Latest San Francisco 49ers News

Watson, Garoppolo sharp as Texans top 49ers 16-13

Aug. 19, 2018 12:52 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After throwing just one pass in his return to game action last week, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was determined to stay on the field a little longer on Saturday night. Watson used his one series to march the Texans down the field, going 5 of 8 for 73 yards, capped by a 1-yard...

49ers sign defensive back Dexter McCoil

Aug. 17, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive back Dexter McCoil to a one-year contract. The 49ers placed safety Terrell Williams Jr. on injured reserve with a leg injury Friday to make room on the roster. McCoil originally joined the 49ers last season after the team claimed him...

Tempers flare as 49ers, Texans practice together

Aug. 15, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — There was plenty of intensity on Wednesday when the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers met in the first of two joint practices before this weekend's preseason game. A little too much in fact, with Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins and 49ers safety Jimmie Ward being kicked out of practice...

McGlinchey excited for big test this week vs. Watt, Clowney

Aug. 14, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mike McGlinchey's first test as an NFL tackle came against one of the league's top pass rushers in Dallas' DeMarcus Lawrence. Things will only get tougher this week when McGlinchey must contend with three-time former AP Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney...

49ers bringing in Alfred Morris to add depth in backfield

Aug. 13, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are bringing in Alfred Morris to provide depth at running back while they deal with injuries at the position, coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday. Morris, 29, was a sixth-round draft pick of Washington in 2012 when Shanahan was the offensive coordinator. He...

49ers RB Jerick McKinnon sidelined by strained calf

Aug. 12, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon will miss at least one week with a strained right calf. McKinnon injured himself in practice on Sunday and the team says he will be re-evaluated in a week. McKinnon signed a $30 million, four-year contract in March. He lost four...

FANTASY PLAYS: TE, defense, kickers not to be ignored

Aug. 12, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

A majority of fantasy football research tends to focus on running backs, wide receivers and quarterbacks. But the other three positions are equally as crucial and can ultimately help you win your league. Knowing the right time to grab a tight end and when to keep waiting is key, as is your weekly strategy for...

49ers' 7th-round picks shine in preseason opener

Aug. 12, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo and most of the other high-profile members of the San Francisco 49ers made brief cameos at most in the exhibition opener. That gave a pair of seventh-round picks an opportunity to shine, and they made the most of that chance. Receiver Richie James Jr. and...

Houston's Watson healthy and ready for more work this week

Aug. 11, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson was back in a game this week for the first time since surgery to repair a right knee injury in November, and although he didn't play long, he relished his return. "I just played five snaps, handed the ball off, threw one pass," Watson said. "So, it wasn't too bad. Good to just...

49ers TE Kittle, RB Breida out for rest of preseason

Aug. 10, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and backup running back Matt Breida both separated their shoulders in the exhibition opener and will miss the rest of the preseason. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that he expects both players to be ready to return in time for the...