49ers RB Trey Sermon clears concussion protocol, expected to start on Sunday night

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Friday afternoon that rookie running back Trey Sermon has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol. This would appear to clear the way for Sermon, a third-round pick for the 49ers in this year’s draft, to make his first NFL start on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. Sermon made his NFL debut in the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ 17-11 victory over…

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Do the 49ers have enough playmakers to contend in NFC West?

On Sunday the 49ers’ offense was unable to reach a first down throughout the first quarter. This was something that had never happened to San Francisco with Kyle Shanahan calling the offensive plays. The sluggish start against Philadelphia coupled with only scoring 17 points has led some to wonder if the 49ers’ offense has enough playmakers. To answer this question, let’s compare the skill position players from the 2019 49ers…

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Injuries lead to changes on 49ers practice squad

The 49ers announced today that they have signed RB Chris Thompson and DL Eddie Yarbrough to the team’s practice squad. In order to make room on the practice squad, the team released TE Jordan Matthews. The addition of Thompson and Yarbrough comes after running back JaMycal Hasty and defensive tackle Kevin Givens have both already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Green Bay. According to head coach Kyle Shanahan,…

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49ers Rewind: Defense shines while Garoppolo shakes off rough start

The San Francisco 49ers started their season with back-to-back victories for the second time in three seasons thanks to a tough 17-11 win over the Eagles on Sunday. Let’s take a look at a few of the top points of discussion that have come out of Sunday’s game. 1. Jimmy Garoppolo is maddening. Watching Jimmy Garoppolo takes something that is in short supply these days, patience. A lot of patience….

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Despite early victories, injuries continue to take toll on 49ers

San Francisco improved to 2-0 on the season yesterday with a 17-11 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, however it came with a price. For the second week in a row, injuries dominate the discussion following 49ers win. One week after losing cornerback Jason Verrett and running back Raheem Mostert for the season, the 49ers lost defensive tackle Kevin Givens and running back JaMycal Hasty due to high ankle sprains. Head…

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49ers move to 2-0; 5 burning questions answered for week 2

The 49ers 17-11 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday was a masterclass in resilience. Facing a difficult defense with a raucous crowd on hand for the Eagles home opener, San Francisco needed to weather the storm to stay in the game early. Once things cleared up late in the first half, the 49ers dominated throughout the remainder of the game to move to 2-0 on the season. Here are…

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49ers – Eagles live blog

This is the live stream for the 49ers Week 2 road game against the Philadelphia Eagles. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game. 9:35 49ers inactivesCB Ambry Thomas, CB Emmanuel Moseley, DT Zach Kerr. RG Aaron Banks Eagles inactives QB Gardner Minshew, OT/OG Brett Toth, DT Marlon Tuipulotu, CB Mac McCain, FS Rodney McLeod 9:39 The 49ers acquired RB Trenton Cannon off waivers from Baltimore earlier this week…

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49ers receive some positive injury news

After having four players unable to practice on Wednesday, the 49ers’ participation report today showed a positive trend as only one player was unable to participate. This news was especially positive for a couple of important members of the defense: Javon Kinlaw and Emmanuel Moseley. Kinlaw was a limited participant in Friday’s practice for the second day in a row. This is a step in the right direction for Kinlaw,…

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49ers lose Dre Greenlaw for up to 8 weeks

Injuries ruined the 49ers season in 2020 and are already starting to take a toll on this year’s roster. Already without cornerback Jason Verrett and running back Raheem Mostert due to season ending injuries, today it was reported that starting linebacker Dre Greenlaw had surgery to repair a groin injury leaving San Francisco without its starting weakside linebacker for up to eight weeks. Greenlaw played 37 snaps in a season…

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49ers add another running back to the active roster after losing Mostert to injury

The 49ers lost Raheem Mostert to injury for the season yesterday and have made a number of moves the last two days to fill his spot on the roster. The team signed Kerryon Johnson to the practice squad yesterday, and today added Trenton Cannon to the active roster when they claimed the running back off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens. Cannon was originally drafted by the New York Jets in…

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49ers lose Jason Verrett for season and Raheem Mostert for at least eight weeks

Injuries decimated the San Francisco 49ers last year and if week one is any indication, things may be just as bad in 2021. When Jason Verrett went down with an injury to the ACL of his right knee yesterday, everyone feared the worst. Those fears were realized when Kyle Shanahan confirmed on Monday that Verrett had indeed torn the ligament and would be out for the season. The bad injury…

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49ers dealt tough blow in season opening win: Five burning questions for week one answered

The San Francisco 49ers opened their 2021 season with a 41-33 victory over the Detroit Lions, however an injury to one of their best defensive backs put a damper on the win and may have a long-term effect on their season. With a 24-point lead and less than eight minutes left to go in the game, Jason Verrett went down with an injury to his right knee. The 49ers fear…

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49ers look to start season on winning note: Five burning questions for week 1

The San Francisco 49ers travel to Detroit to open their 2021 campaign at Ford Field on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Lions. Sunday’s game will mark the third time the two teams have met to open the season in the Motor City since 1981. The previous two matchups were split with Detroit winning in 1981 and San Francisco winning in 1984. Those two seasons may ring a bell,…

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Rookie 49ers offensive linemen showing versatility

There has been some chatter recently regarding the 49ers whiffing on second round draft pick Aaron Banks. During the portion of practice that was open to the media, Banks was getting work in at left guard. This is interesting considering Banks played on the left side during his time at Notre Dame and has struggled with transitioning to over the right side with San Francisco. Banks wasn’t the only rookie…

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Jimmy Garoppolo to start Week 1

During the press conference to open training camp, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan stated that Jimmy Garoppolo was the starting quarterback. Before practice Wednesday, Shanahan was again asked if Garoppolo was the starting quarterback for the team’s season opener Sunday at Detroit, Shanahan pointed back to his opening comments. The non-answer finally put an end to the question that has been on the top of everyone’s mind. Other…

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Will the 49ers reach 13 wins in 2021?

The 49ers have set their rosters and will begin installing the game plan for the first game of 2021 Wednesday, making this the perfect time to predict how the season will play out. San Francisco has a number of intriguing matchups on their schedule and a few games that will likely be more challenging than they appear due to the travel involved. For instance, they will face three early East…

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49ers sign veteran cornerback Josh Norman

The San Francisco 49ers have announced the signing of CB Josh Norman to a one-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team released CB Dontae Johnson. Norman was originally drafted by the Panthers in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. A nine-year NFL veteran, Norman had the best season of his career in 2015, his last in Carolina, when he was named a first…

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A 49er wins player of the year: 5 bold predictions for 2021

Preseason has come and gone. The roster has been set. All that’s left for the 49ers is to focus on the season ahead which will kick off next Sunday against the Detroit Lions. With the entire NFL in the middle of a three-day weekend, now is the perfect time to make some bold predictions. Here are my five-player predictions for 2021. 1. Trey Lance will throw more passes as a…

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