Count Jim Harbaugh’s opponent Sunday among those who are incredulous that this appears to be the coach’s final game with the 49ers. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’ comments echoed those of another NFC West rival, Pete Carroll, who also expressed dismay over Harbaugh’s status before his Seahawks played the 49ers earlier this month.
The 49ers currently have the 14th pick in the draft, their highest position since 2011 when they took Aldon Smith with the seventh overall pick, and they likely will have nine picks overall in May. Their current spot likely will fluctuate a bit with the final week's slate of games, but it's certain the team will end up with a mid-round pick.
A woman who said she may have been sexually assaulted by Ray McDonald alleges the former 49ers defensive end had sex with her Dec. 14 after a night of drinking and after she hit her head in a fall at his home, according to court records released Monday.
Jim Harbaugh said he's resisted discussing his future with the 49ers for the last 12 months and he won't start now. But, boy, he seemed like he wanted to at one point during his Monday press conference.
A 49ers team that led 28-7 at halftime and finished the game with two 100-plus-yard rushers ran out of gas – and luck – late and fell to the San Diego Chargers 38-35 in overtime on Saturday night at Levi’s Stadium.
Right tackle Anthony Davis will be in uniform for the first time since the Nov. 16 concussion he suffered against the Giants. Davis, who sustained the injury when his head hit the ground at the end of the Giants game, had been experiencing symptoms as recently as last week.
SANTA CLARA -- Running back Frank Gore has cleared the league's concussion protocol and is expected to play in today's game, according to a league source. Gore suffered a concussion midway through Sunday's game in Seattle and missed the rest of the contest.
Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at firstname.lastname@example.org.