Reaching the Super Bowl has its perks, and one of them is an increased demand for the national spotlight.
The reigning NFC champion 49ers will get plenty of national exposure in the 2013 season, as five of their games will be played in prime-time.
After a high-profile opener against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park on Sept. 8, the 49ers play a Sunday night road game on Sept. 15 against the division rival Seattle Seahawks. Read More
SANTA CLARA — San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith and linebacker Aldon Smith are working back from offseason surgeries, and general manager Trent Baalke expects each to be at full strength and ready for the start of training camp this summer.Running back Kendall Hunter, who underwent surgery late in the season for a torn left Achilles, also plans to be full go by training camp after he recently resumed sprint work. He was injured in a Nov. 25 win at New Orleans. Read More
SAN FRANCISCO — A person with knowledge of the workout says the son of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana is set to participate in the San Francisco 49ers' local pro day Wednesday.
Nate Montana will take part in the afternoon session for draft-eligible players at team headquarters, the person said Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the list of players hadn't been announced. Read More
The San Francisco 49ers will make a bid next month to host the 50th Super Bowl in 2016, and announced today that they are bringing in a couple of stars from the franchise's illustrious history to help out.
Former quarterback Steve Young and coach George Seifert are joining the San Francisco Bay Area regional bid committee to host Super Bowl L at the 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara, which opens next year.
The announcement was made at San Francisco City Hall this morning by team and city officials. Read More
The 49ers won’t have to wait long to get a glimpse at former quarterback Alex Smith.
The NFL announced preseason schedules Thursday, and the 49ers will take a trip to Kansas City in the second week of the preseason to face Smith and his new team the Chiefs.
After Colin Kaepernick took over for the injured Smith midseason in 2012, he sparked the 49ers on a run that ended with a loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. Smith was then traded to the Chiefs for draft picks in the offseason. Read More
Nnamdi Asomugha is not about to begin rattling off all the reasons and ways things went wrong for him in Philadelphia. He figures that would do him little good at this stage.
Back where he starred collegiately at California and began his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders, Asomugha is ready to win with the San Francisco 49ers.
The NFC champion Niners made it official with the free agent cornerback Wednesday, signing him to a one-year contract that could pay as much as $3 million. Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday that could pay him as much as $3 million this year.
Asomugha's representative, Ben Dogra, said that Asomugha is expected to sign his new deal Wednesday. He was busy taking high school students around his familiar Bay Area turf on Tuesday in an effort to show them their future options and college choices. Read More
CLEVELAND — The Browns have discarded another quarterback. Colt McCoy will start over as a backup in San Francisco.McCoy, who became expendable when Cleveland signed veteran free agent quarterback Jason Campbell last week, was traded Monday to the San Francisco 49ers for two draft picks.The Browns confirmed the deal on the same day new coach Rob Chudzinski welcomed more than 60 players — including McCoy — for the start of the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program. Read More
Former West Virginia and Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat White worked out for the 49ers, a league source confirmed Thursday.
Given quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s unique skill set, the need for a backup with a similar ability is pressing.
Enter White, who participated in a private workout at the 49ers’ facility.
The former second-round pick out of West Virginia hasn’t played a in the NFL since 2009, but that didn’t deter 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh from kicking the tires on White. Read More
The 49ers signed free-agent safety and special teams standout Darcel McBath to a one-year contract, adding depth to the secondary.
McBath is the second safety added by Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco since the start of free agency. The NFC champion Niners signed Craig Dahl to a three-year contract Saturday, another move to help fill the void left when Dashon Goldson received a five-year deal from Tampa Bay last week. McBath was with the 49ers last season. Read More