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Vernon Davis Inactive Against the Kansas City Chiefs
October 5th, 2014 at 1:14 PM
Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis will not suit up against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Davis suffered a lower back injury against the Philadelphia Eagles last week and did not return to action. In his place, second-year player Vance McDonald will get the start at tight end. ***PHOTO1*** McDonald has had...

Big Win and Big Loss? Vernon Davis and Anthony Davis Hurt in Victory
September 29th, 2014 at 9:42 AM
***PHOTO1*** The San Francisco 49ers came away with a 26-21 victory against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The win brings the Niners back to a .500 record at 2-2 and for at least one week, limits the chatter over whether or not the red and gold are on the decline...

Neglecting Gore and 1-2 Start Looks Awfully Similar to 2013 for the San Francisco 49ers
September 26th, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Through three games, San Francisco 49ers starting running back Frank Gore has only 37 touches (35 carries, two receptions) so far. In each game, Gore has seen his touches decrease from the previous one; 16 in week one, 15 in week two (only 13 carries) and six in week three....

San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin Upset with the Referees.
September 22nd, 2014 at 7:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The San Francisco 49ers are off to a 1-2 start and frustrations are beginning to mount for the red and gold. The Niners have dropped the last two games despite leading at halftime in both occasions. Unfortunately, the Niners have squandered those leads with analysts have pointing towards the Niners...

San Francisco 49ers Change Offensive Scheme in Another Disappointing Loss
September 22nd, 2014 at 3:45 PM
Smash mouth defense, complimented by a hard nose running game...If you thought I was describing the San Francisco 49ers, you'd be wrong, at least during week three of the NFL season. ***PHOTO1*** Defense and running the ball with Frank Gore has been a recipe for success for the Niners over the last...

San Francisco 49ers Add Depth at Tight End; Waive Josh Johnson
September 20th, 2014 at 7:07 PM
The San Francisco 49ers could be without tight ends Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald when they face the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday afternoon. As a result, the Niners promoted Asante Cleveland from the practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** If Davis (ankle/knee) and McDonald (knee) aren't able to suit up due to injures, then Cleveland,...

San Francisco 49ers’ 3rd String Tight End May Have a Big Role in Division Matchup
September 20th, 2014 at 3:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The San Francisco 49ers starting Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis is dealing with a knee and ankle issue, while backup Vance McDonald is also nursing a knee injury. Neither one is a guarantee to even be active for tomorrows matchup against divisional foe, the Arizona Cardinals. Which then leads...

San Francisco 49ers Hoping Anthony Davis Can Return in Arizona
September 18th, 2014 at 6:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** The San Francisco 49ers had a major opportunity to head into Week 3 with a 2-0 record, however, after collapsing halfway through their matchup with the Chicago Bears, the Niners are a bit banged up and are hoping to avoid starting 1-2. In order to do so, the Niners may...

Kaepernick Leads Meltdown in San Francisco 49ers’ Home Opener Loss
September 15th, 2014 at 2:46 PM
17-0 late in the second quarter, with Levi's Stadium packed and overflowing in a sea of red jerseys, it appeared as though the San Francisco 49ers were halfway through a blowout victory...unfortunately, four turnovers from your starting quarterback is hard to withstand. "Terrible," is Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick described his play...

San Francisco 49ers Look to Open Levi’s Stadium with a Bang; 3 “X-Factors”
September 14th, 2014 at 2:22 PM
The San Francisco 49ers quieted the doubters in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys with a 28-17 victory. In order to build on those good vibes, the Niners will look to give the home crowd a hearty welcome in Levi's Stadium's first regular season game. Here's my three "X-Factors" for...

San Francisco 49ers Right Guard Alex Boone Hoping to Play More in Week 2
September 11th, 2014 at 3:58 PM
San Francisco 49ers right guard Alex Boone held out virtually the entire training camp, but the Niner coaching staff held Boone out for virtually the entire first game. Boone hopes to see a much larger role in the teams second game of the season this Sunday evening. ***PHOTO1*** Boone returned to the...

San Francisco 49ers Quiet Preseason Critics…for Now; Win Opener 28-17
September 7th, 2014 at 9:01 PM
The first team defense for the San Francisco 49ers the gave up too many points and the depth was questioned...the first team ofenese didn't score a single touchdown during the preseason....back up quarterback Blaine Gabbert looked inconsistent and at times, flat out bad. But did you realize that when the...

San Francisco 49ers Guard Alex Boone Officially Named to the 53-man Roster; Special-teamer Released
September 6th, 2014 at 6:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** On Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers activated right guard Alex Boone from the exempt list and was officially named to the active 53-man roster. By activating Boone a day before the season begins for the Niners, the team may be indicating that Boone will indeed be ready to play Week 1...

San Francisco 49ers Defensive Lineman Ray McDonald Will Play in Season Opener
September 5th, 2014 at 10:04 PM
Head Coach Jim Harbaugh has been vocal and stern against players who are involved with domestic violence, however, the San Francisco 49ers coach announced this past Friday that defensive tackle Ray McDonald will play in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. ***PHOTO1*** McDonald was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of domestic...

San Francisco 49ers Still Look a Bit “off” in First Win of the Preseason
August 24th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
The San Francisco 49ers left the newly sodded field at Levi's Stadium victorious for the first time this preseason after a 21-7 outing against the San Diego Chargers. ***PHOTO1*** Leading up to the Sunday's victory, the Niners had yet to reach the end-zone and had scored a total of three points through...

Notes from San Francisco 49ers Training Camp: LaMichael James, Antoine Bethea and Alex Boone
August 22nd, 2014 at 11:39 PM
- Running back LaMichael James will make his preseason debut this Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. The third-year pro suffered a dislocated right elbow early in training camp (July 27th to be exact) and it was thought at the time of the injury that James would be ready for the...

San Francisco 49ers Shutout in Levi’s Stadium Debut
August 17th, 2014 at 6:36 PM
It was truly a beautiful site. A breathe of fresh air without it slapping you across the face alongside a wrapper or a plastic bag from "The Stick." It was the debut of one of the most beautiful and high tech stadiums in the country; Levi's Stadium was buzzing with...

What to Watch for During the San Francisco 49ers Second Exhibition Game
August 16th, 2014 at 10:31 PM
The San Francisco 49ers take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday with the winner...getting nothing, yet the loser...well nothing happens to them either. Yes, the result of the actual game may not matter, but here are still some aspects of the game that do. ***PHOTO1*** Backing up Kaep: Its been a rocky...

Colin Kaepernick is Just What San Francisco 49ers Need to Get to Another Super Bowl
April 18th, 2013 at 6:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** After walking away from a four point loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl, the 49ers will be coming back this season stronger than ever, and with a leader like starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick, going to the Super Bowl again this season seems like a strong possibility.  Kaepernick...

Statistics Alone Do not Paint the Entire Picture for a Few San Francisco 49ers Players
February 14th, 2013 at 12:55 PM
A lot has been said about the San Francisco 49ers statistics this past year. Some have been good reviews on statistics and some have been bad reviews on statistics. And most of them have been very poignant and well thought out. Unfortunately, many of those statistic hounds focus on the...