Colin Kaepernick Michael Crabtree
April 01, 201518

Would it be so bad to re-sign Michael Crabtree?

Michael Crabtree is easily the top remaining unsigned free agent. He’s a former No. 10 overall pick, he caught 85 passes for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns in 2012, and

straight shooter jay mariotti
March 27, 201513

Examiner hires Jay Mariotti: let the boasting and self-victimization begin!

The San Francisco Examiner has been around for over 150 years. Throughout my childhood it was an afternoon paper that had an odd relationship with the San Francisco Chronicle. I assumed

wwe roman reigns 49ers weight room
March 26, 20151

WWE star Roman Reigns trains at 49ers facility for Wrestlemania

In recent years the 49ers have found players in unconventional areas. Lawrence Okoye was a rugby guy who was best known for hurling the discus in England. Jarryd Hayne was an Aussie

Chris Borland SF 49ers
March 22, 201560

After returning signing bonus, Chris Borland owes 49ers (and their fans) absolutely nothing

Chris Borland announced today on CBS’ “Face The Nation” that he would return most of his $617,436 signing bonus to the 49ers. “It’s not a cash grab as I’ve been

sfkezar
March 19, 20150

BASGcast (Ep. 130): Peter Hartlaub on historic sports venues, digging through Chronicle archives

From the archive: Kezar Stadium during 1957 Lions/49ers playoff game. (Note the fans watching from the rooftops.) pic.twitter.com/3bFCWqj6k1 — Peter Hartlaub (@peterhartlaub) March 4, 2015 Peter Hartlaub of the San

NaVorro Bowman San Francisco 49ers
March 18, 201526

In an offseason full of 49ers departures, is NaVorro Bowman next?

Remember when Michael Wilhoite was on the trading block? It was a couple weeks ago that Matt Barrows reported that bit of news, which showed just how much of a surprise

Michael Crabtree 49ers
March 17, 20153

Raiders should target Michael Crabtree

The Oakland Raiders need help at wide receiver and there are not many players left in free agency who can provide it. One guy the team should consider is former

Ted Robinson Tim Ryan 49ers
March 17, 201523

49ers radio analyst Tim Ryan: “Patrick Willis retired. Chris Borland quit.”

It was inevitable after San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement late yesterday that not everyone would be on the same page. The NFL is a multi-billion

Chris Borland SF 49ers
March 17, 201514

Chris Borland retires, shows that pursuing a football career in the Information Age is hardly a no-brainer

Chris Borland played like an insane person, but today he announced a decision that was perfectly sane, smart and healthy. ESPN’s Outside the Lines broke the story Monday evening that

Kenneth Acker San Francisco 49ers David Reed
March 16, 20157

49ers were smart to let Culliver and Cox sign elsewhere

The 49ers signed Reggie Bush over the weekend, but the moves made at cornerback will probably have a greater impact on the team’s ability to win games in 2015. Gone

bush
March 14, 201528

An optimist’s view on the 49ers signing Reggie Bush

Nine seasons after the “Reggie Bush Bowl,” which the 49ers won/lost with a 20-17 victory over the Houston Texans, the 49ers got their man. Reggie Bush and 49ers reached agreement, per

DD
March 13, 201566

49ers shouldn’t expect much out of Darnell Dockett

What do the 49ers see in Darnell Dockett? It better not be a starting defensive lineman, or Justin Smith’s replacement. Otherwise they’re going to be disappointed. Maybe what they saw

Dashon Goldson 49ers
March 13, 201514

The best free agents Trent Baalke never signed

Former 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract with Washington Friday morning. The deal includes $16 million in guaranteed money — an awfully large number for a

Chris Culliver 49ers
March 13, 20150

Top six memories from Chris Culliver’s 49ers tenure

I woke up to news that Chris Culliver is no longer a 49er. He didn’t just sign with Washington, either. He cashed out with Washington. Four years, $32 million, with

Frank Gore SF 49ers
March 12, 201510

BASGcast (Ep. 129): Matt Barrows on 49ers happenings

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee talks with Bay Area Duck Guy and Bay Area Sports Guy about the 49ers offseason. Topics include: Patrick Willis retiring and memories of his career

SF 49ers Super Bowl team photo
March 12, 201581

For 49ers, this week marked the end of an era

It takes a long time to build a championship team. The 2012 San Francisco 49ers didn’t seize the opportunity to complete that journey. I was at that game, in the

blaine gabbert 49ers
March 10, 20156

Report: Blaine Gabbert staying with 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers need a backup quarterback, and it looks like they’ll have the same one they employed last season. Source: QB Blaine Gabbert is “staying in San Francisco.”

Patrick Willis
March 10, 201520

Why Patrick Willis will have a difficult time getting into the Hall of Fame

Patrick Willis was an incredible player from the moment his professional career started. He won Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2007. He was named a First-Team All-Pro five times.

torrey smith
March 10, 20158

49ers sign Torrey Smith to five-year deal

In what’s probably the first good news of the offseason, the 49ers have signed former Ravens wideout Torrey Smith to a five-year, $40M deal including $22M in guaranteed money, according

49ers Perrish Cox
March 10, 20156

Source: 49ers unlikely to re-sign Perrish Cox

The NFL new year kicks off at 1 pm Tuesday, and while the future of the 49ers’ defensive backs corps looks uncertain, it appears Perrish Cox is not part of

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