Tag Archives: DeMarcus Dobbs

49ers place Dobbs on injured reserve

The 49ers just announced they’ve placed second year defensive lineman, tight end  and core special teams player Demarcus Dobbs on the injured reserve list. Dobbs injured his right knee against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Dobbs played for every special teams unit, so whomever the 49ers sign will most likely be a versatile special teams […]

Demarcus Dobbs arrested, out against Rams

Demarcus Dobbs was involved in a car crash Friday morning. He was reportedly uninjured, but he was arrested for being under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana. He will not play against the Rams this Sunday – he is not making the trip to St. Louis. The 49ers released this statement: “The 49ers […]

Injury Report

SANTA CLARA – Two key 49ers were limping in the locker room this afternoon – Ted Ginn Jr. and Demarcus Dobbs. Dobbs was on crutches and his left leg was wrapped from the ankle to the knee. He hardly put any weight on the injured leg. Ted Ginn Jr. had a boot on his right […]

Five questions for the defense

SANTA CLARA – Tuesday was a defense-dominated day in the 49ers’media tent – Vic Fangio, Larry Grant and Ricky Jean Francois all spoke at the podium, and I spoke one on one to Chris Culliver in the locker room. I asked each guy the same few questions, and here are their responses followed by my […]

Preseason Week 1 grades: The defense and special teams

SAN FRANCISCO – Here are my Preseason Week One grades for the 49ers defense. Defensive line: B+. Justin Smith didn’t play. The rest of this unit allowed 4.3 yards per carry to the Vikings, which is below the Niners’ stellar standard of run defense. The standout player of this group was Demarcus Dobbs, who completely […]

Fangio says he’s anxious for Friday’s preseason opener

SANTA CLARA – It was defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s turn to speak in the 49ers’ media tent on Wednesday. He discussed Friday’s upcoming preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, the progress of his starting outside linebackers and a couple young defensive tackles. Here’s a transcript, courtesy of the 49ers. What are you hoping to see […]

Training camp report: Tuesday, the good — Crabtree, Brooks and Tolzien excel

SANTA CLARA – Michael Crabtree increased his practice participation on Tuesday, catching three passes from Alex Smith within the first ten minutes of team drills. Crabtree mostly watched from the sideline after those catches, but he looked like the best wide receiver on the team and Alex Smith’s favorite target when he was playing. Ahmad […]

Justin Smith on playing offense, defense and more

SANTA CLARA – Today Justin Smith answered questions about his teammates and about playing both defense and offense. Here’s what he said. Q: How much of a head start does the defense have this year as opposed to last year? JUSTIN SMITH: I think the biggest thing is you can actually see some of the […]

Demarcus Dobbs on learning to play tight end

SANTA CLARA – Last year undrafted free agent Demarcus Dobbs made the Niners as a reserve defensive linemen. This year he’s also playing tight end. He discussed his new job this afternoon, and here’s what he said. Q: There have been a couple of different heights and weights listed for you. What are you? DOBBS: […]

Vic Fangio on the state of the Niners defense entering training camp

SANTA CLARA – Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio spoke in the media tent today, and here’s a transcript of what he said, courtesy of the 49ers.   How much more of the defense are you going to be able to install with this training camp compared to last year? “Not much more. We pretty much got […]