SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Drake Jackson's promising rookie season for the San Francisco 49ers had a disappointing finish that has provided the fuel for his offseason.
After recording three sacks in his first six games lining up opposite Defensive Player of the Year Nick Bosa, Jackson couldn't even get on the field by the end of the season.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trey Lance has no desire for a fresh start even though his path to becoming the franchise quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers has many roadblocks.
After the Niners traded three first-round picks to draft him third overall in 2021, Lance has started only four games after serving as a backup for most of his rookie season and being injured most of last year.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Thursday nights in the NFL have long been the most drastic feature of its made-for-TV schedule, a prime-time slot that raised concerns about player safety and produced plenty of competitive duds before it moved to a streaming-only platform.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Super Bowl will return to the Bay Area in 2026 at the home of the San Francisco 49ers, following a vote of approval by NFL owners on Monday at their spring meetings.
This will be the third time for the big game in the Bay Area.
49ers sign QB Brandon Allen, 2 others to 1-year dealsMay 8, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Brandon Allen, defensive lineman Marlon Davidson and tight end Troy Fumagalli to one-year deals on Monday.
San Francisco was looking for an extra quarterback for the offseason program with projected starter Brock Purdy recovering from elbow surgery and found one in Allen.
Quarterbacks come off board at record rate in NFL draftMay 3, 2023 GMT
The Brock Purdy impact was in full effect in this year's NFL draft.
A year after the San Francisco 49ers found their starting quarterback with the final pick of the draft, teams were far more aggressive when it came to drafting quarterbacks in the later rounds.
49ers add more help to already stout defense in NFL draftApril 30, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Already armed with a defense that ranked No. 1 overall a year ago, the San Francisco 49ers surprisingly used the NFL draft to strengthen the depth of that unit, taking defensive players with five of their nine picks.
49ers trade up for Penn State safety Ji’Ayir BrownApril 29, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With the exception of finding a replacement for kicker Robbie Gould, the San Francisco 49ers felt going into the NFL draft that they had a chance to stock the shelves and add depth to an already talented roster.
NFL Draft Guide: How to watch, who will go No. 1April 26, 2023 GMT
The NFL never really stops, so the offseason continues with the draft starting Thursday night.
The Carolina Panthers have the No.
2023 NFL Seven Round Draft OrderApril 25, 2023 GMT
1. Carolina Panthers (from Chicago)
GM John Lynch says 49ers not shopping QB Trey LanceApril 24, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Even though the San Francisco 49ers have proclaimed Brock Purdy the leader to start at quarterback if he recovers in time from his elbow injury, they aren't yet ready to move on from the player they drafted two years ago to be their franchise quarterback.
49ers prepare for busy NFL draft after long wait to startApril 20, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the San Francisco 49ers finally get around to making their first draft pick, they'll be on the clock for much of the rest of the draft.
The Niners traded away most of their premium picks in next week's draft in deals that brought them quarterback Trey Lance and star running back Christian McCaffrey.
Hall of Famer LB Dave Wilcox dies at age 80April 19, 2023 GMT
Hall of Fame linebacker Dave Wilcox, who made the Pro Bowl seven times in his 11 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 80.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Wilcox, who is also the father of California football coach Justin Wilcox, died on Wednesday.
Purdy’s success could open door for other QBs in NFL draftApril 18, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener bristles when asked about the obvious comparison to fellow experienced but undersized quarterback Brock Purdy.
“I just feel like Brock is different. I’m different.
Haener, Thompson-Robinson, Bennett among Day 3 QB prospectsApril 18, 2023 GMT
Teams searching for the next Brock Purdy should have plenty of candidates when it comes to Day 3 of the NFL draft.
After Purdy went from “Mr. Irrelevant” as the final pick of the 2022 draft to the starter in the NFC championship game for the San Francisco 49ers, other teams might be much more willing to take a chance on a late-round quarterback.
49ers sign Conley, Hyder, Jennings to 1-year dealsApril 17, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Chris Conley to a one-year deal and re-signed defensive lineman Kerry Hyder Jr. to a one-year contract.
The 49ers also announced that receiver Jauan Jennings signed his one-year exclusive rights free agent contract tender on Monday.
AP source: Hurts, Eagles agree to 5-year, $255M extensionApril 17, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts finished runner-up to Patrick Mahomes in AP NFL MVP voting and lost again to him when Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs beat Hurts' Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.
But no QB is atop Hurts now — Philadelphia's franchise player is about to become the highest-paid player in average annual value in NFL history.
49ers sign OL Matt Pryor to 1-year dealMarch 27, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed offensive lineman Matt Pryor to a one-year deal on Monday.
The addition of Pryor adds depth at right tackle after starter Mike McGlinchey left in free agency to sign with Denver.
49ers sign free agent DL Austin BryantMarch 23, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed free agent defensive lineman Austin Bryant to a one-year contract on Thursday.
Bryant adds depth for San Francisco after the team lost several defensive linemen in free agency already.
San Francisco re-signs DL T.Y McGill to 1-year dealMarch 17, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers re-signed defensive lineman T.Y. McGill to a one-year deal on Friday.
McGill was signed to San Francisco's practice squad last October and played nine regular season games and three more in the playoffs.
49ers sign CB Isaiah Oliver to 2-year contractMarch 16, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed cornerback Isaiah Oliver to a two-year contract.
The Niners also re-signed linebacker Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles to a one-year deal on Thursday.
AP source: 49ers agree to 1-year deal with Clelin FerrellMarch 15, 2023 GMT
The San Francisco 49ers agreed to a one-year contract with former Raiders first-round defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell in hopes of reviving his career.
A person familiar with the deal said the sides agreed to the contract on Wednesday.
Garoppolo heads long list of QBs on move in free agencyMarch 14, 2023 GMT
Jimmy Garoppolo is finally out of San Francisco, ready to start the next phase of his career wearing the Raiders' silver and black. Sam Darnold is heading out West, where he'll replace Garoppolo and join Trey Lance and Brock Purdy with the 49ers.
AP source: 49ers agree to deal with Javon HargraveMarch 13, 2023 GMT
The San Francisco 49ers made a big addition to their stellar defense, agreeing to a four-year, $84 million contract with star defensive tackle Javon Hargrave.
A person familiar with the deal said the sides reached agreement on Monday on the first day teams were allowed to negotiate with free agents from other teams.
AP source: Jimmy Garoppolo, Raiders agree to 3-year dealMarch 13, 2023 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo has agreed to a three-year, $67.5 million contract with the Raiders, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday, likely answering the question of who will be Las Vegas' starting quarterback next season.
Safety Tashaun Gipson agrees to deal to remain with 49ersMarch 13, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. will return for a second season with the San Francisco 49ers after agreeing to a one-year contract before hitting free agency.
Gipson announced on Instagram on Sunday night that he will return to San Francisco for 2023 after a productive first season with the Niners.
49ers QB Brock Purdy undergoes elbow surgeryMarch 10, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy had surgery Friday on his injured throwing elbow that should allow him to return to play possibly as early as the start of next season.
49ers likely to focus on trenches in free agencyMarch 10, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (15-5)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, DB Jimmie Ward, T Mike McGlinchey, C Jake Brendel, DE Samson Ebukam, DL Charles Omenihu, LB Azeez Al-Shaair, S Tashaun Gipson Sr., CB Emmanuel Moseley, K Robbie Gould, OL Daniel Brunskill, DT Hassan Ridgeway, DL Kerry Hyder Jr., TE Tyler Kroft, DE Jordan Willis, TE Ross Dwelley, CB Jason Verrett, S Tarvarius Moore, DT Maurice Hurst, QB Josh Johnson.
49ers sign OL Colton McKivitz to 2-year extensionMarch 9, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed offensive lineman Colton McKivitz to a two-year extension before he became a restricted free agent.
The deal announced Thursday keeps McKivitz under contract through the 2024 season for San Francisco.
AP source: 49ers QB Brock Purdy to have surgery FridayMarch 6, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy will undergo surgery Friday after swelling in his injured throwing elbow subsided, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press.
Brock Purdy doesn’t mind competing with Trey Lance to startFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Brock Purdy doesn’t mind competing for a starting job after going 7-1 and bringing the San Francisco 49ers within one game of the Super Bowl.
Purdy and the 49ers fell way short in the NFC championship game after he injured his elbow.
Andy Reid aims to lead Chiefs past former team in Super BowlFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Andy Reid already proved he can win the big game in Kansas City after coming up short several times throughout his 14 seasons in Philadelphia.
NFL Commissioner Goodell tackles diversity, concussionsFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — From diversity to concussions, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated the league is still looking for improvement.
As for officiating, he says: “it’s never been better.”
Goodell addressed those topics and more, including the Washington Commanders’ investigation, flex scheduling and international play in his annual Super Bowl news conference Wednesday.
Pro Picks: Eagles’ talent over Chiefs’ experienceFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles left their dog masks at home.
Back in the Super Bowl five years after winning the first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history, the Eagles took a different path to reach this one.
AP source: 49ers QB Purdy to undergo surgery Feb. 22February 8, 2023 GMT
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy will undergo surgery on his injured elbow later this month and should be fully recovered by training camp.
A person familiar with the decision said Purdy will undergo the surgery on Feb.
Rivera: Howell goes into spring as Commanders’ starting QBFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Sam Howell is going into offseason workouts as the Washington Commanders ' starting quarterback, coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday.
Mahomes, Hurts buoy Super Bowl teams amid QB injury spateFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
It matters that Patrick Mahomes is spectacularly talented, of course.
AP source: 49ers hire Steve Wilks as defensive coordinatorFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are hiring former Carolina interim head coach Steve Wilks as their new defensive coordinator.
A person familiar with the choice said Tuesday that Wilks will fill the void created when DeMeco Ryans was hired as head coach in Houston.
Kirk Cousins rallies NFC to 35-33 win over AFC in Pro BowlFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — For Kirk Cousins, it wasn't quite the NFL-record 33-point comeback against the Indianapolis Colts to win the NFC North.
Chiefs, Eagles land in Phoenix, prepare for Super Bowl 57February 5, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A few minutes after the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes landed in Phoenix, the pilot hung a “Chiefs Kingdom” flag out of the window as players, coaches and staff got off the plane and walked across the runway.
Panthers hire Evero as new defensive coordinatorFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with Ejiro Evero on Sunday to be their new defensive coordinator.
The 42-year-old Evero was the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator last season and was one of nine candidates to interview for the Panthers head coaching position before owner David Tepper hired Frank Reich.
Sean Payton is officially named Broncos head coachFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos named Sean Payton the 20th head coach in franchise history Friday, 40 days after firing rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett.
“Sean Payton is an outstanding leader and Super Bowl champion with a brilliant offensive mind.
Super Bowl prop betting increasing in popularityFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jay Kornegay was behind the counter in 2004 when someone approached with $5,000 to bet on the Super Bowl but had no idea how to decide.
The man, not a regular sports bettor, thought for a few moments and decided to put it all on the Carolina Panthers to score exactly 29 points at 30-1 odds.
Duggan, Bagent among Senior Bowl QBs vying to improve stockFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
Quarterbacks Max Duggan and Tyson Bagent have turned the page on terrific seasons that ended badly with national championships in sight.
TCU’s Duggan and Shepherd's Bagent are trying to improve their NFL draft stock in a weeklong audition ending in Saturday’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
Ryans returns ‘home’ looking to turn around the TexansFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — DeMeco Ryans was a highly sought-after candidate for head coaching jobs in this coaching cycle and had plenty of suitors other than the Houston Texans.
No team really had a chance to land him with the Texans as an option.
Chiefs banked on rookie returns to reach Super Bowl againFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid remembers talking to the Kansas City Chiefs at some point last year, back when veterans were getting to know rookies and the season still seemed so far off, and he brought up the San Francisco 49ers under Bill Walsh.
Shanahan ‘content’ with Purdy, Lance as top 2 QBs for 2023February 1, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan is “content” going into next season with Brock Purdy and Trey Lance as the top two quarterbacks for the 49ers even after both head into the offseason rehabilitating major injuries.
Hall of Fame NFL executive Bobby Beathard dies at 86February 1, 2023 GMT
Bobby Beathard, the architect of four Super Bowl-winning teams with two different organizations during his lengthy tenure in football, has died.
Column: Brady’s finale didn’t go as planned, but not too badFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
In a perfect world — and so much of Tom Brady's career was as close to perfection as a football player can get — the first retirement would've stuck.
He certainly did nothing to enhance his legacy by returning for another season.
Commanders talk to 49ers’ Lynn for offensive coordinator jobFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
The Washington Commanders are interviewing Anthony Lynn for their offensive coordinator vacancy.
Texans hire DeMeco Ryans as head coachJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — DeMeco Ryans has been hired as coach of the Houston Texans, giving him his first head coaching job and bringing him back to the place where he started his playing career.
Ryans joins the Texans from the San Francisco 49ers, where he spent the past two seasons as their defensive coordinator.
49ers head into offseason with more questions at quarterbackJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers head into another offseason with major questions at quarterback after a season filled with injuries to the most important position ended without any of them physically able to throw the the ball downfield.
Analysis: NFL wasn’t at its best in conference championshipsJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
The NFL didn't put on its Sunday best for the conference championships.
Before the San Francisco 49ers ran out of luck and quarterbacks, they were burned by a fourth-down catch by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Devonta Smith that wasn't even a catch.
Brother vs. brother: Kelces prepare for Super Bowl showdownJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Donna Kelce is going to have to pull out that now-familiar custom jersey — the one with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's front stitched to Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce's back — one more time this season.
Gardner, No. 6 Virginia win 7th straight, 67-62 over ’CuseJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jayden Gardner scored 17 points and made a jumper near the foul line in the final minute as No. 6 Virginia withstood a second-half surge by Syracuse to win its seventh straight game, 67-62 on Monday night.
49ers season derailed by QB injuries in NFC title gameJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A season filled with quarterback injuries finally caught up to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game.
If San Francisco is going to break through finally under coach Kyle Shanahan and end the franchise's nearly three-decade Super Bowl title drought, keeping the most important player on the team healthy will be paramount.
AP source: 49ers’ Purdy has torn ligament in right elbowJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy tore a ligament in his throwing elbow, putting his status for the start of next season in question.
A person familiar with the injury confirmed the diagnosis of the injury Purdy sustained in the NFC title game.
Weston McKennie becomes latest US midfielder to join LeedsJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds added another United States midfielder to its squad by signing Weston McKennie on loan for the rest of the season from Juventus on Monday.
The 24-year-old McKennie will join compatriots Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson at Leeds, which is coached by American Jesse Marsch.
Super Bowl 57: Chiefs, Eagles meet for title in ArizonaJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
Patrick Mahomes finally got the best of Joe Burrow.
All he needed was a little shove.
Harrison Butker made a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left — after Cincinnati's Joseph Ossai was flagged for a 15-yard penalty for shoving Mahomes after he was out of bounds — and the Chiefs beat the Bengals 23-20 in the AFC championship game to make it back to the Super Bowl.
Hurts, Eagles soar into Super Bowl, rout 49ers for NFC titleJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts can conduct a singalong about as well as he can orchestrate the kind of punishing scoring drives that sent the Eagles into the Super Bowl.
At the end of one more triumph, Hurts stood on the stage on the field — as his Eagles teammates passed around the NFC championship trophy — and clutched a microphone in front of what was suddenly Philadelphia's largest karaoke joint.