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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. 

Raiders sign running back Trent Richardson
03/17/2015 09:31 PM PDT - The Oakland Raiders sign running back Trent Richardson, who was waived by the Indianapolis Colts.
 

49ers' Chris Borland retires over health concerns
03/17/2015 10:07 AM PDT - Chris Borland, the 49ers' leading tackler last season as a rookie replacement to Patrick Willis, is shockingly retiring because of head-trauma concerns, he told ESPN on Monday.
 

49ers had holes to fill because of free agency
03/15/2015 05:48 PM PDT - The San Francisco 49ers lost six starters from last season, which will lead to promotions for a few reserves, though they have signed Torrey Smith, Darnell Dockett and Reggie Bush 

Oakland Raiders happy with free-agency upgrades
03/15/2015 10:37 PM PDT - The Oakland Raiders signed nine players in a free-agent class highlighted by center Rodney Hudson, though fans seemingly had hoped for a splashier name such as Ndamukong Suh or DeMarco Murray 

NFL: Raiders' Reggie McKenzie admits team not interested in Greg Hardy
03/14/2015 09:25 PM PDT - Vikings released receiver Greg Jennings, who would have counted $11 million against the salary cap this year.  

Reggie Bush, 49ers agree to terms
03/14/2015 09:46 PM PDT - Reggie Bush figures to complement Carlos Hyde and Kendall Hunter in a 49ers backfield that will be without Frank Gore for the first time since 2004. Gore, the 49ers' all-time leading rusher, signed a three-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts last week. 

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers give Ben Roethlisberger five-year contract
03/13/2015 10:46 PM PDT - Miami Dolphins obtain Kenny Stills from New Orleans Saints, trade Mike Wallace to Minnesota Vikings. 

Report: Lance Briggs to visit 49ers on Monday

Lance Briggs will visit the 49ers on Monday, the 34-year-old linebacker told ESPN.com.Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowler during his 12 seasons with the Chicago Bears, told ESPN. 
49ers waive cornerback Cameron Fuller
The 49ers released Richmond native Cameron Fuller on Friday, ending the cornerback's tenure without him making a regular season appearance. 

49ers release OT Jonathan Martin
The 49ers announced Thursday they have waived offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, ending his disappointing one year in San Francisco. 

49ers' Tomsula excited about Kaepernick's time with Warner
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula says Colin Kaepernick's offseason time with Kurt Warner could impact the quarterback's approach to the game.
 

Jim Tomsula on Reggie Bush: 'He's not a gadget guy'
Reggie Bush isn't coming into the 49ers to replace Frank Gore's role as an every down running back. But he's capable of a heavy workload, if needed, according to coach Jim Tomsula. 

49ers' Tomsula: Bush an every down back
New San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula sees Reggie Bush as an every down running back.
 

Kentucky's kindred Jim Harbaugh spirit
Karl-Anthony Towns likes his imaginery friend in much the way Jim Harbaugh did with 49ers. 

San Jose: Ex-49er Chris Culliver has brass knuckles charge reduced to misdemeanor
Over the objection of the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, a judge agreed Tuesday to reduce a felony charge for possession of brass knuckles to a misdemeanor for ex-49er Chris Culliver in connection with a hit-and-run episode in March 2014. 

49ers will install cooling units at Levi's Stadium
Team could also host more primetime weekday games in 2015. 

Report: Ex-49er McDonald set to sign with Chicago Bears
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. 

49ers awarded two compensatory draft picks
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.
 

Report: 49ers interested in ex-Viking Erin Henderson
The linebacker-needy 49ers are reportedly interested in Erin Henderson, the former Minnesota Viking who sat out last year after being released following two arrests for suspicion of driving under the influence 

Chris Borland says 49ers will get back most of his signing bonus
Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland says he will return three-fourths of his signing bonus to the team after abruptly retiring following his rookie season. 

Chase Thomas added to 49ers' list of ACL patients
Stanford product Chase Thomas is now part of a unique group on the 49ers: players recovering from torn anterior cruciate ligaments. 

Chris Borland tells 'CBS This Morning' about support he's receiving, encourages others to seek knowledge
Chris Borland said he's received an outpouring of support from former 49ers teammates and former NFL players in the wake of his surprise retirement after his rookie season. 

49ers confirm Reggie Bush's one-year deal
Reggie Bush is officially a 49ers running back. After agreeing Saturday to join the 49ers and help replace Frank Gore, Bush has signed his one-year contract, the 49ers announced Wednesday. 

Wrestlemania: 49ers honor their wrestling history
The 49ers Museum, with WrestleMania 31 coming to Levi's Stadium, honors its connection with the sport 

DC Eric Mangini on 49ers defense: 'You have to find the best way to allow them to be successful'
As the 49ers new defensive coordinator, Eric Mangini inherits a unit that, so far, has lost five players who started games last season, including retired linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland. 

Report: WR Michael Crabtree visiting Dolphins
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree, after a quiet first week of free agency, is reportedly visiting the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday. 

Roster 'reload' in full swing: tracking 49ers changes since season's end
General manager Trent Baalke sensed the skepticism Dec. 29, a day after the 49ers parted ways with coach Jim Harbaugh. 

Chris Borland's retirement takes some concussion experts by surprise
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?
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
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. 

Colin Kaepernick, Alex Smith headline autograph show
Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith will be reunited an autograph show, which also will feature former 49ers quarterbacks Joe Montana, John Brodie and Y.A. Tittle 

Jed York: 'I don't ever want somebody to go out there and do something they're not comfortable doing'
Jed York said he respects Chris Borland's decision to retire, which the 49ers CEO confirmed was a surprise to the organization. 

Color analyst Tim Ryan tells KNBR: 'Patrick Willis retired. Chris Borland quit'
Tim Ryan, the color analyst on 49ers radio broadcasts, didn't see Chris Borland's retirement coming, and he refused to use call it such. 

Chris Borland recalls collision that had him rethink NFL career
Chris Borland is the first to acknowledge that collisions between a linebacker and fullback happen "a lot. 

Chris Borland's father on retirement: 'We kept it to ourselves'
Chris Borland's family knew throughout his rookie season with the 49ers that it was likely going to be his last. 

Watch San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick slam dunk, calls out Klay Thompson, Steph Curry, LeBron James
49ers QB Colin Kaepernick appears to be mixing it up during his offseason training, hitting the basketball court. 

NFL VP of health and safety addresses Borland retirement, says football 'never been safer'
The NFL reacted to 49ers linebacker Chris Borland's surprise retirement by noting how steps are being made to make football safer than ever. 

 
 
 
 
 
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