1. 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...

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

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  3. 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 1 month ago 298 reads 0 comments

  4. 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...

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  5. Rookie QB Thompson Facing Heavy Workload

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  6. Tomsula: 'Nothing to Report on Smith'

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  7. 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 ...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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 1 month ago 12,368 reads 36 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 7,767 reads 23 comments

  11. Early Projections for the San Francisco 49ers' Final 53-Man Roster

    The San Francisco 49ers ' offseason is in the books, and attention will now switch to the long process of evaluating the talent on the roster with a view to whittling the squad down to 53 for the opening weekend of the NFL season...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 1 month ago 12,662 reads 18 comments

  12. How 49ers Can Unleash 'Stud' DL Arik Armstead in New Eric Mangini Defense

    The San Francisco 49ers selected Arik Armstead in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. How will Armstead be used in Year 1? Will he have success as a 49er? Watch ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 3,166 reads 5 comments

  13. Baalke: Justin Smith Verdict Might Come Friday

    Justin Smith, who has been teetering on the brink of retirement since the 2014 season ended, was at the 49ers facility on Wednesday but did not meet with the team's general manager Trent Baalke...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 1 month ago 268 reads 0 comments

  14. Niners GM: Colin Kaepernick Bonding with Reggie Bush

    It's the middle of May, when every skill player on all 32 rosters is crowed about as the second coming of a young Frank Gifford...

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  15. Santa Clara Turns Down 49ers Cash Offering for Youth Sports

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 1,269 reads 0 comments

  16. Why Arik Armstead Fits Well in Eric Mangini's Defense

    So why does Arik Armstead fit in so well with the 49ers ? Because they play a 3-4 defense built upon the George Seifert-Bill Parcells style of defense...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 391 reads 0 comments

  17. Niner Talk: 49ers Cornerback Competition Preview

    49ers senior reporter Taylor Price is back answering your post-NFL Draft questions in our latest episode of "Niner Talk...

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  18. How Did 49ers S Jaquiski Tartt End Up at Samford?

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 223 reads 0 comments

  19. Projecting San Francisco 49ers' Most Heated Roster Battles This Offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers offense seemed in flux when the offseason began. The defense seemed stable. It was very good last season, ranking fifth in points allowed. It didn’t need fixing...

    Grant Cohn Written by Grant Cohn about 1 month ago 16,024 reads 34 comments

  20. San Francisco 49ers: Realistic 2015 Projections for Every Major Stat Category

    The San Francisco 49ers ' offseason is just beginning, though all the exciting events are wrapped up. If you find voluntary workouts and minicamps thrilling, then you should thoroughly enjoy the next few months...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 1 month ago 11,478 reads 43 comments

  21. Forget the Joe Montana, Tom Brady debate, says 49ers' great Dwight Clark

    The Joe Montana-Tom Brady debate always looms in the background -- particularly here in the Bay Area where Brady grew up idolizing Montana...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 1,851 reads 1 comments

  22. Baalke: Kaepernick Developing Chemistry with Reggie Bush

    General manager Trent Baalke said he has already detected a noticeable difference in the speed that has been added to the 49ers ' offense this offseason...

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  23. Armstead to Sign Upon Reporting to 49ers Rookie Camp

    First-round draft pick Arik Armstead is the only 49ers draft pick who has yet to sign his mandatory four-year contract...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 662 reads 0 comments

  24. Why NaVorro Bowman Has the Chance to Become the New Face of the 49ers in 2015

    Wanted: a new face for the San Francisco 49ers . Every team has one player who jumps to mind when you think of them. For the Seattle Seahawks , that’s Russell Wilson ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 12,379 reads 41 comments

  25. San Francisco 49ers: Ranking Remaining Offseason Priorities

    The San Francisco 49ers already did most of the heavy lifting on their offseason checklist. They fired the previous coaching staff, hired new coaches, decided which free agents ...

    Grant Cohn Written by Grant Cohn about 1 month ago 12,056 reads 44 comments