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PATRICK WILLIS RUMORS

Early retirement: players call it quits in prime of careers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe injury that kept him from being the dominant All-Pro linebacker of his prime. Then his heir apparent and San Francisco teammate Chris Borland followed with his own stunning retirement on the heels of his spectacular rookie season, citing concern about head trauma over a hard-hitting career. Tennessee quarterback...
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Watch: This tribute to 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is awe-inspiring

I still find it really hard to believe that we won’t see Patrick Willis in a San Francisco 49ers uniform next season. Of all their personnel losses this spring (except perhaps Jim Harbaugh) the Niners are going to miss Willis more than anyone else. This epic retirement tribute from Joseph Vincent will leave you awe-struck. Check it out: AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The best...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Reid has considered retirement due to concussions

The San Francisco 49ers have seen a rash of early retirements over the past several months. It started with future Hall of Famer linebacker Patrick Willis calling it quits after eight NFL seasons. It then continued with fellow linebacker Chris Borland citing concussions as the reason he hung up his cleats after just one year. Then, earlier this month, right tackle Anthony Davis...
Via Sportsnaut
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Draft Preview: Wide Receiver

For San Francisco 49ers fans, it has been a tumultuous offseason starting with the “mutual” departure of Jim Harbaugh after their final regular season game. Compounded with the unexpected retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, the departure of Frank Gore, Mike Iupati, and Michael Crabtree in free agency, and the uncertainty of Justin Smith’s future, the 49ers looks...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Breakdown: NFC West Division

Starting today, I am doing a division by division breakdown of possible draft options in the upcoming NFL draft. I will be starting with the NFC West and will follow up with the AFC West next. Arizona Cardinals: Needs: RB, OL, TE, CB, DT, OLB Possible first round players: Eddie Goldman (DT), Marcus Peters (CB), La’el Collins (OT), Vic Beasley (OLB), Denzel Perryman (ILB), TJ...
Via isportsweb.com
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Patrick Willis a Hall of Famer?

It’s been overshadowed by a flurry of free-agent signings and trades, but Patrick Willis shocked the football world this week with his sudden retirement from the NFL. Willis never put up big numbers and didn’t play a flashy position, and his play had begun to fall off as he dealt with injury problems the last couple years, but this is close to being a Barry Sanders-type of...
Via This Given Sunday
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis Seems to Officially Announce Retirement

San Francisco 49ers linebacker and future Hall of Famer Patrick Willis is walking away from the game at the age of 30. After earning seven Pro Bowl appearances in eight seasons, Willis is obviously looking to try out a different arena in his life. Reports earlier on Monday indicated that Willis’ decision to retire was based more on religion than anything else. His recent post...
Via Sportsnaut
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patrick Willis Expected to Announce Retirement

Funny things are going on in San Francisco right now. According to Yahoo Sports NFL insider Rand Getlin, the 49ers are expecting All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis to retire after just eight seasons in the NFL. The report didn’t expand on the potential reasons behind Willis’ likely retirement, but other information has come out indicating that it’s due to some sort of “religious...
Via Sportsnaut
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers reportedly expecting Patrick Willis to retire

One of the best linebackers in the NFL is expected to walk away from the game at age 30.   San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is getting set to call it a career, according to Yahoo! Sports NFL insider Rand Getlin. Source: the #49ers are bracing themselves for the loss of LB Patrick Willis. Expecting him to retire. — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 09, 2015 Willis...
Via NESN.com
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers lose Patrick Willis for the season

The San Francisco 49ers will be without linebacker Patrick Willis for the final seven games of the regular season after placing the seven-time Pro Bowler on injured reserve Tuesday. Source: The 49ers are placing LB Patrick Willis on season-ending injured reserve. — Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 11, 2014   This is a horrible blow to a team that needs to win as many...
Via Sportsnaut
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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