San Francisco 49ers

Stadium: Candlestick Park | Coach: Jim Harbaugh
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense9th167.0 (3rd)214.0 (22nd)
Defense3rd124.0 (20th)157.0 (2nd)
Bruce Ellington trying to overcome stature
by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

At 5-foot-9, Bruce Ellington is the shortest receiver on the 49ers' roster. But the fourth-round pick out of South Carolina should not be discounted, his high school coach, Jerry Brown, told the Sacramento Bee.

Brown said Ellington is relentless at finding open space and catching everything thrown his way. "Football's played on a big field and it's hard to track someone like Bruce who's got so much agility," Brown said.

Ellington believes he has lots of room for growth because he only gave up basketball last year. Also a former track competitor, Ellington clocked a 4.45 forty at the combine.

"I'm just going to work hard, give it a hundred (percent) every time I step on the field and keep on chasing the dream," he said.

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Niners' Joe Staley to get an extension?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

There are "whispers" that the 49ers could still give left tackle Joe Staley a contract extension, ESPN reports.

Staley is signed through the 2017 season and is scheduled to make anywhere from $2.7 million to $6.3 million per season over the next four years, salaries significantly lower than other linemen who aren't as good as he is. 

An extension would also send a message to holdout lineman Alex Boone. 

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Frank Gore's carries expected to take a hit
by Larry Hartstein |

49ers running back Frank Gore has averaged 272 carries the past three seasons. But guesses Gore, now 31, will see about 220 carries this year.

The website expects rookie Carlos Hyde and second-year back Marcus Lattimore to eat into Gore's workload. Kendall Hunter remains in the picture as the current No. 2 on the depth cart.

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No new charges filed against Aldon Smith
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will not have charges brought up against him for his actions in a Los Angeles airport back in April, ESPN reports. Smith allegedly made false bomb threats and was arrested. 

Smith is still expected to be suspended for at least one game following his sentencing for pleading no contest to May DUI and felony weapons charges. 

Smith served a five-game suspension last season. 

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49ers sign guard Al Netter
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The 49ers have signed offensive lineman Al Netter to their active roster, the team announced Monday. Netter spent all of the 2012 season and most of the 2013 season on the team's practice squad.

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