Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco 49ers’

49ers two-time Super Bowl champion tackle Keith Fahnhorst dies at 66

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Keith Fahnhorst died at the age of 66 on Tuesday, according to a release from the team. Fahnhorst was a second-round pick of the 49ers in 1974 and spent his entire 14-year NFL career with the franchise. Fahnhorst appeared in 193 games, which ranks as the second-most among 49ers offensive linemen behind Len Rohde and the eighth-most regular season appearances in franchise history.

Kyle Shanahan gives detailed explanation why 49ers’ offense isn’t a gimmick

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

To some NFL insiders and observers, the read-option offense is not to be taken seriously. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has derisively called it the “flavor of the day” – but that was five years ago, and it’s still here. San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is likely the read-option’s biggest acolyte in NFL circles, and on Wednesday, he broke down exactly why he’s not ditching it anytime soon.

49ers wrap up 2nd offseason under Shanahan in prime position

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Jimmy Garoppolo showed what he can do in coach Kyle Shanahan's offense even before he fully understood it in an impressive five-game cameo at the end of last season. With an entire offseason to learn the foundation of the San Francisco 49ers' scheme and build chemistry with his receivers and offensive line, he should only be better in his first full season as an NFL starter in 2018. ''I don't know how much of a jump you're going to see,'' Shanahan said Wednesday before the team's final minicamp practice of the offseason.

Solomon Thomas re-focuses after feeling pressure as rookie with 49ers

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Defensive lineman Solomon Thomas admits his lofty draft position weighed on him a year ago. After arriving with the 49ers as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Stanford product said he felt an obligation to immediately live up to the expectations as a rookie. "You know, I did last year," Thomas said on the 49ers Insider Podcast.

T.O. won’t attend Hall of Fame induction

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Terrell Owens said Thursday he will not attend his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio. Owens, who played collegiately on the FCS level at Chattanooga, is part of an eight-man Class of 2018. When it was announced that I was going to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the response received from my fans was overwhelming, and I am truly humbled.

49ers LB Foster pleads no contest to weapons charges, gets probation

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

The legal saga surrounding San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has come to a conclusion after he pleaded no contest to misdemeanour weapons possession. Last month Foster had a misdemeanour marijuana charge dropped by prosecutors in Alabama. "The 49ers organisation is aware of the recent developments in the legal proceedings involving Reuben Foster and that the matter has come to a conclusion," general manager John Lynch said.

49ers linebacker Foster pleads no contest to weapons charge

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor weapons charge on Wednesday and was sentenced to two years probation. The 24-year-old recently had two domestic violence charges against him dismissed. The weapons charge was associated to the Feb. 11 incident, which occurred at his home in Los Gatos, Calif. As for a suspension, NFL guidelines allow for discipline even when charges are dropped.

49ers working with NFL on ways to honor Dwight Clark’s memory

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

The 49ers will honor Dwight Clark’s memory this season. The 49ers are considering a marker in the end zone to approximate where Clark landed to complete “The Catch,” even though the play happened at Candlestick Park, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Clark died from ALS on Monday.

Dwight Clark, 49er great who made ‘The Catch,’ dies at 61

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Dwight Clark will forever be remembered for one iconic moment, his leap in the back of the end zone to make a fingertip grab of a game-winning touchdown that launched the San Francisco 49ers dynasty and is one of the most indelible images in NFL history. ''I will always remember Dwight the way he was - larger than life, handsome, charismatic and the only one who could pull off wearing a fur coat at our Super Bowl parade. DeBartolo recently hosted a reunion in Montana where many of Clark's former teammates came for one final goodbye.

Report: 49ers sign veteran safety for depth

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

The 49ers reportedly added some depth at safety with the addition of five-year veteran J.J. Wilcox. Wilcox, 27, has appeared in 70 NFL games with 39 career starts. The 49ers on Monday waived cornerback Trovon Reed to create space on the 90-man roster for Wilcox.