The missing pieces to the 49ers’ offensive line are beginning to reappear. Alex Boone is expected to end his months-long contract holdout Monday after he and the team compromised on the remaining years of the right guard’s deal.
Sept. 7, at Dallas, 1:25 p.m., FOX 40: A weakened defense and a balky preseason conspire to give coach Jim Harbaugh his first opening-week loss as an NFL head coach. Big D may struggle on D, but Tony Romo and Co. still can put up a lot of points. Loss (0-1)
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider was watching from the Levi’s Stadium press box when the 49ers played the Denver Broncos on Aug. 17. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was there, binoculars in hand, for Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers.
SANTA CLARA -- Rookie center Marcus Martin suffered an injury to his kneecap late in Sunday’s game and will miss eight weeks, according to a report by The San Francisco Chronicle.
At least no one is talking about the field anymore.
The San Francisco 49ers’ $1.3 billion Levi’s Stadium debuted Aug. 17 in a preseason matchup with the Denver Broncos. The only glitches: There were still a few traffic snarls getting to the game, the audio for the National Anthem was spotty and the grass on the field hasn’t fully taken root. Oh, and the home team appears to have suffered a major power outage. The 49ers had managed just one Phil Dawson chip-shot field goal in their first two warmup games, and they only sniffed the goal line on their final drive Sunday. They were stopped 2 yards short, and their Levi’s housewarming party turned into a 34-0 rout at the hands of the Broncos, the first time since 1979 the 49ers had been shut out at home in either the preseason or regular season.
The 49ers halted Wednesday’s open practice at Levi’s Stadium less than an hour into the session after chunks of the field, which had been torn up during Sunday’s exhibition game against Denver, started to come up.
Glenn Dorsey might not be ready to play for several more months, but the 49ers feel he’s worth signing for a couple more years.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh and his brother, San Francisco 49ers coach John Harbaugh, avoided questions about how they were alike and how they were different during joint practices last week.
The death of a 49ers fan at Levi's Stadium and the huge crowds who abandoned the sunny seats for shady concourses are shining a bright light on an issue that many Niner faithful were unprepared for Sunday: the heat.
Midway through the first quarter Sunday, nickel cornerback Jimmie Ward gave up a 15-yard pass to the Broncos’ slot receiver. Of course, he happened to be competing against “a legend” on the play.
SANTA CLARA -- Michael Crabtree, Frank Gore and Brandon Lloyd made their preseason debuts for the 49ers. Crabtree, who returned to practice on Friday after dealing with a muscle strain, started the game at wideout along with Anquan Boldin.
Capitol Corridor officials announced today trains will deliver 49er fans directly to the team's new stadium in Santa Clara, starting this weekend with a 25 percent ticket discount for people attending the team's inaugural game at Levi's Stadium.
Check in on what The Bee's Matt Barrows had to say during Thursday's live chat focusing on the 49ers as they get near the end of preseason practice.
When both Michael Wilhoite and rookie Chris Borland started last Thursday’s preseason opener at inside linebacker, it illustrated where things stand in the battle to replace NaVorro Bowman early in the season.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had plenty of opportunities to show off his big arm in Saturday’s joint practice with the 49ers, hitting his speedy receivers on several deep passes.