49ERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Key Position Battles Will Determine 49ers Fate in 2016

The 49ers, for their lack of significant talent or depth, have only a few unsettled spots in their presumptive opening day starting lineup. That of course is led by the quarterback position where new head coach Chip Kelly will make his first critical move of his 49er tenure. The battle is obviously contingent upon Colin Kaepernick being healthy and actually on the roster, but could...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

From the Gridiron with the 49ers to Tech Start-Up

Throughout much of the 2000s, the San Francisco 49ers finished towards the cellar of the NFC West Division. After an eight-year spell vanquished from the playoffs, the drought ended through the emergence of young quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The defense was anchored by linebacker Patrick Willis. A two-time collegiate All-American at Ole Miss, Willis embarked on an NFL career many...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers owner Jed York speaks out against N. Carolina LGBT law

According to a report by Matt Maiocco of CSNbayarea.com, San Francisco CEO Jed York made a generous $75,000 donation to Equality NC, an organization that is seeking equal rights for LGBT laws. York is in North Carolina attending the NFL owners meetings. Per the report, York also urged North Carolina’s governor to repeal the controversial law that was recently passed. “The...
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Maurice Jones-Drew: Chip Kelly 'destroyed the Eagles'

After a tumultuous 2015 season in Philadelphia, the Eagles fired former head coach Chip Kelly. Someone obviously on board with that decision is ex-running back and NFL Network analyst, Maurice Jones-Drew. When reporters with TMZ Sports caught up with Jones-Drew, the running back did not hold back on his opinion when asked about what he thinks of Kelly as the new coach of the San...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Top 5 offensive players

The San Francisco 49ers head into the 2016 season without much to show for on the offensive side of the ball.  Last years’ 31st ranked offense did very little in free agency to improve.  They added mediocre at best offensive lineman Zane Beadles.  In the draft the 49ers used six of their eleven selections on offensive players, but only first round pick Joshua Garnett is expected...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will a Contending NFL Team Sign Anquan Boldin for the 2016 Season?

Veteran receiver Anquan Boldin is currently completing a mission trip in Haiti while his NFL free agency is still being resolved. Boldin has had a relatively quiet market this past offseason outside of a visit with the Washington Redskins. Boldin could be a solid veteran addition for a competing team such as the Seattle Seahawks. With the San Francisco 49ers, Boldin finished 2015...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Code-hopper Hayne playing for Fiji in London 7s

LONDON (AP) Former rugby league and NFL player Jarryd Hayne has been drafted by a Fiji squad looking to confirm a second straight rugby sevens world series triumph at Twickenham this weekend. Fiji confirmed Hayne on Friday for his rugby sevens international debut, as an injury replacement for Vatemo Ravouvou. Hayne, an Australian, retired from the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anquan Boldin likely to not sign with 49ers for 2016 season

For the past three seasons, Anquan Boldin was the San Francisco 49ers’ top wideout. But now, it appears that there is no longer any love between the 49ers and currently unsigned free agent Anquan Boldin, via CSN Bay Area. Boldin and 49ers coach Chip Kelly have not even spoken to each other since early this year, back in the month of February. The team seems to be totally uninterested...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 49ers PA man suing team for age discrimination

A stadium announcer who used to work home games for the San Francisco 49ers is suing the team for age discrimination. Bob Sarlatte, who worked as the Niners’ PA man from 1984 through 2014, alleges that the organization fired him because of his age. According to TMZ, Sarlatte claims he was terminated not long after 49ers CEO Jed York began a “campaign to terminate the older senior...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

5 players more crucial to the 49ers' success than Colin Kaepernick

In the span of three years, the San Francisco 49ers have gone from a team to beat in the NFC, to a squad everyone wants to have on their schedule. A big reason for that was the departure of Jim Harbaugh, who was the driving force behind the franchise's run of three straight runs deep into the playoffs from 2011 to 2013.The second reason? Colin Kaepernick. He's suffered a fall from...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick not falling behind in 49ers’ QB race

Colin Kaepernick has not yet been cleared to practice after having surgeries on his shoulder, knee and thumb, but San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly insists the quarterback is making up for it with his work off the field. On Tuesday, Kelly told reporters that Kaepernick is not falling behind in the quarterback competition. “He’s great in the classroom,” Kelly said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reporter: 49ers owner stuck him with $2K dinner bill over lost bet

A word to the wise: Don’t ever make a friendly bet with Jed York, because the San Francisco 49ers owner and CEO will hold you to it. On a recent episode of his podcast “The TK Show,” Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News told a story about the time Jed York forced him to pick up a $2,100 dinner tab. It all started when Kawakami had become increasingly critical of the York...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Top areas of improvement needed this off season

The San Francisco 49ers were a really bad team last season.  When you finish with a record of 5-11, there are probably multiple units on your team that suck.  Last season the 49ers had two, with the passing offense finishing the season ranked 29th and the run defense finishing 29th as well.  Those are the top areas the 49ers must improve on.  Strides were taking in the off season...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarryd Hayne retires from NFL after one season

San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne retired from the National Football League on Sunday after just one season with the team. The former rugby superstar made waves around the world of football last summer by showing himself to be more than capable of handling special teams duties during the preseason. However, Hayne rarely played during the regular season, eventually...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Anquan Boldin still a free agent?

One of the highlights from the recent NFL Draft was reigning Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Anquan Boldin coming onto the stage with Walter Payton‘s widow to announce the Chicago Bears’ first-round selection. While Boldin received a roaring ovation from the audience, as well as Commissioner Roger Goodell, the moment was fairly bittersweet. Far too often in today’s NFL, respected...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers haven’t closed the door on bringing back Anquan Boldin

The San Francisco 49ers haven’t ruled out the return of veteran receiver Anquan Boldin, who is still without a team as a free agent. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, both the 49ers and Boldin are sorting through their options, but general manager Trent Baalke said the “door isn’t closed” on the 35-year-old receiver coming back to San Francisco for the 2016 season...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers expect big things from Jarryd Hayne in 2016

We haven’t seen the last of Jarryd Hayne, 49ers executive Paraag Marathe told the San Jose Mercury News. “I think you’ll see a jump from him,” said Marathe, who despite being in charge of the team’s analytics department pointed to an intangible reason for his belief in the former Australian rugby player. “Willpower” and “desire” were among the terms Marathe used...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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