4:34 AM EDT, Mon August 20, 2018
Niner Nation 7 hours ago
Shanahan won’t rule out IR with return designation for Williams, Magnuson injuries

Shanahan won’t rule out IR with return designation for Williams, Magnuson injuries

The injury report just got a little more full. The San Francisco 49ers have some significant injuries to add to the report following their preseason loss to the Houston Texans. Head coach Kyle Shanahan announced the injuries to the media at his Sunday afternoon conference call. Running back Joe Williams suffered a rib fracture and very bad bruise, and is out until at least Week 1 of the regular season. Offensive lineman Erik Magnuson suffered a serious hamstring injury that will cost him at least six to eight weeks. Shanahan said the next week or two would be key in deciding whether the...
The Mercury News 7 hours ago
49ers backups battered, could be headed to injured reserve

49ers backups battered, could be headed to injured reserve

Running back Joe Williams' bid for a roster spot is on hold after sustaining a fractured rib in the 49ers' exhibition loss Saturday at Houston, where offensive lineman Erik Magnuson left with a hamstring tear and quarterback C.J. Beathard a foot sprain.
The Mercury News 7 hours ago
New helmet rule causing chaos for 49ers, others

New helmet rule causing chaos for 49ers, others

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers are right in the thick of an increasingly heated debate about the NFL’s new helmet rule. “The rule is idiotic And should be dismissed immediately,” cornerback Richard Sherman tweeted Sunday. Sherman launched his social-media rants about the safety-conscious rule immediately after Saturday night’s exhibition at Houston, in which the 49ers […]
Niner Nation 9 hours ago
Brian Baldinger breaks down Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance against Texans

Brian Baldinger breaks down Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance against Texans

Besides the interception, Jimmy Garoppolo was a surgeon Saturday night. NFL analyst Brian Baldinger breaks down some of Garoppolo’s key throws. The bright spot for the San Francisco 49ers in their Saturday preaseason game against the Houston Texans was Jimmy Garoppolo. We’ll be breaking down each of his snaps in a separate post, but here’s some nice film breakdown of the money plays. NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger got ahold of some Jimmy G film from Saturday and breaks down the coverages, and that touchdown pass to Trent Taylor that I didn’t realize was so on-point at the...

Three impressions from the 49ers’ preseason loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday

Pass after pass, Jimmy Garoppolo found his target, the chains moved and the 49ers passing attack looked ready to pounce on its regular-season challengers. Coach Kyle Shanahan wouldn’t go so …