13, 31. SAN FRANCISCO (15-4)
LAST SEASON: Niners staged remarkable turnaround in coach Kyle Shanahan’s third year. Team earned top seed in NFL for first playoff berth since 2013 and went to...
The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent receiver Travis Benjamin.
A person familiar with the deal says the sides reached agreement on Tuesday. The person spoke...
After coming within one quarter of winning the Super Bowl, the task for the San Francisco 49ers in free agency was more about keeping pieces in place rather than finding upgrades.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers locked up two defensive starters with long-term contracts and made plans to deal another to add a needed draft pick and salary cap...
The Latest on NFL free agency. Teams were required to use franchise tags on players by noon EDT Monday. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the next two days but cannot...
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmie Ward and Arik Armstead perhaps best symbolized the San Francisco 49ers' fall from contender to also-ran in the post-Jim Harbaugh era.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For a franchise that has had little success the past few seasons, the San Francisco 49ers are sure taking their fast start this season in stride.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two key San Francisco 49ers defensive players are sidelined from injuries during the offseason program.
The 49ers said that safety Jimmie Ward broke his collarbone...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed defensive back Jimmie Ward to a one-year deal.
The team announced the deal on Monday after agreeing to terms last week on a...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers opened the new league year Wednesday by acquiring the defensive playmaker the team was sorely lacking in edge rusher Dee Ford.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DB Jimmie Ward, WR Pierre Garcon, LB Mark Nzeocha, RB Alfred Morris, P Bradley Pinion, S Antone Exum, LS Kyle Nelson.
Washington's offense is without a trio of key playmakers for Sunday's game against visiting Dallas.
Receivers Paul Richardson (shoulder and knee injuries) and Jamison Crowder (ankle) are inactive as well as third-down back Chris Thompson (rib and knee).
They are three of QB Alex Smith's top four targets so far this season, with Thompson leading the Redskins with 26 catches so far. Richardson ranks third on the team with 16, and Crowder is next with 13.
HOUSTON (AP) — There was plenty of intensity on Wednesday when the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers met in the first of two joint practices before this weekend's preseason game.
A little too much in fact, with Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins and 49ers safety Jimmie Ward being kicked out of practice after getting into a scuffle on the first play of receiver drills.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco newcomer Richard Sherman will miss the next week of training camp and the 49ers' preseason opener after straining a hamstring in practice Friday.
"We're definitely going to rest him at least a week," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Saturday. "We don't think it should be long term. It's Grade 1, it's a little higher than we expected so we got to be careful with that."
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive back Antone Exum Jr. to a one-year contract.
San Francisco placed offensive lineman Garry Gilliam on injured reserve with a knee injury Tuesday to make room on the roster.
Exum played 27 games for Minnesota after being drafted in the sixth round in 2014. He spent all of last season on injured reserve and was waived by the Vikings in September.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — About the only thing piling up faster than the losses for the winless San Francisco 49ers is the injuries.
Coach Kyle Shanahan opened his Monday news conference by updating the health status of nine players. The most notable of those were starting safety Jimmie Ward heading to injured reserve with a broken arm and backup right tackle Garry Gilliam going to IR with a knee injury.
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.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The 49ers are still deciding who's going to play free safety in the season opener against the Panthers.
Expected starter Jimmie Ward's status remains up in the air while he's been a limited participant in practice this week after suffering a hamstring injury July 27 that prevented him from playing in the preseason.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward has been taken off the physically unable to perform list after missing nearly four weeks of practice with a hamstring injury.
Ward was cleared to return on Wednesday and took part in practice on a limited basis. Ward hurt his hamstring doing the conditioning test on July 27 and has been sidelined ever since.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have exercised the fifth-year option on defensive back Jimmie Ward for the 2018 season.
Ward signed a four-year contract after being picked 30th overall in 2014. The 49ers had until Wednesday to decide whether to exercise an option for 2018 and opted Monday to keep Ward under contract. The deal for the fifth year will be guaranteed for injury only.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Cornerback Jimmie Ward and receiver Quinton Patton exited the team's 41-13 loss Sunday in Atlanta and will be unavailable for the final two games, joining a slew of starters on the shelf.
"That's just the nature of this league," offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said Tuesday. "I wouldn't say we are the only ones that have to deal with (injury problems)."
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey and tight end Vance McDonald are among the players inactive for the San Francisco 49ers against the Arizona Cardinals.
Cornerback Jimmie Ward (quadriceps) and defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (foot) had already been ruled out of Thursday night's game. Dorsey is being held out with a knee injury and McDonald is missing his second straight game with an injured hip.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward is week-to-week with a quad strain, the team announced Tuesday. He left Sunday's loss to the Seahawks with the non-contact injury after covering a kickoff in the second quarter.
That likely leaves coordinator Jim O'Neil to find a replacement for one of the most valuable members of his secondary in time for a visit from Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys' eighth-ranked offense Sunday.