This is the November 27, 2012 news archive. View today's 49ers rumors and news.
49ers give Bowman 5-year extension Bowman, a third-round draft choice from Penn State in 2010, stepped into the starting lineup last season and quickly blossomed. Asked why he wanted a contract extension now, Bowman said, This is a very physical game. T…Upvote Share Tweet
Infected with Kaeperbonkers? It's sicksfgate.com Updated Nov 27, 2012Infected with Kaeperbonkers? It's sick Because one symptom of the Kaepernick thing is overbreathing until you're lightheaded, it could be called Kaeperventilation. If you tell me you knew Kaepernick would be a star because you saw him in college, thanks…Upvote Share Tweet49ers place Kendall Hunter on IR Running back Kendall Hunter landed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, giving the 49ers another offensive question beyond their high-profile quarterback debate - namely, who will complement Frank Gore for the last …Upvote Share TweetThe Saints finished Sunday’s loss to the 49ers with their fourth-string right tackle on the field and they may be in similar straits against the Falcons on Thursday night. New Orleans announced Tuesday that tackle Bryce Harris has been placed on injuredUpvote Share Tweet
Slideshow: Your NFC West fan photosSan Francisco 49ers fans showed up in decent numbers for the team's recent game at New Orleans. No one would have known 49ers fans were there by the nearly deafening noise Saints fans made in the Superdome, but there were more red jerseys inside and out…Upvote Share Tweet
Kerry J. Byrne: Steelers coughed up a gift in Week 12, but Browns almost blew itThe Dawg Pound barked with joy when the Cleveland Browns upended the hated Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14 on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetNFC West teams have taken a couple tough injury hits this week. The Arizona Cardinals placed center Lyle Sendlein on injured reserve Tuesday morning. The San Francisco 49ers did the same with running back Kendall Hunter and receiver Kyle Williams later …Upvote Share Tweet
Niners have big decision to make on Alex SmithOn Sunday, FOX’s Jay Glazer pointed out that the 49ers could part ways with quarterback Alex Smith, given that he has $8.5 million due in 2013. We’ve gotten a look at the contract, and which lays out the specific formula andtimetable. For starters, SmUpvote Share Tweet
Harbaugh will name 49ers' W13 starter on WednesdayHarbaugh will name 49ers' W13 starter on WednesdayUpvote Share Tweet
Reaching back for 49ers QB parallelsIt's tough finding recent parallels for the San Francisco 49ers' current quarterback situation. The decision facing the 49ers, who have yet to name a starter for Week 13, bears loose resemblance to the decision Buffalo faced in replacing Doug Flutie for…Upvote Share TweetDid the 49ers' QB change damage their Super Bowl hopes? Hardly, history says. Not only has such a move been done before, but it's been done with success. Don Banks explains.Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 12The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.Upvote Share Tweet
With Williams out, 49ers bring Chad Hall inWith Kyle Williams out for the year with a torn ACL, the 49ers are looking for cover at receiver and returner. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers are going to sign former Eagles wideout/return man Chad Hall to the practice squad. Tha…Upvote Share Tweet
Fourth and Short: Niners Could Use a Closer QBgrantland.com Updated Nov 27, 2012With the ascension of Colin Kaepernick into the starting spot at quarterback for the 49ers seemingly complete, San Francisco is left with a very notic...Upvote Share Tweet
San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker talks 49ers QB situationNov 27San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker stops by "Around the League" to discuss the current quarterback situation and who he thinks is the team's main signal caller.
Harbaugh Won't Commit To Colin KaepernickNov 27Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Jim Harbaugh's handling of the QB controversy in San Francisco.
Do 49ers stick with QB Colin Kaepernick?Nov 27Was starting San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick the right move? Steve Mariucci and Darren Sharper discuss the versatility that Kaepernick brings to the table.
Kerry J. Byrne: Steelers coughed up a gift in Week 12, but Browns almost b…Nov 27The Dawg Pound barked with joy when the Cleveland Browns upended the hated Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14 on Sunday.
Peter King: From Bowles blowing it to Chip's chances, coach talk heats up;…Nov 27Clearing out the NFL notebook entering Week 13:
Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history backs Harb…Nov 27Even when it feels like something entirely new has come along in the NFL -- like the head coach of a leading Super Bowl contender making a late-season starting quarterback change -- it's usually not all that novel. Not entirely.
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 12Nov 27The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.