Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll are no longer a part of the Stanford-USC rivalry. Now, they're NFC West opponents and will square off for the first time Sunday at Candlestick Park when Carroll's Seahawks face Harbaugh's 49ers.
With the regular-season opener just days away, our 49ers Insider opens up his notebook to reveal his thoughts on all 53 players on the team's roster, including the new captain and a man seeking to rebuild his career.
Are the 49ers one of the five teams that called Tuesday to inquire about the services of free-agent quarterback David Garrard? "I've been sworn to secrecy," Garrard's agent, Al Irby, told CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday.
The 49ers received word from the NFL on Tuesday that Braylon Edwards will not face a suspension, opening the door for him to start on Sunday in the season opener with Seattle.
Safety Dashon Goldson said he is battling a sore knee that makes his availability for the 49ers' season opener against the Seattle Seahawks in question.
On the day that cuts were made to 53 players, the 49ers held a vote to select their two captains for the season. The result of the vote was interesting.
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The first veteran player to receive news Saturday morning of his release was safety Curtis Taylor, a third-year player whom the 49ers drafted in the seventh round of 2009. Taylor remains eligible for the practice squad.
Aldon Smith could not have had the game he had in San Diego without the efforts of undrafted rookie defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs.
Matt Maiocco has landed in San Diego... and apparently the mailman was on his flight.
The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed RB Frank Gore to a three-year contract extension through the 2014 season. The 49ers originally selected Gore in the third round 65th overall of the 2005 NFL Draft.
Frank Gore said early Tuesday that he wants to be a 49er for life. He followed by agreeing to a three-year extension, ending a period of anxiety about his future in San Francisco. The deal is worth 21 million.
In an official team release in advance of the 49ers' exhibition finale Thursday at San Diego, Jonathan Goodwin has overtaken Adam Snyder as the team's starting center.