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  • By David Bonilla
    5 hrs ago 0 comments
    Defensive lineman DeForest Buckner made sure to point out to reporters that the Seattle Seahawks lost on Sunday. That is the good news for the 3-0 San Francisco 49ers. The bad news is that the Cleveland Browns could not find a way to knock off the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday evening. The Rams, also 3-0, share first place in the NFC West with just one team now — the surprising 49ers, who beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20 on Sunday. Los Angeles could overtake San Francisco next week with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 49ers will be on a bye week and won't play again until Monday, October 7 when they host the Browns at Levi's...
  • By David Bonilla
    7 hrs ago 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers are 3-0 for the first time in over two decades, and they did it with a 24-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Levi's Stadium. Cornerback Richard Sherman delivered a message to the Niner Faithful, a.k.a. the "Niner Gang," after the win. Below is the second-year Niner and nine-year veteran as he walked off the field following the exciting victory. Below is Sherman at the podium addressing reporters after the game and delivering a similar message to the...
  • By David Bonilla
    8 hrs ago 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers defense is starting to look scary good. The offense committed five turnovers on Sunday, yet the team still found a way to overcome and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers for its first 3-0 start since 1998. DeForest Buckner must know how scary the defense appears. The Pro Bowl defensive tackle stepped up to the podium after the 24-20 victory and welcomed questions, telling reporters, "Don't be scared. Fire away." It was just a week ago that the 49ers won a 41-17 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals. Buckner and the defense welcomed the challenge of winning in such an unconventional way, and the lineman is proud of his teammates' resilience. "It's more opportunities for us, as a defense, to get better, to show what we can do," Buckner said....
  • By David Bonilla
    8 hrs ago 0 comments
    Murphy's law is typically quoted as stating, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." That's what Sunday probably felt like for the San Francisco 49ers. The team committed five turnovers on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, yet overcame the costly mistakes. Cornerback Richard Sherman has been in his share of close games during which his team had to display resilience. Sunday was another example of that. Yet, the 49ers remained confident and reached 3-0 for the first time since 1998. Sherman is proud of how the team responded. It wasn't too long ago, last season in fact, that the 49ers would have easily lost a game like this....
  • By David Bonilla
    9 hrs ago 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers starting cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon will undergo an MRI on his foot on Monday but doesn't believe the injury suffered during the team's 24-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers is serious. That might be good news given Jason Verrett's performance during his 49ers debut in place of the injured Witherspoon. Ahkello Witherspoon is wearing a walking boot and will have an MRI on his foot. He says he doesn't think the injury is serious.— Grant Cohn (@grantcohn) September 22,...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 21, 2019 at 6:59 PM 1 comment
    Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens was inducted into the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame on Saturday night, and now we have a first look at his statue that will live in the Levi's Stadium team museum, courtesy of CEO Jed York. As TO said to a college coach who shared this story tonight #BigArms #BigPaychecks...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 21, 2019 at 2:15 PM 0 comments
    Defensive lineman Solomon Thomas has been fined $21,056 for a hit last weekend on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during the San Francisco 49ers' 41-17 victory, according to Jay Morrison of The Athletic. 49ers DL Solomon Thomas fined $21,056 for his hit on #Bengals QB Andy Dalton— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) September 21,...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 20, 2019 at 2:46 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's performance against the Cincinnati Bengals made national analysts take notice. After a somewhat uninspiring performance during Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Garoppolo threw for 296 yards with three touchdowns, an interception, and a passer rating of 131.0. It was Garoppolo's highest passer rating with the 49ers and his highest since September 18, 2016, against Miami Dolphins as a member of the New England Patriots. NFL.com analysts were among those who took notice. Garoppolo found himself up seven spots from last week in the site's QB Index, landing at No....
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 20, 2019 at 1:46 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Week 3 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. On Friday, the team held its final full practice of the week. DE Dee Ford returned to practice on Friday, which bodes well for his chances of playing on Sunday. Ford left this past weekend's game against the Cincinnati Bengals bothered by the quadriceps and knee injury which plagued him during training camp and forced him to miss the preseason. The 49ers' other marquee edge rusher, Nick Bosa, has practiced all week after missing most of last week but still playing in Cincinnati. He is listed as questionable. For the Steelers, RB James Conner (knee) has practiced all week and is expected to play against...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan stepped up to the podium after Friday's practice, spoke with reporters, and provided some injury updates. The 49ers announced on Friday that the team placed Trent Taylor on injured reserve. The third-year wide receiver had surgery to repair a broken foot on August 9 after complaining of discomfort and undergoing X-rays to determine the problem. The bone itself healed properly, said Shanahan, but there were problems with some soft-tissue flareups surrounding the injury that led to the setback. The injury may not be season-ending for the young receiver. Taylor is eligible to return to practice after six weeks and...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 20, 2019 at 11:53 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers announced that the team has re-signed offensive tackle Sam Young to a one-year deal. To make room on the roster, the 49ers have placed wide receiver Trent Taylor on injured reserve. Young's addition comes after the 49ers lost Joe Staley for six to eight weeks after the starting left tackle suffered a broken fibula during Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Young, 32, was initially signed by the 49ers on August 12 after the loss of swing tackle Shon Coleman (ankle, fibula) for the season. He was waived as part of the team's 53-player roster cut-down on August 31. The Cowboys made Young a sixth-round selection out of Notre Dame in...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM 0 comments
    It may seem like the San Francisco 49ers are talking a lot this week about the home-field crowd at Levi's Stadium. That's because the media keeps asking them about it. It's understandable why. This weekend will be the first home game of the season. Members of the Niner Faithful have shown in the past that they can bring the noise in the team's home stadium. Earlier this week, Shanahan noted a few instances when that was the case, including home games last season against the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. That isn't always the case, though, and Shanahan understands why. The 49ers haven't done a whole lot of winning up to this point, which hasn't...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 20, 2019 at 9:11 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers have nearly $21 million in cap space right now, according to OverTheCap.com. So, obviously, when the news broke that the Jacksonville Jaguars might be willing to trade their frustrated All-Pro cornerback, Jalen Ramsey, fans started clamoring for the 49ers to make a move. That is always the case, and not just with the Niner Faithful. Thirty other fanbases were likely pleading for their teams to make a move for the game-changing defender. Now, the 49ers aren't in as bad of shape at cornerback as once believed. Richard Sherman looks healthy and is playing like Richard Sherman. On top of that, Ahkello Witherspoon might be the defense's best cornerback right now. Through the first two weeks of the season, he was tied for the NFL's...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 20, 2019 at 9:10 AM 4 comments
    NFL Network analyst Adam Rank knows where he stands with the Niner Faithful and happily owns it. He probably shouldn't, however, go on air and request that San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. stops doing his job. It's probably important to note that Rank is a fantasy football analyst, and his request comes on behalf of his fantasy teams. Rank joined Mark Willard on KNBR Wednesday night and was answering a fan's question about which running backs to play on his fantasy team when Wilson's name popped into the response. The question, by the way, involved 49ers running back Matt Breida. "I do like Matt Breida, as well," Rank...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 20, 2019 at 8:10 AM 1 comment
    If you like winning, you like Ronald Blair. That's the message San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh has frequently relayed to the media whenever he's asked about the team's fourth-year defensive end. On a team with premier names like Nick Bosa and Dee Ford, it is easy to overlook Blair, who quietly turns in a solid performance each week. He recorded a sack on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals and now has 11.5 over his career. Last season, Blair racked up 5.5 quarterback takedowns through his 16 game appearances. None of this is surprising to Saleh or Blair's teammates. They got to watch the defensive lineman proving himself all weekend, just as he has always done. "He's just a model of consistency, man," Saleh told reporters on...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 20, 2019 at 7:10 AM 0 comments
    It took years for the relationship between Terrell Owens and the San Francisco 49ers to mend. The Hall of Fame receiver seemingly burned a lot of bridges on his way out of the Bay Area. That relationship is better now, which is evident by this weekend's upcoming festivities at Levi's Stadium. Owens will be honored at halftime as he becomes the 28th inductee into the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame. He'll be around the team during the days leading up to Sunday's matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers and will even be on hand for Friday's practice. These days, Owens has the respect of many within the organization. While that now includes 49ers general manager John Lynch, that wasn't always the case. Lynch...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 19, 2019 at 4:05 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Week 3 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. S Jaquiski Tartt returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday's session with a toe injury. Although, he was limited. DE Dee Ford is still sidelined with a quadricep and knee injury. Head coach Kyle Shanahan was hopeful on Wednesday that Ford would be available against the Steelers this weekend. "We're going to play it safe," Shanahan said. "We'll see here over the next two days, which makes me somewhat optimistic for the game. But we've got to play it day-by-day. It's something he's...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 19, 2019 at 2:33 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers have worked out former Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Brandon Hitner, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. 49ers tried out offensive lineman Brandon Hitner today— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 19, 2019 Hitner is just the latest player brought in this week following Sunday's injury to starting tackle Joe Staley, who will miss six to eight weeks...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 19, 2019 at 2:16 PM 0 comments
    Just one significant trade could make the San Francisco 49ers a dominant force. That's what a very vocal segment of the fanbase has been preaching since learning players like Jalen Ramsey and Trent Williams are available. The 49ers are fine with what they have. That was the message veteran cornerback Richard Sherman delivered before Thursday's practice. Head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch, after all, have assembled a roster that is 2-0, which hasn't happened in Santa Clara since 2012. The 49ers aren't interested in Ramsey at the starting asking price of a first-round pick. It will likely take more to pry him away from the Jacksonville...
  • By David Bonilla
    Sep 19, 2019 at 1:59 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers will be facing a relatively unknown quarterback in Mason Rudolph on Sunday. That doesn't mean he isn't dangerous. Rudolph has appeared in one career NFL game — during Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks in relief of injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger is done for the year. Rudolph is the quarterback for the remainder of the season. What does 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh think of the Steelers' poised second-year quarterback? "In my honest opinion, I do think Pittsburgh has got a really good quarterback sitting there with him," Saleh said. "You just watch his clips. He's got a good arm. He's accurate. He knows exactly where to go with the footballs, so you can tell that...
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