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Niner Noise Is Seeking Dedicated 49ers Fans to Cover 2016

Are you a die-hard fan of the San Francisco 49ers and want to express your views to more than just your friends and Twitter followers? Or are you an up-and-coming writer or blogger looking for you next sports-writing challenge? Well, Niner Noise might be looking for you to help cover the 2016 NFL season!   […] Niner Noise Is Seeking Dedicated 49ers Fans to Cover 2016 - Niner Noise...
Via Niner Noise
4 hours ago

Report: 49ers’ Garnett will sign rookie contract

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly reached an agreement with guard Joshua Garnett, whom the team selected with the No. 28 overall pick in this year’s draft. Garnett is the last if the 49ers 11-man rookie class to sign a contract, the former Stanford big man is expected to put ink on paper Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 49ers expect to...
Via EndZoneScore
11 hours ago

49ers Sign First-round Pick G Joshua Garnett

Garnett (6-5, 321) was the second of two first-round draft picks (28th overall) selected by the 49ers in this year’s draft.
Via 49ers.com
11 hours ago

Torrey Smith: My Offseason

The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver penned his own update for the 49ers Faithful one day before the team reports for training camp.
Via 49ers.com
18 hours ago

San Francisco 49ers: Training Camp Starts Saturday, What Should Fans Look For?

The San Francisco 49ers officially kick off 2016 training camp on Saturday, July 30. We’ve been previewing a number of things leading up to training camp, but let’s go over the final bits of review for the Niners at this crucial stage of the team’s development.   The long and seemingly endless period of little-to-no […] San Francisco 49ers: Training Camp Starts Saturday...
Via Niner Noise
20 hours ago

Bruce Ellington Could Be a Difference-maker for 49ers Special Teams in 2016

Our position-by-position training camp previews conclude with a look at the specialists on San Francisco's roster.
Via 49ers.com
22 hours ago

Jason Peters: Eagles practiced too much under Chip Kelly

The Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia did not go as planned for the Eagles, and one of the main reasons for that was he did not get along with many of his players. From the sound of it, offensive tackle Jason Peters was one of them. Peters is already enjoying his first training camp under new head coach Doug Pederson, who he says understands players a lot better. On Thursday, Peters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why 49ers Training Camp Will Be Extra Important to San Francisco

For San Francisco, training camp in 2016 comes with extra importance. From head coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke’s relationship, to the development of a young roster filled with their hand picked players, the 49ers must experience success in camp if they want success during the 2016 season.   So, in all likely […] Why 49ers Training Camp Will Be Extra Important...
Via Niner Noise
1 day ago

Scouting San Francisco: It’s Hyde or Nothing

1. The decision to start Blaine Gabbert ahead of Colin Kaepernick is the biggest no-brainer in the NFL this season. Starting Gabbert is like choosing to eat a charred, misshapen hamburger. But starting Kaepernick is like choosing to eat a totally uncooked one. He’s raw enough to give Chip Kelly’s offense E. coli. Yes, Kaepernick is mobile, and in theory that’s a plus in Kelly’s...
Via MMQB
1 day ago

Jarryd Hayne wouldn’t have retired if NFL had minor league system

Jarryd Hayne would still be playing football if a minor league system was in place in the NFL. When Hayne decided to transition from elite rugby player to NFL running back, it was one of the coolest stories to track in 2015. Almost as soon as his football career began, it was over. After 17 rushing attempts over one full season, Hayne retired and returned to rugby. It would have...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Another young 49er, Kaleb Ramsey, retires from NFL

Add yet another young man to the growing list of San Francisco 49ers players that have retired from the NFL prematurely. Defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey, who the team selected in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft, has stepped away from the game at just 27 years old. “I want to thank Jed York, the York family, Trent Baalke and all the coaches and staff I have had the pleasure...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The top 8 questions surrounding the 49ers defense

New 49ers coach Chip Kelly was asked if his blitzkrieg offense can greatly fatigue his defense. Kelly’s response was that defensive players are going to complain about getting more snaps. The question is: Just who is going to get those snaps? Here’s a look at the top 8 defensive battles going into training camp, which starts
Via Niner Insider
2 days ago

Report: Trent Baalke could lose job if 49ers don’t show progress

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke finds himself firmly strapped to the hot seat as the team enters the 2016 NFL season. Or, as one NFL reporter put it on Tuesday, he’s in danger of getting chopped. “His head is under the guillotine,” writes Grant Cohn of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. “If the 49ers don’t show progress next season, they probably will drop...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the San Francisco 49ers win ten games this season?

I was scrolling through my Twitter feed yesterday morning, when I came across a response from Niners Nation to a curious fan’s question. In short, he asked: Do the the San Francisco 49ers have a shot at winning 10 games this season? I wanted to give my thoughts on that query, and look at the games I think they actually have a shot in. Just to be clear, these are not my actual...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush reportedly closing in on contract with Bills

The Buffalo Bills are getting close to signing free agent running back Reggie Bush, according to a report. Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News cites a source who says Bush’s agent and the Bills are discussing the details of a deal. #Bills and RB Reggie Bush's agent "working out the deal points" of a contract, according to an #NFL source. — Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) July 26,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anquan Boldin signs one-year deal with Detroit Lions

Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin’s time as a free agent has come to an end. According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Boldin signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions. The 35 year-old receiver had been overal productive during his past three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. During that stretch of time, Boldin tallied 3,030 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns....
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers concerned Anthony Davis will quit again

San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis applied for reinstatement on Monday after taking a year off in 2015. One would think a team with offensive line struggles would be thrilled to have a former first-round pick back, but the Niners reportedly have concerns about Davis. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the 49ers would “love” to have Davis return to his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers promote Tom Gamble to assistant GM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have promoted Tom Gamble to assistant general manager. General manager Trent Baalke announced the move on Monday, calling Gamble an ''accomplished talent evaluator.'' Gamble returned to the 49ers in January 2015 as a senior personnel executive after spending two seasons in Philadelphia as vice president of player personnel. Gamble...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 49ers RB Reggie Bush explains why he hasn't signed with a team yet

Reggie Bush's season ended on a sour note in 2015 when he suffered a freak knee injury after slipping on concrete that borders the field at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. His contract subsequently ended following the season, making him a free agent in March.Bush remains such, sitting on the open market for a team to give him a chance to prove that he will fully recover from...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice talks up Blaine Gabbert

49ers coach Chip Kelly ultimately will decide the winner of the starting quarterback battle between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice weighed in on the matter Thursday, and he seems to be leaning strongly toward Gabbert. Rice said he’s met Gabbert and been impressed by his confidence, according to NFL.com. “He feels he has a legitimate chance of being...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boldin, Bush, Welker among big-name unemployed NFL vets

NEW YORK (AP) They were once big names with huge contracts. Now, several former NFL stars are unsigned and unemployed, anxiously awaiting another - and, maybe, final - opportunity to get back on the football field. Just a few years ago, a list that included Anquan Boldin, Reggie Bush, Wes Welker, Andre Johnson and Roddy White would have highlighted the league's best playmakers...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Capsule

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (5-11) OPEN CAMP: July 31, Santa Clara, California LAST YEAR: After Jim Harbaugh's departure to Michigan following 8-8 season and first missed playoffs in four years in late 2014, 49ers were even worse last season under first-year coach Jim Tomsula. Promoted from defensive line coaching spot, it was one-and-done before Chip Kelly was hired to replace him. General...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers almost drafted Blaine Gabbert first overall in 2011

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera can remember back in 2011, when his franchise was attempting to decide on a quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft. The Panthers eventually picked Cam Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner from Auburn. But Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert was very much in play for the top pick. “Remember, we had the No. 1 pick, and we were talking...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Roster breakdown: Special teams

The third phase of the game can be overlooked, but it is very important.  A bad special teams unit can rear its ugly head at the worst time.  From a missed field goal, botched punt or bad kick coverage, this area of the game must be good just like the other two.  Fortunately the San Francisco 49ers have decent players in this phase of the game.  Below I will highlight who the...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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