49ERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chip Kelly: ‘No question’ Colin Kaepernick can win at NFL level

Chip Kelly only spent one season as Colin Kaepernick’s coach with the San Francisco 49ers, but he got to know the quarterback well enough to be certain of one thing — Kaepernick is committed to football.Kelly spoke with Michael Rosenberg of The MMQB for a feature on Kaepernick, and the former NFL coach said he is unsure of why Kaepernick remains a free agent. With 32 teams and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why CB Ahkello Witherspoon Could Be a Day 2 Option for the 49ers

As the NFL Draft gets closer, fewer names start to get tied to the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 2 overall pick. But with the 49ers’ two Day 2 picks, it’s largely unknown who they might draft. Colorado’s Ahkello Witherspoon should certainly be an option.   The 49ers will have the Nos. 34 and […] Why CB Ahkello Witherspoon Could Be a Day 2 Option for the 49ers - Niner...
Via Niner Noise
8 hours ago

Eric Reid Could be 49ers Odd Man Out Due to Impressive Safety Class

The 2017 NFL Draft boasts an impressive and deep safety class, which could leave Eric Reid as the odd man out for the San Franciso 49ers.   In the midst of a rebuild, experience is needed, and a young 49ers team will need to rely on their veterans as they attempt to right the ship […] Eric Reid Could be 49ers Odd Man Out Due to Impressive Safety Class - Niner Noise - Niner Noise...
Via Niner Noise
19 hours ago

Why the 49ers Won’t Spend a High Draft Pick on a Running Back

With the 2017 NFL Draft coming up in less than a month, experts have been releasing mock drafts frequently. In most cases, they have the San Francisco 49ers taking a running back early in the draft, but here’s why that will not happen. When Kyle Shanahan was hired to be the head coach of the […] Why the 49ers Won’t Spend a High Draft Pick on a Running Back - Niner Noise - Niner...
Via Niner Noise
1 day ago

Rumor: Panthers trying to acquire No. 2 pick from 49ers

The Carolina Panthers are rumored to be hot on the trail for the No. 2 overall pick, currently owned by the San Francisco 49ers.Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee revealed he’s been hearing a lot of “talk/rumor about Carolina (picking at No. 8) trying to obtain 49ers’ No. 2 pick,” though he did say there’s nothing currently in the works on that front.Interestingly, this...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the San Francisco 49ers’ linebackers

Only four short years ago, the San Francisco 49ers had the two best inside linebackers in the NFL with Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. Outside linebacker Aldon Smith was on track to break the NFL record for most sacks in a single season until he suffered a shoulder injury. On Smith’s opposite side, Ahmad Brooks was a valuable every-down fourth linebacker. Since those dominant...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

7 Things 49ers Fans Should Know about 2017 NFL Rule Changes

The NFL's 32 owners adopted several rule changes ahead of the 2017 season. Here is what 49ers fans should be aware of.
Via 49ers.com
1 day ago

49ers Re-sign RB DuJuan Harris

San Francisco brought back the veteran ball-carrier on Tuesday who has been with the club since 2015.
Via 49ers.com
2 days ago

Report: Kaepernick not making high salary demands

Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed, and whether that has more to do with his football ability or political stances has been a popular topic of conversation in recent weeks. There have been rumblings that Kaepernick is seeking too much money, but one report claims that is hardly the case.A source told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that a report from Monday claiming Kaepernick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson: Browns are not interested in Colin Kaepernick

The Cleveland Browns are one of the few teams that had in the past expressed interest in free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In fact, they were in trade discussions with the San Francisco 49ers about the signal-caller around this time last year.Things change. Cleveland doesn’t appear to be in the market for a quarterback after picking up Brock Osweiler from the Houston Texans...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are 49ers looking to trade No. 2 pick?

49ers general manager John Lynch went to bat for the 2017 quarterback draft class, but was he really doing it just to be a nice guy?Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer and Patrick Mahomes lead a group of quarterbacks that’s generally considered mediocre compared to other quarterback classes.Lynch isn’t ready to dismiss all of these quarterbacks as long-term projects...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kaepernick wants $9 million, chance to start

There may be a perfectly logical reason Colin Kaepernick remains jobless that has nothing to do with his activism — he’s simply asking for too much.According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, two sources have said that Kaepernick is currently seeking a deal in the $9-$10 million range in addition to the immediate chance to compete for a starting job. There aren’t many teams that can...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Grading John Lynch thus far

It’s been a month and a half since the San Francisco 49ers announced the hiring of General Manager John Lynch, and just over a month since Kyle Shanahan was officially named the new Head Coach, and already they’ve done a lot with the roster as far as bringing in fresh faces as getting rid of old ones. With free agency dying down, it’s about time to rate their performance so...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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