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With Colin Kaepernick to IR, 49ers Clearly Heading Toward Full Rebuild

Maybe this is it. Maybe this is finally rock bottom for quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. Maybe a franchise only three years removed from a trip to Super Bowl XLVII, a team whose stadium is hosting Super Bowl 50, ... (Continue reading)

Antonio Gates’ Suspension Finally Opens Door for Chargers TE Ladarius Green

Heading into the 2014 season, more than a few pundits expected a passing of the torch in sunny San Diego. Veteran tight end Antonio Gates was supposed to ride off into the sunset while youngster Ladarius Green took his place ... (Continue reading)

Loss of 49ers’ Anthony Davis Only Increases Pressure on Colin Kaepernick in 2015

Did someone in San Francisco break a mirror? Perhaps leave their shoes on the counter? Walk under a ladder? How about opening an umbrella inside the team's headquarters in Santa Clara? Because the offseason from hell just keeps rolling right along ... (Continue reading)

What Does the Future Hold for Philip Rivers?

For the past nine seasons, the San Diego Chargers have been led by quarterback Philip Rivers. The 33-year-old member of the famed "QB Class of 2004" has guided the Chargers to five playoff appearances, coming within a game of the ... (Continue reading)

Is Brandon Flowers to Chargers the Steal of Early Free Agency?

We see it all the time in the National Football League. Every year, free agency kicks off with a bang, as the top available players hit the jackpot with wildly lucrative contracts. 2015 has been no exception. Free agency doesn't even ... (Continue reading)

49ers Must Move on From Frank Gore, But Aging Back’s NFL Career is Far From Over

The NFL can be a harsh business, and at no position is that more true than at running back. We're seeing yet another potential example of this playing out in San Francisco, where a frustrated Frank Gore has taken to social ... (Continue reading)

Eric Mangini Hire Not a Home Run for 49ers, but Defense Remains Potent

It's a period of great upheaval in the Bay Area, as the San Francisco 49ers try to shake off a disappointing 2014 season that led to the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh. New head coach Jim Tomsula and general manager ... (Continue reading)

49ers Make Right Move for Team and NFL by Releasing DE Ray McDonald

There's a sea change underway in the National Football League. The league is completely transforming how it handles allegations of assault and domestic violence against its players. There's a new personal conduct policy that includes much harsher punishments for such offenses. Minnesota Vikings ... (Continue reading)

Mounting Defensive Injuries Biggest Obstacle to Deep Playoff Run for 49ers

Over the past few years, the San Francisco 49ers have annually been a leading contender to advance to the Super Bowl in the NFC—a feat the team accomplished in 2012. That period of prominence was propelled primarily by a defense that ... (Continue reading)

Bruce Ellington’s Versatility a Bonus for San Francisco 49ers

Running back LaMichael James asked for (and was granted) his release earlier this week, in part because James was beaten out for punt-return duties by fourth-round rookie Bruce Ellington. Well, if practices this week in San Francisco are any indication, the ... (Continue reading)