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The 49ers’ veterans reported to the team’s facility in Santa Clara Wednesday to get ready for the start of training camp. Players passed their required conditioning tests and the first practice will be held Thursday afternoon. Inside is a look at Patrick Willis’ increased leadership role and other news and notes from the day at the team facility.

Harbaugh: Michael Crabtree’s Achilles’ tendon ‘looks great’

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told The Sacramento Bee Monday that team doctors told him that wide receiver Michael Crabtree’s surgically repaired right Achilles’ tendon “looks great” and that Crabtree remains on track to return sometime this season. Crabtree tore the 

Kaepernick: Packers fell apart

49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick, reminiscing about the playoff game against the Packers, said that Packers defenders were "arguing while we were in our huddle."


49ers CB forfeits $2M, fires agent

Tarell Brown fired his agent after he learned -- on Twitter -- that he had forfeited $2 million in salary for not participating in the team's voluntary offseason workout program.

Tarell Brown fires agent after blunder costs him $2 million

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown fired his agent after learning that he inadvertently forfeited $2 million because he did not participate in the team’s voluntary offseason workouts. Brown was set to earn $2.925 million this season in base salary after signing a three-year, $7.125 million extension in 2009. The figure dropped to $925,000 after [...]

Colin Kaepernick’s Message To Kids: Don’t eat vegetables they make you weak!”

Apparently eating vegetables for becoming strong is an old wives’ tale (especially if you are named Popeye), at least according to the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick. The quarterback took to his Instagram page to let the world know that if you want to be strong lay off the veggies. I’m counting down the days until he shows up on Sesame Street eating some crow and spinach. And no...

San Francisco 49ers: A Perfect Fit for Nnamdi Asogmuha

A few years ago, most teams had an interest in signing Nnamdi Asomugha. He was looked upon as one of the best corners in the game. The San Francisco 49ers were said to have interest in signing him…but only at the right price. Fast forward to 2013 and the 49ers did get their guy at a very modest price. Back in 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles swooped in and signed Asomugha to a five...

Marcus Lattimore: “Physically, I do feel I can practice now”

Even though the 49ers decided to be cautious with running back Marcus Lattimore by placing him on the PUP list, he told Les Carpenter of Yahoo! Sports that he believes he could practice right now. “Physically, I do feel I can practice now,” said Lattimore. Lattimore might be able to practice, but it’s not worth the risk.  The 49ers believe he’ll be able to help them on the...

49ers corner competition heats up

Veteran #49er CBs Nnamdi Asomugha and Carlos Rogers may be competing for one roster spot. Either would draw interest as a free agent. — NFL Mind (@NFLMind) July 24, 2013 Both corners are 32 years old, but have only missed 7 combined games in the last 5 seasons. Nnamdi Asomugha was a lack-luster free agent signing made by the 49ers in April. Considered the No. 1 free agent going...

Jim Harbaugh talks about Colin Kaepernick’s hat mistake

The Colin Kaepnerick hat wear saga has come to an end. Finally San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has given his thoughts on the matter. “I know Kaep, and I know where his allegiances lie,” Harbaugh said. “They lie with us, and I chalk that up to a slow time in the media cycle. I know Kaep very well and know exactly where his allegiances are.” “I know him. I know...

Marcus Lattimore Ahead of Schedule

The 49ers 2013 fourth-round draft pick, running back Marcus Lattimore (ACL, MCL), has already been put on the PUP list, but appears to be well ahead of schedule, according to a Yahoo Sports report.Fantasy Spin:The 49ers selected the most talented back in the draft for a couple of years down the road since many doctors didn't think he'd even be walking for a year. He's...

49ers Hit the Field for First Time

The 49ers opened their training camp for the 2013 season Thursday, looking to avenge last February’s defeat to the Ravens in the Super Bowl. Head coach Jim Harbaugh expressed his push to move forward and praised the progression of Colin Kaepernick as the team’s unquestioned leader. Inside are other news and notes from Kyle Williams, Justin Smith, and highlights from the first practice.

Jim Harbaugh: Michael Crabtree ‘looks great’ after Surgery

When the news came down that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree had suffered an Achilles tear back in May, it was thought to be a huge loss for the 49ers. Crabtree was the team’s no. 1 receiver and even with the addition of Anquan Boldin in the off-season it was considered a blow [...]

49ers Tarell Brown loses $2 million in salary by skipping offseason workouts

Tweet This is an example of why you should always read the fine print… Tarell Brown, who emerged as one of the best cornerbacks on the San Francisco 49ers in recent seasons, saw his 2013 salary take a dip from $2.925 million to $925,000 for missing the Niners’ offseason workout program. Here’s details, courtesy of [...]

Kaepernick and offense had GB “in the palm of our hands”

AP Photo 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick opened up today with Peter King on  He covers a variety of topics including tattoos, his biological mother, the divisional round game against the Packers, and the Super Bowl that got away. Kaepernick is well aware that he is not your typical NFL quarterback, with the tattoos, being adopted and biracial, as well as being dangerous on...
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