Baalke: “Five or six guys you could say that we coveted at that spot.”

SANTA CLARA — Here is the transcript of Trent Baalke’s post-Round-1 press conference, courtesy of the 49ers public relations department.   Can you talk about what happened at 15? Obviously, Armstead still on the board, Kevin Johnson. Were both of those guys considerations and that is what enabled you to drop two spots down?   […]

I take cash. No checks.... - MidWestDynasty

Report: 49ers sign LB Philip Wheeler

The 49ers just announced they’ve signed former Miami Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler to a one-year contract. Wheeler (30) has been a 4-3 strong-side outside linebacker most of his career. If he makes the 49ers’ final roster, he probably will play right inside linebacker — what coaches call the “Mike” linebacker. In 384 snaps last season, Wheeler […]

B-I-N-G-O BigP!... - Razoreater

5 things to know about the 49ers on draft day

Here’s a 49ers draft preview I wrote for the Press Democrat’s Thursday sports section. 1. REPLACING BOLDIN Anquan Boldin will be a free agent in 2016. He is one of the best third-down receivers in the NFL, maybe ever. Twenty-seven of the catches he made on third down last season resulted in first downs — […]

Jack What a great mock! Makes a lot of sense and falls in line with a lot of what I've been hearing recently.... - E

NFL draft waiting game: 49ers running back Carlos Hyde happy to be in red and gold

Here’s a story I wrote for the Press Democrat’s Thursday sports section. Carlos Hyde didn’t even watch. He was the Big 10’s third-leading rusher in 2013, the most talented running back in last year’s draft, and he chose not to watch the first round of it. “I just went out to dinner,” said the 49ers’ […]

Why you drop the bowler reference? I think we'd all relate to That Guy who hammers the 15 pounder down the lane with all... - E

49ers’ draft needs — take your pick

This is my Thursday column. Name one. Name just one position the 49ers don’t need to address in the upcoming draft. How about safety? Eric Reid suffered three concussions the past two years and Antoine Bethea turns 31 in July. The Niners need a safety. Cornerback? Both starters from 2014 signed with different teams this […]

looks like no OLB in the 1st => - MWNiner

49ers final 2015 mock draft

This is my final attempt to predict which picks the 49ers will make in the upcoming draft. Round 1, pick No. 15: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas The Niners have had at least one great defensive tackle for the past 22 years. They drafted Dana Stubblefield with the 26th pick in 1993. He made three Pro […]

TomD, What mistake did I make? Rice was chosen at #16, you said it was #19. I guess you don't believe what Wyche s... - Jack Hammer

Giants’ arms fuel sweep, but does this staff have legs?

This is my Friday column. SAN FRANCISCO — Technically, Giants right fielder Justin Maxwell won Thursday’s game against the Dodgers with an RBI single down the third-base line in the bottom of the 10th. The final score was 3-2. Technically, Joe Panik won Wednesday’s game with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth. […]

There's alot Devin Smith can't do. I'd be surprised if he was drafted high. I'm not advocating taking him at 46. Bu... - Brodie2Washington

49ers 2015 mock draft 5.0

Here is my latest attempt to predict which picks the 49ers will make in the upcoming draft. Round 1, pick No. 15: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas To replace Justin Smith, the 49ers take the best 3-technique defensive tackle available, maybe the best 3-technique in the entire draft. Brown made 15 tackles for loss in 13 […]

Among other things it details that Petersen suspended and cut 9 players including Peters. Again, I'm not downplaying hi... - rocket

49ers 2015 schedule and game-by-game predictions

The 49ers just annouced their 2015 schedule. Here it is: Week 1: Monday, September 14 vs. Minnesota Vikings — 7:20 p.m. PT on ESPN. Grant’s projection: Win. The Vikings have no chance if they trade running back Adrian Peterson. Week 2: Sunday, September 20 at Pittsburgh Steelers — 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX. Grant’s projection: Loss. Who on the […]

BJR, What do you think is the best record the 49ers could put up next year?... - exgolfer

HBO’s Harbaugh profile an exercise in sensationalism

This is my Tuesday column on HBO’s feature about Jim Harbaugh. I know you want to hear more about Alex Boone calling Jim Harbaugh “clinically insane.” Everybody knows that stuff already. I’ll get back to that in a minute. Tuesday night, HBO is airing a snap shot of Jim Harbaugh’s return to the University of […]

HTW, LOL, literally. That was funny.... - Exgolfer

Bob St. Clair dies

San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair died today in Santa Rosa after suffering complications from a broken hip. He was 84. St. Clair was born in San Francisco. He went to San Francisco’s Polytechnic High School and the University of San Francisco before playing his entire professional career (1953 to 1963) with […]

Fouts family: I don't know if Grant or Lowell can help Bob, but can't the Niners org? Perhaps SR PD Obits can link to ... - Brotha Tuna