San Francisco 49ers Wiretap

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers Defense Is Just Getting Started

Oct 14, 2019 8:44 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are 5-0 after winning just four games last season.

Over the last two weeks, the 49ers' defense has allowed just 10 points and 345 total yards in wins over the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams.

"I'm very happy with how we played," Shanahan said. "We're 5-0, which is a great thing, but we're not playing our best ball. We can do a lot of things better than that. It seemed like our defense played at an extremely high level, obviously minus the first drive. We can continue to get better on offense. We can continue to get better on special teams. I also think our defense is just getting started, too."

Only the New England Patriots are allowing fewer yards per game than the 49ers.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers

Video Shows Baker Mayfield Shaking Hands With Richard Sherman

Oct 9, 2019 9:52 AM

Richard Sherman claimed after Monday Night Football that Baker Mayfield refused to shake his hand at midfield during the pregame coin toss.

However, video evidence suggests otherwise.

One video shows Mayfield clearly embracing multiple San Francisco 49ers captains, including George Kittle. It also shows the Cleveland Browns quarterback shaking DeForest Buckner's hand.

There is also a grainy video that appears to show Mayfield and Sherman shaking hands.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

Richard Sherman Calls Out Baker Mayfield For Handshake Snub

Oct 8, 2019 8:47 AM

Richard Sherman says Baker Mayfield refused to shake hands during the coin toss before Monday night's Cleveland Browns-San Francisco 49ers game.

"What's amazing, and annoying, was him not shaking hands at the beginning," Sherman said. "That's some college s---. It's ridiculous. We're all trying to get psyched up, but shaking hands with your opponent -- that's NFL etiquette. And when you pull bush league stuff, that's disrespectful to the game. And believe me, that's gonna get us fired up."

The 49ers routed the Browns 31-3. Sherman got some payback when he intercepted Mayfield on Cleveland's second offensive possession.

"Respect the game," Sherman said. "You can have rivals, but pay your respect in that moment -- especially when you're young.

"He hasn't earned anything in this league. How many games has he won? He's acting like he was the MVP last year. If (Patrick) Mahomes did that, it would be one thing. But he would never do that, because he has too much respect for the game.

"And when you see a guy who doesn't? You humble him every chance you get. Because eventually, he will have respect for the league -- or he'll be out of it."


Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns

NBC Decides Against Flexing Rams-49ers Over Chargers-Steelers

Oct 3, 2019 2:12 PM

NBC has decided not to flex the Week 6 game between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers to Sunday Night Football.

NBC will instead keep the Los Angeles Chargers hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Rams lost last week to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and play at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5. The undefeated 49ers host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday Night Football.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers

NBC Likely To Flex Rams-49ers To SNF For Week 6

Sep 27, 2019 11:15 AM

The NFL is likely to flex the Week 6 game between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers to NBC's Sunday Night Football. Both the 49ers and Rams are currently undefeated. 

The NFL can begin to flex games in Week 5 and can choose two games to flex between Weeks 5-10.

NBC is currently slated to show the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.

Steve Berman/The Athletic

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers

Tevin Coleman Likely To Miss Time With High-Ankle Sprain

Sep 10, 2019 9:16 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are unlikely to have Tevin Coleman this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Coleman suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 1.

The 49ers won't place the running back on injured reserve, but Kyle Shanahan said he's "pretty sure he won't be around this week."

Coleman signed a two-year deal with the 49ers this offseason.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jimmy Garoppolo Purposely Throws Into Coverage During Preseason

Aug 29, 2019 8:26 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo has had an up and down preseason, but claims part of that is by design.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback says he likes to try things like throwing into coverage during the preseason to see how his receivers fight for the ball.

"A big part of that is it still being preseason, or in practice, you try things like that," Garoppolo said. "You know, during a real game, you wouldn't make that throw or that decision, but there's a trust factor between quarterback and ... whoever's catching the ball. The more you try those things, you see who's going to make the play for you in a crucial situation."


Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

Jerick McKinnon Has Setback In ACL Rehab

Aug 29, 2019 7:44 AM

Jerick McKinnon has encountered a setback in his return from a torn ACL.

His status for the start of the season with the San Francisco 49ers is up in the air.

McKinnon returned to practice Tuesday afternoon but the session apparently didn't go that well for him and his surgically repaired right knee.

"Yesterday we brought him out and it's a real bummer because he keeps getting to the final step," John Lynch said. "And the final step is actually playing NFL football, particularly at his position where you have got to make hard cuts. You've got to put your foot in the ground. And we did it a month ago. And we got to that step and he kind of regressed and I would say yesterday we had a similar situation. So we're trying to get to 'OK, what's really the root cause of the problems that he's having?'

"Yesterday was not encouraging from that standpoint for Jet. What that means, we're not sure yet. We're working hard to find that out."

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jimmy Garoppolo Posts 0.0 QB Rating In Return

Aug 20, 2019 8:09 AM

Jimmy Garoppolo went 1-for-6 for zero yards and an interception on Monday night in his first game since suffering a season-ending knee injury last September.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback finished the night with a 0.0 passer rating.

"Obviously [I'm] a little frustrated," Garoppolo said.. "But it's the NFL, unfortunately we don't get to play the whole game. ... You wish you could be out there for more so you could bounce back. ... It is what it is. It's the preseason right now, so you just gotta take it in stride."

The 49ers signed Garoppolo to a five-year, $137 million contract last year. After a promising start to this season, he product tore his ACL in a Week 3 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.


Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

Nick Bosa Out For Preseason With 'Significant' Ankle Sprain

Aug 8, 2019 3:44 PM

Nick Bosa will skip the entire preseason with the San Francisco 49ers due to a "significant" ankle sprain.

John Lynch said Bosa does not have a "full-blown" high-ankle sprain, but there are "components" of that injury.

"It's a significant ankle sprain, and there's that dreaded high ankle sprain -- he doesn't have a full-blown one -- but it has some components of that," Lynch told KNBR. "As for timing, I think what we're comfortable saying -- and a lot is going to happen here with kind of the follow-up today, they've got the scans -- it's safe to say we won't see him in the preseason and then we're going to be very prudent."

Bosa has a long injury history as he missed most of his final season at Ohio State with a core muscle injury along with a hamstring injury during the 49ers' offseason program. Bosa also suffered a torn ACL in high school.


Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury

Nick Bosa's Ankle Sprain Not Considered Serious
Nick Bosa suffered a right ankle sprain after leaving Wednesday's practice early, according to a source.

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49ers, Robbie Gould Agree Upon Long-Term Extension
The two sides were facing a 4 p.m. ET Monday deadline.

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Jimmy Garoppolo Will Be Ready For Training Camp
Jimmy Garoppolo feels good and will be ready for training camp with the 49ers.

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Marquise Goodwin Wins '40 Yards Of Gold'
Marquise Goodwin won the "40 Yards of Gold" sprint event and its $1 million prize on Saturday.


49ers, Joe Staley Announce Two-Year Extension
The extension would take Joe Staley, 34, through the 2021 season.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Tevin Coleman Looks Like Clear No. 1 In San Francisco's Backfield
It's early, but Tevin Coleman is looking like the clear No. 1 in the crowded backfield of the 49ers.

Matt Maiocco/NBC Sports Bay Area

Jimmy Garoppolo Making Progress In Return From ACL
Jimmy Garoppolo participated in individual and 7-on-7 drills but skipped team drills.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

DeForest Buckner, 49ers Far Apart On New Deal
The two sides remain far apart, but the 49ers have conducted talks with DeForest Buckner about a long-term deal.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Kyle Shanahan Reportedly Not Trusting John Lynch's Decision-Making
The scouting and coaching departments of the 49ers reportedly have friction over the vision of the offseason.

Matt Miller/Bleacher Report

Nick Bosa Now 'Respects What Colin Kaepernick Has Done'
Nick Bosa's social media activity was a source of controversy due to several comments he made, including calling Colin Kaepernick a "clown" in August of 2016.

Matt Maiocco/NBC Sports Bay Area (via PFT)

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers Won't OK Robbie Gould's Trade Request
Earlier this week, Robbie Gould and his agent told the 49ers that the kicker wants to be traded back closer to his Chicago home.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

RealGM Staff Report

2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Nick Bosa Scrubbed Political Tweets With Chance Of Joining 49ers
Nick Bosa used his Twitter account to advocate politically, voicing his support for Donald Trump and also criticizing Colin Kaepernick.

Kevin Van Valkenburg/ESPN

49ers Express Interest In Signing Stephen Gostkowski
The 49ers have placed the franchise tag on Robbie Gould and also remains a free agent.

Matt Maiocco/NBC Sports Bay Area

49ers Were 'Stunned' When By OBJ Trade, Would Have Offered Better Deal
Dave Gettleman never shopped Cleveland's deal around in hopes of a better trade of Odell Beckham.

Pat McManamon, Jordan Raanan/ESPN

49ers Confirm They Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 For Odell Beckham
The 49ers were aggressive in their pursuit of a trade for Odell Beckham.

Matt Maiocco/NBC Sports Bay Area

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid Received Less Than $10M Combined
Colin Kaepernick's base salary in 2016 alone was nearly $12 million.


49ers Could Have 'Feeding Frenzy' If Kyler Murray Falls To No. 2
Jay Glazer predicts there a number of teams who would look to trade up to No. 2 for Kyler Murray.

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John Lynch Says 49ers Will Draft Best Player Available
The 49ers have the second overall pick in next month's NFL Draft.

NBC Sports Bay Area