New-Look 49ers Hosting Vikings In Monday Night OpenerThe San Francisco 49ers open their 2015 campaign on Monday Night Football, hosting the second game of a doubleheader on ESPN. The Minnesota Vikings come to Levi's Stadium for the matchup, led by an exciting young quarterback and a veteran running back with something to prove after a lost 2014 season.
49ers Defensive Star, Team Leader Justin Smith Retires From NFLThe San Francisco 49ers have lost another mainstay, with the announcement by the team Monday that five-time Pro-Bowl defensive tackle Justin Smith was retiring from the National Football League.
49ers Expected To Lose Defensive Stars Patrick Willis, Justin Smith To RetirementThe 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.
Daily Madden: Darnell Dockett Signing Is A Good Move For The 49ersJohn Madden said if Justin Smith decides to return, he and newly signed Darnell Dockett will make for a formidable pair on the defensive line of the San Francisco 49ers.
Week 13 Injury Report: 49ers Not 100% Up Front, Otherwise Both Teams HealthyAnthony Davis is still recovering from his concussion and Justin Smith has a bad back, but Smith will play and no other important players will miss this important game. Seattle on the other hand has no new injuries, making both sides relatively healthy.
Pro Bowl Selections Made: 49ers Get 8 Players, 1 Raider PickedThe NFL revealed Friday that the Chiefs and 49ers each had eight players voted into the Pro Bowl, including running backs Jamaal Charles of Kansas City and Frank Gore of San Francisco.
49ers And Panthers Have No Significant Injuries Heading Into Pivotal Match UpThe 49ers and Panthers each have several players listed on this week’s injury report, but none that will hinder their play Out of the two teams, it’s the Panthers who will have to keep an eye on a few players, but in the end, this game will not be decided by injuries.
49ers Healthy As They Have Been All Year, Jacksonville Not So LuckySan Francisco enters this week's game healthy. They had 7 players limited in practice Thursday, but not a single one will really be hampered by it during the game. Jacksonville on the other hand will be affected on both sides of the ball by various injured starters.
49ers Sign Defensive Standout Justin Smith To 2-Year ExtensionThe San Francisco 49ershave signed defensive end Justin Smith to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season.
49ers' Aldon Smith, Justin Smith On Mend After SurgeriesSan Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith and linebacker Aldon Smith are working back from off-season surgeries, and general manager Trent Baalke expects each to be at full strength and ready for the start of training camp this summer.
49er Pro Bowl DE Justin Smith Headed For SurgeryLimited by a partially torn left triceps, the 49ers' defensive end had his worst game of the season in the Super Bowl, according to the analytical website Pro Football Focus. Smith finished with three tackles -- with no quarterback hurries, hits or sacks.
Injuries Will Play A Minor Role In Super Bowl 47With one more game on the schedule, the Ravens and 49ers come into Super Bowl 47 as healthy as they could hope to be. There are a lot of names on the injury report, but none to really be concerned about, as they have all played the previous game with the same problem.
49ers Have Just As Much To Play For As RavensSuper Bowl 47 may be the final game for Ray Lewis, but the 49ers have several players who will approach the game with the same mentality. If Baltimore thinks that Ray Lewis' dramatic return to the field will allow the Ravens to play at the level that has allowed them to get this far, they had better look to the other sideline and what the 49ers are playing for. San Francisco is the hungrier team and playing for far more than their opponent.
Aldon Smith Will Have Impact On Super Bowl, Even If Not On Stat SheetAldon Smith has not recorded a sack in 5 games, and after recording 19.5 through 13 games, there is of course questions as to why the 49er's single season sack king has failed to get to the quarterback as of late. An injured shoulder, and the absence of Justin Smith were a big part of it, and both of these issues have only gotten better, meaning that Aldon is primed to have another big day on Super Bowl Sunday, unless the Ravens decide to let another player beat them.
49ers and Falcons Will Hope Injuries Don't Hinder Their DefenseBoth NFC teams have to be pleased with their injury status' entering the biggest game of the season (so far). With no injuries forcing a player out of action, the NFC Championship will have both teams' full roster on display. There is one defensive playmaker on each side that that will be less then 100% though, and this could be important in a game in which both teams will need as much help as possible to stop their opponent from scoring.