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With three pre-season games behind them now, the San Francisco 49ers have made their first round of player cuts and are eyeing their season opener against the Green Bay Packers. Thus far the team has looked very efficient and very motivated in their pursuit of a championship for Head Coach Jim Harbaugh. Regardless of whether or not most of the players that see extended playing time in pre-season games are ultimately not the feature player for that position, the 49ers players that have taken the field have played quite well.
The first pre-season game against the Minnesota Vikings saw a 17-6 victory for the San Francisco 49ers. Alex Smith saw limited playing time in favor of Colin Kaepernick and Scott Tolzien, both of whom were very efficient. Reserve running back Anthony Dixon led the running game with 12 carries, and the receiving unit was well rounded as 12 different receivers caught a pass.
Pre-season game two was a losing effort to the Houston Texans 20-9. But there was a...
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The 49ers' starting lineup is mostly set, but coach Jim Harbaugh has plenty he's looking for his team to accomplish as San Francisco prepares for Thursday night's preseason finale at home against San Diego. The starters aren't expected to play long, but quarterback Alex Smith will start and Harbaugh is looking for the offense to establish a rhythm and execute on...
While he receives a lot of support on Twitter, 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs did admit that some of the hateful comments people send his way are unfortunate.
LaMichael James said he would play this Thursday in the 49ers preseason finale against the Chargers.
James sat out Sunday's game against the Broncos with an ankle injury. He sprained his ankle the week before against the Texans, and while he did return to practice last week, the team held him out against the Broncos. Whether he plays or not on Thursday, this is a great sign...
San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs decided he would reveal some of the hate messages he receives on Twitter. Most of those who responded when he Tweeted the positive results of last week's MRI exam were encouraging. But, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, he re-tweeted five hateful anonymous messages he received that included offensive words. "Everybody...
The sting of a Super Bowl near miss stuck with linebacker Parys Haralson for months.
He thought about it as he worked out in the offseason and prepared for a new year that brings even greater pressures. And Haralson is hardly the only one on the San Francisco 49ers still bothered by just how close they came to reaching the NFL's showcase event in Jim Harbaugh's first season...
Jerry Rice and Joe Montana discuss the high expectations facing San Francisco after reaching the NFC championship game last season on ESPN NFL Live OT…
Those were the words in the headline above Thursday's article about Brandon Jacobs on CSNBayArea.com. Jacobs suffered a gruesome-looking knee injury Aug. 18 versus the Houston Texans. Fortunately for him, it looked worse than it was; Jacobs ended up with a left knee sprain. According to CSN's Matt Maiocco, Jacobs has made "noticeable progress" as he tries to get...
Colin Kaepernick threw for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 12-of-18 passing as the San Francisco 49ers thumped the San Diego Chargers, 35-3, in the preseason finale for both teams.
Josh Johnson threw for 125 yards and two scores on 9-of-14 passing and Anthony Dixon led the way on the ground with 55 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries for the 49ers, who open their regular season...
Continuing with our Madden week, Here are custom Madden 13 covers featuring Patrick Willis’ partner in crime, NaVorro Bowman! CURSE FREE!
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Brian Westbrook exceeded all expectations. An injury prone, undersized back out of ‘Nova? Yeah I’d pass on him too. Selected in the third round by Philadelphia Brian was a projected third-down back. Injuries to Duce Staley and Correll Buckhalter catapulted him into the starting line-up in 2004… And a problem was born. For the next four years Westbrook gave opposing defenses...
A strong performance against reserve defenders in Thursday’s preseason finale against San Diego wasn’t enough to land Josh Johnson a job with the 49ers, who included the veteran quarterback among the list of 21 players released by the team late Friday. The Niners also traded second-year safety Colin Jones to the Carolina Panthers to get the team down to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit.
Aaron Wilson who covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the 49ers have traded safety/special teams ace Colin Jones to the Panthers for a seventh round draft pick.
Jones was a sixth round pick of the 49ers in the 2011. Jones did not see any playing time at the safety position, he was used primarily on special teams where he became one of the teams aces...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Next stop, Lambeau Field. The San Francisco 49ers capped their exhibition season with a dominant 35-3 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night at Candlestick Park. Now they'll turn their full attention to their Sept. 9 opener against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. "We've got the momentum with us now," said 49ers tight...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Next stop, Lambeau Field. The 49ers capped their exhibition season with a dominant 35-3 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night at Candlestick Park. Now they'll turn their full attention to their Sept. 9 opener against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Many of the 49ers' thoughts had likely turned to the Packers long before the rout...