Pablo diet needed here.
Levis stadium could open week 2. In my opinion, NFL will have 49ers open in Seattle for the week 1 Thursday night game
Levis Stadium expected to be louder than <Candlestick due to design.
Dead money does not kill 49ers salary cap, partially due to Jenkins being traded to KC.
NN pre-combine QB rankings
Barrows does season ending review/offseason preview of WR position. Team sure to add at least one early pick at the position I'd imagine.
Nt Ian Williams hopes to be ready for camp. Was slated to be starter, but got wiped out for the year in Seattle week 2. Dorsey did a great job at NT and Williams should provide depth.
Not a huge surprise, but 49ers priorities are Boldin, Kaepernick and Harbaugh
How much big game heartache can the 49ers take? Marv Levy, Steve Tasker , Brian Westbrook weigh in
Behind the scenes look at Bowman's early rehab
Fair value for Kaepernick? Niners will try to find it.
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network does his pre-combine Top 50 draft prospect list.
Mike Mayock's Top 5 players at each position heading into the combine.
Barrows points out that Watkins, Benjamin, Robinson are all repped by Eugene Parker. Should be non issue under new slotting system.
Also, Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks (from Stockton) would love to play for his childhood favorite team the 49ers. He expects to run 40 in the 4.3's and put up 20+ bench press reps.
Here's some thoughts on the bigger wide receiver prospects from NFL Films' Greg Cosell. Evans, Benjamin, Donte Moncrief, Jarvis Landry, Davante Adams, Allen Robinson and Martavis Bryant.
ESPN Sunday conversation with Kaepernick/Newton
Mayock says TCU's Jason Verrett and FSU's Lamarcus Joyner are two guys to watch as potential nickel corners. Joyner could also be a safety like Tyrann Mathieu is in the pros.
Mayock also raves about the depth of the draft class
Maiocco did a chat today before he heads to Indy for combine.
Speed most needed at WR, not size?
Depth of CB/WR class gives team options
Free agent strategy: Can't make everybody happy
Roman on what he expects from McDonald/Patton going forward as well as what the 49ers expect from prospects at combine.
Lots of news today:
Harbaugh says realistically Bowman will miss first part of the season
Boldin talks are going in a "positive direction"
Carradine had recent knee procedure to help him bend the knee better. Harbaugh says Carradine is expected to take part in offseason program.
Eric Mangini will be the Tight Ends coach. Reggie Davis moves to the offensive line to help with Mike Solari
WR Jon Baldwin took a paycut and will compete for a spot on the roster in camp.
And I thought Rice was one of the good guys in the league.
Add Incognito to the list, the guy's a psycho!
Some notes from Baalke presser:
Complete transcript, admits that the 49ers like prospects with long arms, discusses Aldon Smith support system, says Tank Carradine is up to 290 pounds (49ers d-lineman all weighed 290-300 last year).
Says they don't need Gore to take a paycut, cap situation is fine
Says they're obviously disappointed with Jenkins pick, but disputes notion SF can't draft receivers. Cites # of WR's they've actually taken
No plans to trade James, no plans to move culliver to safety (he'll compete for starting job at CB)
Well here's this for interesting fodder
The Browns’ unpredictable head-coaching search nearly finished with what would have been the most unpredictable outcome of any head-coaching search since Jon Gruden was traded from the Raiders to the Buccaneers a dozen years ago.
Per multiple league sources, the Cleveland Browns nearly pulled off a trade with the 49ers for the rights to coach Jim Harbaugh.
A deal that would have sent multiple draft picks to San Francisco was in place between the teams. But Harbaugh ultimately decided not to leave the 49ers.
The 49ers could not immediately be reached for comment. Efforts to contact the 49ers continue.
The Browns declined to comment specifically on whether an effort was made to acquire Jim Harbaugh. The Browns characterized the search as thorough, and the Browns acknowledged that many options were considered. The Browns emphasized that the team is excited about its new coach Mike Pettine.
A deal would have been stunning, for several reasons. Harbaugh has taken the 49ers to the NFC title game in each of his three years with the team. Also, he would have joined the same division as his brother, Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
Which means they would have been squaring off at least twice per year, and competing directly for division titles and/or wild-card positioning.
Well that's encouraging for the future, trying to trade our head coach who has taken them to 3 straight NFC championship games, Al Davis style?
Hopefully this isn't true..