Browns will be without Ward, Williams again against 49ers
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...
Jones leads Chargers past 49ers 27-24 in preseason finale
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Cardale Jones led scoring drives on Los Angeles' first four possessions in his bid to make the roster as the No. 3 quarterback and the Chargers finished the exhibition...
49ers coach Shanahan would be fine with no preseason games
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't see a whole lot of value in a four-game preseason.
So with several players, including first-round draft pick Nick Bosa and running back Jerick...
Beathard, Mullens to split time when 49ers host Cowboys
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco quarterbacks C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens will split time during the 49ers' preseason opener Saturday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Garoppolo’s backups take center stage during 49ers’ minicamp
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — While Jimmy Garoppolo recovered from a torn left ACL, his backups took center stage during the 49ers' minicamp.
Chasing Brady: Donald, Suh to lead Rams’ Super Bowl pursuit
ATLANTA (AP) — Practically every member of the Los Angeles Rams has a favorite story about Aaron Donald's feats of ridiculous athleticism.
Michael Brockers loved the moment at Carolina in 2016 when Donald beat the Panthers' left guard and launched himself like Superman, swallowing up Cam Newton while airborne.
Niners QB Nick Mullens is prepping for first road start
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Mullens is getting an extended look as the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback, and an important test awaits Sunday.
Mullens will make the first road start of his NFL career against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his first chance to show how he handles a hostile environment after making his first two starts at home.
After the 49ers lost No. 1 quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a season-ending knee injury in Week 3, C.J. Beathard got the first crack at replacing him.
QB Nick Mullens to get 2nd start for 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are sticking with Nick Mullens as their starting quarterback after his spectacular debut performance.
Mullens said coach Kyle Shanahan told him Tuesday that he will remain the starter for the upcoming game against the New York Giants.
49ers RB Mostert, CB Moseley out for season with injuries
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley will both need season-ending surgery after getting injured against the Oakland Raiders.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Mostert broke his arm and Moseley dislocated his shoulder in the 34-3 victory Thursday night. Both players have been placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season.
Mullens has sterling debut in 49ers 34-3 win over Raiders
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Mullens got several hundred congratulatory text messages, a phone call from Brett Favre and his Twitter account verified.
Delivering the most productive game by a quarterback in his NFL debut since the merger leads to many accolades.
Mullens threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns and the San Francisco 49ers thoroughly dominated the Battle of the Bay, beating the Oakland Raiders 34-3 on Thursday night.
Nick Mullens to start at QB for 49ers against Raiders
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Mullens will make his NFL debut as the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers against the Oakland Raiders.
The 49ers said Mullens will start Thursday night against Oakland after C.J. Beathard injured his right wrist last week. Beathard was unable to do much all week in practice, but will serve as the backup for the game against the Raiders.
49ers QB C.J. Beathard could miss game with injured wrist
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard missed practice with an injured right wrist that could keep him out of Thursday night's game against the Oakland Raiders.
"His wrist hurts," coach Kyle Shanahan said. "He's struggling today to hold a ball. So, we'll see how he is tomorrow."
49ers founder late in 18-15 loss to Cardinals
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — C.J. Beathard lined up in the shotgun with 7 seconds left, hoping to get one more completion to set up a potential tying field goal.
He and the 49ers never got the chance.
The snap sailed over Beathard's head and San Francisco's chances went with it, punctuating a disheartening 18-15 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Donald dominates in Rams 39-10 victory over 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald ripped the ball out of Matt Breida's hands to set up one touchdown. He harassed C.J. Beathard with four sacks and several other hits that helped shut down San Francisco's offense.
Gurley’s 3 TDs lead Rams to 39-10 win vs 49ers and 7-0 start
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald and a dominant defense kept taking the ball away for Los Angeles and Todd Gurley turned those turnovers into touchdowns to keep the Rams unbeaten after seven games.
Todd Gurley scored three touchdowns and Jared Goff threw two TD passes as the Rams took advantage of four takeaways and a blocked punt to beat the San Francisco 49ers 39-10 on Sunday for their first 7-0 start since 1985.
49ers offense making strides under CJ Beathard
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Beathard went toe-to-toe with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay for nearly 60 minutes before the San Francisco 49ers fell just short at the end of another tough loss.
Despite playing with a backup quarterback with starter Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined for the season, the 49ers offense has shown signs of being productive of late even if it hasn't led to wins.
49ers have little time to dwell on Packers loss with LA next
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have little time to dwell on a heartbreaking loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
The Niners have to immediately shift their focus to another tough test with the undefeated Los Angeles Rams coming to town on Sunday.
Beathard, 49ers look to rebound against Packers at Lambeau
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — After a four-turnover performance last week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard faces quite a platform in a try for redemption.
Beathard will lead his team into Lambeau Field for Monday night's game against the Green Bay Packers, a nationally televised matchup that represents the biggest stage on which Beathard will have started an NFL game.
5 turnovers plague 49ers in 28-18 loss to Cardinals
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The stat sheet couldn't have been more lopsided. The San Francisco 49ers had decided edges in yards, first downs, time of possession and just about every other statistical category except one and ended on the losing end against Arizona.
That's what committing five turnovers and getting no takeaways will do.
Injuries to QB, O-line, receivers put 49ers’ roster in flux
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are so banged up, they're not even sure which holes to fill first.
Three of San Francisco's five starting offensive linemen — left tackle Joe Staley, center Weston Richburg and right tackle Mike McGlinchey — suffered knee injuries during Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that leave them questionable for this weekend's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
QB Beathard shows grit during Niners’ narrow loss to Bolts
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Although C.J. Beathard knew he should slide, the San Francisco 49ers desperately needed a first down in the fourth quarter of a two-point game.
So Beathard kept running toward Casey Hayward, and the Los Angeles Chargers' Pro Bowl cornerback knocked the wind clean out of the quarterback with a devastating shoulder hit.
Niners’ Beathard gets second chance against Chargers
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Beathard's first game in his second stint as an NFL starting quarterback will be against the team he grew up rooting for.
The second-year signal caller will receive the most attention on Sunday when San Francisco faces the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center. Beathard is back in the starting spot after Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a season-ending knee injury in last week's loss at Kansas City.
SAN FRANCISCO (1-2) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-2)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Chargers by 9½.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 0-3, LA Chargers 1-2.
SERIES RECORD - Tied 7-7
LAST MEETING - Chargers beat 49ers 38-35, OT, Dec. 20, 2014
LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Chiefs 38-27; Chargers lost to Rams, 35-23
AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 29, Chargers No. 20
NINERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (2), PASS (24).
NINERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (10), PASS (27).
49ers move on with Beathard after Garoppolo injury
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The time to feel down about star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's season-ending knee injury has passed.
The San Francisco 49ers know they now must prepare to go ahead with the rest of what was supposed to be a promising season with backup C.J. Beathard at the helm instead of the player who immediately became the face of the franchise.
49ers look to build momentum after Garoppolo’s solid start
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For coach Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers, this season has been about rebuilding for the future. But the process has suddenly been accelerated by the arrival of their new starting quarterback.
Dream scenario: Jimmy Garoppolo delivers game-winning drive in San Francisco 49ers starting debut
CHICAGO — Jimmy Garoppolo had dreamt it before, leading a game-winning drive in the NFL in his hometown.
The dream became reality on Sunday as Garoppolo, in his 49ers starting debut, marched the offense 86 yards on 14 plays in the final six minutes for his first San Francisco victory, 15-14 over a Bears club he grew up cheering for.
Hub Arkush: Did Ryan Pace tab right QB of future for Chicago Bears in Mitch Trubisky?
CHICAGO – When the Chicago Bears opened a 4.5- to 5.5-point favorite over the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday, I have to confess I found myself scratching my head just a bit.
Where was Vegas finding its confidence in the Bears coming off easily their worst and most embarrassing loss of the season in Philadelphia?
10 @ 10: All-star games, coaching decisions and pro ball
Postseason plans for two Hawkeyes, the thoughts of a former Hawkeye following his final game at Nebraska and a change that will keep C.J. Beathard out of the lineup this weekend in Chicago are all part of today’s Hawkeye 10@10.
Your daily dose of Iowa news and notes is delivered daily at 10 a.m. at Hawkmania.com, your home for all things Iowa.
Will San Francisco 49ers’ patience with Jimmy Garoppolo be rewarded?
The San Francisco 49ers’ grand plans at quarterback took an unexpected turn late in their Week 12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks when placeholder C.J. Beathard — who had been, ahem, beat hard all game — took what would be a knockout blow.
49ers turn to Jimmy Garoppolo as starting quarterback
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are ready for the start of the Jimmy Garoppolo era after announcing Tuesday that the franchise's quarterback of the future will make his first start for the team this week.
Coach Kyle Shanahan met with Garoppolo and former starter C.J. Beathard to inform them that Garoppolo will make his first start for San Francisco (1-10) on Sunday at Chicago (3-8).
49ers’ Shanahan weighing Beathard vs Garoppolo against Bears
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan isn't ready to decide between quarterbacks C.J. Beathard and Jimmy Garoppolo just yet.
The San Francisco 49ers coach is waiting to see how Beathard recovers from the hip and knee injuries that forced him out of Sunday's loss to Seattle. Garoppolo replaced him late in the game, and now Tom Brady's former backup could get his first start for San Francisco next week against the Bears.
Jimmy Garoppolo makes 49ers debut for 67 seconds in loss
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers debut was never drawn up like this.
San Francisco preferred to groom him for 2018, giving Tom Brady's former backup time to get comfortable in a new system, not take chances with the promising young quarterback in a lost season.
Seahawks try to turn things around headed into 49ers game
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks have a lot bigger worries than wondering if the San Francisco 49ers are ready to make a quarterback switch to Jimmy Garoppolo.
49ers to start C.J. Beathard against Seahawks
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The 49ers are planning to give rookie C.J. Beathard his fifth consecutive start Sunday against the Seahawks, Kyle Shanahan said.
That means Jimmy Garoppolo will likely be the backup for at least another week after being acquired in a trade with the Patriots at the Oct. 31 deadline.
49ers remain in no rush to start Jimmy Garoppolo at QB
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo's three weeks in the building after being acquired as the potential quarterback of the future for the San Francisco 49ers have only solidified general manager John Lynch's belief in the trade.
Lynch has watched Garoppolo spend extra time at the facility trying to learn the offense and getting to know his teammates and seen his strong arm in action on the practice field.
Jenkins not bothered by criticism following bad game in SF
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Janoris Jenkins isn't apologizing for having a bad game against the San Francisco 49ers and he is not promising to make up for it this week by playing harder against the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend.
According to the New York Giants cornerback, things don't always go the way you want them to on the football field. So it is best to move on.
No apologizes. No regrets. It may sound as if he doesn't care, but that's the way he plays the game.
C.J. Beathard accounts for 3 TDs in 49ers 1st win of season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Beathard has been playing on borrowed time as a starter in San Francisco ever since the 49ers traded for Jimmy Garoppolo almost two weeks ago to be the quarterback of the future.
If that time runs out after the upcoming bye, at least Beathard went out on a high note.
Beathard leads 49ers past Giants 31-21 for 1st win of season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As the clock ticked down, coach Kyle Shanahan got doused with some Gatorade on a celebratory sideline for the San Francisco 49ers.
Shakeups under center have unexpected names at QB around NFL
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Carson Palmer and Deshaun Watson are all big-name quarterbacks out for most of or the rest of the season because of injuries.
Now, Jameis Winston is banged up, too.
The shake-up under center around the league has left the position a mish-mosh of big names, no-names, youngsters and veterans who may or may not be part of their teams' futures.
49ers to develop 4 rookie starters on defense
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.
Even Shanahan’s wife excited to see Garoppolo play
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't even need to leave his own house to hear about how excited people are to see whether Jimmy Garoppolo can be the long-term answer at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
Kyle Shanahan praises Carlos Hyde for ejection
The San Francisco 49ers are 0-9, but they're still showing some fight literally.
Arizona Cardinals safetyAntoineBethea landed a late hit on 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard, which prompted a retaliation from San Francisco. Three players Arizona's Frostee Rucker and Haason Reddick, San Francisco's Carlos Hyde were ejected.
3rd big fight of the day, happened during #Cardinals-#49ers game pic.twitter.com/WoAgNQgcgW Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 6, 2017
3 ejected for fighting in Cardinals-49ers game
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals hit San Francisco quarterback C.J. Beathard one time too many for the 49ers' sake.
49ers place WR Pierre Garcon on IR with neck injury
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will place leading receiver Pierre Garcon on injured reserve for the remainder of the season with a broken bone in his neck.
The 49ers (0-8) said Thursday that Garcon has a non-displaced fracture of the C5 pedicle. The typical rehabilitation time for that type of injury is eight weeks.
Beathard takes placeholder role after 49ers add Garoppolo
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie C.J. Beathard has gotten a quick lesson on how fleeting life can be in the NFL.
Just two weeks after being given the chance to show whether he could be the quarterback of the future in San Francisco, Beathard has been relegated to placeholder status after the 49ers made a big trade for Jimmy Garoppolo.
Patriots sign Hoyer as Brady’s backup after Garoppolo trade
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady didn't go without a backup for long.
The Patriots signed former 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer on Wednesday to fill the role, a day after Hoyer was released by San Francisco following its acquisition of Jimmy Garoppolo in a trade with New England.
Hoyer began his career as Brady's backup in New England in 2009, and has spent time with seven NFL teams during his nine-year career.