49ers Cut Veteran Linebacker Ahmad BrooksVeteran linebacker Ahmad Brooks, once a mainstay of the San Francisco 49ers defense, was cut Friday -- a victim of the massive rebuilding process the NFL team is undergoing.
49ers Team Headlines: Five-Year Decline Of Defense In San FranciscoIn 2011, the San Francisco 49ers defense gave up just 14.3 points per game in the regular season, as the team went 13-3 and hosted the NFC Championship Game. In every season since then, however, the 49ers have gotten a little less intimidating on defense to the point that the San Francisco defense is the worst in the NFL in 2016. The team is giving up 31.3 points per game this year, which is a big reason for a nine-game losing streak that has the 49ers headed toward their worst season since 2004.
Injury Report: 49ers Face Bills On Road With Defensive Injury Woes AplentyThis season hasn't gotten off to the start the San Francisco 49ers had hoped for, and with all the attention focused on a QB change this week, it's been easy to overlook the injury problems facing the 49ers defense.
49ers Veterans Try To Keep Team Together Down The StretchAhmad Brooks sees no need for a chat with 49ers coach Jim Tomsula after the linebacker's suggestion that San Francisco overlooked Cleveland last week and might have been "big-headed."
Injury Report: 49ers Head To Chicago With Banged-Up LinebackersThe Chicago Bears have a couple of dynamic running backs ready to take advantage of the San Francisco 49ers defensive injury woes, which include three linebackers that were limited in workouts on Thursday. Otherwise, the 49ers have no new major injury concerns as they head to the Midwest to face off against the Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. Instead, the team can focus on winning its first road game of the 2015 regular season.
Injury Report: 49ers Have Few Injury Worries For SundayThe 3-7 San Francisco 49ers host the 8-2 Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Levi's Stadium, and they do so with no new injury concerns. Some of the same players are still nicked up, of course, and running back Carlos Hyde remains questionable for the Week 12 matchup.
49ers Thankful For Celek, Lynch And Pinion This SeasonThe San Francisco 49ers have a bye this weekend, and that makes this a perfect time to look at which players have stood out this season for the right reasons—and which players have stood out for the wrong ones.
Injury Report: Health Isn't Improving For Sinking 49ers In Week 9The San Francisco 49ers are going nowhere in 2015, and this week's organizational choices have demonstrated that. Adding more fuel to the "tanking" conversation is the long list of injured players that can't contribute on the field this week against the Atlanta Falcons at home. Six players were unable to workout on Thursday, and that includes key pieces like cornerback Kenneth Acker, wide receiver Anquan Boldin, offensive guard Alex Boone and running back Carlos Hyde.
Injury Report: Short Weeks Always Tough, But 49ers Ready For SeahawksIt's been said that playing in an NFL football game is like getting into 10 car crashes in one day. If that's the case, it's very hard to recover from game day in a short week on the schedule.
49ers Need To Build Momentum To Take Advantage Of Struggling RavensThe San Francisco 49ers are only 1-4 this season, and they've lost four straight games. However, after back-to-back blowout losses in Weeks 2 and 3, the 49ers have lost the last two games by closer margins.
Injury Report: 49ers Look Healthy For Sunday Night FootballAfter having a few too many injuries in recent weeks, the San Francisco 49ers are much healthier heading into their Sunday Night Football matchup with the New York Giants on the road. Only five players have reported football injuries, although each is deemed questionable for the Week 5 game.
Brooks To Miss Sunday's Game Because Of Sister's DeathSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus, according to the player's agent Greg Williams.