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Former 49ers linebacker Craig Puki dies at 66

Former 49ers linebacker Craig Puki has died, the team announced Friday. He was 66.“The 49ers mourn the passing of former LB Craig Puki. Our thoughts are with his friends and family,” the team tweeted.The 49ers drafted Puki in the third round of the 1980 draft out of the University of Tennessee. He played three NFL [more]

Report: Super Bowl LX is expected to be awarded to San Francisco

It’s not official yet, but it reportedly will be soon.During next week’s meeting in Minneapolis, owners are expected to award Super Bowl LX to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, reports Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal. The game will be played in February 2026, and it will be televised by NBC.Last month, Rams COO Kevin [more]

Fred Warner: Defense wins championships, we need to be better

49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel recently said that there was “no question” that his team was better than the Eagles last season, but they lost the NFC Championship Game after losing both of their available quarterbacks to injuries.Other 49ers have shared similar feelings and linebacker Fred Warner said recently that it “felt like we never [more]

Rep. Eric Swallwell accuses former NFL player Bruce Miller of threatening execution

Threats of violence routinely are made on social media, the kind of threats that never would be made or tolerated in any other setting. A member of Congress believes a former NFL player recently threatened to execute him.Specifically, Rep. Eric Swallwell believes Bruce Miller made the threat on social media, via direct message on Twitter.“Almost [more]

George Kittle admits it will be “different” not having Robbie Gould

Robbie Gould has never missed a field goal in the postseason, going 29-for-29. That includes 21-for-21 in nine playoff games with the 49ers.Gould is gone, though.He remains a free agent, but the 49ers have replaced him with a rookie. They drafted Michigan’s Jake Moody in the third round.“I’ll say this: Never once in my career [more]

Christian McCaffrey calls trade to 49ers “the best thing that ever happened to me”

Christian McCaffrey has admitted that he initially was “angry” with the Panthers for trading him. Now, after 14 games (including the postseason) and seven months with the 49ers, the star running back is counting his blessings.“In hindsight, I firmly believe it’s the best thing that ever happened to me,” McCaffrey said at the annual Dwight [more]

Multiple short weeks could create various competitive issues in the NFC

Before the schedule was released, we explored whether the league’s new ability to schedule teams for two short-week, Sunday-to-Thursday games would become an indirect parity tool, making things harder for some of the best teams and, in turn, easier for some of the bad teams.It didn’t really happen that way. The best teams from 2022 [more]

San Francisco 49ers schedule and results 2023: Dates, times, TV, opponents for Weeks 1-18

The San Francisco 49ers are a dominant team with questions at quarterback. Who will be the starter in a perfect lineup, will it be 2021 third overall draft pick Trey Lance, or 2022 Mr. Irrelevant Brock Purdy? Whoever it may be, Kyle Shanahan has built a system for them. With numerous weapons, such as Christian [more]

Steve Wilks: We’ve had a lot of success around here and want to build on that

After DeMeco Ryans departed the 49ers to become the Texans head coach, San Francisco hired Steve Wilks to be the club’s next defensive coordinator.Head coach Kyle Shanahan has said that he brought in Wilks in part to help keep continuity within what’s been a successful scheme for years. In 2022, the 49ers were No. 1 [more]

Sunday Night Football: Cowboys will be featured three times in 2023

The full 2023 NFL schedule has been released and this year, NBC’s slate includes 17 Sundays, two Thursdays, and a Saturday.The annual kickoff game will be televised on the network, with the Lions visiting Kansas City to play the defending champion Chiefs. Then the Cowboys will visit the Giants to begin the season’s Sunday Night [more]

49ers cut Tyron Johnson

The 49ers waived receiver Tyron Johnson on Thursday, the team announced. The team signed Johnson to a futures contract Feb. 6.He originally entered the NFL after signing with the Texans in 2019. In his three-year career with the Texans (2019, 2022), Chargers (2020), Jaguars (2021) and Raiders (2021-22), Johnson has appeared in 26 games with [more]

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