The 49ers signed defensive tackle Cornellius “Tank” Carradine and tight end Vance McDonald to four-year deals, the team announced Thursday.
Carradine was selected 40th overall in the second round in the NFL Draft. At Florida State, he had 118 tackles, 16½ sacks and 21 tackles for loss in 25 career games. As a senior, he earned third-team All-America and first-team All-ACC honors as the Seminoles defense finished last season ranked second in total defense and third in run defense nationally. Read More
Despite 11 draft picks and a major trade, the 49ers will kick off another season with a question mark at wide receiver.
Michael Crabtree is expected to be out for a large part of the 2013 season after tearing his Achilles tendon in an organized team workout on Tuesday, reopening a hole the 49ers thought they filled after his breakout year last fall. Read More
The 49ers suddenly have a huge void in their receiving corps as they chase another Super Bowl berth: Michael Crabtree is sidelined after surgery on his right Achilles tendon.
San Francisco’s leading wide receiver underwent surgery Wednesday, though the team is optimistic he will return at some point in 2013. Crabtree was operated on at Stanford by Dr. Tim McAdams one day after suffering the injury during 7-on-7 drills in an organized team activity. Read More
Jim Harbaugh insists he will coachable when it comes to the tricks of driving the Indianapolis 500 pace car this weekend.
The 49ers’ coach will return to the city where he spent four years as a player to take part in the Indy 500 festivities. Track officials made the later-than-usual announcement that the former NFL quarterback would be behind the pace car wheel in a news release sent out early Wednesday morning. Read More
Only a Colin Kaepernick deep ball away from the San Francisco 49ers’ practice field, Levi’s Stadium is taking shape in a hurry.
The constant noise around team headquarters is a combination of cranes, hammering and coaches’ whistles. San Francisco’s players got back to formal offseason work with organized team activities Tuesday while also celebrating the announcement that their new, state-of-the-art $1.2 billion stadium next door had landed the coveted 50th Super Bowl in 2016.
Right in the heart of technology-rich Silicon Valley, to boot. Read More
The 49ers signed Adam Snyder for two years, re-uniting the guard with the team after a one-year absence.
Snyder, 31, appeared in 121 games during his eight-year NFL career that began with the Niners in 2005. He spent the 2012 season with the Arizona Cardinals.
He signed a five-year, $17.5 million deal with the Cardinals last year, but lasted just one season. He was shoved out by Arizona’s new coaching staff after the organization used its first-round pick on North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper.
Now that the smoke has cleared and the NFL draft, all that’s left this offseason is to ponder who has positioned themselves the best to win Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014. According to Bovada.com, the 49ers are clearly the team to beat. The 49ers were listed as the 6-1 favorite to win next year’s championship.
During the offseason, the 49ers acquired Anquan Boldin in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. They signed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and kicker Phil Dawson. Read More
SANTA CLARA — Several years back, Eric Reid shunned Jim Harbaugh and Stanford to stick close to home at LSU.
Harbaugh's aggressive pursuit impressed Reid nonetheless. Fast forward to NFL draft night 2013, and Reid watched Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers make a big move up to make sure they got him this time.
San Francisco selected the speedy free safety with the 18th pick Thursday night after trading up to get the selection from the Dallas Cowboys.
"But this time Eric had no choice," Harbaugh said with a smile. Read More
At this stage of the game, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke appears to have a good handle on this whole NFL Draft thing.
In the last few rodeos, he’s snagged quarterback Colin Kaepernick with the No. 36 pick (2011), NaVorro Bowman with the No. 91 pick (2010) and he scored by gambling on Aldon Smith with the No. 7 pick two years ago. Read More
SANTA CLARA — With 13 draft picks, Trent Baalke has built quite the board of potential players. A board that is well prepped but could change quickly as the draft unfolds.The San Francisco 49ers general manager has already fielded his share of calls from teams trying to boost their chances by acquiring some of those selections from the NFC champions."It's up to us to turn those 13 picks into quality picks," Baalke said. "Certainly the more darts you have the more balloons you can pop." Read More