State of the 2021 San Francisco 49ers: Super Bowl or bust in Kyle Shanahan's fifth season
After an injury-riddled 2020 season, the San Francisco 49ers are back with a roster that appears loaded on paper. Can Kyle Shanahan get them back to the Super Bowl? Adam Rank examines the state of the franchise ahead of the 2021 campaign.
NFC West projected starters: Top-heavy Rams, Trey Lance-led(?) 49ers each have Super Bowl path
Which roster looks best in the NFL's toughest division? Is the Rams' top-heavy blueprint built for success? Can the 49ers return to the Super Bowl with a rookie at quarterback? Gregg Rosenthal projects the starters for every team in the NFC West.
49ers GM Lynch updates Dee Ford's health: 'I think he's really in a good place'
49ers general manager John Lynch was optimistic about the health of pass rusher Dee Ford, who restructured his contract this offseason in order for the team to make moves in free agency.
Ranking all eight candidates to go worst to first in 2021 NFL season
Will George Kittle's 49ers or Julio Jones' Falcons go from worst to first? Gil Brandt ranks all eight candidates to flip their fortunes in 2021.
2021 NFC cut candidates: Viable releases and potential surprises
With the salary cap set to drop, which NFC players could be released this offseason? Gregg Rosenthal spotlights the most likely candidates for the chopping block, as well as some potential surprise cuts.
2021 NFL turnaround candidates: Don't sleep on Cowboys, Jets
Washington and Cleveland just turned putrid seasons from 2019 into playoff journeys in 2020. Which NFL teams could follow suit in the 2021 campaign? Marc Sessler spotlights four particular franchises.
As the weather turns cold, these teams are heating up at just the right time
Recent NFL history has shown us champions that have overcome adversity and gone on deep playoff runs. Led by Tampa Bay, several teams this year are looking to parlay their seasonal setbacks into Super Bowl success, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Tevin Coleman (knee) expected to miss about 4 weeks; Kittle back at practice
Niners running back Tevin Coleman's knee injury is expected to have him sidelined for about four weeks, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Tight end George Kittle returned to practice.
Can Nick Bosa-led 49ers' first-round front thrive once more?
DeForest Buckner is gone, but Javon Kinlaw is in as the Niners are poised for more success with a quintet of first-rounders leading the way up front.
49ers' Dee Ford had 'pretty extensive' knee cleanup
Dee Ford is on the mend. After being hampered by knee tendinitis throughout 2019, the 49ers defensive end revealed he underwent surgery in the offseason.
GM reaffirms Chiefs want Chris Jones 'for the future'
K.C. GM Brett Veach reaffirmed on Thursday that the franchise-tagged Chris Jones is somebody the Chiefs want around for the long term.
NFL GM Power Rankings: Brett Veach, John Lynch surge up list
Smack dab in the middle of offseason roster reconstruction, the spotlight's on NFL decision makers. Perfect time for Gregg Rosenthal to provide his annual GM Power Rankings! And at the moment, no general manager's flying higher than Kansas City's Brett Veach.
Three NFL general managers who should be on hot seat in 2020
With roster reconstruction in full swing and the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, which NFL decision-makers are under the most pressure to get it right? Jim Trotter spotlights three general managers who should be on the hot seat in 2020.
2020 NFL free agency: Winners and losers from Monday's moves
On a wild day of player movement in the NFL, one trade stood out as the most puzzling deal of all. Gregg Rosenthal identifies Monday's biggest winners and losers.
Colts acquire DeForest Buckner for first-round pick
Soon after locking up Arik Armstead on a five-year deal, the 49ers shipped out another star defensive lineman. The Colts are acquiring DeForest Buckner from the Niners in exchange for their 2020 first-round pick.
Arik Armstead, 49ers agree to 5-year mega contract
The San Francisco 49ers didn't franchise tag defensive lineman Arik Armstead. Instead, they locked him up long-term. Armstead can earn up to $85 million on his new five-year deal.
Chiefs place non-exclusive tag on DT Chris Jones
As expected, the Kansas City Chiefs have placed the non-exclusive tag on defensive tackle Chris Jones.
Top 101 NFL free agents of 2020: The original list
Here is the original Top 101 Free Agents of 2020 list -- courtesy of Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling -- as it stood before players began to be signed, tagged and/or released.
Three NFL free agents who should stay and three who should go
Gil Brandt highlights three free agents who should stick with their current teams -- and three who should leave. Will any organization suit Tom Brady better than the Patriots? Is there any way Teddy Bridgewater returns to the Saints?
Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffrey among untradeable players
Can you imagine the Panthers without Christian McCaffrey? Or the Saints without Michael Thomas? Neither can Adam Rank. Check out who makes his list of untradeable players for the 2020 season.
Jags plan to use franchise tag on Yannick Ngakoue
Yannick Ngakoue said he no longer wants to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the team plans to use the franchise tag on the edge rusher, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.
Top 101 NFL free agents of 2020: Who will sign Jadeveon Clowney?
Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling have combined their personal rankings to formulate NFL.com's Top 101 Free Agents of 2020. Who's off the market? Which free agents are still available?
NFL free agency: 9 guys who MUST be re-signed by current team
This year's free agency class could offer an enticing list of future Hall of Famers, former first-round picks and multi-time Pro Bowlers. But Adam Schein identifies the guys teams simply CANNOT let out of the building.
Armstead, Ward want to stay 49ers before free agency
The San Francisco 49ers have some decisions to make entering this offseason, with key players like Arik Armstead and Jimmie Ward set to hit free agency, among others.
Wyche: 49ers should be 'right in the mix' to be top contenders in 2021
NFL Network's Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche discuss the San Francisco 49ers free agency moves.
Garafolo, Pelissero update Dee Ford's injury status for 49ers
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero share updates for the San Francisco 49ers defensive line.
Rapoport: Dee Ford had 'relatively minor' offseason knee procedure
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the latest on San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford's knee procedure this offseason.
Vikings vs. 49ers highlights | Divisional Round
Watch the highlights of the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers in the 2019 Divisional Round.
Every big 49ers defensive play | Divisional Round
Watch the best plays from the San Francisco 49ers defense in a win against the Minnesota Vikings in the 2019 Divisional Round.
Dee Ford beats Vikes for red-zone sack on third down in return to action
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford beats Vikes for red-zone sack on third down in return to action.
49ers best defensive plays | 2019 regular season
Watch the best defensive plays from the San Francisco 49ers in the 2019 regular season.
Cardinals vs. 49ers highlights | Week 11
Watch the highlights from the San Francisco 49ers home win against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11 of the 2019 NFL regular season.
Dee Ford chases down Kyler Murray for speedy sack
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford chases down Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray for a speedy sack.
49ers vs. Cardinals highlights | Week 9
Watch the San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals highlights from Week 9 of the 2019 season.
Dee Ford leads slew of 49ers in sack on Kyler Murray
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford leads slew of 49ers in sack on Kyler Murray.
Best plays by 49ers' dominant defense | Week 7
Watch the best plays by the San Francisco 49ers' dominant defense during Week 7.
49ers vs. Redskins highlights | Week 7
Watch the highlights from the Week 7 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins.
49ers vs. Rams highlights | Week 6
Watch the highlights from the San Francisco 49ers road win against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season.
Dee Ford's blazing fast third-down sack puts Steelers out of FG range
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford's blazing fast third-down sack puts the Pittsburgh Steelers out of field goal range.
'Top 100 Players of 2019': San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford | No. 67
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford has been ranked the No. 67 player on "The Top 100 Players of 2019."
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport outlines Kansas City Chiefs-San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dee Ford trade details
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport outlines Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers libnebacker Dee Ford trade details.
How will Kansas City Chiefs defense look without Justin Houston and Dee Ford?
NFL Network's Charley Casserly discusses the challenges facing the Kansas City Chiefs defense without outside linebackers Justin Houston and Dee Ford.
What's the market for Justin Houston and Dee Ford?
The "Free Agency Frenzy" crew discusses the market for outside linebacker Justin Houston and Dee Ford.
What's next for Chiefs outside linebacker Dee Ford, OLB Justin Houston in Kansas City?
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero explores what the Kansas City Chiefs could do with defensive lineman Dee Ford and linebacker Justin Houston moving forward.
Franchise tag candidates to watch for at the deadline
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero shares which players may get a franchise tag before the deadline on March 5.
NFL Network's Willie McGinest's top available pass rushers of 2019: Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa doesn't make the cut
NFL Network's Willie McGinest reveals his top ten pass rushers for teams to target in the 2019 NFL Draft and free agency this offseason.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport highlights four players likely to receive franchise tag
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reveals four players who are likely to receive their team's franchise tag Tuesday.
NFL Network's Willie McGinest evaluates the top potential free-agent pass rushers
NFL Network's Willie McGinest evaluates the top potential free-agent pass rushers this offseason.