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.
So, how do the 49ers achieve improvement at the game's most important position? They could make a big splash and sign Peyton Manning, or they might consider these options provided by Insider Matt Maiocco.
Late in the game against the Giants with the 49ers driving at midfield, Jim Harbaugh elected to give the ball to backup Anthony Dixon two-straight times, even though Frank Gore had been effective. What gives?
During his season-ending press conference, Jim Harbaugh unexpectedly revealed a part of himself he had gone to great lengths to hide.Video: Press conference Pt. 1 Pt. 2
Frank Gore will make the trip to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, but he does not intend to play in the game, opening the door for another NFC West back.