A San Jose man convicted of stabbing 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been sentenced to three years of parole.
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.
Perhaps the single-most intriguing 49ers item in the past two months was Jim Harbaughs hint last week that his offense will use more three-receiver packages in 2014.
The NFL draft is a month away, and the 49ers have some important decisions to make about how they will approach it. See what The Bee's Matt Barrows had to say during Thursday's live chat.
Last week, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke adamantly denied contacting the Philadelphia Eagles about wide receiver DeSean Jackson. But he never denied having an interest in Jackson, who is a free agent after being released.
Chris Culliver, whom the 49ers have been eying for one of their starting cornerback spots this season, was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and possession of an illegal weapon, according to a report by KTVU.
At its very core, the NFL Draft is a crapshoot so trying to predict the thing six weeks out is probably the ultimate exercise in futility.
If you were one of the thousands of 49ers fans screaming for a replay review on NaVorro Bowman’s obvious fumble recovery in the NFC Championship, your pleas have finally been heard. The NFL owners Wednesday passed the so-called “Bowman rule,” which will allow reviews on loose-ball scrambles like Bowman’s against Seattle.
Coach Jim Harbaugh, who earlier this month lobbied for a better contract for top assistant Vic Fangio, got exactly that Tuesday when the defensive coordinator received a raise and an extension from the 49ers.
As Tarell Brown was signing a one-year contract with the Raiders on Friday, cornerback Chris Cook was signing a one-year contract on the other end of the bay.
The former Miami Dolphins lineman, who left the team amid allegations of hazing inside the locker room, is looking forward to revitalizing his career with San Francisco.
The 49ers will get another crack at Julian Edelman. The team worked out the Redwood City product at their facility before the 2009 draft.
Jonathan Martin said he's exchanged texts with new linemate Joe Staley in the last two days and had a Twitter conversation with another linemate, Anthony Davis. "I can tell already that I'm going to get along just great with those guys," said Martin, whose trade from the Dolphins to the 49ers became official this afternoon.
Send us your tired, your poor, your wasted draft picks, your locker-room misfits and, for minimal compensation, we will take them and turn them into a winner.
Revisit the live chat as The Bee's Matt Barrows answered questions and led a chat focusing on the 49ers as they head into free agency.
The NFL is often referred to as a copycat league, but the better description may be "groupthink league," at least in a psychological sense.
One of the best things about the annual NFL Scouting Combine is getting unfiltered access to the prospects themselves.
See what The Bee's Matt Barrows and others had to say during a live chat to discuss the 49ers in the wake of the NFL combine.
Speed is great when it comes to NFL cornerbacks. But size can be better.
Shortly after the 49ers’ season ended Jan. 19, the Browns inquired about assistant coaches Greg Roman and Jim Tomsula, according to a source with knowledge of the conversation. It was during subsequent conversions that Jim Harbaugh’s name came up, and then-Browns CEO Joe Banner listed the compensation Cleveland was willing to offer for the 49ers’ head coach.
New Browns coach Mike Pettine was warned Friday that a report soon would surface saying Cleveland nearly completed a trade for 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
Frank Gore is scheduled to earn far more than any other 30-something NFL running back in 2014, but it doesn’t sound as if the 49ers will ask their longtime workhorse to take a pay cut.
After one season as a ‘senior offensive cunsultant,’ the former Jets and Browns head coach now has specific job.
The NFL draft is expected to be especially deep at wide receiver and cornerback. Here are five of the top prospects at each position.
Embattled lobbyist Kevin Sloat has lost one of his most high-profile clients: the San Francisco 49ers.
Jim Harbaugh was one of more than 100 people interviewed during an investigation of more than three months that culminated with Friday’s release of a 144-page report detailing “a pattern of harassment” among Miami Dolphins offensive linemen against teammate Jonathan Martin.
The Ted Wells report, which details "a pattern of harassment" among Dolphins offensive linemen, included an interview with Jonathan Martin's former coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh. Both Harbaugh and current Stanford coach David Shaw said that Martin fit in well inside the Stanford locker room.
Trent Baalke joined a chorus of NFL owners and top evaluators today in commending Missouri defensive end Michael Sam for revealing he is gay. The 49ers general manager said the 49ers would use the same criteria in evaluating Sam they do every prospective rookie.
What many believed became official Sunday evening around the time Bruno Mars finally stopped sweating following his entertaining Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL’s real championship game really was played two weeks ago in Seattle, where the Seahawks beat the 49ers to win the NFC title and earn an all-expenses paid business trip to New York/New Jersey to whip the AFC champion Broncos.
A lot of comments on social media during the Super Bowl noted that it was throwback to the 1980s and 90s when the games were routinely blowouts.
Watch a replay of reporters from Seattle and Denver as well as other expert observers as they cover Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore, a leading candidate to be the 49ers’ starting center in 2014 and beyond, was arrested and charged with public intoxication last Saturday in his hometown of Kingsport, Tenn., the Times-News in Kingsport first reported Friday.
It was heroic and tragic and gut-wrenching all at once. And it happened over and over in front of 56 million viewers.
The Seahawks cornerback made “choking” gesture toward 49ers’ Kaepernick at end of NFC Championship Game.
First the good news for 49ers fans: Your team’s window of opportunity for a Super Bowl title did not slam shut Sunday night.
Tim Ryan, an NFL color-analyst for Fox Sports the past 12 seasons, will leave network television to join 49ers radio play-by-play announcer Ted Robinson in the booth next season, the team announced Wednesday.
It’s been three full days. It’s time to come out from under the covers and read about what went wrong – and some of what went right – for the 49ers in the 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game.
Replay a live in-game blog with updates from The Bee's Matt Barrows and Ailene Voisin along with reporters and observers covering and commenting on the NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks from CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Final score: Seattle 23 - San Francisco 17.
Seconds after making the game-saving play to send Seattle to the Super Bowl, cornerback Richard Sherman was fired up.
The game hardly could have started better for the 49ers. On the very first snap, Russell Wilson fake a handoff to Marshawn Lynch and pulled out in the opposite direction. But he couldn't get past Aldon Smith, who knocked the ball free and recovered it at Seattle's 15-yard line.
The writers covering the game weigh in.
When it comes to Colin Kaepernick’s Beats by Dre commercial, art imitates life. At least according to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
There are encroachment penalties, and then theres what Ahmad Brooks did against Cam Newton and the Panthers in Sundays NFC divisional playoffs.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been one of the most careful quarterbacks in the league the last two seasons, with only 11 interceptions in the regular season.
The Bee's Matt Barrows hosts a live chat at 11 a.m. to assess the upcoming NFC championship game between the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Be part of the chatter.
Throughout victory in NFC divisional playoff game, 49ers coach thought of his grandfather, who died earlier in day
The Week 17 win against a very good defense in Arizona. The bad-weather game in Green Bay last week. Sunday’s victory over a Panthers team that roughed them up in November. All of it has been a perfect warm-up, safety Donte Whitner said, for what awaits the 49ers next Sunday: the rubber-match game with their archrivals, the Seattle Seahawks.
It wasn’t always pretty, especially early, but the 49ers’ offensive line asserts itself in the second half by wearing down the Panthers’ celebrated defensive front. Anquan Boldin, as he has been all season, is prominent when Michael Crabtree is quiet.
Join The Bee's Matt Barrows as well as other reporters and observers covering and commenting upon the second-round NFC playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers from Charlotte, N.C.
The Bee Sports Staff and Charlotte Observer square-off with predictions for today’s game.
A look at today’s 49ers game vs. Carolina; including: broadcast information, matchup to watch, five keys to the game and injury report.
Riding what many consider the best defense in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers returned to the NFL playoffs this season. Here’s a look at how they went from also-ran to contender.
Five hours before Sunday’s game in Green Bay, a lone, bundled figure in a black hat walked onto the empty field to check for soft spots, find the bare patches, gauge which way the wind was blowing and orient himself with the scoreboards.
– Former 49ers long snapper Brian Jennings believes the NFC should have won the Pro Bowl after the 2011 season, and he blames Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows and Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer assess keys for the San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers as those teams prepare for the NFC divisional round playoff game on Sunday.