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Report: 49ers host Tampa Bay pass-rusher Smith

The 49ers, who have just one player on their roster with more than 14 career sacks, hosted Buccaneers defensive end Jacquies Smith on Friday, the NFL Network reported. Smith, 27, is a restricted free agent who had 13.5 [Read entire story]

Report: 49ers host Tampa Bay pass-rusher Smith

The 49ers, who have just one player on their roster with more than 14 career sacks, hosted Buccaneers defensive end Jacquies Smith on Friday, the NFL Network reported. Smith, 27, is a restricted free agent who had 13.5 [Read entire story]

Webb, Hansen reconnect at Cal’s rainy pro day

Less than two years ago, Cal quarterback Davis Webb didn’t have a starting job and wide receiver Chad Hansen didn’t have a scholarship. An excellent chance to be early round NFL draft picks. [...] it was fitting [Read entire story]

Christian McCaffrey, Solomon Thomas perform on Stanford pro day

On Thursday, midway through Stanford’s pro day, running back Christian McCaffrey soared near the sideline to snag an errant pass, a nifty bit of athleticism that drew applause. [...] McCaffrey’s former college [Read entire story]

49ers teammates rally around Dwight Clark

49ers teammates rally around Dwight Clark Dwight Clark revealed he had ALS on Sunday night and his announcement on former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.’s website included a host of statements from many of those [Read entire story]

49ers’ brass goes on the road in search of a QB

General manager John Lynch will lead a group to get an up-close look at the top quarterback draft prospects: Lynch, vice president of player personnel Adam Peters, senior personnel executive Martin Mayhew and [Read entire story]

49ers: Dwight Clark announces he has ALS

Dwight Clark, the wide receiver who played the starring role in “The Catch,” the most famous play in 49ers’ history, announced Sunday night that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The disease has progressed to [Read entire story]

49ers sign ILB Dekoda Watson

Watson, 29, a seven-year veteran, is familiar with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, who was his position coach during his nine-game stint with the Jaguars in 2014. Since the start of free agency on March 9, [Read entire story]

Raiders sign tight end Jared Cook, near deal with QB EJ Manuel

[...] Jared Cook. The eight-year veteran becomes the latest playmaker for an offense that ranked sixth in the NFL last year, had two 1,000-yard receivers and added wideout Cordarrelle Patterson on Tuesday. In the [Read entire story]

49ers DT Jones earns return on one-year deal

Defensive tackle Chris Jones won’t be swept away as part of the 49ers’ extensive offseason house-cleaning. Jones had 17 tackles and helped steady the NFL’s 32nd-ranked run defense. In 2014, he had three sacks, [Read entire story]

Productive season pays off for 49ers RT Brown

If a few more of Trent Baalke’s draft picks had turned out as well as promising right tackle Trent Brown, he’d still be the 49ers’ general manager. Last year, Brown, a 2015 seventh-round pick, proved to be the [Read entire story]

Raiders RB Latavius Murray signs with Vikings

The Raiders officially need a feature running back. Murray, 27, a 2013 sixth-round pick, had 2,350 total yards, 74 receptions and 18 touchdowns in his final two seasons with the Raiders. Two weeks ago, at the NFL [Read entire story]

Report: 49ers will host Saints RB Hightower

Rebuilding teams and nearly 31-year-old running backs don’t seem like an ideal match, but the 49ers might think differently. Davis, a 2015 fourth-round pick, has averaged 2.0 yards on 54 career carries. In 2011, [Read entire story]

49ers’ new fullback can play many positions

Kyle Juszczyk is listed as a fullback, but he also lined up at running back, tight end and wide receiver during his four seasons with the Ravens. Juszczyk, 25, acknowledges book smarts don’t necessarily translate to [Read entire story]

Report: Phil Dawson unlikely to return to 49ers

Dawson made 18 of 21 field goals, including 8 of 11 from 40-plus yards, and 33 of 34 extra points. [...] the 49ers might be taking a long-range view of the position given Dawson’s age and the likelihood that they [Read entire story]

Report: Phil Dawson unlikely to return to 49ers

Dawson made 18 of 21 field goals, including 8 of 11 from 40-plus yards, and 33 of 34 extra points. [...] the 49ers might be taking a long-range view of the position given Dawson’s age and the likelihood that they [Read entire story]

Now hiring: 49ers busy upgrading offense on eve of free agency

A week after general manager John Lynch said his new team would take an aggressive approach to free agency, the 49ers reportedly agreed to terms with a slew of players to upgrade an offense that has scored the [Read entire story]

Report: 49ers expected to sign Raiders ILB Smith

Raiders inside linebacker Malcolm Smith, a former Super Bowl MVP who played a key role in one of the most infamous plays in 49ers’ history, is expected to sign with his former rival after the start of free agency [Read entire story]

49ers release Smith; Shanahan seeking specific traits

A day after the wide receiver acknowledged his reported release on Instagram, the 49ers issued a release in which general manager John Lynch hailed Smith’s character. Smith and Jermey Kerley were the only wideouts [Read entire story]

Head-standing? 49ers’ Shanahan explains unique pregame routine

49ers’ Shanahan explains unique pregame routine [...] he’ll also remain the owner of a one-of-a-kind pregame routine. [...] it’s serious stuff to Shanahan, a play-calling maestro who says his exacting routine [Read entire story]