone games

    49ers to request consecutive Eastern time zone games

    ESPN.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- Besides their usual NFC West road games, the San Francisco 49ers will travel in to play at the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants in 2015. And in an effort to ease travel pains, Niners CEO …
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  • Trent Baalke: Never say never on Michael Crabtree

    Trent Baalke: Never say never on Michael Crabtree

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    PHOENIX – While many observers may think Michael Crabtree was more trouble for the San Francisco 49ers than he was worth since they took him with the No. 10 overall pick of the 2009 draft, Trent Baalke apparently does not subscribe to that theory. Not w…
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  • Chicago Bears sign troubled Ray McDonald after 49ers release

    Chicago Bears sign troubled Ray McDonald after 49ers release

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    The Chicago Bears apparently care less about defensive lineman Ray McDonald's off-field issues than the San Francisco 49ers did. The Bears signed McDonald to a contract, per ESPN's Chris Mortensen, after the 49ers released him in December. He was invest…
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  • NFL’s head of health and safety advisory: Football has gotten s…

    NFL’s head of health and safety advisory: Football has gotten safer

    profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    In the wake of Chris Borland’s sudden retirement due to concerns about his long-term health, the safety of football has again entered the forefronts of our minds. According to Dr. John York, the 49ers’ co-chairman and head of the NFL’s healthy and safet…
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  • Draft hopeful Brett Hundley stops by NFL Nation TV

    Draft hopeful Brett Hundley stops by NFL Nation TV

    ESPN.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    Join us today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT for NFL Nation TV's Spreecast Episode 49 as we welcome in draft hopeful Brett Hundley and break down the latest in offseason league news. Host Paul Gutierrez (San Francisco 49ers reporter) and co-hosts Coley Harvey…
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  • NFL health chairman cites 'culture change'

    NFL health chairman cites 'culture change'

    ESPN.com Mar 23 (5 days ago)
    Dr. John York, co-chairman of the San Francisco 49ers and chairman of the NFL's Health and Safety Advisory Committee, says he respected Chris Borland's decision to leave the NFL after one season.
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  • Flashing back to Reggie Bush, circa 2005

    Flashing back to Reggie Bush, circa 2005

    ESPN.com Mar 23 (5 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- Sure, Reggie Bush has tweeted out a few thoughts since officially becoming a member of the San Francisco 49ers last week. But he has yet to speak publicly, or take questions from Niners' beat writers on returning to his native California -- h…
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  • 49ers, Jim Tomsula prep for NFL owners meetings

    49ers, Jim Tomsula prep for NFL owners meetings

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Mar 23 (5 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- The NFL owners meetings are under way and apart from watching team owners and coaches walking a media gauntlet here at the Arizona Biltmore, which includes getting from one meeting to another, not much has happened thus far. The media confere…
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  • 49ers “discussing” free agent LBs Lance Briggs and Mason Foster

    49ers “discussing” free agent LBs Lance Briggs and Mason Foster

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23 (5 days ago)
    With the big-money free agents long gone, teams are left to sift through the remaining scraps, which mostly consists of veterans and underachievers. And with the 49ers desperate for help, they’ve had “discussions” about signing Lance Briggs, according t…
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  • Roger Goodell on Chris Borland's retirement: 'You have to respe…

    Roger Goodell on Chris Borland's retirement: 'You have to respect his decision'

    yahoo.com Mar 23 (5 days ago)
    As the retirement of 24-year-old San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland over concussion fears signaled a step toward players making long-term health a priority over short-term football fame, raising concerns about the sport's future, the NFL remai…
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  • Report: 49ers interested in free agent LB Erin Henderson

    Report: 49ers interested in free agent LB Erin Henderson

    profootballtalk.com Mar 23 (5 days ago)
    Free agent linebacker Erin Henderson was out of the league last season. He was busted for drunk driving twice in one year from January 2013 to January 2014 and released by the Vikings in February of 2014 before being slapped with a four-game suspension …
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  • Video - Panthers Claim Jonathan Martin Off Waivers 02:12

    Panthers Claim Jonathan Martin Off Waivers

    Mar 27
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton breaks down the teams decision to claim former 49ers offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers on Friday.
  • Video - 49ers Waive Jonathan Martin 03:03

    49ers Waive Jonathan Martin

    Mar 26
    Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle breaks down the 49ers' releasing offensive lineman Jonathan Martin.
  • Video - NFC West Coaches Dish On Team Personnel 03:45

    NFC West Coaches Dish On Team Personnel

    Mar 25
    NFL Nation reporters discuss what they learned from coaches in the NFC West during the NFL owners meetings.
  • Video - Offseason Moves In NFC West 03:43

    Offseason Moves In NFC West

    Mar 24
    NFL Nation reporters discuss what they learned about NFC West teams during Day 2 of the NFL owners meetings.

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    Mar 25
    PHOENIX — Lunch was served just before noon at the annual NFL meetings Tuesday. Lunch’s name was Jeffrey Lurie. Under a scalding sun on a cloudless 87-degree day, Lurie, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, stood for a mostly withering 40-minute cross-…