1. Justin Smith Retires: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    Five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Justin Smith announced his decision to retire on Monday after an excellent 14-year NFL career...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 16 days ago 48,753 reads 193 comments

  2. Justin Smith Plans Announcement About His Future Today

    Last week, the 49ers said they didn't know whether defensive end Justin Smith would play this season or retire. Now they know. And they're expected to let the rest of us know today...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 16 days ago 267 reads 0 comments

  3. Jarryd Hayne Looks Good, but He's Still in Shorts

    SANTA CLARA -- The busiest 49er this offseason? That award might go to newcomer Jarryd Hayne, who not only is learning new positions, a new sport and a new culture (Example: how to ...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 16 days ago 270 reads 0 comments

  4. Eddie DeBartolo Will Present Charles Haley at Pro Football HOF

    IRVING, Texas -- When the Dallas Cowboys had their rookie minicamp the week after the NFL draft, Charles Haley was in attendance with his doberman dogs. When the San Francisco 49ers had their rookie minicamp last week, Haley was spotted there, too..

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 16 days ago 150 reads 1 comments

  5. 49ers' ACL Apocalypse: Team Leads NFL in Wounded Knees on Mend

    SANTA CLARA -- Dr. James Andrews isn't astonished the 49ers have nine players -- two shy of a full huddle -- who are battling back from torn anterior cruciate ligaments...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 16 days ago 1,110 reads 0 comments

  6. The Most Intriguing (or Best) Rookie Storylines at San Francisco 49ers' OTAs

    The San Francisco 49ers chose not to make their rookie minicamp open to the media this year. The only media availability was a 20-minute portion of practice Friday afternoon in ...

    Grant Cohn Written by Grant Cohn about 17 days ago 18,437 reads 29 comments

  7. Lance Briggs? Tomsula Happy with 49ers' Current Crop of Linebackers

    When asked about the prospect of signing veteran, free-agent linebacker Lance Briggs, coach Jim Tomsula answered by saying he likes what he's seen from the 49ers ' inside linebackers...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 17 days ago 3,155 reads 0 comments

  8. San Francisco 49ers Rumors: Team Ready to Move on from Kaepernick?

    A couple of seasons ago, to think that Colin Kaepernick wouldn't be the face of the San Francisco 49ers for a long time to come would have been almost unbelievable...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 17 days ago 640 reads 0 comments

  9. Undrafted QB Dylan Thompson Leads 49ers' South Carolina Reunion

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers began their three-day rookie minicamp on Saturday with just one quarterback, and that was just fine with rookie coach Jim Tomsula...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 17 days ago 410 reads 0 comments

  10. Eastern Michigan CB Making Big Leap to 49ers Rookie Camp

    Recent history suggests never-heard-of-them prospects who attend rookie minicamps on a tryout basis can go down in NFL history: Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler became last season's ...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 17 days ago 1,345 reads 0 comments

  11. 49ers Invite 10 Players in for Tryouts

    The 49ers are holding tryouts this weekend for 10 players during the team's rookie minicamp in Santa Clara...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 18 days ago 138 reads 0 comments

  12. Video of Charles Haley Working with Aldon Smith and Tank Carradine

    The San Francisco 49ers had Hall of Famer Charles Haley in town on Friday, and he had a chance to do some work with Aldon Smith and Tank Carradine. Cam Inman got some video of the work, which I'm sure some folks would enjoy seeing...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 18 days ago 264 reads 0 comments

  13. Jim Tomsula Impressed by Jarryd Hayne: 'He's Not a Little Duckling'

    Jarryd Hayne's chances of making the 49ers roster likely hinge on his ability to field punts, and Friday he made an encouraging first impression in that regard...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 18 days ago 197 reads 0 comments

  14. 49ers Sign DL Arik Armstead to Four-Year Deal

    The San Francisco 49ers signed DL Arik Armstead to a four-year deal on Friday. With the signing of Armstead, the 49ers now have all 10 of their 2015 draft picks under contract...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 19 days ago 419 reads 0 comments

  15. Charles Haley Works with Aldon Smith, Tank Carradine at 49ers Friday Workout

    This is officially my favorite thing of the offseason. The 49ers local media is on hand for the team's rookie minicamp, which means there is a chance for pictures...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 19 days ago 84 reads 0 comments

  16. San Francisco 49ers Need Justin Smith Back for Continuity and Stability

    Imagine sitting across from San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith at a poker table. He wouldn’t blink, and he may breathe only occasionally. His hands would move to receive cards or bet, but his stare would be continuous...

    Sean Tomlinson Written by Sean Tomlinson about 19 days ago 18,405 reads 70 comments

  17. Until Pads Go On, Hayne Still in Familiar Territory

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 19 days ago 137 reads 0 comments

  18. Jim Tomsula: NaVorro Bowman Looking Great for 49ers

    All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman returned to practice late last month for the first time since shredding his knee in the 2013 NFC Championship Game...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 19 days ago 296 reads 0 comments

  19. Tomsula Gives Moody Vote of Confidence Amidst ILB Competition

    The San Francisco 49ers are on hand for some voluntary workouts and this weekend's rookie minicamp, and that has provided some media availability...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Jenn Leser about 19 days ago 134 reads 0 comments

  20. Rookie QB Thompson Facing Heavy Workload

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Jenn Leser about 19 days ago 115 reads 0 comments

  21. Tomsula: 'Nothing to Report on Smith'

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Jenn Leser about 19 days ago 267 reads 0 comments

  22. Top Burning Questions for San Francisco 49ers Rookie Minicamp

    The San Francisco 49ers have several rookies who are expected to be key contributors right away. What will Arik Armstead's role be in year one? What is the plan for Jaquiski ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 19 days ago 1,378 reads 0 comments

  23. 49ers Take Measures to Reduce Rookie Injury Risks

    There are no guarantees the 49ers will avoid injuries during the rookie minicamp over the weekend, but the organization has taken measures to reduce the risks...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 19 days ago 2 reads 0 comments

  24. Assessing SS Jaquiski Tartt's 2015 Role with the 49ers

    On paper, the San Francisco 49ers did not need to add a safety in the 2015 NFL draft. But San Francisco did so anyway—drafting former Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt with its second-round pick...

    Peter Panacy Written by Peter Panacy about 20 days ago 12,245 reads 36 comments

  25. Assessing Every San Francisco 49ers UDFA's Chances of Making Final Roster

    Each of the past few seasons, at least one rookie undrafted free agent made the San Francisco 49ers ' final roster. Last season, safety L.J. McCray and center Dillon Farrell made the team, and they were rookie undrafted free agents...

    Grant Cohn Written by Grant Cohn about 20 days ago 7,722 reads 23 comments