San Francisco 49ers


The 49ers have spent their last four first-round picks on the defensive side of the ball, and over the last two years added a pair of hulking defensive lineman that played together in college.


SANTA CLARA – If Bruce Miller’s new position sticks, gone are the days of the down-to-down bone-jarring collisions as a lead-blocker from the fullback position.


OTAs are underway for the 49ers in Santa Clara, and players are getting acclimated in Chip Kelly's first year as head coach.


When linebacker Patrick Willis announced his surprise retirement from the NFL more than 14 months ago, he did not look back.


SANTA CLARA – Jimmie Ward, the 49ers’ first-round draft pick in 2014, spent his first two seasons as the team’s nickel back.