Early in his rookie season, Solomon Thomas felt the pressure of being the No. 3 overall pick, knowing 49ers fans were expecting the defensive lineman to post big numbers for a team needing to upgrade its pass rush. ''I just calmed down and focused on playing football and having fun,'' Thomas said. Thomas has been […]
The Rams are good enough that they’re parking starters this week in anticipation of the playoffs. With the Rams locked into a home game as NFC West division champs but unable to reach the No. 2 seed, they’ve announced their intention to rest players including quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, defensive lineman Aaron […]
The legend known as “Jimmy G” has changed the outlook for the San Francisco 49ers — since taking over as starting quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo has led the 49ers to four straight wins. Garoppolo also stumped Bing Predicts with a 44-33 upset win over
Last Sunday’s loss to the 49ers left the Jaguars without a path to a bye in the first round of the playoffs and featured members of the defense arguing with each other on the sideline as the unit had one of its shakiest outings of the year. Others, like cornerback A.J. Bouye, find a silver […]
If the 49ers are going to make good on running back Carlos Hyde‘s prediction of a Super Bowl run in 2018, it would help to have linebacker Reuben Foster on the field for the entire season. Foster, one of the team’s two first-round picks this year, joined the team while rehabbing a shoulder injury, missed […]
Just like last year, the final game of the regular season has little meaning for the Los Angeles Rams. Unlike last year, the final game of the regular season is not the final game for the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams (11-4) have clinched the NFC West championship and at least one home playoff game.
Heading into his first full offseason as San Francisco's coach, Kyle Shanahan wants the 49ers to maintain perspective now that expectations are rising dramatically with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback. San Francisco will enter 2018 as a favorite to make a big jump, perhaps to playoff contention, with Garoppolo having an entire offseason to master Shanahan's […]
Tom Brady says he is happy for the success that his former backup Jimmy Garoppolo is having with the San Francisco 49ers. Garoppolo was traded at the end of October for a 2018 second-round draft pick and has won each of his four starts with his new team. “He’s done a great job," Brady said […]
The 49ers on Monday waived cornerback Prince Charles Iworah off injured reserve. Iworah was waived/injured on Sept. 1 as the 49ers trimmed their roster to 53 players before the start of the regular season. Iworah, a seventh-round draft pick in 2016 from Western Kentucky, appeared in one game as a rookie.
Jimmy Garoppolo has already helped the San Francisco 49ers make a bit of history for the NFL's best in-season turnaround. No team that ever started a season as poorly as the 49ers did with nine straight losses has ended it as well as it is going in San Francisco with Garoppolo having led the team […]
The NFC West-champion Los Angeles Rams are locked into hosting an NFC wild-card playoff game. The Rams (11-4) will be either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the playoffs, which means their next meaningful game will be the weekend after their New Year's Eve regular-season finale against the 49ers. Coach Sean McVay intimated […]
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay might hold out some starters for Sunday's regular-season finale against the San Francisco 49ers. McVay's decision centres around left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who has been dealing with a knee injury. If McVay holds the offensive line starters out of Sunday's game, quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley […]