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Perhaps nobody at the combine is as well-connected as Jim Harbaugh. Don Banks likens the 49ers coach to Kevin Bacon and offers more Snap Judgments off early observations in Indy.
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The San Francisco 49ers are on record that they'd prefer not to use the franchise tag this offseason, but they also have a quarterback who could be a free agent.
And Alex Smith seemed to find himself and his niche last season.
GM Trent Baalke said San Francisco remains committed to re-signing Smith but offered no details on where things stand.
"We're working hard...
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke was asked how satisfied he was with the season that Michael Crabtree had. He indicated that he was satisfied with some of the things he saw and expects big things from him next season.
“Whether he can define himself as a true No. 1 in the national football league or not remains to be seen but certainly happy with the progress that...
Alex Smith has worn a San Francisco 49ers uniform for seven years now. 2011 marks the first time his team has finished above 18th in the league in points. And while he was called upon to manage games for most of the regular season, the playoffs provided a revelation.
Alex Smith, a former bust who has had to struggle his way to mediocrity, outgunned the mighty Drew Brees at the...
The 49ers might lead the league in one obscure category: long snappers. San Francisco signed former Browns long snapper Ryan Pontbriand to a one-year contract Thursday, making the two-time Pro Bowler the third long...
INDIANAPOLIS When the new NFL year begins next month, the 49ers' priority will be to preserve what they built in 2011.
Michael Conroy Associated Press
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh would like to see his 13-3 crew back.
I'll never forget Vernon Davis' performance at the 2006 NFL Combine. Considered a late first-round, early second-round prospect when he arrived in Indianapolis that week, Davis took to the RCA Dome carpet like some modern-day Hercules. The chiseled Davis dominated the tight end drills like no player ever had before.
The 40? He ran it in 4.38 seconds, the fastest time by...
The Scouting Combine's top two quarterbacks - all but assured to be selected 1-2 in April's NFL Draft - each have a connection with San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh: He coached Andrew Luck at Stanford, and he recruited Robert Griffin III, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner who starred at Baylor.
Luck may be locked up and signed by the Indianapolis Colts - keeper of the...
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the San Francisco 49ers and free-agent special teams standout C.J. Spillman have reached agreement on a three-year contract.
49ers general manager says he probably won't view tape of 49ers loss to New York Giants because it makes more sense to focus on the future.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the San Francisco 49ers and free agent special teams standout C.J. Spillman have reached agreement on a three-year contract.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jim Harbaugh already landed the top prospect in this year's draft.It will take more than Andrew Luck's signature on a letter of intent to acquire the quarterback this time around, though, and Luck is going to be long gone by the time the 49ers pick later in the first round.Besides, it sounds like Harbaugh is more interested in talking to the guys who didn...
Tom Martinez could not have picked a greater legacy holder for his professional career than Tom Brady.
Martinez passed away Tuesday night, on his birthday, but he’ll always be remembered as the guy who could fix Brady when the star QB needed tweaking.
Throughout the years, Martinez’s name would surface and float around like fireflies lighting up a football conversation...