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Chip Kelly Honors Late Father in Return to 49ers

The 49ers coach showed commitment to his football family, and the legacy of his father, Paul Kelly, by coaching his team 48 hours removed from personal tragedy.
Via 49ers.com
32 minutes ago

Torrey Smith is Changing Lives Through His Non-profit Organization

Smith's philanthropic pursuits have earned the 49ers wide receiver a nomination for the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Via 49ers.com
3 hours ago

5 Roster Players the 49ers Can Build Around in 2017

With the San Francisco 49ers record standing at 1-11, it is safe to say with the disappointment of the season lingering over the team like a black cloud, let’s focus on some potentially positive things to look forward to in 2017.   The last few games of the season may seem trivial to some San […] 5 Roster Players the 49ers Can Build Around in 2017 - Niner Noise - Niner Noise...
Via Niner Noise
3 hours ago

As A Position Coach, The 49ers Really Miss Jim Tomsula

It seems like a number of people like to make a joke out of former San Francisco 49ers HC Jim Tomsula these days, but to label him that way is unfair. Sure, Tomsula was over-matched as a head coach and had no business ever getting the job in the first place, but is that his fault? He should’ve never been put in that position, and all of the blame falls on the shoulders of CEO...
Via NinerFans.com
6 hours ago

49ers WR Torrey Smith Nominated for 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday that Torrey Smith is the team's nominee for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
Via 49ers.com
7 hours ago

49ers Positional Report-Card Grades Three Quarters Through 2016

Niner Noise gives you position-by-position grades for the San Francisco 49ers as they have now reached the three-quarter mark of the 2016 NFL season.   Don’t expect too many of these grades to be good for the San Francisco 49ers. Here we are heading into Week 14 of the 2016 NFL season, and the Niners […] 49ers Positional Report-Card Grades Three Quarters Through 2016 - Niner...
Via Niner Noise
11 hours ago

Colin Kaepernick shoots down report he’ll opt out: ‘It blew me away’

Based on everything we’ve heard about Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers, nobody batted an eyelash when a report came out over the weekend that the quarterback would opt out of his contract with the team after this season. Everyone but Kaepernick, that is. Speaking about the report on Tuesday, Kaepernick expressed shock and dismay, not only by the “false” report...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

49ers will stick with Colin Kaepernick as starter after his historically bad game

Coming off a historically bad performance that got him benched in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears, Colin Kaepernick will remain the San Francsico 49ers’ starting quarterback this weekend against the Jets.Niners coach Chip Kelly wasn’t ready to make that decision after Sunday’s loss to one of the league’s worst teams, but offensive coordinator Curtis...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

San Francisco 49ers: Evaluating Each Front-Office Scenario in 2017

The San Francisco 49ers are 1-11, and this season has been more of a disaster than the ugly 2015 campaign. With changes likely on the horizon, how does CEO Jed York go about shaking up the front office?   The San Francisco 49ers are a clear-cut laughingstock and a dumpster fire of a franchise this […] San Francisco 49ers: Evaluating Each Front-Office Scenario in 2017 - Niner Noise...
Via Niner Noise
1 day ago

Former 49ers Super Bowl winner Larry Roberts dies at 53

Larry Roberts played for the San Francisco 49ers for a good portion of their glory years in the 1980s and 1990s. A part-time starter for the 49ers from 1986-93, Roberts was a member of two Super Bowl winning squads. Roberts passed away at the young age of 53 following a lengthy battle with diabetes, the team announced on Monday. “Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Larry...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly should leave the 49ers and go back to college football

If you didn't watch the 49ers-Bears game Sunday at Soldier Field, consider yourself lucky.The game was a sloppy mess in the snow between two teams that are terrible on clear, 68-degree days.Matt Barkley (seriously, he's still in the league) started for the Bears and with the help of three touchdowns from Jordan Howard, Chicago won 26-6.Just another loss for Chip Kelly's 49ers.His...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Colin Kaepernick ‘surprised’ by fourth quarter benching

The San Francisco 49ers benched quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Sunday, and he was a bit taken aback by it. Kaepernick, who had been playing very well coming into the game at Chicago, completed just one pass in the first three quarters on five attempts, worth four total yards. With his team down 22 in the fourth, Kaepernick was benched for Blaine Gabbert. “I was surprised. It...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick benched for Blaine Gabbert in Chicago

Colin Kaepernick, who came into Sunday on a hot streak, went ice cold in the frozen tundra that was Soldier Field. After going for just four yards on 1-of-5 passing, the San Francisco 49ers signal caller was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert as the 49ers were getting waxed 24-6 by the Chicago Bears. Kaepernick had also been sacked five times in this game, losing 25 yards in the...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Helfrich, Kelly spoke about possibility of Kelly returning to Oregon

In the rare event that Chip Kelly decides to leave the NFL and head back to Oregon, he has the blessing of the man he would be replacing. Mark Helfrich, who was fired by Oregon earlier this week following a 4-8 season, served as the offensive coordinator for the Ducks for three seasons from 2009 through 2012 while Kelly was the head coach. In an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Russillo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers DT Chris Jones earning more playing time

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Chris Jones provided a nice boost to the defense last week and coach Chip Kelly said the third-year player has earned more playing time. Jones helped the 49ers hold Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi to just 45 yards on 18 carries in Jones' first start and first game being active since being signed on Nov. 8 to replace...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaepernick showing improvement for 49ers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) San Francisco 49ers tight end Vance McDonald remembers quarterback Colin Kaepernick leading the team to the NFC championship game in 2013 with his ability to make plays all over the field. McDonald feels as if Kaepernick is starting to regain that form and the confidence that comes with playing every week after being selected as the starter in Week 6 against...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers search for positives following 10th straight loss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Ever since the season opener, the results for the San Francisco 49ers haven't changed each week: 10 straight losses for the worst skid in franchise history. With the playoffs, a winning record and just about any positive now officially out of reach this season, the 49ers (1-10) are left searching for any signs of progress that could provide optimism for...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Report Card: Week 12

In heartbreaking fashion, the San Francisco 49ers narrowly conceded their franchise-record 10th straight loss on Sunday in a tight matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Here’s how the 49ers did this week: Offense Colin Kaepernick turned in another solid performance, this one arguably his best of the season. Kaepernick connected with nine different receivers for 296 yards, including...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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