4:17 PM EDT, Sat August 01, 2015
Niners Nation 24 mins ago

49ers training camp: Nick Moody to get first team ILB reps Saturday

The San Francisco 49ers will rotate linebackers next to NaVorro Bowman early in training camp. Will this open the door for someone to usurp the role from Michael Wilhoite? The San Francisco 49ers placed Michael Wilhoite on the NFI list to open training camp, and as they hit the practice field Saturday evening, they have some ideas on how they will rotate their inside linebackers. Eric Mangini told the media Saturday afternoon that Nick Moody will get first team reps with NaVorro Bowman at the first practice. However, Mangini also said Philip Wheeler and Desmond Bishop Magini says Nick...
San Jose Mercury News 22 hours ago

49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman ready to deliver

NaVorro Bowman is a year and a half removed from knee surgery, and the San Francisco 49ers' star linebacker is ready to put on pads and start hitting.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 31, 2015

Next up in NaVorro Bowman's comeback: 'A hit'

One day into 49ers training camp and NaVorro Bowman s comeback is an unmistakable and much-needed highlight.

49ers linebacker play could go either way

With a return to his prior self, NaVorro Bowman could also fill a leadership role (ESPN).Could the 49ers’ 2015 season hinge on what their linebackers do? Maybe. The return of inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman cannot be over-estimated. Can Bowman replicate his potential defensive player of the year performance before his horrendous knee injury in the 2013 NFC title game? If he can, the pieces for the 49ers defense can fall into place. Previously, the defense was designed to funnel runs to the inside backers and that’s the style new defensive coordinator Eric Mangini knows well after growing...

Is Eric Reid the best player on the 49ers defense?

Who will be the 49ers’ best defensive player in 2015? I don’t think it will be inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman. He was the Niners’ best defensive player in 2013, but I don’t expect him to play anywhere near that level just one year after missing a season due to a torn ACL and MCL. I […]
Niners Nation Jul 26, 2015

NFC West position rankings 2015: NaVorro Bowman is still the best linebacker in the division

Is this my first homer pick? You can decide! Well, we made it through an article about the NFC West quarterback position and I am still alive an relatively unharmed after it. This is what's known as progress, people! Anyway, the rankings actually get tougher from here on out, as we visit positions that are fundamentally different based on 3-4 vs. 4-3 defenses and then so on. Today, I'm writing about another position and it was the most difficult one to do, for certain: inside linebacker. In years past, the 49ers would have run away with this award and honestly, it hasn't ever been close....
Niners Nation Jul 23, 2015

53 days until 49ers kickoff: Who wore it best? Who wears it now?

The San Francisco 49ers season starts in 53 days. We take a look at jersey No. 53, which includes a current great and a former great. The San Francisco 49ers kick off the 2015 NFL regular season on Monday Night Football, on September 14. That game. means San Francisco is now a mere 53 days away from kicking off its 2015 regular season. In the spirit of that approaching date, I thought I would steal this idea from our Oakland Raiders site. Who wore it best: LB NaVorro Bowman (2010-present)/DE Tommy Hart (1968-1977) For many fans, there is no question about this. Prior to his injury,...

49ers Player News

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  • 1

    NaVorro Bowman

    49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman ready to deliver

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    Daniel Kilgore

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  • 1

    Alex Boone

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