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Safety Donte Whitner on rookie Eric Reid: ‘If he makes a mistake, he’s not going to be a repeat offender’

San Francisco 49ers first-round FS Eric Reid has gotten off to a "solid start" at training camp and is the front-runner to start next veteran Donte Whitner. Reid is expected to play free safety covering over the top while Whitner plays a more traditional “in the box’ role. The 49ers didn't trade up from No. 31 to 18 to select Reid and sit him on the bench. ...

Kaepernick to play "one or two" series; says McCoy has competition

Jim Harbaugh today said he expected Colin Kaepernick would play a series or two in Thursday's exhibition season opener before giving way to the No. 2 quarterback? Who's the No. 2 quarterback? In early June the 49ers coach said Colt McCoy was comfortably in that spot. "He has been in that role since he got here" Harbaugh said at the time. "He's doing very...

Patrick Willis underwent hand surgery

According to Mike Sando of ESPN.com, 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis underwent surgery on his fractured hand and is only expected to miss a few weeks. Hand surgery for 49ers LB Patrick Willis (@PatrickWillis52). Expected to miss only a few weeks, be back in plenty of time for reg season. — Mike Sando, ESPN.com (@espn_nfcwest) August 5, 2013 If you know @PatrickWills52, you know...

Patrick Willis out at least two weeks after hand surgery

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will need at least two weeks to recover from hand surgery, reports ESPN's Mike Sando. While we don't know exactly what happened to the hand last Wednesday in practice, it did require surgery. It could be a slight fracture, as the NFL Networks' Ian Rapoport reported last Thursday, and given Willis' history of hand breaks...

San Francisco 49ers Sign Punter Colton Schmidt

The San Francisco 49ers have signed punter Colton Schmidt to a 3-year deal and opted to waive wide receiver Charly Martin to make room for the kicker. Tunnel Vision: While it is good news for Schmidt, truth be told NFL contracts are worth the paper that the are written on. He has to beat out both kicker Phil Dawson and punter Andy Lee to really see anything from this deal. Most likely...

Kaepernick ready to get to work in real game

The man of few words, Colin Kaepernick, has learned a thing or two from Peyton Manning. He just refuses to say what or offer any specifics. The mystery man under center for the San Francisco 49ers will play opposite Manning when the quarterbacks' teams meet in their exhibition opener Thursday night at Candlestick Park - even if each is unlikely to play more than a quarter. ...

Patrick Willis expected back by Week 1 after hand surgery

Good news on the Patrick Willis injury front. As expected, the 49ers star linebacker should be back in time for the start of the season after breaking his right hand last week in practice. Willis reportedly did undergo surgery recently on the hand, however, which he broke during one-on-one drills on Wednesday. According to ESPN’s Mike Sando, the recovery time is expected to take...

CB Eric Wright remains on the radar of the San Francisco 49ers

According to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh stated Sunday that the team is "assessing" Wright, after a failed physical voided a trade to San Francisco; he was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month.  

Top Five Fantasy Players for Your San Francisco 49ers

While the 49ers offense is going to be a highly powerful, highly functioning machine in the running and passing game, the majority of their individual players aren’t really great fantasy bets.  The San Francisco 49ers are going to try and spread the football, distributing it to several players, and have several weapons and options on the offensive side of the ball. This means...

San Francisco 49ers: Press Conference Summary August 7, 2013

The San Francisco 49ers will have a closed practice before their Denver Broncos preseason game. Jim Harbaugh lead off the press conference today and shared why he felt this preseason game is unique. Justin Smith and Andy Lee were also at the press conference. Harbaugh seemed to be intrigued by the competition that there is on the team. Competition has always been a thing that he...

49ers LB Patrick Willis has surgery on fractured hand

Patrick Willis has had surgery on his fractured right hand according to an ESPN.com report. The 49ers' inside linebacker sustained the injury late last week but he is expected to return to the field before the team's first regular season game on against the Packers on Sept. 8. Willis might have sustained the injury when he collided with fullback Bruce Miller in a blitz pickup...

Four 49ers that Could Beef Up Your Fantasy Squad in the Late Rounds

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Fantasy Team Preview: San Francisco

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Williams makes strides as new 49ers nose tackle

(Eds: Updates with details, quotes. AP Photo Planned.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer As devastated as Ian Williams felt two years ago when he went undrafted out of Notre Dame, he can now look back on that moment and realize how much the rejection meant to his career. He landed with the San Francisco 49ers, and is the leading candidate to win the starting nose tackle job for...
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