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49ers look to regroup while injury-ravaged Rams just try to survive

Although they've had to work their way through distractions and numerous injuries, the San Francisco 49ers appeared to have things turned around before stumbling in Denver. Coming off their bye week, the 49ers will try to regroup with star linebacker Patrick Willis expected back Sunday when they try to beat the injury-ravaged St. Louis Rams for the second time in four weeks....
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, Ravens

49ers G Mike Iupati has cleared the concussion protocol. (Matt Maiocco) ILB Patrick Willis (toe) returned to practice Wednesday. (Matt Maiocco) Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday practice and appears ready to return this weekend. (Zach Berman) Falcons Falcons signed S Sean Baker to their practice squad. Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel (concussion...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rams-49ers Preview

Although they've had to work their way through distractions and numerous injuries, the San Francisco 49ers appeared to have things turned around before stumbling in Denver. Coming off their bye week, the 49ers will try to regroup with star linebacker Patrick Willis expected back Sunday when they try to beat the injury-ravaged St. Louis Rams for the second time in four weeks....
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aldon Smith could be back early for 49ers

The 49ers defense got torched in Denver last Sunday, but help could be on the way -- and soon. According to a report, suspended linebacker Aldon Smith could be returning as soon as Monday: Smith was suspended nine games in the offseason for various offseason issues. Smith, NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis were all out in a 42-17 loss at Denver last week, but with their linebackers...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers rookie LB steps in for Willis vs. Broncos

DENVER (AP) San Francisco 49ers rookie Chris Borland will start at inside linebacker with Patrick Willis inactive for Sunday night's game against Denver. Willis is out with a strained toe he suffered Monday in a win over St. Louis. The 49ers also will go with Perrish Cox at cornerback with Chris Culliver sidelined by hamstring and shoulder ailments. On offense, Joe Looney takes...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Keys to beating the Denver Broncos

The San Francisco 49ers will try to win their fourth straight game as face the Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football.  The Niners undoubtedly face their biggest game this season as Manning will try to break Brett Favre’s single season touchdown record in front of his home crowd.  Although the Broncos come in as favorites, since 2011, the 49ers have a...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos: 2014 Week 7 NFL Pick

San Francisco 49ers (4-2) at Denver Broncos (4-1) I’m completely torn on this one as there’s conflicting stuff on both sides. On one hand, the Broncos have a big divisional game against the Chargers up next in just 4 days on Thursday Night Football. Teams are 33-55 ATS since 2008 as favorites before Thursday Night games, including 17-31 ATS as favorites before a divisional Thursday...
Via The Football Fan Spot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bengals, Lions, Seahawks, Steelers

49ers LB Patrick Willis said he’s currently dealing with a strained toe and is hoping to be back in time for their Week 9 game. (Matt Barrows) HC Jim Harbaugh mentioned that G Mike Iupati is still experiencing symptoms from his concussion and won’t play in Week 7. (Steve Corkran) Rookie CB Jimmie Ward (quadriceps) is expected to miss Week 7’s game against the Broncos. ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Injury Update: Patrick Willis unlikely to play Week 7

San Francisco 49ers (4-2) linebacker Patrick Willis missed a second day in a row of practice Thursday after sustaining a toe injury late in the first half of Monday’s 31-17 win against the St Louis Rams.  Coach Jim Harbaugh does not think the injury will be long term, but his availability for Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos is doubtful.#456931532 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Can the Broncos slow down the 49ers’ Frank Gore?

As we do each Friday, each of the Cover32 sites sends out some questions to their opposing team’s site for some different perspective on the matchups. This week the Denver Broncos play the 4-2 San Francisco 49ers and I sent a few questions to Niners writer Alex Farkas from http://cover32.com/49ers/ and here are some of his answers and explanations: Clint: It looks like linebacker...
Via cover32 - Broncos
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Saints, Texans

49ers LB Patrick Willis (toe) is still wearing orthopedic boot on left foot and is not expected to play against the Broncos. (Matt Maiocco) Buccaneers The Buccaneers have fired director of player development Isaiah Harris following his recent suspicion of DUI arrest. (Jenna Laine) Cowboys Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said he’s not concerned about RB DeMarco Murray‘s...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis is day to day (toe)

Patrick Willis is now listed as day to day with a possible toe injury (AP Photo) All-Pro inside linebacker Patrick Willis is now listed as day to day with a toe injury according to Paul Gutierrez from ESPN.com. This injury happened during the 49ers victory over the Rams on Monday night.  Following the game, Willis could be seen limping out of the locker room and wearing a protective...
Via Down and Distance
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Willis set for MRI on Toe

Could the San Francisco 49ers really play without NoVarro Bowman, Aldon Smith, and Patrick Willis? Well that may become a reality as Willis is now in a walking boot after injuring his toe during last night’s game against St. Louis. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that Willis left last night’s game in the boot, and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. Rookie Chris Borland filled in for...
Via Standing O Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Niners linebacker Patrick Willis injury could sideline him multiple weeks

The San Francisco 49ers have relied on Patrick Willis for quite some time, and now the defense might need to rely on Chris Borland a rookie. San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis will have an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the toe injury that he suffered during Monday night’s game against […] The post Niners linebacker Patrick Willis injury could...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco LB Willis leaves with toe injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis has left the 49ers' game at St. Louis in the third quarter with a toe injury. His return is questionable. Willis, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, leads the 49ers with 44 tackles this season. He had three more before leaving Monday's game. Rookie Chris Borland replaced him. The Niners are already without linebacker NaVorro...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers lose linebacker Patrick Willis for the rest of the game with a toe injury

Tonight, the San Francisco 49ers are finding themselves in a dog fight, and they will have to pull off the win without their best defender. According to multiple sources, linebacker Patrick Willis will not return tonight after suffering a toe injury.  NFL Access ‏@NFL_Access 2m2 minutes ago 49ers LB Patrick Willis has been ruled out […] The post 49ers lose linebacker Patrick...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
17 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers LB Willis will play Sunday against Eagles despite wrist injury

  A wrist injury that limited San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis in practice will not prevent him from playing Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. ''His status is fine,'' defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. ''He aggravated his wrist a little bit (Wednesday) but I don't think it will be of concern and is not a long-range problem.''...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Willis will play against Eagles

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) A wrist injury that limited San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis in practice will not prevent him from playing Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. ''His status is fine,'' defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. ''He aggravated his wrist a little bit (Wednesday) but I don't think it will be of concern and is not a long-range...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis a ‘Fan’ Of Antoine Bethea

Antoine Bethea is fitting right in with the San Francisco 49ers. “I have always been a fan of Antonie’s,” said linebacker Patrick Willis. “Even watching him throughout the league when he was over there in Indianapolis. I’m glad to get him here on our team after losing a guy like Donte [Whitner].” Last March, the 49ers inked the 30-year-old strong safety to a four-year...
Via BaySportsNet
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman coaching Patrick Willis

All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman won’t let his injury stop him from helping the San Francsico 49ers. Bowman has been assisting 49ers linebackers coach Jim Leavitt while he recovers from a torn ACL.  Bowman is specifically working with seven-time Pro Bowler Patrick Willis. “He was there to help me on a play, or critique me, or get me better,” Willis said on Thursday. ...
Via Sports-Glory
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers LB Aldon Smith apologizes for suspension

The NFL announced Friday that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended nine games for multiple violations of the personal-conduct policy and substance-abuse policy. The NFLPA issued a statement on Smith’s behalf on Saturday: “I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the entire 49ers organization and 49ers fans for not being able to contribute on the field...
Via Sports-Glory
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Patrick Willis stars in commercial

Earlier this month 49ers linebacker star Patrick Willis starred in a Duracell Quantum battery commercial. In this commercial, they have Willis and his defense against Russell Wilson and his offense with the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers are trying to hold a goal line stand. Duracell released two commercials: one from the 49ers point of view and one from the Seahawks point of view....
Via cover32 - 49ers
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis With a Unique Opportunity

Patrick Willis, the 11th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, has been a consistent performer year and year out for the 49ers. However, as the years go by Willis has fallen out of the spotlight with San Francisco becoming an NFC power.When Willis first came into the league he sparkled for what was then a mediocre (which is putting it nicely) 49er team. He was the guy, he was the stand...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis and Vic Fangio star in Duracell commercial

I just saw this on the 49ers website. Duracell featured the 9ers Inside linebacker Patrick Willis and Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio to show of their Duracell Quantum battery. I haven’t seen this commercial on tv yet maybe it’s not going to air in the Midwest until football season starts? Or it’s a regional commercial? But it’s good to see my boy Willis get some love. Also...
Via The Front Office News
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers DT Glen Dorsey out for season

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey is out for the season with a torn biceps, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 49ers DT Glenn Dorsey is out for the year with a torn bicep, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2014 Dorsey injured his left arm at practice Friday. The 29-year-old Dorsey had 41 tackles and two sacks last season, his first with San...
Via Sports-Glory
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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