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49ers reportedly will sign linebacker Desmond Bishop

Inside Bay Area (By Jimmy Durkin <a href='mailto:jdurkin@ba) — The San Francisco 49ers reportedly will sign former Cal linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract.
  • 13 hr ago

Jim Harbaugh finishes fourth in presidential race

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh finishes fourth in balloting for student body president
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Report: 49ers to meet with WR Hakeem Nicks

Inside Bay Area (Jimmy Durkin, 49ers Hot Read) — The 49ers plan to meet with wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, according to an ESPN report. Nicks told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he was traveling to California on Monday to meet with the 49ers.
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Five most instinctive linebackers in 2015 NFL Draft

NFL.com (Goodbread, Chase) — Coaching can only go so far, particularly at linebacker, where reading and reacting has to be innate. Here are the draft's most instinctive instant-impact linebackers and their best NFL fits.
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Report: Lance Briggs to visit 49ers on Monday

Inside Bay Area (Jimmy Durkin, 49ers Hot Read) — Lance Briggs will visit the 49ers on Monday, the 34-year-old linebacker told ESPN.com.Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowler during his 12 seasons with the Chicago Bears, told ESPN.
  • 3 days ago
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Lance Briggs to visit LB-needy San Francisco 49ers

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Lance Briggs said he will visit with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday. The Niners are in desperate need of linebacker help after the retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.
  • 3 days ago
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49ers waive cornerback Cameron Fuller

Inside Bay Area (Jimmy Durkin, 49ers Hot Read) — The 49ers released Richmond native Cameron Fuller on Friday, ending the cornerback's tenure without him making a regular season appearance.
  • 4 days ago
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Jonathan Martin released by San Francisco 49ers

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have released offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. Will Martin find a new team?
  • 5 days ago
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49ers release OT Jonathan Martin

Inside Bay Area (Jimmy Durkin, 49ers Hot Read) — The 49ers announced Thursday they have waived offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, ending his disappointing one year in San Francisco.
  • 5 days ago
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49ers' Tomsula excited about Kaepernick's time with Warner

Inside Bay Area (By Jimmy Durkin <a href='mailto:jdurkin@ba) — San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula says Colin Kaepernick's offseason time with Kurt Warner could impact the quarterback's approach to the game.
  • 6 days ago
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Jim Tomsula on Reggie Bush: 'He's not a gadget guy'

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman, 49ers Hot Read) — Reggie Bush isn't coming into the 49ers to replace Frank Gore's role as an every down running back. But he's capable of a heavy workload, if needed, according to coach Jim Tomsula.
  • 6 days ago
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49ers' Tomsula: Bush an every down back

Inside Bay Area (By Jimmy Durkin <a href='mailto:jdurkin@ba) — New San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula sees Reggie Bush as an every down running back.
  • 6 days ago
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Tomsula: Reggie Bush 'can be an every-down back'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Jim Tomsula believes that Reggie Bush is capable of being an every-down running back. How will the San Francisco 49ers coach incorporate Bush in his stable of running backs for 2015?
  • 6 days ago
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Kentucky's kindred Jim Harbaugh spirit

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Karl-Anthony Towns likes his imaginery friend in much the way Jim Harbaugh did with 49ers.
  • 7 days ago
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San Jose: Ex-49er Chris Culliver has brass knuckles charge reduced to misdemeanor

Inside Bay Area (By Tracey Kaplan and Robert Salonga Mercur) — Over the objection of the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, a judge agreed Tuesday to reduce a felony charge for possession of brass knuckles to a misdemeanor for ex-49er Chris...
  • 7 days ago
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49ers will install cooling units at Levi's Stadium

Inside Bay Area (By Jimmy Durkin <a href='mailto:jdurkin@ba) — Team could also host more primetime weekday games in 2015.
  • 7 days ago
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Report: Ex-49er McDonald set to sign with Chicago Bears

Inside Bay Area (Mercury News) — Former 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald will be joining his old defensive coordinator Vic Fangio with the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
  • 7 days ago
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49ers awarded two compensatory draft picks

Inside Bay Area (By Jimmy Durkin <a href='mailto:jdurkin@ba) — The San Francisco 49ers were awarded two compensatory draft picks -- at the end of the fourth and seventh rounds -- by the NFL on Monday to go along with their original seven selections.
  • 8 days ago
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Report: 49ers interested in ex-Viking Erin Henderson

Inside Bay Area (By Jimmy Durkin <a href='mailto:jdurkin@ba) — The linebacker-needy 49ers are reportedly interested in Erin Henderson, the former Minnesota Viking who sat out last year after being released following two arrests for suspicion of driving under...
  • 8 days ago
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Chris Borland says 49ers will get back most of his signing bonus

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — Former linebacker Chris Borland says he will return three-fourths of his signing bonus to the 49ers after abruptly retiring following his rookie season
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Blog Articles

49ers free-agent shopping continues

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — With the 49ers offering more dinners than Golden Corral, their free-agent market shopping is still under way. The latest dinner? Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks according to ESPN. A curious choice,...
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Cornerback could be an option for the 49ers in the first round

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — University of Miami’s Mike Rumph was the last cornerback the 49ers took in the first round and that was in 2002. This year, the team could take another cornerback, particularly if Michigan...
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Will improved mechanics really improve Colin Kaepernick?

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner recently weighed in on his sessions with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “We tried to engage his lower half,” Warner told the Boston...
  • 2 days ago

Assessing the 49ers’ exodus: 107 starts and 6,355 snaps

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The group of 10 departed players combined to start 107 games in 2014 and play 6,355 snaps. Those figures roughly mirror the exodus after the 2010 season when the 49ers lost 11 players who had made...
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Jonathan Martin release an indicator of Trent Baalke’s increasing power

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — One difference without 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers are no longer wedded to his personal favorites. One such player, offensive linemen Jonathan Martin, was released on Thursday. Martin...
  • 5 days ago
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One and done: 49ers waive OT Jonathan Martin

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers have waived offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, a 2012 second-round pick of the Dolphins they acquired last year for a 2015 seventh-round selection. Martin, 25, who was scheduled to earn a...
  • 5 days ago
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Neurologist encouraged by NFL’s new concussion-related rule

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Dr. Vernon Williams, a neurologist and the founding director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology in Los Angeles, serves as a concussion consultant to a host of professional teams,...
  • 7 days ago
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49ers could be more balanced in 2015

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — If the 49ers are going to win more than they lose in 2015, they will do it with balance. During the Jim Harbaugh era, this team won basically with defense and not much offense. Now with...
  • 8 days ago
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The picks are in: 49ers receive two compensatory selections

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers will have nine picks in the 2015 draft after they received two compensatory selections today. The 49ers received compensatory selections in the fourth round and the seventh round. They...
  • 8 days ago
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Draft order: 7 picks before compensatory selections revealed

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers, of course, will restock some positions in the draft. They have seven picks and are expected to add at least one selection when compensatory picks are announced today at the NFL owners...
  • 8 days ago
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Chris Borland says he’ll repay 49ers most of signing bonus

SFGate.com (By Eric Branch) — Chris Borland won’t return for a second NFL season, but he will return the cash he says he didn’t earn. The 49ers’ former inside linebacker will give back three-quarters of the...
  • 9 days ago
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Stanford’s NFL prospects not ready to follow Borland’s lead

SFGate.com (By Eric Branch) — Asked if Chris Borland’s decision to leave the NFL after one season because of health concerns gave him pause, Stanford cornerback Alex Carter didn’t pause Thursday. “I plan on...
  • 10 days ago
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49ers linebacker Chase Thomas injures knee in workout

SFGate.com (By Eric Branch) — Niners outside linebacker Chase Thomas isn’t retiring, but he is rehabbing. Thomas, 25, tore the ACL in his right knee during a workout at Stanford during the offseason and was...
  • 11 days ago
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Nice price: Bush’s deal with 49ers relatively modest

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — He’s a 30-year-old running back coming off an injury plagued season that featured his lowest yards-per-carry average since 2008: No wonder the one-year contract Reggie Bush signed with the 49ers...
  • 11 days ago
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49ers LB Chase Thomas has torn ACL

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Niners outside linebacker Chase Thomas isn’t retiring, but he is rehabbing. Thomas, 25, tore the ACL in his right knee during a workout at Stanford during the offseason. He was sporting a knee...
  • 12 days ago
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Agent: Multiple teams have inquired about ex-49ers DT Ray McDonald

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — It appears former 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald will continue his NFL career, but likely not until his latest legal issue has been resolved. McDonald, 30, who was released by the 49ers in...
  • 12 days ago
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Chris Borland -responses to your responses

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — With 49er linebacker Chris Borland’s retirement, many of our posters had intriguing angles. The response to his retirement was overwhelmingly positive, and those who posted negative comments...
  • 12 days ago
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Ex-agent on recouping part of Borland’s bonus: ‘That’s kind of a tough one’

SFGate.com (By Eric Branch) — After Detroit running back Barry Sanders abruptly retired before the 1999 season, the Lions won a grievance to recoup $5.5 million of a $11 million signing bonus he was given two years earlier as...
  • 12 days ago
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Steve Young sees impact of concussions as ‘awful … scary’

SFGate.com (By Ann Killion) — Steve Young was sacked by Aeneas Williams on Sept. 27, 1999. Young’s head was slammed to the ground. One of the great quarterbacks of his era never played football again. Young’s...
  • 13 days ago
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Chris Borland knew in training camp he wasn’t long for NFL

SFGate.com (By Eric Branch) — Months before the NFL was blindsided by their son’s decision to retire, Jeff and Zebbie Borland had a far different reaction to the stunning news. On Aug. 28, after the 49ers had...
  • 14 days ago
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