| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:34 AM
For star tight end Vernon Davis, the San Francisco 49ers' joint practices with the Ravens returned him to familiar surroundings.
The former Maryland standout has been catching up with family and friends this week, including Ravens wide receiver Torrey...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Setting the scene: The Ravens and San Francisco 49ers took the field in helmets and shorts at 10:30 a.m. and practiced for about two and a half hours under sunny skies at the Under Armour Performance Center.
Finally, a weakness: Not that we’re...
| Sep 14, 2014
The receivers are ailing, the offensive line regressed, the defense is terrible, Jay Cutler still is prone to back-breaking mistakes late and the sky is falling rather rapidly.
One week, team is 0-1. Deep breath.
The exhale slides right into a...
| Sep 13, 2014
The Bears face some long odds Sunday night when they play the 49ers and try to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2003. They're 61/2-point underdogs and have lost eight straight games in San Francisco. Maybe a change of venue — this is the first...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:25 PM
The 49ers offense under coach Jim Harbaugh can reduce the formation, create blocking angles at the point of attack and use the "wham" (trap) scheme to open up a running lane for Frank Gore versus the Bears 4-3 defensive front Sunday night in the first...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 PM
ATLANTA -- Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yarder field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
In another thriller between the NFC South rivals Sunday,...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:33 PM
It's too early to know if a changing of the guard is afoot in the NFL, but Sunday's openers suggested a shake-up.
• Atlanta beat New Orleans in overtime, 37-34, with the Falcons making an early bid to be this season's worst-to-first team. For 11...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 6:40 PM
San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh and Carolina's Ron Rivera, teammates with the Chicago Bears in the 1980s, square off with very similar teams. Both have stifling defenses, productive power running games, and mobile, dynamic quarterbacks who can pick up...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:42 PM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Wednesdsay to a six-year contract extension that could be worth $110 million, including a potential record $61 million guaranteed.
The details of the contract...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Peyton Manning isn't the guy you want to bring up if you're looking for a little lively debate among the folks who pick the Associated Press' All-Pro football team.
All 50 of them think he's the best quarterback in the NFL this season. And it's hard...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:48 PM
The same day Jeff Ireland was removed this week Tom Gambles name surfaced as the front runner to replace him as the Miami Dolphins General Manager.
The Dolphins have finally sought permission to interview Gamble, who just finished up his first season as...