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Chris Culliver | Defensive Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 199
College: South Carolina
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49ers CB Chris Culliver remains penciled in as a starter.
The Niners reportedly weren't high on the 2014 cornerback class, and didn't draft one until the late fourth round (Dontae Johnson). First-round pick Jimmie Ward is a free safety and slot corner. Culliver, 25, has tools to become a plus starter, but injuries and off-field hiccups have held him back to this point. May 28 - 7:34 PM

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49ers GM Trent Baalke said the team "absolutely will" draft a cornerback on Saturday "if the right player is there at the right time."

The 49ers should be looking for competition for CB Chris Culliver. Culliver (knee surgery) is expected to be ready physically for training camp, but is facing felony possession of metal knuckles and misdemeanor hit-and-run charges stemming from a March incident. The charges put him in danger of league discipline. Clemson CB Bashaud Breeland and Oregon CB Terrance Mitchell are two of Rotoworld's Josh Norris favorite remaining players and potential targets for San Francisco.
May 10 - 11:53 AM

49ers CB Chris Culliver pleaded not guilty Monday to felony possession of metal knuckles and misdemeanor hit-and-run charges stemming from his March 28 arrest.

Culliver is accused of striking a bicycler with his car, ramming a witness' vehicle, and threatening the witness with brass knuckles. He is in danger of NFL discipline. Culliver's arrest was just one of several off-field incidents haunting the 49ers' organization during a so-far forgettable offseason.
Apr 14 - 3:00 PM

49ers CB Chris Culliver has been formally charged with a felony and two misdemeanors stemming from his March 28 hit-and-run arrest.

The felony is possession of metal knuckles, with which Culliver threatened a witness following an accident. The witness tried to prevent Culliver from fleeing the scene. The misdemeanors are hit-and-run causing injury and hit-and-run causing property damage. We expect Culliver to eventually be cut by the 49ers.
Apr 9 - 8:35 PM

49ers CB Chris Culliver was arrested in San Jose, California Friday for felony hit-and-run and weapons possession.

According to the police report, Culliver hit a bicyclist early Friday morning and fled the scene. An eyewitness who saw the accident followed Culliver and attempted to block his vehicle from leaving, where he allegedly got out of his car and threatened the witness with brass knuckles. Culliver is currently being charged with felony reckless driving causing an injury, felony possession of brass knuckles, and a misdemeanor hit-and-run for striking the vehicle. The 49ers have released a statement and are aware of the incident. Culliver will be subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy and could face a suspension.
Source: KTVU.com
Mar 28 - 7:11 PM

CSN Bay Area considers 49ers CB Chris Culliver (knee) a candidate for a starting role in 2014.

Culliver missed the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL, but is on track to participate in the team's offseason program. With Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown, and Eric Wright all not expected back, Culliver will be in the mix for one of the 49ers' top three cornerback spots. San Francisco also figures to add competition through the draft or free agency.
Jan 25 - 4:08 PM

49ers CB Chris Culliver (torn left ACL) has resumed sprinting, and expects to participate in the team's offseason program.

"I'll be there every day," Culliver said of OTAs. "Ya'll come, you're going to see me. I'm there every day." Slated to be the 49ers' No. 3 cornerback, Culliver tore up his knee in the early days of camp. Barring a setback, he should be ready to go when San Francisco reports this July. Culliver will be in the mix for one of the 49ers' top three or four spots. Although Culliver's poor performance in Super Bowl XLVII sticks in the craw, he had a solid 2012.
Jan 20 - 3:52 PM

49ers CB Chris Culliver tore his left ACL in Thursday's training camp practice and is done for the season.

A gunner on the punt team, Culliver got mixed up with rookie CB Marcus Cooper and tore his ACL. The soon-to-be 25-year-old was overmatched in Super Bowl 47, but earned a positive season grade from Pro Football Focus. Culliver was penciled in as the Niners' No. 3 corner. Nnamdi Asomugha, Tramaine Brock, and Perrish Cox will now vie for that role. Culliver's loss is a huge blow to a San Francisco team already needy at cornerback. The 49ers tried trading for Eric Wright in July, but Wright failed his physical and was released.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 10:07:00 PM

49ers CB Chris Culliver was carted off the practice field Thursday with a potentially serious left knee injury.

Culliver was covering a punt when he fell to the ground and clutched his left knee. He immediately called a trainer over, and he was carted to the trainer's room as tears flowed down his face. We're not going to speculate until further details emerge, but it doesn't sound good. Culliver is the Niners' No. 3 corner.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 03:54:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee insists CB Chris Culliver is still in the 49ers' long-term plans, and they have no plans to convert him to safety.

After Culliver's disastrous Super Bowl performance, there were whispers he could be transitioned to safety. Also, following his homophobic remarks and insensitive comments about women, many wondered if the soon-to-be 25-year-old's roster spot was in jeopardy. Culliver is just one of a two experienced 49ers corners under contract for the 2014 season, so he's not going anywhere.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 12:01:00 PM

49ers CB Chris Culliver is in hot water after posting insensitive remarks about women on his Instagram account.

This would be the same Chris Culliver who made insensitive remarks about the LGBT community during Super Bowl week. Culliver pledged to "learn and grow" from his Super Bowl experience, but has clearly done neither. The 49ers are handling the matter "internally." Culliver can't afford any more off-the-field missteps after struggling on it during the playoffs.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 09:29:00 AM

According to SI's Peter King, the Ravens were "chuckling about (49ers CB Chris Culliver's) ineptitude in the postgame locker room."

Under the microscope after making homophobic remarks during the week, San Francisco's No. 3 corner was relentlessly challenged by Joe Flacco, and got burned repeatedly. Culliver was the culprit on both Anquan Boldin's 30-yard sideline grab in the first quarter — a ball Flacco appeared to heave in desperation — and Jacoby Jones' game-changing 56-yard touchdown with 1:56 remaining in the first half. Jones simply blew by Culliver coming out of his break. The 2011 third-round pick graded out as a top-30 corner in Pro Football Focus' ratings, but the 49ers will likely consider corner a position of need after its secondary's dismal postseason showing.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 02:50:00 PM

49ers CB Chris Culliver issued an apology on Wednesday for the homophobic remarks he made on Tuesday.

"The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel," Culliver said. "It has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly. Those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart. Further, I apologize to those who I have hurt and offended, and I pledge to learn and grow from this experience."
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 08:20:00 PM

49ers CB Chris Culliver made homophobic remarks in a Tuesday radio interview.

"I don’t do the gay guys man," Culliver said on the Artie Lange Show. "I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do." Culliver's extremely unfortunate remarks help illustrate why there's yet to be an openly gay active player in North American sports, but are unlikely to draw a fine from commissioner Roger Goodell. The second-year pro progressed on the field this season, but has some growing up to do off of it.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Chris Culliver (shoulder) was limited in Saturday's practice and is listed as probable for Monday Night Football.

Culliver's status for Monday's game was never a concern. He practiced on a limited basis throughout the week and will continue to operate as San Francisco's nickel back, manning left corner on all passing downs. The impressive, 24-year-old Culliver is Pro Football Focus' 20th-ranked corner this season.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 09:00:00 PM

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