49ers Week 16 Injury Report: Torrey Smith Put On IR, While Staley Remains DoubtfulThere are only two games left in the 2016 regular season for the San Francisco 49ers, but the injuries still are hurting the team's chances to win. The team placed concussed wide receiver Torrey Smith on the injured reserve, ending his season early, while offensive lineman Joe Staley is again listed as doubtful for this weekend's game in Los Angeles against the Rams.
49ers Week 15 Injury Report: Torrey Smith Out, Joe Staley Doubtful For Game In AtlantaThe San Francisco 49ers face a daunting task this Sunday in Atlanta as they take on the high-scoring Falcons in the Georgia Dome. It's not likely the 49ers will snap their 12-game losing streak, especially without two starters on offense. Both wide receiver Torrey Smith and offensive lineman Joe Staley didn't practice this week, and the two players are listed as out and doubtful, respectively, for Week 15's game. Otherwise, the San Francisco roster looks relatively healthy for its matchup with the long-time NFC West Division foe from the East Coast.
49ers Team Headlines: Torrey Smith Is San Francisco's 2016 Payton Award NomineeThe San Francisco 49ers are having a forgettable season this year, losers of 11 straight games. As the team prepares to host the New York Jets this Sunday, though, there is some good news for the team. Wide receiver Torrey Smith was announced as the Niners' nominee for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, annually given to the NFL player best exemplifying a commitment to philanthropy and community involvement.
Injury Report: 49ers Defense Still Banged Up PlentyAs the San Francisco 49ers get ready to play the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday on the road, their defense is still banged up plenty, with three designated "questionable" for the matchup after being limited in workouts this week.
49ers Studs And Duds: Kerley, Reid Bright Spots In A Dim San Francisco SeasonThe San Francisco 49ers are 1-6 after eight weeks of NFL play, and coming out of the bye week, the prospects aren't good for too many more victories in 2016. However, the 49ers have some players that are doing really well this season, despite the overall six-game losing streak and the sinking hopes in San Francisco.
San Francisco 49ers Week 7 Injury Report: Few Injuries This Week, But They're Big OnesWith the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming to town, the San Francisco 49ers once again have their work cut out for them if they want to win. That's just the way it is in the NFL for a 1-5 team, but the 49ers will find it difficult to move the ball on offense if WR Torrey Smith can't play, as RB Carlos Hyde already has been ruled out of Sunday's game.
Team Grades: Second-Half Struggles Doom 49ers In BuffaloAt halftime on Sunday in Buffalo, the San Francisco 49ers trailed the home team by just four points. But the Buffalo Bills put on a dominant performance in the second half to pull away and win, 45-16.
Injury Report: 49ers Defense Will Be Without Wilhoite Again This SundayAfter missing workouts on both Wednesday and Thursday with his ankle injury, San Francisco 49ers linebacker and tackling machine Michael Wilhoite looks like he will miss another game this weekend as the team heads to Detroit to take on the Lions at Ford Field.
Team Grades: Niners Take A Huge Step Backward Against BrownsHoping to build off momentum from their first road win of the week in Chicago last Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers faced the worst team in the league this week—and lost badly.
Injury Report: Injuries Continue To Hurt 49ers Lineup And Depth Late In SeasonAs if the San Francisco 49ers haven't had enough injuries issues in 2015, the problem keeps getting worse as the final four games of the season draw near. Heading into their matchup in Cleveland on Sunday, the 49ers may be without one of their defensive stalwarts while key offensive players are also nursing serious injuries. It seems as if 2016 can't come soon enough for the San Francisco organization.
Team Grades: 49ers Show Up On The Road In 26-20 Overtime WinThe San Francisco 49ers won their first road game of the year Sunday in Chicago, beating the Bears in overtime on a long pass play from Blaine Gabbert to Torrey Smith.
49ers' Torrey Smith Frustrated By Offense's PerformanceSan Francisco 49ers receiver Torrey Smith doesn't believe things are as bad as they seem, despite his team's 1-3 record and possessing the league's lowest-scoring offense.
Injury Report: 49ers Have Several Injury Concerns Before Big Road Game In ArizonaOne week after having a single player on the injury report, the San Francisco 49ers approach their Week 3 road contest against the Arizona Cardinals with seven players on the weekly list. Good health doesn't last forever in the NFL, and the 49ers will need all the bodies they can get on Sunday against the NFC West division leaders.
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.