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Large report finds CTE in 110 of 111 brains from former NFL players
In a new study released on Tuesday, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, was diagnosed in the brains of 110 of 111 former NFL players.
The 49ers Insider Podcast: Training camp preview
Longtime beat reporters Matt Maiocco and Matt Barrows discuss the first training camp of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, and much more...
Ranking the 49ers' depth chart by position
The team reports to training camp in Santa Clara on Thursday with the first practice scheduled for Friday. Matt Maiocco explores...
Reports: Former 49ers wide receiver to visit Bills
From 2013 to 2015 with the 49ers, he racked up 237 receptions, 3030 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns...
Taking a closer look at Ryan's criticism of Shanahan
The Falcons fell apart in Super Bowl 51 and their QB has pointed the finger at the 49ers' new head coach -- but is he right to do so?
Uh-oh: Is Kyle Shanahan going to be Harbaugh-tastic in his timing?
Matt Ryan has told us all that Kyle Shanahan has a gift we in the Bay Area know all too well...
49ers defense: Top training camp competitions
Rashard Robinson is the closest thing to a sure bet to win a starting job among 49ers cornerbacks. But he will be in for a battle...
The Happy Hour: Kap unsigned shows NFL's not about football
Another lesser talented quarterback has been signed. The NFL's message is loud and clear with Colin Kaepernick.
The real issue that lingers now that OJ Simpson is a free man
The fame we make for people gorges, purges and gorges again, in a hideous cycle that demeans all involved...
49ers offense: Top competitions entering training camp
The 49ers open training camp next week in Santa Clara with a number of battles for starting spots on Curtis Modkins' offense...
O.J. Simpson a free man, granted parole in Nevada
O.J. Simpson, inmate No. 1027820, was granted his parole in Nevada Thursday morning...
Why Kirk Cousins' stock is on the rise
Kirk Cousins is expected to be a hot commodity if he makes it on the open market next offseason. So, why all the buzz?
Chris Long hits on Kap hair controversy: ‘I had a dirty mullet last year…’
Eagles defensive end Chris Long certainly does not think Colin Kaepernick's hair is the reason he isn't on a NFL team right now...
Joe Montana: 49ers should not have let Jim Harbaugh go
Remember when the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh "mutually" agreed to part ways following the 2014 season? Mr. Montana, your thoughts...?
The Happy Hour: Small flaw in Kirk Cousins-to-49ers scenario
Kelli, Ray and Monte discuss Washington not giving Kirk Cousins a long-term deal and if he will be a 49er next summer.
With no extension for Cousins, a look at 49ers' QB options for 2018
The 49ers already have a long-term plan in the place. A lot can happen in a year, but there are moving parts the organization will monitor...
Have Lynch, Shanahan reached out to Steve Young? 'The great news...'
Steve Young believes the 49ers have the right man leading the franchise into the future...
49ers' future at QB hinges on Washington's Monday deadline
Washington has until Monday to take QB Kirk Cousins off the 2018 market for any interested teams. The 49ers will be watching closely...
Jerry Rice: 'I'm pulling for him (Steph Curry) 100 percent'
Jerry Rice is a big fan of Steph Curry and hopes the Warriors' star and quiet his critics on the golf course.
Jerry Rice 'would love to play' in today's style of the NFL
Jerry Rice is the king of receivers in NFL history. With today's rules, he believes he could do even more damage.
Forbes: 49ers ninth most valuable sports franchise in the world
The San Francisco 49ers may have just turned in a franchise-worst tying season on the field in 2016, but they experienced plenty of success off it...
49ers win Humanitarian Award
The 49ers were recognized as /ESPN’s/ Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year during an awards ceremony Tuesday evening in Los Angeles.
Theismann: Kaepernick ‘learned how sacred the flag is’
Joe Theismann isn't ready to say the NFL is blackballing Colin Kaepernick, but he's close...
Participants revealed as 49ers break player-run offensive camp
All four 49ers quarterbacks were present for Camp Hoyer, a three-day gathering of 49ers offensive players, which concluded Wednesday.
Montana: 49ers needed to clean house after Kap distraction
Colin Kaepernick still does not have a job. And NFL legend Joe Montana isn't so sure one is coming his way...
49ers Mailbag: How much impact will Camp Hoyer have?
Brian Hoyer is well-versed in Kyle Shanahan’s offense and he's gathering his teammates for offseason workouts...
Joe Montana highlights group of 18 Hall of Famers returning from Israel
Joe Montana was among a group of 18 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who recently returned from a weeklong trip to Israel...
Michael Bennett: DeForest Buckner 'not normal; when you're not normal...'
DeForest Buckner was an All-Rookie selection last year. And a two-time Pro Bowler believes the sky is the limit for the Hawaii native...
Max Runager
Max Runager, 49ers punter on 1984 Super Bowl team, dies at 61
Max Runager, who spent four full seasons punting for the 49ers, died on Sunday in South Carolina at the age of 61.
Ratto Stories: Kaepernick is probably better off where he is
Ray Ratto offers his take on the latest rumbling surround Colin Kaepernick and his unemployment.
The Happy Hour: Supreme Court draws line with team names
Legal expert Steve Moskowitz joins Kelli and Ray to discuss a Supreme Court ruling and more.
Eric Reid embracing new role with 49ers: 'I was made for this position'
Whereas in the past, the 49ers’ spots were considered interchangeable, there is a clear delineation this season under Robert Saleh...
What they're saying: Happy Father's Day
On Father's Day, we all celebrate the love our dad shows us. Check out how the sports world is celebrating the holiday this year...
Mike Shanahan's official role with 49ers: Father of head coach
Mike Shanahan does not need to be in the building every day to counsel and have influence on his son as he tries to navigate his first season...
Plans in the works for 49ers' Camp Hoyer
49ers quarterbacks and receivers will work together before the club is set to report back to Santa Clara for the opening of training camp...
49ers notes: Rookie tight end Kittle impresses in offseason program
The 49ers' fifth-round pick has asserted himself and put himself in the position to compete for a starting job in training camp...
Maiocco: Renewed sense of hope surrounds 49ers with Shanahan
Insider Matt Maiocco reports from Santa Clara as veteran plans have seen the changes already with the 49ers under head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Staley's reaction to new 49ers regime: 'I’m enjoying football again'
Joe Staley is a five-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman, but the last few seasons have been tough for the veteran. Now, he feels re-energized.
Shanahan expects 49ers rookie Foster to be cleared for camp
Reuben Foster was the subject of national reports that he would require another surgery and could miss his entire rookie season...
Shanahan: 49ers intern Katie Sowers 'did as good of a job as anyone'
Katie Sowers worked with the Atlanta Falcons last summer during training camp...
Maiocco: What Shanahan likes about offense, defense so far
Insider Matt Maiocco provides his observations from Tuesday's 49ers practice.
John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan
49ers' defense responds after big plays by Shanahan's offense in minicamp
Kyle Shanahan's goal during 49ers minicamp is to go for the big plays on offense. Tuesday, he got that. But the defense stood tall later.
NaVorro Bowman on Kevin Durant: 'One thing I know about him...'
Bowman and Durant have a friendship that dates back to when they were 8-year-old youth basketball teammates in Maryland...
Thomas' first full-squad practice with 49ers must wait
NFL rules prohibit rookies who have not completed their degrees from joining a team’s offseason program on a full-time basis until...
Hyde's opportunity to prove he deserves role in 49ers' rebuilding
Carlos Hyde is coming off his best season since arriving on the scene as a second-round draft pick in 2014. However...
BJ Johnson and KD Cannon
The real reason the 49ers parted ways with KD Cannon
The common perception is that the 49ers waived undrafted wideout KD Cannon due to his lack of urgency. But that rumor was dispelled recently.
49ers sign first-round pick Reuben Foster
Reuben Foster has been a limited participant in the offseason program as he recovers from offseason surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff...
OTA notes: 49ers' vertical passing game needs time
The 49ers QBs completed 21 passes to 14 different receivers during Thursday’s practice. Few of the passes were completed down the field...
Veteran additions increase competition on 49ers' O-line
The 49ers return their primary starters from last season, but also added four offensive linemen with significant starting experience...
Exclusive 1-on-1 with Dumervil: I'm going to surprise people
Veteran DE Elvis Dumervil joins Insider Matt Maiocco on the phone for his first official interview as a member of the 49ers.
Dumervil sets sights well beyond 100-sack milestone
Veteran edge rusher Elvis Dumervil is 33 years old, but as he told Matt Maiocco on Wednesday, he has plenty left in the tank.
49ers look to Dial up more tackles for loss
Although he is currently lining up with the second-string defense behind veteran Earl Mitchell, Quinton Dial said his goal is to be a man for all downs...
Brock exits Santa Clara Hall of Justice after arraignment
Cameras caught former 49ers CB Tramaine Brock leaving the Santa Clara Halls of Justice on Tuesday, June 6.
Ex-49ers CB Brock faces disturbing charges
Tramaine Brock, who was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., faces up to five years in prison, if convicted...
The 49ers Insider Podcast: Carmen Policy
Former 49ers president Carmen Policy calls the Warriors the new "gold standard" of sports franchises and believes his old team is on the right track with Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch...
Fan running by Bethea
Bethea: Tenure with 49ers 'didn’t really pan out like I thought it would'
Nearly three months after being released by the 49ers, veteran safety Antoine Bethea reflected on his time with the rebuilding franchise.
Carmen Policy and Bob Myers
Carmen Policy: Warriors are new 'gold standard' in sports
Carmen Policy was one of the architects of the 49ers' powerhouse in the 1980's and 90's. On Monday, he discussed the latest Bay Area dynasty.
49ers agree to terms with pass-rusher Dumervil
Elvis Dumervil, 33, has 99 sacks in his 10-year career with Denver and Baltimore...
Seahawks opt to sign Davis instead of Kaepernick
Austin Davis started eight games for the St. Louis Rams in 2014...
Quinton Dial makes adjustment to new 49ers scheme
The 49ers have used first-round picks on Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and Solomon Thomas. Where does that leave Quinton Dial?
Seahawks' Carroll: Kaepernick is an NFL starter
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Friday described former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as an NFL starting-caliber player.
Report: 49ers to work out veteran pass-rusher
The 49ers are looking at a group of veterans to work out for them in the coming days. Among those is a noted pass-rusher...
49ers sign veteran defensive back
The 49ers visited with such NFL veterans as Jairus Byrd and Leon Hall this week, but Will Davis was the first to strike a deal with the club...
49ers give Armstead chance to break mold at pass-rush position
Arik Armstead has recorded just 4.5 career sacks, but he ranked fourth among 3-4 defensive ends last year in "pass rush productivity." 
49ers to recognize history inside Levi's Stadium
The Roman numerals of each of the 49ers’ Super Bowl titles will also be prominently displayed...
Goodwin expects to jump to new lengths in 49ers' offense
Kyle Shanahan demands execution of the smallest details, and Marquise Goodwin has been an eager student during the offseason program...
Report: Veteran safety Byrd to work out for 49ers
Jairus Byrd played the past three seasons with the New Orleans Saints after beginning his career with the Buffalo Bills...
Shanahan delegates offensive duties to 49ers staff
Kyle Shanahan did not hire an offensive coordinator as the 49ers' head coach, but that doesn't mean he won't be getting help...
Harbaugh goes Biblical, responds to Jacobs' criticisms of his coaching
Former NFL running back Brandon Jacobs recently blasted Jim Harbaugh for his coaching. On Saturday morning, Harbaugh responded.
Shanahan: Brooks earns place on 49ers' first-team defense
Ahmad Brooks is the oldest non-kicker on the 49ers' roster. He's learning a new position and standing out to head coach Kyle Shanahan...
McDonald toasts Shanahan for communication of trade talks
Vance McDonald completely understands why the 49ers would check with other teams around the league to see what they could acquire...
Chip Kelly returns to college football -- as analyst
The former Oregon coach, who served as 49ers head coach last season, signed a multiyear deal with ESPN...
Bills sign two former 49ers
Gerald Hodges started 12 games last season and ranked second on the team with 92 tackles...
Harbaugh and Schwartz yelling at each other
Harbaugh takes blame for 'premature celebration' during 2011 incident
Six years after a memorable postgame handshake with Jim Schwartz, former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh cleared the air regarding the incident.
49ers head coach Shanahan: Lynch going in the right direction
As Aaron Lynch enters the final year of his original four-year contract, his spot on the 49ers' 53-man roster is anything but a certainty...
Report: Free-agent Kaepernick to meet with Seahawks
It will be Colin Kaepernick’s first visit to meet with a team since opting out of his 49ers contract in March to become an unrestricted free agent...
Shanahan shares why 1st head coaching gig has been 'awkward'
Kyle Shanahan talks about the challenges of going from an offensive coordinator to a head coach.
What is Reuben Foster able to actually do during OTAs?
New 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan lays out what drills injured first-round pick Reuben Foster can participate in during the first Organized Team Activity.
Shanahan addresses clearing the air with Bowman
Kyle Shanahan discusses how NaVorro Bowman looked on the first day of OTAs.
Bowman during 2017 OTA
Bowman guarantees he will not be odd-man out of 49ers' competition
The 49ers may have added linebackers through free agency and the draft, but NaVorro Bowman isn't worried one bit about his status with the team.
49ers reissue Bryant Young's number
No 49ers player has worn No. 97 in the past nine seasons or offseasons. That changed on Tuesday in Santa Clara...
49ers begin final phase of offseason program
Beginning Monday, the 49ers can get back to conducting the standard one-on-one, 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 "non-contact" drills...
Barkley continues work with personal coach of Brady, Ryan
New 49ers quarterback Matt Barkley is hoping another offseason with Tom House and Adam Dedeaux will help his performance on the field...
John Lynch hires new 49ers director of pro personnel
Ran Carthon spent the previous five seasons with the Rams organization. He was fired three weeks before the NFL Draft...
Reports: 49ers work out defensive linemen
Kedric Golston, 33, an 11-year veteran, has been a rotational player along Washington’s defensive line through most of his career...
The 49ers Insider Podcast: Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley did not have to wait long this offseason to end up in a familiar system...
49ers QB Matt Barkley: 'This is what I know and do best'
Matt Barkley joined Matt Maiocco on the "49ers Insider Podcast" and opened up about his comfort level with head coach Kyle Shanahan...
Michael Bennett and Colin Kaepernick talking
Seahawks DE: Seattle would be 'perfect place' for Kaepernick
Amidst a report that the Seahawks have interest in Colin Kaepernick, one Seattle player believes the pairing would be a perfect fit.
49ers Mailbag: Rookie RB Williams the favorite to unseat Hyde?
Joe Williams has the distinct advantage of being the running back Bobby Turner and Kyle Shanahan hand-picked to fit their scheme...
Report: Seahawks reach out to Colin Kaepernick's agent
Colin Kaepernick opted out of his 49ers contract before the opening of free agency after meeting with John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan...
The Happy Hour: Carroll poking bear by floating Kap interest
Kelli, Papa and ratto discuss the rumors that the Seahawks are interested in Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III.
Len Rohde
Former 49ers offensive lineman Len Rohde dies at 79
Len Rohde, who spent 15 seasons with the 49ers as an offensive lineman, died on Saturday. He was 79.
Pete Carroll: Seahawks looking at Kaepernick, Griffin for backup QB
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked about two specific players...
Solomon Thomas among 49ers rookies absent from offseason program
Solomon Thomas will not be eligible to join his 49ers teammates until June 14 -- the second day of the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp...
49ers rookie cornerback Witherspoon tackles critiques of his style
Even the man who drafted him – a former hard-hitting safety – admits Ahkello Witherspoon's lack of physical play was a concern...
49ers GM John Lynch shows he still has soft spot for Broncos
New 49ers GM John Lynch is all in with San Francisco. But as he explained Friday, that doesn't mean he has less love for Denver...
49ers sign third-round draft pick Witherspoon
With the signing, the 49ers now have seven of the team’s 10 2017 draft picks under contract...
Kaepernick's girlfriend refutes report three teams inquired about QB
Sociologist Harry Edwards, who is a consultant with the 49ers, says three teams called him about Colin Kaepernick. But, Kap's girlfriend says otherwise.
The Happy Hour: Legalities of Montana and Millennium Tower
Steve Moskowitz brings Joe Montana's lawsuit against the Millennium Towers onto The Happy Hour.
The Happy Hour: Why Bowman makes 49ers better long term
The 49ers refuted a report that NaVorro Bowman is on the trading block. Insider Matt Maiocco explains why.
The Happy Hour: How 49ers' decisions are different now
Insider Matt Maiocco explains how John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have been on synch so far with how they make decisions for the 49ers.
Lynch, Shanahan: 49ers not shopping NaVorro Bowman
General manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan issued a joint statement to NBC Sports Bay Area/ /on Thursday morning...
Report: Former 49ers quarterback Gabbert to sign with NFC West team
The Blaine Gabbert Era is over in San Francisco but the 49ers will play against his new home in the 2017-18 season...