49ERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Can the San Francisco 49ers Actually Turn Some Heads in 2016?

The San Francisco 49ers aren’t projected to be a very good team in 2016. But can a young roster, led by new head coach Chip Kelly, wind up being better than anticipated this season?   If the majority of NFL analysts and prediction-makers prove to be right, the 2016 San Francisco 49ers won’t be very […] Can the San Francisco 49ers Actually Turn Some Heads in 2016? - Niner Noise...
Via Niner Noise
4 hours ago

Why 49ers outside linbacker position will be biggest problem in 2016

Although there are a few positions throughout both the San Francisco 49ers offensive and defensive units that are areas of concern, outside linebacker could be the most troubling for the 2016 version of the 49ers.   New San Francisco defensive coordinator Jim O’ Neil already knew he had a daunting task taking over a 49er defense […] Why 49ers outside linbacker position will...
Via Niner Noise
18 hours ago

Report: Blaine Gabbert seen as ‘better fit’ than Colin Kaepernick in 49ers offense

Colin Kaepernick might not get a chance to play this year for the San Francisco 49ers if the latest report about his rival, Blaine Gabbert, prove to be true. “Gabbert has a good grasp of coach Chip Kelly’s offense, and many in the organization see him as a better fit than Kaepernick, whose passing acumen has been questionable at times,” writes Michael Wagaman of ESPN. On one...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Will the 49ers Defensive Line Look Without Nose Tackle Ian Williams?

Reports suggest San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ian Williams might not be available to start the 2016 regular season. So how will the Niners’ defensive line look if the team is forced to make adjustments?   A San Francisco 49ers team already laden with questions, ahead of the 2016 NFL regular season, has one more […] How Will the 49ers Defensive Line Look Without Nose Tackle...
Via Niner Noise
1 day ago

10-year Veteran Joe Staley Provides Stability on 49ers Offensive Line

Our training camp positional previews continue with a look at the 15 offensive linemen currently on San Francisco’s roster.
Via 49ers.com
1 day ago

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
1 day 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers have quarterback competition with Kaepernick, Gabbert

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Colin Kaepernick is back following three surgeries and last season's benching, determined and ready to prove himself as a starting quarterback again. Blaine Gabbert insists he is prepared to keep the San Francisco job going into this season. Chip Kelly's first training camp as new 49ers coach will likely be defined by an intense quarterback competition...
Via Associated Press
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Tight Ends Garrett Celek, Vance McDonald Look to Build on Career Years

49ers.com's training camp positional previews continue with a look at the tight ends on the team's current roster.
Via 49ers.com
2 days ago

DeForest Buckner Earns High Rankings in EA Madden NFL 17

EA Sports Madden NFL 17, which will be in stores on Aug., 23, features the San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick with strong rankings across the board.
Via 49ers.com
2 days ago

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reggie Bush a favorite to land in Buffalo

The Buffalo Bills are dealing with some major uncertainty at the running back position less than two weeks before training camp itself opens. With Karlos Williams suspended the first four games of the season and LeSean McCoy coming off an injury-plagued 2015 campaign, Buffalo is definitely in need of some depth in the backfield. Enter into the equation a veteran running back in...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers' Aaron Lynch suspended four games for violating drug policy

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aaron Lynch has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s Substance of Abuse Policy. The 49ers announced this news on the team website Friday. This is a huge blow not only to Lynch but also to the 49ers. A young player who figures to be a key defender on the edge, he has shown promise during his first two seasons in...
Via Sportsnaut
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Francisco 49ers were lucky to have Jarryd Hayne

The San Francisco 49ers were lucky to have Jarryd Hayne last season. Jim Harbaugh had just been fired, and the outlook for 2015 was about as grim as it eventually turned out to be. There was little to look forward to, and then, the Hayne Plane landed in San Francisco. Australia’s biggest rugby star announced he was bringing his talents to the NFL, what he didn’t realize, was that...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Roster breakdown: Safety

The San Francisco 49ers have been very active over the last couple of drafts when picking safeties.  With the prevalence of  passing attacks, safeties that can tackle and cover are in demand.  The modern safety can no longer just be a “box safety” or “run stuffer”.  When looking at the San Francisco 49ers roster, I feel they some of their best potential at the safety...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rugby star Jarryd Hayne retired because Chip Kelly’s playbook was too hard

Jarryd Hayne decided to retire from the NFL and return to professional rugby this year, and now he says that he was just too far behind his peers in the steep learning curve of understanding football, and the coaching switch to Chip Kelly would have been too much to overcome. Hayne, who was a star rugby player in Australia, said in the fall of 2014 that he wanted to play in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Blaine Gabbert the heavy favorite to start for 49ers

Colin Kaepernick made his on-field debut with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday as he works his way back from multiple surgeries, including a shoulder operation, but it sounds like he has a long way to go to make up ground in the quarterback battle. NFL Media's Mike Silver was at the 49ers' facility and reports that Blaine Gabbert seems like the heavy favorite to win the starting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly: Kaepernick, Gabbert are 'similar' QBs

While the competition between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert has not really heated up yet, 49ers coach Chip Kelly already has some views on them, and it might not be great news for Kaepernick. Kelly appeared on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco and gave his assessment of his two quarterbacks. The verdict? They’re not all that different after all. “When you’re looking at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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