Found June 19, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
With the loss of Michael Crabtree to an Achilles’ tendon injury during offseason workouts, the 49ers seem to be in a bit of trouble when it comes to their receiving game.  This injury and their current core of pass catchers could make the team fall back to a time not that long ago where the wide receiving core had one catch for three yards against the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game (and that one catch was made by Crabtree).  Crabtree had a breakout season a year ago with 1,105 yards for nine touchdowns in the regular season and then added in another 285 yards and three touchdowns in the playoffs.  So, with Crabtree gone for at least a good portion of the season, the 49ers are looking for some answers to keep their winning run going in 2013. Here’s the list of the top seven targeted players in the passing game a year ago: Michael Crabtree led the team with 126 targets (85 receptions) which is 65 more than … Vernon Davis, who was second with 61 targets a year ago (41 re...

Vernon Davis lined up exclusively with the wide receivers during minicamp

According to the, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis lined up exclusively with the wide receiver during minicamp. It sounds like the 49ers plan on splitting Davis out wide more with the loss of Michael Crabtree. Let’s face it, as much as people want to believe Anquan Boldin can be the 49ers number one receiver, I don’t see it happening. His best days are behind him...

Justin Smith’s new deal saves the 49ers more than $4 million under the cap

According to Matt Maiocco of, Justin Smith’s two-year extension will save the 49ers a good amount of money. Justin Smith’s contract extension with the 49ers cleared more than $4 million in salary cap room this season, a source told   The 49ers are now $6.423 million under the salary cap after Smith’s two-year extension through the 2015 season...

Justin Smith’s new deal saves 49ers $4 million in cap space

According to Matt Maiocco of, defensive tackle Justin Smith’s new contract is worth $4.35 million per year for 2014 and 2015. The $8 million he was scheduled to make this year was turned into a $6.56 million signing bonus for the purpose of prorating it over the next three years. He’ll also make $940,000 in base salary with a $500,000 workout bonus and a ...

Report: 49ers Sign OC Greg Roman To A Two-Year Extension

Ian Rapoport reports that the 49ers have also signed offensive coordinator Greg Roman a two-year contract extension that will keep him under team control through the 2015 season. San Francisco also signed DT Justin Smith to an extension on Wednesday as well. Roman deserves a lot of credit for the 49ers offensive production in the past few years. While this extension is clearly...

Niners sign Justin Smith to extension

The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive end Justin Smith to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season. General manager Trent Baalke said in a statement Wednesday that ''this contract allows Justin to finish his career as a 49er!'' The 33-year-old Smith was sidelined the final 2 1/2 games of the regular season, ending...

49ers Sign DT Justin Smith To A Two-Year Extension

The San Francisco 49ers have announced that they have reached an agreement with DT Justin Smith a two-year contract extension. “Justin’s All-Pro contributions on the field, as well as his leadership on and off the field, are integral to our success,” said GM Trent Baalke. Smith, 33, will now be under team control through the 2015 season. He was entering the final year of his...

San Francisco 49ers: Special Teams – Hidden Upgrades

A lot of attention has gone to some of the more high profile additions by the San Francisco 49ers during the off season. Many have focused on draft class. Another hot topic has been the acquisition of Glenn Dorsey, Nnamdi Asomugha and Anquan Boldin. Those moves will certainly help improve the offense and defense. However, there is a third element that has been upgraded and it is...

Gore motivated by age criticism

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore has no problems with people questioning whether or not he is too old for the game. In fact, he said, "I like it."

2013 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks (Post OTA Update)

How will the injury to Michael Crabtree affect Colin Kaepernick’s fantasy value? Now that most NFL teams have gone through the majority of their organized team activities, it’s a great time to re-evaluate our 2013 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings. You may not think much has changed around the league since the end of the 2013 NFL Draft — the last time our rankings were updated...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.