Player News - 49ers

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49ers ILB Reuben Foster's contract guarantees will void if he is disciplined under the league's drug policy.

Foster failed a drug test at the Combine, so his arrest last week for marijuana possession would be his second known offense, which comes with a fine of two game checks. That discipline would also void the guarantees in his contract, although that is unlikely to matter much considering how well Foster played as a rookie. Still, the incident looks like it will cost him a nice chunk of change if not a couple games.
Jan 15 - 11:50 AM

NBC Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes there's "confidence on both sides" a deal will be reached with free agent Jimmy Garoppolo.

The 49ers planned to franchise Garoppolo, but he's put himself in position for a multi-year extension after going undefeated in five starts down the stretch. Despite interest on both sides, Garoppolo's contract could be complicated by his limited body of work. If the 49ers can't reach a deal, Garoppolo will make $25 million under the tag in 2018.
Jan 13 - 4:05 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster was arrested for marijuana possession in Tuscaloosa (AL) on Friday.

He previously failed a drug test at the Combine. Foster proceeded to turn in a promising rookie campaign despite struggling with injuries. As Foster is already in the league's substance abuse program, he will now face a suspension.
Source: USA Today
Jan 12 - 11:22 PM

49ers FS Jimmie Ward (forearm) is expected to be ready for OTAs.

Ward landed on IR in October, missing the final eight games. Returning on a fifth-year option, he's set to make $8.5 million in the final year of his deal. The 49ers could look to extend Ward this offseason.
Jan 7 - 9:15 AM

Pierre Garcon (neck) is on track for OTAs.

There was some concern over Garcon's status as a 31-year-old coming off a neck injury. He's expected to be cleared for the 49ers' offseason program and isn't a cut candidate despite a $9M-plus cap number. Garcon was on pace for a 1,000-yard season before going down in Week 8. With a full year as the No. 1 receiver in a Jimmy Garoppolo offense, Garcon's stock is on the rise entering 2018.
Jan 7 - 9:02 AM

Impending free agent 49ers LB Brock Coyle is undergoing surgery for a torn labrum in his shoulder.

The operation comes with a 5-6 month timeline. Coyle was a 10-game starter in 2017 but was a liability at weak-side linebacker. Going on 28, he won't have a free agent market until he's 100 percent healthy.
Jan 2 - 3:48 PM

49ers signed TE Cole Wick, WR DeAndre Carter, FB Malcolm Johnson, OL Andrew Lauderdale, LB Boseko Lokombo, QB Nick Mullens, OT Pace Murphy, DB Trovon Reed and CB Channing Stribling to reserve/future contracts.

A 2016 UDFA, Wick made six appearances for the Lions as a rookie, catching two passes. He will be up against it to crack the 53-man roster next summer.
Jan 2 - 2:04 PM

George Kittle caught 4-of-6 targets for 100 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Rams.

The fifth-round rookie from Iowa turned in a productive opening season in the NFL, catching 43-of-63 targets for 515 yards and two touchdowns. In a year that had one of the best tight end classes to ever enter the league, only Evan Engram reeled in more receptions than Kittle did among rookie tight ends. Attached to an up and coming quarterback in a proven successful offensive system, Kittle will be a popular selection for a breakout at his position coming into 2018.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:43:00 PM

Trent Taylor caught both of his targets for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Rams.

The fifth-round rookie ends his first season with 43 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Those 43 receptions were third amongst rookie wide receivers, trailing only Cooper Kupp (62) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (58). Taylor also handled punt return duties as a rookie, averaging 9.2 yards per punt return, which ranked 10th in the league. Taylor will have an early grasp on both the slot receiver and punt returning roles entering 2018, but with Pierre Garcon returning to fold, will still be an ancillary option in the San Francisco passing offense.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:40:00 PM

Matt Breida rushed 12 times for 72 yards while catching 1-of-2 targets for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Rams.

The undrafted rookie from Georgia Southern rushed 105 times for 465 yards with two touchdowns while catching 21-of-36 targets for 180 yards and a touchdown during his rookie season. Breida will a popular offseason name to keep tabs on this offseason with Carlos Hyde entering unrestricted free agency and Breida already establishing himself as a productive player to the San Francisco staff as a rookie. Breida’s biggest obstacle will be that he’s only 190-pounds and breaking out of a change of pace role when fellow rookie Joe Williams returns to the team this offseason.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:38:00 PM

Jimmy Garroppolo completed 20-of-33 passes for 292 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Rams.

Garoppolo completely re-energized an organization and a fanbase with five wins in five starts after the 49ers went 3-24 over the past two seasons prior to him starting. Over that span, Garoppolo led the NFL in passing yards (1,542) while averaging a gaudy 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Although Garoppolo’s contract is up at the end of the season and he has put himself in a position not to take a compromised deal, he will undoubtedly be a member of the 49ers in 2018. The club can retain him through the franchise tag at minimum, but a true offseason extension is the highest probable outcome for both sides with the 49ers having so much cap room at their disposal. Paired with a full offseason in Kyle Shanahan’s offense, Garoppolo will be a popular choice to be the favorite wait on quarterback selection in fantasy circles entering 2018.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:33:00 PM

Carlos Hyde rushed 15 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns while adding 10 yards receiving on two catches in Sunday's Week 17 win against the Rams.

Hyde finishes the season with 940 rushing yards on 240 carries and eight touchdowns. His rushing yardage was lower than the 988 yards he posted last year on just 215 carries as his efficiency dropped. His 3.9 YPC were the lowest mark of his career, but Hyde made up for that with a career-year in the touchdown department to go along with catching the ball out of the backfield, snagging 57 passes for 340 yards. This was Hyde’s final season on his rookie contract as he will hit unrestricted free agency this offseason. A return to San Francisco would be ideal for retaining his current fringe-RB1 fantasy status, but his landing spot in free agency will play a large role in how he’s regarded for fantasy purposes heading into 2018.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:28:00 PM

Marquise Goodwin has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not return to Sunday's Week 17 game versus the Rams.

Goodwin took a scary hit to the head from Blake Countess on a slant route and was forced to exit the game. The 49ers immediately have ruled him out for the game. Prior to the injury, Goodwin caught 2-of-4 targets for 28 yards and a touchdown with 10 yards rushing. After signing a two-year deal this offseason with expectations that he’d be the San Francisco version of Taylor Gabriel, the 49ers got a career-season from Goodwin. After catching just 49 passes for 780 yards combined during his four years in Buffalo, Goodwin posted 962 yards on 56 receptions during his first year with the 49ers. The only blemish was that he managed to find the end zone just twice on the season. Goodwin's season took off over the final stretch of the season as he showed an immediate rapport with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Over the final five weeks of the season, Goodwin caught 29-of-43 targets for 384 yards with a touchdown. Goodwin will enter the offseason as the starting flanker for the 49ers, but will al
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 06:04:00 PM

Marquise Goodwin exited Sunday's Week 17 game versus the Rams after an injury to the head.

Goodwin was hit at full speed by an oncoming Blake Countess on a slant route as the ball and Coleman arrived at the same time. Countess was flagged on the play for a illegal helmet to helmet hit. Goodwin was able to sit up and give a double thumbs up, but could not stand and was carted off the field. His return is questionable, but highly unlikely given the circumstances of the severity and timing of the injury.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 05:50:00 PM

49ers declared DE Aaron Lynch, WR Max McCaffrey, RB Jeremy McNichols DB Antone Exum, DE Pita Taumoepenu, DL Leger Douzable and DL D.J. Jones inactive for Sunday's Week 17 game versus the Rams.

Outside of Lynch, the 49ers enter Week 17 at full strength to close their season.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:01:00 PM


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