SANTA CLARA — Once the shock of being traded from the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens wore off, Anquan Boldin called Colin Kaepernick to get a feel for the 49ers’ young quarterback.
The two have spoken several times since then, and Kaepernick can probably expect a few more calls between now and offseason workouts.
Boldin doesn’t want anything preventing him from settling in quickly, and getting on the same page with his quarterback was the perfect starting point. Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When new 49ers kicker Phil Dawson explained to his children he might no longer have uniform No. 4, one of his sons quickly suggested he go with 8. Dawson explained that, too, might be tough — considering it belonged to Hall of Famer Steve Young.
Dawson hopes to have even a little bit of that kind of impact on the San Francisco franchise.
The Super Bowl runner-up 49ers found their man to replace David Akers, signing the veteran Browns free agent to a one-year contract Tuesday after he spent the day at team headquarters. Read More
As significant player movement began at the start of NFL free agency, the good news is that the 49ers have general manager Trent Baalke, who knows what’s happening around the league, and an owner in Jed York who knows the importance of having that kind of man in charge.
Baalke’s expertise was evident when he was able to snatch wide receiver Anquan Boldin in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens, giving up only a sixth-round draft pick, because he knew the Ravens had serious salary cap issues. Read More
Charles Woodson's representative said Thursday that the veteran defensive back's visit with the San Francisco 49ers a day earlier went well and they were just waiting to hear back from the team.
Agent Carl Poston said in a phone interview that Woodson spent all day Wednesday in sessions with the Super Bowl runner-up 49ers and was happy with the time he spent around the organization. He left the Bay Area early Thursday, Poston said. Read More
As safety Dashon Goldson landed his long-term deal with Tampa Bay on Wednesday, the 49ers were already preparing to move forward without him.
Free agent defensive back Charles Woodson had a meeting with the NFC champion Niners in the Bay Area on Wednesday, according to his agent, Carl Poston.
Also Wednesday, former Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Glenn Dorsey signed a two-year contract after meeting with the Niners. The deal could pay Dorsey up to $7 million with incentives, a person with knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press. Read More
In only took a few hours, but the 49ers have a few more holes to fill this offseason.
Backup tight end Delanie Walker bolted San Francisco for a chance at a starting gig with the Tennessee Titans and defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga inked a new deal with the Philadelphia as a fast and furious free agency period kicked off Tuesday. Read More
Hold on, wasn’t the NFL’s new league season, aka Christmas morning on 5-Hour Energy, supposed to start today at 1 p.m.?
Judging by the flurry of activity Monday, it seems like NFL teams didn’t get the memo.
And once again, the 49ers were right in the middle of it. Just weeks after being the first team to jump into the mix by agreeing to ship quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Niners kept up the wheeling and dealing. Read More
Here's a Super Bowl twist: A guy who helped Baltimore beat San Francisco for the NFL title now is a 49er.San Francisco acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick Monday. Boldin, a star in Baltimore's run to the Super Bowl title last season, must pass a physical to complete the deal.The Ravens announced the trade Monday, prompting a disappointed response from quarterback Joe Flacco. Read More
The 49ers parted ways with six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers on Wednesday as they released the 14-year veteran.
“He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class. We wish him, and his family, all the best,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a
In two seasons with the 49ers, Akers compiled 297 points — the most in the NFL during that span. He made 73 of 94 field-goal attempts and all 78 PATs. Read More
The NFC champion 49ers could be in the market for a new starting safety.
San Francisco elected not to place the franchise tag on two-time Pro Bowler Dashon Goldson before Monday’s deadline to do so, making the hard-hitting safety an unrestricted free agent when the new league calendar begins March 12.
Goldson has expressed a desire for a long-term contract after he earned $6.2 million under the franchise tag during the 49ers’ run to the Super Bowl. Placing the tag on Goldson again would have cost the Niners $7.45 million next season. Read More