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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...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Way too Early Predictions for the Ravens' 2015 Schedule

The compete details of the Ravens' 2015 schedule hasn't been announced just yet, but we've known for a while who the Ravens will face next season, and which games will be home and on the road.Baltimore finished 10-6 last season, and made the playoffs as the second Wild Card team, finishing third in the AFC North division.The Ravens weren't shown the most favorable matchups heading...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The San Francisco 49ers will look to free agency to fill holes at linebacker

The San Francisco 49ers have had a pretty rough offseason to say the least. Nowhere has the sting been felt more acutely than at the linebacker position. Patrick Willis and Chris Borland have both retired, and Chase Thomas has suffered an ACL injury. That means they need replacements… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The best player in each franchise’s history, ranked from 1-32...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

RUMOR: Lance Briggs to Replace Patrick Willis

Lance Briggs’ time here in Chicago as a member of the Bears has come to an end; however, No. 55 has made it quite clear that he has every intention of continuing his playing career. According to The Sacramento Bee‘s Matt Barrows the San Francisco 49ers have shown a heavy interest in Briggs’ services as a possible replacement to Patrick Willis. Lance Briggs, Erin Henderson...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Disaster: Fans of the San Francisco 49ers are now in full panic mode

It hasn’t been 100 percent negative, but calling the San Francisco 49ers’ offseason so far anything but a total disaster would be a lie… 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 Here’s a brief recap of all the players who the Niners have lost so...
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7 days ago  |  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...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rise and Fall of the San Francisco 49ers

When the season ended for the San Francisco 49ers after their last win of the year against the Arizona Cardinals, players and coaches alike were left speechless in the wake of what occurred throughout the season. A perennial NFC playoff contender under Jim Harbaugh, the team suddenly lost its way and stumbled to an 8-8 finish thanks to their quarterback taking several steps back...
Via Total Sports Live
8 days ago  |  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...
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss

6 Reasons Why Niners Fans Shouldn’t Panic

View image | gettyimages.com Right now it is tough to be a Niner fan. Coach Harbaugh (the man who led the 49ers to three straight NFC Championship games) left along with arguably the best defensive coach in the game,Vic Fangio and the mastermind of the 49ers attack, Greg Roman. In replace of these tremendous three are Jim Tomsula, Eric Mangini and Geep Cryst. Before now these...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  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...
Via cover32
10 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Frustrated 49ers fans start Facebook group to get rid of team CEO Jed York

To say that the San Francisco 49ers have had a difficult offseason so far would be the understatement of the year… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 NFL teams stack up one week into free agency NFL Draft Preview: The 10 best edge pass rushers on the board Patrick Willis (and possibly Justin Smith) are retiring. Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson and Frank Gore have all...
Via cover32
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts players react to the Chris Borland

After one season in the NFL, Chris Borland has decided to walk away from the game at 24. He appeared in 14 games last season for the San Francisco 49ers, finishing with 107 total tackles, one sack, and two interceptions. He was expected to replace All Pro Patrick Willis, who retired earlier in the offseason. Borland became the first rookie in team history to intercept two passes...
Via cover32
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  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...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  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...
Via cover32
15 days ago  |  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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16 days ago  |  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...
Via This Given Sunday
17 days ago  |  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...
Via The Front Office News
17 days ago  |  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...
Via This Given Sunday
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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