Archive: 49ers

A. Brooks to S.F.

The San Francisco 49ers claimed linebacker Ahmad Brooks off waivers. He'd been waived by the Cincinnati Bengals over the weekend. Brooks likely will back up Patrick Willis in San Francisco. The 49ers released linebacker Dontarrious Thomas to create a roster spot....

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2008; 10:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

A. Lelie Cut By Niners

Wide receiver Ashley Lelie was released by the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers kept five wideouts ahead of Lelie--Bryant Johnson, Isaac Bruce, Arnaz Battle, Jason Hill and Josh Morgan....

 

By Mark Maske | August 30, 2008; 04:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

O'Sullivan Named Niners' Starter Entering Season

Coach Mike Nolan said it official today and named J.T. O'Sullivan the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers entering the regular season. The 49ers began training camp with a quarterback competition between Alex Smith, the former top overall selection in the NFL draft, and Shaun Hill, who'd played...

 

By Mark Maske | August 22, 2008; 07:32 PM ET | Comments (16)

O'Sullivan's Job in S.F.?

Journeyman quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan may have moved a step closer to winning the starting job in San Francisco with a crisp performance for the 49ers in Thursday night's exhibition game against the Chicago Bears. O'Sullivan made the start and completed 7 of 8 passes for 126 yards and a...

 

By Mark Maske | August 22, 2008; 01:38 PM ET | Comments (2)

Fearless QB Competition Predictions

Some predictions about some still-unresolved quarterback competitions around the league: Atlanta: The Falcons decide to give the job to prized rookie Matt Ryan. Why waste your time with Chris Redman, Joey Harrington or D.J. Shockley getting playing time that could aid Ryan's development? Baltimore: Troy Smith gets the early-season...

 

By Mark Maske | August 20, 2008; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (4)

Nothing Decisive For Ravens or Niners in QB Competitions

Updates on a couple quarterback competitions... In Baltimore, Troy Smith got the start for the Ravens on Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings but didn't exactly make a convincing case he should be the starter. He threw an interception in a 3-for-5, 25-yard passing night. He also was sacked twice...

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2008; 02:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Journeyman to Niners' Starter? O'Sullivan Gets Nod Again

J.T. O'Sullivan is scheduled to make his second straight preseason start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday against the Green Bay Packers. O'Sullivan is competing with Alex Smith and Shaun Hill for the starting job. The competition originally was to be between Smith and Hill but...

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2008; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Quarterback Updates

Some quarterback updates for teams on which the starter is less than certain... Baltimore... The guess here is that the Ravens will keep rookie Joe Flacco on the bench for a little while and choose Troy Smith over Kyle Boller as the temporary starter until Flacco is ready to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2008; 08:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

O'Sullivan in Mix For Niners

There is speculation that J.T. O'Sullivan might be in line to win the starting quarterback job in San Francisco. The 49ers had planned to have a training camp competition between Alex Smith, the former top overall selection in the NFL draft, and Shaun Hill, the former third-stringer who played...

 

By Mark Maske | August 12, 2008; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

T. Spikes Signs With Niners

Veteran linebacker Takeo Spikes signed with the San Francisco 49ers late Sunday. Spikes also had drawn interest recently from the Detroit Lions. He could be a starter in San Francisco after the 49ers released linebacker Brandon Moore earlier Sunday. The 49ers become Spikes's fourth NFL team following stints with...

 

By Mark Maske | August 11, 2008; 08:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Might Sign T. Spikes

Free agent linebacker Takeo Spikes is scheduled to visit the San Francisco 49ers today. The 49ers expressed interest in Spikes earlier in the offseason but didn't sign him then. They waived linebacker Brandon Moore today....

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2008; 08:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

L. Allen Might Pull A Favre

Brett Favre isn't the only notable player reconsidering retirement. San Francisco 49ers Coach Mike Nolan told reporters Monday that guard Larry Allen might postpone retirement and play another season. It had been reported during the offseason that Allen, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection whose best seasons came with the...

 

By Mark Maske | July 22, 2008; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

B. Sims to Niners

Free agent offensive lineman Barry Sims has agreed to a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Sims remains in the Bay Area after being released by the Oakland Raiders after last season. He could compete for playing time at tackle with the 49ers. The Baltimore Ravens, St. Louis...

 

By Mark Maske | June 23, 2008; 03:53 PM ET | Comments (1)

O'Sullivan Joins Starting Quarterback Race in S.F.

The San Francisco 49ers entered the offseason with a two-man competition for the starting quarterback job between Alex Smith and Shaun Hill. After the team's weekend minicamp, Coach Mike Nolan declared it a three-man competition that also includes J.T. O'Sullivan. O'Sullivan is familiar with new offensive coordinator Mike Martz's...

 

By Mark Maske | May 5, 2008; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

League Probing Tampering Allegation Against Niners Over Bears' Briggs

NFL officials said the league conducted a hearing today regarding an allegation that the San Francisco 49ers improperly tampered with Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs. The 49ers apparently could be in jeopardy of being penalized by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell if they're found to have had improper contact with...

 

By Mark Maske | March 17, 2008; 06:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Release Dilfer

The San Francisco 49ers released veteran quarterback Trent Dilfer. Dilfer made six starts for the 49ers this past season when Alex Smith was hurt. But former third-stringer Shaun Hill played well at the end of the season when he got his starting chance. The 49ers re-signed Hill to compete...

 

By Mark Maske | March 13, 2008; 06:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Have Deal With J. Smith

The San Francisco 49ers have reached a contract agreement with defensive end Justin Smith. The six-year deal apparently includes about $20 million in guaranteed money and is worth more than $7 million per season overall. Smith, an unrestricted free agent formerly with the Cincinnati Bengals, had only two sacks...

 

By Mark Maske | March 1, 2008; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

I. Bruce Rejoins Martz With Niners

Wide receiver Isaac Bruce, cut by the St. Louis Rams, agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers. He rejoins former Rams coach Mike Martz, now the offensive coordinator in San Francisco. In other late developments: The proposed trade of defensive tackle Shaun Rogers from...

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 10:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Release Former Redskin D. Smith

The San Francisco 49ers released veteran linebacker Derek Smith. Smith spent seven seasons with the team after being signed as a free agent from the Washington Redskins. "Decisions like this are a difficult part of a great business," 49ers Coach Mike Nolan said in a written statement released by...

 

By Mark Maske | February 19, 2008; 04:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

S. Hill Staying With Niners to Compete for Starting Job

Quarterback Shaun Hill agreed to a three-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers. The deal reportedly is worth about $6 million, including a $2 million signing bonus. It also includes an additional $5.5 million in possible incentives. The University of Maryland product began this past season as the...

 

By Mark Maske | February 6, 2008; 09:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Hire Martz as Offensive Coordinator

The San Francisco 49ers hired Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator. He replaces Jim Hostler, who was fired by the 49ers in the aftermath of the team's decision to retain Mike Nolan as its head coach. Martz, formerly the head coach of the St. Louis Rams, just was dismissed...

 

By Mark Maske | January 8, 2008; 09:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

P. Willis Named AP Defensive Rookie of Year

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was named the NFL defensive rookie of the year by the Associated Press after leading the league in tackles and being selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team. Willis received 48 of 50 votes in balloting by media members. Carolina Panthers linebacker Jonathan...

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2008; 01:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Billick, Cameron Join Martz as Offensive Coordinator Candidates in S.F.

The San Francisco 49ers have three high-profile coaches on their list of candidates for their offensive coordinator vacancy. Coach Mike Nolan said on a Bay Area radio station Thursday that his candidates include Mike Martz, Brian Billick and Cam Cameron. All three are former NFL head coaches. Billick and...

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2008; 09:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's Official: Niners Retain Nolan, Promote McCloughan, Fire Hostler

The San Francisco 49ers retained Mike Nolan as their coach and promoted Scot McCloughan from vice president of player personnel to general manager. McCloughan inherits final say over player-related moves from Nolan. The 49ers also fired Jim Hostler as their offensive coordinator, perhaps clearing the way for them to...

 

By Mark Maske | January 2, 2008; 08:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Nolan Staying Put

An NFL source confirmed reports that the San Francisco 49ers plan to retain Mike Nolan as their coach. Nolan had two days of meetings with team co-owner John York after the 49ers completed a highly disappointing season in which they went 5-11. Nolan apparently has agreed to relinquish final...

 

By Mark Maske | January 2, 2008; 01:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Martz Out In Detroit, Could Be Headed to S.F.

The Detroit Lions have fired Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator, an NFL source said. The former St. Louis Rams head coach could be headed to San Francisco as the new offensive coordinator of the 49ers. Offensive line coach Jim Colletto is being promoted to offensive coordinator, a source...

 

By Mark Maske | January 2, 2008; 01:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Near Decision on Nolan

San Francisco 49ers Coach Mike Nolan had a second straight day of meetings Tuesday with team co-owner John York and York's son Jed, an executive with the franchise, without an announcement about Nolan's job status. The 49ers probably will make an announcement today about whether Nolan will keep his...

 

By Mark Maske | January 2, 2008; 09:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Niners' York Could Make Decision on Nolan Today

The San Francisco 49ers might decide today whether to retain Mike Nolan as their coach. Nolan met Monday with 49ers owner John York without having his job status resolved. The two are scheduled to meet again today. The team canceled Nolan's season-ending news conference Monday. Nolan and York said...

 

By Mark Maske | January 1, 2008; 08:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

S. Hill's Ailing Back Could Force Niners to Go to Weinke as Starter

The San Francisco 49ers have been winning lately with former University of Maryland quarterback Shaun Hill as their starter. But Hill has been suffering from back spasms this week and the 49ers might have to turn to Chris Weinke in their season finale. Weinke, a former starter in Carolina,...

 

By Mark Maske | December 28, 2007; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Add Weinke

The San Francisco 49ers signed former Carolina Panthers starter Chris Weinke today for depth at quarterback. The 49ers placed Alex Smith on the injured reserve list. He's scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery Thursday. Trent Dilfer is sidelined by a concussion and third-stringer Shaun Hill, formerly of the University of...

 

By Mark Maske | December 12, 2007; 10:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

With A. Smith's Season Over, Former Terp S. Hill Becomes Niners' Starter

The disappointing season of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is over. Smith is to undergo surgery to repair the damage to his right shoulder initially suffered in late September. The former top overall draft choice made an unsuccessful attempt to return to the lineup. But Smith's shoulder continued...

 

By Mark Maske | December 11, 2007; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Sitting Down A. Smith

The San Francisco 49ers are sitting down struggling and hurting quarterback Alex Smith. Smith returned from a separated right shoulder suffered earlier this season but indicated this week that the shoulder injury now is accompanied by a strained forearm. The former top overall selection in the NFL draft is...

 

By Mark Maske | November 16, 2007; 09:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

M. Nolan Scheduled to Coach 49ers Tonight

Mike Nolan is scheduled to coach the San Francisco 49ers tonight against the Seattle Seahawks. Nolan left the team Friday and Saturday to be with his father, Dick Nolan. The former NFL coach died Sunday after suffering from declining health for several years because of prostate cancer and Alzheimer's...

 

By Mark Maske | November 12, 2007; 03:19 PM ET | Comments (4)

Nedney Fined for Gesture

San Francisco 49ers kicker Joe Nedney was fined $7,500 by the league for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's game. Nedney's gesture, directed toward the stands as he sat on the bench after sending a kickoff out of bounds, was picked up on television....

 

By Mark Maske | October 31, 2007; 10:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Could Get Badly Needed Boost From A. Smith's Return to Lineup

Quarterback Alex Smith took all the snaps during the San Francisco 49ers' practice Wednesday and, barring a setback later in the week, is slated to return to the lineup Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Smith suffered a separated right shoulder during a Sept. 30 game against the Seattle...

 

By Mark Maske | October 25, 2007; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Nolan Decrees A. Smith Not Ready to Return to Niners' Lineup

Quarterback Alex Smith won't start for the San Francisco 49ers this weekend, Coach Mike Nolan announced. Nolan indicated that he doesn't believe Smith is ready to return to the lineup three weeks after suffering a separated right shoulder. Trent Dilfer is to remain the starter for the 49ers....

 

By Mark Maske | October 18, 2007; 07:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Already Shorthanded 49ers Offense Loses Left Tackle, Too

The San Francisco 49ers will be without left tackle Jonas Jennings for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Jennings was excused from Thursday's practice because of what Coach Mike Nolan termed a personal issue. The 49ers did not provide further details and did not indicate when Jennings is scheduled...

 

By Mark Maske | October 5, 2007; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Say Orthopedist Agrees With Initial Diagnosis that A. Smith Doesn't Need Surgery for Separated Shoulder

According to the San Francisco 49ers, orthopedic specialist James Andrews agreed with the initial diagnosis by the team's doctors that quarterback Alex Smith doesn't have to undergo surgery to repair his separated right shoulder. Club officials denied an ESPN report that Smith sought a second opinion from Andrews and...

 

By Mark Maske | October 4, 2007; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

With Niners' Season Hanging in Balance, Severity of A. Smith's Shoulder Injury Should be Known Soon

The San Francisco 49ers should have a better idea within the next day or two how long they'll be without injured quarterback Alex Smith. Coach Mike Nolan said earlier in the week that he wouldn't guess at a timetable before Thursday. Smith suffered what the team called a third-degree...

 

By Mark Maske | October 3, 2007; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

T. Dilfer to Start for Niners Against Ravens

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is to miss this weekend's game against the Baltimore Ravens because of the separated right shoulder that he suffered during Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Trent Dilfer is to start against his former team in place of Smith. But 49ers Coach Mike...

 

By Mark Maske | October 1, 2007; 06:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

F. Gore Has Broken Hand

San Francisco 49ers tailback Frank Gore, the NFC's leading rusher last season, suffered a broken right hand during the team's practice Monday. The 49ers expect Gore to be ready for the regular season but might withhold him from the entire exhibition season. It's possible he will resume practicing as...

 

By Mark Maske | July 31, 2007; 09:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

B. Walsh Dies

Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh died today. Walsh, who coached the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl titles in the 1980s, was 75. He was diagnosed with leukemia in 2004. Walsh coached the 49ers for 10 seasons and established himself as one of the most successful and...

 

By Mark Maske | July 30, 2007; 04:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners' Moves Should Result in Playoff Appearance

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup San Francisco 49ers Players Released: Antonio Bryant, WR Renauld Williams, LB Free Agents Lost: Jeremy Newberry, C Eric Johnson, TE Sammy Davis, CB Lance Legree, DT Anthony Adams, DT Deke Cooper, S Mike Adams, S Traded For: Darrell Jackson, WR Free Agents Re-Signed: Bryan Gilmore, WR...

 

By Mark Maske | June 4, 2007; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (8)

Seahawks Agree to Trade D. Jackson to Niners

NEW YORK--The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade wide receiver Darrell Jackson to the San Francisco 49ers for a fourth-round draft pick. The deal is contingent upon Jackson passing a physical with the 49ers....

 

By Mark Maske | April 28, 2007; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Decision Day for D. Stallworth?

Free agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth might be making his decision today. He's made visits in recent days to the Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. The Philadelphia Eagles, the team with which Stallworth spent this past season, apparently remain in the running and the San Francisco...

 

By Mark Maske | March 9, 2007; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Keep Punter by Matching Steelers' Offer Sheet

The San Francisco 49ers retained punter Andy Lee by matching an offer sheet he'd signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a restricted free agent. Lee was the first restricted free agent to sign an offer sheet with another team this offseason. The offer matched by the 49ers was for...

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 09:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Punter is First Restricted Free Agent to Sign Offer Sheet

The NFL's restricted free agent market is up and running, too. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee to an offer sheet. The 49ers have a week to decide whether to match the offer to retain Lee or allow him to go to the Steelers...

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 01:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Active Niners Continue to Remake Defense By Signing Banta-Cain

The San Francisco 49ers continue to be active. Today they agreed to a contract with linebacker Tully Banta-Cain, a free agent from the New England Patriots. The 49ers have remade their defense in free agency by signing cornerback Nate Clements, safety Michael Lewis, tackle Aubrayo Franklin and Banta-Cain. They've...

 

By Mark Maske | March 6, 2007; 02:02 PM ET | Comments (4)

Clements to Niners, Steinbach to Browns, A. Thomas to Patriots

Three of the best players available in free agency picked teams tonight as cornerback Nate Clements agreed to a record-setting contract with the San Francisco 49ers, guard Eric Steinbach picked the Cleveland Browns and linebacker Adalius Thomas chose the New England Patriots. Clements agreed to what an NFL source...

 

By Mark Maske | March 3, 2007; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Announce B. Young Deal

The San Francisco 49ers announced that they'd re-signed veteran defensive end Bryant Young. The two sides worked out a one-year deal worth about $4 million earlier in the week....

 

By Mark Maske | March 1, 2007; 05:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Promote Hostler to Offensive Coordinator

The San Francisco 49ers promoted quarterbacks coach Jim Hostler to offensive coordinator. He replaces Norv Turner, who was hired as head coach of the San Diego Chargers....

 

By Mark Maske | February 28, 2007; 09:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Keeping B. Young

Veteran defensive end Bryant Young is sticking around for another season with the San Francisco 49ers. Young and the team have worked out a one-year contract worth around $4 million....

 

By Mark Maske | February 28, 2007; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Nolan Decides Against Hiring Campo as Niners' Defensive Coordinator

San Francisco 49ers Coach Mike Nolan decided against hiring Jacksonville Jaguars secondary coach Dave Campo as his new defensive coordinator. Nolan interviewed Campo, formerly the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, for the job and promised Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio to decide by today whether he would hire...

 

By Mark Maske | January 24, 2007; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Fire Two Defensive Assistants

San Francisco 49ers Coach Mike Nolan fired defensive coordinator Billy Davis and defensive line coach Gary Emanuel. The 49ers allowed a league-high 412 points this season....

 

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2007; 03:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

A. Bryant Suspended for Four Games By League

The league suspended San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Antonio Bryant for four games for a violation of the substance abuse policy. Bryant was arrested on a drunk-driving charge last month. The suspension would include any playoff games in which the 49ers participate this season and would carry over into...

 

By Mark Maske | December 22, 2006; 05:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Sign Foreman, Release Parrish

The San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Jay Foreman and waived safety Tony Parrish. Parrish was a longtime starter before losing the job this season. Foreman was signed because 49ers linebacker Derek Smith is sidelined by an ailing hamstring....

 

By Mark Maske | December 6, 2006; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Niners TE Johnson Hurts Knee

San Francisco 49ers tight end Eric Johnson hurt his knee during today's practice and is to be sidelined at least two weeks. Johnson's injury comes just as rookie tight end Vernon Davis is working his way back into the mix after missing seven weeks with a broken leg....

 

By Mark Maske | November 30, 2006; 09:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

"Return" By DeBartolo?

Former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo might be returning to the NFL. Sort of. A league source said this evening that DeBartolo might go into business with Pittsburgh-based agent Ralph Cindrich. The details of the venture were not clear, and neither DeBartolo nor Cindrich was available to comment....

 

By Mark Maske | November 29, 2006; 08:53 PM ET | Comments (1)

A. Bryant Arrested on Drunk Driving Charge

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Antonio Bryant was arrested Sunday night on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving and resisting arrest. Bryant's Lamborghini reportedly was traveling faster than 100 mph on a highway. He reportedly sped past one police car before being pulled over by another...

 

By Mark Maske | November 21, 2006; 08:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Nolan Reportedly Gets League Approval to Wear Suit on Sideline

The NFL reportedly has agreed to allow San Francisco 49ers Coach Mike Nolan to wear a suit on the sideline during a game, perhaps this weekend. Nolan made the request in the past in part as a tribute to his father Dick Nolan, who formerly coached the 49ers. The...

 

By Mark Maske | November 15, 2006; 09:22 PM ET | Comments (7)

49ers Won't Change Name Even if Stadium is Built in Santa Clara

San Francisco 49ers officials say the team won't change its name even if the club builds a new stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The team informed San Francisco officials on Wednesday that it was ending negotiations on a proposed stadium at Candlestick Point alongside Monster Park, the NFL's oldest...

 

By Mark Maske | November 10, 2006; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

49ers Reportedly Tell San Francisco Officials They Now Intend to Build Stadium in Santa Clara

According to reports in the Bay Area, the 49ers informed San Francisco officials on Wednesday that they're ending negotiations for a proposed new stadium in the city. The 49ers reportedly now intend to build a stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., where the team's practice facility is located. The 49ers...

 

By Mark Maske | November 9, 2006; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Singletary Readies to Face Bears as 49ers Assistant

The Chicago Bears' glorious present will butt heads with their glorious past a week from Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers visit Soldier Field after both teams have a bye this weekend. Mike Singletary, the Hall of Fame middle linebacker who anchored the Bears' defense in their Super Bowl-winning season...

 

By Mark Maske | October 18, 2006; 09:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Rookie TE Davis Has Broken Right Leg

Rookie tight end Vernon Davis suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg during the San Francisco 49ers' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Davis is expected to be sidelined about a month. The University of Maryland product hurt himself while chasing Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson on...

 

By Mark Maske | September 25, 2006; 03:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Finish Another Extension

The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their second contract extension in two days, signing offensive tackle and guard Adam Snyder to a four-year deal running through the 2011 season. The contract is worth $10.5 million, including a $4 million signing bonus. The deal came a day after the team...

 

By Mark Maske | September 21, 2006; 11:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Niners Extend Contract of CB Spencer

The San Francisco 49ers signed cornerback Shawntae Spencer to a five-year contract extension worth about $17.5 million, including a $6 million signing bonus. The deal runs through the 2012 season. His contract previously was to expire following the 2007 season....

 

By Mark Maske | September 21, 2006; 09:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rice Retires As 49er

Jerry Rice signed a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers and retired today as a member of the team with which he played 16 of his 20 NFL seasons. He hasn't played since the 2004 season. The 49ers also plan to honor the league's career receiving leader during...

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2006; 04:32 PM ET | Comments (2)

Niners Place Newberry on IR

The San Francisco 49ers placed center Jeremy Newberry on the injured reserve list Wednesday. The former Pro Bowler's persistent knee problems could force him into retirement....

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2006; 09:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Barlow Apologizes to Nolan

New York Jets Coach Eric Mangini told reporters that tailback Kevan Barlow had called Mike Nolan to apologize for comments he made about the San Francisco 49ers coach in today's Contra Costa Times. Barlow, traded from the 49ers to the Jets over the weekend, was sharply critical of Nolan...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2006; 04:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Traded RB Says Nolan Doesn't Know What He's Doing

Tailback Kevan Barlow, who was traded from the San Francisco 49ers to the New York Jets over the weekend, assailed 49ers Coach Mike Nolan in a telephone interview with the Contra Costa Times. "Nolan just doesn't know what he's doing," Barlow told the newspaper. "He's a first-time head coach...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2006; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles, Bears, Niners, Titans Also Were Lelie Bidders

According to an NFL source, the other bidders for Denver Broncos wide receiver Ashley Lelie--traded Tuesday to the Atlanta Falcons in a three-way deal involving the Washington Redskins, who got Atlanta tailback T.J. Duckett--were the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans. It was thought in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2006; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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