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Tarell Brown #25 of the San Francisco 49ers intercepts a pass intended for  Torrey Smith #82 of the Baltimore Ravens during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. Brown was called for pass interference on the play.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Free Agent WR Torrey Smith, 49ers Reportedly Agree On 5-Year, $40 Million Deal

Former Baltimore Raven Torrey Smith is coming to San Francisco to fill in the void by the expected departure of free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

03/10/2015

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with Justin Smith #94 after a forced fumble in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

6 Offseason Moments Where You Were Forced To Admit The 49ers Are Rebuilding

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.

03/09/2015

Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears is tackled by  Patrick Willis #52 and  NaVorro Bowman #53 of the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of the game at Candlestick Park on November 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers Expected To Lose Defensive Stars Patrick Willis, Justin Smith To Retirement

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.

03/09/2015

Berkeley Pot Club

Fed Up Parents Want To Shut Down A Berkeley Pot Club Because The Neighborhood Reeks Of Marijuana

Some Berkeley parents are tired of marijuana ‘contact’ fumes wafting into their yards from a nearby pot club. They want the city to do something about the “40 Acres Collective” operating out of a building on San Pablo Avenue.

11/14/2014

Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs attempts to get off a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of a preseason game on August 16, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Alex Smith Prepares To Face Old 49ers Teammates As Kansas City Visits Levi’s Stadium Sunday

When Alex Smith takes the field against the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in a Kansas City uniform Sunday, there will be mixed emotions for everybody involved.

10/01/2014

Nick Roach #53 of the Oakland Raiders takes down Chris Ivory #33 of the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Rookie QB Carr Leads Raiders Into Regular Season Opener Against New York Jets

Geno Smith knows exactly what Derek Carr is dealing with. First NFL game. First NFL start. First regular-season snap, and all eyes on you.

09/05/2014

Megan Smith of Google speaks during the Digital Life Design women conference (DLDwomen) at Bavarian National Museum on June 30, 2011 in Munich, Germany.

Google Executive Named As America’s Next Chief Technology Officer

A Google executive who leads the company’s top secret research division has been tapped to become the next U.S. chief technology officer, responsible for the country’s technology policy and initiatives.

09/04/2014

Running back Alfonso Smith #29 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the football after a reception past defensive back Jahleel Addae #37 of the San Diego Chargers during the preseason NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

49ers Sign Former Cardinals Running Back Alfonso Smith

Smith’s signing comes after injuries to primary backups Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James in the last week. Hunter is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, and James will be sidelined indefinitely with a left elbow injury.

07/29/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during warm-ups against the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

49er Aldon Smith Won’t Face Charges For Alleged Airport Bomb Comments

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has no plans to prosecute San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith following his April arrest on suspicion of falsely reporting he had a bomb at Los Angeles International Airport, a spokesman said.

07/01/2014

Ty Montgomery #7 of the Stanford Cardinal catches a pass as he is hit by Keith McGill #1 of the Utah Utes during the second half of an NCAA football game October 12, 2013 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah Beat Stanford 27-21. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Raiders Take 5 Defenders On Final Day Of Draft

The Oakland Raiders targeted defense on the final day of the NFL draft Saturday, taking five defensive players starting with Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Justin Ellis and Utah cornerback Keith McGill in the fourth round.

05/10/2014

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