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Surprise, Surprise…San Francisco 49ers Re-sign Kassim Osgood
October 10th, 2014 at 5:46 PM
Just two days ago, Kassim Osgood was released by the San Francisco 49ers in order to make room for Bubba Ventrone, but on Friday, Osgood was re-signed and is expected to suit up against the Rams in St. Louis this Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Third string quarterback Josh Johnson was released to make room...

San Francisco 49ers Release “Special Teams Ace” Kassim Osgood; Sign Bubba Ventrone
October 8th, 2014 at 4:39 PM
The San Francisco 49ers released special-teamer Kassim Osgood on Wednesday, in response to signing safety Bubba Ventrone Ventrone is a nine-year pro out of Villanova and played on the special teams unit last year for the Niners. Ventrone appeared in all 16 regular season games, accumulating 11 tackles and recovering one...

Kassim Osgood Signs and Returns to the San Francisco 49ers…again.
September 10th, 2014 at 9:28 PM
Over the past month, veteran wide receiver Kassim Osgood has been on a roller coaster ride, but hopefully for the veterans sake, that ride has come to an end. After the San Francisco 49ers granted the release of running back LaMichael James on Monday, the Niners quickly filled the remaining...

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...

Did Rookie Beat Out James for Starting Return Man for the San Francisco 49ers?
September 3rd, 2014 at 6:34 PM
While the depth charts on the San Francisco 49ers website states that it is unofficial, rookie wide receiver Bruce Ellington is penciled in ahead of running back LaMichael James for the lead spot at kick return and punt return. ***PHOTO1*** Ellington saw a lot of work during the preseason and was able...

San Francisco 49ers Sign Former Michigan State Running Back After Waiving Kendall Hunter
August 4th, 2014 at 10:43 PM
In an attempt to get more healthy bodies involved in practice, the San Francisco 49ers signed undrafted running back Glenn Winston to a three-year deal on Monday. "Getting to the point where we're practicing with about 69 guys, 69 healthy guys to my count today...Three of those are kickers and one is...

What Does 2014 Have in Store for San Francisco 49ers’ Running Back LaMichael James?
July 21st, 2014 at 8:09 PM
Over the last few years, the San Francisco 49ers have been characterized as a "run-heavy" offense. Led by five-time Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore, the running game possesses great depth, youth and is equipped with one of the best offensive lines in the game. But sometimes, what's good for the...

The San Francisco 49ers Still Have Some Concern in the Depth Chart on the Offensive Line and Special Teams
March 27th, 2013 at 8:48 AM
After looking at the San Francisco 49ers projected depth chart for many of the offensive skill positions, it’s only fair to evaluate the rest of the offense and how it should play out. Though the 49ers made important adjustments to some of the offense, there are still areas that need...

San Francisco 49ers Pick up Key Elements Last Week in Free Agency
March 25th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
The San Francisco 49ers stayed busy on the free agent market last week, as they added two key positions to the lineup. And they still have 14 picks to work with in the upcoming NFL draft. The 49ers are making it pretty clear that they, despite losing some popular guys...

San Francisco 49ers Sign Special Teams Ace Dan Skuta to a Two Year Deal
March 15th, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Yesterday brought more news on the San Francisco 49ers free agency home front, and again not all of it was good news. But that’s how it goes for teams in the NFL, they have to take the good with the bad, and hope that everything works out in the end....

The San Francisco 49ers Officially Release Kicker David Akers
March 7th, 2013 at 8:44 AM
The San Francisco 49ers announced yesterday that they have officially released kicked David Akers. And while that does not come as a big surprise to most 49ers fans, it does leave a very important hole to fill in the coming weeks. Possibly even having to push the place kicker urgency...

Draft Day Holds Place Kicker Possibilities for the San Francisco 49ers
February 13th, 2013 at 1:21 PM
All San Francisco 49ers fans pretty much know the fate of kicker David Akers by now. After posting the worst season of his career, Akers will end up being released by the club. Unfortunately, that does put the 49ers in a very vicarious position heading into the draft. Having to...

Super Bowl Insider Report Part 3: Special Teams and Coaches
January 30th, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Again, with the help of Josh Michael over at Ravens101.com, we get an inside look at the Baltimore Ravens team. This time he has been kind enough to answer some key questions regarding special teams and coaches. With this final installment of Insider Report, 49ers101 wishes Josh and the Ravens the...

San Francisco 49ers Kicker David Akers Has Competition on His Hands Leading up to Playoffs
January 4th, 2013 at 11:42 AM
With playoff football right around the corner, the San Francisco 49ers are making attempts to shore up their concerns within their field goal department. This week the 49ers signed nine-year NFL veteran kicker Billy Cundiff to their roster to have an open competition with their struggling kicker David Akers. Never...

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,...

49ers Achieve Many Firsts in Win Against Jets
October 2nd, 2012 at 10:55 PM
The 49ers manhandled the Jets on Sunday in a 34-0 victory. Yet the team had quite a few first time occasions on each side of the ball to propel them to the big win. The biggest note for firsts in this game is quarterback Colin Kaepernick's first career touchdown. The second...

San Francisco 49ers Punter Andy Lee Gets Contract Extension
May 24th, 2012 at 4:12 PM
The San Francisco 49ers took another step in securing their future by working out a contract extension for punter Andy Lee. Lee, who has been with the 49ers since 2004 signed a six year extension that will keep him in the Bay area through the 2018 season. The three time...

Kyle Williams and Billy Cundiff Should not Take All Responsibility for Losses
January 25th, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Every sports fan in the world has savored the sweetness of a critical victory by their team. And every sports fan in the world has had to ingest the bitterness of a crushing defeat. That is the result in competition, there has to be a winner and a loser. For...

San Francisco 49ers Lose in NFC Championship to New York Giants
January 24th, 2012 at 10:28 AM
The New York Giants move on to the Super Bowl after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship 20 to 17. The wet and rainy affair took overtime to finally decide the winner, which came at the foot of a Lawrence Tynes 31 yard field goal with just...

Is San Francisco 49ers’ David Akers a Hall of Fame Kicker?
January 6th, 2012 at 8:15 AM
It’s not very often that the American media, or for that matter, the American public, talk about NFL kickers. What’s even more rare, to actually have kickers praised for their accomplishments. It just doesn’t happen. ***PHOTO1*** Kickers are the rare breed of professional athletes that typically go through their careers with no...