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Report: 49ers not expected to pick up Aldon Smith’s option

The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on linebacker Aldon Smith’s contract, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith’s contract, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2014 The 49ers have until May 3 to decide. Smith has been involved in several off-the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith taken into custody at LAX

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was detained at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon after he indicated he was in possession of a bomb. Smith was not identified by police as the man they detained but general manager Trent Baalke issued a statement confirming it: ”We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Colin Kaepernick investigated for sexual assault

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick is is being investigated for a possible sexual assault at a hotel in Miami, reports TMZ Sports. According to TMZ, the possible assault happened at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier this month. 49ers general manager Trent Baalke issued this statement to TMZ: ”The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers in ideal spot to draft, groom an inside linebacker

“Some say that it’s a dying position.” “Run stuffers are out; guys who can cover the field from sideline to sideline are in.” Those are just a couple things that Buck Stanton of cover32 said about the inside linebacker position Monday as he ranked the top 10 ILBs in this year’s NFL draft. And it’s true. Job duties for inside linebackers are changing as the league becomes...
Via cover32 - 49ers
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman ahead of schedule: Knee ‘feels great’

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman is happy to be walking without crutches or the aid of another person. Bowman tore his ACL during the 49ers loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. “Look at me, I’m walking,” Bowman said to the San Jose Mercury News. “So, that’s good enough, man. I’m not really thinking about practice or anything. I...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: 49ers interested in CB Champ Bailey?

With cornerback Chris Culliver facing misdemeanor and felony hit-and-run, felony possession of brass knuckles and felony reckless driving, the San Francisco 49ers could be interested in signing veteran Champ Bailey. From Kevin Lynch of SFGate.com: “The 49ers are likely to spend one or even two of their six picks in rounds one through three on corners. They also could delve into...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers CB Chris Culliver arrested for hit-run, brass knuckles

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is facing felony charges. Culliver was arrested Friday in San Jose for striking a bicyclist, reckless driving causing an injury, felony possession of brass knuckles and misdemeanor hit and run for the striking the witness’ vehicle, KTVU reported. According to the report, An eyewitness saw the accident and followed Culliver’s vehicle...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers GM: Goal is to extend Colin Kaepernick before training camp

The San Francisco 49ers want to extend Colin Kapernick’s contract before the 2014 season begins. General manager Trent Baalke told reporters at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla., that the team’s goal is to have a deal done before the opening of training camp in late-July. “We’re going to work extremely hard, very diligently in trying to get something done prior...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers officially cut CB Carlos Rogers

The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that they have released cornerback Carlos Rogers to clear more than $6 million in salary cap room. Rogers, 32, signed with the 49ers in 2011 after spending six seasons in Washington with the Redskins. Rogers, he ninth overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, recorded 185 tackles, 33 pass breakups, nine interceptions and three fumble recoveries...
Via Sports-Glory
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 free agent LBs: 49ers are set, but you should read up

Our editors at cover32 unveiled their list of the top 10 free agent linebackers Monday. Let’s cut to the chase: The 49ers don’t need any of them. And they certainly don’t need to tinker with their linebacking corps — Aldon Smith, NaVorro Bowman, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks. It is, hands down, the best in football. Age may become a factor sooner than later for Willis, who...
Via cover32 - 49ers
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

John Madden on 49ers situation: ‘It’s a lot easier to get a suit than it is to get a coach’

Former NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden thinks if the day comes when the San Francisco 49ers have to choose between coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke, the owner should dump Baalke. “Jim Harbaugh has done a great job of coaching in the NFL no matter how you put it,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “Getting to three championship games in a...
Via Sports-Glory
February 28, 2014  |  3 Comments

Jim Harbaugh: Never underestimate NaVorro Bowman, but midseason return likely

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday that he wouldn’t be surprised if NaVorro Bowman returned in time for the first game of the season. But Harbaugh doesn’t expect 49ers linebacker to be back until midseason. “I wouldn’t count NaVorro Bowman out of anything,”Jim Harbaugh said today, via the Sacramento Bee. “He’s a supreme athlete, a world-class athlete...
Via Sports-Glory
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Medical expert: NaVorro Bowman could play at start of 49ers’ season

ESPN medical expert Stephania Bell says it’s possible that San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman could be ready play at the start of the season. Bowman tore his ACL in the NFC title game Jan. 19. “It’s possible that he’s ready, we certainly know better to think it’s impossible,” Bell said to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com. “But I wouldn’t be surprised if he...
Via Sports-Glory
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

What to expect from Bowman, 49ers linebackers in 2014

The 49ers have a star-studded defense with names like Patrick Willis, Aldon and Justin Smith, and Ahmad Brooks just to name a few. But NaVorro Bowman may be the best, and most important player out of all of them. With back-to-back seasons being named to the AP’s first-team All-Pro squad and leading the team in tackles, he is entering the prime of his career at age 25. Bowman continued...
Via cover32 - 49ers
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers’ Patrick Willis has thumb surgery

San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker, Patrick Willis, had surgery to repair his injured left thumb, reports Josh Alper of NBCSports.  The busted digit kept Willis from playing in this year's Pro-Bowl.Willis took to Instagram to post pictures of the cast on his left hand, which is the result of recent thumb surgery.  It is unclear when Willis injured his thumb.  Willis was...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis recently underwent thumb surgery

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee,  49ers linebacker Patrick Willis recently underwent thumb surgery. Add Patrick Willis to the list of 49ers getting off-season tune-ups. The 49ers’ inside linebacker had recent surgery on his left thumb and is now in a cast, as recent photos from his Instagram account show and as a league source confirmed. As you can see from the...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis had surgery on thumb

Add Patrick Willis to the list of 49ers getting off-season tune-ups. The 49ers' inside linebacker had recent surgery on his left thumb and is now in a cast, as recent photos from his Instagram account show and as a league source confirmed. Hand injuries have been Willis' Achilles' heel, so to speak. When he broke a bone in his right hand during a pass-rushing drill in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Posluszny Replaces Patrick Willis on Pro Bowl Roster

The Jacksonville Jaguars will have one player representing them in Honolulu when the Pro Bowl is held next week.Paul Posluszny, the team’s defensive leader and one of the leaders in tackles in the NFL, was named to the Pro Bowl roster when San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis withdrew from the game.This is the first time that Posluszny has been picked for the honor...
Via Football Nation
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny to replace Patrick Willis in Pro Bowl

The Jaguars will have a representative in the Pro Bowl after all. Linebacker Paul Posluszny will replace injured 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis in Sunday's game in Honolulu, according to the team's website. Posluszny, a seven-year veteran, will be making his first appearance in the game. "I'm glad we have the opportunity to go, and I'm glad the Jaguars can say...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Navorro Bowman early diagnosis is torn ACL

According to San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh in his post-game press conference, the 49ers fully expect that linebacker Navorro Bowman will be diagnosed with a torn ACL. Bowman suffered the injury after forcing a fumble and having his leg pinned underneath the pile. This is a very tough injury to have occur at this point in the season and will likely force him to miss...
Via Sports-Glory
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis: No postseason regrets

Whether the San Francisco 49ers beat the Carolina Panthers or not, linebacker Patrick Willis won’t have any regrets. “Someday, when I leave this game, I don’t want to look back and say, ‘I wish I would have given a little more. I wish I would have played harder this game,’” Willis told 49ers.com. “I just want to go out there and give it everything I got when the clock...
Via Sports-Glory
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis: ‘Win by any means necessary’

The San Francisco 49ers will continue their quest for a sixth Super Bowl in Carolina. Colin Kaepernick’s 227 yards passing and 98 yards rushing, plus a clutch right leg of Phil Dawson allowed the 49ers to advance to an NFC Divisional Playoff game against the second-seeded Carolina Panthers. The 49ers edged the Green Bay Packers 23-20 Sunday at Lambeau Field to set up a rematch...
Via Sports-Glory
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers beat Packers to keep Super Bowl hopes alive

Phil Dawson’s 33-yard field goal as time expired kept the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl hopes alive. Colin Kaepernick threw for 227 yards and ran for another 98 to lead the 49ers past the Green Bay Packers 23-20 on Sunday night in a cold NFC wild-card game at Lambeau Field. “Our guys have done this before,” Jim Harbaugh said postgame of the late-game back-and-forth. ...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana on Colin Kaepernick: 'He's definitely talented'

San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana thinks Colin Kaepernick should continue to take snaps under center. “He’s trying to transition from an offense that relies on him running the ball to one that tries to keeps him in the pocket,” Montana said Thursday afternoon on 95.7 The Game’s “Wheelhouse” show. “He’s definitely talented enough to do it and...
Via Sports-Glory
December 06, 2013  |  2 Comments

San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Willis – Man Of Gold

Patrick Willis is one of the best inside linebackers in the NFL. His play has been superb since his first year in the NFL. Willis is also a very good leader. It seems like he always says the right things at the right time. His ability to be such a leader is the result of his having to do so throughout his difficult upbringing. “The greater the struggle, the greater the glory.”...
Via BaySportsNet
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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