49ERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Colin Kaepernick headed to free agency after this season

From the sounds of it, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will void his contract next offseason and enter free agency. It’s not exactly what the 49ers want to hear with Kaepernick playing better than usual as of late, but it makes sense for the quarterback to see what else is out there. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the news and provided context, which suggests...
Via The Sports Daily
43 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kaepernick to opt out of contract, become free agent

Colin Kaepernick is reportedly planning to opt out of his contract after the 2016 season and become a free agent. Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers agreed to a restructured contract earlier in the year, and the new deal includes a player option for 2017 and a guarantee that the Niners cannot use the franchise tag on him. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kaepernick will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The 49ers’ biggest 2017 draft needs, ranked

The 49ers are careening down the stretch and instead of playoff position, this team is angling for draft position. With that in mind, we thought we would get an early jump on team needs. Here we go.
Via Niner Insider
3 hours ago

49ers Film Room: Mid Season Run Defense

In the preseason, we previewed the potential schematic issues in the San Francisco 49ers run defense under defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil, which turned out to be prescient. Today, we’ll look at a new and improved run defense. Throught the first eight games, the 49ers run defense surrendered 193 yards per game, allowing a 100 yard […] 49ers Film Room: Mid Season Run Defense...
Via Niner Noise
13 hours ago

Who Are the Building Blocks on the 49ers’ Roster?

The 49ers’ roster lacks talent, but does have pieces the team can build around going forward, here we identify those players. It is not news that the 49ers are a talent-poor team. If it were not the case, then San Francisco would have a much better record than the 1-10 mark the team currently possesses. […] Who Are the Building Blocks on the 49ers’ Roster? - Niner Noise - Niner...
Via Niner Noise
19 hours ago

Mark Helfrich admits he reached out to Chip Kelly weeks before Oregon fired him

Mark Helfrich could read the writing on the wall weeks before he was fired as Oregon’s head coach. And he even reached out to Chip Kelly to ease the awkwardness in case the San Francisco 49ers’ head coach had any desire to return to the Ducks.Helfrich, who was fired by Oregon on Tuesday after four seasons leading the program, was on Kelly’s coaching staff before Kelly left...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Helfrich, Kelly spoke about possibility of Kelly returning to Oregon

In the rare event that Chip Kelly decides to leave the NFL and head back to Oregon, he has the blessing of the man he would be replacing. Mark Helfrich, who was fired by Oregon earlier this week following a 4-8 season, served as the offensive coordinator for the Ducks for three seasons from 2009 through 2012 while Kelly was the head coach. In an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Russillo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greg Calcagno, St. Francis Head Coach, selected as the 49ers 2016 High School Coach of the Year

The San Francisco 49ers name Saint Francis Head Coach Greg Calcagno, the 49ers 2016 Coach of the Year.
Via 49ers.com
1 day ago

49ers Improved Run Defense to Be Tested against Chicago Bears

In the past three games, the 49ers have kept opponents under the 100-yard mark on two occasions, including last week’s 95 yards allowed to the Dolphins.
Via 49ers.com
1 day ago

4 Player Updates from 49ers Head Coach Chip Kelly

The San Francisco 49ers head coach provided updates on four key players going into Sunday’s matchup against the Bears.
Via 49ers.com
1 day ago

Kaepernick selling Bay Area home amid career resurgence

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is selling his Bay Area home as he starts to heat up on the gridiron and his NFL future remains a huge question mark. According to Neal J. Leitereg of the Los Angeles Times, Kaepernick is selling his 4,600 square foot, four-bedroom home in San Jose, Calif. He initially purchased the home for $2.7 million four years ago and is asking...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers DT Chris Jones earning more playing time

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Chris Jones provided a nice boost to the defense last week and coach Chip Kelly said the third-year player has earned more playing time. Jones helped the 49ers hold Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi to just 45 yards on 18 carries in Jones' first start and first game being active since being signed on Nov. 8 to replace...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly addresses rumors about Oregon coaching vacancy

Oregon fired its head football coach on Tuesday after a disastrous 4-8 season. The 1-10 San Francisco 49ers are in the middle of a disastrous season of their own. You see where this is going, right? Naturally, the rumors that Chip Kelly could be interested in heading back to Oregon have begun flying around once again. And just like the last time he was asked about calling it quits...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaepernick showing improvement for 49ers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) San Francisco 49ers tight end Vance McDonald remembers quarterback Colin Kaepernick leading the team to the NFC championship game in 2013 with his ability to make plays all over the field. McDonald feels as if Kaepernick is starting to regain that form and the confidence that comes with playing every week after being selected as the starter in Week 6 against...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers GM Trent Baalke feels bad for 49ers fans

The man responsible for putting a competitive product on the field for the San Francisco 49ers, general manager Trent Baalke, isn’t doing a great job these days. He seems to have a firm grasp on the reality of the situation and shockingly told KNBR 680-AM last weekend that he feels bad for fans. Heck, he’s not even sure if staying positive is the right stance to take right...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kiko Alonso rips ‘ignorant’ Kaepernick over Castro talk

Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso says “bad blood” now exists between himself and Colin Kaepernick over the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s comments related to Cuba and Fidel Castro, who died away last week. “He’s ignorant,” Alonso said of Kaepernick. Alonso, whose father is a Cuban exile, criticized Kaepernick for the Castro comments after the Dolphins’ 31...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers search for positives following 10th straight loss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Ever since the season opener, the results for the San Francisco 49ers haven't changed each week: 10 straight losses for the worst skid in franchise history. With the playoffs, a winning record and just about any positive now officially out of reach this season, the 49ers (1-10) are left searching for any signs of progress that could provide optimism for...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Report Card: Week 12

In heartbreaking fashion, the San Francisco 49ers narrowly conceded their franchise-record 10th straight loss on Sunday in a tight matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Here’s how the 49ers did this week: Offense Colin Kaepernick turned in another solid performance, this one arguably his best of the season. Kaepernick connected with nine different receivers for 296 yards, including...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The bright spots on a struggling San Francisco 49ers team

Another week of San Francisco 49ers’ football is in the books and the result was what most people expected it would be, a loss. The 49ers faced a desperate Arizona Cardinals team that has struggled as of late. Although the 49ers effort resulted in a loss, they had several players who displayed solid performances, who almost guided their team to a win. Let’s take a look at who...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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