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49ers' Miller not participating in voluntary program

04/17/2015 10:34 PM PDT
San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, arrested last month on suspicion of spousal abuse, is not participating in the team's voluntary offseason program. 
49ers confident Levi's Stadium turf will hold up under heavy workload
04/16/2015 11:39 PM PDT - Monster Energy AMA Supercross is the latest in a string of variety acts appearing on Levi’s Stadium’s field this year, but the 49ers are confident they will avoid the playing-field fiasco that marred their debut season there.
 

49ers' Kaepernick makes big impression on Vernon Davis
04/10/2015 09:39 PM PDT - 49ers tight end Vernon Davis tells reporters 'you guys are in for a treat' after watching Colin Kaepernick show off his revised throwing mechanics. 

Kawakami: Don't look for 49ers to move up in draft
04/09/2015 11:21 PM PDT - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is not expected to move up in the NFL draft.
 

From the Archives: Art Powell and his Raiders legacy
04/08/2015 07:49 PM PDT - Art Powell was a tall and graceful receiver for the Oakland Raiders and San Jose State who spent much of his life, and his football career, fighting against the injustices of racial prejudice  

Raiders' Carr, Mack like what they see
04/06/2015 10:44 PM PDT - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and linebacker Khalil Mack like the ways the team is trying to build around them.
 

49ers sign linebacker Desmond Bishop
03/31/2015 03:11 PM PDT - The San Francisco 49ers sign former Cal linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract.
 

NFL: Owners eager to change extra points
03/25/2015 11:26 PM PDT - The NFL's dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season.  

49ers' Tomsula excited about Kaepernick's time with Warner
03/25/2015 11:23 AM PDT - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula says Colin Kaepernick's offseason time with Kurt Warner could impact the quarterback's approach to the game.
 

49ers' Tomsula: Bush an every down back
03/25/2015 10:32 PM PDT - New San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula sees Reggie Bush as an every down running back.
 

NFL: Former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald heads to Chicago Bears
03/24/2015 10:35 PM PDT - Ray McDonald, who had brushes with the law during his time with the 49ers, agrees to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears. 

Meet the Baltimore Ravens' mathematical whiz
03/24/2015 06:08 PM PDT - The Ravens' John Urschel is that rare pro athlete/accomplished mathematician. 

49ers will install cooling units at Levi's Stadium
03/24/2015 10:35 PM PDT - Team could also host more primetime weekday games in 2015. 

Report: Ex-49er McDonald set to sign with Chicago Bears
03/24/2015 12:32 PM PDT - Former 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald will be joining his old defensive coordinator Vic Fangio with the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. 

NFL: Darren Sharper takes plea deal, faces nine years in prison
03/23/2015 10:42 PM PDT - Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for nine years.
 

49ers awarded two compensatory draft picks
03/23/2015 06:54 PM PDT - The San Francisco 49ers were awarded two compensatory draft picks -- at the end of the fourth and seventh rounds -- by the NFL on Monday to go along with their original seven selections.
 

9-point play? Is the NFL kidding?
03/19/2015 10:25 PM PDT - The NFL will bring proposals for 23 potential rules changes to the floor next week. And while most of the proposals are mired in minutiae -- replay review logistics, more exact definitions of "peel back" blocks, etc. 

Chris Borland's retirement takes some concussion experts by surprise
03/17/2015 10:00 PM PDT - Of Borland's decision, one expert says 'I just hope that the pendulum doesn't swing too far in the other direction.' 

Purdy: Is Chris Borland's retirement the start of a revolution in the NFL?
03/17/2015 08:03 PM PDT - The shocking retirement of a rising star, linebacker Chris Borland of the San Francisco 49ers, raises questions about the future of the NFL. 

Chris Borland's family knew he would retire
03/17/2015 10:43 PM PDT - Chris Borland's family knew throughout his rookie season with the 49ers that it would be his last. It was a secret Borland revealed himself Monday, ending a promising career with a team in need of his tackling talents and keen instincts, especially in the wake of linebacker Patrick Willis' own surprising retirement last week. 

Green Beret Nate Boyer relishes his audition at 49ers pro day

How did a 34-year-old Green Beret fare Friday at the 49ers pro-day tryouts for local draft prospects? 
49ers' Miller not participating in voluntary program
San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, arrested last month on suspicion of spousal abuse, is not participating in the team's voluntary offseason program. 

Baalke likes what he sees from new WR corps; won't rule out draft nor Green-Beckham
The high-priced addition of Torrey Smith and relative flier on Jerome Simpson has Trent Baalke encouraged about the 49ers' wide receiver corps. 

Aldon Smith looking solid, emerging as leader in offseason workouts
If drafting an outside linebacker is one of the 49ers' top priorities, general manager Trent Baalke didn't let on that way Friday, when he endorsed the revival of ace pass rusher Aldon Smith. 

49ers not basing draft needs on Justin Smith's 2015 fate
The 49ers claim they're still waiting on defensive lineman Justin Smith to decide if he'll play a 15th season, and regardless of his decision, that won't impact their draft plans, according to general manager Trent Baalke. 

FB Bruce Miller, following last month's arrest, not taking part in 49ers offseason program
Fullback Bruce Miller, arrested last month on suspicion of spousal abuse, is not participating in the 49ers' voluntary offseason program, general manager Trent Baalke said Friday. 

49ers hosting local pro day
The 49ers are hosting prospects with local roots today in their annual pro day tryouts. Here is a list of those slated to participate:WR Henry Adjei (Adams State; Independence HS-San Jose)SS Esston Al-Uqdah (San Jose State)DE Henry Anderson (Stanford)FB Tyler Anderson (Oregon State)LB Anthony 

No worries now about Levi's Stadium field (of dreams, dirt bikes, wrestlers, concerts, monster trucks, etc.)
Saturday night's Monster Energy AMA Supercross is the latest in a string of variety acts appearing on Levi's Stadium's $1. 

49ers confident Levi's Stadium turf will hold up under heavy workload
Monster Energy AMA Supercross is the latest in a string of variety acts appearing on Levi’s Stadium’s field this year, but the 49ers are confident they will avoid the playing-field fiasco that marred their debut season there.
 

49ers new soccer plan: Santa Clara mayor's latest proposal short-changes kids
Tino Silva, Steve Robertson and Vicki Field say the plan Jamie Matthews supports will leave youth soccer with no place to go. 

Crabtree's 49ers career compounded by the ones that got away
Michael Crabtree leaves the 49ers tied with John Taylor for ninth on the all-time receptions list.The ones that got away, however, overshadow Crabtree's tenure. 

Raiders sign Michael Crabtree
The Oakland Raiders signed former 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree 

Former 49er Lawrence Phillips accused of murdering prison cellmate
Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said Monday 

49ers' Kaepernick makes big impression on Vernon Davis
49ers tight end Vernon Davis tells reporters 'you guys are in for a treat' after watching Colin Kaepernick show off his revised throwing mechanics. 

Kaepernick likes stable of running backs 'capable' of replacing Gore, perhaps including Aussie Jarryd Hayne
For the first time in a decade, the 49ers are preparing for a season without running back Frank Gore. 

Antoine Bethea, reigning team MVP, expresses confidence amid offseason turnover
Safety Antoine Bethea didn't express any concern Friday about a 49ers defense that's lost a slew of personnel, including the sudden retirements of linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland. 

NaVorro Bowman expected to take field with teammates this month
Linebacker NaVorro Bowman's comeback soon is headed for the practice field.Coach Jim Tomsula said Friday that Bowman should be cleared to participate in on-field activities during the offseason program, which began this week but is limited to strength and conditioning drills until April 20. 

Jim Tomsula on Justin Smith's future: 'We'll get to it. We will'
The 49ers are waiting patiently for defensive tackle Justin Smith to decide whether he'll return for a 14th season, coach Jim Tomsula insisted Friday. 

Kaepernick's revised mechanics wow Vernon Davis at start of offseason program
Colin Kaepernick 2.0 made quite the first impression on Vernon Davis as the 49ers began their offseason program this week. 

Kawakami: Don't look for 49ers to move up in draft
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is not expected to move up in the NFL draft.
 

49ers preseason schedule: host Cowboys, Chargers; visit Texans, Broncos
None of the 49ers' four preseason match-ups attracted a national-television slot under first-year coach Jim Tomsula. 

You can bid on Harbaugh's chair, Willis' locker
Jim Harbaugh's desk chair and Patrick Willis' locker stall are available via Candlestick Park auction. 

49ers draft party moves to Great America on April 30
The 49ers annual draft party will be held next door to Levi's Stadium at California's Great America.The April 30 party in the Red Zone Rally runs from 4 p. 

DT Tony Jerod-Eddie signs one-year tender with 49ers
The 49ers announced Tuesday they signed defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie to a one-year exclusive rights tender. 

Former 49er Kwame Harris arrested, allegedly tried to bite officer
Former 49ers and Raiders offensive lineman Kwame Harris was arrested Sunday morning and attempted to bite a police officer's hand, according to a report from NBC Bay Area. 

Telling him goodbye: Fond reader memories of Lon Simmons
Friends, fans share their fondest memories of the great Bay Area announcer. 

Giants fans tell Lon Simmons goodbye: Social media reaction
Hall of Fame broadcaster, who also called games for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland A's, dies at 91. 

San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush and model wife expecting second child
Congrats to new 49er Reggie Bush and wife Lilit Avagyan. US Weekly reports the couple is expecting their second child together. 

49ers sign linebacker Desmond Bishop
The San Francisco 49ers sign former Cal linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract.
 

Jim Harbaugh finishes fourth in presidential race
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh finishes fourth in balloting for student body president