1. 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 1 month ago 19,493 reads 56 comments

  2. 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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  3. 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 1 month ago 6,715 reads 10 comments

  4. 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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  5. 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 ...

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

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  7. Bleacher Report Video Embed

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  8. 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 1 month ago 394 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 7,354 reads 16 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 217,901 reads 637 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 146 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 2,741 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 5 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 502 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 ...

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  16. 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.....

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  17. 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...

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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 1 month ago 8,893 reads 11 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 286 reads 0 comments

  21. Grading the San Francisco 49ers' Free-Agency Moves so Far

    A reporter recently asked general manager Trent Baalke if he will change his approach to the offseason now that the Seattle Seahawks have traded for 6’7” All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham ...

    Grant Cohn Written by Grant Cohn about 1 month ago 2,049 reads 0 comments

  22. Why Depth Is Critical for 49ers After Difficult 2015 Offseason

    The 2015 NFL offseason so far has been a long, winding journey into unfamiliar waters for the San Francisco 49ers . They’ve pitched and rolled through mostly violent seas, with only the odd sprinkle of sunlight...

    Sean Tomlinson Written by Sean Tomlinson about 1 month ago 13,434 reads 52 comments

  23. Gore Thanks York Family, 49ers Teammates, Fans in Statement

    After spending the first 10 years of his career in San Francisco, 49ers all-time leading rusher Frank Gore signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts last week...

    Noah Jampol Written by Noah Jampol about 1 month ago 655 reads 0 comments

  24. Draft Prospects Who Can Help 49ers Fill Void Left by Willis Retirement

    Patrick Willis will be a big miss for the San Francisco 49ers . His retirement last week stunned pretty much everyone and leaves the Niners without a player who will be difficult ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 12,146 reads 32 comments

  25. 49ers Checking out Pass Rushers in Advance of Draft

    Free agency certainly isn't over, but it's at least dying down. Which gives us a chance to catch up on the most important thing on Trent Baalke's calendar -- the draft...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 1 month ago 236 reads 0 comments