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49ers re-sign LB Bishop

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract. Bishop appeared in two games for the 49ers late last season after signing with the team on Dec. 15. The 30-year-old Bishop has played in 75 NFL games (27 starts) with the Packers, Vikings and Cardinals, registering 299 tackles, nine sacks and one interception....

49ers cut Jonathan Martin

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers waived offensive tackle Jonathan Martin on Thursday. The 49ers acquired Martin in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on March 11, 2014. He appeared in 15 games (nine starts) for the 49ers last season. Martin walked away from the Dolphins in October 2013 amid claims he was bullied by former teammate Richie Incognito. He had...

49ers make Bush signing official

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers officially signed running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday. Bush, released by the Detroit Lions last month, is returning to the state of California on a one-year contract. The former USC star delivered his second career 1,000-yard rushing season with the Lions in 2013, but saw his production drop during an injury-plagued 2014...

Extra Points: Here's hoping Borland isn't used

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Chris Borland sent shock waves through the football world Monday night, announcing his retirement from the game at the tender age of 24. Borland told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" he was worried about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma, an issue that's been raised in recent years as studies have linked the...

49ers add OL Pears

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed veteran offensive lineman Erik Pears to a two-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Pears has started 86 games over a 10-year career, including all 16 over the past two seasons while then a member of the Buffalo Bills. The 32-year-old was the Bills' regular right tackle in 2013 before kicking inside to right guard...

Chris Borland Retires, Doesn't Spell Doom for NFL

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland shocked the NFL world by retiring after a stellar rookie season at age 24. It’s an important, courageous decision not made lightly by a player who is thinking well beyond his playing years. He isn’t the first player to step away from the game early and he won’t be the last. Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and Robert Smith...

49ers LB Borland, 24, says he's retiring

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland says he's retiring at the age of 24 over concerns about brain trauma. Borland told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" he was worried about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma, an issue that's been raised in recent years as studies have linked the sport with neurodegenerative diseases. "I just honestly want to do what...

Reggie Bush signing with 49ers

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Reggie Bush is heading back home to California, as the former USC star running back has agreed to a deal with the San Francisco 49ers. Bush, released by the Detroit Lions last month, announced his intentions via Twitter on Saturday. "The best is yet to come #49ers", Bush tweeted. Bush delivered his second career 1,000-yard rushing season with the Lions in 2013...

49ers release WR Stevie Johnson

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers released wide receiver Stevie Johnson on Thursday. Johnson was acquired by the 49ers in a trade with the Buffalo Bills last May and finished with 35 receptions for 435 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games this past season. A seventh-round pick of the Bills in 2008, Johnson has caught 336 passes for 4,267 yards and 31...

49ers sign Torrey Smith

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - While the San Francisco 49ers continue to deal with a slew of offseason defections, the team made a significant addition on Wednesday's second day of free agency. The 49ers announced that they have reached an agreement on a five-year contract with wide receiver Torrey Smith, who joins the club after four productive seasons with the Baltimore Ravens....