Patrick Willis

Patrick Willis during his final NFL season. (Godofredo Vasquez / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers alum Patrick Willis partners with CoachTube on Building the Beast

It started during a wedding party on New Years Eve, 2017. On…

 

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…

 

San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams will be returning to the team in 2016. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Niners reach deal to keep free agent nose tackle

Free agent nose tackle Ian Williams has reached a new five-year deal…

 

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula before an NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers in Santa Clara on Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

After year of change, 49ers move on under Tomsula

SANTA CLARA — Jim Tomsula has been tested so many times already…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula before an NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers in Santa Clara on Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Aldon Smith from the team on Friday after learning of Smith's latest arrest. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Time to save Aldon Smith’s life

So hauntingly, so tragically, he answered my question. “Who Are You, Aldon…

San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Aldon Smith from the team on Friday after learning of Smith's latest arrest. (Tony Avelar/AP)
QB Colin Kaepernick, left, drops back to pass alongside Blaine Gabbert at 49ers mini-camp last month. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Trade Kaepernick? He might be only reason to watch

For months, a rumor has circulated that the 49ers were shopping Colin…

QB Colin Kaepernick, left, drops back to pass alongside Blaine Gabbert at 49ers mini-camp last month. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
San Francisco 49ers defensive backs L.J. McCray (31), Keith Reaser (27) and Jaquiski Tartt (29) during an NFL football mini-camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)

The wreckage in Santa Clara

This feels like one of those post-apocalyptic movies where Colin Kaepernick, played…

San Francisco 49ers defensive backs L.J. McCray (31), Keith Reaser (27) and Jaquiski Tartt (29) during an NFL football mini-camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)
Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoWillis had class the 49ers will miss

Willis exuded the class that is suddenly escaping 49ers

Had it come at another time, the unexpected retirement of Patrick Willis…

Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoWillis had class the 49ers will miss
Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis speaks at a news conference at the 49ers' NFL football facility in Santa Clara

49er Patrick Willis retiring after injury-shortened season

SANTA CLARA — His eyelids swollen from tears, seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker…

Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis speaks at a news conference at the 49ers' NFL football facility in Santa Clara
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is expected to announce his retirement as soon as Tuesday.

Star 49ers linebacker Willis reportedly to retire

Star 49ers middle linebacker Patrick Willis is shockingly expected to announce his…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is expected to announce his retirement as soon as Tuesday.
Rick Scuteri/AP Photo49ers LB Patrick Willis will be the star of his own mobile game.

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Rick Scuteri/AP Photo49ers LB Patrick Willis will be the star of his own mobile game.
AP Photo/Ben MargotSt. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason

Rookie Chris Borland making big plays for 49ers’ ‘D’

SANTA CLARA -- As one of the smallest kids with five brothers…

AP Photo/Ben MargotSt. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason
Billy Hurst/AP file photoNiners linebacker Patrick Willis

49ers' Willis out for season with toe injury

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will miss the remainder of the…

Billy Hurst/AP file photoNiners linebacker Patrick Willis
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoNiners linebacker Patrick Willis says he will play Sunday despite a wrist injury.

49ers' Willis expects to play despite wrist injury

SANTA CLARA -- A wrist injury that limited San Francisco linebacker Patrick…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoNiners linebacker Patrick Willis says he will play Sunday despite a wrist injury.
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

49ers LB Patrick Willis to play through pain again

The pain Patrick Willis is feeling in his groin is not enough…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
Dave Martin/AP file photoEric Wright (30) said he "no longer had the same passion" for the game when announcing his retirement.

Willis reportedly undergoes surgery on fractured hand, expected to ready for season opener

49ers All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis recently had surgery to repair his fractured…

Dave Martin/AP file photoEric Wright (30) said he "no longer had the same passion" for the game when announcing his retirement.
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

Injuries are mounting for the San Francisco 49ers

SANTA CLARA — Injuries are suddenly piling up fast for the 49ers…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)
Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)

After tough upbringing, 49ers' Willis living the dream

Inside linebacker Patrick Willis has been an All-Pro for the 49ers in…

Ben Margot/ap file photoKhalil Mack (52)