Torrey Smith

Pierre Garcon earned himself a major payday by signing with the 49ers. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Free agency isn’t cheap for 49ers

If Balls were Julio Jones, he would be on the phone with…

 

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) catches a pass against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) at Levis Stadium on October 2. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Guide to the 49ers’ WR options in free agency

The NFL’s official signing period for free agents begins Thursday. With more…

 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) plays in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Earth to Planet Baalke: Why is Kap still here?

Balls needs help. And, no, it’s not what you’re thinkin’. Can somebody…

 

It hasn't been an easy season for the Faithful, and it might be time for the 49ers front office to make a move for the future.. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

If other teams are calling with offers, 49ers should act now

The San Francisco 49ers have reached their bye week. They sit at…

It hasn't been an easy season for the Faithful, and it might be time for the 49ers front office to make a move for the future.. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) catches a pass against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) at Levis Stadium on October 2. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers WR takes hard stance against NFL’s treatment of domestic violence cases

New York Giants kicker Josh Brown is the just the latest NFL…

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) catches a pass against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) at Levis Stadium on October 2. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) during a team practice at an NFL football facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Torrey Smith, 27, embraces role as elder statesman

SANTA CLARA — Despite being 27 years old, Torrey Smith qualifies as…

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) during a team practice at an NFL football facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Ed Lee yelling, suites aren’t selling, forecast telling

Are you ready for some ... El Niño? Or maybe, in a…

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Is Gabbert long-term answer?

Jim Tomsula took notice during Blaine Gabbert’s days as a backup quarterback…

49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward (25) dives to the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting a pass as Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) watches during the first half Sunday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Who Knew? Gabbert continues surge, leads 49ers to road win

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears had just taken a late lead when…

San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward (25) dives to the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting a pass as Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) watches during the first half Sunday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) stiff-arms Baltimore Ravens defensive back Kyle Arrington during the first half in Santa Clara on  Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Kaepernick throws 2 TD passes as 49ers snap four-game skid

SANTA CLARA — Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin took it to the…

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) stiff-arms Baltimore Ravens defensive back Kyle Arrington during the first half in Santa Clara on  Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Colin Kaepernick needs to string together quality games if the 49ers have any chance of being competitive in the NFC West. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Can Kap string together two good games?

Now that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has avoided quarterbacking’s version of the…

Colin Kaepernick needs to string together quality games if the 49ers have any chance of being competitive in the NFC West. (Seth Wenig/AP)
Colin Kaepernick, pictured scampering away from the Green Bay Packers’ Ha Ha Clinton-Dix during Sunday’s 17-3 loss, is once again in the hot seat for the 49ers’ stagnant offensive attack. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Tomsula wavering on Kap?

Colin Kaepernick remains the 49ers’ starting quarterback, despite the protests of Clay…

Colin Kaepernick, pictured scampering away from the Green Bay Packers’ Ha Ha Clinton-Dix during Sunday’s 17-3 loss, is once again in the hot seat for the 49ers’ stagnant offensive attack. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Francisco fans react after the Arizona Cardinals jumped out to an early lead in the 49ers’ 47-7 blowout loss last weekend. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Faith in 49ers wanes as Packers arrive

Things aren’t getting any easier for the struggling 49ers, who were outscored…

San Francisco fans react after the Arizona Cardinals jumped out to an early lead in the 49ers’ 47-7 blowout loss last weekend. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
San Francisco 49ers  offensive tackle Alex Boone (75) says he and the other linemen need to do a better job of protecting Colin Kaepernick, right, if the team is to succeed this season. (Tony Avelar/2014 AP)

49ers’ Boone: Time to pick up Kap

So how do the 49ers fix quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a matter…

San Francisco 49ers  offensive tackle Alex Boone (75) says he and the other linemen need to do a better job of protecting Colin Kaepernick, right, if the team is to succeed this season. (Tony Avelar/2014 AP)
49ers running back Jarryd Hayne, right, tries to evade Steelers linebacker Vince Williams on one of his few touches during Sunday’s 43-13 loss to Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Hayne’s waning role terrifies Aussies

The role of 49ers’ rookie Jarryd Hayne has been a secret almost…

49ers running back Jarryd Hayne, right, tries to evade Steelers linebacker Vince Williams on one of his few touches during Sunday’s 43-13 loss to Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) scrambles to pass after evading Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats (55) in the first quarter Sunday. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

49ers AWOL in Tomsula homecoming

PITTSBURGH — San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula's homecoming ended with his team…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) scrambles to pass after evading Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats (55) in the first quarter Sunday. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, left, and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be relied upon heavily to lead their respective teams this season. (John Cordes, Tony Avelar/AP)

Carr, Kap are on the spot

The NFL season opens today, and a lot of things will have…

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, left, and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be relied upon heavily to lead their respective teams this season. (John Cordes, Tony Avelar/AP)
49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) smiles next to DiAndre Campbell (19) and Dres Anderson (6) during an mini-camp. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

49ers still getting offense in sync

SANTA CLARA  — Going into the second week of camp, the San…

49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) smiles next to DiAndre Campbell (19) and Dres Anderson (6) during an mini-camp. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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)
Nick Wass/AP File PhotoWide receiver Torrey Smith has finalized his five-year contract with the 49ers.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith signs five-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA — Free agent wide receiver Torrey Smith has finalized his…

Nick Wass/AP File PhotoWide receiver Torrey Smith has finalized his five-year contract with the 49ers.