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The San Francisco 49ers struck gold when they selected linebacker NaVorro Bowman in the third round (91st overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Penn State. Coming off a stellar second season, Bowman registered up a team-high 143 total tackles (111 solo) with a pair of sacks and eight passes defensed.
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The 6-0, 242-pound inside linebacker helped the team’s defensive unit emerge to elite status, finishing fourth in total defense, second in scoring and No. 1 against the run. In addition, the club set an NFL single-season record for not surrendering a rushing touchdown in 14 games in 2011.
Moreover, while he was not voted to the Pro Bowl, Bowman, 24, was named a First-Team All-Pro by the Associated Press, analogous to teammate Patrick Willis. Bowman and Willis are already considered hands down one of the top linebacker tandems in the game today.
Bowman also ranked No. 85 by NFL Network and just cracks GridironGrit.com’s new list of the Top 100 Pl...
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Today we tackle the San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders and superfans. Like most of you, we are itching for football season to start. In the midst of the dog days of summer, many get sick of baseball and start turning their attention to football. Don’t blame you a bit. To help quench your thirst, BC is going on a 32 team, 32 day, 32 gallery tour of NFL cheerleaders & superfans...
Colin Kaepernick has never sought attention at San Francisco 49ers headquarters. He always praises starter Alex Smith, keeps his answers short and simple and deflects everything back to the team.
In other words, what a backup quarterback should do.
So when Kaepernick stepped to the lectern Tuesday, the second-year quarterback out of Nevada stayed mostly on script - with one major...
With San Francisco's first preseason meeting against the Minnesota Vikings scheduled for this Friday, the team released their official depth chart. Here are some of the more interesting specifics:
1. Alex Boone gets the nod at right guard.
While this news was expected, when you enter preseason as the starter at a position that was easily the 49ers' worst last year...
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree was responsible for two bits of news Tuesday. First of all, he spoke to the media, which is news because he hadn't spoken to the media since January. Second, when he spoke he confirmed to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area that he has been bothered by a strained right calf muscle since July 27, but expects to play in the 49ers'...
Michael Crabtree says his strained right calf won't sideline him for the San Francisco 49ers' preseason opener Friday night against the Minnesota Vikings.
Speaking publicly for the first time since January, Crabtree said Tuesday that his latest limited offseason will not slow down his development. He says he's finally pain free - at least for now - and participating...
Many eyes will be on linebacker Aldon Smith on Friday when the San Francisco 49ers open the preseason at home against the Minnesota Vikings at Candlestick Park. Smith collected a team-best 14 sacks in his rookie season last year as a third-down specialist. This year, the workload will increase as he is expected to be an every-down player. One of the Smith's challenges will...
There has been an enigma running around San Francisco 49ers practices this offseason.
The long-legged, quick-footed, hair-no-longer-braided blur wears No. 84. He still pulls his socks up high, talks with a country twang and goes by Randy Moss.
Even on a team that rarely recognizes individual efforts, this new presence has been impossible to miss.
After a year away from football...
Cornerback Curtis Holcomb was waived by the 49ers. A seventh-round pick in 2011 out of Florida A&M, Holcomb missed his rookie season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in training camp last year.
It has been an imposing learning curve with the 49ers for Colin Kaepernick, the team’s second-round draft pick last year who enters his second preseason with the team still as an unknown quantity. Entrenched as San Francisco’s No. 2 quarterback this summer, the athletic Kaepernick bristles with talent and potential and is anxious to prove he’s ready to move up as the exhibition...
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree participated in team drills on Tuesday after being held out of practice due to a calf injury.
“I don’t know too much about injuries,” Crabtree said, per CNSBayArea.com. “You think I would. It’s always something different in football. It was just my calf, and I just had to stay off it. I didn’t want anything serious...