Navorro Bowman


PHOENIX -- The 49ers believe linebacker NaVorro Bowman will make his return this season after missing all of 2014 with a knee injury.


PHOENIX – The losses of inside linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland has not prompted the 49ers to seriously consider a change with the 49ers’ defensive scheme.


A month ago, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke believed he had four inside linebackers who were capable of being starters in the NFL.


SANTA CLARA -– Linebacker NaVorro Bowman did not sustain a setback that prevented him from playing last season, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday.


General manager Trent Baalke recently stated he believes 49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite can be a starter in the NFL. But he will not likely get that chance with the 49ers again this season.