Patrick Willis


Patrick Willis shocked the NFL world when he announced his retirement from professional football in March. He turned heads again on Wednesday, when his next professional endeavor was revealed.


The 49ers this week signed a pair of inside linebackers to, perhaps, take the roster spots that opened with the departures of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.


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.