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Deebo Samuel, Mike McGlinchey among injured 49ers missing minicamp

Some important players on the 49ers are sitting out minicamp with injuries. San Francisco right tackle Mike McGlinchey is missing minicamp as a result of a platelet-rich plasma injection in his knee, which requires him to be off his feet for about two or three weeks, according to Also out is rookie wide receiver [more]

Marquise Goodwin wants to compete in 2020 Olympics

49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin wants to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Goodwin, who finished 10th in the long jump at the 2012 Games, hasn’t competed in track since 2016 when he failed to qualify for the Olympics a second time. But he said he was “100 percent committed” to trying to qualify for Team USA [more]

Kyle Shanahan: I just hope Robbie Gould is here Week One

The 49ers aren’t sweating the absence of kicker Robbie Gould from mandatory minicamp. Gould, a free agent who has not signed the franchise tag, may not show up any time soon, and 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated today that he’s fine with that. “I’d much rather Robbie be here and doing everything,” Shanahan said. [more]

Garrett Celek recently underwent back surgery

49ers tight end Garrett Celek recently underwent back surgery and will miss about two months, Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday, via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBCSportsBayArea reports. Celek, 31, played 15 games with one start last season in his seventh season with the 49ers. He played 277 offensive snaps and 168 on special teams. It was [more]

Former NFL standout Aldon Smith faces new DUI charges

One of the best pass rushers of the past decade continues to have struggles away from the field. Via, Aldon Smith has been arrested in Mission, Kansas on charges of suspicion of DUI. Pulled over for speeding and illegally changing lanes, police determined that Smith failed a sobriety test. Smith refused a breathalyzer. The [more]

“40 yards of Gold” can be seen on TV for almost $40

I’m still skeptical that a bracket-style, made-for-TV 40-yard dash event will actually happen, because I can’t imagine NFL teams being thrilled with players under contract risking a pulled hamstring or worse less than a month before camp. But 40 Yards of Gold is still pushing forward. It’s due to happen on June 29. Via John [more]

Zane Beadles retires after nine seasons

Free agent offensive lineman Zane Beadles is retiring from the NFL. He announced his decision in two Twitter posts Monday. “After nine years in the NFL, many things led to me deciding retirement from this profession was my next step,” Beadles wrote. “I look back on my time with gratitude for the amazing experiences this [more]

DeForest Buckner: I can’t be blocked

Dee Ford borrowed one of DeForest Buckner‘s notebooks this offseason. At the top of the first page, Buckner had written, “I can’t be blocked!” That’s the way Buckner feels every day, every play, every game, every season. “I can’t be blocked,” Buckner said last week, via Matt Maiocco of “I approach that every day. [more]

49ers promote three in personnel department

The 49ers announced Monday that they have promoted Salli Clavelle, Travis Dauro and Crowley Hanlon to new roles in the team’s personnel department. In addition, Dominic DeCicco has a new college region to scout, and the 49ers added Fred Gammage III, Ryan Kessenich and Steve Slowik to the personnel department. Clavelle will serve as a [more]

Robbie Gould won’t be at 49ers minicamp

Robbie Gould would prefer not to suit up for the 49ers at all, so he definitely won’t be at minicamp this week. Gould still hasn’t signed his franchise tender, and according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, he won’t attend this week’s camp. Since he’s not under contract he can’t be fined for the absence. Gould [more]

49ers think George Kittle can be even better this year

San Francisco tight end George Kittle burst onto the scene last year, going from relative obscurity to 1,377 receiving yards, an NFL record for a tight end. So what will he do for an encore? He might just be even better. 49ers tight ends coach John Embree says there’s actually still a lot Kittle can [more]

Martin Mayhew interviewing for Texans G.M. job

The Texans aren’t wasting any time in their search for a new General Manager. According to Peter Schrager of NFL Network, former Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew is in Houston to interview for the job created by the surprise firing of Brian Gaine on Friday. Mayhew’s currently working for the 49ers as their vice president [more]

Joe Staley extension leaves entire 49ers OL signed through 2021

After a two-year contract extension for left tackle Joe Staley was announced this week, 49ers General Manager John Lynch said that maintaining continuity with a 12-year starter “made too much sense” for the team to consider moving on without him. Staley isn’t the only member of the line locked up for a while. Left guard [more]

Looking at teammates who were the very best at their positions

When 49ers linebackers NaVorro Bowman retired, Bowman said he believes he and former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis were the best teammates to play the position. So that got us to thinking, which at times may be a bad thing. Who were the best teammates of all time to play the same position? Simms was ready [more]

49ers announce two-year extension for tackle Joe Staley

The San Francisco 49ers have signed 12-year veteran tackle Joe Staley to a two-year contract extension. Team owner Jed York announced the agreement at a State of the Franchise event on Wednesday night. “Since the moment you guys drafted me in 2007, it’s been an absolute honor to play for this franchise and I want [more]

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