Posted August 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
The San Francisco 49ers might have attracted more fans to their practice Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park than they did to their preseason opener 48 hours before. Team officials estimated a crowd of 32,000 attended San Francisco's Fan Fest, a five-hour event that concluded with a practice session on the team's home field. The 69,732-seat stadium was less than half-full Friday night for the 49ers' 17-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. This was San Francisco's only training camp practice that's open to the public this year. The 49ers have always had a handful of summer practices open to fans in the past at their team complex in Santa Clara, but that is not logistically possible this year because of the ongoing construction of a new stadium being built adjacent to team headquarters. Their current stadium worked just fine Sunday, as fans added energy and a lot of noise to the team's 2 1/2-hour practice. Coach Jim Harbaugh said there were ''four...

Aldon Smith may miss the rest of preseason with hip injury

SAN FRANCISCO- The 49ers are counting on defensive sophomore beast Aldon Smith to do big things for them this year. That is why after surviving an injury-related scare during Friday night’s preseason opener against the Vikings, we probably won’t much if any of him at all for the rest of the league’s exhibition period. Please click the link below to read this story

49ers LB Smith leaves game with injury

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith left Friday's preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings with a leg injury. Smith was carted off the field to the locker room after the second play of the Vikings second drive of the game, CSN Bay Area reported. The team did not give any information about the injury. In his second year, Smith is coming off a rookie season in...

Aldon Smith most likely out for rest of preseason

The 49ers received quite a scare during Friday’s night win over the Minnesota Vikings. Not long into the first quarter starting OLB Aldon Smith landed hard on his hip and left the game due to injury. At the time the severity of the injury was unknown, the 49ers took precaution when they had Aldon carted back to the locker room. It was reported after the game Aldon was being assisted...

49ers LB Smith has bruised hip

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith left Friday's exhibition game against the visiting Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter with only a bruised hip, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Smith left the locker room on two support canes, but coach Jim Harbaugh said the preliminary indication was that Smith would not miss much time. Smith was injured while lunging...

Aldon Smith says he’s fine

AP Photo On Friday night, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was taken off the field on a cart during their preseason game against the Vikings.  It was later reported that he suffered a thigh bruise. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh believes Smith’s injury isn’t serious. “Still waiting,” Harbaugh said. “Preliminary, looks like we’ll be alright. Looks like we dodged...

49ers make move to bolster linebacker corps

With Aldon Smith and two other linebackers injured, the San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Kenny Rowe to a two-year contract. They also waived safety Mark LeGree. Rowe signed as undrafted free agent in 2011 and was released after training camp. He is expected to fill in for Smith, who suffered a bruised hip Friday against Minnesota. Rookies Darius Fleming and Cam Johnson did not play Friday.

Minnesota Vikings Open Preseason Against San Francisco 49ers Tonight

The Minnesota Vikings will open up their preseason against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park tonight. The Vikings had a much different season than the 9ers did last year.  The 9ers went 12-4 as they advanced as far the NFC Conference Championship.  Quarterback Alex Smith had a career year as he threw 17 touchdowns and had career highs in yards, completion percentage...

NFL headsets going digital in new technology wave

(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer Can you hear me now? That's what San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman felt like he kept asking quarterback Alex Smith on his headset last season. While the NFL's coach-to-quarterback radio connection has been a part of the game for three decades, the most popular sports league...

Meet The Goodells: San Francisco 49ers

It’s always hard when you get swagger-jacked by the New York Giants.  SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS : 2011 RECORD – 13-3:   San Francisco’s revival came due to the infectious nature of first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh and a bruising defense. Also, Alex Smith and the offense took exceptional care of the football throughout the year. The 49ers committed just 10 turnovers (fewest...
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