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49ers answer the skeptics with stellar defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) So much for all that talk of distractions, letdowns and doubts about San Francisco's longtime dominant defense. One impressive first-half sequence handled all of that. The 49ers made interceptions on three straight possessions in a 28-17 Week 1 win at Dallas on Sunday, and forced four turnovers in all. All that after both starting cornerbacks - Tramaine...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Browns, Jaguars, Giants, Texans, & Vikings

  49ers OC Greg Roman mentioned that C Daniel Kilgore, G Joe Looney and OT Jonathan Martin could see time with both the first and second-team units. (Bill Williamson) HC Jim Harbaugh said that second-year WR Quinton Patton is making a “favorable impression” in training camp. Browns Browns signed TE Kyle Auffray, TE Martell Webb, LB Keith Pough and WR Tim Smith...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Looney becomes the wildcard in Alex Boone holdout

As the holdout of 49ers guard Alex Boone lingers, the team’s resolve or lack thereof will hinge on the performance of his replacement, Joe Looney. So far, so good. So the 49ers say. Coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters on Sunday that Looney has had “some ‘wow’ moments” in practice. “One in particular, I was like, ‘Wow.’ He pulled, he was on a track, he was square...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: James Looney transfers to Cal

Wake Forest defensive end James Looney is transferring to Cal, according to a CBSSports.com report. James Looney is the brother of 49ers guard Joe Looney, giving the Bears a potential starter with an NFL bloodline, and at a unit that was otherwise bone dry.
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Trent Baalke’s Past: Examining the 2012 Draft Class

Sean McMahon LaMichael James has failed to meet expectations in San Francisco.Sean McMahon, 49ersLife.com San Francisco 49ers’ General Manager Trent Baalke is renowned for being a top NFL mind when it comes to selecting and analyzing talent. Baalke has his thumbprint on three draft classes since taking over as GM for Scott McCloughan in 2011 (same year Jim Harbaugh took the reigns...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Goodwin expected to leave 49ers via free agency

San Francisco 49ers center Jonathan Goodwin is expected to leave via free agency. Goodwin, 35, has been open to returning to the 49ers but the team is prepping to move on with Daniel Kilgore or Joe Looney in his place says CSN Bay Area‘s Matt Maiocco. The 49ers could simply go for a long-term option in the draft. Their decision may come down to who is left when their picks come...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Looney Takes on Key Offensive Line Role

When the San Francisco 49ers take on the vaunted Seahawks' defense Sunday, they will likely do so with second-year player Joe Looney taking on a key role due to injuries to Mike Iupati and Joe Staley.
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans-49ers inactives, gameday thread

The inactives are out for today's game at LP Field between the Tennessee Titans and the San Francisco 49ers, and here they are. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: CB Nnamdi Asomugha, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, LB Jermaine Cunningham, RB LaMichael James, G Joe Looney, WR Marlon Moore, WR Quinton Patton TENNESSEE TITANS: LB Patrick Bailey, LB Moise Fokou, LB Zaviar Gooden, DE Derrick...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Inactives: Week 4

49ers ILB Patrick Willis, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, QB B.J. Daniels, FB Owen Marecic, WR Chris Harper, WR Marlon Moore, G Joe Looney Rams RB Isaiah Pead, TE Mike McNeill, OT Rodger Saffold, OT Mike Person, C/G Barrett Jones, G Brandon Washington, DE William Hayes The post NFL Inactives: Week 4 appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Pro Bowl DT Kevin Williams won't play vs. 49ers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Kevin Williams, the anchor of the Minnesota Vikings defensive line for the past 10 years, has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season opener at Detroit because of a knee injury suffered in the third preseason game. Williams, 33, is still dealing with a bone bruise from taking a low hit from San Francisco 49ers backup offensive lineman Joe Looney on...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Pro Bowl DT Kevin Williams won't play vs. Lions

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Kevin Williams, the anchor of the Minnesota Vikings defensive line for the past 10 years who has been to six Pro Bowls, has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season opener at Detroit because of a knee injury suffered in the third preseason game. Williams, 33, is still dealing with a bone bruise from taking a low hit from San Francisco 49ers backup offensive...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Vikings’ Kevin Williams Injury

Long-time Minnesota Viking, Kevin Williams, was forced off the field during the team’s third preseason game last week against the San Francisco 49ers, after suffering a knee injury. Williams was not happy and later called out the player who injured him: “I was just upset that I'm getting cut 11 years in (the NFL) from a guy who I don't even know.” The culprit, backup...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Kevin Williams Injured; says knee was intentionally targeted

Long-time Minnesota Viking, Kevin Williams, was forced off the field during the team’s third preseason game last week against the San Francisco 49ers, after suffering a knee injury. Williams was not happy and later called out the player who injured him: “I was just upset that I'm getting cut 11 years in (the NFL) from a guy who I don't even know.” The culprit, backup...
Via NFL Injury Report
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings defenders not happy hit on Kevin Williams goes unpunished

In the aftermath of a questionable low block on Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kevin Williams Minnesota Viking defenders called for the NFL to provide some modicum of justice. But San Francisco 49ers backup guard Joe Looney wasn't penalized in the third quarter of Sunday's preseason game and he wasn't penalized by the NFL on Tuesday. "It was a legal play" said...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL to keep eye on hits to knees this season

The NFL will keep a close eye on hits to the knees of defenseless players this season with the possibility of extending the rules protecting such players. If the league's competition committee finds enough evidence this season that hits to the knees are "becoming a problem" it could take action chief of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Five things to know from Vikings-49ers

A pair of NFC playoff contenders sure brought their physical, hard-hitting styles to a preseason matchup in late August. Enough that the Minnesota Vikings were considering sending one particular play to the NFL for review after their 34-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. Defensive tackle Kevin Williams got his right knee tangled up with offensive lineman Joe Looney...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Offensive Line Keeps It Going

The San Francisco 49ers had the most prolific offense in the playoffs last year. They led the NFL with an average of 473.3 yards of total offense per game last year. The bulk of those yards came via the run as they averaged 218.0 yards rushing every game. Their rushing game finished fourth over the regular season with an average of 155.7 yards per game. These rankings are a direct...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers sign McBath to one-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers have signed cornerback Darcel McBath to a one-year contract. The team announced the signing Monday. McBath was a second-round draft pick by Denver in 2009. He played 20 games for the Broncos and started once. He had 28 tackles, two interceptions, and four passes defensed. McBath was released by the Broncos last September and played one game in December...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

49ers place three on injury lists

Linebacker Darius Fleming was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list by the 49ers, who also placed guard Joe Looney and running back Jewel Hampton on the active/non-football injury lists. Players on both lists count against the 90-player roster limit and can be activated before the final cuts of training camp. If they're not activated before the season and remain...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 49ers NFL Draft Grades

The 49ers have had a very interesting offseason. Not content to rest on their laurels, they have added some serious explosiveness to their offense through free agency. Their draft strategy was no different. While the 49ers certainly made some surprising picks and maybe a few reaches here and there, they had a successful draft overall because they added to dynamic playmakers in A...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: 2012 NFL Draft Grades

Round 1 (30thOverall)   A.J. Jenkins, Wide Receiver, Illinois   Jenkins was projected to go in the second round by the majority of scouts. While many would view at this as an indictment of the pick, I certainly do not. Jenkins is an explosive receiver with top-end speed. He may not be the best route runner out there, but the 49ers had more of a need for a burner than a possession...
Via Football Nation
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Six of Seven Rookies Signed

The 49ers are reporting that they have signed six of their seven draftees. The only rookie not yet signed is first round pick AJ Jenkins. RB LaMichael James G Joe Looney LB Darius Fleming S Trenton Robinson OL Jason Slowey LB Cameron Johnson Are now under contract…
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

49ers sign six draft picks

The San Francisco 49ers have officially signed six of their seven draft picks.  The only player that remains unsigned is first round pick A.J. Jenkins.  The players that have signed are listed below. RB LaMichael James G Joe Looney LB Darius Fleming S Trenton Robinson OL Jason Slowey LB Cameron Johnson.
Via Pro Football Zone
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

49ers sign six draft picks

Running back LaMichael James, guard Joe Looney, linebacker Darius Fleming, safety Trenton Robinson, offensive lineman Jason Slowey and linebacker Cameron Johnson all signed four-year deals with the 49ers. James was a second-round pick who rushed for 5,082 yards at Oregon. He led the nation with 150.4 rushing yards per game last season. Looney was a fourth-round pick out of Wake...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Darius Fleming and Trenton Robinson Agree to Terms

The 49ers have signed two more of their draft picks. Adam Caplan first reported on Sirius XM that 49ers reached deals with fifth-round pick Darius Fleming and sixth-round pick Trenton Robinson. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee confirmed the deals. AJ Jenkins, LaMichael James, Joe Looney and Cam Johnson are the remainder of draft picks unsigned at this time, but with the rookie...
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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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