1. 5 San Francisco 49ers Starters Facing Make-or-Break Season in 2015

    The one constant in the NFL is change. Between 2013 and 2014, the San Francisco 49ers lost Jonathan Goodwin, Carlos Rogers, Donte Whitner and Tarell Brown from their starting lineup...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 8,804 reads 33 comments

  2. Justin Smith Has $2.1 Million in Unearned Signing Bonus Money

    When 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired in March, he agreed to repay $463,077 in unearned signing bonus money. With 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith retiring in May, he has more than $2...

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 1 month ago 877 reads 0 comments

  3. Who Will Win San Francisco 49ers' Right Defensive End Battle?

    Justin Smith announced his retirement Monday afternoon, per 49ers.com. Which player will replace him at right defensive end in the San Francisco 49ers ’ 3-4 defense? Here’s a breakdown of each contender’s chances...

    Grant Cohn Written by Grant Cohn about 1 month ago 10,268 reads 38 comments

  4. Why the 49ers Offense Will Be More Versatile and Unpredictable in 2015

    It was all too predictable —t hat was the main criticism of the San Francisco 49ers offense in 2014, and it was well founded. In going 8-8 last season, the Niners rarely scared opposing defenses and averaged just 19...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 14,627 reads 38 comments

  5. Justin Smith Retirement Latest Blow in 49ers' Nightmare Offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers are the NFL 's version of the Tin Man. The organization is now a shell of itself, and it lacks heart. Earlier in the offseason, the franchise lost its soul when linebacker Patrick Willis retired...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 1 month ago 54,093 reads 226 comments

  6. 49ers Sign CB Mylan Hicks and OL Justin Renfrow

    The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed CB Mylan Hicks to a three-year deal and OL Justin Renfrow to a two-year deal...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 month ago 688 reads 0 comments

  7. Justin Smith Retirement Press Conference Transcript

    Justin Smith had no interest in retiring Monday by showing up at a formal press conference in a suit and tie, or probably even his blue jeans or cowboy boots...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 1 month ago 563 reads 0 comments

  8. 49ers Have Depth to Replace 'Alpha Male' Justin Smith on Field in 2015

    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith announced his retirement Monday after 14 years in the NFL , as reported by the team...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 5,352 reads 20 comments

  9. Assessing the 49ers DT Options Without Justin Smith

    Nick  Yokoyama Written by Nick Yokoyama about 1 month ago 471 reads 0 comments

  10. Best of Justin Smith Mic'd Up

    See and hear the best of DT Justin Smith wired for sound, who announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 1 month ago 232 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 48,870 reads 193 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 267 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 270 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 150 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 1,111 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 18,482 reads 29 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 3,155 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 641 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 411 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 1,347 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 140 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 266 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 200 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 420 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 84 reads 0 comments