A's McCarthy, 49ers' Willis exchange tweets


A's McCarthy, 49ers' Willis exchange tweets

It's been less than three days since Brandon McCarthy underwent a two-hour surgery on his brain to ease the pressure from a epidural hemorrhage and to stabilize a skull fracture incurred after getting hit in the head by a line drive on Wednesday.

Yet at 1:45 on Saturday morning (or 1:45 on Friday night depending on how you look at it), McCarthy took to Twitter...
"Crazy about this children's tylenol, can't believe they give it to kids." Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) September 8, 2012He didn't stop there, however. At 10:24 Saturday morning McCarthy tweeted,
The good news in all of this, is that I set up my fantasy lineups beforehand. So there shall be no excuses at this point. Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) September 8, 2012While McCarthy hasn't had the time to respond to the plethora of tweets from worried fans offering their support, he did respond to a tweet from a certain 49ers All-Pro linebacker.@patrickwillis52 thanks buddy, I feel like I just got hit by you. Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) September 8, 2012Although McCarthy is still not yet out of the woods, it's great to see he hasn't lost his sense of humor.

Reports: 49ers open to trading WR Torrey Smith, teams interested

Reports: 49ers open to trading WR Torrey Smith, teams interested

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith is the subject of trade discussions, according to multiple reports.

The 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles have discussed a trade involving Smith, but a deal is not imminent, reports Pro Football Talk. ESPN reported that the 49ers are open to trading Smith and multiple teams have shown interest. The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Coach Chip Kelly on Monday denied a report from PFT that left tackle Joe Staley was on the trade block. He was not asked about Smith’s status with the team.

“I understand how it comes up because we’re 1-6 and Joe is a veteran player, but it doesn’t matter where you are that’s going to be speculation no matter what team you are and where you are, who are your older players,” Kelly said about the Staley report. “It’s kind of the nature of the sport we play.”

Smith is the 49ers’ third-leading receiver with 13 receptions for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Last year, Smith caught just 33 passes for 663 yards with four touchdowns in his first season with the club.

The 49ers last year signed Smith to a five-year, $40 million contract. He is signed through the 2019 season with scheduled base salaries of $6.5 million, along with roster and workout bonuses totaling $1.5 million in each of those seasons.

Eagles claim former 49ers DT off waivers

Eagles claim former 49ers DT off waivers

Taylor Hart is headed back to Philadelphia.

Just two days after the 49ers waived the defensive tackle, the Eagles claimed him on Monday. Philadelphia announced the Hart acquistion in a series of roster moves.

The 49ers originally got Hart when they claimed him off waivers from the Eagles on Sept. 5.

Hart was waived on Saturday when the 49ers promoted running back DuJuan Harris to the active roster.

The Eagles' 2014 fifth-round pick appeared in one game for the 49ers and made two tackles.