http://49ersnews.com Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:34:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.7 Jerome Simpson Suspended 6 Games by NFL http://49ersnews.com/2015/08/jerome-simpson-suspended-6-games-by-nfl/ http://49ersnews.com/2015/08/jerome-simpson-suspended-6-games-by-nfl/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:34:47 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9330 The NFL has suspended Jerome Simpson six games for violating Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

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Wide Receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended six games for violating Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

The 49ers were aware that a suspension might be coming down from the NFL.

‘The probability of a suspension was known when we signed Jerome,’ general manager Trent Baalke said. ‘Since joining the 49ers, Jerome has proven to be a great teammate.’

‘Although he will not be able to participate in the first six weeks of the season, Jerome has done everything asked of him, both on and off the field. We are in full support of the NFL’s decision, and look forward to Jerome’s future contributions to our organization.’

This will at least open it up for the younger guys (cough DeAndrew White cough) to showcase what they may have now with Simpson on the sidelines.

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49ers Trade TE Cleveland to New England http://49ersnews.com/2015/08/49ers-trade-te-cleveland-to-new-england/ http://49ersnews.com/2015/08/49ers-trade-te-cleveland-to-new-england/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:34:03 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9327 The 49ers have traded Asante Cleveland to the New England Patriots for OL Jordan Devey

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The 49ers have traded TE Asante Cleveland to the New England Patriots for offensive lineman Jordan Devey.

Devey entered the NFL as an UDFA back in 2013. Devey is listed as a tackle, but he started four games as a guard.

The 49ers had ample bodies at the tight end position and needed some more on the offensive line with the depatures of Iupati and Anthony Davis.

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49ers have released Aldon Smith http://49ersnews.com/2015/08/49ers-have-released-aldon-smith/ http://49ersnews.com/2015/08/49ers-have-released-aldon-smith/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:18:15 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9324 The 49ers have decided to release pro bowl linebacker Aldon Smith after his latest arrest.

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The 49ers wasted no time in releasing pro bowl linebacker Aldon Smith after his latest arrest. News broke not long ago that the 49ers have decided to part ways with Smith.

Coach Jim Tomsula just spoke with the media regarding the teams decision.

I think you’re all aware,” said Tomsula as he began his press conference, “The San Francisco 49ers released Aldon Smith today.

“It’s a sad day. This is a day that doesn’t have anything to do with football. Although he won’t will be playing football for the San Francisco 49ers, he will be supported, and he will be helped.”

Tomsula reiterated many times that the 49ers will continue to support Smith going forward.

“He won’t have to walk this path alone,” Tomsula said. “We’re not worried about football. It has nothing to do with football.”

“If one person out there reads this, and you’re struggling, get help,” Tomsula said. “Go get it. You’re worth it. There’s a value in every human being. Get the help. You don’t have to walk alone.”

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Aldon Smith Arrested Again http://49ersnews.com/2015/08/aldon-smith-arrested-again/ http://49ersnews.com/2015/08/aldon-smith-arrested-again/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:54:07 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9320 The 49ers Aldon Smith has been arrested again. DUI, hit and run and vandalism.

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Update: According to NBC Sports…Sources told them Smith apparently hit a neighbor’s car after an argument, which suffered minor damage. The neighbor called police, who responded and arrested him, the sources said.

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It is still early, but I’m guessing if what is being reported is true, it’s safe to say that Aldon Smith’s career with the 49ers is over. No way they can stand by him after his latest arrest.

He is currently in jail, being held on $26,000 bail.


Bring on Eli Harold

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Andy Lee Traded to Browns http://49ersnews.com/2015/06/andy-lee-traded-to-browns/ http://49ersnews.com/2015/06/andy-lee-traded-to-browns/#comments Sat, 06 Jun 2015 18:15:53 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9316 The 49ers have traded pro bowl punter Andy Lee to the Cleveland Browns

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Just when you think the offseason cant get any worse, news breaks that the 49ers traded pro bowler Andy Lee to the Cleveland Browns for a 7th round draft pick.

I don’t know what else to say anymore.

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Anthony Davis to Retire http://49ersnews.com/2015/06/anthony-davis-to-retire/ http://49ersnews.com/2015/06/anthony-davis-to-retire/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 21:18:09 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9314 Another 49er has decided to hang it up. News is breaking that RT Tackle Anthony Davis is retiring.

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Well, this sucks.

News has broke that 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis is retiring. Davis is following in the footsteps of Patrick Willis, Chris Borland and Justin Smith. All who have retired this offseason.

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Justin Smith Retires http://49ersnews.com/2015/05/justin-smith-retires/ http://49ersnews.com/2015/05/justin-smith-retires/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 21:49:02 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9311 Justin Smith officially announced his retirement today.

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Well, it’s official. I know most fans were hoping that Justin would stick it out one more year, but we all knew it was going to happen. So after seven years with the 49ers, Justin Smith officially retires.

Why walk away with a year remaining on your contract?:

“Where I play on the right side, all my contact comes on my left shoulder and left side. And it doesn’t respond the way I want it to respond anymore. If you don’t have the tools, you can’t do the job. So it’s just time to go.”

How different the past couple years with that injury?

“It’s no fun. Obviously ou want everything to work the way you want it. But you crap in one hand and wish in another, and see what fills up first. It ain’t always going to be how you want it. That was definitely my case the past couple years. I’ve had conversations with Trent, Jimmy T, even (Jim) Harbaugh and Vic (Fangio). They all want you to keep playing, and I want to keep playing as well, but when you get on the bald tires, you’re on the bald tires.”

Any thoughts on moving to the left side?

“I actually talked to (former 49ers running back and current assistant coach Tom) Rathman a little bit, and you know when it’s time. There’s a certain emotional … you have to go into games with the right mindset. It’s a young man’s game, and you’ve got to be full of piss and vinegar when you step on the field. As you get older, it’s harder to get that same intensity going, week in and week out. It’s just time to go. It was just time for me to move on.”

Do you know what your plan is for your future?

“Not yet. I’m sure I’ll be doing something football related down the road. That’s all we know. I don’t think I’ll be getting into whatever else other guys do all the time. I don’t know if that’s coaching. Maybe Jed wants me to give advice on the 49ers. No, I’m just kidding. What up Jed!”

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Will you stay here or move back to Missouri?

“I’ll go back to Missouri.”

What did that mean to close your career with a shot at the Super Bowl the last few years?

“Oh it was great. There’s a lot of going into training camp this year and everybody is going to show up wanting to win a Super Bowl. I was no different. Every year there’s less than a 10 percent chance you’ll really win it. Deep down you know if you’re team has a shot to do it.

“For four years there, to walk into camp thinking you can win a Super Bowl was pretty cool.”

Was this a hard decision?

“There’s always been open talk between me, Jimmy, Trent every season. When I signed my extension I did with Trent and Paraag, we went into it knowing more than likely I wouldn’t play it out. It was rolling cap money over my 13th year so we could get a piece or two here or there to make a Super Bowl run. They did that with a lot of guys, Bo and Pat.

“We were gearing up for a Super Bowl run. I probably gave it a 20-percent chance I’d play a 15th year anyway, and after that I tore my triceps and shoulder up.”

How long did you play with that shoulder injury?

“I want to say at least two. I did it in training camp against Mike (Iupati) and it just never bounced back. It’s just one of those things. I’m just lucky and fortunate it happened Year 13 and 14, not Year 2. I’m not going to complain about it.”

Did the triceps/elbow issue crop up after 2012?

“All of a sudden my elbow through my shoulders. Some guys get ankles, some get knees. You’re going to get hurt. Nobody is going to bitch or moan about playing football. It’s about how long you are going to keep going after the injury. Everybody is different, I guess.”

Do you have a favorite play?

“Oh, there’s like three or four years there. The thing that really sticks out to me – on the football field, everything runs together, everything happens so fast because you’re doing– but what sticks out in my mind were the plane rides back after big wins. We just had fun. I played a lot of football here and other places, where it felt like a job, because you’re losing or this and that and something wasn’t right.

“Everything was just rolling together and we were having fun. That’s what sticks out in my mind.”

Would you consider a career in the media?

“You know how much I love this. (Laughter.) Would be something if I went on talk shows after this, wouldn’t it? No, I don’t see that happening.”

Does that forced fumble on Jeremy Maclin in 2011 hold a special memory because it showed your motor?

“The thing about that was we just got a big win on the road and we just got on a roll after there. We kind of went on a three-year roll. We had a hell of a team and we had a hell of a lot of fun playing together. That’s what it’s all about. Professional football is cut throat, a business with guys fighting for jobs. To come together and have fun winning, you start feeling like you own part of the team when you’re having so much fun and winning like that. That’s unique and doesn’t happen very often. I was around a long time. That’s what is so cool to me.”

What happened to your shoulder in camp?

“There was a piece of bone that detached and lodged in the back of it. I didn’t know until they went in and did surgery. But I just knew it hurt like hell. It’s just one of those things, arthritis build up, wear and tear, yada yada yada, it’s time.”

Any thought for a formal retirement press conference in a suit and tie?

“No not at all. You come in, you go out, everything moves on. It’s just no different.

“It was a good ride. You guys ain’t going to get me in a room to make me cry. It was a pretty cut-and-dry decision the whole time.”

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Video: Eli Harold Draft Day Experience http://49ersnews.com/2015/05/video-eli-harold-draft-day-experience/ http://49ersnews.com/2015/05/video-eli-harold-draft-day-experience/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 16:20:29 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9308 Virginia Sports TV presents to us Virginia Linebacker Eli Harold's Draft Day Experience.

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Virginia Sports TV presents to us Virginia Linebacker Eli Harold’s Draft Day Experience.

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49ers Sign 9 UDFA’s http://49ersnews.com/2015/05/49ers-sign-9-udfas/ http://49ersnews.com/2015/05/49ers-sign-9-udfas/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 19:16:43 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9305 The 49ers added nine UDFA's to the roster following the draft...

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The 49ers have officially announced the signing of 9 UDFA’s. After the draft the 49ers added 9 more players to their roster. A quarterback, two lineman, a safety and five wide receivers. Here are the players bios from 49ers.com

WR Dres Anderson
6-2, 190
Utah
Finished his career ranked fifth in school history with 2,077 rec. yds. In 2014, earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac 12 honors. Started all seven games in which he appeared and recorded 22 recepts. for 355 yds. and 4 TDs. As a junior, named honorable mention All-Pac-12 and Academic All-Pac-12. Played in 12 games and registered 53 recepts. for 1,002 yds. and 7 TDs. In 2012, earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac 12 honors. Played 12 games and led the Utes with 36 recepts. for 365 yds. As a freshman, named honorable mention Academic All-Pac 12. Appeared in all 13 games, finishing second on the team in recepts. (23), receiving yds. (355) and TDs (3). Attended John W. North (Riverside, CA) HS, where he help lead his team to the CIF Division II football championship, as a junior. Born 7/20/92 in Riverside, CA.

WR Issac Blakeney
6-6, 225
Duke

Played in 40 career games (18 starts) and registered 98 recepts. for 1,093 yds. and 12 TDs. In 2014, started all 13 games and notched 47 recepts. for 559 yds. and 7 TDs. As a junior, played in all 14 games and recorded 19 recepts. for 244 yds. and 4 TDs. In 2012, appeared in all 13 games and tallied 32 recepts. for 290 yds. and 1 TD. Was a member of Duke’s Track and Field team in the spring of 2014. Lettered two seasons in football at Monroe (NC) HS, helping the team to two state playoff appearances. Earned all-conference and all-county honors, as a senior. Also lettered in track and basketball. In 2010, helped his school win the Division 1A state Basketball championship. Also claimed first place in triple jump and long jump at the 2010 1-A state championship track meet. Born 11/18/92 in Monroe, NC.

WR DiAndre Campbell
6-2, 206
Washington

Appeared in 52 career games as a member of the Huskies and registered 45 recepts. for 440 yds. and 3 TDs. In 2014, played in 14 games (12 starts) and notched a career-high 24 recepts. for 231 yds. and 1 TD. As a junior, played in all 13 games and recorded 3 recepts. for 34 yds. In 2012, appeared in 13 games and recorded 16 recepts. for 167 yds. and 2 TDs. As a freshman, played in 13 games, mainly on special teams. Redshirted in 2010. Earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 honors in back to back years at Washington (2012-13). Earned All-Oakland Athletic League first-team honors at Oakland Tech (CA) HS. Led the Oakland Athletic League in receiving with 28 recepts. for 490 yds. and 10 TDs, as a senior. Played on the East Bay All-Star team in the Holiday Classic All-Star game in Sacramento. Also lettered in track & field and basketball. Born 12/19/91 in Oakland, CA.

WR Darius Davis
5-11, 212
Henderson State

Registered over 1,000 rec. yds. in consecutive seasons (2013-14) where he finished his career as the HSU and Great American Conference record holder for career rec. yds. (3,686) and rec. TDs (47). In 2014, registered 56 recepts. for 1,261 yds. and 18 TDs, while also adding a rushing TD. Reached 100-or-more rec. yds. in six of the team’s 11 games. As a junior, set the HSU and GAC single-season record for rec. yds. with 1,597 and earned First-Team All-American honors. Also earned Beyond College Sports All-American Second-Team and First-Team All-GAC honors. In 2012, earned honorable mention All-GAC honors and led the team in average yds. per catch (19.3). Redshirted in 2011. Played in all 11 games (1 start) as a freshman and recorded 20 recepts. for 306 yds. (27.8 avg.) and 4 TDs. Attended Frisco Wakeland (Frisco, TX) HS where he also lettered in track. Born 4/14/90 in Frisco, TX.

OL Patrick Miller
6-7, 289
Auburn

Played in 8 games (6 starts) at right tackle for the Tigers as a junior, in 2014. Helped Auburn rush for 255.5 yds. per game, ranking second in the SEC. Was the returning starter at right tackle in 2013 where he started the first five games. Made nine starts as a true freshman in 2012. Enrolled at Auburn in January of 2012 and participated in spring drills. Attended William T. Dwyer (Palm Beach, FL) HS. Born 3/30/93 in Palm Beach, FL.

DL Marcus Rush
6-3, 251
Michigan State

A four-year letter winner at Michigan State, started a school-record 53 games at defensive end where he registered 163 tackles, including 37.5 TFL 16 passes defensed, 18.5 sacks and added two blocked kicks on special teams. Was an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection in each of his four seasons at MSU. In 2014, started all 13 games at defensive end and registered 37 tackles and a career-high 7.5 sacks. As a junior, 14 games (13 starts) and ranked third on the team with 5.0 sacks. In 2012, registered 38 tackles and 2.0 sacks. As a freshman, was named Big Ten Freshman Defensive MVP by ESPN.com, as he ranked first among Big Ten freshmen in sacks (4.0) and TFL (12). Redshirted in 2010. Received his bachelor’s degree in advertising in December of 2014. Attended Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH) HS where he was selected Great Catholic League South Co-Athlete of the Year after leading the conference in sacks (11), as a senior. Also finished second on the team in tackles (70) and added two interceptions. Born 6/19/91 in Cincinnati, OH.

QB Dylan Thompson
6-3, 218
South Carolina

A team captain for the Gamecocks, set a South Carolina school record and led the SEC with 3,564 passing yds. (274.2 yds. per game avg.), in 2014. Ranked third in the SEC with 26 TD passes, which was the second-highest single-season mark in school history. Also led the conference and set the school record with 270 completions and 451 pass attempts in a season. Was the 2014 Freddie Solomon Community Spirit Award winner. In 2013, played in 10 games (1 start) and threw for 783 yds. and 3 TDs on 52 atts. Also rushed 16 times for 27 yds. and 3 TDs. As a sophomore, played in 11 games (2 starts) and completed 66 passes for 1,027 yds. and 10 TDs. As a freshman, saw action in four games. Redshirted in 2010. Attended Boiling Springs (SC) HS where he was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Threw for 1,300 yds. and rushed for another 500, accounting for 21 TDs in only six games, as a junior. A two-sport athlete, also played basketball where he averaged 17 points, five rebounds and five assists per game. Born 10/25/91 in Boiling Springs, SC.

WR DeAndrew White
6-0, 192
Alabama

Appeared in 42 games (25 starts), and finished his career with 94 recepts. for 1,294 yds. and 12 TDs. As a senior, registered 40 recepts. for 504 yds. and 4 TDs. In 2013, averaged 16.7 yds. per catch, which ranked first on the team among receivers with at least 15 recepts. As a sophomore, started all 5 games in which he appeared and tallied 8 recepts. for 105 yds. and 2 TDs. In 2011, played in 12 games (2 starts) and notched 14 recepts. for 151 yds. and 2 TDs. Redshirted in 2010. Attended North Shore (Houston, TX) HS and was earned U.S. Army All-America and SuperPrep All-America honors. Recorded 32 recepts. for 473 yds. and 9 TDs, as a senior. Hauled in 34 recepts. for 801 yds. (23.6 avg.) and 10 TDs, in 2008. Also ran track and was the Texas Class 5A 200-meter dash champion, in 2008. Born 10/16/91 in Houston, TX.

S Jermaine Whitehead
5-11, 193
Auburn

Appeared in 48 games (33 starts) for the Tigers and he finished his career with 218 tackles, 21 passes defensed, 9 INTs, 2 FRs and 1.0 sack. In 2014, played in 9 games and registered a career-high 6 INTs. As a junior, started all 14 games and helped lead the Tigers to an SEC Championship and a trip to the 2013 BCS Championship Game. In 2012, ranked 13th in the SEC in tackles per game (7.17) as he set a career high for tackles (86). As a freshman, played in all 13 games (1 start) and registered 29 tackles. Returned his first career INT 25 yds. for a TD. Attended Amanda Elzy (Greenwood, MS) HS, where he was selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game. As a senior, recorded 61 tackles and 4 INTs, returning 2 for TDs. Also played on offense, rushing for 805 yds. and 6 TDs on 60 carries. Was named the 2009 District 3 (4A) Player of the Year. Born 3/12/93 in Greenwood, MS.

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Bruce Miller Charged with Vandalism not Spousal Abuse http://49ersnews.com/2015/05/bruce-miller-charged-with-vandalism-not-domestic-assault/ http://49ersnews.com/2015/05/bruce-miller-charged-with-vandalism-not-domestic-assault/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 18:20:19 +0000 http://49ersnews.com/?p=9301 49ers Bruce Miller will not be charged for domestic assault from incident back in March, but instead for misdameanor vandalism.

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Back in March news broke that Bruce Miller was arrested on the charge of spousal battery and we had to wait to see what the outcome was.

News is out today, that the Santa Clara DA is charging Miller with misdemeanor vandalism and not spousal abuse. Miller will be arraigned today and if convicted could face up to a year in jail.

So no domestic assault charges just vandalism for throwing a phone against a wall.

The DA says reports that Bruce Miller had pulled girlfriend from his car were inconclusive.

Full Release from the DA

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