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Kaepernick will play in 49ers' exhibition finale against Texans

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers had Kaepernick make a cameo in last year's final preseason game, and he led a touchdown drive against Chargers
  • 12 hr 20 min ago

Stanford product Shayne Skov still vying for 49ers roster spot; dares you to watch him run

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Shayne Skov acknowledged there s always a little anxiety when cuts are made. The undrafted linebacker out of Stanford survived the 49ers first wave of roster reduction Monday.
  • 13 hr 17 min ago

49ers prepare for linebacker life without Aldon Smith

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers expect the NFL to announce before the regular season whatever discipline or suspension Smith faces for his off-field transgressions.
  • 13 hr 36 min ago

Mum s the word from Aldon Smith and NFL; Fangio ready to deploy countermeasures

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Outside linebacker Aldon Smith maintained his media silence Thursday that's followed his Aug. 7 meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding potential discipline.
  • 13 hr 38 min ago

49ers' Kaepernick looks to end preseason strong

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — Colin Kaepernick is slated to play in Thursday night's exhibition finale Thursday at Houston Texans.
  • 14 hr 15 min ago

Colin Kaepernick on lowest-ranked offense: I ve never seen worrying help anyone s problems or help anyone get better

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Colin Kaepernick is slated to play in Thursday night s exhibition finale Thursday, and for the 49ers sake, they d certainly like a repeat of last year s cameo.
  • 14 hr 20 min ago

San Francisco 49ers season preview: Defense slipping?

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The San Francisco 49ers still boast productive starters in Patrick Willis and Frank Gore. But are they deep enough to keep up with the division-rival Seattle Seahawks on both sides of the ball?
  • 15 hr 29 min ago

49ers rip out Levi's Stadium field again, larger overhaul coming

Inside Bay Area (By Mike Rosenberg <a href='mailto:mrosenbe) — For the second time in less than a week, the 49ers have begun ripping out the Levi's Stadium turf as part of a larger overhaul that the team hopes will solve its playing field woes.
  • 21 hr 6 min ago

49ers announce roster cuts, injury moves

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — NaVorro Bowman among San Francisco 49ers on PUP list, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson is among the cuts made
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Niners' NaVorro Bowman out until Week 7

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The 49ers placed linebacker NaVorro Bowman on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. How will the Niners handle the loss of their All-Pro linebacker for six games?
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

San Francisco 49ers put NaVorro Bowman on PUP list

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The 49ers placed linebacker NaVorro Bowman on the physically unable to perform list. How will the Niners handle the loss of their All-Pro linebacker for six games?
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Roster down to 75: Bowman, Lattimore remain on injury lists; Hampton, Bethel-Thompson among cuts

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Linebacker NaVorro Bowman and running back Marcus Lattimore were among seven players moved to reserve status on injured lists Monday, helping the 49ers trim their roster to 75 ahead of Tuesday s...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

49ers' Iupati gets tough love from Kaepernick

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a simple message for guard Mike Iupati after his poor performance Sunday: 'Do better
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Monday notes: WR Stevie Johnson locking up spot; James praised; McDonald healthy; Wilhoite excited

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Wideout Stevie Johnson s roster spot is looking secure, even though he has only two receptions for 11 yards through three exhibitions.
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Offensive line update: Iupati not worried about pass-protection woes; Kilgore ready for starting job

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Guard Mike Iupati believes an easy fix to his technique will correct his pass-protection problems in  the 49ers 21-7 exhibition win Sunday over the Chargers.
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Source: 49ers, Alex Boone still in contract stalemate

Inside Bay Area (By Cam Inman <a href='mailto:cinman@bayare) — No movement in contract situation between San Francisco 49ers, holdout guard Alex Boone
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Report: Marcus Martin s kneecap to sideline him two months

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Center Marcus Martin's injured kneecap will sideline him at least eight weeks, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Alex Boone, 49ers remain in stalemate

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — Three exhibitions down and there's been no movement in guard Alex Boone's contract holdout with the 49ers, a source indicated Monday.
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Snap counts: More time for Martin is positive; Lynch shines while playing half defensive snaps

Inside Bay Area (Cam Inman) — The snap totals are in from the 49ers' third exhibition, and while the regular-season starters saw more action, it's interesting to note who saw scant playing time.
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Jim Harbaugh sees 'good things' from 49ers' offense

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers' starting offense have generated just six points in August, but San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh remains unfazed, saying he saw "good things" Sunday vs. the Chargers.
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Blog Articles

Bigger Brooks: 49ers LB acknowledges he needs to drop weight

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Brooks, whose weight has fluctuated during his career, acknowledged before practice that he needed to lose between five and 10 pounds. The 6-foot-3 Brooks is listed at 259 pounds.
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Fangio not ready to call Wilhoite vs. Borland

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The kid will get one more crack. Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio isn’t ready to officially declare a winner in the Michael Wilhoite vs, Chris Borland battle. Instead, Fangio suggested...
  • 13 hr 15 min ago

Jim Loves Dan: Harbaugh very fond of his old-West LB

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — In Jim Harbaugh’s mind, 49ers outside linebacker Dan Skuta is an old-school football player. And we’re talking really old school. On KNBR this morning, Harbaugh, unprompted, verbally penned a love...
  • 17 hr 3 min ago

It’s official: Lattimore, Bowman will be sidelined for at least 6 games

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers placed running back Marcus Lattimore on the reserve non-football injury list today, meaning the 2013 fourth-round pick will be sidelined for at least the first six games of the regular...
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Still smiling: Iupati not worried about subpar performance

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Mike Iupati’s humor remained intact a day after he was torn up by Corey Liuget. Today, on the heels of a forgettable performance in a 21-7 win over the Chargers, the 49ers left guard was queried...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago
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Source: Rookie C Marcus Martin to be sidelined eight weeks

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Niners rookie center Marcus Martin is expected to be sidelined about eight weeks after he sustained an injury to his kneecap in Sunday’s 21-7 win over San Diego, a source said. Martin, a...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago
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Catching on? McDonald’s performance hints at progress

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — There are still lingering questions about Vance McDonald’s ability to consistently catch a football. But there is no longer any doubt about his ability to spike it.
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Source: 49ers hope C Marcus Martin has dislocated kneecap

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — There is hope 49ers rookie center Marcus Martin sustained a dislocated kneecap and did not suffer major ligament damage after he was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of a 21-7 win over...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago
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49ers diplomatic in fielding questions about new surface

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — Well, the field didn’t fall part. That was welcome news for the 49ers, who beat the Chargers 21-7 on Sunday on a not-yet-broken-in field that was installed two days earlier. The surface at Levi’s...
  • 2 days ago
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Who played well in the 49ers’ 21-7 win over San Diego

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — Who did well in the 49ers’ 21-7 win? Rookie linebacker Aaron Lynch – He went through a stretch in the fourth quarter where he was a factor in every play – either through putting...
  • 2 days ago
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First-string offense harassed in 21-7 win over Chargers

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — It’s the preseason, right? No reason to panic, correct? That’s probably accurate, but the 49ers surely have a segment of their fan base sweating it out based on their performances this summer. On...
  • 2 days ago
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Levi’s Stadium: Patchy sod situation

SFGate.com (Al Saracevic) — The San Francisco 49ers had to replace the turf in the team’s brand-spanking new stadium this week, on short notice. After players started slipping and sliding at Wednesday’es practice...
  • 2 days ago
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49ers-Chargers: What to look for

SFGate.com (Kevin Lynch) — What to look for in today’s 49ers-Chargers game: -Coach Jim Harbaugh doesn’t always adhere to playing his starters into the second half in the third preseason game. However with the...
  • 2 days ago
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49ers game will go on as scheduled despite Northern California earthquake

SFGate.com (Katie Dowd) — Team officials said Sunday morning that a 6.0 earthquake that shook Northern California has not damaged Levi’s Stadium and that the 49ers’ preseason game against the Chargers will be...
  • 2 days ago
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Reality bites: Rookie LB Skov seeking special-teams role

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — After a full training camp and two preseason games, NFL roster realities can begin sinking in for those on the fringes. Take, for example, 49ers undrafted rookie Shayne Skov.
  • 3 days ago
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Notes: James ready for debut; Gabbert still No. 2

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — During a discussion of the wind at Levi’s Stadium today, a reporter told 49ers running back LaMichael James that few take such weather-related topics more seriously than placekicker Phil Dawson....
  • 4 days ago
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As grass story grows, 49ers executive addresses issues

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — After he fielded seven questions relating to the field surface at Levi’s Stadium in the course of a 62-second interview today, 49ers rookie wide receiver Bruce Ellington walked away from the media...
  • 4 days ago
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Recent precedent: Eagles played on new field Thursday

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers are really going to play the Chargers on Sunday afternoon on a field that was installed just three days earlier? Well, yes, they are. And there is a very recent precedent for this. Very...
  • 4 days ago
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49ers removing large section of field at Levi’s Stadium

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — The 49ers are removing a large 100-yard section of sod that runs down the spine of the field at Levi’s Stadium a day after the conditions on the surface caused them to abruptly halt an open...
  • 5 days ago
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No more Gore? RB discusses uncertain future

SFGate.com (Eric Branch) — If this is Frank Gore’s last season with the 49ers, he’d like to leave with a Super Bowl ring and this message for 31 teams: I can still play.
  • 6 days ago
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