49ers Put Up A Fight, Come Up Short Against Cardinals
49ers Can't Slow Rawls In 29-13 Loss To SeahawksAgainst one of the top defenses in the league, Blaine Gabbert showed flashes of why San Francisco went ahead with benching Colin Kaepernick. But those positive moments lacked the consistency for San Francisco to take down the Seahawks on a day Seattle started to look more like the team that has won two straight NFC titles.
Carlos Hyde Out; Shaun Draughn To Start In SeattleSan Francisco running back Carlos Hyde will miss his third game with a stress fracture in his left foot, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said Friday, days after suggesting he might be available.
49ers Defenders Bowman, Williams Return To Seattle At LastIan Williams passed NaVorro Bowman in the locker room earlier this week and reminded his teammate they would be returning to Seattle's home field and the scene of major injuries from the 2013 season that temporarily derailed their careers.
Gabbert Provides 49ers' Offense New Look Against SeahawksHaving not won in Seattle's CenturyLink Field since 2011, the San Francisco 49ers are hoping a change at quarterback can spark their struggling offense against the Seahawks.
AP Source: Raiders Linebacker Aldon Smith Suspended A YearA person with direct knowledge of the decision says Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended by the NFL for one calendar year for violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.
49ers Coach Jim Tomsula Sticking With Blaine Gabbert For NowSan Francisco's starting quarterback might be a week-by-week decision for coach Jim Tomsula, yet he is noncommittal on what might happen next week after Sunday's game at Seattle.Blaine Gabbert is the guy for now as he makes a second straight start after leading the 49ers to a 17-16 win against Atlanta on Nov. 8 ahead of the team's bye week.
Patrick Willis Considering Comeback? Not LikelyThere was apparently a report by NFL insider Jason Cole of Bleacher Report that a source close to the situation said former San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Patrick Willis was considering a comeback to the NFL for the 2016 season. Willis retired following last year's injury-plagued season at the age of 30.
49ers Sign RB Travaris Cadet, Release Pierre ThomasThe 49ers signed running back Travaris Cadet on Tuesday and released running back Pierre Thomas, who played sparingly in San Francisco's victory over Atlanta after signing early last week.
49ers Tomsula Names Gabbert Starting QB To Face Seattle As expected, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is sticking with Blaine Gabbert as the starting quarterback after the bye week.
49ers Coach Tomsula Holds Off On Naming Starting QBSan Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said Monday that he wants to talk to his players and staff over the next two days before revealing his plans at quarterback.
Kaepernick Vows To Support Gabbert Through 49ers' QB ChangeWhile coach Jim Tomsula presented the 49ers' quarterback change this week as a chance for benched Colin Kaepernick to get a chance to "breathe," Kaepernick insists he is still preparing as he would a usual week and will support starter Blaine Gabbert on Sunday against Atlanta. After two straight games without a touchdown and three in five not finding the end zone for San Francisco (2-6), Kaepernick refuses to get into the notion he might be a "scapegoat" for a sinking team only three years after he led the Niners to a Super Bowl.