49ers cut star Smith after latest arrest

Aug 8, 2015

49ers cut star Smith after latest arrest

Aldon Smith received second chance after second chance with the San Francisco 49ers. They finally had enough following his fifth run-in with the law. The Niners parted ways with the troubled linebacker Friday, only three days after general manager Trent Baalke expressed his desire ...

Hits keep coming for 49ers: Davis latest player to retire

Jun 6, 2015

Hits keep coming for 49ers: Davis latest player to retire

Right tackle Anthony Davis announced his retirement from the San Francisco 49ers in yet another shocking loss for the team this offseason, and it was unclear whether the decision stemmed from his difficulties with a concussion last year. The 25-year-old Davis informed the team ...

Kap's work paying off

Apr 11, 2015

Kap's work paying off

Colin Kaepernick dropped back to pass and tight end Vernon Davis could hardly believe he was watching the same player. Something had changed. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback spent much of his offseason in Arizona working with former NFL QB Kurt Warner to better ...

Tomsula has tough act to follow in succeeding Harbaugh

Jan 16, 2015

Tomsula has tough act to follow in succeeding Harbaugh

Jim Tomsula wiped down his glasses then winked at his family across the room as he waited his turn to speak on the podium, unfamiliar territory and formality for a humble defensive line coach thrust into the top job for the San Francisco 49ers. ...

Tomsula set to lead 49ers

Jan 15, 2015

Tomsula set to lead 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers promoted longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house. Tomsula is set to be formally introduced Thursday in ...

Kaepernick looks forward

Dec 26, 2014

Kaepernick looks forward

Colin Kaepernick is in the process of considering how he might go about his offseason regimen to bounce back from a disappointing year, and employing a mechanics coach or quarterback guru as Tom Brady and other stars have done is being discussed. “That’s still ...

Chargers down 49ers in OT

Dec 21, 2014

Chargers down 49ers in OT

Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge. He prevailed through a balky back and ...

49ers release McDonald following latest run-in with law

Dec 18, 2014

49ers release McDonald following latest run-in with law

Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police. Baalke spoke with McDonald and his agent by phone around ...

Coach backs Kaepernick

Dec 6, 2014

Coach backs Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh took exception to the response toward quarterback Colin Kaepernick following his somewhat brief media session on Wednesday. “It’s sad, really, because you don’t know Kap,” Harbaugh said Friday. “You get the honest person with him. If he’s not ...

Seahawks D silences 49ers

Nov 28, 2014

Seahawks D silences 49ers

Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: “I told their sideline if they threw it my way I’d end the game.” He did exactly that — just like last time. Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, ...

49ers outlast Saints to emerge victorious in overtime

Nov 10, 2014

49ers outlast Saints to emerge victorious in overtime

A reprieve for mercurial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Redemption for indomitable linebacker Ahmad Brooks. Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a tying drive in the final minutes of regulation, Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked ...