1:09 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
4 hours ago
Jimmie Ward, Dante Pettis sit out Thursday practice

Jimmie Ward, Dante Pettis sit out Thursday practice

The San Francisco 49ers could be short-handed in the secondary when they welcome the Los Angeles Rams to town this Sunday. Cornerback Jimmie Ward suffered a hamstring injury on Monday against the Green Bay Packers, and he sat out Thursday’s practice. He also “sat out” Wednesday’s practice, but it was a walkthrough, so the practice report was an estimation based on if they had conducted a full practice. With only two full practices this week, Friday’s practice will be huge for Ward’s availability. He had some bumps on Monday, but was showing some promise opposite Richard Sherman....
5 hours ago
Broncos-Cardinals game thread to kick off Week 7

Broncos-Cardinals game thread to kick off Week 7

We’re back for Week 7 football. The Arizona Cardinals host the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football in an inter-conference matchup that does not exactly whet the appetite. The game kicks off at 5:20 p.m. PT on NFL Network, with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in the booth, and Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink on the sideline. You can also stream the game on Amazon Prime and listen to Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer as an alternate audio option. The Broncos are a one-point favorite, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. This was a rather odd line early in the week. Most sportsbooks...
5 hours ago
Robert Saleh understands the criticism comes with the job, is focusing on what he can control

Robert Saleh understands the criticism comes with the job, is focusing on what he can control

The 49ers defensive coordinator has the confidence of his coach and his defensive leader. Will that be enough if the unit continues to struggle? Anytime a team is not competing for a playoff spot, or in some cases, for a high seed in the playoffs, criticism will arise for one or more coaches. It might be the head coach, but oftentimes either the offensive or defensive coordinator gets to face vocal criticism as a season progresses. Any criticism about the San Francisco 49ers is going to involve one or more of general manager John Lynch, head coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, and...
6 hours ago
Jimmy Garoppolo wanders into 49ers locker room ... and quickly leaves

Jimmy Garoppolo wanders into 49ers locker room ... and quickly leaves

I don’t blame him for wanting to avoid media availability. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had surgery on his torn ACL two weeks ago, and by all accounts, it was a successful procedure. Prior to the procedure, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo would be away from the team for a bit while he was taking care of the early stages of his rehab. His rehab is still in the early stages, but Garoppolo made a brief appearance in the locker room on Thursday. Jimmy Garoppolo was at the #49ers facility today. He was on crutches, took two steps out of the trainers office into the...
9 hours ago
Live updates from Robert Saleh Week 7 press conference

Live updates from Robert Saleh Week 7 press conference

The 49ers are back for their second practice of Week 7 as they prepare for the Los Angeles Rams. Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh will meet with the media before practice. The San Francisco 49ers return to practice on Thursday as they continue preparations for their Week 7 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium. The game is set to kickoff at 1:25 p.m. PT on CBS. Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is meeting with the media at 12:40 p.m., and he will be followed by locker room availability from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. The team hits the practice field at 1:50 p.m. Practice is open...
10 hours ago
Contribute letters for ‘Letters to 87’ book

Contribute letters for ‘Letters to 87’ book

The book will honor Dwight Clark, and all proceeds will go to the 49ers Golden Heart Fund. Matt Maiocco and NBC Sports Bay Area put together a touching documentary this summer to honor Dwight Clark after his passing. Prior to Clark’s passing due to complications from ALS, he told Maiocco that he would love to have 49ers fans write letters to him about The Catch. It is the most famous play in 49ers history, and Clark wanted to hear from fans describing their recollection of event, and what it meant to them. A handful of letters were read at his memorial service, and now, Maiocco is...
11 hours ago
49ers to unveil ‘The Catch’ statues at 9:30 a.m. before Rams game

49ers to unveil ‘The Catch’ statues at 9:30 a.m. before Rams game

The San Francisco 49ers welcome the Los Angeles Rams to Levi’s Stadium this Sunday, and it will be a big day for the 49ers organization. It is the organization’s annual Alumni Weekend, and they will unveil statues outside of Levi’s Stadium of Joe Montana and Dwight Clark to commemorate The Catch. The statues will each weigh 350 pounds and be placed 23 yards apart, which is how far apart they were for the play on January 10, 1982. Clark’s figure will have his hands outstretched and be extended 11 feet in the air. The 49ers players will also be wearing their new white throwback...
12 hours ago
49ers offensive line is dominating in run blocking through six weeks

49ers offensive line is dominating in run blocking through six weeks

Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert looked good on Monday, but the offensive line run blocking is on another level right now. The San Francisco 49ers made a big splash this past offseason when they signed Jerick McKinnon to a four-year contract worth $30 million, with $11.7 million fully guaranteed at signing. There was competition for McKinnon, but either way, that is a lot of money for a guy who had not held down a starting job previously. When McKinnon suffered a torn ACL before the regular season even started, there were plenty of concerns. Head coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged the team had...
15 hours ago
Marquise Goodwin showed off his long jump skills after his second TD vs. Packers

Marquise Goodwin showed off his long jump skills after his second TD vs. Packers

It was a heck of an evening for the 49ers wide receiver. San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin broke through with a huge performance on Monday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers, catching four passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Goodwin has struggled to get going this season, with quadricep and hamstring injuries limited him through the first five weeks. On Monday, we saw exactly what he can do for the offense. Goodwin had touchdowns of 67 and 30 yards in the first half. Following his first touchdown, he did a little dance, but kept his celebration pretty basic....
15 hours ago
49ers fans are all over the place at this point

49ers fans are all over the place at this point

The San Francisco 49ers have lost four straight games through Week 6, and they now face a Los Angeles Rams team that is a double digit road favorite in Week 7. Expectations are relatively low, but the team’s performance in Green Bay has people feeling at least a little better about the team as the midway point of the season approaches. The 49ers went into Green Bay as near double digit underdogs, but C.J. Beathard put together a great game, and the 49ers defense made plays in stretches to give the team a chance to win. Things fell apart in the final few minutes of the fourth quarter, but...
16 hours ago
C.J. Beathard talks INT vs. Packers, moving on to face tough Rams defense

C.J. Beathard talks INT vs. Packers, moving on to face tough Rams defense

The 49ers quarterback met with the media on Wednesday as the team continues preparations for their Week 7 matchup with the Rams. We’ve got a full transcript. What’s the process like for you as far as a Monday night game and then getting back to work to face one of the best teams in the league? “Yeah, it’s a quick turnaround as any Monday night game would be. I got back late on Tuesday morning it would be, so it’s a quick turnaround. We’ve got to get on it quick and we’ve got a good opponent this week. Today’s our first practice and we’ll get rolling.” How are you about...
17 hours ago
Survivor, straight up picks for Week 7 NFL action

Survivor, straight up picks for Week 7 NFL action

We’ve got all the strategy you need to make it through the seventh week of a Survivor pool. We are entering the seventh week of the season, and we have one remaining undefeated team in the NFL. The Los Angeles Rams improved to 6-0 last week, and now arrive in Santa Clara to face our San Francisco 49ers. Maybe the 49ers can provide the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins with a chance to pop their annual champagne toast. In the meantime, we open the week with a fairly abysmal matchup on Thursday Night Football. The Arizona Cardinals host the Denver Broncos, and we’ll get into this mess more...
Oct 17, 2018
49ers conduct walkthrough, provide good WR news on estimated injury report

49ers conduct walkthrough, provide good WR news on estimated injury report

Dante Pettis and Trent Taylor appear to be making progress. The San Francisco 49ers had their first practice of the week on Wednesday, but given the quick turnaround from Monday Night Football, the practice was a walkthrough instead of a full session. The team provided a practice participation report, but it was estimated as if there had been a full practice. The Wednesday practice is always the baseline from which we see what Wednesday and Thursday bring for the injury report. As the season moves along, veterans get more and more Wednesdays off, whether they’re healthy or dinged up. An...
Oct 17, 2018
Kyle Shanahan talks Week 6 play-calling, defensive communication, injuries

Kyle Shanahan talks Week 6 play-calling, defensive communication, injuries

The 49ers head coach met with the media to kick off Rams week. We’ve got a full transcript, and you can watch video here. With RB Raheem Mostert playing instead of RB Alfred Morris, was that game plan-specific? If so, was it effective in that where you’d consider that to be a permanent change? “No, I don’t think it was a permanent change. It was just what we thought was best for that game. Raheem got a ton of reps all week because [RB Matt] Breida didn’t practice, too. So, we knew Raheem was going to play in the game regardless. We didn’t know how long Breida would go. Breida...
Oct 17, 2018
49ers open practice window for rookie safety Marcell Harris

49ers open practice window for rookie safety Marcell Harris

The San Francisco 49ers might be facing a lost season from a win/loss perspective, but it provides a chance to assess some of their rookies. On Wednesday, the team got another rookie out on the practice field for the first team. Sixth round pick Marcell Harris, a safety out of Florida, had his practice window activated after opening the season on the Reserve/NFI list. Harris suffered a torn Achilles in 2017 shortly before the start of what would be his final college season, and the 49ers grabbed him to stash for some length of time. It sounded like he might have been ready for the start of...

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