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Even though wide receiver A.J. Jenkins didn’t contribute on offense this past season, the San Francisco 49ers are still very confident in the former first round pick.
“We’re very confident in his ability as we were when we drafted him,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said, per the Sacramento Bee. “And now it’s time for him to go back to work, and this offseason’s going to be a big offseason. These guys – we’ve always said – their biggest growth is between Year 1 and Year 2. So we’re expected that to happen this year, and certainly in AJ’s case.”
Baalke admitted that Jenkins is still learning their offense.
“He’s a young guy that came out of a college system that’s taken a while to grasp to the pro system,” Baalke said. “It’s not a work ethic issue, it’s not a skill set issue. It’s learning the craft at the pro level. And that’s a position historically that some have adapted to more quickly than others.”
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The 49ers reportedly have no intent of releasing quarterback Alex Smith, with team GM Trent Baalke instead saying, "We’ll look at all options available."
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports that the 49ers’ reps spent a good portion of Friday meeting with the agents for a number of this year’s top cornerbacks.
Cole adds that 49ers expect to have more than enough cash to sign at least one of the best free agent corners after they’ve found a trade partner for QB Alex Smith.
San Francisco has made it quite clear that Smith is available...
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, it’s highly unlikely that the San Francisco 49ers will end up releasing quarterback Alex Smith.
“I’m told that’s highly, highly, highly unlikely,” said Mort regarding Smith being traded, via Evan Silva of Rotoworld.com.
You have to wonder if the 49ers don’t get a trade offer that they like, if they’ll end up holding on to Smith...
On Friday, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told the media at the NFL Scouting Combine that he doesn’t know if wide receiver Mario Manningham will be ready for training camp after tearing his ACL late in the 2012 regular season.
Jim Harbaugh said he’s not sure if Mario Manningam will be ready for training camp. Curbed it with, “Again, I’m not a doctor.” #Combine49...
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh says he is a big fan of TV personality Judge Judy. See why he became a fan of her.
Colin Kapernick took the 49ers’ starting quarterback job in mid-November, and he never looked back while leading San Francisco to a Super Bowl appearance.
For Alex Smith, the former No. 1 overall pick back in 2005, that meant his time with the Niners was likely over.
However according to ESPN.com’s Chris Mortensen, the 49ers are “highly, highly, highly unlikely” to release...
The San Francisco 49ers have talked at length about doing right by Alex Smith, but it looks like it will have to come via trade.
ESPN is reporting that sources close to the situation state that the 49ers are “highly unlikely to trade Smith.” The #1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, Smith lost his job to Colin Kaepernick this past season.
While sitting in on the NFL combine...
Patrick Willis began his career with 174 tackles and four sacks. Then, began the steady decline over his impressive six year career. Last year, he managed 120 tackles and just 0.5 sacks. His only improved areas from his rookie year were in areas not typically associated with a linebacker: interceptions (2) and passes defended (9). Many in media say that these statistical...
Chris Mortensen from ESPN thinks it's highly unlikely that the 49ers will cut backup quarterback Alex Smith this offseason.Fantasy Spin:The Niners would much rather trade Smith than let him go and get nothing back in return. The trouble is, Smith hasn't generated much interest at all around the league. It's a sticky situation for sure and one that may not be resolved...
The NFL has recently announced they will begin flagging coaches who walk on the field of play. In the wake of a large amount of coaches walking on the field to either argue a play or approach the referee, league director of football associations Ray Anderson, has decided to enforce a rule that has always been in place but hardly ever used.
“We need to be much more disciplined...
Not long after Jim Harbaugh said it is unlikely that the 49ers release Alex Smith. News is coming out that the most likely destination for Alex Smith is the Kansas City Chiefs.
Word around the NFL is that the Chiefs are not expected to take a quarterback with the first-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and that Alex Smith appears to be the player the Chiefs are targeting. Jason...
The San Francisco 49ers are "highly, highly, highly unlikely" to release quarterback Alex Smith, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/sources-49ers-highly-unlikely-to-release-smith
Watch out, Jim Harbaugh.
The NFL’s competition committee announced that it plans to be more vigilant this season at penalizing coaches who berate officials or leave the sidelines to argue calls. Harbaugh is being referred to as the poster child of this ruling, as the 49ers head coach was seen throwing several rather major tantrums during his team’s run to the Super Bowl.