Latest San Francisco 49ers News

Lance looks comfortable in role as starting QB for 49ers

May. 25, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trey Lance took the practice field this week for the San Francisco 49ers in a far different state than his rookie campaign. The nagging finger injury that limited him all last season has healed, his knowledge of the offense has grown and he has emerged as...

Jaguars hire longtime 49ers executive Waugh as assistant GM

May. 18, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars formally hired Ethan Waugh as the team’s assistant general manager on Wednesday. Waugh, who had been rumored to be in line for the job for more than a month, worked alongside current Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke for a...

Vikings add analytics expert Demitrius Washington in VP role

May. 16, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings hired Demitrius Washington as vice president of football operations on Monday, a new position under new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah that's designed to take the front office deeper into data-based decision-making. Washington was the...

AP source: Packers CB Alexander agrees to contract extension

May. 16, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander has agreed to terms on a four-year, $84 million contract extension with a $30 million signing bonus, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the extension hasn’t...

Rams to host Bills to open NFL season; Broncos at Seattle

May. 12, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

To the Super Bowl winner goes the spoils of opening the entire schedule at home. So the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Sept. 8, to begin the 2022 season. It's a juicy matchup of the team generally considered the title favorite by...

Bears add depth at wide receiver by signing Dante Pettis

May. 11, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears added depth at wide receiver, agreeing to a deal with free agent Dante Pettis on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Pettis announced the move on Twitter, posting a photo of himself signing a contract. Drafted by San Francisco in the second round...

49ers re-sign CB Jason Verrett to 1-year deal

May. 02, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are bringing back oft-injured cornerback Jason Verrett on a one-year deal. The Niners announced Monday that they are re-signing Verrett after he played only one game last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury. ...

49ers address needs at offensive line, cornerback in draft

Apr. 30, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers went into the NFL draft with only a few obvious positions of need they could potentially target. While San Francisco found some options at cornerback and guard, the Niners leave the draft still with some potential questions at...

USC pass rusher Drake Jackson goes to 49ers in 2nd round

Apr. 30, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have had a distinct team-building philosophy since coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch took over the team in 2017 to focus heavily on the trenches. That led San Francisco to once again invest in the pass rush in the...

49ers GM Lynch 'can't ever imagine' trading Deebo Samuel

Apr. 25, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch says he “can't ever imagine” trading All-Pro receiver Deebo Samuel and remains confident the two sides can still work out a long-term contract. Lynch spoke Monday at his mandatory pre-draft news...