Check out today's chat with The Bee's Matt Barrows as he assesses the 49ers' fortunes as they prepare for their upcoming game following last week's stunning defeat.
Derek Carrier entered last Sunday’s game against Chicago without an NFL catch. The 49ers’ young tight end finished it with three for 41 yards and seems to have a good chance of adding to his tally this Sunday in Arizona.
In an era of flea-sized attention spans, news stories tend to peter out after a couple of days. The story of domestic abuse and the NFL, however, has had rare staying power, which should be expected when a different player gets in trouble every few days.
The Cardinals today deactivated one of their running backs, Jonathan Dwyer, after he was arrested for aggravated assault in a case involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child. Dwyer has been Arizona’s No. 2 running back, averaging six carries in the team’s first two contests.
Offense: With all their weaponry, Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers should have dominated the Bears. Instead, mistakes, penalties and turnovers first prevented San Francisco from putting the game away then allowed the Bears to crawl back into it. Grade: D-
A look at the today’s 49ers game against Chicago, including broadcast information, five players to watch and injury report.
Neither of the 49ers' starting cornerbacks, Chris Culliver or Tramaine Brock, practiced Wednesday. On the flip side, neither of the Bears starting receivers, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery practiced, either.
Running back LaMichael James, who was granted his release by the 49ers on Monday, went unclaimed on waivers Tuesday. That makes James, a second-round draft pick for the 49ers in 2012, a free agent.
Starting cornerback Tramaine Brock suffered a sprained big toe against the Cowboys, and his status for Sunday’s game against the Bears is up in the air, a league source said.
A look at the today’s 49ers game at Dallas; including: broadcast information, five players to watch and injury report.
As Jim Harbaugh signaled on Friday, the 49ers today added offensive lineman Alex Boone to their 53-man roster. The team made room for Boone, who was a contract holdout until reporting Monday, by waiving receiver Kassim Osgood.
Michael Crabtree, who used to sell popcorn and hot dogs at Dallas Cowboys games, wasn’t in Texas Stadium in 2000 when Terrell Owens sparked a near-riot by celebrating on the home team’s sacred midfield star.
Cornerback Chris Culliver, who will be matched at times against Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, appeared on the 49ers injury report Thursday with a sprained ankle. Also making an appearance on the report for the first time this week was No. 2 tight end Vance McDonald, who is dealing with a hamstring strain.
SANTA CLARA -- Ray McDonald, who is being investigated on suspicion of felony domestic abuse, was a late arrival again for practice on Thursday. McDonald missed the very start of Wednesday’s session as well, but walked out of a second-floor office and onto the practice field 20 minutes into the session. He missed about 30 minutes of Thursday’s practice.
After strongly stating his repulsion of domestic abuse Tuesday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh spent Wednesday sounding just as forceful a message about due process of law.
The 49ers released their first injury report of the season today. Starters Michael Crabtree and Anthony Davis did not take part, but not with the injuries they were dealing with in the preseason.
SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers currently are in “fact finding mode” when it comes to defensive end Ray McDonald, general manager Trent Baalke said this morning, and no decision has been made yet whether McDonald will play Sunday in Dallas.
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.