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  • By David Bonilla on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:35 PM
    Earlier in the week, it was speculated that the San Francisco 49ers might look to restructure the contract of Stevie Johnson or even release the wide receiver in order to create more room under the salary cap. The final numbers for the salary cap have not been announce, but it is estimated that it would be set at about $143 million for each team, which much...
  • By Phil Walsh on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:02 AM
    Welcome to 'First and Goal', your guide to everything Niners. I know what you're thinking. Is this Bill's 4th cousin? Maybe. Maybe. Every week, we'll get into all the pertinent information regarding your favorite football team and the NFL at large. Be sure to also check out our 'Hero of the Week'. If there's time for world peace, we'll explore that...
  • By David Bonilla on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 3:27 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers reportedly have just $1.577 million of space within the NFL's estimated salary cap. However, that number may be slightly higher depending on who you ask and may change based on the final salary cap figure announced by the NFL, which is estimated to be somewhere between $140-143 million. There are only four NFL teams that have less...
  • By David Bonilla on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:09 PM
    Forget the dismissal of Jim Harbaugh. Yes, that should factor into the conversation, but that has already been discussed to death. This is not yet another piece about Harbaugh. It is a piece about the men that could not coexist with Harbaugh. It is a piece focusing on San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke. We are going to take...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:19 AM
    Despite the mounting evidence to the contrary, Jed York really isn't an idiot. He was smart enough to know, for example, that Jim Harbaugh's departure would be wildly unpopular with his faithful customers. After all, Harbaugh had done more than drag the Niners out of the wilderness. In a way, he'd also sold—at outrageous prices—the...
  • By Brandon Graham on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM
    Once the reality of separation set in for most 49ers fans, it was too late. Jim Harbaugh was on on a plane. Jed York was planning a press conference. Jim Tomsula was trying on ties. The argument for/against Jim Harbaugh's coaching tenure is moot. He's been gone for five weeks (longer depending on who...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:31 AM
    "All of this is part of why I'm so proud to be a part of this and what's built. Joan in payroll. She's not only in payroll, Joan's my financial advisor. Joan's making sure I've got enough money in my 401K. You go on and on and on. Vilma at the front desk. You've got all of these wonderful people in the building. The boys downstairs making that great...
  • By David Bonilla on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:31 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers' coaching search may be coming to an end as team general manager Trent Baalke and possibly others are in Denver right now for a second interview with Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Team CEO Jed York and president Paraag Marathe were in the first interview alongside Baalke on January 2 in Denver. The team's next...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:12 PM
    January's have been rough for 49er fans the past four years and 2015's version has been no exception. This is a different kind of anxiety obviously, but thanks to the departure of the 49ers most successful coach in roughly two decades, the fans are predictably on edge. There's a lot of questions to be answered after a disappointing 8-8 season, none of which...
  • By D.C. Owens on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM
    Well, he's gone, gone, gone. Gone, gone, gone. Cryin' won't bring him back. Adieu, Gentleman Jim Harbaugh. We hardly knew ye. And, now, 49ers' head honcho Jed York says he wants someone like Bill Walsh as his next head coach. Who wouldn't, other than, occasionally, Jed's Uncle Eddie? But, before the...
  • By Al Sacco on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:11 PM
    Frank Gore defied age again in 2014, and bucked the trend of running backs over the age of 30 struggling to play at a high level. Despite an inconsistent workload and an inept passing game, the 31-year old Gore still managed to gain 1,106 yards on the ground and averaged 4.3 yards per carry. It was the eighth time in 10...
  • By AJ Bolino on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM
    Some of you are likely stewing right now...be it for the 49ers stunning lack of offense in the 2014, your belief that Greg Roman is the sum of all things wrong with the game of football, or perhaps because Colin Kaepernick is never going to become the player you want him to be. To those of you stewing: there are reasons that the 49ers have struggled...and...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM
    Four years ago as the 2010 season was coming to a close, the prospects for the San Francisco 49ers looked pretty bleak. They'd missed the postseason and posted a non-winning record for the eighth season in a row and there was little promise that things were going to improve with the ousting of then Head Coach, Mike Singletary. If you were to sum up the...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Friday, December 26, 2014 at 9:51 PM
    It's Friday and Christmas is finally behind us. Rest assured, not many Colin Kaepernick jerseys were exchanged on Thursday Morning this week. Any 49ers fan, myself included, really doesn't want to dwell on thinking about the season behind us nor even the one solitary game that lies ahead. Losing your last 5 games in a row to close out a season never...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    Dear David: As one of your humble employees, I'd first like to wish you a merry Christmas and thank you for another great year here at 49erswebzone. Maybe I don't tell you enough, but this is truly a wonderful job. I can work from home, my hours are flexible, and the dress-code...well, you wouldn't believe what I'm wearing right...
  • By Mitch Lucas on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM
    If, in fact, the rumors are true, and Jim Harbaugh will either leave the San Francisco 49ers on his own or be dismissed following the regular season finale against Arizona, fans would hope that 49ers ownership and general manager Trent Baalke have some sort of plan for finding a capable replacement. There might be a temptation there to bring in...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:11 AM
    Colin Kaepernick is no longer the hot hand. As the twelfth week of the NFL season dawned the San Francisco 49ers found themselves tied for second place in the NFC West with the Seattle Seahawks. They had battled through a myriad of issues through the beginning months of the season, but found themselves in position to make their typical end of...
  • By David Bonilla on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:04 AM
    On Sunday, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported that San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York had decided to part ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh within 48 hours of the team's final game of the season. That game will be a matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, December 28th. It will be Harbaugh's final game with the 49ers....
  • By Jesse Dumas on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7:27 PM
    Well, we can finally put this story to rest, at least in the context that this is a San Francisco 49ers-centric website and Ray McDonald is no longer a member of the team. Obviously, more will come to light as this new situation unfolds, and it will at least let us cast a final narrative about what went on with this player and his strange season, though...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11:34 AM
    The 49ers were officially eliminated from the playoffs with their 17-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. This game looked like so many from throughout the season, especially over the last eight games. There was Colin Kaepernick missing wide open receivers including taking a sack instead of hitting a wide open running back, an inability to get into third and...