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49ERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Could the sky once again be falling for the San Francisco 49ers?

Whispers of discontent have already begun to make their way into the media regarding the San Francisco 49ers, but do they hold any water or are they simply baseless speculation? It started when the team cut 34-year old Darnell Docket, the three-time Pro Bowler who was brought in to supposedly take over for Justin Smith. The veteran defensive lineman had sent out a cryptic tweet the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

49ers cut DL Darnell Dockett, 5 others

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Darnell Dockett and five other players. The 49ers also released linebacker Philip Wheeler, safety Craig Dahl, offensive linemen Joe Looney and Patrick Miller, and receiver Issac Blakeney on Friday to leave 69 players on the roster. San Francisco needs to cut down to 53 by Saturday. Dockett was one of...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Darnell Dockett Cut By 49ers, Joins Other High Profile Players Let Go By NFL Teams

With the preseason schedule now in the books, NFL teams have to do the difficult task of cutting their rosters down to 53 players by the end of the weekend. And so far, the cuts have begun with some high profile names. The San Francisco 49ers parted ways with a defensive lineman they had picked up from a NFC West rival: The #49ers have released DT Darnell Dockett, source said. Could...
Via Gamedayr
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers outlook on receiving corps

The pre-season is finally over and fans can look forward to games that count. Unfortunately for San Francisco 49ers fans, this could be a long year as the starting offense failed to score a touchdown in the pre-season.  This is disappointing considering how much money was spent on Torrey Smith, and reports of how Kaepernick improved. The wide receiver and tight end group will play...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

3 reasons the San Francisco 49ers shouldn’t be counted out

The San Francisco 49ers for the past three seasons have been a team that was expected to be a playoff team, and a Super Bowl contender. Those expectations are no longer, if you listen to the outside media. The 49ers have an over/under number of 7 according to most Las Vegas odds, which is the lowest it’s been in about 4 years. This is a team that has lost many starters on the defensive...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Tomsula disputes report Jarryd Hayne has made 49ers

Jarryd Hayne has impressed everyone this summer, but that doesn’t mean he has already been guaranteed a spot on the San Francisco 49ers final roster, despite a report to the contrary. An Australian rugby columnist who goes by the Twitter handle “The Mole” put out information that Hayne had been told he was already assured a roster spot. BREAKING BIG SCOOP…Jarryd Hayne...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Center Daniel Kilgore placed on reserve/PUP list

Daniel Kilgore's return to the football field remains uncertain.According to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, the 49ers are expected to place Kilgore on the reserve/physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Such a move means Kilgore won't be playing for at least the first six weeks of the 2015 season. The four-year veteran started seven games in 2014 before suffering a broken leg that...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Australian television want 49ers to showcase Jarryd Hayne

One of the great stories of the NFL preseason has been the journey of former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne and his quest to make an NFL roster with the San Francisco 49ers.  The 2-time National Rugby League Player of the Year has already shined brightly throughout the preseason with a few highlight-reel plays and quickly become a fan favorite with plays like this....
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos, 49ers get into skirmish after Reggie Bush endures crushing hit (video)

Week 3 of the NFL preseason serves as the unofficial dress rehearsal for most teams, so players and coaches tend to get pretty fired up. Look at what happened on Saturday night between the Ravens and Redskins, for example, when head coaches John Harbaugh and Jay Gruden got into it. It didn’t take long for the 49ers and Broncos to get into a heated skirmish, either. During the first...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Broncos defender drops Reggie Bush, skirmish ensues

Washington and Baltimore weren’t the only two NFL teams that ended up pushing and shoving during Saturday’s preseason action. As it turns out, business picked up big time during the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos. Less than three minutes into Saturday’s game, 49ers running back Reggie Bush ran to the right and met up with Broncos defensive back Aqib...
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2015

San Francisco was once considered an illustrious franchise known as the Gold Standard or Example of Excellence within the NFL. The Patriots have since taken over that title, but the 49ers still have a storied franchise that can never be forgotten about. They have had their share of fantastic running backs including, the Great Roger Craig and still active Frank Gore. Craig was the...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Davis: Jim Harbaugh coddled 49ers off the field

It’s no secret the San Francisco 49ers are dealing with one of the worst stretches of off-field problems in recent memory. Following the latest incident involving Ahmad Brooks, former 49ers cornerback Eric Davis, now with NFL Network, revealed Jim Harbaugh’s “coddling” approach to off-field issues could have been a big contributor to the franchise’s current issues. Davis...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days 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
8 days 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
8 days 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Martin opens up about depression, suicide attempts

    Jonathan Martin announced last month that he is retiring from football. The former NFL offensive lineman reportedly needed back surgery and may not have been able to play in 2015, but it sounds like that wasn’t the only reason he decided to hang up the spikes. While much has been reported about Martin since the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal erupted two years ago,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers game-by-game predictions for 2015 (Part 1)

The San Francisco 49ers new era is about to kick off as they try to exceed some very-low preseason expectations. It’ll be interesting to see how Jim Tomsula replaces Jim Harbaugh, if Colin Kaepernick can finally get to the next level and how the 49ers can replace the key veterans that they lost during the offseason. It will surely be something worth watching. Here are my predictions...
Via cover32
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: can Jarryd Hayne revitalize offense?

  Former rugby all-star Jarryd Hayne, potential starting fullback for San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers have suffered a devastating offseason plagued with injury, retirement, and an overall loss of core players. Since the conclusion of the 2014 season, the 49ers have not only parted ways with former head coach Jim Harbaugh, but they’ve also lost linebackers Patrick...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players who can propel the San Francisco 49ers into the playoffs in 2015

The San Francisco 49ers dismal offseason started with Jim Harbaugh taking his talents to Ann Arbor and ended with the release of talented, yet troubled, linebacker Aldon Smith. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up in terms of general interest Fantasy Preview: The top-75 WRs for 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s best fan bases Five Things: What we learned during week two...
Via cover32
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 49ers lineman scores fat guy touchdown after INT

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Mike Purcell did what most lineman dream of in Sunday’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. In the second quarter of the exhibition game, Cowboys QB Dustin Vaughan tried to hit tight end Gavin Escobar, who was coming open over the middle. Purcell attempted to bat the ball down, but managed to take things one step further. He picked off...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: San Francisco 49ers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the San Francisco 49ers. 2014 in a nutshell: Distracted by controversy surrounding off-field incidents and head coach Jim Harbaugh’s worsening relationship with the team, a squad that went to the conference title game in 2011, 2012 and 2013 wins just...
Via This Given Sunday
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith, addiction and the importance of empathy

Hello, my name is Mike Craven and I’m an addict. It took me a long time to admit that out loud to my friends, my family and, most importantly, myself. Addiction is an embarrassing cycle that changes the life of everyone involved, not just the user. It affects work, relationships, decisions and so much more. Former San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith’s most recent relapse cost him...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Smith, Kaepernick got into fight at practice

Aldon Smith and Colin Kaepernick got into a fight at 49ers camp this week, possibly over a girl, according to a new report. Smith was released by San Francisco Friday following his third arrest for DUI since 2012. TMZ reports that the sack master got into a fight with Kaepernick on the field during practice Tuesday and teammates had to pull them apart. TMZ also says Smith broke...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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