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49ers TC17: Bethea’s pick, Celek’s catch highlight session with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The 49ers' started slowly but finished strong on both sides of the ball in their opening practice against the Broncos. One of the …

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Advertising<p>49ers to Host Second Annual State of the Franchise on May 23The California Theatre will host the event on May 23. Tickets are available …

Ray McDonald indicted for rape; Ahmad Brooks charged in related assault

SAN FRANCISCO -- A Santa Clara County grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an …

49ers notes: Team’s young corners get chance to learn by facing Peyton Manning

There’s no official tally, but 49ers veteran safety Antoine Bethea may have intercepted Peyton Manning more than any player in the NFL.<p>The two were …

49ers’ Ahmad Brooks charged with sexual battery; grand jury indicts ex-teammate Ray McDonald on rape

SAN JOSE — In the latest blow to a football team rocked by off-field player misconduct allegations in recent years, Santa Clara County prosecutors …

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Story lines as 49ers get ready to scrimmage the Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The 49ers are in Denver -- actually Englewood, Colo. -- Wednesday and Thursday for joint practices with the Broncos. Here are …

Will the 49ers and Broncos play nice in joint practices?

Washington and the Houston Texans fought when the teams held a joint practice a couple of weeks ago.<p>Same thing with the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis …

San Francisco 49ers: 5 Positions Still Up for Grabs

One position on the San Francisco 49ers still up for grabs is the No. 3 wide receiver.<p>When the offseason began, it seemed the No. 3 receiver would be Jerome Simpson—he was the most experienced of the backups. But the NFL recently suspended him for the first six games of the regular season.<p>Now, …

San Francisco 49ers Preseason: Week 3 Stock Report

The San Francisco 49ers are still waiting for quarterback Colin Kaepernick to sync up with wide receiver Torrey Smith.<p>Smith was the 49ers’ big addition in the offseason—they gave him a five-year, $40 million contract to be a deep threat and contribute right away. But he has made only 11 catches on …

49ers’ offensive line remains unsettled

The 49ers’ first-team offense was on the field for 15 plays in Sunday night’s preseason win over Dallas, and two of those snaps resulted in a loss of yardage.<p>In each case, center Joe Looney, 24, and right guard Marcus Martin, 21, the least experienced members of the offensive line, appeared to be …

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49ers head for Denver hoping to avoid training camp fight club; Wilhoite returns to practice - 49ers Hot Read

<i>It’s Dan Brown filling in for mighty Cam Inman. If you need me, my e-mail is dbrown@mercurynews.com and I’m on Twitter at @mercrbrownie.</i><p>After a …

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What Can We Learn from the Broncos' Joint Practices with the 49ers This Week?

The Denver Broncos have a beautiful new facility christened the UC Health Training Center. The massive construction project took over a year to complete, and it closed training camp to the fans in 2014. Not only did they build onto the existing building, the Broncos also added an amazing indoor …

49ers coach discourages brawling with Broncos

SANTA CLARA — After a tuneup at their home facility Tuesday, the 49ers boarded a plane for Denver, where they will share a practice field with the …

Ben Ikin’s 360 View: The reason I thought Jarryd Hayne was kidding himself when he switched to NFL

JARRYD Hayne has made fools of many “experts” in his early exploits in the NFL.<p>Ben Ikin was one of the early doubters and he explains why in <i>360</i> …

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The real reason behind Hayne’s success

On the 49ers: NFL foreign to Jarryd Hayne – skills needed to survive there are not

Jarryd Hayne learned something as basic to American football as lowering his shoulder pads and delivering a block for the first time at age 27. Most …

Game review: 49ers ground game strong, air attack meager. What went wrong.

SANTA CLARA -- Jarryd Hayne's moves and Mike Purcell's touchdown headlined the 49ers' second preseason game. What was masked a bit by those …

Preseason football is a time to bring out the sieve to sort the good from the bad. Even in a 23-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys, there’s plenty the San Francisco 49ers are looking to correct before the season gets underway in three weeks. The running game has clearly been a selling point for a depleted […]

Preseason football is a time to bring out the sieve to sort the good from the bad. Even in a 23-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys, there’s plenty the San …

Retired 49ers linebacker doesn't trust NFL's drug testing system

Former 49ers linebacker Chris Borland doesn't exactly trust the NFL after playing only one season.<p>A few weeks after Chris Borland surprisingly …

Sports Night: What went wrong in 49ers’ preseason win

Jarryd Hayne’s moves and Mike Purcell’s touchdown headlined the 49ers’ second preseason game. But what overshadowed those efforts a bit were the …

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apologetic to 49ers over playing turf

<b>Dallas Cowboys</b> owner/GM <b>Jerry Jones</b> is apologetic after the team's second game of preseason on Sunday against the <b>San Francisco 49ers</b>.<p>The week leading …

Dockett appreciative of Tomsula's support through recovery

ATTN: Your content has no Channels. No users will be able to read the article until you add at least one channel.<p>There were plenty of headlines for …

Offensive line's starting unit not yet set - 49ers Hot Read

Even though the 49ers have started the same five players on their offensive line through two exhibitions, that unit has not yet sold coach Jim …

Football (U.S.)

Should the San Francisco 49ers Have Confidence in Vernon Davis?

Preseason football often feels like an episode of “Columbo.”<p>The actual action is moot -- you’re shown who committed the crime right at the beginning …

Madden 16: 49ers Take A Dive

We all know about the 49ers train wreck of a season last year followed by an even more cringe worthy offseason. How well they did in the last …

Gary Kubiak wants zero funny business at Broncos-49ers practices

Gary Kubiak has already proven he’ll start a practice over if his team gets too pushy.<p>With another squad in town, the new head coach is putting his …