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Mailbag: Which 49ers vets are on shaky ground?
With new management in place, are any veteran 49ers in jeopardy of being cut? Matt Maiocco discusses that in his latest Mailbag.
John Lynch at introductory press conference
49ers have already spent more in 2017 free agency than a year ago
The 2017 free agency period doesn't open for nearly two weeks, but new 49ers GM John Lynch is already spending money.
Source: 49ers agree to four-year deal with former Dolphins DT
The 49ers agreed to a four-year deal with former Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell on Friday, CSNBayArea.com has learned.
49ers 2017 NFL Draft picks
The 49ers have a total of 10 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. Matt Maiocco outlines where they will be on the clock in each round.
Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were 'poor word choice'
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. And, he's tried to explain his words...
49ers sign former Sacramento State, Raiders receiver
DeAndre Carter set the school's single-season receiving record in 2014 with 99 receptions for 1,321 yards and 17 touchdowns...
NFL Draft
49ers awarded fourth-round compensatory pick
The 49ers lost Alex Boone in free agency last year, but they picked up an additional draft pick on Friday...
Matt Malaspina
49ers' director of college scouting hired as Packers scout
Matt Malaspina spent the past four years as the 49ers’ director of college scouting. Now, he's joining the Green Bay Packers...
Jimmy Garoppolo
49ers could talk QB trades at scouting combine
The 49ers have a history of trading quarterbacks at the NFL Scouting Combine, where they're headed next week in need of a signal caller...
Jim Harbaugh: I deserve a medal for lasting so long under 49ers ownership
Since John and Denise York took over control of the 49ers in 2000, the 49ers have employed eight head coaches...
Lynch's hirings of Peters, Mayhew left no room for Gamble
Jed York made it clear from the beginning that Tom Gamble would not be the next GM of the 49ers. Now, Gamble is gone completely...
49ers assistant GM Gamble leaving organization
Tom Gamble, who was named 49ers assistant GM in July of 2016, is leaving the organization the team announced on Wednesday...
Lynch, Shanahan hold 'positive' discussion with Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick met with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch Wednesday morning at team headquarters...
Source: Kaepernick visits 49ers headquarters
Colin Kaepernick, with an uncertain future, visited 49ers headquarters Wednesday morning, CSNBayArea.com has learned...
Paraag Marathe: My job is to stay in my lane, help the coach and GM
Paraag Marathe joined the “49ers Insider Podcast” for an interview that touched on his personal life, as well as his duties with the 49ers...
The 49ers Insider Podcast: Paraag Marathe
Paraag Marathe, the 49ers’ chief strategy officer and executive VP of football operations, talks business and his shares poignant thoughts on his sister, who died nearly 12 years ago from an eating disorder...
49ers announce more hires to Shanahan's staff
DeMeco Ryans was a second-round selection of the Houston Texans in 2006 and spent 10 seasons in the league...
John Lynch: 49ers will be up-front with Kaepernick
As it pertains to Colin Kaepernick's future with the 49ers, new general manager John Lynch isn't going to keep the quarterback in the dark...
Lynch: Armstead, Buckner fit 49ers' new defensive scheme
DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead may be asked to play different positions, but they will also be taught to play a different style this season...
Source: Benton agrees to become 49ers' O-line coach
The Broncos allowed John Benton get out of his contract just one month after he joined Vance Joseph’s new staff as Denver’s assistant offensive line coach...
Report: Free-agent CB Williams signing one-year deal with 49ers
K'Waun Williams entered the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent, and did not see action last season due to bone spurs in his ankle...
Lynch consults with Millen about where things went wrong in Detroit
On Tuesday morning, 49ers general manager John Lynch said he recently spoke to Matt Millen about his experience with the Lions...
Source: Free-agent Mitchell scheduled to meet with 49ers
Earl Mitchell became a free agent last week when the Dolphins cut him to avoid paying his scheduled $4.5 million salary for the 2017 season...
Comings and goings: 49ers coaching staff
Kyle Shanahan is just about done completing his coaching staff. Here's a look at how the 49ers will look different in 2017...
Report: 49ers receive permission from Broncos to interview O-line coach
The 49ers have received permission to interview a coach for their last vacant major position hire under Kyle Shanahan's staff.
Tarver, Hafley retain positions on 49ers' coaching staff
The 49ers announced nine hires on Kyle Shanahan's new coaching staff, including two left over from Chip Kelly's time.
Louis Riddick was 'very, very, very, very, very, very close' to being 49ers GM
If Josh McDaniels hadn't removed himself from consideration to be the next head coach of the 49ers...
Shanahan: 49ers will show patience at QB, 'don’t want to gamble'
When it comes to charting the future at the quarterback position, Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch aren't committing everything to Year 1...
Davis Webb
Cal QB Davis Webb preparing for combine: ‘I’m gonna separate myself’
With his college career over, Cal's confident signal caller Davis Webb is doing everything he can to prepare himself for April's NFL Draft...
Report: Former 49ers tight end Brent Jones selling Bay Area home
Brent Jones is selling his four-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 4,310 square foot East Bay home for $2.795 million...
Torrey Smith could benefit from Shanahan's big-play philosophy
Under Kyle Shanahan, Torrey Smith may find a situation similar to what he enjoyed during most of his four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens...
Former Falcons WR White 'literally would’ve fought' Shanahan after Super Bowl
Former Falcons wide receiver Roddy White ripped 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan for his play calling in Super Bowl LI...
Shanahan hires Saleh as 49ers defensive coordinator
Robert Saleh faces a tall task. The 49ers defense last season under coordinator Jim O’Neil was one of the worst in league history...
Stanford, Cal playmakers top NFL Scouting Combine list
Stanford will be represented by four players in Indianapolis, while Cal will send three athletes to the combine...
Report: Seahawks won't lose draft pick for violating injury-reporting policy
The Seahawks failed to disclose Richard Sherman's knee injury, but they reportedly received some good news on Monday...
Former 49ers RB coach Tom Rathman: Carlos Hyde a work in progress
The man who coached Carlos Hyde in his first three seasons told CSNBayArea.com he believes the running back is moving in the right direction...
49ers hire two more Falcons offensive assistants
Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers announced a trio of newcomers to the 2017 coaching staff on Monday...
Report: Former 49ers, Raiders D-lineman to join Dolphins coaching staff
The Bay Area native played for the 49ers from 2001 to 2005 and the Raiders in 2012...
Report: 49ers expected to hire Saleh as defensive coordinator
Robert Saleh coached the Jaguars' linebackers for the past three seasons. He will reportedly be joining Kyle Shanahan's staff...
NaVorro Bowman: Achilles rehab easier than return from knee injury
NaVorro Bowman sustained a torn Achilles tendon Week 4 against the Cowboys. He recently provided an update on his physical status...
Rathman will not return as assistant on 49ers staff
After 22 seasons as a player and coach, Tom Rathman will not be back with the 49ers on Kyle Shanahan's coaching staff...
49ers Mailbag: Quarterback talk dominates offseason
Now that the 49ers officially have their new head coach and GM, the two must figure out a gameplan for their next quarterback...
Ratto Stories: John Lynch already owes his daughter a pony
John Lynch made his daughter cry by taking over as the 49ers' GM. Time to pony up for daughter Leah.
49ers part ways with long-time equipment manager
With Kyle Shanahan taking over long-time 49ers equipment manager Steve Urbaniak is out with the team after 18 seasons...
Six assistants join Shanahan's staff with 49ers
Jon Embree, who served two seasons as head coach at Colorado, will join the 49ers as assistant head coach/tight ends...
HOF voter James Lofton: Terrell Owens Hall-of-Fame worthy
James Lofton is one of two members of the Pro Football Hall of Famers who had a Hall-of-Fame vote on Saturday in Houston. Dan Fouts seemed to publicly express reservations this week about selecting wide...
49ers GM Lynch: 'I don't think it's a 2-14 roster'
After the 49ers won two games in 2016, the franchise parted ways with general manager Trent Baalke...
Shanahan will keep OC duties, tries to convince Rathman to remain
In his first crack as a head coach, Kyle Shanahan will call the shots on offense and is bound to bring in faces from the Falcons...
In past meetings, Lynch and Kaepernick 'hit it off; there was a trust there'
Colin Kaepernick and John Lynch are planning to meet face-to-face in the near future. In prior interactions, they "hit it off..."
Have Shanahan, Lynch been in touch with Kaepernick?
New 49ers GM John Lynch and new head coach Kyle Shanahan answer if they have spoke to Colin Kaepernick yet.
Lynch, 49ers hire front office executive Martin Mayhew
John Lynch and Martin Mayhew were teammates with the Buccaneers from 1993 to 1996...
1-on-1 with Kyle Shanahan: Qualities of winning NFL QBs
Kyle Shanahan ran the top offensive in the NFL with the Falcons. As the 49ers' head coach, what is he looking for in his next QB?
John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan divide personnel power with 49ers
John Lynch has power over the 90-man offseason roster, free agency and the draft. Kyle Shanahan is in control in other areas...
How will Lynch, Shanahan overcome lack of experience?
Mindi Bach asks what John Lynch calls a good question as the new 49ers GM provides his strategy as a first-time general manager.
Shanahan takes responsibility for Falcons' Super Bowl loss
Kyle Shanahan came short of saying, 'I blew it.' But he took full ownership of the Falcons' late-game collapse in Super Bowl 51.
Lynch: Shanahan is one of the brightest minds in the game
New 49ers GM John Lynch had glowing remarks to share about his new head coach Kyle Shanahan in Thursday's introductory press conference.
Shanahan: 49ers 'always been a special part of my heart'
Kyle Shanahan makes his first statement as the 20th head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.
Shanahan evokes Harbaugh's greatness in opening remarks as 49ers coach
Soon after he was introduced by general manager John Lynch on Thursday afternoon, new 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned Jim Harbaugh...
Spikes reflects on how athletes use their voice today
Former NFL linebacker Takeo Spikes sits down with Ray Ratto about the sports and social activism in today's world.
Report: 49ers legend Bryant Young expected to join Falcons staff
Bryant Young, who is the 49ers' all-time sacks leader, is reportedly getting back in the game as a coach in Atlanta...
Your day drinking game of buzzwords for the Shanahan-Lynch press conference
We're not encourageing day drinking, but it will happen during the 49ers' press conference Thursday. Here's what words to watch for.
Reports: Shanahan zeroing in on defensive staff
New 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is starting the process of piecing together a defensive staff...
Fouts: Owens received fair evaluation of his career with HOF voting
Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts was a first-time voter for Canton this year, and he's not surprised Terrell Owens did not make it in again.
Shanahan sends message to 49er Faithful: 'Be patient with us'
Newly hired 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan went to Twitter to show how excited he is to be back in the Bay Area while also preaching patience.
Jed York, John Lynch greet 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan at airport
/*Programming note:* Watch the John Lynch-Kyle Shanahan introductory press conference on Thursday at 1pm on CSN Bay Area, and *streaming live right here.* [1]/ On Monday evening, the 49ers officially...
Terrell Owens
One NFL peer's passionate plea: Put Terrell Owens in the Hall of Fame
After spending one of his twelve NFL seasons with Terrell Owens in San Francisco, DE Chidi Ahonatu vehemently believes he's Hall-worthy.
Reports: 49ers offensive staff taking shape
Bobby Turner spent 15 seasons on Mike Shanahan’s staff with the Denver Broncos...
Lynch, Shanahan 'looking at every scenario' to find next 49ers QB
Jimmy Garoppolo is entering the final year of his contract and could be available in a trade with the Patriots. Will the 49ers go after him?
49ers release strength and conditioning staff
Changes within the 49ers' organization continue to take shape under new GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan...
Jed York
Shanahan, Lynch get six-year contracts, Thursday press conference
The 49ers will introduce their new brain trust of GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan in a press conference on Thursday.
Steve Sarkisian
Sarkisian replaces Shanahan as Falcons' offensive coordinator
The Falcons didn't waste any time replacing new 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, as they moved on an offensive coordinator Tuesday morning...
Ratto: Who will be Kyle Shanahan's quarterback next season?
CSN Senior Insider Ray Ratto breaks down who will quarterback the 49ers next season under first-year head coach Kyle Shanahan?
Maiocco, Ratto break down Shanahan's first moves as 49ers HC
Is Kyle Shanahan up for the task of being the head coach of the 49ers? Ray Ratto and Matt Maiocco break down all the details after San Francisco made it official Monday afternoon...
49ers Central: Shanahan officially announced as head coach
With a tweet and press release, the 49ers officially made Kyle Shanahan their next head football coach...
Shanahan about to learn just how dangerous dangerous really is
The 49ers need a full engine rebuild and the lessons that accompany the task will come early and often for Kyle Shanahan...
Kyle Shanahan
It's official: 49ers hire Kyle Shanahan as head coach
For the fourth time in as many seasons, the 49ers will start the season with a new head coach. The team announced Kyle Shanahan on Monday afternoon...
Kyle Shanahan Dan Quinn
Steve Young, Trent Dilfer critical of Kyle Shanahan’s play-calling
Kyle Shanahan was honored for his work as the Falcons offensive coordinator this year, but a pair of former 49ers QBs were not impressed on Sunday...
Former 49ers DB George Maderos passes away at 83
Former San Francisco 49ers defensive back George Maderos passed away last week at the age of 83. 
Tom Brady Joe Montana
Who’s the greatest of all time? Joe Montana vs Tom Brady
The greatest debate in the sporting world boils down to two Bay Area athletes: Joe Montana versus Tom Brady.
Carlos Hyde
49ers even with Browns, getting league-worst odds to win Super Bowl LII
Coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the 49ers are getting long odds to win the Super Bowl next season.
Hall of Fame
Inside the room: How Hall-of-Fame voting went down
This year was Matt Maiocco's first as a Hall-of-Fame voter. Our 49ers Insider peels back the curtain to reveal how it all works...
After fifth Super Bowl win, don't expect Belichick to retire soon
Bill Belichick turns 65 years old in April. He just won his fifth Super Bowl. Is the Patriots coach going to hang it up soon?
What they're saying: Tom Brady wins record fifth Super Bowl ring
Tom Brady has now won the most Super Bowls ever by a quarterback. After his improbable comeback, praise came pouring in...
Brady, Patriots pull off biggest comeback in Super Bowl history
Once down 28-3, Tom Brady rallied the Patriots back to complete the largest comeback in Super Bowl history in an OT win over the Falcons.
Matt Schaub throwing against the 49ers
Report: Shanahan interested in bringing QB Schaub with him to 49ers
As the 49ers search for a new starting quarterback, presumptive head coach Kyle Shanahan could reportedly turn to one of his QBs in Atlanta.
Davis, Shanahan, York and Lynch
Raiders, 49ers can return to their normal madness after Fried Festivus 51
It's Super Bowl Sunday. Which means that in a short few hours, the Raiders and 49ers can get back to doing what they do best.
Former 49ers RB Gore wins 2016 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award
Former 49ers running back Frank Gore, now with the Colts, was honored for his sportsmanship one day before the Super Bowl...
Exclusive: Former 49er Gore will 'always bleed red and gold'
Former 49ers running back shows his love for 49ers fans before accepting the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.
Maiocco tells when to expect 49ers' hiring of Shanahan
Kyle Shanahan should be the 49ers' new head coach perhaps the day after the Falcons play in Super Bowl.
Maiocco: Perception outweighing Owens' numbers for voters
Insider Matt Maiocco tried to make the case for Terrell Owens to be enshrined into the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Shanahan smiling
Kyle Shanahan named 2016 AP Assistant Coach of the Year
Kyle Shanahan, the presumptive 49ers head coach, was named 2016 Associated Press Assistant Coach of the Year on Saturday.
Owens, new 49ers GM Lynch do not make 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame
Former 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens and the team's new GM John Lynch will wait at least another year for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Terrell Owens sad
Terrell Owens: I did not make Hall of Fame Class of 2017
For the second straight year, Terrell Owens did not receive the necessary votes for Hall of Fame induction, the ex-49ers WR announced.
Alshon Jeffrey and John Fox
NFLPA plans to tell free agents to avoid Bears if Illinois passes bill
If Illinois passes a bill ending health care for injured workers past the age of 35, the NFLPA will take drastic action...
Lynch's work takes mind away from Hall of Fame angst
The last three years, the Hall of Fame has been on John Lynch's mind this time of the year. But this year is a bit different thanks to his new job.
Jimmy Garoppolo ignoring trade rumor noise, focusing on Sunday
It's rare that a backup quarterback is a hot commodity in the Super Bowl. That's exactly what's happening though with Jimmy Garoppolo.
Steve Mariucci
Mariucci: Lynch will not repeat mistakes of Millen
Steve Mariucci has experience working as a head coach with a general manager who came straight from the broadcast booth after a lengthy playing career.
The 49ers Insider Podcast
The 49ers Insider Podcast: Shanahan's final session before Super Bowl
Kyle Shanahan spoke to the media for the final time before his Falcons take on the Patriots...
Lady Gaga: Super Bowl halftime show to celebrate 'spirit of equality'
Lady Gaga hopes to bring a performance for all people at halftime of the 2017 Super Bowl...
Kirk Cousins praises 49ers for hiring Lynch, calls Shanahan 'offensive genius'
Kirk Cousins hit the airwaves on Thursday, and talked about potentially being the next quarterback of the 49ers...
Kyle Shanahan's focus soon shifts to quarterback evaluations
The 49ers have a lot to figure out when it comes to their QB situation, and Kyle Shanahan will have the most powerful voice in the conversation...
Mark Uyeyama
Sources: 49ers release strength coach
The 49ers will not retain Mark Uyeyama, who served nine seasons on the team’s strength and conditioning staff.
Former 49ers cheerleader sues NFL over low wages
An ex-cheerleader for the 49ers is taking legal action against the team and the NFL for an unfair pay scale...