PATRICK WILLIS NEWS

Are the 49ers going to rebuild or reload?

In the sports word, the term rebuild indicates that a team is going to forfeit short-term success for long-term contention. On the other hand, the term reload means that said team is undergoing a roster turnover in order to compete both short term and into the future. By now it’s not a secret that things are going to be changing for the San Francisco 49ers this upcoming offseason...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Police investigating Ray McDonald for alleged sexual assault

            Once again San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald is being investigated by San Jose Police, this time in relation to an alleged sexual assault that occurred Monday, reports CSN Bay Area. A search warrant was served to McDonald on Tuesday at Silver Creek Valley residence. From CSN Bay Area: On Tuesday at approximately...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Borland's rookie 49ers season likely over

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Linebacker Chris Borland's stellar rookie season for San Francisco is likely over. 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said ''it'd be a stretch right now'' for Borland to return from an ankle injury for the final two games. San Francisco (7-7) was eliminated from playoff contention in a 17-7 loss at Seattle on Sunday. The NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

10 injuries that have changed this season

More than any other sport, football sees injuries alter the fortunes of teams every season. Sure, baseball and hockey teams have key guys go down, but in the National Football League it is a weekly battle to avoid a crushing blow. This year has been no different, with some teams seeing more than their fair share of attrition. Below are the 10 players lost to injuries that most altered...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

10 injuries that have significantly altered the NFL season

More than any other sport, football sees injuries alter the fortunes of teams every season. Sure, baseball and hockey teams have key guys go down, but in the National Football League it is a weekly battle to avoid a crushing blow. This year has been no different, with some teams seeing more than their fair share of attrition. Below are the 10 players lost to injuries that most altered...
Via This Given Sunday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5 NFL players who could be traded in offseason

As the MLB hot stove takes over the sports world, we are reminded just how many trades take place in that league compared to others, especially the National Football League. With that said, certain situations arise which makes it possible for some big names to move around the football world. We saw this with Trent Richardson a couple years ago. Though, it must be noted that most...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers loved seeing Colin Kaepernick stand up to Raiders LB

              San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea says the team was happy to see quarterback Colin Kaepernick get in Sio Moore’s face at halftime last week. “I’m good,” the Raiders linebacker said to Kaepernick on the way to the locker room. “I hope you are,” Kaepernick answered. “I’m coming for you. I’m coming...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

5 takeaways from 49ers loss to Seahawks

The San Francisco 49ers’ playoff hopes took a huge hit after losing in ugly fashion, 19-3 to the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers are now 7-4 in a very crowded NFC playoff picture. Here are five takeaways from the loss. 5. Colin Kaepernick is overrated Kaepernick signed an extension in the offseason that reached six years and $126. That is awfully steep for a quarterback that doesn’t...
Via cover32 - 49ers
18 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Can’t Allow Seahawks to Eat Turkey On Logo

It is one thing to be embarrassed by the Seattle Seahawks on your own turf before a national television audience, it is another realizing Colin Kaepernick has regressed as spectacularly as Robert Griffin III over the past two years. And it is quite another for the National Broadcasting Corporation to set up shop on your team’s midfield logo and have Russell Wilson and Richard...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ahmad Brooks: ‘I did not quit on the team’

            San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks said Wednesday that he apologized to defensive line coach Jim Tomsula and his teammates for what he said during the team’s 16-10 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday. But he disputed reports that he benched himself. “It was an emotional reaction during the game...
Via Sports-Glory
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Fangio on Losing Patrick Willis: ‘You Just Don’t Replace a Guy Like That’

As good as rookie Chris Borland has been, he’s no Patrick Willis. Nobody understands that better than the San Francisco 49ers defensive mastermind/coordinator Vic Fangio. “Well it’s extremely difficult,” explained Fangio on the task of stepping in for the the six-time All-Pro. “Patrick’s got tremendous talent in all phases of defensive football both versus the run and...
Via BaySportsNet
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman may miss rest of season

            San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman could see his 2014 season end before it even started. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, theres is a “real possibility” that Bowman will moss the final seven games of the season due to a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. There’s a “real possibility” 49ers LB NaVorro...
Via Sports-Glory
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Injury Update: Patrick Willis placed on IR

San Francisco 49eers veteran LB Patrick Willis was placed on the Injured Reserve list on Monday due to a persisting left toe injury, ending his 2014 season permanently. Willis will soon undergo surgery in order to repair his toe.  The news was reported via the San Francisco 49ers team website early on Tuesday. According to 49ers.com, "Patrick Willis made that bitter, yet forward...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Season over for 49ers LB Patrick Willis

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Patrick Willis on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. The...
Via Athlon Sports
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis: “I feel like I have five or six more years of great football”

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, and he will undergo surgery on his strained left big toe. Willis, 29, turns 30 in January – an age that typically signifies the beginning of a decline in play. Willis, however, has no such fear that coupling the surgery with the injury is going to slow him down. A tweet from Steve...
Via Down and Distance
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis out for season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will miss the remainder of the season and require surgery for a strained muscle in his left big toe. Willis was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list Tuesday for the injury suffered in the third quarter at St. Louis on Oct. 13. ''It's very frustrating,'' Willis said. ''My teammates mean everything to me...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the San Francisco 49ers will make the playoffs in 2014

This has been a long season for the San Francisco 49ers. Navarro Bowman hasn’t returned from his torn ACL injury suffered from last year’s playoffs, Patrick Willis won’t return this season with a toe injury, and Aldon Smith hasn’t played this season due to suspension. There are non-stop rumors that Jim Harbaugh is disliked in the locker room and the head coach will be gone...
Via cover32 - 49ers
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: 49ers' Willis out for season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person with knowledge of the injury says San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will miss the remainder of the season and require surgery for a strained left big toe. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team hadn't announced details of Willis' status or any updates on what's next. A seven-time Pro Bowler, Willis has missed the...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers lose Patrick Willis for the season

The San Francisco 49ers will likely not have linebacker Patrick Willis for the rest of the season. Willis, 29, has been sidelined since spraining a toe on his left foot in Week 6. Now it appears he will miss the rest of the season. Willis is said to need surgery. Following up on @JayGlazer scoop from Sunday, sources tell @FOXSports1 49ers LB Patrick Willis (toe) likely to get season...
Via Tireball.com
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers lose Patrick Willis for the season

The San Francisco 49ers will be without linebacker Patrick Willis for the final seven games of the regular season after placing the seven-time Pro Bowler on injured reserve Tuesday. Source: The 49ers are placing LB Patrick Willis on season-ending injured reserve. — Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 11, 2014   This is a horrible blow to a team that needs to win as many...
Via Sportsnaut
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis out for season, expected to have surgery

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will likely undergoes season-ending surgery, FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo has learned. The playmaking linebacker had missed the 49ers' last three games with a big toe injury. Willis, who was third on the team with 49 tackles when he was injured, thought he could return this season. "It's all about being able to know how much pain you can...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Patrick Willis likely to have toe surgery

San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker Patrick Willis missed his third consecutive game on Sunday with turf toe. He is likely to have season ending surgery on his toe. Following up on @JayGlazer scoop from Sunday, sources tell @FOXSports1 49ers LB Patrick Willis (toe) likely to get season-ending surgery. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 11, 2014 Willis injured his toe...
Via cover32
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patrick Willis To Undergo Season Ending Toe Surgery

The 49ers playoff run just got a little more difficult. According to Mike Garafolo, 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis will miss the remainder of the season to have surgery on his injured toe. Following up on @JayGlazer scoop from Sunday, sources tell @FOXSports1 49ers LB Patrick Willis (toe) likely to get season-ending surgery. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 11, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Leader Patrick Willis Will Likely Undergo Season Ending Surgery

#457411098 / gettyimages.com Patrick Willis.  Navorro Bowman. Aldon Smith. Three top NFL defensive players on one time, who have been injured for the 49ers, and who have been close to returning to the team.  Aldon Smith was officially reinstated today by the NFL and was at 49ers practice today.  Now, the next bit of news has escaped from the 49ers clubhouse.   This however...
Via TopSportsReport
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith returns from suspension

            San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been reinstated from his nine-game suspension. #49ers LB Aldon Smith is officially reinstated from his 9-game suspension. There is a walk-thru today and he’ll participate. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 11, 2014   The 25-year-old Smith was suspended the nine...
Via Sports-Glory
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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