Player News - 49ers

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The Santa Clara DA is dropping Reuben Foster's misdemeanor gun charge.

Foster was originally charged with possession of a large capacity magazine, but an injunction issued by a district court prohibits the enforcement of misdemeanor ammunition charges. It is a small win for Foster, but he is still facing a felony gun charge as well as two felony domestic violence charges. Foster is accused of dragging his live-in girlfriend and punching her "8 to 10 times." The 49ers have barred him from team activities while the legal situation plays out.
Apr 17 - 9:28 AM

49ers restructured LT Joe Staley's contract.

Most of the time a restructuring involves a pay cut, but Staley will get $6.4 million more over the final two years of his contract. His total compensation for 2018 was bumped up from $5.5 million to $8.72 million. Staley remains under contract through 2019.
Apr 17 - 8:33 AM

The 49ers will not allow LB Reuben Foster to participate in team activities while he tends to legal matters.

"Reuben Foster will not participate in team activities as he is tending to his legal matters," the 49ers said in a statement. "As previously stated, his future with the team will be determined by the information revealed during the legal process." He would be allowed to participate in offseason activities per league rules if the 49ers' organization hadn't said otherwise. Foster's felony charge stems from an incident in February in which he was accused of dragging his live-in girlfriend from his house and punching her "8 to 10 times." He was also charged with forcefully attempting to prevent the reporting of a crime, possession of an assault weapon, and misdemeanor possession of a large capacity weapon magazine.
Apr 15 - 7:56 PM

49ers released a statement on LB Reuben Foster saying the team is "aware" of his recent charges and his place in the organization is under "great scrutiny".

"We will continue to follow this serious matter," the statement continues. "Reuben is aware that his place in our organization is under great scrutiny and will depend on what is learned through the legal process." It's clear the organization plans to let Foster's legal situation play out before making a decision on his future. According to the DA, he is facing more than 11 years in prison if convicted and could still be suspended by the NFL if charges are avoided.
Apr 12 - 1:10 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster was charged with felony domestic violence by the Santa Clara DA on Thursday.

The charge stems from an incident in February in which Foster was accused of dragging his live-in girlfriend and punching her "8 to 10 times" during a dispute. In addition to the domestic violence charge, Foster is accused of forcefully attempting to prevent the reporting of a crime, possession of an assault weapon, and misdemeanor possession of a large capacity weapon magazine. According to the DA, he is facing more than 11 years in prison if convicted.
Apr 12 - 11:41 AM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects Pierre Garcon (neck) to "come back healthy" this season.

Garcon remains on track to be cleared from last year's neck injury. Barring a setback, he should be ready for OTAs. Playing a full season with Jimmy Garoppolo, Garcon has potential to improve on his 1,000-yard pace from 2017.
Apr 7 - 5:20 PM

49ers signed LB Korey Toomer, formerly of the Chargers.

Toomer logged a pair of sacks and forced five fumbles as a 16-game starter the past two years. His transition to 49ers DC Robert Saleh's scheme should be seamless after playing in Bolts DC Gus Bradley's similar system last year.
Apr 4 - 9:44 PM

Free agent LB Korey Toomer will visit the 49ers on Wednesday.

Toomer visited the Colts last month. Something of a journeyman, Toomer made 16 starts for the Chargers over the past two seasons.
Apr 3 - 4:52 PM

According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, 49ers RB Joe Williams will face an "uphill battle" to make the team out of training camp.

Coach Kyle Shanahan and RBs coach Bobby Turner insisted the Niners take a chance on Williams last year, even after GM John Lynch removed him from his draft board due to concerns over his level of commitment. Williams never saw the field as a rookie, landing on IR with a foot injury following a disappointing training camp. With Jerick McKinnon and Matt Breida firmly ahead of him on the team's running back depth chart, the fourth-round pick will likely need a big summer to crack the 53-man roster.
Apr 1 - 11:27 AM

The Mercury News reports MLB Reuben Foster "remains in good standing" with the 49ers.

Foster's status has been in question after getting arrested twice this offseason. "We’d love Reuben to be on this team," CEO Jed York said at the NFL owners meeting. "Everything has to be case-by-case. I know Reuben is very cognizant of where his position is right now." The 49ers plan to let Foster's legal situation play out before making a decision on him. If Foster avoids charges, he could still be suspended by the NFL.
Mar 28 - 7:09 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Jerick McKinnon is good on all three downs.

"We think he's a great third-down back," Shanahan said. "We also think he's good on first and second down, too." The 49ers signed McKinnon to a workhorse-level contract, and everything which has come out since the signing suggests they view him as the unquestioned starter. Shanahan has coached a top-15 fantasy back five of his last six seasons.
Mar 27 - 8:57 AM

49ers GM John Lynch said Jimmie Ward will spend some time at corner during the offseason program.

Ward played free safety last season, but he started his career and had a couple solid seasons at corner. More important than his position is his health. Ward is expected to be ready for the offseason program after being limited to seven games last year because of a broken forearm, but he has played just 42 games in four seasons and ended the last two on injured reserve.
Mar 26 - 9:35 AM

49ers signed OG Jonathan Cooper, formerly of the Cowboys, to a one-year contract.

The Niners needed some help on the O line after losing 16-game starter Brandon Fusco in free agency. A first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2013, Cooper drew a career-high 13 starts at left guard for Dallas last season. He underwent knee surgery after spraining his MCL in Week 17 but looks to be on track for OTAs. The Niners will be his fifth team in four years.
Mar 20 - 4:51 PM

Speaking at his introductory press conference with the 49ers on Tuesday, Richard Sherman (Achilles) said he expects to be back on the field by May or June.

He's recovering from a ruptured Achilles and also had surgery to remove bone spurs earlier this offseason. If Sherman's timetable is accurate, he should be healthy well in advance of training camp and might even be back for the very end of OTAs. The four-time All-Pro selection defected to the rival Niners after being let go by Seattle earlier this month.
Mar 20 - 3:19 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent LB Korey Toomer is visiting the Colts on Monday.

Toomer has spent the last two seasons with the Chargers, amassing 118 tackles in 16 starts. The Colts could really use help at linebacker, especially after Jon Bostic left for the Steelers in free agency.
Mar 19 - 10:52 AM


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