Mark Purdy suggested in this morning’s San Jose Mercury-News that yesterday might go down as the worst day in 49ers’ history, unless today is even worse. At least when it comes down to off-the-field news, he might be right. Free agents Gore, Crabtree, Iupati and Skuta are gone, or presumed gone (hours before the free agent signing period begins); Patrick Willis confirmed that he’s retiring, amid an NBC report that Justin Smith will do the same; and Santa Clara police confirmed Bruce Miller was arrested last week on a domestic violence charge.
Forty Niner fans everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE, are wondering what in the world is going on down in Santa Clara. One year ago the stadium was nearing completion, the 49ers were Super Bowl favorites and the only concern was where season ticket holders would set up their tailgate.
Fullback Bruce Miller of the San Francisco 49ers was arrested last week on suspicion of spousal battery in Santa Clara, according to police.
When Frank Gore arrived the 49ers were coming off a 2-14 season and there was no real reason for hope among the 49er faithful. Gore’s consistent performances provided that that hope on offense. A few years later the addition of Patrick Willis gave the defense a stout, punishing identity. The duo helped tick the win-loss record higher until Jim Harbaugh arrived to put all the pieces together. It’s clear now that any future success for the franchise will come without any of them.
The 2015 San Francisco 49ers will look much, much different that the team that appeared in the Super Bowl just a couple of seasons ago. Multiple sources report the team will lose two the mainstays of their NFC championship defense: Patrick Willis and Justin Smith.
The 49ers are reportedly about to lose their franchise running back, and now rumors have surfaced that quarterback Colin Kaepernick may be following Frank Gore out of town.
According to ESPN, the Eagles will sign 49ers free agent running back Frank Gore to replace LeSean McCoy, who was traded to the Bills recently for linebacker Kiko Alonso.
New 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula knows a thing or two about defensive lineman. He spent most of the last decade coaching the unit in San Francisco before his promotion in January. Now he’s added a familiar ex-foe to the middle of that already stingy line.
John Madden said if Justin Smith decides to return, he and newly signed Darnell Dockett will make for a formidable pair on the defensive line of the San Francisco 49ers.
Report: Former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald Won’t Face Charges Over December Sexual Assault Allegations
McDonald was released by the 49ers after this latest allegation and is currently a free agent.
Introducing the 2015 Gold Rush cheerleaders!
The final auditions for the 2015 Gold Rush squad were held on Thursday evening. The new team will be announced on Monday, April 6th.
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