When Jerry Rice looks out upon what promises to be a reverent crowd at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on August 7, he will not be the lone 49er in the wilderness. According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, at least nine former Niners will be there to see Rice inducted – the most […]
Eddie D slated for duty in Canton, the Santa Clara City Council helps the stadium cause, and Jerry Rice takes to the links again.
Receiver Jerry Rice just moments ago officially became the fourth first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer from the 49ers’ core group of the 1980s and ’90s. Rice joins Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott and Steve Young as 49ers stars elected in their first year of eligibility. Rice last played for the Seahawks in 2004. He […]
Because they were on the losing team, the 49ers representation at the Pro Bowl pockets $22,500 for their efforts. The winning share is $45,000. The AFC was a 41-34 winner in the Pro Bowl. Here is how those 49ers fared in the fourth quarterl:
This is the first time I’ve watched the Pro Bowl from start to finish, and it might be the last. This is absolutely dreadful. But I promised to chronicle the exploits of the 49ers’ players, so I’ll continue . . .
The score is tied at 17-17 as the teams head to their locker rooms at halftime. Here is how the 49ers’ representatives fared in the second quarter of the Pro Bowl:
The 49ers have strong representation in the Pro Bowl with four players suiting up for the game. We’ll provide a summary of each 49ers player at the conclusion of all four quarters. Here is how the 49ers players fared in the first quarter, which ended with the AFC leading 14-10:
Linebacker Patrick Willis will not play in the Pro Bowl on Saturday due to a minor knee injury. Carolina linebacker Jon Beason will replace Willis on the NFC roster. Willis had some swelling in his right knee due to a case of bursitis. If it had been a regular-season game, Willis would most likely […]
The 49ers will have five players represented at the NFC Pro Bowl on Sunday in Miami, as defensive lineman Justin Smith was the latest player added to the roster. Smith was added to the event after the Vikings’ Kevin Williams bowed out with an injury. Smith was the second alternate. (There was no word […]
Running back Frank Gore has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl team, it was announced today. He replaces Rams running back Steven Jackson, who withdrew from the game due to a back injury that forced him out of a late-season game.
The NFC Championship game on Sunday might have an impact on the NFL resumes of two standout 49ers players. If the Vikings defeat the Saints on Sunday, Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson and interior lineman Kevin Williams (as well as first alternate Pat Williams) would not play in the Pro Bowl, which is scheduled […]
UPDATE: The Eagles have hired Bobby April as special-teams coordinator. Niners coach Mike Singletary interviewed April for the team’s vacant position on Tuesday. Singletary also interviewed Larry Mac Duff last week, after Singletary informed Al Everest he would not be retained for the 2010 season. * * * Niners linebacker Patrick Willis was a nearly […]
From doghouse to team leader Coach Mike Singletary announced six season-long captains for the 49ers, and they weren’t necessarily slam-dunk appointments.
Soft-spoken receiver Isaac Bruce was announced as the winner of the Len Eshmont Award today, this team’s most prestigious honor.
Linebacker Patrick Willis made the NFC Pro Bowl team for the second time in his two-year career. He has been elected as a starter.