The longest work stoppage in National Football League history is, well, history. The NFL's owners and players agreed Monday to a new collective bargaining agreement that could create labor peace for at least 10 years.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area has obtained a copy of the NFL's Transition Rules for the 2011 League Year, a key component in the labor solution, expected to be reached Monday.
When the new league year begins, Manny Lawson will be free to sign with any team. He told former teammate Michael Robinson on "The Real Robinson Report" that he would be happy anywhere free agency takes him.
Josh Morgan, a regular attendee at the 49ers' get-togethers at San Jose State, said he has a good knowledge of the receivers' responsibilities -- but not much else -- from the new playbook.
Last year the Seahawks edged the 49ers in the NFC West in the final week, earning a playoff berth with a losing record. Check out their 2011 scouting report, presented by Matt Maiocco and beat writer Danny O'Neil.
The Rams are the only team in the NFC West that has a long-term answer at quarterback currently situated as their starter for the upcoming season, making St. Louis the division foe best set up for the future.
With a new labor agreement looming on the horizon, it will not be long before 49ers general manager Trent Baalke's plan for the 2011 season is put into action.
Frank Gore and Chilo Rachal were the 49ers' only returning starters who did not attend Camp Alex. Our NFL Insider shines the light on each no-show, the reasons for their absence and their place with the 49ers.
The 49ers' defense includes four starters -- and one potential starter -- up for free agency. San Francisco is prepared to lose nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin and outside linebacker Manny Lawson.
The road is never easy for a undrafted rookie trying to make his way into the NFL. But during the lockout, that road has been marked with more potholes than usual.
Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick, the two most-talked about offseason additions to the 49ers, were at the same locale Friday night. Both talked about the possibility of the 49ers' rookie QB getting a chance to start.
Our 49ers Insider is back down at SJSU as Alex Smith leads teammates through drills in an attempt to get to know Jim Harbaugh's playbook. Click here for real-time updates!
With 49ers center Eric Heitmann likely out for the entire 2011 season, who will the 49ers turn to in his absence? Our Insider provides six names to consider.
Center Eric Heitmann, a mainstay on the 49ers' offensive line since entering the NFL in 2002 out of Stanford, is expected to miss his second season in a row after undergoing recent neck surgery.
Receiver Michael Crabtree, nursing discomfort in his surgically repaired left foot, sat out most of the on-field portion of the 49ers' offensive practice session on Monday.