Jimmy Garoppolo shoulder surgery disrupted offseason trade with Washington Commanders, sources say

The San Francisco 49ers had the parameters of a trade agreement in place that would have sent Jimmy Garoppolo to the Washington Commanders at this year’s scouting combine, but the deal fell apart once the quarterback decided to have shoulder surgery, sources told ESPN. The deal would have involved multiple draft picks, according to sources, … Read more

San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo advising Trey Lance to try to stay positive as he recovers from season-ending injury

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Now that he’s back in the role of San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo has plenty to do this week. But before he could fully dive back in, he made sure to reach out to the man he’s replacing: injured quarterback Trey Lance. Speaking to the media Thursday for the … Read more

49ers Expected Commanders To Trade For Jimmy Garoppolo; Browns Were Interested In FA Deal

Compared to the offseasons leading up to the 2020s, this decade has brought more movement among veteran quarterbacks. While the 49ers are now grateful their efforts to become part of this year’s action-packed QB carousel failed, as Trey Lance is out for the season, they expected Jimmy Garoppolo to end up somewhere else. John Lynch … Read more

San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance has season-ending surgery to repair two injuries to ankle

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After suffering a season-ending right ankle injury against the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance is already on the road to recovery. A day after their 27-7 win against the Seahawks, the Niners announced that Lance had “successful surgery on his injured right ankle.” The procedure took place Monday … Read more

49ers QB Trey Lance Out For Year

6:20pm: The 49ers confirmed in a tweet this evening that Lance “has suffered a broken right ankle and will require season-ending surgery,” according to Shanahan. 5:51pm: It seems the 49ers will have to face the worst case scenario of today’s injury as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Lance’s ankle injury “is expected to require surgery … Read more

San Francisco 49ers’ Trey Lance needs season-ending surgery on broken ankle suffered against Seattle Seahawks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance broke his right ankle Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks and will have season-ending surgery Monday, coach Kyle Shanahan said after the team’s 27-7 win. Lance was hurt with 2:20 to go in the first quarter and replaced by Jimmy Garoppolo. With 2:33 to go in … Read more

San Francisco 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell out two months with sprained MCL

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell is expected to be sidelined about two months with the sprained MCL he suffered Sunday, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Mitchell left the game just before halftime and did not return to the Niners’ 19-10 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. It wasn’t immediately clear … Read more

San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle misses practice because of groin injury

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle did not practice Wednesday because of a groin injury, leaving his status up in the air for Sunday’s season opener against the Chicago Bears. Niner’s coach Kyle Shanahan said Kittle suffered the injury in Monday’s “bonus” practice. “I’m not sure [the extent of the … Read more

Two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders calls it a career after 12 seasons in NFL

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — With a job as a television analyst waiting and a desire to move on to the next stage of his life, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, 35, formally announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. Sanders, who spent most of six of his 12 NFL seasons in Denver, was in the Broncos’ … Read more

Getting healthy at right time, Chicago Bears practice with all projected starters on offense

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears’ offense saw the return of center Lucas Patrick and wide receivers Byron Pringle and Velus Jones Jr. during Monday’s practice. For the first time since late July, Chicago’s entire group of projected offensive starters practiced together. Patrick has not practiced since he broke his right thumb on July … Read more