Player News - 49ers

Date: Team: Pos:

49ers promoted TE Je'Ron Hamm to the active roster.

It's insurance with Vance McDonald (hip) and Garrett Celek (back) questionable for Sunday. The 49ers released RB DuJuan Harris in a corresponding move.
Oct 1 - 4:21 PM

Vance McDonald (hip) is listed as questionable for Week 4.

McDonald practiced on a limited basis this week and is probably going to come down to a game-time decision. Garrett Celek (back) is also questionable.
Sep 30 - 3:57 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Cowboys.

It's an upgrade to Cole Beasley's matchup, as Ward covers the slot in the 49ers' defense and Beasley runs almost strictly slot routes. Beasley's target outlook is also improved by the Cowboys' loss of Dez Bryant (knee).
Sep 30 - 3:55 PM

Garrett Celek (back) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Celek will probably be good to go for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, but his TE2/3 status will depend on Vance McDonald's (hip) health. McDonald returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session of his own.
Sep 29 - 5:05 PM

Vance McDonald (hip) returned to 49ers practice Thursday.

McDonald was listed as "limited," but it gives him a chance to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday. Before today, McDonald had seemed likely to sit. We'd still consider him 50-50, at best. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on McDonald one way or the other.
Sep 29 - 2:18 PM

Coach Chip Kelly said he remains "real confident" in Blaine Gabbert as the starter.

Gabbert is completing just 55.2 percent of his passes at 5.5 yards per attempt with a 3:3 TD:INT ratio. He simply isn't getting it done, as the 49ers have been rocked in two-straight games. Kelly said Colin Kaepernick will continue to be the No. 2 until he gets his body (gains weight) back to its 2013 form.
Sep 28 - 1:51 PM

Coach Chip Kelly suggested Vance McDonald (hip) may not play Week 4 against the Cowboys.

McDonald exited Week 3 with the injury and was quickly ruled out. He isn't practicing on Wednesday. Kelly doesn't believe it's a long-term issue for McDonald. Garrett Celek and Blake Bell are the next men up.
Sep 28 - 1:50 PM

Colin Kaepernick finally admitted that his loss of weight has become an issue.

The 49ers haven't said how much Kaepernick weighs, but they admit he's not at his listed 225 pounds. And probably isn't close to it. Kap became a vegan last season, and his weight noticeably started to tumble. He has a plan to gain it back: "Eat food. And a lot of it." His fragile build is likely contributing to coach Chip Kelly not putting Kaepernick on the field. "To get the full Kap for what you need -- the potential that he has," Kelly said, "he needs to continue to just work on the physical aspect of things." Kelly has long been big on physical stature.
Sep 28 - 10:17 AM

49ers signed WR/PR Keshawn Martin to a two-year contract.

The 49ers have the league's most embarrassing receiver corps, but Martin's contributions should remain limited to special teams.
Sep 27 - 3:18 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward (quad) is week to week.

It's actually good news after Ward went down in non-contact fashion. Keith Reaser will likely start in his absence.
Sep 27 - 1:42 PM

Sporting News' Alex Marvez reports the 49ers are sticking with Blaine Gabbert in part because he is better in practice than Colin Kaepernick.

Coach Chip Kelly insinuated Kaepernick could be given a shot to start when he is "100 percent." He was almost certainly talking about health, but Kaepernick could also still be behind with the playbook after sitting out most of the offseason. Neither of these quarterbacks is the answer, but the 49ers should at least give Kap a shot before the end of the season.
Sep 27 - 9:24 AM

49ers OT Anthony Davis announced his retirement from the NFL after six seasons.

Well, that was quick. Davis retired before the 2015 season, spent the entire year away from the game, but came back to the 49ers this summer. He played three snaps Week 1 but had been sidelined the past two weeks with a concussion. The 49ers will move forward with Trenton Brown at right tackle. Davis was the No. 11 overall pick in 2010 and turns 27 in two weeks.
Sep 26 - 7:36 PM

Speaking Monday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly hinted Colin Kaepernick could become the team's starter once he's back to full health.

"I don’t think he’s 100 percent right now so that’s why he’s our No. 2," Kelly said. Kelly hinted change could come once Kap is "full-go." Blaine Gabbert has predictably been setting the quarterback position back decades as Kelly's starter. He's averaging 177 passing yards and has four total touchdowns. His rate stats are abysmal. Kap's game was in full-on collapse last season, but he deserves a shot to be a dual-threat in Kelly's run-heavy offense. It's starting to look like a matter of when, not if, Kap gets a chance to supplant Gabbert.
Sep 26 - 3:13 PM

49ers CB Jimmie Ward exited Week 3 against the Seahawks with a quad injury and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Ward went down with a non-contact injury. Coach Chip Kelly says he thinks it's a muscle injury as opposed to a ligament issue in Ward's knee. Ward is the 49ers' base right corner and moves into the slot in sub-packages.
Sep 25 - 10:02 PM

49ers WR Quinton Patton caught 1-of-4 targets for eight yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss to Seattle.

He has descending yardage totals of 60, 25, and 8 through three games in a rudderless 49ers "passing game." Patton is entirely without fantasy value.
Sep 25 - 8:10 PM


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