Top 49ers News

  • 49ers' Trent Taylor: Already preparing for 2019

    Taylor is excited for a healthy offseason and has already started his training program, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "I think that's just such an advantage," Taylor said, "to be able to only think about building your body up with no limitations going on. I think whenever you have to worry about an injury throughout the offseason there's so much you have to hold back from."

    Taylor dealt with shoulder and back injuries last offseason, coming off a 2017 rookie campaign in which he caught 43 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns. He took a big step back in 2018 with a 26-215-1 receiving line, averaging just 22.9 snaps in 14 games while sometimes losing work to fellow slot receiver Richie James. The two players figure to battle for playing time in 2019, with new assistant coach Wes Welker brought in to help the development process. Veteran wide receiver Pierre Garcon won't be retained, but Marquise Goodwin (Achilles), Dante Pettis and Kendrick Bourne are all under team control for at least two more years.

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  • 49ers' Robbie Gould: Headed for franchise tag

    Gould is expected to receive the franchise tag, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    The 49ers got their money's worth on Gould's two-year, $4 million contract, with the veteran converting 72 of 75 field-goal attempts (96 percent) and 55 of 59 extra-point tries (93.2 percent). The 36-year-old is now headed for a significant raise, be it through a long-term contract or a franchise tag for approximately $5 million. Given their abundance of cap space and determination to compete for the playoffs in 2019, the Niners presumably won't allow Gould to slip away. His likely draft slotting of top-10 kicker should be justified as long as Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) avoids major rehab setbacks.

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  • 49ers' Raheem Mostert: Expected to stay in SF

    Mostert (forearm) is scheduled to become a restricted free agent and likely will stay with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Best known for his prowess on special teams, Mostert finally made a dent on offense in 2018, taking 34 carries for 261 yards (7.7 average) and a touchdown before a broken forearm ended his season Week 9. The 49ers may want to consider a multi-year extension, as an original-round RFA tender doesn't provide any draft compensation when a team fails to match an offer sheet for an undrafted player (like Mostert). The second-round tender would prevent other teams from making offers, but it comes at a cost of approximately $3.1 million for one season. Mostert should be healthy long before training camp.

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  • 49ers' Alfred Morris: Expected to leave San Francisco

    Morris isn't expected to re-sign with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    With Jerick McKinnon (knee) joining Matt Breida (ankle), Jeff Wilson (shoulder) and special teams ace Raheem Mostert (forearm), the 49ers ideally wouldn't have any use for Morris, who took 111 carries for 428 yards (3.9 average) and two scores in 12 games after signing with the team in mid-August. The 30-year-old running back could be looking at another lengthy wait on the open market, assuming he plans to continue his football career.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 118.9
Def. 113.4