Latest San Francisco 49ers News

49ers hire Joe Woods as defensive assistant

Jan. 17, 2019 5:52 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have hired Joe Woods as their defensive backs coach and passing game coordinator. Woods' addition to coach Kyle Shanahan's staff on Thursday fills a void created when Jeff Hafley left after serving for three years as defensive backs coach to take a job at...

Broncos hire 49ers QBs coach Scangarello as OC

Jan. 16, 2019 10:04 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive coordinator Wednesday. "We're getting an experienced coach who was a trusted and...

49ers hire Kris Kocurek as defensive line coach

Jan. 15, 2019 10:03 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have hired Kris Kocurek as their defensive line coach. The team announced Tuesday that Kocurek will replace Jeff Zgonia. Zgonia had the job the previous two seasons. Kocurek spent last season as the defensive line coach for Miami. He spent the previous...

Denver Broncos bring Mike Munchak in from Steelers

Jan. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mike Munchak, who had been a finalist for Denver's head coaching job, is making a lateral move from the Pittsburgh Steelers to serve as the Broncos' new offensive line coach. "There's nobody better as an offensive line coach than Mike Munchak," new coach Vic Fangio said Monday. "The...

49ers' Exum fined $53,482 by NFL for hit on Rams' Woods

Jan. 5, 2019 6:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco 49ers safety Antone Exum Jr. was fined $53,482 by the NFL for his hit on Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods last Sunday. Exum was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play in which he hit Woods in his midsection in the third quarter of the 49ers' 48-32 loss...

Redskins' Reuben Foster has domestic violence charge dropped

Jan. 3, 2019 4:43 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster, though the NFL continues to review the matter. Prosecutors in Tampa, Florida, filed a notice of termination of prosecution on Wednesday. The notice states that the...

Garoppolo's injury doomed 49ers season from start

Dec. 31, 2018 6:57 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All the optimism the San Francisco 49ers had coming into the season crumpled less than a month into the campaign when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo blew out his knee. Talk of a playoff run and a return to the upper echelon of the NFC was put on hold for yet another year as the...

Goff throws 4 TDs, Rams grab bye with 48-32 win over Niners

Dec. 30, 2018 9:22 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after everything the Los Angeles Rams have accomplished this season, they still knew they probably needed to beat rival San Francisco in the finale for a first-round playoff bye. Although their high-powered offense did its part as usual, a four-takeaway effort by the defense was...

Rams rule out RB Todd Gurley for regular season finale

Dec. 28, 2018 5:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rams running back Todd Gurley has been ruled out of Los Angeles' regular-season finale against San Francisco because of a knee injury. Safety Lamarcus Joyner also won't play Sunday at the Coliseum, Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed Friday. "Those guys are making progress, but we don't feel...

Sherman provides silver lining to 49ers' rough season

Dec. 27, 2018 9:09 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers knew they were getting a standout cornerback when they signed Richard Sherman in March. It turns out they also got a coach and an ambassador. This season hardly has gone according to plan for the 49ers, but the way Sherman has meshed with his new team and...