Patrick Willis Wants NaVorro Bowman to ‘Take His Time’ Returning to San Francisco 49ers

Patrick Willis doesn’t want NaVorro Bowman to rush. “I know that he wants to be out there more than anything,” said Willis on the first day the San Francisco 49ers training camp. “To go without him the first half of the season, he’s truly going to be missed.” Still, Willis thinks Bowman’s full focus should be on getting his knee back to more »

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Joe Staley the Diplomat

Joe Staley is a 6’5”, 315 pound diplomat. When asked about the AWOL Alex Boone and Vernon Davis during a conference call for his recent contract extension, the offensive tackle wouldn’t bite. “Every single situation is different and every single contract negotiation is different.” “So, I’m not going to speak on someone else’s contract situation and what someone else is more »

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San Francisco 49ers Land in No. 3 Spot on ESPN Insider’s Future Power Ranking

The window of opportunity won’t be closing anytime soon for the San Francisco 49ers. The team checked in at the No. 3 spot on the ESPN Insider Future Power Rankings (subscription required). Complied by John Clayton, Mel Kiper, Louis Riddick and Mike Sando, the rankings measure how likely a team is to succeed over the next three seasons. The squads are more »

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Bill Polian Expects Three-Game Suspension ‘At Most’ For San Francisco 49ers Aldon Smith

The big question facing the San Francisco 49ers and Aldon Smith is not if the outside linebacker will be suspended, but for how many games. ESPN NFL Insider Bill Polian spoke to Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL Radio about that matter on Tuesday. Hey @JohnMiddlekauff: I asked Bill Polian on-air right now & he expects 3-game Aldon Smith suspension more »

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San Francisco 49ers: Aldon Smith Won’t Face Charges From LAX Episode

Aldon Smith’s legals future has become slightly less murky. The San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker won’t face any criminal charges stemming from an alleged bomb threat he made at Los Angeles International Airport in April, according to a report from Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. However, the embattled Smith isn’t off the legal hook just yet. The 24-year-old still faces three more »

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