Player News - 49ers

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The 49ers are currently interviewing Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer for their GM vacancy.

Fitterer spent the last 15 seasons with the Seahawks, arriving as an area scout and working his way up to a right-hand-man position behind GM John Schneider. The 49ers have also shown interest in Fitterer's co-personnel director Trent Kirchner, and Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable as a head-coaching candidate.
Jan 16 - 3:54 PM

The Washington Post reports the Redskins will interview 49ers LBs coach Jason Tarver for their defensive coordinator vacancy.

Tarver oversaw an hysterically-bad 49ers linebacker corps this season, but it could hardly be considered his fault. The Niners had zero talent. Tarver coordinated the Raiders' defense from 2012-14. The Redskins are interviewing underwhelming candidates as they look to replace Joe Barry.
Jan 16 - 2:38 PM

49ers CB Rashard Robinson suffered a sprained ankle Week 17 against the Seahawks.

Robinson seemed to be facing a more serious injury after he was carted to the locker room, but he escaped with just a sprain. He should be ready for the offseason program. The fourth-round rookie held his own in 543 snaps and should compete for a starting job in training camp.
Jan 12 - 12:19 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports the 49ers will interview Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough for their general-manager vacancy.

McDonough oversees the college and pro personnel departments in Arizona and assists in contract negotiations. He just wrapped up his fourth season in the desert, and third in his current position after getting a promotion when Jason Licht left to become the Bucs' GM. McDonough previously worked in Jacksonville for four years. He's the ninth candidate linked to the 49ers.
Jan 11 - 9:07 AM

FOX Sports reports the 49ers will interview Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane for their general manager vacancy.

Beane has been with the Panthers for two decades, though is still relatively young for an executive (39 or 40, according to a Google search). He was promoted to assistant GM in July 2015, and was the Panthers' interim GM between Marty Hurney and Dave Gettleman.
Jan 5 - 3:48 PM

The 49ers will interview Colts VP of football operations Jimmy Raye III for their GM vacancy.

The Niners will also interview Vikings assistant GM George Paton. Raye has 22 years of NFL experience, spending the past four with the Colts. He was the Chargers' director of player personnel from 2008-12.
Jan 3 - 6:30 PM

49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (Achilles') plans to resume running in a month.

The inside linebacker tore his Achilles' on October 2. Bowman, who says his recovery is "looking good," has been running in a hydrotherapy pool. He will be in a race to be ready for training camp.
Jan 2 - 11:55 AM

DuJuan Harris rushed four times for a combined loss of one yard in the 49ers' Week 17 loss to Seattle.

Shaun Draughn dominated touches, handling 25 compared to Harris' four. Harris flashed playmaking ability in spot action with Carlos Hyde nursing early-season injuries, but Harris fell behind Draughn on the depth chart as the year progressed. A 28-year-old journeyman running back, Harris is an impending free agent.
Jan 1 - 8:25 PM

DeAndre Smelter caught his lone target for a 23-yard gain in the 49ers' Week 17 loss to Seattle.

It was the first catch of Smelter's career, and perhaps a small something for Smelter to build on entering 2017. A talented 2015 fourth-round pick out of Georgia Tech, Smelter's career has been wracked by injuries up until this point. He will return to compete for a roster spot in next year's training camp.
Jan 1 - 8:14 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 6-of-8 targets for 61 yards in the 49ers' Week 17 loss to the Seahawks.

The fact that we had to do Rotoworld blurbs on Kerley every single week this season is a testament to the 49ers' lack of wide receiver talent. Kerley finished the year with just under 700 yards. A low-upside slot player, the 28-year-old's contract is up and he will be a mildly intriguing 2017 free agent.
Jan 1 - 8:11 PM

Shaun Draughn rushed 21 times for 41 yards and two touchdowns and caught 4-of-6 targets for 68 yards in the 49ers' Week 17 loss to Seattle.

Draughn was good in fantasy because he scored twice and led San Francisco in receiving, but the running game was a non-factor in this one apart from Draughn's two short-yardage touchdowns. A passing-game specialist, Draughn's contract is up. We suspect he won't be a priority re-signing for the 49ers.
Jan 1 - 7:45 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 17-of-22 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 17 loss to Seattle.

He added five runs for 16 yards. As was typically the case with Kaepernick under center this season, the 49ers got off to a piping-hot start before doing almost nothing in the second half offensively. Kaepernick is expected to be released in the offseason, although that decision will be made by a regime other than the one currently in place in San Francisco, as GM Trent Baalke has been fired. Kaepernick's future is as clear as mud.
Jan 1 - 7:41 PM

49ers RB Mike Davis is inactive for Week 17 against the Seahawks.

Shaun Draughn, DuJuan Harris, and Raheem Mostert are the 49ers' active backs. San Francisco's other inactives are QB Blaine Gabbert, CB Prince Charles Iworah, OG Andrew Tiller, DT Tony Jerod-Eddie, DT Tank Carradine, and DE Zach Moore.
Jan 1 - 3:20 PM

49ers RB Shaun Draughn is expected to start the season finale against the Seahawks.

Draughn lost the No. 2 job to both DuJuan Harris and Mike Davis earlier this season, but he regained the role in recent weeks. Draughn saw 16 touches last week with Carlos Hyde exiting early with a knee injury, and he should lead the backfield again in the season finale. Still, he is not an exciting fantasy option in a terrible matchup, especially since he could lose some early-down work to Harris.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 01:10:00 PM

Carlos Hyde (torn MCL) doesn't require surgery.

He's out for Week 17, but it's ultimately good news for the 49ers' third-year back. "Ultimately" because the issue still fits the theme of Hyde struggling to stay healthy as an NFLer. Hyde will enter 2017 having missed 14 games in three years. Headed into the final season of his rookie contract, Hyde will be returning as an RB2 with durability question marks.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 03:12:00 PM


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