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Elway may be calling around for backup QB but no Kaepernick

Source | 1 day ago.

John Elway might find himself in the market for a veteran backup quarterback soon, yet there's one man who won't be getting a call: Colin Kaepernick . ''Colin had his chance to be here,'' Elway said Thursday when asked if the former San Francisco 49ers QB would be an option if he decides Case Keenum's backup isn't already on Denver's roste

49ers notes: Sherman works with Hopkins; McGlinchey's learning experience

Source | 1 day ago.

Texans coach Bill O'Brien and Jimmy Garoppolo did not overlap while with the New England Patriots. Garoppolo threw for 334 yards in his second start with the 49ers in a 26-16 victory over the Texans. This week, the 49ers and Texans took part in two practices in advance of the team's preseason game Saturday night.

Timeline reveals shallow context of John Elway's offer to Colin Kaepernick

Source | 2 days ago.

So John Elway offered to trade for Colin Kaepernick and make him a Denver Bronco in 2016 – if Kaepernick was willing to take a significant pay cut from the $12.3 million he was about to earn from the San Francisco 49ers. Kaepernick declined the pay cut

Watch: Fight! First play involving DeAndre Hopkins in Niners-Texans practice leads to scuffle

Source | 2 days ago.

The San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans are playing a preseason game at NRG Stadium on Saturday, and are holding joint practices at the Texans’ facility Wednesday and Thursday. Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins (C) and San Francisco 49ers corner Jimmie Ward got into a fight at practice on Wednesday.

49ers bringing in Alfred Morris to add depth in backfield

Source | 4 days ago.

The San Francisco 49ers are bringing in Alfred Morris to provide depth at running back while they deal with injuries at the position, coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday. Morris, 29, was a sixth-round draft pick of Washington in 2012 when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator. ''Alf did a great job for us in the two years I was with him,'' Shanaha

49ers to sign veteran RB Alfred Morris, Kyle Shanahan says

Source | 5 days ago.

The San Francisco 49ers are to sign veteran running back Alfred Morris, pending a physical, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. Morris reinforces a backfield that has been hit by injuries, with Matt Breida suffering a separated shoulder in the preseason clash with the Dallas Cowboys last Thursday and presumed starter Jerick McKinnon sustaining

Three potential slot monsters to target late in your fantasy football draft

Source | 5 days ago.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Trent Taylor could provide sneak fantasy value in 2018. The least bold was that, after scoring an unprecedented number of fantasy points in 2017, slot receivers will rule fantasy football this season. In fact, 10 receivers with Slot Rates above 35-percent scored 12.0 or more PPR fantasy points per game last season.

49ers' 7th-round picks shine in preseason opener

Source | 6 days ago.

Jimmy Garoppolo and most of the other high-profile members of the San Francisco 49ers made brief cameos at most in the exhibition opener. Receiver Richie James Jr. and defensive lineman Jullian Taylor both played from start to finish and delivered big plays throughout in San Francisco's 24-21 victory over Dallas on Thursday. James caught four pass

NFL National Anthem Protests: Ice Cube Supports Dallas QB’s Controversial Stance

Source | 7 days ago.

Count Ice Cube among those who won’t criticize Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott for not supporting the National Football League national anthem protests. Last month, the Dallas Cowboy quarterback said that staging protests during games are inappropriate, and it robs people of enjoying the game. On Thursday night, Dallas opened its pre-seas

Niners hit by injuries in preseason opener

Source | 7 days ago.

The San Francisco 49ers received relatively good news after watching three starters go down with injuries in their preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned to the sideline with an injured hamstring, while defensive end Solomon Thomas (head) and tight end George Kittle (shoulder) went back to t

49ers notes: Garoppolo learns from nine-snap stint in preseason opener

Source | 8 days ago.

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers' first exhibition game served its purpose for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo was off target -- way off target, in fact -- on half of his six pass attempts. "Obviously, there's always things that we can improve on," Garoppolo said after the 49ers' 24-21 win over the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on Thursd

Prescott throws for TD before 49ers rally past Cowboys 24-21

Source | 8 days ago.

Coach Jason Garrett saw all he needed out of quarterback Dak Prescott on just one drive. Prescott made the most of his brief appearance in the preseason opener for Dallas by throwing a 30-yard touchdown pass to rookie Michael Gallup on his only drive before the San Francisco 49ers rallied with two late touchdowns to beat the Cowboys 24-21 Thursday

Three things you need to know from 49ers' preseason win over Cowboys

Source | 8 days ago.

If the 49ers thought they could hide wide receiver Richie James in order to keep him on the practice squad, he did a good job of showing the rest of the league he can play at this level. James, a seventh-round draft pick from Middle Tennessee State, saw action on the third play of the game as he entered as the 49ers' No. 1 slot receiver. James was

Injuries overshadow late 49ers rally past Cowboys in preseason opener

Source | 8 days ago.

The 49ers' first exhibition game was a loss -- even if the scoreboard said something different. The 49ers sustained several losses – the full extent of which was not immediately known – during their summer debut against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on Thursday night. On a side note, third-string quarterback Nick Mullens rallied the 49

NFL players protest during anthem, Kaepernick tweets support

Source | 8 days ago.

Kenny Stills and two-time Super Bowl winner Malcolm Jenkins were among the NFL players who protested during the national anthem on Thursday, as Colin Kaepernick tweeted his support. The NFL has proposed, but not yet implemented, a controversial new anthem

49ers can't add shade at Levi's Stadium, will drop price of bottled water

Source | 9 days ago.

SANTA CLARA -- After soliciting the opinions of numerous architects and civil engineers, the 49ers found there is no reasonable way to provide shade for those who sit in the sunny seats on the east side of Levi's Stadium. "We can't add shade," team president Al Guido said on the 49ers Insider Podcast. The 49ers have investigated all solutions

49ers to honor Dwight Clark with helmet decal, statue of 'The Catch' this season

Source | 9 days ago.

The San Francisco 49ers will honor Dwight Clark by wearing a “87” decal on helmets this season and unveiling a statue of “The Catch” outside the stadium in October, the team announced Wednesday. Starting in the regular season, every player will wear 87 helmet decals. Clark died after a long battle with ALS at the age of 61 in early July.

Four 49ers to watch in tonight's NFL preseason opener vs. Cowboys

Source | 9 days ago.

The first exhibition game of the season is rarely about the starters, and 49ers' summer unveiling will be no exception. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers' healthy starters on both sides of the ball are expected to see limited action -- one series or two -- Thursday night when the pre-cuts version of the Dallas Cowboys comes to Levi's St

49ers to honor Dwight Clark with season-long celebration

Source | 10 days ago.

Clark died in June at age 61. All 49ers players will wear 87 helmet decals throughout the season, and Levi's Stadium field bunting will pay tribute to Clark during all 49ers games. The statue outside of Levi's Stadium will be revealed on Oct. 21 when the 49ers host the Rams.

49ers to honor Dwight Clark with helmet decal, statue outside Levi's Stadium

Source | 10 days ago.

The 49ers will permanently pay tribute to Clark at the apex of his finger-tip grab with a statue outside the gates of Levi's Stadium, the club announced during a private event Tuesday night. The documentary highlights Clark's bond with his fans, as signified by an outpouring of heartfelt letters he received after he was diagnosed with ALS. Team p

49ers' Richard Sherman sidelined by hamstring strain

Source | 11 days ago.

San Francisco newcomer Richard Sherman will miss the next week of training camp and the 49ers' preseason opener after straining a hamstring in practice Friday. ''We're definitely going to rest him at least a week,'' 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Saturday. The former Seattle cornerback was hurt chasing down receiver Pierre Garcon after a long

Jimmy Garoppolo Takes Charge, Richard Sherman Steps In: 10 Thoughts on the 49ers

Source | 12 days ago.

With the NFL season just a few weeks away, Andy Benoit is previewing every NFL team in reverse order of last season’s finish. Up today: the San Francisco 49ers, who finished 6–10 in 2017. 1. We don’t know how great Jimmy Garoppolo will be, but it speaks volumes that GM John Lynch, with head coach Kyle Shanahan’s and owner Jed York’s bless

Randy Moss thanks 49ers, York family in Hall of Fame speech

Source | 12 days ago.

The 49ers lost Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31, in gut-wrenching fashion. "To the 49er fans and organization, I want to thank you for giving me my last run at one [title]," Moss said. "Ray [Lewis] took it. Moss caught two passes for 41 yards in the loss.

49ers injury report: Sherman, Garnett will sit out week, preseason opener

Source | 13 days ago.

Sherman experienced hamstring tightness during practice on Friday. Also, guard Joshua Garnett will continue to be out of action this week and will be re-evaluated next week to determine if he can get back on the practice field. Garnett is not believed to have any structural damage to his right knee, which he banged during a practice July 28.

Former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci laments T.O's absence at induction

Source | 13 days ago.

Terrell Owens chose to commemorate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Steve Mariucci, who now works as an analyst for NFL Network, coached the wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers from 1996-2002. "I only wish he were here with his family and friends, enjoyi