Patrick Willis


More than a week into his retirement from professional football, ex-49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is having no second thoughts -- even after the man he thought would take his place is also leavi


Linebacker Chris Borland said Thursday morning he wanted to alert the 49ers of his decision to end his NFL career after one season before the end of free agency.


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


Patrick Willis retired on Wednesday after an eight-year NFL career with the 49ers.