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Tough break for rookie linebacker Darius Fleming at San Francisco's minicamp.
The team, along with the MRI results, have confirmed that it is indeed a torn ACL, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Fleming, chosen 165th overall in the 5th round, came down on his knee awkwardly during a non-contact drill.
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The 49ers will have to wait a year to see their 2012 5th round pick hit the field as linebacker Darius Fleming has torn his ACL. The injury, which was suffered in practice, but did not happen because of contact, will likely sideline him for the entirety of the 2012 season. With two solid rush [...]
The 2012 season is likely over for 49ers rookie fifth-round pick Darius Fleming, who suffered a torn ACL at the team's rookie minicamp. NFL.com reported Fleming was injured according to the former Notre Dame linebacker's agent, Andy Simms. Fleming sat out midway through the team's first workout with what was believed to be a hamstring injury.
Quarterback – Alex Smith: In 2011 Alex Smith went from being forever heralded as one of the biggest draft busts in recent history to a solid starting quarterback.
In 2012, the 49ers hope Smith can take this rapid transformation to the next level. With all they’ve done to improve at wide receiver this offseason, Smith has no excuse not to put up big passing numbers next...
San Francisco 49ers fifth-round draft pick Darius Fleming tore his anterior cruciate ligament during his first rookie minicamp practice on Friday, according to his agent Andy Simms. That puts his 2012 in serious jeopardy. Fleming, a 6-foot-1, 245-pounder from Notre Dame suffered the injury in a non-contact drill, coming down on his knee awkwardly, he attempted to continue doing drills...
San Francisco 49ers 1st-round pick A.J. Jenkins took some heat last week when Jim Harbaugh criticized his conditioning on the first day of rookie camp. But according to 49ers defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga, Jenkins is in better shape than Aldon Smith was when he first reported to camp in 2011.
Sopoaga had this to say to the San Francisco Chronicle about Smith’s debut:
These are the dog days of the NFL offseason.
Rookies and fringe players are trying to impress enough in minicamps to get a look going into training camp. Those same players are trying to not lose their roster spots, as a release in May is never a good sign for a player’s prospects. Players are also trying to avoid getting hurt in May, something that 49ers fifth-round rookie...
The 49ers have had a very interesting offseason. Not content to rest on their laurels, they have added some serious explosiveness to their offense through free agency. Their draft strategy was no different. While the 49ers certainly made some surprising picks and maybe a few reaches here and there, they had a successful draft overall because they added to dynamic playmakers in A...
The 49ers signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year contract and DB Ben Hannula to a three-year deal, they announced Monday. Both were coached by Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego. The team also announced it released WR John Matthews and OT Kevin Murphy. Source: CBSSports Attached Thumbnails
We aren't sure yet who will appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this season, but we have begun to create a lengthy of list of teams that aren't interested in the show. The latest team to make their lack of interest clear was the 49ers on Wednesday night. Owner Jed York confirmed the news on Wednesday evening, according to CSNBayArea.com. FoxSports.com reported last...
Michael Crabtree was the player whose name was drawn out of a hat this week to participate in the 49ers Player/Fan Chat. I don’t know why I was expecting that maybe a tough question would be answered. We all know that the questions are screened and that they choose the non-controversial or interesting ones. As I type this, the chat has been going on for about 30 minutes and from...