Staley announced via his personal Instagram account Saturday that he is retiring from the NFL.
The 35-year-old first informed the 49ers of the decision, allowing them to acquire Trent Williams from the Redskins to serve as his replacement at left tackle. Staley was limited to seven games during the 2019 season, but he started 181 regular-season contests since being drafted in the first round by San Francisco in 2007.
Staley (thumb) is still deliberating whether or not he wants to return for his 14th professional season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
It sure seems as if the 49ers know something regarding the status of their long-time veteran, as the team traded for former Redskins left tackle Trent Williams on Saturday for a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft as well as a third-round pick next season. While Staley's contract does run through the 2021 campaign, he turns 36 years old in August.
General manager John Lynch is optimistic Staley (thumb) will play another season for the 49ers, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Staley continues to play at a high level, but he missed a career-high nine games in 2019, dealing with injuries to his pectoral, lower leg, finger and thumb. He'll turn 36 in August, but the 49ers are cautiously optimistic he'll stick around for at least one more season. Staley's contract runs through 2021.
Staley said he injured his thumb during Sunday's 31-20 Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs and required four stitches, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Staley was forced to leave Sunday's game early in the second half, but he managed to retake the field during the fourth quarter. The 35-year-old tackle's injury shouldn't impact his availability for OTAs or training camp.
Staley (hand) has retaken the field for Sunday's Super Bowl against Kansas City, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Staley was forced off the field in the third quarter due to a hand injury, but he's managed to return to game action. The stalwart left tackle's presence will provide a notable boost for the 49ers' offensive line.
Staley is questionable to return to Sunday's Super Bowl against the Chiefs due to a hand injury, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Staley left the field midway through the third quarter. As long as the All-Pro is unable to take the field, Justin Skule will slot in at left tackle for the 49ers.
Staley (finger) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Staley has missed two straight games due to a dislocated finger, but he now looks set to retake the reins as San Francisco's starting left tackle. The All-Pro's presence will be a huge boost for the 49ers' offensive line.
Staley (finger) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Staley practiced on a limited basis throughout the week, which is a slight increase in activity from Week 13. If the 35-year-old is forced to miss a third-straight game, Daniel Brunskill will continue to see time.
Staley (finger) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Staley underwent surgery Nov. 13 to address a dislocated finger and hasn't returned since. He was able to practice on a limited basis late in the week, however, meaning his return could be coming soon. In Staley's stead, Daniel Brunskill will take the reins as the team's starting left tackle.
Staley (finger) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Staley sat out Wednesday before returning on a limited basis for the final two practices of the week. The 35-year-old would be playing in just his fourth game of the 2019 season if he is able to go Sunday.
Staley (finger) returned to a limited practice Thursday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
It was Staley's first practice since suffering the injury, but he still has a chance to play Sunday. Daniel Brunskill took over for Justin Skule late in Week 12, and either of the pair could start against the Ravens if Staley doesn't make it back.
Staley (finger) did not practice Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Staley underwent surgery Nov. 13 to address a dislocated finger. He's not trending in the right direction for Sunday's contest against the Ravens. If Staley is unable to play, Justin Skule will start at left tackle.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Staley (finger) "has a chance" to play in Sunday's game against Baltimore, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Staley underwent surgery to address a dislocated and fractured finger Nov. 13, and he hasn't suited up since. Staley's practice availability throughout the week should shed light on his recovery, but if he's forced to miss Sunday's game, Justin Skule will again draw the start at left tackle.
Staley underwent surgery Wednesday to address a dislocated and fractured finger and will miss at least a couple games, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Staley suffered the injury during Monday's loss to the Seahawks after missing the previous six games with a fractured fibula. Justin Skule will again work at left tackle for the 49ers.
Staley fractured and dislocated his finger and could miss multiple games, Matt Maiocco reports.
Staley was making his return from a six-game absence for a broken leg when he suffered this new injury. Coach Kyle Shanahan said surgery is a possibility, and if it is necessary, that would mean a multiweek absence. Justin Skule should again take over in the meantime.
Staley (lower leg) is officially active for Monday's game against the Seahawks.
Staley will make his long-awaited return to the lineup, as the veteran hasn't played since Week 2, when he suffered a broken fibula. The All-Pro will be a huge boost to the offensive line, and he's expected to take over his usual starting role as the team's left tackle.
Staley (lower leg) logged a third straight limited practice Saturday and is officially questionable for Monday's game against Seattle.
Staley is tracking to play for the first time since Week 2, as he didn't experience any setbacks with his broken fibula over the course of the practice sessions.
Staley (lower leg) returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since breaking his fibula back in Week 2, and the lineman stated that, "barring any setbacks, the plan is to play" against the Seahawks on Monday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
If Staley is able to return against the Seahawks on Monday Night Football, it would fall on the back end of the projected six-to eight-week timetable for recovery. The 49ers have remained undefeated (8-0) with rookie Justin Skule filling in admirably at left tackle for the All-Pro, but Staley will be a considerable upgrade for the team's rushing attack and pass protection. We will get a clearer picture of the lineman's status when injury reports are released later this week.
Staley (lower leg) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.
Staley never had a strong chance to play Thursday, as he's still recovering from a broken leg and was listed as doubtful. Justin Skule will continue to start at left tackle as long as Staley is unable to go.
Staley (lower leg) is officially inactive for Sunday's clash with Carolina.
Staley came into the game carrying a doubtful designation, so this news isn't quite surprising. The veteran is still recovering from a broken leg, and seems to be on track for a Week 9 return. Justin Skule is expected to continue his role as the starting left tackle in Staley's stead.