• NFL owners change rule on extra points - 05/19/2015 10:14 PM PDT
  • 49ers' Justin Smith decides to retire - 05/18/2015 10:45 PM PDT
  • Purdy: What to expect at NFL meetings - 05/18/2015 10:46 PM PDT
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    ( Nhat V. Meyer )
    Don't overlook Lawrence Okoye as he enters Year 3 of his NFL transformation

    Lawrence Okoye isn't counting on Justin Smith's retirement to finally free him a spot on the 49ers defensive line for regular-season action. 
    The Tomsula Transition: full speed ahead
    Jim Tomsula patrolled the 49ers practice field Thursday as an orderly head coach, rather than an affable, defensive-line boss. 

    49ers give rave reviews to start of Tomsula coaching era
    Players say he yells more than when he was a line coach, but has 'switched up a lot of things and tried to cut a lot of fat in how practices and meetings are.'
     

    OTA practice: up-tempo approach under Tomsula; Bowman off today; Hyde doesn't practice
    Linebacker NaVorro Bowman was among those not present, but he did participate the previous two days, according to a team spokesman. 

    Mike Davis apparently initiated into Colin Kaepernick's hard-target club
    Rookie running back Mike Davis apparently suffered a familiar fate when it comes to catching Colin Kaepernick's high-speed passes. 

    Purdy: Raiders and Oakland nearing end-game
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes clear he's not happy with Oakland's effort to keep Raiders 

    NFL owners change rule on extra points
    Owners vote to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PAT tries, and also allow defenses the opportunity to score on the play. 

    Could new rule lure 49ers into more two-point conversion attempts?
    The NFL tweaked the point-after protocol Tuesday, and while extra-point kicks now become 33-yard attempts, perhaps it will entice teams to try more two-point conversions. 

    Patriots won't appeal Deflategate penalty
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says the team will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft picks in the Deflategate scandal.
     

    Justin Smith transcript: 'For four years there, to walk into camp thinking you can win a Super Bowl was pretty cool'
    Justin Smith had no interest in retiring Monday by showing up at a formal press conference in a suit and tie, or probably even his blue jeans or cowboy boots. 

    @49ers' Justin Smith retires #FarewellCowboy: Social media reaction
    Fans and observers weighed in as word of the San Francisco defensive tackle and five-time Pro Bowler's decision spread Monday 

    49ers' Justin Smith decides to retire
    Justin Smith is ending his 14-year career as one of the NFL's most dominant defensive linemen. 

    Purdy: What to expect at NFL meetings
    The Raiders and Super Bowl 50 will be among the topics of discussion when the NFL holds its spring meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday and Wednesday.
     

    Patience, constant maintenance prescribed for 49ers' NFL-high nine ACL comebacks
    Dr. James Andrews isn t astonished the 49ers have nine players – two shy of a full huddle -- battling back from torn anterior cruciate ligaments. 

    49ers' ACL apocalypse: Team leads NFL in wounded knees on mend
    Linebacker NaVorro Bowman leads a cast of nine 49ers hoping to return to their pre-knee surgery form. 

    QB Dylan Thompson has 49ers excited heading into rookie minicamp
    Any time the 49ers unveil a new quarterback, it's intriguing. Could he be the next Joe Montana? Or could he be the next Jim Druckenmiller? 

    49ers rookie, veterans get lesson from the master
    49ers great Charles Haley gives pass-rushing tips to Aldon Smith and Tank Carradine, and third-round pick Eli Harold learns something by osmosis. 

    Top pick Arik Armstead under contract ahead of rookie minicamp
    Top draft pick Arik Armstead signed his four-year contract Friday, ahead of this weekend's minicamp for rookies and first-year players. 

    Jim Tomsula impressed by Jarryd Hayne: 'He's not a little duckling'
    Jarryd Hayne's chances of making the 49ers roster likely hinge on his ability to field punts, and Friday he made an impressive first impression in that regard. 

    Justin Smith's status remains in limbo; Arik Armstead's arrival imminent
    Coach Jim Tomsula said he did not talk Friday to Justin Smith nor has any meeting scheduled to find out if the defensive lineman plans to retire or return for a 15th season. 

    NaVorro Bowman, Nick Moody and other ILBs impressing Tomsula
    Even though their inside-linebacker corps lost Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to stunning retirements, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is pleased how that unit looks, including the progressing comeback of NaVorro Bowman. 

    Charles Haley works with Aldon Smith on pass-rushing technique
    Friday s goal on the 49ers practice field was to intersperse rookies and first-year players with veterans. 

    49ers' Armstead living out NFL dream for brother too
    Arik Armstead's brother Armond, also a promising NFL prospect, suffered two heart attacks before the age of 24. 

    Report: 49ers to practice with Broncos before third exhibition in Denver
    For the second straight preseason, the 49ers will practice on the road against another team, with this August's excursion taking them to Denver, according to 9News. 

    Santa Clara turns down 49ers cash offering for youth sports
    The Santa Clara City Council on Tuesday night rejected a $3 million peace offering from the San Francisco 49ers after the team's attempt to take over a youth soccer park for VIP parking at Levi's Stadium.  

    49ers' great St. Clair loved his raw fish too
    Famous for eating raw steak, Bob St. Clair also liked to eat his fish straight from the hook. 

    Forget the Joe Montana, Tom Brady debate, says 49ers' great Dwight Clark
    Clark says Brady obviously cheated, what else does anyone need to know? 

    49ers rookie numbers include 20 for RB Davis, 58 for LB Harold
    Yes, Patrick Willis' No. 52 remains in storage, but other familiar uniform numbers will be on some new 49ers this fall. 

    49ers, Justin Smith closing in on decision
    Defensive stalwart Justin Smith will meet with team next week, says 49ers GM Trent Baalke 

    Baalke on Deflategate: 'We know what the rules are and try to adhere to them;' Justin Smith meeting imminent
    General manager Trent Baalke, claiming he hasn't kept up with the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal, said the 49ers are a rule-abiding outfit. 

     
     
     
     
     
    Sunday's TV picks: 'Game of Thrones' -- how will Sansa react post-rape?

    Plus, Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise team up to host National Memorial Day Concert with performances by Gloria Estefan, Tessanne Chin, Katherine Jenkins and more. 
    ( Jeffrey R. Staab )
    David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

    Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.