San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman addresses the media on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Richard Sherman ready to educate young 49ers defensive backs as training camp dawns

SANTA CLARA — As cornerback Richard Sherman rehabbed at home from an…

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman addresses the media on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses the media on July 25, 2018 at Levi's Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers open camp with a healthy Richard Sherman, but Malcolm Smith is on the NFI list

SANTA CLARA, Calif.— As the San Francisco 49ers reported to training camp…

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses the media on July 25, 2018 at Levi's Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses the media at Levi's Stadium on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers sign receiver Dante Pettis

After San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch assured local media that…

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch addresses the media at Levi's Stadium on July 25, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Jimmy Garoppolo was all smiles when he faced questions after signing the NFL’s richest contract.  Now, he has his left tackle in Mike McGlinchey as the 49ers head into training camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers sign draft pick Mike McGlinchey

The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they have signed ninth-overall draft…

Jimmy Garoppolo was all smiles when he faced questions after signing the NFL’s richest contract.  Now, he has his left tackle in Mike McGlinchey as the 49ers head into training camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jimmy Garoppolo will have new weapons and protection when camp starts on July 26. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Camp Preview: San Francisco 49ers begin first season with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm

For the first time in what seems to be years, the the…

Jimmy Garoppolo will have new weapons and protection when camp starts on July 26. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has raw, undeniable talent. But how much are his on-field skills shaping personal matters away from the gridiron? (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

NFL suspends San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster

The NFL has officially announced the suspension of San Francisco 49ers linebacker…

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has raw, undeniable talent. But how much are his on-field skills shaping personal matters away from the gridiron? (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore (67) snaps the ball against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers: Linebacker Fred Warner signs four-year rookie deal

The San Francisco 49ers announced today that they have signed arguably the…

San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore (67) snaps the ball against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Former San Francisco 49er wide receiver Dwight Clark passed away at 61 on Monday. (Courtesy: San Francisco 49ers)

Art Spander: Dwight Clark changed the course of 49ers history

The talk was all about the failures and the disappointments -- the…

Former San Francisco 49er wide receiver Dwight Clark passed away at 61 on Monday. (Courtesy: San Francisco 49ers)
San Francisco Giants honor  the late Dwight Clark, who passed away at 61 on Monday. (Ryan Gorcey / San Francisco Examiner)

Dwight Clark: San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy remembers late 49ers wide receiver

AT&T PARK -- Multiple times over the last eight years, former San…

San Francisco Giants honor  the late Dwight Clark, who passed away at 61 on Monday. (Ryan Gorcey / San Francisco Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch (left), seen here at a press conference announcing the signing of Jimmy Garoppolo on Feb. 9, 2018, drafted someone to protect Garoppolo in Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Grading out the San Francisco 49ers NFL Draft and offseason signings

As we inch closer and closer to the kickoff of the 2018…

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch (left), seen here at a press conference announcing the signing of Jimmy Garoppolo on Feb. 9, 2018, drafted someone to protect Garoppolo in Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State of the Sports Union: April brings it all

We are hitting my favorite spot in the calendar. With the rancid…

It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Richard Sherman is smarter than the average human, so negotiating his own deal makes sense. But most people are not like Sherman. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Richard Sherman is not representing a fool

There’s an old adage in the legal profession, occasionally attributed to Abraham…

Richard Sherman is smarter than the average human, so negotiating his own deal makes sense. But most people are not like Sherman. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Richard Sherman had plenty to say in his first remarks as a 49er at Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Richard Sherman, the new voice of the 49ers

SANTA CLARA — He knows the inherent risks of his deal. He…

Richard Sherman had plenty to say in his first remarks as a 49er at Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Carlos Hyde is gone after signing with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

There’s been no shortage of madness this March

Get your Boss Buttons ready, day-jobbers … It’s that thrilling time of…

Carlos Hyde is gone after signing with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jordy Nelson is available and could possibly help the 49ers or Raiders. (Courtesy Elvis Kennedy/Flickr)

How nailing free agency would make life easier for 49ers, Raiders

As you’re reading this, phones are lighting up in NFL front offices…

Jordy Nelson is available and could possibly help the 49ers or Raiders. (Courtesy Elvis Kennedy/Flickr)
Aldon Smith showed the potential to be one of the best pass rushers in NFL history. His downward spiral is a depressing cautionary tale. (Courtesy Mike Morbeck/Flickr)

Aldon Smith’s fall makes for profoundly sad tale

On April 28, 2011, the San Francisco 49ers used their seventh overall…

Aldon Smith showed the potential to be one of the best pass rushers in NFL history. His downward spiral is a depressing cautionary tale. (Courtesy Mike Morbeck/Flickr)
Former San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller is seen outside the courtroom at the Hall of Justice on Thursday. (Deborah Svoboda/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ex-49er Bruce Miller ‘looked like a complete maniac,’ victim testifies in assault case

A former San Francisco 49ers fullback “looked like a complete maniac” the…

Former San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller is seen outside the courtroom at the Hall of Justice on Thursday. (Deborah Svoboda/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates a touchdown with Daniel Kilgore against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 26, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers bring back Garoppolo’s guy, Daniel Kilgore, on three-year deal

Daniel Kilgore has played for the 49ers his entire career, which began…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates a touchdown with Daniel Kilgore against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 26, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The 49ers want Reuben Foster to succeed. But with his recent arrest, he’s put them in a precarious situation ethically. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Reuben Foster case sticks 49ers between business rock and ethical hard place

There is no line between sports and hard news. I’ve written it…

The 49ers want Reuben Foster to succeed. But with his recent arrest, he’s put them in a precarious situation ethically. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

There’s little gray area in Reuben Foster’s latest arrest, 49ers should be worried

Last week, the 49ers gave off good vibes. Jimmy Garoppolo was on…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)