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
Randy Moss has apparently read the writing on the wall, as he tweeted farewell to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday."Wished we could've finished the job. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck in the future 9ers," Moss tweeted. Read More
With the exception of the final three plays of the Super Bowl, the 49ers seem to score a touchdown with every decision they make these days. Read More
Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as the 49ers returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter.
And he hoped to get that chance again. Now, he appears to have it.
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles hired Tom Gamble to be vice president of player personnel.
Gamble spent the previous eight seasons with the defending NFC champion 49ers, including the last two as director of player personnel. The move was announced Wednesday.
Gamble will work in both the college and pro personnel departments. Read More
To get back to the Super Bowl and win it this time, here are some points for the 49ers to consider: Read More
A group that promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol is asking San Francisco not to demonize hard liquor by tying it to rowdiness after sporting events.
Last week, Mayor Ed Lee said that although San Francisco will not ban liquor sales, he is encouraging bars to limit sales or serve it in a responsible manner. The American Beverage Institute responded Monday in a statement that asked The City “to avoid demonizing a perfectly legal product.” Read More
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
Colin Kaepernick’s favorite tattoo is on the inside of his arm and reads, “my gift is my curse.”
Relating that to his sudden rise to stardom as a quarterback preparing to play in the Super Bowl, Kaepernick is staying grounded by realizing that with fame comes scrutiny.
Every play is scrutinized, every word is dissected. He’s recognized everywhere he goes in public, and he has more ticket requests for Super Bowl XLVII than he can fulfill. Read More
Chicago Cubs scout Sam Hughes watches Colin Kaepernick nowadays and still wonders what the strong-armed NFL quarterback might look like on a pitching mound, as a power arm in the pros. It’s hard not to, seeing the zip and accuracy on each throw, the competitive fire and focus. Read More