1:00 AM EST, Sun December 11, 2016

Torrey Smith certain Chip Kelly will be back with 49ers in 2017

Wide receiver Torrey Smith isn’t among those wondering about Chip Kelly’s future with the 49ers. After Smith heaped praise on Kelly to a group of reporters in the locker room today, he was asked if his feelings were shared by his teammates. Would the 49ers be disappointed if Kelly wasn’t back in 2017? Smith’s reasoning for believing Kelly won’t be fired: Kelly said he spoke with Smith on Saturday, a day after his father, Paul, died at 87. After briefly leaving the team, Kelly returned for a 26-6 loss in Chicago before returning home for his dad’s funeral Tuesday. In 2012, he...

Private Chip Kelly opens up about his late father

After wearing a suit throughout his career as a trial lawyer, Paul Kelly wanted to be buried in something a bit more comfortable. On Wednesday, Chip Kelly was asked if his dad was a longtime fan of the 49ers, or just recently adopted them after he revealed this: A day after returning from his father’s funeral in Portland, Maine, Kelly began his news conference by freely discussing his dad, who died Friday night at 87. Kelly, who is famously private, said he spoke with players such as wide receivers Torrey Smith and Jeremy Kerley about losing family members on Saturday night. Kelly, who...
Baltimore Beatdown Dec 1, 2016
Former Raven Torrey Smith gives huge shoutout in “Draw My Life” video

Former Raven Torrey Smith gives huge shoutout in “Draw My Life” video

Torrey Smith gives an inside look of his upbringing in “Draw My Life” video Though he now plays for the San Francisco 49ers, it’s always a pleasure to hear positive news about or for former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. A video published yesterday from Whistle Sports brings fans the story of Torrey Smith, from his early life and college to the NFL Draft and moving from Baltimore to San Fran. “NFL players wear custom-made cleats for a great cause. In Week 13 Torrey Smith’s cause takes the field, when he will proudly display the Torrey Smith Family Fund, on his gameday cleats....

49ers set franchise record with 10th straight loss

The latest edition was a 31-28 defeat to the Dolphins, who were headlined by quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s three touchdown passes. The 49ers quarterback threw for 296 yards, three touchdowns and also had the second-most rushing yards (113) of his career. Trailing 31-24, Kaepernick drove the 49ers to Miami’s six-yard line with two seconds left, but his last-play scramble came up two yards short as he was brought down by defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and linebacker Kiko Alonso. Kaepernick threw a one-yard touchdown to wideout Torrey Smith to trim the deficit to 31-21 midway through the...

49ers WR Smith returns; Dial inactive vs. Dolphins

A week after missing the first game of his six-year career, 49es wide receiver Torrey Smith will return for today’s game against the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Smith, who has been dealing with a shoulder injury, is in the midst of the worst season of his career, collecting 17 catches for 243 yards in nine games. The Dolphins will play without three starting offensive linemen: C Marcus Pouncey (hip), T Branden Albert (wrist) and G/T Laremy Tunsil (shoulder). Cornerback Jimmie Ward is active after sustaining a concussion in last week’s 30-17 loss to the Patriots. Safety Vinnie...
Niners Nation Nov 27, 2016

49ers-Dolphins inactives: Torrey Smith, Jimmie Ward active for Week 12

We break down the 49ers inactives vs. the Miami Dolphins. The San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins released their inactives, and wide receiver Torrey Smith will be back in action. Smith suffered a shoulder injury in Week 10 and was inactive in Week 11, marking the first absence in his 5+ seasons in the NFL. Smith returns to start opposite Quinton Patton. Cornerback Jimmie Ward is active, which means he has been cleared through the concussion protocol. He suffered the concussion last week, and missed practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. He was listed as limited on Thursday and Friday, but it...
Niners Nation Nov 27, 2016

Torrey Smith expected to play Sunday vs. Dolphins

We break down the latest news around the 49ers No. 1 receiver. The San Francisco 49ers are expected to have Torrey Smith back in the lineup in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins. Smith missed last week’s game against the New England Patriots with a shoulder injury, but Ian Rapoport reported that Smith should be active. Rapoport said the trainers will test it out before the game, but signs point to him playing. Smith suffered the shoulder injury in the 49ers Week 10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The missed game the following week was Smith’s first since entering the NFL in 2011. He was...

49ers’ Torrey Smith watches game from sideline, gains perspective

Wide receiver Torrey Smith missed a game Sunday for the first time since high school, but he received something in return. Smith, who is in the midst of the worst season of his six-year career, said he gained an appreciation for his 9-to-5 job by watching the 49ers’ 30-17 loss to New England from the sideline. Smith (17 receptions, 243 yards) is on pace to establish career lows in receptions and receiving yards. The 49ers placed safety Eric Reid on injured reserve after he sustained a torn biceps Sunday and promoted safety Vinnie Sunseri from the practice squad to fill Reid’s roster...
Niners Nation Nov 22, 2016

49ers Tuesday injury report: Jimmie Ward sitting, Torrey Smith still in non-contact jersey

We break down some news from the 49ers Tuesday practice as they kick off Week 12 on-field preparations. The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice on Tuesday, as they begin preparations to face the Miami Dolphins. The team will not release its first practice participation report until Wednesday, but the media was able to observe who was taking part in what aspects of the early portion of practice. #49ers not practicing: Quinton Dial, Joe Staley, Jimmie Ward, Eli Harold. Torrey Smith is back in blue non-contact jersey.— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) November 22, 2016 Quinton...
Niners Nation Nov 21, 2016

49ers-Patriots snap count: Mike Davis remains benched, 49ers send out all the WRs they can

We break down the 49ers offensive snap count from Week 11. The San Francisco 49ers offense is dealing with a variety of injuries and ineffectiveness, and Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots saw the rotations continue. Chip Kelly talked after the game about how the team just does not have the talent to keep up in a shootout, and so they are instead left shuffling bodies wherever they can. Wide receiver Torrey Smith was inactive for the first time in his NFL career due to a shoulder injury. The team announced Quinton Patton, Aaron Burbridge, and Jeremy Kerley as starters, but the snap...

A first: 49ers WR Torrey Smith sideline with shoulder injury

A first: 49ers WR Torrey Smith sideline with shoulder injury The 49ers wide receiver will be sidelined for today’s game against the Patriots, missing the first game of six-year career, because of a shoulder injury he sustained in last week’s loss at Arizona. Smith had started his career by playing in 89 straight games.
Niners Nation Nov 20, 2016

49ers-Patriots inactives: Torrey Smith, Rob Gronkowski missing Week 11 due to injury

We break down the injury reports for the 49ers and Patriots for Week 11. The San Francisco 49ers announced their Week 11 inactives, and they will be without wide receiver Torrey Smith. This marks the first time in his career that Smith has missed a game. He had the second longest active games played streak among wide receivers. He suffered a shoulder injury in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. His absence means Quinton Patton and Jeremy Kerley will be starting, and Chris Harper, Rod Streater, and Aaron Burbridge all could see boosts in playing time. Rookie cornerback Rashard Robinson...

49ers vs. Patriots live blog

SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week-12 game against the New England Patriots. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box. 12:00 Here are the 49ers’ inactives: WR Torrey Smith OLB Aaron Lynch QB Christian Ponder RB Mike Davis OT John Theus TE Je’Ron Hamm […]
Niners Nation Nov 20, 2016

Torrey Smith injury expected to mean first ever missed game

The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver suffered a shoulder injury last week, and Adam Schefter is reporting he is expected to sit in Week 11. The San Francisco 49ers could be without their biggest deep threat on Sunday against the New England Patriots. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Torrey Smith is unlikely to play in Week 11 due to a shoulder injury suffered last week against the Arizona Cardinals. Smith has never missed through his first six seasons, giving him an “ironman” streak of 89 games. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Eric Weems is the only wide receiver with a longer...

Report: 49ers’ Torrey Smith unlikely to play vs. Patriots

Niners wide receiver Torrey Smith, who hasn’t missed a game in his six-year career, is unlikely to play against the Patriots on Sunday, ESPN reported. Smith sustained a shoulder injury in last week’s loss in Arizona, which caused him to miss two practices. Smith, who has played in 89 straight games, is on pace to record career-lows in catches and yards for the second straight season.

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