NaVorro Bowman

The Chargers’ Keenan Allen runs for a touchdown after recovering a fumble in the first quarter of Los Angeles’ 30-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Just like Sunday’s contest, most of the Raiders were no-shows on Monday when the team was scheduled to be available to the media. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

All quiet on a Raider Black Monday

ALAMEDA — Sitting on the bench directly in front of Derek Carr’s…

 

Oakland Raiders defenders celebrate during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at the Coliseum on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders tied atop AFC West thanks to Marshawn Lynch’s banner day

OAKLAND — After Marshawn Lynch’s best day as an Oakland Raider catapulted the…

 

The Oakland Raiders need to make something of their home-field advantage tonight against the favorite to win the AFC West Kansas City Chiefs. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders need to end Chiefs’ divisional dominance to extend season

Asked about the Kansas City Chiefs’ recent mastery over the AFC West,…

 

NaVorro Bowman warms up in his last training camp as a member of the 49ers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NaVorro Bowman makes deal with Raiders to stay in Bay Area

NaVorro Bowman said goodbye to the only NFL team he’s ever played…

NaVorro Bowman warms up in his last training camp as a member of the 49ers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
NaVorro Bowman warms up in his last training camp as a member of the 49ers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

As another vestige of 49ers former glory goes, take a moment to remember NaVorro Bowman’s good times

The 49ers’ rebuild will forge forward without one of the last vestiges…

NaVorro Bowman warms up in his last training camp as a member of the 49ers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The 49ers defense has had one good outing this season. Was it a fluke or do they have some promising talent? The Faithful will get an answer to that question today against a beat up Arizona Cardinals O-line. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

It’s time for the 49ers D to show something

Before the season, Pro Football Focus ranked the 49ers’ defensive front-seven as…

The 49ers defense has had one good outing this season. Was it a fluke or do they have some promising talent? The Faithful will get an answer to that question today against a beat up Arizona Cardinals O-line. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Pierre Garçon found himself in the middle of a skirmish with the Denver Broncos secondary on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

As 49ers break camp, fights and high praise rule the day

SANTA CLARA — Thursday was the last real day of training camp…

Pierre Garçon found himself in the middle of a skirmish with the Denver Broncos secondary on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Young blasted the lack of leadership for the San Francisco 49ers on KNBR on Wednesday. (Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Steve Young says 49ers locker room as bad as their run D without NaVorro Bowman

There isn’t much to like about the San Francisco 49ers’ run defense…

Steve Young blasted the lack of leadership for the San Francisco 49ers on KNBR on Wednesday. (Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman, 53, intercepts a pass against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sept. 12. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bowman’s future in doubt, and Niners are poorer for it

Just when the Faithless thought the news in Santa Clara couldn’t get…

San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman, 53, intercepts a pass against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sept. 12. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive end DeForest Buckner (99) is tended to after an injury against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A positively rotten, no good day for the 49ers Faithful

SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers were the victim of several…

San Francisco 49ers defensive end DeForest Buckner (99) is tended to after an injury against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
NaVorro Bowman celebrated his contract extension with his family on Wednesday. (Courtesy NaVorro Bowman/Twitter)

49ers, NaVorro Bowman agree to extension

The San Francisco 49ers and NaVorro Bowman agreed to a four-year contract…

NaVorro Bowman celebrated his contract extension with his family on Wednesday. (Courtesy NaVorro Bowman/Twitter)
Michael Morse reacts after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. (David J. Phillip/AP)

World Series hero available for hire

Pablo Sandoval isn’t the only member of the even-year teams to struggle…

Michael Morse reacts after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. (David J. Phillip/AP)
A San Francisco 49ers hangs his head in the stands during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

49ers routed, Kap Watch begins

ST. LOUIS — Two games without a touchdown puts Colin Kaepernick on…

A San Francisco 49ers hangs his head in the stands during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Confidence in Colin Kaepernick never has been lower after his four-interception debacle Sunday in Arizona.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Say it: Kaepernick a bust

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The organizational coddling of Colin Kaepernick can stop now.…

Confidence in Colin Kaepernick never has been lower after his four-interception debacle Sunday in Arizona.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman, right, and cornerback Tramaine Brock tackle Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson (12) during the second half of game on Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers’ D Makes Great First Impression

OK, 49ers’ Faithful, it’s safe to open your eyes now. Your team…

49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman, right, and cornerback Tramaine Brock tackle Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson (12) during the second half of game on Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
In only his second year, Raiders’ linebacker Khalil Mack has been a dominant force in the preseason. (Tony Avelar/ap)

Bowman, Mack are cause for hope

Balls interrupts the dog-breath offenses on both sides of the Bay to…

In only his second year, Raiders’ linebacker Khalil Mack has been a dominant force in the preseason. (Tony Avelar/ap)
Giants' Kelby Tomlinson throws a double play in the third inning on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Kelby Fever rages, but he can’t save Giants alone

Who'd have thought the guy with the nerdy glasses would help save…

Giants' Kelby Tomlinson throws a double play in the third inning on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Time for 49ers to stop the madness

So where does the madness end for the Phony-Niners, anyway? Certainly not…

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of a preseason game in Santa Clara, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Here’s to Bowman, Hayne, health

There was significant acreage, if he wanted, for one of his mad…

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of a preseason game in Santa Clara, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A lower back issue put Giants’ second baseman Joe Panik on the disabled list on Monday, one of the several problems that confront the defending World Series champions at the moment.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Panik’s back isn’t only Giant concern

There’s no Panik on the Giants these days. And that’s just one…

A lower back issue put Giants’ second baseman Joe Panik on the disabled list on Monday, one of the several problems that confront the defending World Series champions at the moment.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)