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.
San Francisco and the nation turn its eyes toward Levis Stadium for Sundays pre-season NFL game, having said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park.
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.
Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.
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.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Wide receiver Lance Lewis, who spent time with Washington and Dallas, signed with the 49ers. To make room, the team waived/injured receiver Chuck Jacobs, who suffered a torn ACL on a kickoff return Thursday against Baltimore.
The meeting between 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and Commissioner Roger Goodell, originally scheduled for today, instead took place Thursday.
General manager Trent Baalke confirmed today that the meeting between Aldon Smith and Commissioner Roger Goodell, which was originally scheduled for Friday, already has taken place. During the radio broadcast, play-by-play announcer Ted Robinson said the meeting occurred today, presumably at Goodell’s New York headquarters.
Five key players to keep an eye on during todays 49ers preseason opener vs. the Ravens in Baltimore:
The 49ers Museum, located on the north side of Levi’s Stadium, opens Friday. Tickets are $15. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the things you’ll find inside.
The 49ers unveiled their impressive art collection -- more than 700 pieces -- on Friday. Here’s a small sample of what’s inside:
Jed York today said today that he and Jim Harbaugh have agreed to table contract talks until the end of the 49ers' season.
See what The Bee's Matt Barrows had to say during Monday's a live chat focusing on the 49ers, who are in camp and in pads, beginning earnest preparation for the upcoming NFL season.
The 49ers activated two draft picks from injury lists -- outside linebacker Aaron Lynch, who suffered a hamstring strain in the spring, and center Marcus Martin, who rolled his ankle prior to training camp.
The 49ers kick off training camp with another stacked and established roster, and as usual few starting spots are in doubt. But there is at least some intrigue. Injuries and right guard Alex Boone’s holdout make the summer competition a bit spicier than in recent years. The first practice is at 2:30 p.m. today. Here are the top battles:
Vernon Davis is in the building.
Aldon Smith will not be charged with making a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport in April. Instead, the 49ers linebacker is expected to attend a hearing later this month to explain his side of the story and to receive advice on how to avoid similar circumstances in the future.
Minicamp is over for the 49ers, and The Bee's Matt Barrows is ready to discuss what was revealed about the team and its players during the pre-summer workouts. Join him for a live chat at 11 a.m. today for questions and answers.
SANTA CLARA – Tank Carradine picked up a few things in the 49ers’ film room last season, and he learned some tricks of the trade from watching teammates such as Justin Smith, whom he’ll likely relieve at times this year.
Two of the no-shows at 49ers minicamp Tuesday – tight end Vernon Davis and guard Alex Boone – were expected. The third was not. “Eric Wright is not here,” coach Jim Harbaugh said of the team’s backup cornerback. “I believe he’s making a decision not to play football.” Later in the day, Wright, 28, filed retirement paperwork with the NFL
There's been plenty going on this spring for the San Francisco 49ers, and The Bee's Matt Barrows had plenty to say about that and other issues surrounding the team.
Investigators in Miami found no evidence that a crime occurred in 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernicks hotel room on April 1 in what turns out to be a bizarre case brought by a 25-year-old Atlanta woman who had to be sedated and strapped to a stretcher while screaming about devils.
Sarah Harbaugh, who in January admitted to throwing away her husband's pleated, $8 khaki pants he bought at Wal-Mart, has gone a step further. Just in time for Father's Day, the wife of the 49ers' head coach filmed a PSA a hilarious PSA advocating Dockers for those families who have dealt with a bad-dad-pants situation like hers.
The Saints and former 49ers center Jonathan Goodwin reportedly have agreed on a short-term contract, multiple outlets out of New Orleans are reporting today. Goodwin anchored the 49ers' offensive line for the last three seasons but was not expected back this season. His former job likely will go to veteran Daniel Kilgore or third-round draft pick Marcus Martin this season.
The 49ers today signed center/guard Marcus Martin, the first of their three third-round draft picks, to a four-year deal. That means all 12 draft picks are under contract just one week into the OTA period.
Brandon Lloyd, known for acrobatic catches in his first stint with the 49ers, had another Wednesday when he made a sliding touchdown grab in the corner of the end zone on a pass from Colin Kaepernick.
The 49ers on Tuesday tweaked their roster, waiving both tackle Luke Marquardt, who re-fractured his foot last week, and outside linebacker Morgan Breslin, who was signed as a free agent following the draft. The team filled those spots with former Stanford linebacker Chase Thomas and former USC tight end Kevin Greene, both of whom were tryout participants in the team’s recent rookie minicamp.
The 49ers released offensive tackle Luke Marquardt, an undrafted free agent a year ago who spent the 2013 season recovering from a foot injury, a league source said. Marquardt was eligible to take part in the team’s ongoing rookie minicamp but was not on hand today.
On the eve of their rookie minicamp, the 49ers signed two more draft picks, including first-round selection Jimmie Ward. Ward, a safety at Northern Illinois, will compete to be team’s nickel cornerback and he likely will back up starter Eric Reid at free safety. Ward, however, is recovering from a foot injury and may not be available until training camp.
Aldon Smith began resolving his sizable stack of legal issues Wednesday when he pleaded no contest to three felony weapons charges and a misdemeanor DUI charge in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
A University of South Florida strength coach who criticized the 49ers for drafting a former player was suspended by the school before resigning Tuesday.
A former point guard, Ellington split his time between basketball and football in college and consequently has a good upside. He returned only three punts at South Carolina but could compete for punt and kickoff return duties with the 49ers.
The Bee's Matt Barrows previews each of the 49ers' draft picks.
The 49ers, who were expected to go after a wide receiver in the NFL draft Friday, landed one hours before the second round began.
See what The Bee's Matt Barrows had to say during Thursday's live chat focusing on the 49ers and what they might do as the NFL draft of college players begins.
Bee staff writer Matthew Barrows breaks down the 49ers’ top five positions of need in the NFL draft.
The Bees Matthew Barrows offers his predictions for the first round of todays NFL draft:
Wide receivers credit their hoops background for honing their skills
Mock drafts are a fun but largely futile exercise.
Colin Kaepernick said Friday that last month’s incident in Miami was “a bad circumstance” and has “changed my way of thinking.”
See what The Bee's 49ers beat reporter Matt Barrows had to say during Friday's live chat focusing on the upcoming NFL draft.
San Francisco remains one of the more talented teams in the NFL from one through 53 but there are holes to be filled, namely outside the numbers on both offense and defense.
49ers general manager says, “We’re a family. You don’t just open a door and toss people out.”
A person's actions will generally tell you everything you need to know about them, but some young men need a wake-up call to mature and head down the right path in life.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will help the 49ers break in their new stadium in August.