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49ers' Smith offers apology after suspension

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 days 3 hours ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith released a statement Saturday and apologized for his actions that led to a nine-game suspension.The NFL penalized Smith for violations of both the substance-abuse policy and personal conduct policy. In July, Smith was sentenced to 11 days in jail and three years' probation on weapons and DUI charges."I apologize to my teammates,...

49ers LB Smith suspended 9 games

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 days 3 hours ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was suspended nine games without pay on Friday for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substance of Abuse and the league's Personal Conduct Policy.Smith can return in Week 11 against the New York Giants, as the 49ers have a Week 8 bye.In July, Smith was sentenced to 11 days in jail and three years' probation...

Recap: Houston vs. San Francisco

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 days 3 hours ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Johnson threw three touchdown passes to lead the San Francisco 49ers to a 40-13 victory over the Houston Texans in the preseason finale for both teams.The Niners and Texans split their four tune-up games heading into the regular season, which starts on Sunday, Sept. 7 for both teams.Blaine Gabbert got the start under center for the Niners and threw a go-...

San Francisco 49ers 2014 Team Preview and Predictions

By Athlon Sports, 5 days 13 hours ago
How much heartbreak can a team take and keep pushing for the Super Bowl? The 49ers are about to find out. The 49ers’ Super Bowl hopes died last season with a crushing 23–17 loss in the NFC Championship Game to the Seattle Seahawks. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s first-down pass from the Seahawks’ 18 to Michael Crabtree was tipped by cornerback Richard Sherman in the end...

San Francisco 49ers 2014 Season Preview

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 days 3 hours ago
For one, there is the fact that the Niners are in perhaps the toughest division in football, one that contains the reigning Super Bowl winners in the Seattle Seahawks.Then there is the accepted fact that making four straight conference championships just doesn't happen that often.Changes are coming to the 49ers, who had to open their checkbook to pay quarterback Colin Kaepernick. That six-year...

49ers put Bowman on reserve/PUP list

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 3 hours ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman was officially placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list by the San Francisco 49ers as the team pared down its active roster to 75 players on Monday.Bowman is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee sustained during San Francisco's loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship Game back in January. By beginning...

49ers' Dorsey inks extension

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 5 days ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season.Dorsey is entering his second year with the 49ers, but could miss a majority of the 2014 campaign with a biceps injury he suffered during training camp in early August."Glenn is a true pro who has quickly become a valued contributor to our...

Niners' Bethea suffers concussion

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 3 hours ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea suffered a concussion in Sunday's preseason game against Denver.Bethea was hurt during the second quarter of the 34-0 loss. He was able to walk off the field under his own power.The 49ers signed Bethea in March. He spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and has been a starter since his rookie...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC West Teams

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 15 hours ago
Home to the defending Super Bowl champions and the only division that featured three 10-win teams last season; there is little debate that the NFC West is the NFL’s toughest division entering the 2014 season. So how is Seattle shaping up as the Seahawks prepare their title defense and what about the three other chasing them out west? In order to get an accurate assessment of the four...

49ers cut former first-rounder Baldwin

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 weeks 1 day ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers have placed disappointing wide receiver Jon Baldwin on waivers, the team announced Sunday.Baldwin was cut loose to make room for rookie receiver L'Damian Washington, whom the Niners claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, on the training camp roster.San Francisco acquired Baldwin, the 26th overall selection of the 2011 NFL Draft,...