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49ers assistant Brandon Staley looks for a coaching 'reset' after firing by Chargers

May. 23, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley's rise up the coaching ranks was meteoric, going from a Division III defensive coordinator to head coach in the NFL in a dizzying five-year span. Staley's stay at the top of the football coaching profession proved to be brief as he was...

The 49ers begin on-field work in offseason with Nick Bosa in town and Brandon Aiyuk missing

May. 21, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers began their on-field work in the offseason with a surprise participant and a predictable absence. Star pass rusher Nick Bosa took part in the voluntary portion of the offseason for a change after spending previous seasons working...

The 49ers are counting on new defensive coordinator Nick Sorensen to get the unit back to dominance

May. 10, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers' experiment of bringing in a defensive coordinator from the outside didn't work out, with the team firing Steve Wilks after just one season. Now they're counting on the internal promotion of Nick Sorensen into that role — with a...

Bill Callahan says it's a 'no-brainer' to work for his son coaching the Titans' O-line

May. 10, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bill Callahan never thought he'd work for his son in the NFL. Not at his age and after all his years in the league. As Brian Callahan interviewed for head coaching jobs in 2023, father and son talked at length about the idea, leaving Bill convinced he...

The 49ers balance immediate needs with long-term plans in NFL draft

Apr. 27, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With the core of a roster that made it to the Super Bowl last season still in place, the San Francisco 49ers had few glaring holes on the roster headed into the NFL draft. That made the approach to picking as much about adding depth with players who could...

San Francisco 49ers take Florida receiver Ricky Pearsall with the 30th pick in the NFL draft

Apr. 26, 2024 01:28 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch got a text from star receiver Brandon Aiyuk soon after drafting Florida’s Ricky Pearsall with the 30th pick. Aiyuk's message about his former teammate was glowing: “Fire pick. Can’t lie.” ...

The 49ers are slated to pick in the 1st round for the 1st time since 2021

Apr. 18, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will no longer be spectators on the opening night of the NFL draft. After sitting out round one the past two years thanks to a pricey decision to trade up for quarterback Trey Lance in 2021, the 49ers will be in position to fill a...

The Rams sign QB Jimmy Garoppolo to back up Matthew Stafford; add safety Kamren Curl

Mar. 15, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has signed with the Los Angeles Rams as the backup to Matthew Stafford. Safety Kamren Curl also agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Rams on Friday. Garoppolo was released Wednesday by the Las Vegas Raiders...

49ers plan to release longtime defensive tackle Arik Armstead, AP source says

Mar. 11, 2024 00:50 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are planning to cut their longest tenured player by releasing defensive tackle Arik Armstead in a salary cap move, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Armstead will be released and hit the open market...

49ers promote Sorensen to DC and hire Staley as an assistant, AP source says

Mar. 02, 2024 17:19 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have promoted assistant Nick Sorensen to defensive coordinator and hired former Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley for a role on the team's staff, a person familiar with the hirings told The Associated Press. The person...