Ex-49er Borland On Concussion, Brain Damage Fears: 'Too Many Tragedies For Me To Be Comfortable Playing'
49ers Linebacker Chris Borland Retiring Over Concussion Concerns49ers linebacker Chris Borland has decided to call it quits after just one season in the league over health concerns, reports ESPN's Outside the Lines.
49ers Should Shut Down NaVorro Bowman For The YearThe thought that Navorro Bowman could return to help the 49ers out this season does not appear likely. The only real impact he could have would be if the team makes the playoffs and that's a big if. When you put it all together, the best thing for Bowman and the 49ers is to call it a season and let him come back next year fully recovered.
Opponent Profile: Battle Of The Bay Has Added Harbaugh IntrigueRumors are flying that the San Francisco 49ers might trade Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to the Oakland Raiders, and that's just the icing on the cake for this Bay Area rivalry. The 49ers need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and the Silver & Black just need something to forget that beating they just took from the St. Louis Rams. The Sunday game at the Coliseum promises to be quite interesting.
Several Stories To Watch As 49ers and Seahawks Renew RivalryThe 49ers and Seahawks face Thursday and there is plenty to talk as this game is as big as it gets for a regular season meeting. During the game there will be several key matchups that should produce some must-see-television.
49ers Injury Report: Anthony Davis Status Uncertain, Same Applies For Several RedskinsWhen the 49ers and Redskins meet this Sunday injuries will keep some players off the field, but none that should have a major impact on the game. Of the two teams, San Francisco is in far better shape though as Washington could see 4 of their starters sit out.
49ers' Rookies Have Helped Team Stay Afloat In 2014If not for the play of their rookies, who knows where the 49ers would be this season. Chances are they would be farther back in the playoff hunt, if still even in striking distance.
Daily Madden: Can The Defense Lead The 49ers Into The Playoffs?
Team Grades: 49er Defense Saves The Day In Nail Biter Against New York GiantsThe 49ers went on the road for the second straight week, and earned their second straight win. It took a last stand by the defense, but it was important for San Francisco to win this game, and they did due to the play of their defense and running game.
Week 11 Injury Report: 49ers, Giants Both Dealing With Multiple InjuriesThe 49ers and Giants have to game plan for some missing players this week, but none that they can't overcome. There will be several game time decisions, but no big name is really in danger of sitting this one out, other than Patrick Willis.
Team Grades: 49ers Get High Marks Across The Board In Overtime Win Over SaintsThe 49ers knew that this week was going to be a tough test. The Saints were on a roll and at home, but San Francisco played well in all phases and survived an overtime thriller.