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Niners Nation Aug 18, 2017
John Lynch: We expect Reuben Foster to play Saturday

John Lynch: We expect Reuben Foster to play Saturday

Things seems to be progressing well with regard to Foster’s shoulder. The San Francisco 49ers appear to not be concerned about Reuben Foster’s recent shoulder sprain. Kyle Shanahan said on Thursday that he expects Foster to play on Saturday, and on Friday, John Lynch reiterated that. In a KNBR interview, the 49ers GM said the team expects Foster to play on Friday. Foster suffered what the team described as an AC joint sprain. NaVorro Bowman suffered a similar injury in practice and did not take part in team drills. Bowman described it as a stinger and said he has dealt with plenty of...
Niners Nation Aug 17, 2017
Eli Harold got first team SAM reps over Ahmad Brooks on Thursday

Eli Harold got first team SAM reps over Ahmad Brooks on Thursday

This was likely a one-day thing, but we’ll see what Saturday brings against the Broncos The San Francisco 49ers shook up their depth chart a little bit on Thursday, giving linebacker Eli Harold some first team work over Ahmad Brooks in the SAM outside linebacker role. Harold has been the second team SAM through camp, and got 15 snaps on defense last week against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers starting linebackers have been Brooks at SAM, Reuben Foster at WILL, and NaVorro Bowman at MIKE. Harold has backed up Brooks, while Armstrong has been the primary backup at the other positions....
Niners Nation Aug 17, 2017
Kyle Shanahan expects Reuben Foster to play vs. Broncos, but that could change

Kyle Shanahan expects Reuben Foster to play vs. Broncos, but that could change

NaVorro Bowman suffered a similar injury in practice. The San Francisco 49ers appear to have survived a scare involving linebacker Reuben Foster. The rookie suffered a shoulder injury on Wednesday, and the team has been describing it as a sprained AC joint. While it is the same shoulder on which he had surgery, the team is saying this is not related to that. And they actually think he might be able to play on Saturday. NaVorro Bowman suffered a shoulder injury as well during practice He left the session, but said he could have returned, describing it as a stinger. It sounds like Bowman and...
CSN Bay Area Aug 16, 2017

Foster named 49ers starter -- likely for a long, long time

SANTA CLARA -- Rookie linebacker Reuben Foster was promoted into the starting lineup with the season-ending injury to veteran Malcolm Smith.The 49ers have reason to expect him to remain a starter for a long, long time.Coach Kyle Shanahan on Tuesday said Foster was the starter at the teams weakside linebacker position, alongside NaVorro Bowman. But he added, tthe onus is on Foster to hold onto that position.
Niners Nation Aug 14, 2017
Kyle Shanahan explains why Aaron Burbridge was a team captain in Week 1

Kyle Shanahan explains why Aaron Burbridge was a team captain in Week 1

The 49ers will be rotating special teams captains. The San Francisco 49ers announced their first set of team captains for the preseason opener, and they included a bit of a surprise. Joe Staley and NaVorro Bowman were unsurprising selections as offensive and defensive captains. However, the special teams captain caught us off guard. Head coach Kyle Shanahan named wide receiver Aaron Burbridge as the special teams captain. Following the game, he had this to say about the decision. “We are going to switch it up each preseason game before we get to the regular season. I wanted to pick some...
Niners Nation Aug 13, 2017
Niners Nation DOOM Index: We officially have 49ers football, folks

Niners Nation DOOM Index: We officially have 49ers football, folks

How did you feel about Kyle Sha— DOOOOOMED! The San Francisco 49ers are doomed. Kyle Shanahan is doomed. Brian Hoyer, NaVorro Bowman, Carlos Hyde and Joe Staley are all doomed. We, as fans, are also doomed, our fates intertwined with a team that is potentially less doomed than expected, but ultimately still doomed. Don’t tell anybody, but I’m surprisingly optimistic about the team and the young players on it after the first preseason game. It was ugly, and the Kansas City Chiefs starters certainly looked better than the 49ers starters. But the draft picks all looked good and the free...
Niners Nation Aug 11, 2017
Aaron Burbridge joins Joe Staley, NaVorro Bowman as team captains

Aaron Burbridge joins Joe Staley, NaVorro Bowman as team captains

Arrow up for the second year receiver. The San Francisco 49ers announced their team captains Friday afternoon, and there is a particularly interesting one of note. The team names a captain on offense, a captain on defense, and a captain on special teams. The 49ers offensive captain is Joe Staley, and the defensive captain is NaVorro Bowman. The interesting one is the special teams captain, who is wide receiver Aaron Burbridge. Naming Burbridge a captain likely does not guarantee anything, but it strikes me as a very good sign for his roster chances. In roster projections, he’s generally...
Niners Nation Aug 11, 2017
Scot McCloughan: 49ers 2010 draft board was set when he was fired

Scot McCloughan: 49ers 2010 draft board was set when he was fired

It’s not an entirely surprising answer. Former San Francisco 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan recently joined Twitter, and he is fast becoming one of my favorite follows. We’ll take a look at a host of his answers, but one of my favorites was about the 2010 NFL Draft. In mid-March of 2010, McCloughan was fired by the 49ers. Trent Baalke became effectively the acting general manager, and led the draft room that April. The 49ers walked away with Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, NaVorro Bowman, Anthony Dixon, and Kyle Williams. Davis, Iupati and Bowman were key cogs during the Harbaugh...
Niners Nation Aug 10, 2017
49ers release desktop, mobile schedule wallpaper

49ers release desktop, mobile schedule wallpaper

If you’re looking for a schedule wallpaper for your computer and phone, here you go! The San Francisco 49ers 2017 regular season schedule gets in one month. We are always on the lookout for versions of the schedule available on wallpaper for computers and phones. Earlier this week, the 49ers themselves released four very cool wallpaper options. Three feature the schedule, and one features NaVorro Bowman. The 49ers posted the wallpapers here, but you can also check them out on the tweet below. The Bowman one is pretty sweet, but the mobile schedule option is really helpful. I like the use...
Sacramento Bee Aug 7, 2017

Bowman-Foster '17: 49ers get first look at potential starting combination

Reuben Foster can tell you two things about NaVorro Bowman: One, the veteran linebacker has massive arms. "His arms are like my legs. It’s crazy," Foster said in May shortly …

49ers’ Foster welcoming reporters, chance to start as rookie

Before his receiving line, he’d seemingly received word that the starting spot alongside All-Pro NaVorro Bowman was his to lose. In the 49ers’ first practice since inside linebacker Malcom Smith sustained a season-ending injury Saturday, Foster, the No. 31 overall pick, took all the first-team snaps. The player directly behind Foster is Armstrong, a former undrafted free agent with five starts in his three-team, four-year career. In other words, the 49ers are expecting Foster to win the job, although defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said Armstrong would be a part of their...
49ers training camp: Three things we learned Monday

49ers training camp: Three things we learned Monday

Linebacker Reuben Foster debuted next to NaVorro Bowman as a first-string linebacker as the 49ers proceed without injured Malcolm Smith for the season's remainder.

The 49ers offense dekes Reuben Foster during his first practice with the starters

SANTA CLARA Here’s what stood out to me during practice Monday morning. THE NOT SO GOOD 1. LB Reuben Foster. Last week, NaVorro Bowman described rookie Reuben Foster as an aggressive “downhill” linebacker. In this context, “downhill” means Foster wants to explode into the backfield and tackle the running back behind the line of scrimmage. This is a good quality for a linebacker to have, but also one the offense...
Niners Nation Aug 7, 2017
Reuben Foster gets first team WILL linebacker work on Monday

Reuben Foster gets first team WILL linebacker work on Monday

The picture is potentially getting a little clearer. The San Francisco 49ers were back at practice on Monday, and after placing linebacker Malcolm Smith on injured reserve, the team sent out Reuben Foster with the first team defense. He was getting Smith’s weak side linebacker work with the first team defense, ahead of Ray Ray Armstrong. Foster opened training camp practicing exclusively with the third team defense. Armstrong and Brock Coyle handled second-team duties. Last week, the team wanted to get him some second team MIKE work, but a day off for NaVorro Bowman and a rib injury to...
Niners Nation Aug 6, 2017
Will the 49ers rotate Reuben Foster and Ray-Ray Armstrong?

Will the 49ers rotate Reuben Foster and Ray-Ray Armstrong?

The 49ers have a big opportunity for Foster and Armstrong. The San Francisco 49ers lost linebacker Malcolm Smith to a torn pectoral muscle on Saturday, and that opens up all sorts of questions and opportunities on the starting defense. The team has their first preseason game of the year this coming Friday, and it’s safe to say there will be plenty of focus on the linebackers. NaVorro Bowman has been handling starting middle (MIKE) linebacker duties, with Ahmad Brooks holding down the strong side (SAM) linebacker role. Smith was going to be the weak side (WILL) linebacker. In training...

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