Latest San Francisco 49ers News

Brock Purdy counts on a healthy offseason leading to even more progress

May. 28, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brock Purdy's brief time in the NFL has been a bit of a whirlwind with him going from “Mr. Irrelevant” to fill-in starter for a contender as a rookie to a MVP finalist and Super Bowl quarterback last season. After spending the 2022 offseason preparing...

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...

NFL's late Sunday afternoon doubleheader window continues to get the most scrutiny and viewers

May. 16, 2024 06:04 AM EDT

When the NFL schedule gets released, fans and commentators obsess over how many prime-time appearances teams will make. However, the biggest competition and most attention when it comes to formulating the schedule each year is the late afternoon window for Fox and CBS. ...

NFL schedule: 9 playoff rematches include Ravens-Chiefs and Rams-Lions on opening week

May. 16, 2024 01:39 AM EDT

Even though the Super Bowl rematch between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will not occur until almost the midpoint of the season, NFL fans will be treated to a pair of playoff rematches on the opening weekend. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs begin their quest for an...

ESPN announces Jason Kelce's hiring. He will be part of the 'Monday Night Football' pregame show

May. 14, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Kelce is officially a member of ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” team. ESPN announced Kelce had signed a multiyear agreement on Tuesday during a presentation to advertisers in New York. He will also be a part of ESPN's Super Bowl week coverage. ...

Patrick Mahomes vs. Joe Burrow showdown coming in Week 2 as NFL continues releasing its schedule

May. 14, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First, Lamar Jackson. Then, Joe Burrow. The two-time defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs face a daunting test in opening their season after CBS unveiled Kansas City’s Week 2 opponent as being the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday. The league also announced Aaron...

Super Bowl champion Chiefs will open regular season at home against Ravens in AFC title game rematch

May. 13, 2024 22:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will open the regular season at home against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 5 in a rematch of the AFC title game, the NFL announced Monday. The NFL will release the entire 2024 season schedule on Wednesday night on the NFL...

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...

Hall of Fame defensive back Jimmy Johnson dead at age 86

May. 09, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Jimmy Johnson, a three-time All-Pro and member of the All-Decade Team of the 1970s, has died. He was 86. Johnson's family told the Pro Football Hall of Fame that he died on Wednesday night at home in the San Francisco area after a lengthy...