The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office announced Friday that after a “thorough investigation” it is not pressing charges at this time against San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.Crabtree, 25, was accused by a woman of sexually assaulting her in the W Hotel in downtown San Francisco on Jan. 13 after the team beat the Green Bay Packers at home in Candlestick Park. Read More
Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.
The top-seeded Falcons (14-4) tried to pull out another season-saving drive at the end, but Matt Ryan's fourth-down pass for Roddy White with 1:13 remaining was knocked down by San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Read More
Niners wide receiver Michael Crabtree said after the regular-season finale that he wanted to make up for his lack of production in last year’s playoffs, when he totaled just 28 yards on four catches over two games. Read More
The 49ers proved last season was not a fluke in the 2012 season opener by beating the Green Bay Packers 30-22. If they want redemption after the shortcomings in last year’s playoff run under coach Jim Harbaugh, they will need to duplicate that season-opening effort Saturday.
San Francisco has changed dramatically since the Sept. 9 opener, most dramatically at quarterback, where Colin Kaepernick took over following an injury to Alex Smith on Nov. 11. Read More
The 49ers were happy to cap their season off with a win that gave them the NFC West Division title, but the game featured a number of other highlights for the Red and Gold as well.
Michael Crabtree set a career high with 172 yards on eight catches, including a pair of touchdowns. He became the first 49ers receiver to pass the 1,000-yard milestone in a season since Terrell Owens did it in 2003. Crabtree finished with 1,105 for the year. Read More
Alex Smith had just engineered the most offense in 49ers history and the best balanced approach the NFL had ever witnessed when the attention started to shift to this week’s NFC championship game rematch against the New York Giants.
“There’s a lot of baggage, a lot of history there,” Smith said. “A little unfinished business, I guess.” Read More
It’s put up or shut up time for the Niners’ Michael Crabtree, whose 12-touchdown output in three seasons since being drafted 10th overall in 2009 represents significant underachievement, yet he was handed the starting job opposite Randy Moss for today’s opener at Green Bay.
Why was Crabtree given the start over Mario Manningham, who has 18 TDs in 3½ seasons and a far more favorable reputation as a teammate and worker? Read More
SANTA CLARA — With training camp winding down, the 49ers are still sifting through some position battles after bringing in a slew of new faces on offense through free agency and the draft.
Alex Boone appears close to nailing down the starting right guard job, while the backup quarterback job remains tight and a deep group of wide receivers vie for playing time. Read More
Niners coach Jim Harbaugh has developed a reputation as a player’s coach, and he may have reinforced that image Monday when safety Cory Nelms was allowed to leave practice for a short time to watch his girlfriend compete in the Olympics.
Nelms jogged off the field about an hour into practice, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, to watch a live stream of the women’s 400-meter hurdles semifinals at the London Olympics. Read More
This should be a very uncomfortable offseason for Michael Crabtree as the 49ers have signed free-agent receivers Randy Moss and Mario Manningham and drafted A.J. Jenkins out of Illinois in the first round. The message is clear: Quit whining and start playing or you’ll be on the bench. Read More