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  49ers | Dan Skuta not expected to need surgery    Wed Apr 16, 03:26 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Dan Skuta (foot) is not expected to need surgery on the foot injury that bothered him during the 2013 season. Skuta met with a foot specialist earlier this offseason and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis.

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  49ers | Brandon Lloyd contract details    Wed Apr 16, 03:18 PM

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers signed WR Brandon Lloyd to a one-year deal worth $1.005 million. The deal does not include any guaranteed money.

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  49ers | Aldon Smith not expected back    Tue Apr 15, 11:53 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith hasn't only lost the benefit of the doubt with the team, but he probably won't play with the team in 2014, according to several sources involved with the team's decision making. However, the NFL is almost certain to punish him for his latest arrest, and the team will probably wait through the legal and NFL processes before making any final conclusion.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Smith is gifted, but his off-field problems have become too much of a distraction. Hopefully he can get his life back in order and get back to starring on the football field.

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  49ers | Daniel Kilgore found not guilty    Tue Apr 15, 03:20 PM

San Francisco 49ers OG Daniel Kilgore was found not guilty of public intoxication related to his arrest in January in Tennessee. His case was dismissed following his appearance in court Friday, April 11. Kilgore is expected to be the team's starting center in 2014.

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  49ers | Brandon Lloyd has one-year deal    Tue Apr 15, 01:49 PM

Updating a previous item, the San Francisco 49ers signed WR Brandon Lloyd to an undisclosed one-year deal.

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  49ers | Brandon Lloyd signs    Tue Apr 15, 01:20 PM

The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd (Patriots) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, April 15.

Footballguys view: Let's hope he doesn't duck when any incoming passes are headed in his direction. Lloyd played for the 49ers earlier in his career after being a fourth-round pick by the team in 2003. He bounced around the league after that, and he was out of football in 2013. Lloyd will compete as a reserve receiver, but is not guaranteed a roster spot.

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  49ers | Matt Patchan expected to visit    Mon Apr 14, 05:13 PM

The San Francisco 49ers were expected to meet with Boston College OT Matt Patchan Monday, April 14.

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  49ers | Chris Culliver pleads not guilty    Mon Apr 14, 02:13 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor hit-and-run charges and felony possession of brass knuckles. Culliver was arrested March 28 for allegedly hitting a bicyclist and then hitting a vehicle that was blocking his path to leave the scene.

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  49ers | Martavis Bryant visiting    Mon Apr 14, 10:25 AM

The San Francisco 49ers will visit with Clemson WR Martavis Bryant Monday, April 14.

Footballguys view: Bryant is the definition of a vertical threat. He's big (6'4") and knows how to use his frame to box out defenders. Bryant is a boom/bust prospect who needs to be more consistent to play up to his potential. He's likely to go off the board in the second round.

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  49ers | Aldon Smith released from jail    Sun Apr 13, 11:40 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was released from a Los Angeles jail Sunday, April 13, after posting $20,000 bail, shortly after being charged with making a false bomb threat earlier in the day at Los Angeles International Airport. A LAPD spokesman said although it was observed Smith may have been drinking prior to the incident, it was not a factor to his arrest.

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  49ers | Aldon Smith arrested at LAX    Sun Apr 13, 09:13 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday, April 13, at Los Angeles International Airport after he made a threat that he possessed a bomb, airport police said. Smith reacted in a belligerent manner to a second security screening when he was in a security line. After making the bomb threat, he proceeded to the gate and airport police were summoned. He was detained and subsequently arrested. 'We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment,' general manager Trent Baalke said.

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  49ers | Aldon Smith detained    Sun Apr 13, 06:44 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith was reportedly detained by police at Los Angeles International Airport over the weekend. A man, believed to be Smith, was belligerent in the security line and said something about having a bomb.

Footballguys view: 49ers GM Trent Baalke released this statement: "We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment." We'll wait to see what facts come out before commenting about any potential impact on Smith or the team.

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  49ers | Aaron Colvin to visit    Sat Apr 12, 05:19 PM

Oklahoma University CB Aaron Colvin (knee) will visit the San Francisco 49ers. Colvin is rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in January during a Senior Bowl practice.

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  49ers | Waive Brandon Carswell    Fri Apr 11, 03:33 PM

The San Francisco 49ers waived WR Brandon Carswell Friday, April 11.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick denies allegations    Fri Apr 11, 11:50 AM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said a TMZ reports that alleges sexual assault against him is 'completely wrong.' Kaepernick is being investigated for sexual assault involving two other NFL players and an unnamed woman on April 1, but no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.

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  49ers | Details on Colin Kaepernick investigation    Thu Apr 10, 03:35 PM

Updating a previous report, an unnamed woman said she had an encounter with San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, WR Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette April 1 at a Miami hotel. The woman told police she drank and smoked marijuana with the players and wound up in Kaepernick's room. She told police that she and Kaepernick both removed their closes but didn't have sex. Kaepernick later left the room and the woman said she couldn't remember anything after that. Kaepernick is being investigated for alleged sexual assault, but the investigation is in the 'beginning stages.'

Footballguys view: The marijuana part is something that shouldn't be overlooked as it can land any of the players in the NFL's drug program if they aren't in it already. There's nothing about this that is good. Even if there was no rape, even if there is a logical explanation, this was an enormously dumb position for all three - but especially Kaepernick - to put themselves in.

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  49ers | Quinton Patton being investigated    Thu Apr 10, 01:09 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Quinton Patton is part of an investigation by the Miami police involving an alleged sexual assault.

Footballguys view: Along with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Patton was present at an apartment where the incident spurring this investigation took place. We have little real information, so nobody wants to jump to conclusions, but reports of marijuana use could get the league involved regardless of the outcome of the investigation.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick being investigated    Thu Apr 10, 12:42 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault. Police are investigating an alleged incident that took place in Florida. Kaepernick has not yet been charged.

Footballguys view: There is a lot to piece together here, so let's not go leaping to conclusions as to what happened. Aside from alcohol, marijuana was allegedly being consumed during this incident, which will raise the ears of the league. Again, there is a long way to go before we have the facts, but as SI.com's Doug Farrar tweeted out earlier, whatever the outcome, this can't be what Harbaugh wants his quarterback and a receiver involved in during the off-season.

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  49ers | Storm Johnson to visit    Thu Apr 10, 12:25 PM

The San Francisco 49ers will visit with Central Florida RB Storm Johnson Monday, April 14.

Footballguys view: The Niners have five backs on their roster, even after letting Anthony Dixon leave, but they're always on the lookout for talent. Johnson is an underrated back in this class, projected to go in the fifth round by many analysts. He isn't a full-load kind of back, but in today's NFL that's not a big deal. His acceleration and power make him a solid part of an RBBC.

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  49ers | Talking to Brandon Lloyd    Thu Apr 10, 10:46 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are talking to free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd (Patriots).

Footballguys view: More than likely the team is just looking at depth options, as Lloyd didn't play at all last year. Instead, Lloyd appeared in a zombie "movie" called After Effect. Which makes us wonder - do the Niners have a concern about a coming zombie apocalypse? Are they just having Lloyd in to pick his brain so they can prepare? It makes as much sense as actually expecting anything from him this year if they do sign him.

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  49ers | Chris Culliver charged    Wed Apr 9, 09:10 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver was charged Wednesday, April 9, with one felony and two misdemeanors stemming from an alleged hit-and-run accident in March, the Santa Clara District Attorney's office said. He is scheduled to be arraigned on those charges Friday, April 11. It will more than likely be continued to a later date to allow Culliver time to enter a plea. If convicted, he could face up to three years in prison.

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  49ers | Could have interest in Brandon Thomas    Mon Apr 7, 05:08 PM

The San Francisco 49ers could show interest in Clemson OG Brandon Thomas (knee) during the 2014 NFL Draft even though he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament last week. The team drafted DE Cornellius Carradine and RB Marcus Lattimore last season even though they missed the 2013 season because of knee injuries.

Footballguys view: The 49ers also selected RB Ricky Watters in the second round of the 1991 NFL draft and he missed his rookie season due to a broken leg suffered at Notre Dame. Thomas will certainly be on many team's radar, even after this injury.

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  49ers | Albert Wilson to visit    Fri Apr 4, 09:51 AM

The San Francisco 49ers will visit with Georgia State WR Albert Wilson.

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  49ers | NaVorro Bowman could be ahead of schedule    Thu Apr 3, 08:16 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) said doctors believe he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a serious knee injury but is still not expected to return until the middle of the 2014 season.

Footballguys view: The Niners would love to have Bowman back earlier but they won't rush it. Bowman tore up his knee in the NFC Championship game after a tremendous 2013 season.

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  49ers | Want DeSean Jackson to visit    Tue Apr 1, 12:59 PM

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers are interested in bringing in free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles) in for a visit.

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  49ers | Interested in DeSean Jackson    Tue Apr 1, 12:37 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have expressed interest in free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles).

Footballguys view: The 49ers kept Anquan Boldin around this offseason, but they could use a speed receiver like Jackson. If added, he would stretch the field to help open things underneath for guys like Boldin and Michael Crabtree.

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  49ers | Attend Jestin Love's pro day    Mon Mar 31, 07:54 PM

The San Francisco 49ers attended the pro day of Central Arkansas SS Jestin Love's pro day Monday, March 31. Love had a 38-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-3 broad jump and put up 22 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.

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  49ers | Champ Bailey could be option    Mon Mar 31, 02:40 PM

The San Francisco 49ers could show interest in free-agent CB Champ Bailey (Broncos) because of the off-field troubles for CB Chris Culliver.

Footballguys view: Bailey struggled to play through a Lisfranc injury last year for the Broncos. If healthy, the future Hall of Fame corner could work well in nickel packages.

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  49ers | Chris Culliver out of jail    Sun Mar 30, 02:45 AM

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver has been released from jail following his arrest for felony hit-and-run and weapons possession. The team released a statement saying it would have no further comment at this point due to the case being an ongoing legal matter.

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  49ers | Joe Staley may have contract reworked    Sat Mar 29, 02:32 AM

Because San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley has outplayed his six-year contract signed in 2009, the team is exploring whether or not to rework the deal.

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  49ers | Ahmad Brooks not moving to ILB    Fri Mar 28, 09:23 PM

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said LB Ahmad Brooks will not move to inside linebacker while LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is out of the lineup.

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  49ers | NaVorro Bowman not expected to be ready    Fri Mar 28, 09:18 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is not expected to be cleared by the start of the 2014 regular season. The team has stated they will take not take any chances with Bowman's recovery.

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  49ers | Chris Culliver arrested    Fri Mar 28, 07:28 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver was arrested Friday, March 28, and has been charged with felony hit-and-run and weapons possession. Culliver allegedly hit a bicyclist with his car and left the scene. An eyewitness to the accident followed Culliver and cornered his car in an area in order to keep him from leaving. Culliver allegedly got out of his car, threatened the eyewitness with brass knuckles and hit the eyewitness's car. He has also been charged with reckless driving causing an injury and misdemeanor hit-and-run.

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  49ers | Looking for third wide receiver    Wed Mar 26, 05:04 PM

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said the team is looking for another wide receiver and will likely run more three-receiver sets. "Yeah. No. 3 receiver, a third guy that can get open, make plays, another option for the quarterback to go to," Harbaugh said. "A chance to attack areas of the field. A playmaker. That's what we're looking for."

Footballguys view: Quinton Patton displayed good chemistry with Colin Kaepernick late in the preseason, but injuries kept him from getting any consistent playing time, and it appears that he hasn't won over the 49ers coaches. He should get a chance to redeem himself this offseason, but if they go wide receiver early in the draft, it could signal that they have already moved on from planning a future with Patton in their passing game.

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  49ers | Jim Harbaugh believes in Frank Gore    Wed Mar 26, 01:46 PM

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh believes RB Frank Gore has at least three good years left in him. "I really think Frank has three more good years," Harbaugh said. "I truly believe that. But we're in a game of taking it one year at a time." Gore will make $6.45 million in the final year of his current contract after rushing for 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns last year.

Footballguys view: Gore will fall in drafts as most assume a drop-off at age 31, but if the 49ers are willing to pay him 6.45 million in this running back market, then perhaps he is capable of reproducing his solid RB2 2013 campaign. Marcus Lattimore could threaten Gore's workload, and he was a non-factor last year, so that is something to watch to determine when it will be worth it to pull the trigger on Gore in drafts.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick contract talks enter next stage    Tue Mar 25, 01:55 PM

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team is about to enter the next phase in contract talks with QB Colin Kaepernick. "We're going to work extremely hard, very diligently in trying to get something done prior to training camp," Baalke said. "That's the objective right now, as it stands."

Footballguys view: Kaepernick was selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, so he's been incredibly underpaid as the 49ers starter. He's reportedly seeking a deal that pays around $20 million annually. The team will continue to work hard in order to get him a new contract.

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  49ers | Re-sign Perrish Cox    Tue Mar 25, 01:16 PM

The San Francisco 49ers re-signed CB Perrish Cox to a one-year contract Tuesday, March 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Jim Harbaugh sticking around    Mon Mar 24, 03:36 PM

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he isn't going anywhere amid rumors this offseason that there was controversy between himself and general manager Trent Baalke. 'There was zero chance of me leaving the San Francisco 49ers,' Harbaugh said. 'Because I love to coach my team too much. It's a joy to coach my team. I love my players, I love our coaches and I love the organization that I serve. That story has been reported.'

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  49ers | Kassim Osgood signed    Mon Mar 24, 03:14 PM

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers have re-signed WR Kassim Osgood to a one-year deal worth $795,000.

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  49ers | New deal with Colin Kaepernick a high priority    Mon Mar 24, 02:49 PM

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said signing QB Colin Kaepernick to a contract extension is a high priority for the team this offseason.

Footballguys view: Kaepernick was a second-round pick in 2011, so he's not making nearly what top-tier quarterbacks do. The young quarterback is reportedly seeking around $20 million annually. That price tag might be too rich for the 49ers, and we're not expecting a deal to get done in the near future.

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  49ers | Will re-sign Kassim Osgood    Mon Mar 24, 01:59 PM

The San Francisco 49ers will re-sign free-agent WR Kassim Osgood to a one-year deal.

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  49ers | Have not pursued DeSean Jackson    Sun Mar 23, 11:48 PM

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team has not contacted the Philadelphia Eagles about the availability of WR DeSean Jackson.

Footballguys view: Jackson has a $12.7 million cap number in 2014. We can't imagine teams wanting to trade for him to take on that deal. Perhaps the 49ers would have interest in Jackson if he was on the open market.

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  49ers | Acquiring DeSean Jackson will be hard    Sat Mar 22, 09:19 PM

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers are among the teams to express an interest in trading for Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, according to league sources. However, with Jackson to make $10.5 million with a $12 million salary cap hit, moving him is expected to be difficult for the Eagles. He is unlikely to restructure his contract to facilitate a trade, as if he is released he would hit the open market and likely receive a more advantageous deal.

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  49ers | Were interested in Devin Hester    Fri Mar 21, 11:26 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester said the San Francisco 49ers showed interest in him before he decided to sign with the Falcons.

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  49ers | Had interest in T.J. Ward     Thu Mar 20, 11:36 PM

The San Francisco 49ers had interest in Denver Broncos FS T.J. Ward before he decided to sign with the Broncos.

Footballguys view: Interesting that Ward would choose Denver or San Francisco. The 49ers are Super Bowl contenders like the Broncos, and their defense is better overall. We'll see if Ward can be the difference-maker the Broncos need him to be in 2014.

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  49ers | Bruce Miller doing well with rehab    Thu Mar 20, 07:18 PM

San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller (scapula) said he is doing very well in his recovery from the injured scapula he suffered during the season. He said he would be able to play in a game if the team has one this week.

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  49ers | Interested in DeSean Jackson    Thu Mar 20, 06:03 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have expressed interest in trading for Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson.

Footballguys view: Hard to believe they'd want the headache but Harbaugh may think he can control Jackson. You have to admit, Jackson in that offense could be darn appealing both NFL and fantasy-wise.

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  49ers | Bruce Miller signs extension    Thu Mar 20, 04:23 PM

The San Francisco 49ers signed FB Bruce Miller to an undisclosed three-year contract extension Thursday, March 20.

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  49ers | Interested in Austin Brown    Wed Mar 19, 07:55 PM

The San Francisco 49ers are interested in University of Miami(Ohio) DT Austin Brown, according to a source. Brown measures in at 6-foot-1, 296 pounds and ran a 4.97-second 40-yard dash at his pro day.

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  49ers | Joshua Morgan an option    Wed Mar 19, 01:56 PM

The San Francisco 49ers are one of the six teams showing interest in free-agent WR Joshua Morgan (Redskins).

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