SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS NEWS

NaVorro Bowman: It doesn’t really take two hours to get knee ready to play

After Peter King reported that NaVorro Bowman needs two hours to get his surgically repaired knee ready for action, the San Francisco 49ers linebacker felt the need to set the record straight. After reading King’s column, many might have wondered if Bowman might be coming back too soon—a notion he utterly rejects. “I’m just a perfectionist,” Bowman said (h/t Matt Maiocco...
Via Sportsnaut
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

DirecTV’s latest ad featuring Randy Moss mocks height

DirecTV has had success with a campaign which pits a celebrity or athlete (who have DirecTV) vs alter-egos of themselves (who have cable). Think Tony Romo and Arts & Craftsy Tony Romo or Rob Lowe & Meathead Rob Lowe. It’s supposed to be a parody of the famous person who’s front-lining the ad. So far, the company has had success with the spots, but came under fire for...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Elway talks up Colin Kaepernick: ‘I’ve always liked Colin’

John Elway is a big fan of Colin Kaepernick. The Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers held their final joint practice on Thursday, after which Elway addressed the media. One of the questions shot at the Hall of Famer was what he thinks about quarterback Kaepernick (via the team’s official website): “I’ve always liked Colin,” said Elway. ”I think he’s very athletic...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five fantasy football players who could ruin your team

Hot names don’t always lead to fantasy football championships. For those waiting for the of the preseason to finish out before drafting in your fantasy football league, here are five guys bound to bring your team down this season. Carlos Hyde, running back San Francisco 49ers Hyde faces a legitimate threat to his fantasy production with pass-catching running back Reggie Bush in...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Martin scores deal to write memoir

Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir. Atria Books editor Todd Hunter told The Associated Press on Thursday that the publisher has agreed to terms with Martin for "The Courage To Walk Away," co-written by Hilary Beard. Hunter says the book is tentatively scheduled for spring 2017...
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Former Dolphin Jonathan Martin working on memoir

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir. Atria Books editor Todd Hunter told The Associated Press on Thursday that the publisher has agreed to terms with Martin for "The Courage To Walk Away," co-written by Hilary Beard. Hunter says the book is tentatively scheduled...
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Former Dolphin Jonathan Martin working on memoir

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir. Atria Books editor Todd Hunter told The Associated Press on Thursday that the publisher has agreed to terms with Martin for "The Courage To Walk Away," co-written by Hilary Beard. Hunter says the book is tentatively scheduled...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Former NFLer Jonathan Martin working on memoir

NEW YORK (AP) Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir. Atria Books editor Todd Hunter told The Associated Press on Thursday that the publisher has agreed to terms with Martin for ''The Courage To Walk Away,'' co-written by Hilary Beard. Hunter says the book is tentatively scheduled...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bowman: ‘Frustrating’ to lose Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks

Every time the San Francisco 49ers’ offseason seems to have hit rock bottom, another story takes the team even deeper, and linebacker NaVorro Bowman is understandably frustrated. According to NFL Media’s James Palmer, the 27-year-old Bowman is particularly annoyed with losing fellow linebacker Ahmad Brooks and defensive end Aldon Smith. Bowman said: “It’s frustrating...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers GM: Ahmad Brooks remains on the team

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke says embattled linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been excused from the team but remains on the roster ''on a day-to-day-situation.'' Brooks was sent home from Denver on Thursday morning after a Santa Clara County grand jury charged him with misdemeanor sexual battery. The 49ers are practicing with the Broncos in advance...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

GM Trent Baalke: Ahmad Brooks 'is still a member of this team'

Ahmad Brooks' future with the 49ers remains unclear going forward. A day after being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, Brooks was sent home. "Obviously when you're in a situation like this, it's important that you get back to your family," 49ers GM Trent Baalke said, via ESPN. "It's also important for him to start taking care of business on his end. And it's our job to stay...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

GM: 49ers' Brooks still on roster on a 'day-to-day' basis

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke says embattled linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been excused from the team but remains on the roster "on a day-to-day-situation." Brooks was sent home from Denver on Thursday morning after a Santa Clara County grand jury charged him with misdemeanor sexual battery. The 49ers are practicing with the Broncos in advance of their preseason...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning has 'lot of respect' for NaVorro Bowman

It looks like NaVorro Bowman has made a lasting impression on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, even in such a short time span. Per Joe Fann of 49ers.com, Bowman "was all over the field" making plays during the teams' first joint practice.  However, it was a long road to get back to where Bowman is now. Surgery, recovery, rehab. Nineteen months elapsed before Bowman finally...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Are The Odds Patrick Willis Will Come Out Of Retirement This Season?

The football loving free world was caught off-guard when San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis announced that he was retiring. He was only 30 and at the top of his game, but he wanted to call it a day while he could still remember walking away. As much as fans hated it, his logic was hard to argue with--but what's to say he will not come back?Lots of guys walk away early...
Via FatManWriting
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bills, Chiefs, Ravens, & Steelers

49ers 49ers GM Trent Baalke told reporters that OLB Ahmad Brooks returned to California this morning, and there has been  no decision has been made on long-term future with the team. (Eric Branch) Bills Bills HC Rex Ryan named EJ Manuel the starter for Saturday’s game against the Steelers. Chiefs Adam Teicher believes former No. 1 overall ... The post NFL...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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49ers GM: ‘Ahmad Brooks is still a member of this team’

The San Francisco 49ers are standing by outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor sexual battery. Brooks will not take part in the 49ers’ exhibition game Saturday night against the Denver Broncos. But 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Thursday morning that Brooks remains a member of the team. “Ahmad is still a member of this team,...
Via Sports-Glory
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers’ Brooks Indicted

The San Francisco 49ers have suffered many blows throughout the offseason and it seems as if it hasn’t come to an end. The 49ers presumed starting outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been indicted on sexual battery charges filed back in May. The same accusing victim also accused former 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald of rape, which ultimately led to the termination of his contract...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers make mockery of ‘winning with class’ in handling Brooks

By Jesse Reed The San Francisco 49ers made a huge mistake by keeping Ahmad Brooks on the roster throughout this offseason, despite his alleged involvement in a sexual assault case with former teammate Ray McDonald. Both men have been indicted in the same incident. McDonald has been charged with rape, while Brooks is being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on the same woman...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers send Ahmad Brooks home after sexual battery charge

The San Francisco 49ers offseason from Hell continued on Wednesday when the team announced they had sent linebacker Ahmad Brooks home following his recent charge for misdemeanor sexual battery. The team is in Denver, conducting joint practices with the Denver Broncos in anticipation of their upcoming preseason game this Saturday from Mile High Stadium, and Brooks was sent on a plane...
Via EndZoneScore
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former 49er Ray McDonald Indicted On Rape Charge; Ahmad Brooks Charged

SAN FRANCISCO — A Santa Clara County grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person. The announcement came Wednesday, with the indictment stemming from an incident Dec. 15 at McDonald’s home. Current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks also has been charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ray McDonald indicted for rape; Ahmad Brooks charged for sexual battery

    Things just got very real for a couple of football players. 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, while former 49ers DT Ray McDonald was indicted for rape by a grand jury over an incident involving the same woman, Santa Clara County prosecutors announced Wednesday. The alleged incidents took place at a party at McDonald’s house...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Grand jury indicts former 49er Ray McDonald on rape charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A Santa Clara County grand jury has indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person. The announcement came Wednesday, with the indictment stemming from an incident last Dec. 15 at McDonald's home. Current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has also been charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers’ Ahmad Brooks Indicted

By David Barclay | davidbarclay@baysportsnet.comFollow @DjamesIII SANTA CLARA — And the hits keep coming. 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been indicted by a grand jury, charged with a single count of misdemeanor sexual assault, stemming from an incident at the home of former teammate Ray McDonald in December. McDonald has also been charged with one count of raping an...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ray McDonald & 49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks Indicted

According to Tracey Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury News, former 49ers DE Ray McDonald has been indicted on one count of raping an intoxicated woman after a party that took place at his residence back in December of last year. Current 49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks has also been indicted on one count of misdemeanor sexual battery against the same woman at the ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coaching staff pleased with Kendall Hunter's progress

Carlos Hyde is expected to be the starting back for the 49ers come Week 1.But could Kendall Hunter possibly challenge for that role? During the team's joint practice with the Broncos, it was Hunter who got the first carry in the backfield. “I’ve got to take advantage of every opportunity, every time I touch the ball,” Hunter said, via the San Jose Mercury News.Hunter has...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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