Player News - 49ers

Date: Team: Pos:

49ers announced assistant GM Tom Gamble has left the organization.

In a statement, rookie GM John Lynch announced he and Gamble "agreed that it would be in both of our best interests for him to pursue other opportunities" after working together for the last month. With a rookie general manager and head coach at the controls, the 49ers are losing an experienced and well-respected personnel man who could have eased the transition. Gamble is a 29-year scouting/front office veteran, including ten years with the 49ers.
Feb 22 - 7:58 PM

Colin Kaepernick had a "really positive" meeting with the 49ers on Wednesday.

49ers GM John Lynch said his evaluation of Kaepernick is "still very much fluid." Kaepernick recently sold his house in San Jose and is staying in New York. Due $16.9 million, it remains unlikely Kap is back at his current salary, but it's possible the Niners could bring him back at a reduced price.
Feb 22 - 7:01 PM

49ers signed CB K'Waun Williams to a one-year contract.

The Vikings, Dolphins, Jets and Lions were also in pursuit of Williams. The 25-year-old missed all of last season while recovering from ankle surgery. When healthy, he'll give San Francisco a viable nickel corner and perhaps allow the 49ers to move Jimmie Ward to free safety.
Feb 21 - 7:06 PM

49ers hired former NFL LB DeMeco Ryans as Defensive Quality Control coach.

The 32-year-old never officially retired but was out of the league last season after getting cut by the Eagles. A two-time Pro Bowler and former Defensive Rookie of the Year, Ryans will begin his coaching career under first-time head coach Kyle Shanahan. The Niners also hired John Benton (OL coach), Daniel Bullocks (Assistant DBs), Michael Clay (Strength and Conditioning Assistant), Stan Kwan (Assistant ST), Vince Oghobaase (Assistant DL), Adam Stenavich (Assistant OL), and Bobby Slowik (Quality Control). Slowik spent last season working for Pro Football Focus.
Feb 21 - 4:24 PM

CSN Bay Area reports free agent CB K'Waun Williams has received a contract offer from the 49ers.

He's also received offers from the Dolphins, Jets and Lions. Williams is scheduled to meet with the Vikings on Wednesday and could make his decision shortly after. The 25-year-old went undrafted out of Pitt in 2014 but has proven to be a useful nickel back when healthy. He sat out all of last season after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle.
Feb 21 - 3:12 PM

Rookie GM John Lynch considers DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead strong fits for the 49ers' new 4-3 scheme.

Armstead and Buckner were brought in as 3-4 ends, but Lynch expects both players to thrive under new DC Robert Saleh. "I’m excited to cut them loose," said Lynch. "I think these are guys who fit what we’re going to do very well." Lynch expects the Niners to be more aggressive under Saleh after playing a "read-and-react" defense last season. Buckner and Armstead will shoot gaps more.
Feb 21 - 1:56 PM

NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater reports the Jets have offered a contract to free agent CB K'Waun Williams.

Slater also reports Williams received offers from three other teams. Williams sat out 2016 with an ankle injury, but he played quality snaps his first two years in the league. It is not surprising he is drawing interest. Desperate for corner help, Williams would be a good get for the Jets.
Feb 21 - 10:51 AM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows believes there's a "50 percent" chance Colin Kaepernick returns to the 49ers.

Due $16.9 million in salary and bonuses, Kaepernick should theoretically want to stay in San Francisco because that's the only way he would earn that much money. Kaepernick has an opt-out clause that can't officially be exercised until March 2. In December, national reports from both ESPN and NFL Network had Kaepernick preparing to opt out. That was before Kyle Shanahan was hired.
Feb 17 - 8:48 PM

The Sacramento Bee expects ILB Navorro Bowman (Achilles') to be ready for the start of the season.

Bowman is four months removed from tearing his Achilles. He's expected resume running soon. Bowman should miss the entire offseason and will be in a race to get cleared for training camp. He'll need to avoid setbacks to be ready for Week 1.
Feb 17 - 8:07 PM

Torrey Smith said he's "excited" to play in coach Kyle Shanahan's offense.

"He tailors it to people’s strengths, which is always a plus," Smith said. "So I’m excited to see what his plan is for us. The offense, I have experience with it." Smith caught a career-best 11 touchdowns under Gary Kubiak in Baltimore. Kubiak and Shanahan run a variation of the same offense. Of course, the 49ers don't have a quarterback, yet. And Smith's future with the team is a bit up in the air with $8 million owed to him in salary and bonuses.
Feb 17 - 9:32 AM

Free agent CB K'Waun Williams has meetings scheduled with the Dolphins, 49ers, and Vikings.

Those visits are in addition to the Jets and Lions, who Williams is meeting with for the second day in a row on Tuesday. It is possible the extra visits are just a ploy to force Detroit into an offer. Either way, it looks like Williams will have plenty of options as he searches for a new team.
Source: ESPN
Feb 14 - 11:34 AM

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports Colin Kaepernick is "open to returning to the 49ers in 2017."

Kaepernick has been expected to opt out of his contract for some time, which he can do starting on March 2, but he did reach out to new GM John Lynch and is expected to meet with him at some point in the near future. If Kyle Shanahan wants him, it is possible the 49ers can convince Kaepernick to stay. Still, divorce remains the most likely outcome.
Feb 14 - 10:50 AM

The 49ers are expected to switch to a 4-3 defense under new DC Robert Saleh.

Saleh worked in Seattle under Pete Carroll from 2011-2013 and followed Gus Bradley to Jacksonville to coach linebackers. Carroll and Bradley run a 4-3 "under" front, which has some stylistic similarities to a 3-4, but is a 4-3 in base form. Each of the 49ers' last two first-round picks -- Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner -- stand 6-foot-7 and were drafted to be 3-4 defensive ends. They will be questionable fits in San Francisco's new defense.
Feb 13 - 11:38 PM

49ers hired Mike McDaniel as run game specialist.

McDaniel worked with Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta along with new WRs coach Mike LaFleur. The 49ers also added Taylor Embree as an offensive quality control coach. Embree's father, Jon, is San Francisco's assistant head coach and TEs coach.
Source: 49ers.com
Feb 13 - 9:14 PM

49ers hired Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator.

Saleh was initially linked with the 49ers as a co-DC candidate with Falcons passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson, but ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Saleh will have the job to himself. Only 38, Saleh has never called plays and has just three years of experience as a lead position coach, but he worked with Kyle Shanahan in Houston in the late 2000s. Shanahan likely would have preferred a more seasoned option at defensive coordinator, but that was always unlikely this late in the process. Saleh will have his hands full turning around one of 2016's worst defenses.
Feb 13 - 6:14 PM


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