49ers reassign Kaepernick's No. 7 jersey

49ers reassign Kaepernick's No. 7 jersey

The 49ers have moved on from quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the point that his uniform number of the past six seasons was re-issued this week.

Matt Barkley, one of just two quarterbacks under contract to the 49ers, was assigned No. 7 as the team’s offseason program began this week in Santa Clara.

Kaepernick remains unsigned as a free agent. There have been no reports of teams with interest in signing Kaepernick, who last year had his best statistical season since 2013, his first full season as a starter.

The 49ers also re-assigned No. 94, which had not been worn since Justin Smith’s retirement at the end of the 2014 season. Newly signed linebacker Dekoda Watson will wear No. 94.

Running back Tim Hightower, who objected when he discovered he was issued No. 21, has a new number. He will assume No. 26, which became available late last week when the club release cornerback Tramaine Brock shortly after he was arrested in connection with an alleged domestic-violence incident.

Hightower was originally issed No. 21, which Frank Gore wore en route to becoming the 49ers' all-time leading rusher. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent in 2015.

New center/guard Jeremy Zuttah becomes No. 58, taking the number Eli Harold previously wore. Harold is now No. 57.

Free-agent acquisition Earl Mitchell is No. 90, which Glenn Dorsey wore during his four seasons with the organization. Dorsey remains unsigned as a free agent.

Here is the entire list of new uniform numbers, as first disclosed on 49ers.com:

2- QB Brian Hoyer
4- WR DeAndre Carter
7- QB Matt Barkley
11- WR Marquise Goodwin
15- WR Pierre Garçon
18- WR DeAndre Smelter
19- WR Aldrick Robinson
20- DB Don Jones
24- CB K’Waun Williams
26- RB Tim Hightower
44- FB Kyle Juszczyk
50- LB Brock Coyle
51- LB Malcolm Smith
57- Eli Harold
58- G/C Jeremy Zuttah
59- LB Jayson DiManche
81- WR Rashad Ross
82- TE Logan Paulsen
90- DT Earl Mitchell
94- LB Dekoda Watson
96- DL Zach Moore

Report: Seahawks agree to terms with former 49ers cornerback


Report: Seahawks agree to terms with former 49ers cornerback

Tramaine Brock reportedly found a new football home on Wednesday.

The former 49ers cornerback agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Seahawks, according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

San Francisco released Brock back in April after he was arrested over an alleged domestic incident.

Brock will not face felony charges of domestic violence because the case was dismissed last week.

The soon-to-be 29-year old started all 31 games he appeared in over the last two seasons.

Last season, the Seahawks finished third in points per game allowed (18.3) and eighth in passing yards allowed per game (225.8).

The 49ers play in Seattle in Week 2 and host the Seahawks on Nov. 26.

Foster named 49ers starter -- likely for a long, long time


Foster named 49ers starter -- likely for a long, long time

SANTA CLARA -- Rookie linebacker Reuben Foster was promoted into the starting lineup with the season-ending injury to veteran Malcolm Smith.

The 49ers have reason to expect him to remain a starter for a long, long time.

Coach Kyle Shanahan on Tuesday said Foster was the starter at the team’s weakside linebacker position, alongside NaVorro Bowman. But he added, tthe onus is on Foster to hold onto that position.

“He could get beat out at any time,” Shanahan said. “If our guys behind him, we’ve got some good players behind him too, if they started performing at a higher level than him, then that wouldn’t be the case.”

The 49ers released their unofficial depth chart ahead of Saturday’s exhibition game against the Denver Broncos. The depth chart does not reflect the team’s decision to switch seventh-round draft pick Adrian Colbert from cornerback to free safety.

Also, veteran Tim Barnes is listed at left guard. He started all 32 games the past two seasons with the Rams at center. He is the team’s backup center, but his ability to also fill in at guard could determine whether he wins a spot on the 53-man roster.

The depth chart does not list nickel back or slot receiver. K'Waun Williams is ahead of Will Redmond as the nickel back, and Jeremy Kerley is ahead of Trent Taylor as the team's slot receiver.

Guard Joshua Garnett and safety Jimmie Ward are listed as starters despite being unavailable due to injuries. Garnett is expected back near the start of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to clean up cartilage in his knee. Ward remains on physically unable to perform while rehabbing from a hamstring injry.

WR: Pierre Garçon, Jeremy Kerley, Trent Taylor/Aaron Burbridge, DeAndre Smelter/Kendrick Bourne
LT: Joe Staley, John Theus, Darrell Williams
LG: (Joshua Garnett), Zane Beadles, Tim Barnes, Erik Mangnuson
C: Daniel Kilgore, JP Flynn
RG: Brandon Fusco, Norman Price, Andrew Gardner
RT: Trent Brown, Garry Gilliam, Andrew Lauderdale
TE: Vance McDonald, George Kittle, Logan Paulsen/Blake Bell, Garrett Celek/Cole Hikutini
WR: Marquise Goodwin, Aldrick Robinson, Victor Bolden/DeAndre Carter, Tim Patrick/Louis Murphy
RB: Carlos Hyde, Tim Hightower, Joe Williams/Kapri Bibbs, Raheem Mostert/Matt Breida
FB: Kyle Juszczyk, Tyler McCloskey
QB: Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley, C.J. Beathard, Nick Mullens

LDE: Arik Armstead, Elvis Dumervil, Aaron Lynch, Ronald Blair
LDT: Earl Mitchell, Quinton Dial, D.J. Jones
RDT: DeForest Buckner, Chris Jones, Noble Nwachukwu, Leger Douzable
RDE: Tank Carradine, Solomon Thomas,
SAM: Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Dekoda Watson, Pita Taumoepenu
MIKE: NaVorro Bowman, Brock Coyle, Donavin Newsom
WILL: Reuben Foster, Ray-Ray Armstrong, Austin Calitro, Sean Porter
LCB: Rashard Robinson, K’Waun Williams/Will Redmond, Prince Charles Iworah, Asa Jackson
RCB: Dontae Johnson, Keith Reaser, Ahkello Witherspoon/Will Davis, Adrian Colbert
FS: (Jimmie Ward), Vinnie Sunseri, Lorenzo Jerome
SS: Eric Reid, Jaquiski Tartt, Don Jones

P: Bradley Pinion
K: Robbie Gould, Nick Rose
H: Bradley Pinion
PR: Jeremy Kerley, DeAndre Carter/Trent Taylor
KOR: Raheem Mostert, Victor Bolden
LS: Kyle Nelson