With high picks, 49ers add talent, depth in draft

Football 04/27/19, 21:13

Looking to add talent, depth and competition at several positions, the San Francisco 49ers felt they met all three objectives with their eight selections in the NFL draft.With high picks in every round each of the first two days, the 49ers obtained prospects that could make a difference on both ...

Pass rush or more picks is question for 49ers at No. 2

Football 04/18/19, 14:12

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan knows his team can go in one of two directions with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft. Take the top available pass rusher to help upgrade a defense that struggled to create takeaways last year or move down in the draft and accumulate ...

Update: Gruden, Shanahan hoping for edge at Senior Bowl

Football 01/22/19, 16:43

The Latest on the Senior Bowl (all times local):3:40 p.m.Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden and San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan would much rather be preparing for the Super Bowl than coaching in Saturday's Senior Bowl. But they're hoping to benefit from a week of face time with the all-star game's prospects.Gruden ...

Broncos hire 49ers QBs coach Scangarello as OC

Football 01/16/19, 22:04

The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive coordinator Wednesday."We're getting an experienced coach who was a trusted and valued assistant with Kyle Shanahan for three seasons," ...

Garoppolo’s injury doomed 49ers season from start

Football 12/31/18, 18:57

All the optimism the San Francisco 49ers had coming into the season crumpled less than a month into the campaign when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo blew out his knee.Talk of a playoff run and a return to the upper echelon of the NFC was put on hold for yet another year ...

Russell Wilson jokes about shoe toss against 49ers

Football 12/07/18, 19:56

Russell Wilson knew the question was coming and tried to lean into it with some levity on Thursday."I think somebody is missing a shoe somewhere," the Seattle quarterback joked as he took to the lectern for his weekly press conference.So why was Wilson making jokes about shoes?San Francisco 49ers coach ...

Kyle Shanahan off to rough start as 49ers coach

Football 12/06/18, 02:37

Kyle Shanahan's coaching tenure hasn't quite gotten off to the greatest start in San Francisco.He lost his first nine games with the 49ers last year before the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo provided a late-season spark with five straight wins to close a 6-10 campaign.With Garoppolo sidelined by a season-ending knee ...

49ers RB Matt Breida out this week with ankle injury

Football 12/03/18, 20:46

The San Francisco 49ers will be without another key offensive piece with leading rusher Matt Breida sidelined at least a week with an injured ankle.Breida hurt himself in warmups before Sunday's 43-16 loss at Seattle that officially eliminated the 49ers from playoff contention. Breida tried to play through the injury ...

49ers LB Reuben Foster arrested on domestic violence charge

Sports 11/25/18, 01:33

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested Saturday night at the team hotel in Tampa, Florida, on charges of domestic violence.An arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office said Foster was booked into jail at 11:11 p.m. He is being held without bail.Foster was arrested by Tampa police ...

49ers 2017 draft class struggles in second year in NFL

Football 11/15/18, 11:30

As Eli Manning drove the New York Giants down the field for the game-winning touchdown in the latest loss for San Francisco, two players expected to be foundation pieces for the 49ers defense were only spectators.Reuben Foster missed his 10th game in two seasons because of injuries and suspension and ...

Nick Mullens remains starter at QB for 49ers

Football 11/13/18, 21:09

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan knew things wouldn't always go quite as smoothly for Nick Mullens as they did in his first start.So when Mullens followed up his record-setting debut with a spottier performance that included two interceptions and a failed late drive, Shanahan wasn't overly concerned and remains committed ...

QB Nick Mullens to get 2nd start for 49ers

Football 11/06/18, 17:21

The San Francisco 49ers are sticking with Nick Mullens as their starting quarterback after his spectacular debut performance.Mullens said coach Kyle Shanahan told him Tuesday that he will remain the starter for the upcoming game against the New York Giants.Mullens worked with the starters during a limited practice as the ...

49ers RB Mostert, CB Moseley out for season with injuries

Football 11/02/18, 19:02

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley will both need season-ending surgery after getting injured against the Oakland Raiders.Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Mostert broke his arm and Moseley dislocated his shoulder in the 34-3 victory Thursday night. Both players have been placed on injured ...

Old coaching colleagues meet as rivals in Battle of the Bay

Football 10/31/18, 17:43

When Kyle Shanahan was looking to get into the NFL as an assistant coach more than a decade ago, his father, Mike, called Jon Gruden and asked him to hire his son for an entry-level job in Tampa.Shanahan joined the Buccaneers as a quality control coach in 2004 on Gruden's ...

49ers doomed by another close loss

Football 10/29/18, 17:52

Allowing a rookie quarterback to lead two fourth-quarter touchdown drives and then botching a snap to cost a team a chance to get into range for a game-tying field goal might seem a bit improbable.For the San Francisco 49ers, games like that have become far too typical in two years ...

49ers founder late in 18-15 loss to Cardinals

Football 10/28/18, 21:37

C.J. Beathard lined up in the shotgun with 7 seconds left, hoping to get one more completion to set up a potential tying field goal.He and the 49ers never got the chance.The snap sailed over Beathard's head and San Francisco's chances went with it, punctuating a disheartening 18-15 loss to ...

49ers, Cardinals match ugly 1-6 records in NFC West game

Football 10/25/18, 19:12

One thing for certain about Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals: No team in the NFL will have a worse record than the team that loses this one.The 49ers and Cardinals stagger into the game at 1-6. San Francisco has lost five in a row ...

LB Reuben Foster struggles in year 2 for 49ers

Football 10/25/18, 18:15

Reuben Foster was one of the few bright spots as a rookie for the San Francisco 49ers, flashing the ability that made him look like a defensive building block for years to come.After an offseason of legal issues and a two-game suspension to start this season, Foster has been unable ...

Old friends Shanahan, McVay square off when 49ers face Rams

Football 10/18/18, 17:10

Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan arrived as head coaches in the NFC West together last year as longtime friends and colleagues tasked with revitalizing struggling franchises.McVay has done a much quicker job overhauling the Los Angeles Rams than Shanahan has with the San Francisco 49ers. The teams headed in opposite ...

49ers offense making strides under CJ Beathard

Football 10/17/18, 18:01

C.J. Beathard went toe-to-toe with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay for nearly 60 minutes before the San Francisco 49ers fell just short at the end of another tough loss.Despite playing with a backup quarterback with starter Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined for the season, the 49ers offense has shown signs of being ...

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