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Adrian Colbert fined $28,075 for lowering helmet

The NFL is trying to send a message this preseason that it’s serious about enforcing the rule against lowering the helmet to initiate contact. San Francisco safety Adrian Colbert surely got the message. Colbert was ejected from last week’s preseason game for lowering his helmet to drill Cowboys receiver Cedrick Wilson. Now Colbert has been [more]

Broncos offense “very choppy” in joint practice with 49ers

The Broncos hosted the 49ers for a joint practice on Friday and their offense proved to be quite the hospitable host. Quarterback Joe Flacco said that the unit was “below average” over the course of the session while offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello went with “very choppy” as his description of how things played out on [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo: I can’t dwell on five interceptions in practice

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo fared better against the Broncos defense in Friday’s joint practice than he did against his own teammates on Wednesday. Garoppolo was 9-of-14 with an interception during team work in the practice session, which came two days after he was intercepted on five straight throws while working against the 49ers defense. Garoppolo [more]

Mike Person in walking boot after 49ers practice

A member of the 49ers’ starting offensive line left Friday’s practice at less than full strength. According to multiple reports, right guard Mike Person was using crutches to get around with his left foot in a protective boot. There’s no word on the specifics of Person’s injury or how long he might be out of [more]

49ers sign Quinten Rollins

The 49ers made a change in the secondary ahead of two days of joint practices with the Broncos. Matt Maiocco of reports that the team has signed former Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins. He takes the roster spot of Greg Mabin, who may be headed to injured reserve after hurting his calf this week. Rollins [more]

Nick Bosa out of walking boot

The 49ers have already ruled defensive end Nick Bosa out for the preseason due to a sprained ankle, but they hope to have their first-round pick in the lineup for the start of the regular season. Bosa appears to be making progress on that front. Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports that [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo has had better days

For a moment Wednesday, it must have seemed like Nathan Peterman slipped across the Bay. No, it was actually just Jimmy Garoppolo. According to Matt Maiocco of, the 49ers quarterback threw interceptions on five straight attempts in practice. “The defense did great today, and obviously he struggled,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “You hope [more]

Looking at the best left-handed quarterbacks of all time

It’s International Left-Handers Day. Which for a pair of left-handers who co-host PFT Live made it a very important day. Even though the right-handers who rule the world relegated our one day of the year to August 13. We commemorated the occasion by drafting the all-time best left-handed NFL quarterbacks. Chris Simms did not make [more]

Taking a look at the nuttiest off-field story lines

The still-unfolding Antonio Brown situation seems like one of the craziest off-field NFL situations to ever happen. But there have been others. On Monday’s PFT Live, Simms and I drafted the most memorable of the most nutty off-field predicaments. Bottom line: Brown has a long way to go to match some of those who have [more]

49ers signing Sam Young

The 49ers lost swing tackle Shon Coleman to a fractured fibula and dislocated ankle, so they’re adding another veteran offensive lineman to the roster. PFT has learned, via a league source, that the Niners are signing Sam Young. Coleman was injured on Saturday night and had surgery on Sunday for what’s expected to be a [more]

Joe Staley didn’t want to change helmets either, but he did

Joe Staley wasn’t crazy about the idea of changing his equipment after 15 years of doing things the same way, with good results. But last fall, because of rules designed to protect players, he changed helmets. “It’s something that needs to be done,” Staley told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America, in an [more]

Shon Coleman had surgery to repair fractured fibula, dislocated ankle

It didn’t look good when 49ers tackle Shon Coleman left Saturday night’s game against the Cowboys with an air cast around his right ankle and the update on Sunday confirmed that Coleman suffered a severe injury. The 49ers said that Coleman had surgery on Sunday morning to repair a fractured fibula and a dislocated ankle. [more]

Adrian Colbert ejected for lowering his helmet to initiate contact

Officials ejected 49ers safety Adrian Colbert on Saturday night for a hit the NFL is attempting to eliminate. Colbert lowered his head to initiate contact on Cowboys receiver Cedrick Wilson, who was injured on the play. The pass was incomplete, and Colbert blasted the defenseless receiver with 3:42 remaining in the third quarter. The 49ers [more]

Shon Coleman carted off with air cast on ankle

The 49ers have had more than their share of injuries the past two years. They added to the list in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Cowboys. Swing tackle Shon Coleman was carted off with an injury to his right ankle on the 49ers’ fourth snap. He was injured when his teammate, guard Najee Toran, fell [more]

Trent Taylor underwent foot surgery, out indefinitely

T49ers receiver Trent Taylor is out indefinitely with a foot injury, the team announced Saturday during its preseason game. Taylor underwent surgery Friday and had a screw inserted into the small toe, according to Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea. The 49ers expect Taylor to be available sometime early in the regular season. Taylor was having a [more]

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