2020 NFL trade deadline grades: Assessing five notable moves
In the wake of the 2020 NFL trade deadline, Cynthia Frelund crunches the numbers on five noteworthy deals -- and hands out grades for each of the involved teams.
49ers trade LB Kwon Alexander to Saints for LB Kiko Alonso
Two NFC powers are making moves ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. The 49ers are trading linebacker Kwon Alexander to the Saints for linebacker Kiko Alonso and a conditional fifth-round pick, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.
2020 NFL Draft: QB Jordan Love among six high-risk prospects
Will Jordan Love be a pick machine in the NFL? Can A.J. Epenesa and K'Lavon Chaisson flourish as professional edge rushers? Led by the analytics of the Next Gen Stats NFL Draft Model, Mike Band identifies the six potential first-round picks who carry the most risk.
NFL draft guide: Each GM's best pick, top value pick, tendencies
With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, Charley Casserly digs into the men who'll be making the selections. What does each general manager's track record look like? Here are the best picks, value picks and tendencies for everyone.
49ers LB Kwon Alexander undergoing biceps surgery
Kwon Alexander is having surgery again after playing through a biceps injury in the postseason, Ian Rapoport reports. The timing of the procedure essentially guarantees the LB will be with the 49ers in 2020.
49ers, Chiefs injury-free heading into Super Bowl LIV
All San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs players previously on the injury reports were full participants in Friday's practice. There are no game-day designations heading into Sunday.
Niners' Tevin Coleman (shoulder) limited at practice
The first official injury reports of Super Bowl week are out. The Kansas City Chiefs appear ready to go while some San Francisco 49ers, including Tevin Coleman (shoulder), are still on the mend.
Robert Saleh's rise with 49ers fueled by humble, authentic style
Robert Saleh's sideline enthusiasm might attract the cameras, but he's actually quieter than you think he is, Steve Wyche writes. Get to know the architect of the San Francisco 49ers' elite defense.
Super Bowl LIV: 10 numbers that matter the most in 49ers-Chiefs
After crunching the numbers on 15 seasons of data, Cynthia Frelund identifies 10 key figures that should play a massive role in deciding the winner of Super Bowl LIV.
These Niners look a lot like '94 Super Bowl champs
As Kyle Shanahan's 2019 49ers prepare for the Super Bowl, they bare a shocking resemblance to the last Niners team to have won the Lombardi Trophy, back in 1994.
Injuries: Tevin Coleman (shoulder) showing progess
While addressing the media on Friday, San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan provided an encouraging update regarding injured running back Tevin Coleman's MRI results.
Packers-49ers: NFC Championship Game preview
Kevin Patra previews the NFC Championship Game ahead of Sunday's tilt between two perennial powerhouses, Packers and 49ers. Will the Niners clinch their second win this season over the Pack?
NFL Divisional Round winners/losers: Patrick Mahomes isn't fair
After another fascinating weekend of NFL action, Adam Schein spotlights the best and worst of the four-game slate. Who flourished? Who flopped? And who was out of line? Check out the Divisional Round winners and losers.
Healthy 49ers defense dominates Vikings in Divisional Round win
The San Francisco 49ers finally had their defense at full strength for Saturday's NFC Divisional Round game vs. Minnesota. And it showed. Jim Trotter explores the dominant performance.
NFL Divisional Round game picks: Chiefs handle Texans at home
Who will take Sunday's enticing QB showdowns? Gregg Rosenthal picks each Divisional Round game.
2020 NFL Draft order: Bengals No. 1; Dolphins slip to No. 3
Which pick in the 2020 NFL Draft does your team hold, and what are the top needs for all 32 clubs? Have a look at where things stand for every squad coming out of Week 9.
Niners LB Kwon Alexander out for season with torn pec
One of San Francisco's big-ticket items on defense is done for the year. Niners starting inside linebacker Kwon Alexander is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle.
Red-hot 49ers deliver complete showing in blowout of Panthers
The San Francisco 49ers dismantled another unfortunate opponent Sunday, delivering one of their most complete performances of the season, Jim Trotter writes.
Saleh on McCaffrey: 'There's no weakness in his game'
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh knows his defense will have the daunting task of trying to slow down Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey in Sunday's showdown.
NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Vikings hit top five; Bears tumble
With Kirk Cousins playing like an $84 million quarterback, the Vikings surge into the top five of Dan Hanzus' updated Power Rankings. Meanwhile, the quarterback-deficient Bears are spiraling in the opposite direction.
Patriots, Bills, Niners, Bears among top NFL defenses of 2019
Gil Brandt ranks the top eight defenses of 2019 so far. Are Stephon Gilmore's New England Patriots on top? What about Dee Ford and the upstart San Francisco 49ers?
Niners' defense throttles Jared Goff, Rams to justify hype
The 49ers went into the L.A. Coliseum and held Jared Goff and the Rams to just 157 total yards in a 20-7 victory. Michael Silver examines how San Francisco did it and what it means for the rest of the NFC.
Greg Robinson facing potential fine for kicking Vaccaro
It looks like the Browns will have their starting left tackle next week after all. Greg Robinson is facing a potential fine not a suspension for being ejected during Sunday's loss, Pelissero reported.
Kwon Alexander 'Peanut punches' ball out of Hurts' hands for critical Saints turnover
New Orleans Saints linebacker Kwon Alexander 'Peanut punches' the football out of Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts' hands for a critical Saints turnover.
Saints stonewall Philly's fourth-down QB sneak attempt
The New Orleans Saints defense stonewalls the Philadelphia Eagles' fourth-down quarterback sneak attempt.
Saints' best defensive plays from dominant win | Week 12
The New Orleans Saints allowed just 112 yards in Week 12 against the Denver Broncos. Check out the unit's best plays from the game.
Saints vs. Broncos highlights | Week 12
Watch the highlights of the Week 12 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Denver Broncos.
Saints scoop up fumble after low snap escapes Phillip Lindsay
The New Orleans Saints turn a folly by the Denver Broncos into a turnover as linebacker Kwon Alexander scoops up a fumble after a low snap escapes running back Phillip Lindsay in Week 12.
Frelund: How Kwon Alexander could address key problem area for Saints
NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund explains how New Orleans Saints linebacker Kwon Alexander could address key problem area for New Orleans Saints.
Rapoport: 49ers likely would have traded Kwon Alexander last offseason if healthy
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says that the San Francisco 49ers likely would have traded linebacker Kwon Alexander last offseason if he hadn't been injured.
Dolphins vs. 49ers highlights | Week 5
Watch the game highlights of the Week 5 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the San Francisco 49ers.
49ers best defensive plays | 2019 regular season
Watch the best defensive plays from the San Francisco 49ers in the 2019 regular season.
Best plays by 49ers' dominant defense | Week 7
Watch the best plays by the San Francisco 49ers' dominant defense during Week 7.
Niners pounce on A.P.'s first fumble of season for key takeaway
San Francisco 49ers defense pounces on Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson's first fumble of the season for a key takeaway.
Best plays by the Niners defense vs. the Browns | Week 5
The 49ers defense put on a dominant performance against the Cleveland Browns on "Monday Night Football." San Francisco allowed three points and gave up just 180 yards in Week 5.
Browns vs. 49ers highlights | Week 5
Watch highlights from the San Francisco 49ers' win over the Cleveland Browns on "Monday Night Football" in Week 5.
Niners swarm Mayfield for huge third-down sack
The San Francisco 49ers swarm Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield for a third-down sack.
Kwon Alexander jumps route to pick off Andy Dalton
San Francisco 49ers line backer Kwon Alexander records an interception against Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.
49ers vs. Buccaneers highlights | Week 1
Watch the highlights from the Week 1 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bucs D HYPED after big tackle by Lavonte David
The entire Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense is hyped up after big tackle by lineabacker Lavonte David.
Eagles vs. Buccaneers highlights | Week 2
Watch as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 of 2018.