Eddie DeBartolo and Charles Haley were not among the inductees into the 2012 Hall of Fame class.Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, and Willie Roaf are the inductees.
The Bay Area boasts the best NFL special teams around, but a sour close to the season marred Matt Maiocco's overall grade.49ers review: O-Line D-Line Linebackers
Twenty-year 49ers owner Eddie Debartolo is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and nephew Jed York is "keeping his fingers crossed."
It was an up-and-down year for the offensive line. But for a unit that has struggled previously, Matt Maiocco sees it as a stepping stone season. 49ers review: Defensive line Linebackers Defensive backs
Efforts to build a Santa Clara stadium for the 49ers received a big financial boost from the league Thursday -- 200 million of funding. BLOG: Jed York eleconference
The 49ers' defensive line was anchored by team MVP Justin Smith. Needless to say, Matt Maiocco gave the unit a well deserved marking. More: Linebackers season review Defensive backs review
True there are questions of his character and maturity, but under a certain set of circumstances, Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach see DeSean "Action" Jackson in Scarlet and Gold next year.
San Francisco boasts linebackers that have NFL defensive coordinators salivating. Matt Maiocco assesses each member in the 49ers' elite group. More: Defensive backs review Franchise tag candidate
Will the 49ers sign X? Insider Matt Maiocco explains, San Francisco's offseason signings will be all about the bottom line. More: Free-agent receiver options 49ers' free agents
The defensive backfield was expected to be a weak link. But the 49ers' pass defense was No. 5 in the NFL, allowing a passer rating of 73.6. More: 49ers stats NFL team stats
The 49ers signed receiver John Matthews, who spent 13 weeks on the team's practice squad, to a reservefuture contract for the 2012 season.
Is Dwayne Bowe a future 49er? Insider Matt Maiocco looks at the top wide receivers from the 2011 season who do not have contracts for next season with their current teams.
Will the 49ers use the franchise tag to retain safety Dashon Goldson or cornerback Carlos Rogers? Goldson is the likely candidate. More: Dashon Goldson profile 2011 game logs
Former NFL wide receiver Bobby Engram, who served last season with the 49ers as an offensive assistant, was named wide receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh on Friday.