San Francisco 49ers Draft Preview: Wide Receiver

For San Francisco 49ers fans, it has been a tumultuous offseason starting with the “mutual” departure of Jim Harbaugh after their final regular season game. Compounded with the unexpected retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, the departure of Frank Gore, Mike Iupati, and Michael Crabtree in free agency, and the uncertainty of Justin Smith’s future, the 49ers looks...
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Report: Vegas has a lot of people betting against the 49ers

It shouldn't really come as much of a surprise that not many people think the 49ers are going to do very well next year. The 49ers have had one of the roughest off seasons of all time. It started with losing their coach. They then lost Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement. They have moved on from their two starting cornerbacks in Perrish Cox and Chris Culliver. And they...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The time is ripe for 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite to get an extension

This offseason has not been kind to the San Francisco 49ers organization or their fans. A number of key players have left in free agency, and a couple more have retired. Nowhere has the sting been felt more accutely than at the linebacker position, which has seen Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retire, and Chase Thomas go down with an ACL injury. Also, Navorro Bowman is still recovering...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Problems, 5 Rookie Solutions for the 2015 San Francisco 49ers

View image | Five positions on the 49ers depth chart pose a heavy threat to the team’s goals for a bounce-back 2015 season.  Solutions to those issues can be found in this year’s rookie draft class. In under twelve months, the San Francisco 49ers football team has undergone changes that have collapsed and begun to rebuild the entire roster. The 2014 season...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Train Like a Pro: Patrick Willis's Upper-Body Strength Workout

Patrick Willis, former linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, was known for his elite tackling ability—and his knack for striking fear into his opponents' eyes. Although Willis recently retired from
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman Getting in a Serious Leg Workout

After losing Patrick Willis and Chris Boreland the San Francisco 49ers are going to really need NaVarro Bowman to come back better than ever when he returns from a knee injury this coming season. His recovery must be going well for him to be lifting the weight that he was during a recent leg workout he posted videos online from.Not bad NaVorro. Not bad. God is good..... A video...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers to Host Lance Briggs for a Visit

Fresh off the stunning developments of both Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retiring, the San Francisco 49ers are in desperate need of depth at inside linebacker. While many have focused on the draft as a medium for San Francisco to find a starter next to NaVorro Bowman, it’s more likely the team will go the veteran route. That’s where seven-time Pro Bowl performer Lance Briggs...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Breakdown: NFC West Division

Starting today, I am doing a division by division breakdown of possible draft options in the upcoming NFL draft. I will be starting with the NFC West and will follow up with the AFC West next. Arizona Cardinals: Needs: RB, OL, TE, CB, DT, OLB Possible first round players: Eddie Goldman (DT), Marcus Peters (CB), La’el Collins (OT), Vic Beasley (OLB), Denzel Perryman (ILB), TJ...
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers showing interest in LB Lance Briggs

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco 49ers considered the linebacker position one of their strongest positions last season, but now it is one of their weakest. After losing Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, there are quite a few question marks looking ahead to next season. According to a report from the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are considering signing former Chicago...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Fans Have to Love Linebacker NaVorro Bowman's Schedule

The San Francisco 49ers have had an rough off-season when it comes to linebackers. First, there was the retirement of Patrick Willis at the tender age of 30. The general perception was that the team would be fine since Chris Borland had done really well while playing for an injured Willis last season--but he retired. Tack on the injury to back up linebacker Chase Thomas and it almost...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Early retirements send a strong message to the NFL

The NFL has to be on red-alert by now. When Jake Locker decided to step away from the game, many were surprised that the eighth overall pick in 2011 left a decent amount of money on the table. But now 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is calling it quits. This is earth-shattering news for someone that just got his NFL feet wet last year. Borland started eight games last season as a...
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

When it rains it pours: The San Francisco 49ers have lost another linebacker

Yikes. It’s no longer a laughing matter, being a San Francisco 49ers fan. This has to be one of the worst offseasons any NFL team has ever had and it’s getting worse by the minute… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately Bold Prediction: Five things that will happen during the NFL’s version of March Madness The Niners have already lost...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: 49ers legend Patrick Willis blasts critics of Chris Borland’s decision

Two San Francisco 49ers linebackers have retired this offseason. One of them is Patrick Willis, who played eight seasons and over one hundred games in his incredible career. The other is Chris Borland, who is just 24 years old and played one year. The reason Borland is hanging it up is due to his concerns about head injuries. A lot of people think it was a brave decision, but not...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Borland Leaves the Dream Behind Due to Health Concerns

Tre Mason #27 of the St. Louis Rams is tackled by Chris Borland #50 of the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Around a week ago the NFL world was shocked when San Francisco 49er linebacker, Patrick Willis, announced his retirement at the age of 30. Willis chose to retire after making the Pro Bowl seven out...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Borland retires from NFL after one season

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that linebacker Chris Borland will retire from the NFL. “While unexpected, we certainly respect Chris’ decision,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “From speaking with Chris, it was evident that he had put a great deal of thought into this decision. He was a consummate professional from day...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers’ Chris Borland Announces Retirement At Age 24 Due To Concussion Concerns

Chris Borland was set to take Patrick Willis’ place when the San Francisco 49ers linebacker retired on March 10, but instead he’ll retire himself. The 24-year-old, who had just one NFL season under his belt, told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Monday that concussion concerns are the reason for the abrupt end to his promising career. Borland said...
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Lose Another Defender With Linebacker Chris Borland Retiring

When Patrick Willis announced that he was retiring it did not sting too bad with rookie Chris Borland playing as well as he did last season. However, it looks like the 49ers might have to go with a linebacker with their first round pick. Chris Borland has decided to retire at the tender age of 24 because of concussion concerns.He does not have an extensive history of concussions...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Young 49ers Linebacker With Huge Potential Decides to Retire After One Season

View image | According to reports, Chris Borland has decided to retire from the game of football.  49ers Inside Linebacker, Patrick Willis decided to retire at the age of 30 a few weeks back, which was pretty shocking news, and that is now followed by the Borland news. Chris Borland was a budding star at Inside Linebacker, as the 49ers stole Borland in the third...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the 49ers GM Nervous About the Seahawks’ Jimmy Graham Acquisition?

In a completely shocking trade last week, the New Orleans Saints sent Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for Max Unger and a first-round pick. When San Francisco 49ers’ general manager Trent Baalke was asked what his team might be able to do to prepare for Graham without linebacker Patrick Willis, he joked and offered this comment (via the team’s official website...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hitler is not happy about Patrick Willis retiring from the 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have had a rocky offseason to say the least. Many fans are concerned about the direction of the team following the losses of so many key pieces, none more so than the retirement of legendary linebacker Patrick Willis… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 best value free agent signings so far in 2015 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen during the...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Details on San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller’s battery arrest

It has not been a great week for the San Francisco 49ers to say the least. Patrick Willis is retiring, Justin Smith may join him, and fullback Bruce Miller was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 worst NFL free agent signings so far in 2015 QB Rankings: Rating every QB from 1-32 based on needing them for one drive Today we got more details...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL players are stepping away, avoiding long-term risks

In the matter of 24 hours, three prominent National Football League players retired. The eldest of the trio is 30 years old. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds and Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker all decided to walk away from the game, citing various reasons. For Willis, 30, the choice was predicated off his health...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Patrick Willis retirement press conference

It has been a rough week for the 49ers fanbase. Out of nowhere Patrick Willis dropped a bomb on the team and the fans as he told the world he was hanging up the cleats. The multi-time pro bowler felt he it was time to hang ‘em up because of recent injuries to his feet. Which is totally understandable. Willis is one of the best linebackers I’ve ever witnessed and it’s sad to...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Could retirements become a trend in NFL?

On the first official day of the 2015 NFL offseason, a lot of strange things happened. There were four trades involving Pro Bowl players and Pro Bowlers Ndamukong Suh, Jeremy Maclin, Darrelle Revis, Mike Iupati, Julius Thomas and Frank Gore changed teams. But the strangest thing that happened involved three players who won’t be playing football in 2015. On Tuesday, three separate...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Patrick Willis a Hall of Famer?

It’s been overshadowed by a flurry of free-agent signings and trades, but Patrick Willis shocked the football world this week with his sudden retirement from the NFL. Willis never put up big numbers and didn’t play a flashy position, and his play had begun to fall off as he dealt with injury problems the last couple years, but this is close to being a Barry Sanders-type of...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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