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.
NFL contracts are like the real-estate market. Teams and agents take a look at comparable players when determining value. Insider Matt Maiocco analyzes Frank Gore vs. DeAngelo Williams.
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49ers top draft pick Aldon Smith said he is still trying to get comfortable standing up and adjusting from playing the defensive line at Missouri, where he usually had a hand on the ground at every snap.
Things looked good after Ahmad Brooks' pick-six put S.F. up early in its game with Houston. Matt Maiocco scours the defensive side of the ball and looks at each player involved in the 49ers' 30-7 loss to the Texans.
The 49ers were surely counting on Smith for major contributions after they selected him with the No. 7 overall pick and converted him from a DE at Missouri to an outside linebacker. It may take some time.
The third exhibition game is generally seen as the closest thing to the regular season. Well, the 49ers demonstrated they have a lot of work to accomplish before the season opener against the Seahawks.
Here's a quarter-by-quarter look at what to expect in the 49ers' third exhibition game.
It has been a long road back for 49ers cornerback Phillip Adams, who sustained the Buster Posey injury five months before Buster Posey.
Frank Gore's frustration has grown to the point that those around him say they've never seen the 49ers' running back as frustrated as he's been over the past couple weeks.