NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints sought to gain an edge on the San Francisco 49ers by making aggressive decisions and digging deep into the playbook.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Star tight end George Kittle will miss the San Francisco 49ers game against the Seattle Seahawks with injuries to his knee and ankle.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is doubtful to play Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks.
Kittle hasn't practiced all week for the 49ers (8-0)...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals will be without running back David Johnson and right tackle Justin Murray when they face the undefeated San Francisco 49ers on Thursday...
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The unbeaten San Francisco 49ers will be without injured receiver Deebo Samuel and defensive tackle D.J. Jones on Sunday at the Washington Redskins.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams are inactive for Monday's game in San Francisco, leaving the Browns' secondary without two key starters for a third...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Just when the San Francisco 49ers lose a starting cornerback, they have to face Odell Beckham Jr. and the Cleveland Browns.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The biggest weakness in the San Francisco 49ers' secondary last season now might be its biggest strength.
Through two games, cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon has...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers had three touchdowns negated by penalties, turned the ball over twice and didn't a get particularly sharp performance from Jimmy Garoppolo.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-12)
New faces: DE Dee Ford, DE Nick Bosa, LB Kwon Alexander, RB Tevin Coleman, WR Deebo Samuel, WR Jalen Hurd, CB Jason Verrett.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have promoted defensive back Tyvis Powell from the practice squad to the active roster and waived quarterback Tom Savage.
The move Saturday makes Powell available to play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. San Francisco has three cornerbacks listed as questionable: Richard Sherman (calf), Ahkello Witherspoon (concussion) and K'Waun Williams (shoulder).
Powell played two games this season with one special teams tackle.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The 49ers appear to have found a promising piece for second-year coach Kyle Shanahan's offense if the first week of training camp is any indication.
Rookie Dante Pettis, a receiver drafted in the second round out of Washington, has been a quick study in Shanahan's complex scheme. He's also been a tough cover for opposing defensive backs, evident by his string of catches against the starting defense in full-team drills.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the 49ers take the field Sunday against the Giants, they could have three defensive rookies starting who began the season as backups.
That's just the way their 0-9 season has gone.
The youth movement in Kyle Shanahan's first season as coach began on offense, with rookie C.J. Beathard taking over under center from Brian Hoyer.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ahkello Witherspoon had a 4.4 GPA in high school and aspires to go to medical school once his football career is done.
But he wasn't a quick study when it came to adjusting to the 49ers.
The rookie cornerback was inactive the first four weeks of the season. After Tuesday's trade of Rashard Robinson to the Jets for a draft pick, Witherspoon is San Francisco's newest starter on defense.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed cornerback Leon Hall to a one-year deal.
The 49ers placed cornerback Asa Jackson on injured reserve Tuesday with a hamstring injury to make room for Hall on the roster.
San Francisco was short-handed at cornerback with Jackson and Ahkello Witherspoon (concussion) both hurt and starter Rashard Robinson leaving last week's game twice with cramps.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward are active for the San Francisco 49ers despite being listed as questionable on the injury report.
Tartt is dealing with a neck injury and Ward has been bothered by a hamstring injury, but both will play against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. Starting strong safety Eric Reid is out with a knee injury.
Eddie Lacy is a surprise inactive Sunday for Seattle a week after struggling to get going in the season opener against Green Bay.
Lacy was not listed on any injury report this week and was held to 3 yards on five carries in the opening loss to the Packers. Seattle is going with Thomas Rawls, Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise at running back.
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman is active after being listed as questionable with a hamstring injury and sitting out two days of practice this week.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed third-round draft pick Ahkello Witherspoon to a four-year deal.
With the deal announced on Friday, San Francisco now has seven of its 10 draft picks under contract.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Having used his first two picks to shore up the front end of San Francisco's defense a day earlier, John Lynch turned his attention to the secondary while continuing to bolster his growing reputation as the busiest general manager in the draft.
The 49ers drafted Colorado cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon on Friday with the 66th overall pick then made two more trades, the last of which they used to move back into the third round to grab Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — When the college scout from Green Bay arrived at the Champions Center on the University of Colorado on Wednesday, the Buffaloes had its latest validation of the football program's progress.
All 32 teams were represented at CU's pro timing day for the first time ever. The last time every NFL team sent a scout or a coach to the campus was in 1995, when the league had 30 NFL teams.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Darnold, both head coaches and everybody else in the Coliseum thought Darnold's wobbly pass was about to become Southern California's fifth turnover.
Everybody except Darreus Rogers, who simply went up and over Colorado cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon to steal it for a spectacular 46-yard gain .
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The joyful tears in Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre's eyes summed up what the victory over Oregon meant for the Buffaloes.
"Our goal is to win a Pac-12 championship. I know a lot of people still laugh about it, but that's what those young men believe and if we can't believe it than we can never achieve it," he said.
Colorado (2-0) at No. 4 Michigan (2-0), 3:30 p.m. (BTN)
Line: Michigan by 20.
Series Record: Michigan leads 3-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Wolverines are not just expected to win, but to rout their opponent for a third straight week to stay near the top of The Associated Press college football poll. The Buffaloes have a chance, potentially at least, to beat a ranked team for the first time under fourth-year coach Mike MacIntyre.