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LB Aldon Smith Could Return to the San Francisco 49ers After Bye
October 22nd, 2014 at 2:47 AM
If you were surprised by the notion that outside linebacker Aldon Smith could possibly return to the San Francisco 49ers for their week nine match up against the St. Louis Rams, you're probably not alone...just ask the 49ers. ***PHOTO1*** According to NBC's Pro Football Talk, "G.M. Trent Baalke quickly said he didn’t know...

The San Francisco 49ers are Limping into Denver
October 16th, 2014 at 4:56 PM
While the San Francisco 49ers have quieted the early season critics (for now) since going on a three-game winning streak, the Niners appear to be physically hurting as they prepare for their premiere match-up with the defending AFC Champions, the Denver Broncos. ***PHOTO1*** The 49ers have been dealing with injuries all year,...

San Francisco 49ers Will Have to Be Patient with NaVorro Bowman
October 7th, 2014 at 3:04 PM
The San Francisco 49ers recently improved their record to 3-2 and have given up the second fewest total yards per game in the NFL with 282.8 yards (just .4 yards more than the Detroit Lions). While the Niners defense has performed admirably through the first five games, one wonders how...

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 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 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...

BREAKING: San Francisco 49ers Outside Linebacker Aldon Smith Suspended Nine Games
August 29th, 2014 at 2:52 PM
The long wait is finally over for the San Francisco 49ers...the NFL has announced that outside linebacker Aldon Smith will be suspended for the first nine games of the 2014 regular season. ***PHOTO1*** Smith and the Niners have been anticipating the suspension the entire offseason after the All-Pro linebacker violated the league's...

Notes: San Francisco 49ers Shorten Roster
August 26th, 2014 at 1:20 PM
As of Tuesday afternoon, all 32 teams across the NFL were required to shorten their roster to at least 75 players. In order to reach that number, the San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker NaVorro Bowman on the reserve/Physically-unable-to-perform list and running back Marcus Lattimore on the reserve/non-football-injury list. Both are...

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...

The San Francisco 49ers Get Big News from the Front Line
August 19th, 2014 at 10:08 PM
On Tuesday the San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey to a two-year extension that runs through the 2016 season. Dorsey is scheduled to make $2.65 million this season, but suffered a torn bicep early in training camp. Initially, the injury was believed to have sidelined 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...

Competition Heating up at San Francisco 49ers Training Camp
August 15th, 2014 at 12:54 PM
As week one of the 2014 NFL season draws closer, we start to gain some clarity over some of the position battles taking place in training camp. However, the competition to replace NaVorro Bowman may require the full duration of the offseason. ***PHOTO1*** San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio was a...

The San Francisco 49ers Recieve Some Much Needed Backup
August 13th, 2014 at 5:18 PM
The San Francisco 49ers have had an issue staying healthy throughout training camp, however, back-up is on the way. The Niners activated nose tackle Ian Williams off the physically-unable-to-perform-list on Tuesday and suited up on Wednesday. ***VIDEO1*** Williams practiced for the first time this year as he has been recovering from a...

Here’s What to Pay Attention to During the San Francisco 49ers Exhibition Games
August 7th, 2014 at 4:13 PM
With the 2014 NFL season quickly approaching, fans and experts alike will be paying close attention to how their teams will look like come week one. While it has been often debated that there are too many exhibition games, due to the chances of injuries and that several starters may only...

San Francisco 49ers Nose Tackle Glenn Dorsey Likely Out for the Season
August 2nd, 2014 at 1:25 PM
The worst case scenario for the San Francisco 49ers was confirmed Saturday as starting nose tackle Glenn Dorsey will likely be out for the season according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Dorsey suffered a left arm injury during Fridays practice and did not return to the field. The severity of...

Injuries Piling up for the San Francisco 49ers at Training Camp
August 1st, 2014 at 10:36 PM
As the second week of training camp begins to wind down, the trainer's room gets a little more crowded for the San Francisco 49ers. Friday's practice informed us that Michael Crabtree's previously undisclosed injury is a sore hamstring. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Crabtree could be sidelined for about a...

San Francisco 49ers’ Linebacker Aldon Smith Scheduled to Meet with Commissioner
July 31st, 2014 at 8:03 PM
Often times the phrases, "must win game" or "this is a big game" are thrown around so early and often, that it loses its meaning. For the San Francisco 49ers, there may not be a "big game" anytime soon, but a "big day" may be just around the corner...and yes, July...

San Francisco 49er Linebacker NaVorro Bowman Expected to Miss Half the Season
July 25th, 2014 at 4:30 PM
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh remains optimistic that All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman will make a full recovery and rejoin the team at some point around midseason. "You make a prediction and that's basically based on these guys, these athletes, these super-fit, almost super-human the way they rehabilitate themselves, and they come...