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Trey Lance takes on leadership role in welcoming the rookies to the team

As soon as the 49ers drafted the ninth of nine draft choices, Trey Lance requested the phone numbers of all his new teammates. The quarterback texted the rookies, welcoming them to the team.Lance even showed up to the practice field for the first day of the 49ers’ rookie minicamp to see them in person.Jimmy Garoppolo [more]

49ers sign Troy Fumagalli, waive Garrett Walston

San Francisco has elected to add a veteran offensive player who participated in their rookie minicamp over the weekend.The 49ers announced they’ve signed Troy Fumagalli and waived Garrett Walston on Tuesday.Fumagalli missed the 2021 season and last played regular-season games for the Broncos in 2020. He recorded eight catches for 80 yards with one touchdown [more]

Panthers have home games that conflict with Presidents Cup finale, NASCAR race

The scheduling gurus must take many factors into consideration. Not all can be accommodated.As noted by the Charlotte Business Journal, via Sports Business Journal, the Panthers have a pair of home games that conflict with other local sporting events.When the Panthers host the Saints on September 25, the final round of the Presidents Cup will [more]

Jaguars hire Ethan Waugh as assistant G.M.

When the Jaguars put a search for an executive vice president of football operations on hold in March, word was that the team would continue looking for an assistant General Manager to work with G.M. Trent Baalke.They have found that person and he has ties to Baalke from the 49ers. Albert Breer of SI.com reports [more]

Vikings hire Demitrius Washington as VP of football operations

The Vikings hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new General Manager this year and they made another significant addition to their front office on Monday.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they have hired Demitrius Washington as their vice president of football operations.Washington was the 49ers director of research and development before landing the job with [more]

Pacman Jones believes Colin Kaepernick wants to play, but partially agrees with Antonio Brown’s criticism

When former NFL Colin Kaepernick sat down for an interview with the I Am Athlete podcast, former NFL cornerback Pacman Jones was one of the former players who questioned Kaepernick. Now, Jones is joining former NFL receiver Antonio Brown in questioning whether Kaepernick is doing enough to put his causes into action.“As far as the [more]

49ers waive Connor Wedington

The 49ers waived receiver Connor Wedington, the team announced Friday.Wedington spent most of last season on the 49ers’ practice squad and was a participant in the team’s rookie camp last weekend.The Seahawks signed Wedington as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford in 2021. He didn’t make it onto the active roster, but the Seahawks [more]

San Francisco 49ers schedule 2022: Dates, times, TV, opponents for Weeks 1-18 

The 49ers played the role of playoff spoiler last season, making it to the Conference Championship as a six seed before losing to the Rams, who would go on to win Super Bowl LVI. The team’s quarterback picture remains unclear heading into 2022, with Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance both seemingly in contention for the [more]

Monday Night Football: Broncos at Seahawks kicks off ESPN’s schedule

ESPN will debut a new broadcasting team this season, having lured Joe Buck and Troy Aikman from Fox to join sideline reporter Lisa Salters and rules analyst John Parry. Michelle Beisner-Buck also joins the team to present feature content.The crew will hit the ground running, getting Russell Wilson‘s return to Seattle in his Broncos debut [more]

Chiefs-Cardinals, Raiders-Chargers highlight Sunday afternoon schedule in Week 1

The three biggest games of the league’s opening weekend all were previously reported: The Bills and Rams will kick off the 2022 NFL season with a Thursday Night Football game at SoFi Stadium; the Bucs will play at the Cowboys in the first Sunday Night Football game, which is a rematch of their season opener [more]

Terrell Owens is traded in FCF

On the same day that Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman shared a funny P.S. to the T.O. era in Philly, the Hall of Fame receiver was part of the first-ever trade conducted by Fan Controlled Football.Here are the details. The move was approved by a 70-percent majority of fans. Four players were involved. Three teams were [more]

Bears sign Dante Pettis

Receiver Dante Pettis has signed with the Bears. Pettis broke the news himself, tweeting a photo of him signing his deal.Pettis, 26, played only three games with the Giants last season before landing on injured reserve with a left shoulder injury. He caught 10 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.Pettis, a second-round choice of [more]

Report: Richard Sherman “deep in talks” for role on Amazon NFL broadcasts

Richard Sherman has not announced his retirement from the NFL, but it appears he’s headed toward a non-playing role for the 2022 season.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Sherman is deep in talks for a role with Amazon. Amazon made the winning bid for the rights to broadcast Thursday Night Football starting this season.Al [more]

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