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Former 49ers Star Has Career Go Up in Flames

Ray McDonald has been arrested yet again. No, seriously. Just two days after getting arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman who was holding a baby, the former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears defensive end was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly violating a restraining order, per Katie Nelson of the San Jose Mercury News. The restraining order was issued following Monday’s...
Via Gridiron Grit
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers veteran safeties helping out rookie Jaquiski Tartt

San Francisco 49ers second-round draft pick Jaquiski Tartt has a few people looking out for him as he begins his NFL career.  Safety Jimmie Ward is from the same town in Alabama as Tartt and gave the rookie some valuable advice before OTAs began.  "Really, it was just get in the playbook," said Tartt, via the 49ers official website. "That's the only thing that could keep me behind...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The 49ers did their homework before signing WR Jerome Simpson

When the San Francisco 49ers signed wide receiver Jerome Simpson this offseason, it was met with a lot of skepticism because of his troubled past. The 49ers made sure to gather all the facts about his character before deciding to pull the trigger. Head coach Jim Tomsula placed a call to Simpson's college coach at Coastal Carolina, David Bennett.  Simpson has been arrested three...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

‘Different’ Quinton Patton Ready to Step Up for 49ers

Quinton Patton #11 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after a play in the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Heading into his third year in the NFL, former Louisiana Tech product Quinton Patton doesn’t have a long list...
Via The Sports Journal
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston mayor's office weighs in on Kaepernick Instagram post

Colin Kaepernick has apologized for a truly ill-advised Instagram post in which he inexplicably made light of the devastation being wreaked upon the Houston area due to massive flooding that has killed an estimated 17 people, injured scores and left the region in a state of natural disaster. But to hear it from the Houston...Read More The post Houston mayor’s office weighs in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick apologizes for making light of Texas floods

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick thought he was being a funny guy when he posted this to Instagram: “I warned you the #7tormsComing !!! #Houston,” he wrote, along with an image of cars submerged in water. Suffice to say, his attempt at humor failed and his foot was firmly inserted into his mouth. What Kaepernick didn’t know at the time was that 14 people were...
Via Low Brow Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kaepernick posts insensitive joke about Houston floods

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a cringe-worthy lapse in judgment on Tuesday when he made an Instagram post about the deadly floods that have been affecting the Houston area. Kaepernick shared a photo of cars submerged in water and made a reference to a hashtag that he has been using to talk himself...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: 49ers Concerned with Colin Kaepernick’s Offseason Workouts

Reports from Arizona earlier this offseason were extremely positive as it relates to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick working with future Hall of Famer Kurt Warner. The idea behind said workouts were to help the embattled signal caller improve in aspects of the game he has struggled with in his first four NFL seasons—mechanics, reading the field, accuracy and pocket...
Via Sportsnaut
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Glenn Dorsey expects no letdown with the 49ers

Count the San Francisco 49ers‘ Glenn Dorsey, as a player with great expectations for his team in 2015.‘s Connor Orr, posted on Glenn Dorsey’s latest comments in regards to the level in which he anticipates his team competing for the upcoming season. The timing of his comments are incredible because he is one of the players the 49ers really need to step up for the season...
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Glenn Dorsey does not expect a letdown with new look 49ers defense

The San Francisco 49ers have undergone a bit of a radical roster transformation this offseason, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Justin Smith, Patrick Willis, Chris Culliver, Perrish Cox, Ray McDonald and Chris Borland have all moved on for one reason or another. All that brain drain means that Niners fans should expect a significant dropoff on defense, right? Not...
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The San Francisco 49ers defense will win with ‘confusion’

The San Francisco 49ers are a team in transition, with the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh, new coach Jim Tomsula has his hands full. The 49ers lost Justin Smith to retirement. They also lost young inside linebacker Chris Borland and their Pro Bowl caliber linebacker Patrick Willis as well. New additions Arik Armstead and Darnell Dockett should pick up the slack on the...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 49ers Defensive Line; Life Without Justin Smith

View image | After months of speculation from fans and reporters to see if Justin Smith would actually retire, people finally got an answer. He became a Niner in the free agency of 2008 and since then has been one of the most underrated forces In the NFL. However in May of 2015 the Cowboy has decided to ride off into the sunset. At the age 35 this was to be expected...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Rookie RB Claims Colin Kaepernick Owes Him New Thumb

Apparently working with the legendary Kurt Warner has done wonders for San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s arm strength strength. Rookie running back Mike Davis posted a tweet after catching only one pass from Kap during the team’s OTA’s. Kaep owe me a new thumb
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers plan to 'cause confusion' on defense under new DC Eric Mangini

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini's philosophy differs from former coach Vic Fangio, who preferred to rush four and play a lot of coverage. Mangini comes from the school of Bill Belichick after being on his staff the last time he was a coordinator in 2005 with New England. The former Belichick pupil believes in disguising multiple looks, sending blitzers...
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Randy Moss Keeps Promise, Surprises Cancer Survivor At Graduation

Randy Moss kept a promise Friday night that he made a long time ago. When Randy Moss was a rookie with the Minnesota Vikings, he befriended a young girl named Kassi Spier. Moss visited Spier when she was battling Leukemia, and has remained close with her ever since. Spier has endured more tragedy in her life than most. In addition to Leukemia, Spier...
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Randy Moss attends cancer survivor's graduation

It’s not always bad news we get to cover around the NFL world. This story of Randy Moss and Kassi Spier is about as heartwarming as it gets. The two first met during Moss’ rookie season with the Minnesota Vikings back in 1998. Spier, then an infant, ended up battling leukemia as a four-year old in 2000. When Moss got word of the diagnosis, he visited the young girl at the Mayo...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Moss Shows Up at Fan’s Graduation

High school graduation is a special time for any senior. You are taking the first big step into adulthood. You have dedicated twelve years of your life to walk across the stage and turn you tassel. Your friends and family come from hours away to see you get your diploma. For one Pelican Rapids senior, it was even more special when an idol of hers showed up at the ceremony to hand...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers' Lawrence Okoye: This might be the year to crack a roster spot

Former British Olympics discus thrower and rugby player Lawrence Okoye is entering his third year in the league, and feels he has enough training and tutelage to finally crack a roster spot with the team. “It’s very different from the first time I came here. I’m feeling very good about things,” Okoye said, per the Bay Area News Group. “I’m just happy I was given the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Reggie Bush wants to return punts

Special teams coaches around the league probably aren’t too happy to hear that San Francisco 49ers runningback Reggie Bush wants to return to puts for his team. Bush tells CSN Bay Area “I told the coaches I wanted to return punts again. And they were excited about it. We’re still working at it, still chipping away. And we look forward to being an all-around great special teams...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Jim Tomsula is trying to fix the 49ers’ clock management problem

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula has a lot on his plate to get his team ready for next season. One of the bigger issues he’ll have to address is the 49ers’ delay of game penalty problem. If you have seen the Niners play over the last several years then you already know that Colin Kaepernick and the Niners need to work on clock management but you may not know the full...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Gore takes shot at Vernon Davis on Instagram

Frank Gore fired a shot at former teammate Vernon Davis on social media Tuesday, though he claimed it was only a joke. After Davis posted a photo of himself hugging a football on Instagram with the caption “repost if you miss football season as much as I do,” Gore chimed in and said Davis lacks...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Suffer Yet Another Crushing Loss

The San Francisco 49ers have just suffered another crushing loss on defense, as long-time star defensive end Justin Smith has reportedly decided to hang up his cleats. 49ers' DT Justin Smith is retiring, sources tell @JimTrotter_NFL. Great player, big loss, in many ways. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2015   A former 2001 first round pick (No. 4 overall) out of...
Via Gridiron Grit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers DE Justin Smith announces he is retiring

Given the way that their offseason has unfolded thus far, this should hardly come as a surprise to San Francisco 49ers fans, but Justin Smith is indeed planning to retire and will announce it today: .@49ers veteran DE Justin Smith is expected to announce his retirement Monday. #NFL #49ers — NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 18, 2015...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: 2015 NFL Draft Grades

This past week the San Francisco 49ers finished signing their 2015 NFL Draft class. Initially, many fans felt that the 49ers didn’t address many of the team’s pressing needs, but with some time to digest the draft class, let’s take a look at this year’s picks. Draft Class Arik Armstead – the towering product out of Oregon showed flashes of greatness during his collegiate...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Family of Mike Davis goes nuts after getting draft call

Former South Carolina running back Mike Davis is off to San Francisco to become the newest member of the 49ers’ backfield. Davis was taken in the fourth round of this past weekend’s draft as the 125th pick overall. When he received the call from the team, his family, as you’ll see below, was beyond excited. Verizon captured the moment and put it on YouTube – check it out...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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