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  • 49ers linebacker Chris Borland shocks NFL with decision to retire after one season

    49ers linebacker Chris Borland shocks NFL with decision to retire after one season
    Chris Borland's decision to retire due to health concerns after one successful rookie season triggered shockwaves around the NFL. The San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker told ESPN that he's retiring after he researched the connection between playing...
  • 49ers' Chris Borland, 24, retires because of brain injury concerns

    49ers' Chris Borland, 24, retires because of brain injury concerns
    After just one NFL season, San Francisco linebacker Chris Borland, who looked like the future of the 49ers' defense, will retire out of concerns about the long-term effects of brain injuries. Borland, 24, revealed his surprising decision Monday on ESPN'...
  • Wary of head trauma, 49ers' Chris Borland retiring at 24

    Wary of head trauma, 49ers' Chris Borland retiring at 24
    Wary of head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football. And not even the promise of NFL stardom and piles of money could change his mind. So now, after one stellar rookie season, he is retiring at age 24. The 49ers...
  • AP source: Reggie Bush agrees to contract with 49ers

    Free-agent running back Reggie Bush has reached a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity and didn't provide details because nothing had been finalized. Bush...
  • Early-retirement trend growing throughout NFL

    Early-retirement trend growing throughout NFL
    Jason Worilds isn't the first player to walk away from the NFL while still having an opportunity to play - and make money. He wasn't the first this week. Or the last. Worilds, a linebacker for the Steelers, announced early Wednesday morning that he...
  • Suh to Miami, Bulaga to Packers in free agency

    The free agency frenzy, trading outbreak and stunning retirements of the first day of the NFL's business year gave way to one headliner Wednesday: Ndamukong Suh. Miami signed the All-Pro defensive tackle and top prize in this year's free agent crop to...
  • Big trades steal spotlight from free agents

    Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football. Tr Monster deals sending Jimmy Graham to Seattle and Sam Bradford to Philadelphia stole the spotlight from free agent signings....
  • Tim Kawakami: 49ers owner Jed York should emulate Patrick Willis

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. Owner Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke had a chance to honor Patrick Willis' 49ers career with words and deeds on Tuesday, but they chose only words. Then they ran away. That, of course, does not at all diminish Willis'...
  • 49ers' Patrick Willis retires after injury-shortened season

    His eyes swollen from crying and reciting scripture as he spoke of retirement, five-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis bid farewell to football and called it one of his happiest days yet because he is leaving on his own terms. His tender size-13 feet...
  • NFL trades, retirements, and Revis Island back to NJ

    The NFL's business season began with a bang. Several actually: trades, retirements and, yes, even some big free agent moves. It wasn't until mid-evening Tuesday that the first huge star took advantage of free agency: Darrelle Revis returning to the...
  • Big trades, like Graham to Seahawks, steal spotlight from free agents

    NEW YORK (AP) — As free agency began Tuesday, the NFL looked more like fantasy football. Trades, anyone? Monster deals sending Jimmy Graham to Seattle and Sam Bradford to Philadelphia stole the spotlight from free agent signings. New Orleans...