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CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports the 49ers are "not interested" in trading holdout RG Alex Boone.

Per Maiocco, interested teams have inquired about Boone. The 49ers are holding firm. Either they're willing to cave in to Boone's demands soon, or they're simply willing to continue to not pay Boone as he sits at home. Boone doesn't count against the 90-man roster and won't for as long as he holds out. San Francisco will continue to trot out Joe Looney at right guard in the meantime.
Aug 20 - 5:58 PM

Michael Crabtree admitted he wasn't healthy or himself in the eight games he played last season after returning from a torn Achilles'.

"I was fast enough to be on the field," Crabtree said. "But I wasn't me." Crabtree revealed last week that his weight ballooned up to 230 pounds last season. He's back in shape, and says he "can't wait to get out there" this year. Crabtree is a big-time blow-up candidate as the 49ers' clear No. 1 receiver and Colin Kaepernick's go-to guy. There's value in his late-fourth-round ADP.
Aug 20 - 1:23 PM

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, there's a "real good chance" Brandon Lloyd cracks the 49ers' 53-man roster.

Per Rapsheet, the mercurial Lloyd is "fitting in," and has "bonded" with Anquan Boldin. Lloyd would be no better than the 49ers' No. 4 receiver, but is sounding like he could be a nice piece of depth one year after sitting out of the league. Lloyd has no fantasy value.
Aug 19 - 9:42 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers have made progress with walk-year WR Michael Crabtree in long-term talks, and that there is "hope for a deal before the season."

Per Rapoport, talks will be shelved if there's no deal before Week 1. Rapsheet also reports Crabtree is willing to go the incentive route for "top-end" receiver money. The ultimate question is whether Crabtree is willing to bet on himself after his injury-shortened 2013. If not, he'll almost certainly be coerced into a discount. We'd expect Crabtree to roll the dice and play out his deal.
Aug 19 - 7:57 PM

49ers signed NT Glenn Dorsey to a two-year extension through 2016.

It's odd timing, as Dorsey appears poised to miss the 2014 season with a torn biceps. It could be a ploy to spread out his $2.3 million salary over the next three years. FOX's Mike Garofolo suggests the Niners are simply "buying low" on the ex-Chiefs first-rounder. Dorsey appeared in all 16 games last season, starting 13. He's never emerged as a pass-rush threat, but is an able run plugger.
Aug 19 - 7:04 PM

49ers RT Anthony Davis (shoulder surgery) has resumed practicing, and will be ready for Week 1.

Davis is being eased into camp, but only out of an abundance of caution. Jonathan Martin is back to running with the second team. The No. 11 overall pick of the 2010 draft, Davis has never missed a game. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 11 right tackle last season.
Aug 19 - 5:59 PM

Colin Kaepernick admits he was limited by his early-season foot injury in 2013.

Kaep suffered a "chipped bone on his forefoot," and "ruptured capsule in the ball of his foot" in Week 2. "It was something that was always there," he said. "Never spoke about it, never said anything about it because you're a football player, you play through pain." Kaep averaged less than 16 rushing yards over his next four starts before slowly rounding back into form. It's another point in favor of Kaep as a 2014 bounce-back candidate.
Aug 19 - 5:22 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports there's been "no progress" in contract talks between the 49ers and holdout RG Alex Boone.

There were conflicting reports Monday about whether Boone had turned down an offer that would put him amongst the league's 12 highest-paid guards. Per La Canfora, "more teams" have been expressing trade interest in the disgruntled interior lineman. It doesn't look like he's going to blink before Week 1, putting the onus squarely on the 49ers.
Aug 18 - 5:41 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt reports holdout 49ers RG Alex Boone turned down an offer that would have made him one of the 12 highest-paid guards in the league.

There's been near radio silence on the Boone-holdout front, but it's an indication the 49ers are willing to cave. Boone appears in it to win it, and perhaps willing to miss regular-season games. Third-year pro Joe Looney is the 49ers' fallback plan. The 2012 fourth-rounder has just four career appearances to his name.
Aug 18 - 3:12 PM

DC Vic Fangio said the ILB competition between Michael Wilhoite and Chris Borland is too close to call.

This is the battle to see who will hold down the spot next to Patrick Willis until Navorro Bowman (knee) returns around midseason. It's possible that Wilhoite and Borland will end up rotating, capping any IDP appeal and highlighting another weakened spot in the 49ers defense. They'll already be without Aldon Smith, who is facing a 6-8 game suspension.
Aug 18 - 12:23 PM

ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson expects Marcus Lattimore (knee, hamstring) to be activated sometime during the season.

Lattimore still isn't practicing. He remains on the active/NFI list -- which is basically the same as PUP -- and could stay on reserve/NFI into the season, making Lattimore eligible for a Week 7 return. Lattimore has not played an NFL snap (exhibition or regular season) since the 49ers took a flier on him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 18 - 11:18 AM

Coach Jim Harbaugh hinted after Sunday's second preseason game that Blaine Gabbert is in danger of losing the 49ers' backup QB job.

"Whoever doesn't turn the ball over will be the backup quarterback," Harbaugh said. Gabbert, of course, has been turning the ball over. He's 11-of-25 passing for 60 yards and two interceptions through two exhibition contests. Third-stringer Josh Johnson did lose a fumble in Sunday's tilt with the Broncos.
Aug 17 - 7:32 PM

Michael Crabtree started the 49ers' second preseason game, but failed to secure his lone target.

This was Crabtree's 2014 preseason debut after missing just over a week of practice with a sore hamstring. The injury is no longer a concern. The primary takeaway from Sunday's appearance is that Crabtree is healthy. On a 49ers team that will likely have to throw more this year due to several key defensive losses, Crabtree is an inviting fantasy pick at his late-fourth-round ADP.
Aug 17 - 5:26 PM

49ers SS Antoine Bethea suffered a concussion in Sunday's second preseason game against the Broncos.

After the injury, fill-in S Craig Dahl was immediately beaten by Julius Thomas for a 17-yard touchdown. Bethea, 30, came to San Francisco on a four-year, $26 million deal this March. He'll have to pass concussion protocols to return.
Aug 17 - 5:00 PM

Rookie Carlos Hyde was the second back through the 49ers' running back rotation in Sunday's second preseason game against the Broncos, rushing four times for 11 yards and catching one pass for a gain of nine.

His rushing stats stand at 50 yards on nine carries through two exhibitions. Frank Gore handled two runs, and Hyde took care of the rest of San Francisco's first-team tailback work. The 49ers continue to show trust in the second-round pick, giving him snaps next to Colin Kaepernick in Pistol formations. Hyde played in the Pistol at Ohio State, but an NFL passing game has much more responsibilities, particularly in protection. Hyde even lined up outside at wide receiver on a first-quarter snap. Clearly a quick study, Hyde is worth considering as early as the ninth round in 12-team drafts.
Aug 17 - 4:58 PM


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