Jim Tomsula Compares 8-8 Season To Sandwich, Might Just Be Kinda Hungry

Frank Gore left the 49ers for the Colts, linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retired, and another linebacker tore his ACL while working out. New head coach and incredibly quotable man Jim Tomsula is having a rough first offseason so far. In unrelated news, he compared San Francisco's .500 season to a sandwich… » 3/23/15 3:52pm 3/23/15 3:52pm

Retiring From NFL To Juggle Grenades Is A Bad Idea, Says Mike Florio

Bright and promising 24-year-old 49ers linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement yesterday, after just one season in the NFL. He wants to preserve his neurological and cognitive functioning, and figures a decade of smashing his head into things isn't the best way to do it. Seems reasonable! Might I… » 3/17/15 11:57am 3/17/15 11:57am

Everyone Wants Chris Borland To Mean Something

The San Francisco 49ers' official statement on Chris Borland's retirement doesn't mention why he's retiring, of course. It has a quote from the general manager on how they respect his decision, and a big fat paragraph on his accomplishments in a successful rookie season, but nothing stands out quite like the big,… » 3/17/15 10:56am 3/17/15 10:56am

Promising NFL Rookie Retires Because Of Concerns Over Head Trauma

Despite being a rookie drafted in the third round, linebacker Chris Borland was an important part of the 49ers defense last season, even starting eight games. With Patrick Willis retiring and Justin Smith reportedly considering the same, the 49ers will rely on Borland even more heavily this season. Or, were going… » 3/16/15 10:43pm 3/16/15 10:43pm

Ray McDonald Claims He's Going To Sue Woman Who Accused Him Of Rape

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald has told ESPN that he plans on filing a defamation lawsuit against the woman who accused him of raping her last year. » 3/16/15 12:36pm 3/16/15 12:36pm

Cops: 49ers Fullback Bruce Miller Arrested For Spousal Battery

San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been arrested for misdemeanor spousal battery, according to Santa Clara Police Department records. The records show that Miller—who got engaged last August—was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at an undisclosed location: » 3/09/15 10:37pm 3/09/15 10:37pm

49ers Deny Report That They're Trying To Trade Colin Kaepernick

The post-Jim Harbaugh 49ers roster will have notable changes—running back Frank Gore has reportedly agreed to a deal in principle with the Eagles—but one report claims San Francisco's seeing what they can get for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. » 3/09/15 9:05am 3/09/15 9:05am

Aldon Smith Has Given Up Nearly All Of His Guaranteed Money

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has agreed to restructure his contract with the team so that most of the $9.75 million he was set to earn this season will no longer be guaranteed. » 3/06/15 10:31am 3/06/15 10:31am

Rugby League Superstar Jarryd Hayne Signs Futures Contract With 49ers

Former Rugby League superstar Jarryd Hayne—who quit in October to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL—just announced at a press conference that he has signed a futures contract with the San Francisco 49ers. This means that Hayne won't count against the 49ers 53-man roster limit for next season. Hayne said that his… » 3/02/15 10:39pm 3/02/15 10:39pm

Random Twitter Dude Criticizes Colin Kaepernick, Gets The Business

Colin Kaepernick, who occasionally bookmarks mean tweets about him, went full blast on some random guy on Twitter today. The 49ers quarterback bragged about his productive day, and the man who didn't carefully read the tweet tried to burn him. » 2/18/15 6:34pm 2/18/15 6:34pm

How Else Did The 49ers Screw Up Their Coaching Search?

Nothing about this Niners offseason, from the inevitable Jim Harbaugh divorce to the awkward promotion of Jim Tomsula, has been easy or painless. The coaching staff was assembled of cast-offs and no-names, and the team was accused of doing everything on the cheap now that it's got that new stadium. Now comes another… » 2/16/15 9:45am 2/16/15 9:45am

Are The 49ers Cheap?

The 49ers have finally and painfully assembled their coaching staff, reportedly reaching a deal with QB coach Geep Chryst to be the new offensive coordinator—but only after being turned down by at least four other candidates. That's a pattern, and it is one that hints at a worrying gameplan in Santa Clara. » 1/29/15 9:40am 1/29/15 9:40am

New 49ers Coach Jim Tomsula Mumbles And Huffs His Way Through Interview

If you cringe easily, look away. New San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula had a chat with CSN Bay Area today, and it resulted in four minutes of muttering, huffing, and awkward silences. » 1/16/15 3:30pm 1/16/15 3:30pm

The 49ers' New Head Coach Is Some Guy You've Never Heard Of

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers are about to make defensive line coach Jim Tomsula the new head coach of the team. Feel free to pretend like you know all about Jim Tomsula and are therefore capable of determining whether this is a good or bad move. » 1/14/15 6:06pm 1/14/15 6:06pm

Jonathan Martin Says He Whomped A Shoplifter At The Versace Store

The picture above was tweeted out last night by 49ers offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, and it depicts the apparent aftermath of Martin putting the hurt on some dude who was trying to steal from a Versace store. » 1/09/15 10:14am 1/09/15 10:14am

Reports: Jim Harbaugh Will Be Named New Michigan Head Coach

After weeks of speculation and reports from curious sources, Fox Sports's Bruce Feldman is now reporting that Jim Harbaugh will be introduced as the new Michigan Wolverines head coach on Tuesday. » 12/28/14 2:06pm 12/28/14 2:06pm

Niners Will "Look Into" If Aldon Smith Was Drinking With Ray McDonald 

The sexual assault investigation involving Ray McDonald also might have implications for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith. As part of the investigation, the woman told San Jose police that she drank cranberry and vodkas with McDonald and Smith, according to a search warrant filed in Santa Clara Superior… » 12/23/14 1:30pm 12/23/14 1:30pm

Cops Posed As Woman To See If Ray McDonald Would Incriminate Himself

A search warrant filed as part of the sexual assault investigation involving Ray McDonald was made public yesterday, and it reveals what the woman told police as well as how cops have investigated the case—including posing as the woman in a text message exchange with the former 49er. » 12/23/14 11:05am 12/23/14 11:05am

Report: Michigan Offers Jim Harbaugh $8 Million A Year

Jim Harbaugh seems certain to leave the 49ers at season's end, if only because no one can stand him for more than four years, but everyone expects him to land in another NFL job. Well, here comes ol' mediocre Michigan, looking to blow up the coaching salary curve. » 12/17/14 6:50pm 12/17/14 6:50pm