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
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. Read More
The Bay Area is finally getting a modern football stadium, with the 49ers’ stadium in Santa Clara opening for the 2014 season, and the NFL has recognized that by awarding the 2016 Super Bowl to the Bay Area, with events planned throughout the area, many of them in San Francisco, during Super Bowl week. Read More
Where the Super Bowl will celebrate a half-century of existence will be decided Tuesday by NFL owners.
They have two choices for the 50th anniversary game in 2016: the Bay Area and South Florida.
But after Miami was unable to secure public financing to renovate Sun Life Stadium earlier this month, San Francisco appears to be the front-runner as committees will make presentations at the NFL spring meetings in Boston. 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. 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
If, like many passionate and mildly pessimistic football fans, you look for and often easily find fatalistic omens, you likely watched the Packers return an awkward, ill-advised Colin Kaepernick pass for a touchdown on the 49ers’ first drive Saturday night at the Stick and immediately flashed back to Craig Newsome’s fumble return for a TD on
San Francisco’s first offensive play against Green Bay on the same field in the 1996 divisional playoff game. Read More
Deep on offense and scary-good on defense, the Green Bay Packers were way too much for the Minnesota Vikings.Maybe everyone else in the NFC, too.Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson and the Packers reminded everyone of how dangerous they can be when they’re at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close. Read More
Just two months ago, the 49ers grabbed control of the NFC West from the Arizona Cardinals behind Alex Smith’s near perfect performance on a Monday night in the desert.
Oh, how much has changed since. Read More