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49ers have signed running back Alfonso Smith

Today the San Francisco 49ers sign former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith. After a slew of injuries the 49ers found a very good veteran running back in free agency. Smith is a very good special-teams player and a very big running back. I expect tons of yardage out of him in the preseason. The post 49ers have signed running back Alfonso Smith appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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49ers will try to sign Iupati and Crabtree to extensions before next spring

49ers general manager Trent Baalke told reporters on Monday that they’re going to try to sign both offensive lineman Mike Iupati and wide receiver Michael Crabtree to long-term extensions before next spring. “We’re going to try,” Baalke said, via CSNBayArea.com. “We’re going to work at it, certainly. But at some point, you got to stop negotiating deals and let these guys...
Via Pro Football Zone
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ranked 7th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s signal caller not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of QBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s quarterbacks...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers Lose Second RB, LaMichael James, To Injury

The San Francisco 49ers are dealing with a supply problem on running backs. After losing Kendall Hunter for the season on Friday, they will have to deal with the loss of third string RB and KR/PR LaMichael James for all of training camp.  The good news is that James should be ok at the start of the season after suffering a dislocated elbow in practice today.  This leaves veteran...
Via FF Locker Room
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Depth a concern for 49ers defensive secondary

The San Francisco 49ers defensive secondary has undergone a huge transformation over th e past few year with the departures of S Dashon Goldson,  S Donte Whitner, CB Carlos Rogers, and CB Tarrell Brown and the team is trying to replace them as fast as the can. However, experience is one area where a team can 'coach up' and general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Early impressions from training camp

Training camp is in full effect and the San Francisco 49ers are quickly learning what some of their young players and new additions are capable of doing on the football field.  Here are some of the more interesting aspects in the 49ers camp so far. Vernon Davis looks to be focused: After failing to attend a mandatory mini-camp in an attempt to get a new deal, Davis showed up on...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: LaMichael James suffered a dislocated elbow

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  49ers running back LaMichael James suffered a dislocated elbow and is expected to be out for the next month. #49ers RB LaMichael James was carted off the field today with what I'm told is a dislocated elbow. Second big RB injury to SF — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2014 #49ers RB LaMichael James should miss a month. Bad...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers confident in Carlos Hyde, LaMichael James

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told the media on Sunday that they’re confident in both rookie Carlos Hyde and LaMichael James after losing Kendall Hunter for the season to a torn ACL. Jim Harbaugh: 'We have full confidence' in LaMichael James & Hyde is 'doing extremely well.' Says he's 'physically sick' for Kendall Hunter — NFL: AroundTheLeague...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baalke says Marcus Lattimore hasn't had a setback

Marcus Lattimore has missed the first three days of training camp after taking part in practices in May and June. But 49ers general manager Trent Baalke insists the running back has not encountered a setback in his return from reconstructive knee surgery. "He's coming off, as we all know, a horrific injury," Baalke said Saturday. "And we want to make sure, as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick Happy With WR Steve Johnson

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick Happy With WR Steve Johnson It’s only been a few days, but San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick is happy with his new wide receiver, Steve Johnson, whom the team traded for during the free agency. Colin Kaepernick already liking what he sees from Steve Johnson: … The post 49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick Happy With WR Steve Johnson appeared...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kendall Hunter tears ACL, RB corps depth to be tested

According to Bill Williamson of ESPN, San Francisco 49ers backup running back Kendall Hunter tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Friday's practice, ending his season. Hunter was catching a swing pass and went down to the grass, injuring his knee. Hunter walked off on his own power and was escorted to the locker room without a noticeable limp. Williamson...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers RB’ Kendall Hunter Tears ACL

San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter, who is entering his fourth season in the NFL, tore his ACL in practice on Friday. The team confirmed this devastating injury Saturday morning.  Kendall Hunter's injury presumably opens door for LaMichael James and Carlos Hyde to have bigger roles in 2014. [ http://t.co/032lABLrVH ] — Taylor Price (@TaylorPrice49) July 26, 2014...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh mum on Alex Boone holdout

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh wasn't taking the bait after being asked three times to address guard Alex Boone's holdout. He basiclly ignored each and every one of the questions with general answers. "It's such a positive happening, that first day," Harbaugh said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. "Imagine you're kind...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the San Francisco 49ers have any of the top-10 most overrated players in the NFL?

Yesterday, the fine folks at Grantland released the second half of their annual NFL trade value list, which ranks each player in the league based on how much interest they would garner on the open market. It’s an interesting list, one that is fun to compare with a similar piece cover32 posted earlier in the offseason. While there were plenty of similarities between the two...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vernon Davis reports to 49ers training camp

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has reported to training camp. Teammate C.J. Spillman broke the news on Twitter. @vernondavis85 has reported to camp http://t.co/MWVMhioful — CJ SPILLMAN (@CJSPILLMAN27) July 23, 2014 The Pro Bowl tight end has made it known that he wants a new contract, and the 49ers have been clear that they will not negotiate with anyone not at camp...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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