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49ers Free Up $1M In Cap Space By Waiving OT Jonathan Martin

The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have placed OT Jonathan Martin on waivers. #49ers have waived T Jonathan Martin. http://t.co/0IDYiftqWO pic.twitter.com/NdYQhgPr59 — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) March 26, 2015   This comes just over a year after the 49ers sent a seventh-round pick to the Dolphins in return for Martin. Martin, 25, is a ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers waive Jonathan Martin

The Jonathan Martin experiment has officially come to an end with the San Francisco 49ers. The team announced on Thursday that it has waived the controversial former second-round pick of the Miami Dolphins. Acquired from Miami last offseason for a conditional seventh-round pick following the entire Richie Incognito bullying scandal, Martin played a somewhat important role for...
Via Sportsnaut
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers release Jonathan Martin after one season

The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday they have waived tackle Jonathan Martin. The 49ers acquired Martin (6-5, 312) in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on March 11, 2014. He appeared in 15 games (nine starts) for the 49ers last season. Prior to joining San Francisco, Martin spent two seasons with the Dolphins after being selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the...
Via Sports-Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Breakdown: NFC West Division

Starting today, I am doing a division by division breakdown of possible draft options in the upcoming NFL draft. I will be starting with the NFC West and will follow up with the AFC West next. Arizona Cardinals: Needs: RB, OL, TE, CB, DT, OLB Possible first round players: Eddie Goldman (DT), Marcus Peters (CB), La’el Collins (OT), Vic Beasley (OLB), Denzel Perryman (ILB), TJ...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers Believe Reggie Bush can be an “Every Down Back”

Newly signed San Francisco 49ers’ running back Reggie Bush is coming off of a terrible season where he posted only 297 rushing yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. It now appears the 49ers believe Bush is an every-down back in the NFL. According to head coach Jim Tomsula, that could be the plan. The first-year head coach had this to say about the 30-year-old running back (via...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Pros and Cons of Signing Michael Crabtree

View image | gettyimages.com In the 2009 NFL Draft Michael Crabtree was Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 10th overall pick. Nearly 6 years later he is a free agent. Coming out of Texas Tech, Michael was a highly promising young receiver. He held 8 NCAA records and was a two time unanimous All American. He was destined to go to the 49ers and become the big help Alex...
Via TopSportsReport
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Roger Goodell, 49ers, Bears, Lions & Eagles

  Roger Goodell The Commissioner acknowledged Wednesday that there are “several teams and several issues” that the league is looking at with regards to teams’ dealings with free agents before the allotted period. (Pro Football Talk) 49ers New Head Coach Jim Tomsula said that the 49ers view RB Reggie Bush as someone who could be ... The post NFL Notes: Roger Goodell, 49ers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers fan movement calling for Jed York to sell team raises $2K of $89K goal

A group of disgruntled San Francisco 49ers have joined forces to start a movement with the stated goals of exerting enough public pressure to coerce owner Jed York to sell the franchise, among other things. While the movement is in its infancy, the group so far only has raised $2,000 of its stated $89,000 goal....Read More The post 49ers fan movement calling for Jed York to sell...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree Willing To Wait For Right Opportunity, 49ers Still Interested

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that free agent WR Michael Crabtree is willing to wait as long it takes to find the right situation for him. According to Maiocco, the 49ers remain interested in re-signing Crabtree, but he reportedly prefers to play for a team that places a greater emphasis on the passing game. Maiocco mentions that if Crabtree were to return ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Tomsula praises Colin Kaepernick: 'He's a neat cat'

Even though there have been conflicting reports circulating as to the stability of quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s future with the San Francisco 49ers, the team appears to feel confident with him at this point. The reports have come about due to the fact that many feel Kaepernick’s productivity declined in 2014, which aided in the 49ers decline to eight wins this past season...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush is excited to be paired with Carlos Hyde in the 49ers backfield

San Francisco 49ers fans have heard enough doom and gloom of late. Let’s talk about something positive. One area where the Niners may be arguably better in 2015 is at the running back position. Frank Gore left for the Indianapolis Colts, but he was replaced by Reggie Bush, a tremendous athlete who is several years younger… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: The biggest losers in free...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Darnell Dockett implies Darren Sharper deserves death penalty

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper entered his first guilty plea on Monday when he pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona. Sharper admitted to sexually assaulting one woman and trying to attack another in the Phoenix area in 2013. He was sentenced to nine years in federal prison. Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett does...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers showing interest in LB Lance Briggs

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco 49ers considered the linebacker position one of their strongest positions last season, but now it is one of their weakest. After losing Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, there are quite a few question marks looking ahead to next season. According to a report from the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are considering signing former Chicago...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Borland giving 49ers back most of signing bonus

Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland received a $617,436 signing bonus when he inked his four-year contract with the team after being drafted last year. The 24-year-old is giving most of that money back. During an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday morning, Borland said he will return roughly 75 percent...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Fans Have to Love Linebacker NaVorro Bowman's Schedule

The San Francisco 49ers have had an rough off-season when it comes to linebackers. First, there was the retirement of Patrick Willis at the tender age of 30. The general perception was that the team would be fine since Chris Borland had done really well while playing for an injured Willis last season--but he retired. Tack on the injury to back up linebacker Chase Thomas and it almost...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: San Francisco 49ers

NFL free agents 2015: Remaining 49ers options through two weeks ► The San Francisco 49ers seem to have their roster mostly set heading into the 2015 NFL Draft. They did lose Chris Borland to retirement earlier this week, so it is ... Does the 49ers' Chris Borland's decision to retire at 24 due to the threat of concussions hint at the NFL's future? ► Many columnists are...
Via 60 Max Power O
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rise and Fall of the San Francisco 49ers

When the season ended for the San Francisco 49ers after their last win of the year against the Arizona Cardinals, players and coaches alike were left speechless in the wake of what occurred throughout the season. A perennial NFC playoff contender under Jim Harbaugh, the team suddenly lost its way and stumbled to an 8-8 finish thanks to their quarterback taking several steps back...
Via Total Sports Live
6 days ago  |  Discuss

When it rains it pours: The San Francisco 49ers have lost another linebacker

Yikes. It’s no longer a laughing matter, being a San Francisco 49ers fan. This has to be one of the worst offseasons any NFL team has ever had and it’s getting worse by the minute… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately Bold Prediction: Five things that will happen during the NFL’s version of March Madness The Niners have already lost...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

6 Reasons Why Niners Fans Shouldn’t Panic

View image | gettyimages.com Right now it is tough to be a Niner fan. Coach Harbaugh (the man who led the 49ers to three straight NFC Championship games) left along with arguably the best defensive coach in the game,Vic Fangio and the mastermind of the 49ers attack, Greg Roman. In replace of these tremendous three are Jim Tomsula, Eric Mangini and Geep Cryst. Before now these...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 49ers legend Patrick Willis blasts critics of Chris Borland’s decision

Two San Francisco 49ers linebackers have retired this offseason. One of them is Patrick Willis, who played eight seasons and over one hundred games in his incredible career. The other is Chris Borland, who is just 24 years old and played one year. The reason Borland is hanging it up is due to his concerns about head injuries. A lot of people think it was a brave decision, but not...
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers radio analyst calls Chris Borland a quitter

The shock retirement of 49ers LB Chris Borland at age 24 has stirred up quite the conversation today about head trauma, the rigors of the NFL, the money and fame attached to them, and whether or not it’s all worth it.  While that’s a conversation that will be had over the days, and let’s face it, years to come… it’s this pervasive attitude that isn’t going to help. Former...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Borland's retirement: Turning point or footnote?

Chris Borland is either the harbinger of football’s apocalypse or the man who saved it forever. I genuinely don’t know which. For the record, this is the best possible way we could’ve gotten to this point. Football is too divisive. Medically ominous undertones, lawsuits people don’t follow, injuries that destroy lives off of the field but don’t change the game on it...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Colin Kaepernick executes a spinning dunk

WAY UP! I feel Blessed! @iam_objxiii @kingjames @cameron1newton @chrisbrownofficial @wardell30 @klaythompson @tytaylor2 @_elling10 A video posted by colin kaepernick (@kaepernick7) on Mar 16, 2015 at 2:31pm PDT On Monday, Colin Kaepernick reminded everyone that he’s an able basketball player, in addition to a baseball prospect and a professional NFL quarterback. Kaepernick posted...
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Patrick Willis a Hall of Famer?

It’s been overshadowed by a flurry of free-agent signings and trades, but Patrick Willis shocked the football world this week with his sudden retirement from the NFL. Willis never put up big numbers and didn’t play a flashy position, and his play had begun to fall off as he dealt with injury problems the last couple years, but this is close to being a Barry Sanders-type of...
Via This Given Sunday
16 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers FB Bruce Miller arrested for domestic battery

San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller was arrested last week in Santa Clara on suspicion of domestic battery. A look at the Santa Clara police log shows Miller was arrested just before midnight on Thursday for spousal battery. #49ers FB Bruce Miller cited in Santa Clara police blotter for spousal battery charge. pic.twitter.com/gq0dsOxD34 — Dieter...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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