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David Fucillo / Niners Nation 12 hours ago

Bengals owners thinks Andy Dalton's next contract should be around that of Colin Kaepernick

Bengals owner Mike Brown had some interesting comments about Andy Dalton's next contract. Would a deal similar in structure to Colin Kaepernick's deal be entirely crazy? The San Francisco 49ers signing of Colin Kaepernick to a 6-year extension marked the first sizable deal for a member of the 2011 draft class. It is noteworthy because that class was the first to experience the artificial ceiling on salaries with the rookie wage scale. They are all now eligible for new deals, and we'll start to see bigger contracts coming down the pike. One player that is a tough one to figure out is...
Niners Nation 8 hours ago
49ers training camp: Chris Culliver cleared to practice

49ers training camp: Chris Culliver cleared to practice

The San Francisco 49ers cleared cornerback Chris Culliver to take part in training camp when practices open on Thursday. We break down what this means. Matt Maiocco is reporting that San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has been cleared to participate in practice when training camp gets started this Thursday. Culliver suffered an ACL tear early in training camp last year, and spent the season on injured reserve. He participated in the offseason workout program, but did not take part in team drills during minicamp and OTAs. Culliver comes to camp with a chance to snag a starting...
Topeka Capital-Journal 7 hours ago

Super Bowl champion Seahawks slotted No. 1 in opening NFL power rankings

NEW YORK — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos. The Kansas City Chiefs were ranked 14th in the opening poll with 214 points. The Super Bowl champion Seahawks grabbed 11 first-place votes on Tuesday and had 383 points. read more
KFFL 8 hours ago

49ers | Marcus Lattimore may practice soon

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus ...

More 49ers Rumors & News

GM Trent Baalke on Aldon Smith discipline: ‘We will support any action the NFL may take’

The 49ers apparently will leave up to the league any further discipline of linebacker Aldon Smith, who was sentenced Friday to 12 days in jail and three years probation for misdemeanor weapons and drunk-driving convictions. Here is a statement issued… Continue Reading →

Aldon Smith draws 12-day sentence; felony gun convictions reduced to misdemeanors

An apologetic Aldon Smith appeared in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Friday and received a light but apparently standard sentence for his weapon and drunk-driving convictions. Piecing together courtroom reports from Bay Area News Group colleague Tracey Kaplan, here’s… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Jul 18, 2014

Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 18, 2014

Review: Santa Cruz Shakespeare back with winning 'Merry Wives'

The company reborn through a crowd-funding effort is also presenting 'As You Like It' at UC Santa Cruz.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 18, 2014

'Star Wars' taps '24: Live Another Day' actress for role

Christina Chong reportedly has landed a supporting role in the seventh film of the franchise.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 18, 2014

Livermore thrift store celebrates new beginning

The Tri-Valley Haven Thrift Store, formerly known as the Buenas Vidas Thrift Store, will celebrate the re-opening of its recently refurbished shop on Aug. 2
San Jose Mercury News Jul 18, 2014

Author alert: Ralph Nader talks about 'Unstoppable' at two Bay Area appearances

It has been nearly 50 years and many subsequent crusades since consumer advocate Ralph Nader first captured the spotlight with the publication of "Unsafe at Any Speed.

Aldon Smith sentencing coming down this afternoon, week ahead of schedule

Linebacker Aldon Smith is scheduled to be sentenced in Santa Clara County Superior Court this afternoon, a week earlier than originally scheduled after his no-contest pleas in May for felony weapon possession and misdemeanor drunk driving. Check back to this… Continue Reading →

Early numbers: Staley’s deal doesn’t eat up 2014 cap

Joe Staley picked up an additional $12 million with his two-year extension Thursday, a league source confirmed Friday. Staley’s deal apparently does not adversely affect the 49ers’ 2014 cap space, which stood at $5.9 million, according to the NFL Players’… Continue Reading →
49ers' first-round pick Jimmie Ward ready for action

49ers' first-round pick Jimmie Ward ready for action

The 49ers on Thursday placed eight players on various injury lists, including seven members of this year's 12-man draft class. One name that was notably absent, however, was first-round pick Jimmie Ward. First-round pick Jimmie Ward is expected to enter the competition to be the 49ers’ nickel cornerback.

Reasons why the 49ers offense could be better than their defense this year

Will the 49ers offense be better than defense? Share this gallery: 1 of 9  Share this gallery: 1 of 9  Share this gallery: 1 of 9  Share this gallery: 1 of 9  Share this gallery: 1 of 9  Share this gallery: 1 of 9  Share this gallery: 1 of 9  Share this gallery: 1 of 9  Share this gallery: 1 of 9  Everyone talks up the 49ers defense, but what if that isn’t the strongest unit on the team this season? Here are eight reasons why the 49ers offense might be better than its defense in 2014.

49ers Player News

  • 1 Colin Kaepernick

    Colin Kaepernick

    Bengals owners thinks Andy Dalton's next contract should be around that of Colin Kaepernick

  • 1 Alex Boone

    Alex Boone

    Thoughts on Alex Boone as training camp holdout looms

  • 1 Marcus Lattimore

    Marcus Lattimore

    Marcus Lattimore, others to begin training camp on 49ers NFI list

  • 1 Jimmie Ward

    Jimmie Ward

    Key camp question: Will rookie be ready for big role?

  • 1 Carlos Hyde

    Carlos Hyde

    Battle stations! Young RBs will fight for pecking order behind bell cow

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