5 Things The 49ers Have To Be Thankful For This SeasonEven though it's been a season of turmoil for the San Francisco 49ers, there are still many things the organization has to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. As the teams and fans enjoy the holiday on Thursday, they should keep in mind their good fortune in relation to other NFL teams.
Team Grades: 49ers Defense Doesn't Show Up In SeattleOnce they woke up, the San Francisco 49ers played a decent game on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks on the road. Unfortunately, the 49ers were behind 20-0 before they started to compete.
Baalke Says Decision For Kaepernick Surgery Was Mutual DecisionThe decision for San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick to have season-ending surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder was a mutual decision between the quarterback and the team, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Sunday.
49ers Place Colin Kaepernick On Injured Reserve, Ending His SeasonThe team announced on Saturday that Kaepernick has been placed on injured reserve, which means he'll miss the rest of the season.
49ers Did The Right Thing In Releasing Aldon Smith This YearThe San Francisco 49ers may be just 3-6 this year, which is disappointing after the last four seasons of (mostly) success. Before this season began, the team made a strong decision to cut ties with troubled linebacker Aldon Smith—who had already served a nine-game suspension last year for off-the-field issues and was once again arrested in August for another crime. With the news Tuesday that the NFL has suspended Smith for another year, it's clear the 49ers made the right choice.
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.
49ers Really Need Boldin And Hyde To Heal During Bye WeekWith an extra week of preparation and rest before they head up to Seattle for a November 22 matchup against the hated Seahawks, the San Francisco 49ers are hoping that wide receiver Anquan Boldin and running back Carlos Hyde heal well enough to face the final seven games of the season with confidence. The 49ers offense is the worst in the NFL by almost any measurement, and without Boldin and Hyde, there's no chance it improves.
Which Players Should The 49ers Build Around For The Future?As the San Francisco 49ers enjoy their bye week in this tough 2015 season, it's time to look forward to next season. With a 3-6 record and the current personnel problems, it will be a very different 49ers roster that takes the field at Levi's Stadium in September 2016.
49ers Can Use Bye Week To Regroup After Disappointing 3-6 StartWith the surprising 17-16 home win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Blaine Gabbert's starting debut at Levi's Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers now get a week off. The team needs time for running back Carlos Hyde and wide receiver Anquan Boldin to get healthy.
Tomsula Names Gabbert Starting 49ers QB Vs. SeahawksAs expected, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is sticking with Blaine Gabbert as the starting quarterback after the bye week.
Reports: Kaepernick Won't Be Back With 49ers For 2016The benching of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this week has only heightened the frayed relationship between him and the upper management of the team and created a climate in which it is virtually certain he is not back in San Francisco in 2016, according to team and league sources.
Kaepernick Disputes Coaches' Assessments Of His Mental State: 'I'm Not Out Of Breath'San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Friday offered his first remarks to reporters following his benching to a backup role and seemed to dispute comments about his performance and state of mind offered by coaches.