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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...

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...

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...

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’ 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...

San Francisco 49er Linebacker Aldon Smith Sentenced to 12 Days in Jail
July 18th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The San Francisco 49ers' Pro Bowl linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced to 12 days in jail Friday afternoon on DUI charges. But fortunately for Smith, ESPN.com reports that he can serve his sentence on a work crew. San Francisco's sack specialist must tread carefully however, as the judge put Smith on three...

Super Bowl Insider Report Part II: Baltimore Ravens Defense
January 29th, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Our friend over at Ravens101.com, head writer Josh Michael, has once again been kind enough to answer a few questions for 49ers nation. This time the focus was on the defensive side of the ball and the expectations going into the Super Bowl. To view the questions and answers that...

The San Francisco 49ers Receive Good News and Bad News on Tuesday
November 27th, 2012 at 6:23 PM
This Tuesday appeared to be a good news, bad news kind of day for the 49ers. As if they needed any more drama to be brought up heading into a very important game against their division rival St. Louis Rams. Now they are to weigh not only the quarterback situation,...

Patrick Willis Featured on ESPN Program E:60
May 21st, 2012 at 8:04 PM
Last week ESPN profiled San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis on their documentary style program E: 60. While many of the programs on ESPN cover current events or breaking news, E: 60 focuses on the on the much more dramatic human element side of sports. Detailing player accomplishments and life...

Junior Seau Dies of Apparent Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound
May 3rd, 2012 at 7:51 AM
The NFL nation and entire sporting world is in a somber mood this Thursday as it mourns the loss of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau. His body was discovered yesterday at approximately 9:45 am pacific standard time in his bedroom of his Oceanside California home. The cause of death is...

San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Patrick Willis One of Four Finalists for Madden 2013 Cover
April 12th, 2012 at 1:30 PM
It was revealed yesterday that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is one of the four semifinalists in contention to grace the cover of the 2013 EA Sports’ Madden NFL Football video game. The video game first featured an NFL player on the cover of the 1999 edition. Prior to...

49ers Sign Linebacker Ahmad Brooks to Contract
March 1st, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Earlier this week the San Francisco 49ers resigned a major ingredient to their powerful defense. Ahmad Brooks was signed to a reported six year 44.5 million dollar deal, with 17.5 million dollars guaranteed. The six year veteran was due to explore the free agent market in early March. His remarkable...

San Francisco 49ers Off Season Decisions Part III
January 28th, 2012 at 12:05 PM
The past few years have seen the San Francisco 49ers defense become as stout and as stingy as any defensive team in history. They are a hard nosed, tough as nails bunch that strives on team play and good tackling. The defense is what drove them to such a successful...

Eight San Francisco 49ers Named to Pro Bowl
December 28th, 2011 at 11:12 AM
Earlier this week the Pro Bowl committee made its yearly announcement regarding whom they have chosen to participate in the 2012 game in Honolulu Hawaii. ***PHOTO1*** Following a tremendous turn around season at 12 and 3, the San Francisco 49ers earn a big feather in their cap by sending 8 players to...