Patrick Willis

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers runs in for a touchdown in the second half against the Baltimore Ravens during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Schedule, Improving Health Of 49ers Point To Strong Finish This Season

When the San Francisco 49ers lost two games in a row this season, falling to 1-2, some called them the most disappointing team in the NFL. After winning a couple of games and having injured players return to the roster, the 49ers are now primed to remind the rest of the NFL why they were so many people’s preseason Super Bowl pick.

10/09/2013

Nnamdi Asomugha

Willis, Asomugha Inactive for 49ers-Rams Game

Linebacker Patrick Willis and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha were inactive for the San Francisco 49ers against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday evening.

09/26/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Tight end Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers makes a catch in the third quarter ahead of cornerback Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers defeated the Packers 34-28. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

49ers Welcome Vernon Davis Back To Practice, Patrick Willis Still Out

While it’s hard to tell, the 49ers are slowly getting healthier. The long list of names on their injured report remains, but nothing to be alarmed about for the time being. St. Louis on the other hand is as healthy as can be heading into this pivotal game to stay out of the NFC West cellar.

09/25/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the Indianapolis Colts runs against Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Biggest Issue For 49ers Is Not Lackluster Offense, It’s Defense

With the 49ers sputtering out to a 1-2 start in 2013, everyone is trying to figure out what is wrong with the team many had picked to be the NFC representative in the Super bowl. While most theories are around the offense that has failed to put up points, the real concern is a 49ers defense that is running out of bodies.

09/25/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Nnamdi Asomugha #24 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before a preseason game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

49ers Injury Report Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story

At first glance it seems that the Packers and 49ers will both be at full strength for the match up Sunday. However, San Francisco will be without several players and will need to hold the fort until they get back their full roster.

09/06/2013

Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

49ers LB Willis Has Surgery On Fractured Hand

Patrick Willis has had surgery on his fractured right hand. The San Francisco 49ers’ inside linebacker sustained the injury late last week at training camp.

08/06/2013

Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers. (Getty Images/File)

49ers’ Willis Out With Fractured Hand; Culliver Also Injured

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is out for the time being after X-rays showed Thursday he has a slightly-fractured right hand. Meantime, trainers carted cornerback Chris Culliver off the field with an apparent left knee injury.

08/01/2013

Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

49ers’ Willis Restructures Deal To Clear $1.2M In Space For Draft Picks

Patrick Willis has agreed to restructure his current contract to free up money for the Niners’ efforts to sign their 2013 NFL draft picks, a move that will reportedly shave $1.2 million off of the 49ers’ salary cap.

04/26/2013

Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens and Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers. (Getty Images)

49ers’ Willis Poised To Replace Ravens’ Lewis As NFL’s Premier LB

Two of the league’s most imposing inside linebackers both happen to wear No. 52. Aside from the number, Lewis and Willis are as different as they come. Lewis is emotional, loud and brash. Willis is soft-spoken and happy to stay behind the scenes.

02/01/2013

49ers players participate in a practice at the team's practice facility in Santa Clara, January 25, 2013. (CBS)

Fans Vie For Glimpse of 49ers At Super Bowl Practice

The San Francisco 49ers have started practicing for the Super Bowl surrounded by tight security and a lot of autograph-seeking fans hoping to catch a glimpse of their heroes even though the practice field is closed to the public.

01/24/2013

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