Player News - 49ers

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Reuben Foster reported to 49ers OTAs on Thursday.

Foster reported one day after he had domestic violence charges dismissed, and a weapons felony reduced to a misdemeanor. At one point, Foster's NFL career appeared in peril. Now, he is unlikely to face any league discipline.
May 24 - 3:27 PM

Domestic violence charges against 49ers MLB Reuben Foster have been dropped.

This was expected after Foster's accuser recanted her claims in a preliminary hearing. Foster’s possession of a weapon charge was also reduced to a misdemeanor, with his pre-trial set for June 6. It's great news for Foster's standing with the 49ers, though he may still face league discipline. Foster will return to team activities now that the case is resolved.
May 23 - 7:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee reports new 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon was highly active as a pass catcher on the first day of OTAs Tuesday.

It's not a surprise, though reporter Matt Barrows went as far as to say that McKinnon was Jimmy Garoppolo's "most active" receiver. Barrows believes 73 — Devonta Freeman's high-water mark under Kyle Shanahan — could be McKinnon's over/under for receptions this season. If McKinnon could even come close to that, it would make him a monster in all formats of fantasy, as he's also in the lead on early downs in San Francisco. 43 of McKinnon's 51 Vikings receptions last season came after Dalvin Cook was lost for the year in Week 4.
May 22 - 7:55 PM

The Sacramento Bee expects SLB Eli Harold to keep his starting role.

Harold started 10 games last year, but graded as one of the worst outside linebackers in the league. His veteran status should secure his early-season role opposite WLB Malcolm Smith in base sets. With Reuben Foster's legal situation trending up, third-round LB Fred Warner may get a chance to push Harold and Smith for snaps.
May 19 - 5:31 PM

Reuben Foster is due in court on June 20 stemming from an arrest for marijuana possession on January 12.

He was arrested in Alabama on a second-degree misdemeanor charge and later released on $2,500 bond. Foster is also facing a felony domestic violence charge from February 11, though his accuser recanted her claims in a preliminary hearing earlier this week. Even if the charges go away, Foster could still face discipline from the league.
Source: NFL.com
May 18 - 3:41 PM

49ers DE Arik Armstead is recovering from "minor" offseason foot surgery.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport termed it a cleanup procedure, and Armstead is expected to be fine for "most, if not all" of the spring program. The No. 17 overall pick in 2015, Armstead has a lengthy injury history in the NFL, missing 18 games over the previous two seasons. The Niners still opted to exercise his fifth-year option for 2019. Armstead is more of a run-stopper than rusher.
May 18 - 10:04 AM

Testifying in court on Thursday, Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend said she lied about Foster hitting her, and that she made up the accusations as part of a "money scheme."

"I didn’t want to get this far in the news," Elissa Ennis said. "It was about money." Ennis also said she was "pissed and I wanted to end him," and admitted to lying about a domestic violence incident with another man in 2011. She said she was testifying as so on Thursday because she "had to do the right thing." In no uncertain terms, Ennis is saying there was no domestic violence. Foster appears poised to be exonerated, though a ruling on whether he must stand trial will be issued next week.
May 17 - 2:43 PM

Richard Sherman (Achilles') expects to be ready for training camp but expects the 49ers to be "overly cautious."

Sherman is correct that he will likely be eased into camp. It's possible, if not likely, that he is held out of the entire preseason. Sherman has progressed to jogging on the field in his rehab. He turned 30 in March.
May 17 - 1:51 PM

49ers claimed CB C.J. Goodwin off waivers from the Giants.

Goodwin has been waived three times since December but will be reuniting with coach Kyle Shanahan. Goodwin played 115 snaps for the Falcons during their Super Bowl 2016. The 49ers could be his best bet of cracking a 53-man roster.
May 15 - 4:57 PM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows reports Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend plans to testify Thursday the linebacker did not hit her.

Elissa Ennis originally accused Foster of dragging her and punching her "8 to 10 times," but she has since recanted her allegations. Ennis did show signs of injury following the February 11 incident, but she claims to have sustained those injuries during a prior fight with a woman. She reportedly has submitted a video of the fight to the Santa Clara DA. The DA's office has continued to move forward with the case despite Ennis retracting her allegations, but it is possible her testimony leads to the case being dropped.
May 15 - 12:55 PM

Giants waived CB C.J. Goodwin.

A receiver in college, Goodwin made the switch to corner with the Falcons and saw some spot work on defense for them the last two seasons. He has now been waived three times since December, however, suggesting he may struggle to find another job.
May 14 - 9:24 AM

49ers signed fifth-round DB D.J. Reed to a four-year contract.

The Niners have now signed five of their nine draft picks. Reed has been splitting time between free safety and slot corner during OTAs and could also see work as a return specialist for the Niners.
May 11 - 1:53 PM

49ers signed G/C Mike Person, formerly of the Colts.

The 30-year-old (next month) started four of the Colts' final five games at center last season, receiving plus marks from Pro Football Focus for his pass protection. Person will try to earn an interior reserve spot this summer.
May 9 - 12:45 PM

Reuben Foster pleaded not guilty to three charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in February.

Foster is charged with domestic violence, an attempt to prevent the reporting of a crime, and possession of an assault weapon. All three are felonies. Foster's girlfriend, who is the alleged victim, has since said she fabricated the allegations, but the Santa Clara DA is proceeding with the prosecution. The 49ers have said Foster will be held out of team activities until the case is resolved.
May 8 - 12:34 PM

49ers signed fourth-round DE Kentavius Street to a four-year contract.

Street would have gone sooner if he hadn't suffered a torn ACL in a pre-draft workout with the Giants. He'll redshirt as a rookie and be back in 2019.
May 7 - 9:01 PM


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