1. Assessing Whether Dontae Johnson Can Start at Cornerback for the 49ers in 2015

    Defensive losses have been the main storyline of free agency for the San Francisco 49ers and have severely affected their depth at the cornerback position...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 22,342 reads 79 comments

  2. 5 Biggest Needs San Francisco 49ers Still Must Address This Offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers have addressed three key needs so far this offseason: 1. Cornerback. Last year’s starting corners—Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox—signed ...

    Grant Cohn Written by Grant Cohn about 1 month ago 14,915 reads 40 comments

  3. Willis Says There's Zero Chance He'll Return to NFL

    In the wake of the surprise retirement of 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis , some have wondered whether he'll be back in a year or two. Willis says it won't happen, ever...

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  4. 49ers LB Chase Thomas Has Torn ACL

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Jenn Leser about 1 month ago 4,407 reads 1 comments

  5. Best Kept Secret QB San Francisco 49ers Can Steal on Day 3 of 2015 NFL Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers have several major needs this offseason, but they could still use a young quarterback to develop behind Colin Kaepernick ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 17,249 reads 12 comments

  6. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Players Who Are in Line for an Increased Role in 2015

    The San Francisco 49ers finished the 2014 season with a record of 8-8, missing the playoffs for the first time under then-head coach Jim Harbaugh. Little did we know how much turmoil and upheaval was to follow...

    Dan Mori Written by Dan Mori about 1 month ago 18,941 reads 63 comments

  7. 5 Biggest Needs the San Francisco 49ers Have Yet to Address This Offseason

    Fans of the San Francisco 49ers can be forgiven for believing that this offseason has been nothing but a disaster...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 9,753 reads 53 comments

  8. Examining San Francisco 49ers' New-Look Coaching Staff for 2015

    At least, they left Tom Rathman alone. The San Francisco 49ers promoted three coaches this offseason—Jim Tomsula , Geep Chryst and Eric Mangini . The Niners got rid of every other coach except Rathman , the running backs coach...

    Grant Cohn Written by Grant Cohn about 1 month ago 8,314 reads 31 comments

  9. Jed York: 49ers Got Away from 'Core Strengths' Under Jim Harbaugh

    San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York thinks replacing Jim Harbaugh with Jim Tomsula is a step toward winning a Super Bowl...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 1 month ago 1,747 reads 6 comments

  10. Offensive Exposure Helped Eric Mangini as Defensive Coach

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 1 month ago 376 reads 0 comments

  11. Is Free Agent WR Michael Crabtree the Next Hakeem Nicks?

    The San Francisco 49ers have been imploding since losing the Super Bowl to the Ravens in 2013. Losing highly regarded head coach Jim Harbaugh in an apparent power struggle with the front office...

    Rivers McCown Written by Rivers McCown about 1 month ago 64,320 reads 95 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 4,053 reads 30 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 10,964 reads 4 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 486 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 699 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 6,303 reads 66 comments

  17. 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 19,498 reads 56 comments

  18. 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...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 1 month ago 365 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 6,717 reads 10 comments

  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Tim Ryan: 'Patrick Willis Retired, Chris Borland Quit'

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 1 month ago 1,070 reads 0 comments

  23. Bleacher Report Video Embed

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  24. 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

  25. 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 7,355 reads 16 comments