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San Francisco 49ers: RT Anthony Davis Is Returning from Retirement, Now What?

News of retired San Francisco 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis and his reinstatement efforts to rejoin the NFL is a good thing for the Niners, but the situation still has plenty of unanswered questions.   The San Francisco 49ers may be getting a much-needed upgrade for their offensive line, as former starting right tackle Anthony […] San Francisco 49ers: RT Anthony Davis Is Returning...
Via Niner Noise
3 hours ago

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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Can We Expect from NaVorro Bowman and 49ers LBs in 2016?

All-Pro? Check. Pro Bowl? Check. NFL's tackling leader? Check. NaVorro Bowman had a mega-year in 2015. How will he respond this coming season?
Via 49ers.com
5 hours ago

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
6 hours 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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Promoting Tom Gamble to Assistant GM Puts Pressure on Trent Baalke

The San Francisco 49ers announced this week Tom Gamble was going to be promoted to the role of assistant general manager, which now puts an increasing amount of pressure on current Niners GM Trent Baalke to deliver.   On Monday, July 25, the San Francisco 49ers announced the promotion of Tom Gamble from the role […] San Francisco 49ers: Promoting Tom Gamble to Assistant GM Puts...
Via Niner Noise
15 hours ago

10 reasons for optimism about the 49ers

In five days, the 49ers will open training camp 2016 amid some of the lowest expectations ever for this franchise. Some are predicting the 49ers will be the worst team in the league. However, that doesn’t mean this team won’t be fascinating, with a raging quarterback battle entering camp and the continuation of Chip Kelly’s
Via Niner Insider
15 hours ago

49ers elevate Tom Gamble to assistant general manager

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday the promotion of senior personnel executive Tom Gamble to the position of assistant general manager. Gamble has worked closely with general manager Trent Baalke during his two stints with the team. “Tom is an accomplished talent evaluator who grew up around the game of football,” Baalke said in a statement. “Having...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner Eager to Team up in San Francisco

San Francisco used back-to-back first-round draft picks on defensive linemen from Oregon. Both will be reunited with Chip Kelly in 2016.
Via 49ers.com
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How did it get this bad? 10 reasons for the 49ers’ talent purge

The count down has begun. Ten days remain until the 49ers open training camp on their 71st season of pro football and many believe the 49ers will be the least talented team in the NFL. A mere five seasons ago, the 49ers were considered to have the most talent. So, what happened? Here are the
Via Niner Insider
1 day ago

49ers Name Tom Gamble Assistant General Manager

Read for details on the 49ers front office move, promoting Tom Gamble to to the role of assistant general manager.
Via 49ers.com
1 day ago

Former 49ers OL: Gabbert will likely start over Kaepernick

All signs point to Blaine Gabbert winning the starting quarterback job for the San Francisco 49ers this summer over Colin Kaepernick, and someone who might know more about the situation than the average person believes that will be the case. Offensive lineman Alex Boone, who spent the first six seasons of his career with the Niners before signing with the Minnesota Vikings, recently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
7 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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