1. Marcus Peters or Trae Waynes: Which CB Should 49ers Draft in Round 1?

    San Francisco 49ers fans might be disappointed with the departures of Jim Harbaugh , Patrick Willis and Chris Borland , but there's still plenty of time for the team to improve this offseason...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 13 days ago 3,893 reads 30 comments

  2. Steve Young: 'It's Awful, It's Scary' Seeing Concussions Impact Former NFLers

    Steve Young was sacked by Aeneas Williams on September 27, 1999. Young's head was slammed to the ground. One of the great quarterbacks of his era never played football again...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 13 days ago 10,949 reads 4 comments

  3. 49ers Met with ILB Anthony, Schedule Pre-Draft Visit with McKinney

    The San Francisco 49ers are likely looking for an inside linebacker in the upcoming NFL Draft, and preparations are underway...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 486 reads 0 comments

  4. Borland: 'Just Wasn't What I Wanted to Do'

    A little over a week ago, Chris Borland woke up in a Guadalajara, Mexico, hotel room to the shocking news that Patrick Willis , his fellow San Francisco 49ers linebacker, had retired at age 30...

    Noah Jampol Written by Noah Jampol about 13 days ago 695 reads 0 comments

  5. Why 49ers Have Yet to Earn Respect Back with Free-Agent Picks

    Don’t let the San Francisco 49ers ’ free-agent pickups fool you—they’re far from sufficient in earning back the respect of this franchise’s distraught fanbase...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 13 days ago 6,207 reads 66 comments

  6. Predicting San Francisco 49ers Starting Lineup After the 1st Wave of Free Agency

    Of the San Francisco 49ers ’ 22 starters in Super Bowl XLVII, only eight remain on the roster: Colin Kaepernick , Vernon Davis , Joe Staley, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis , Aldon Smith, NaVorro Bowman and Ahmad Brooks...

    Grant Cohn Written by Grant Cohn about 13 days ago 19,457 reads 56 comments

  7. Report: Crabtree Has 'Little or No Market'

    Pro Football Talk is saying that a source indicated Michael Crabtree is one of a few wide receivers seeing little or no market in free agency...

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  8. San Francisco 49ers: Sifting Through the Aftermath of Chris Borland's Retirement

    Chris Borland ’s shock decision to retire at age 24, as first reported on Outside the Lines , speaking to ESPN.com's Mark Fainaru-Wada , is stunning...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 13 days ago 6,691 reads 10 comments

  9. Borland's Dad on Retirement: 'We Kept It to Ourselves'

    Chris Borland's family knew throughout his rookie season with the 49ers that it was likely going to be his last.....

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  10. York Respects Borland's Decision, 'Would Love' Smith to Return

    San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York spoke with Bloomberg Television's Cory Johnson Tuesday about the retirement of 24-year-old linebacker Chris Borland, impact of former 49ers coach Jim ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 13 days ago 453 reads 0 comments

  11. Tim Ryan: 'Patrick Willis Retired, Chris Borland Quit'

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 13 days ago 1,067 reads 0 comments

  12. Bleacher Report Video Embed

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  13. Chris Borland's Father: Family Backed LB's Choice to Retire from 49ers

    Jeff Borland went to work Tuesday morning at his financial firm, just like any other day, except the topic of discussion among his employees was one particularly close to him, one that stirred feelings of pride...

    Noah Jampol Written by Noah Jampol about 14 days ago 392 reads 0 comments

  14. How Can 49ers Fill Hole at ILB After Shocking News of Chris Borland Retirement?

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement Monday night after only one season in the NFL ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 14 days ago 7,335 reads 16 comments

  15. Are the 49ers Experiencing the Worst Offseason in NFL History?

    Do you remember when the 49ers were good? I'm not talking about Montana's 49ers. I'm talking about Harbaugh's. They were monsters. They were smartly run and nasty and brilliant...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 14 days ago 217,538 reads 637 comments

  16. Potential Draft Replacements for Chris Borland, Patrick Willis

    The retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland likely have the San Francisco 49ers adding inside linebacker to their list of draft needs...

    Noah Jampol Written by Noah Jampol about 14 days ago 146 reads 0 comments

  17. Borland's Shoulders Were a Concern, Too

    Linebacker Chris Borland was so beat up physically after his rookie season at least one person close to him thought he would seriously consider retirement due to his overall physical health, a source told CSNBayArea...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 14 days ago 2,734 reads 0 comments

  18. Middle of 49ers' Defense Hinges on Bowman's Return

    A month ago, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke believed he had four inside linebackers who were capable of being starters in the NFL ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 14 days ago 5 reads 0 comments

  19. Baalke: Harbaugh Pushed for Kap, but QB 'Our Guy'

    The word out of Arizona is that quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making good progress during his 11-week program during this time of the offseason when the 49ers ' coaches are prohibited from working with their players...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 14 days ago 500 reads 0 comments

  20. Borland Retires at Just 24, Makes His Own Sense

    A big, talented young guy out of the University of Wisconsin, Chris Borland, a star rookie for the San Francisco 49ers about to become a bigger star if he managed to stay healthy ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 14 days ago 31 reads 0 comments

  21. NFL Community Reacts to Borland's Retirement

    The news of Chris Borland's retirement from the NFL on Tuesday evening shook the football world to its core.....

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 14 days ago 182 reads 0 comments

  22. Borland Won't Be Last to Decide NFL Is Too Risky

    Over the last few years, the NFL has been dragged kicking and screaming to admit what it never wanted to admit: the game of football has clear and distinct ties to head trauma and a host of other concerns...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 14 days ago 246 reads 0 comments

  23. Borland's Retirement Not Harbinger of End of Football

    A lot of people think Chris Borland's retirement from the NFL at age 24 out of fear for his brainbox is a message to the NFL, a sign that players are suddenly factoring cerebral damage as part of the equation of career-building...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 14 days ago 228 reads 0 comments

  24. San Francisco 49ers: How Free-Agency Activity Has Reshaped Draft Plans

    The initial burst of free agency is over, and it’s time to catch our breath and take a look at the bigger picture for a moment. While there are some quality free agents still available, all of the huge, game-changing names have been signed...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 14 days ago 8,852 reads 11 comments

  25. 49ers LB Chris Borland to Retire from NFL

    The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that linebacker Chris Borland will retire from the National Football League...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 14 days ago 284 reads 0 comments