NFL Notes: 49ers, Bills, Chiefs, Cowboys, Jaguars, Texans, & Titans

  49ers Rookie RB Carlos Hyde is reportedly “on his way to playing a role in the fall” and could ease the burden on Frank Gore this season. (Albert Breer) Bills DT Marcel Dareus “appears to be a good fit” for new DC Jim Schwartz’s defense and could be in for a big year. (Albert Breer) Chiefs OLB Justin Houston has reported to training camp. (Terez A. Paylor) Cowboys...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 hours 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 — 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 NFL Stars Who Will Struggle In 2014

It's hard to pick star players to fail because they all at some point were among the top tier of their peers. However, age, injury, and team changes all effect specific star players' seasons. It can even ruin some star players' careers for good. Here are the ten stars,ranked in order of most likely to fail, with red flags for 2014.1. Marshawn Lynch SEA - Lynch has had...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

If the San Francisco 49ers are going to finally capture another Super Bowl title, they have to repeat a mantra that many NFL teams will do this season.The Seattle Seahawks are good – we have to be better.There are 13 teams in the NFL who will face the 49ers this season, but none are as important as the Seahawks – the thorn in the side of the Super Bowl runner-up in 2012 and the...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gore To Get 50 Less Carries Compared To 2013?

According to ESPN's John Clayton, 49ers running back Frank Gore could see 50 fewer carries in 2014 than he did last year.Fantasy Spin:Earlier this month, ESPN NFC West blogger Bill Williamson projected Gore to get 220 carries, 56 fewer than the 276 he had last season. Gore no longer contributes in the passing game so he'll be no more than a low-end RB2 with just 220 carries.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers sign Joe Staley to two-year extension

The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have signed left tackle Joe Staley to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season. “In today’s NFL, it is rare for a player to play his entire career with one team,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “With this extension, Joe will likely be a 49er for life. He is a three-time All-Pro and core member of...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Frank Gore or Toby Gerhart

Frank Gore rushed the ball 276 times last season for the San Francisco 49ers.  Toby Gerhart has rushed the ball 276 times in his NFL career. No longer will Toby Gerhart be running in Adrian Peterson's shadow, as he signed on with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and will finally get to be the workhorse Gore has been for the Niners.#459183315 / gettyimages.comFrank Gore has been...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Falcons & Redskins

  49ers ESPN’s John Clayton reports that “early word out of San Francisco” is that veteran RB Frank Gore could see his total carries reduced by 50 this season. Clayton admits that the big question is who could cut into his workload. Rookie Carlos Hyde and Marcus Lattimore are two interesting guys to watch, but Kendall Hunter will probably enter camp as the No. 2 back. The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: How to Win on Draft Day

Know your opponentMaybe last year's champion won on the legs of Frank Gore or the pass catching of Jordan Cameron, you can bet he will be looking to snag those players again with a sense of loyalty.  If you're sitting there at pick 8 and torn between two players hoping to get both as the order snakes around having an idea of what your opponent prefers will allow you to get...
Via Football Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree responds to Richard Sherman: I’m tired of talk

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is tired of the off-the-field drama with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. “I’ve been doing this for a while, you know,” Crabtree told ESPN’s “NFL Live.” “I’ve been playing, I’ve been to the top of the totem pole since high school, you know. So it’s nothing new to me. “Like when I win, it’s no...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Football Outlook

The San Francisco 49ers are known for their defense, but fantasy football owners can certainly turn to a few options on the Niners offense.  Colin Kaepernick is a QB you can target in a 12 man league later in your drafts, and if he adds some extra TDs with his legs, can provide some nice value.  Frank Gore continues to be a consistent fantasy football option at the RB position...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Want To Keep Gore Fresh, Plan To Decrease Carry Count's 49ers blogger Bill Williamson projects Frank Gore will get 220 carries in 2014.Fantasy Spin:That would be a decrease of 56 carries from last season. If he receives just 220 carries, Gore would have to increase his ypc from 4.1 to 4.6 to rush for 1,000 yards for the eighth time in the last nine years. San Francisco drafted Carlos Hyde in the second round this year and...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Frank Gore Still a Feature Back?

Sean McMahon Frank Gore welcomes competition. The ultimate goal for the 49ers' rushing king is to win a Super Bowl. Being said, will he still produce in 2014, and will he yield to a talented and youthful backfield should the ground game fail to perform? takes a statistical look on what to expect from Gore this season. The post Is Frank Gore Still a Feature Back...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Gore gets ready for football with boxing workouts

Look what has happened to the 49ers' bell cow. He has become a raging bull. Frank Gore is sticking and moving, bobbing and weaving around the ring, his punches exploding off the trainer's mitts like a string of firecrackers. Ding! Round over. "You hear of fighters who don't have knockout power?" trainer Brian Schwartz asks. "If Frank was a fighter, he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Gore is boxing

49ers running back Frank Gore has been preparing for the upcoming NFL season by boxing.  HIs trainer says he has the power to knock some people out. “You hear of fighters who don’t have knockout power?” trainer Brian Schwartz asks, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “If Frank was a fighter, he’d have knockout power. His punches are fast and snappy.” With the addition...
Via Pro Football Zone
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Gore is 33 yards from hitting 10k career rushing yards

Only 28 players have rushed for 10,000 plus yards in their NFL career. Most of them are in the Hall of Fame, but Frank Gore is very close to that number. A matter of fact, if Frank Gore rushes for 33 yards in his first game of the season he will become the 29th player […] The post Frank Gore is 33 yards from hitting 10k career rushing yards appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Division Of Power In San Francisco Run Game

Veteran running back Frank Gore, who turned 31 this past May is being constantly pushed from behind by young running backs. This year, rookie Carlos Hyde, and change of pace back Kendall Hunter are nipping at the heels of Gore, not to mention the health of former fourth round pick Marcus Lattimore is at an all-time high. Gore should still see about 80% of the carries in San Francisco...
Via Football Nation
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 San Francisco 49ers Over/Under

Over/Under 1. Colin Kaepernick throws 25 TD Passes Over/Under Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports 2. AnQuan Boldin has 1,200 receiving yards Over/Under 3. Vernon Davis has 13 TD Receptions Over/Under Stephen Dunn/Getty Images 4. Frank Gore has 10 rushing TD’s Over/Under 5. San Francisco wins 12 games (12-4 in 2013)   Follow me and SportsNinja! KCSportsNinja Twitter: https://twitter...
Via KC Sports Ninja
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers are deep at RB; only one can be top dog

The 49ers have a problem at running back, albeit a good problem. This year, the 49ers backfield is loaded with talent, with Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, Marcus Lattimore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James all vying for playing time. This is in sharp contrast to last season, where the 49ers running back position was filled with uncertainty and mediocrity. In 2013, the only legitimate...
Via cover32 - 49ers
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Lattimore looking to start for 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are currently very happy with Frank Gore as their starting running back, but Marcus Lattimore is hoping to take over that role in the near future. Lattimore missed all of last season due to a nasty knee injury that he suffered in his senior year at South Carolina, and is ready to get back on the field this coming season. He understands that taking Gore’s...
Via Sports-Glory
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The 49ers way: No contract negotiations until player reports

The 49ers dealt with a holdout of a prominent player during training camp three years ago. The NFL lockout of 2011 was settled, and Jim Harbaugh could finally begin coaching his new team when training camp opened in late-July. All he lacked as the practices began was his do-everything running back. Frank Gore was entering the final year of his contract. He wanted some reassurance...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Lattimore: “I’m trying to take Gore’s job”

(Credit: Almost 20 months ago, 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore suffered a horrific knee injury while at South Carolina. He thought he may never be able to play football again, as he went from one of the best back in the nation to an afterthought. The 49ers took a chance on him in the 2013 draft, and Lattimore now finds himself fighting for a roster spot...
Via Down and Distance
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Lattimore aiming to take Frank Gore’s role as 49ers starting running back

TweetSan Francisco 49ers 2nd-year running back Marcus Lattimore has endured a lot of adversity before even playing a single pro down, but has overcome them all to finally be healthy and compete for an NFL job. Now that he’s in the mix for a role with the Niners, Lattimore is setting his sights rather high. “I’m trying to take [Frank Gore's] job, but I know that’s going...
Via Los That Sports Blog
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Lattimore says he is trying to take Frank Gore’s Job

San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore missed all of last season after a gruesome leg injury during his junior season at South Carolina. Some people questioned if Lattimore’s football career was over. Now healthy, you would think Lattimore would be in the running for playing time behind Frank Gore. Well according to Lattimore, that’s not where his focus is. Lattimore...
Via No Guts, No Glory
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Lattimore: I’m trying to take Frank Gore’s job

Second-year 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore is focused on trying to become the lead back in San Francisco. “I’m trying to take [Gore's] job, but I know that’s going to be the hardest thing in the world,” Lattimore told USA TODAY Sports. It’s great that Lattimore’s goal is to be the 49ers lead back,  but he needs to prove his surgically repaired knee is back to...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
49ers 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!

Most confrontational sports interviews

12 managers who are on the hot seat

MLB trade deadline tracker and analysis

The biggest busts in WWE history

Introducing the scale of NFL sadness

College football's most improved teams

Best MLB prospects by projected WAR

Gallery: Wrestlers dressed like dorks

Five QBs who Miami let leave Florida

NBA free agency and trade tracker

Best and worst of Monday Night Raw

The top 32 fantasy QBs for 2014

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.