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 Latest 49ers Player Notes
Jun 13 2017 - C.J. Beathard
  QB C.J. Beathard signed a four-year deal with the 49ers, the team announced Tuesday. Beathard became the ninth of the team's 10 picks of the 2017 draft to be under contract. The 23-year-old Beathard, who was the second of the 49ers' two third-round picks, will join a QB depth chart that includes Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley.


Jun 9 2017 - Reuben Foster
  LB Reuben Foster signed a four-year contract on Friday, the San Francisco 49ers announced. San Francisco traded back into the first round to selected the 23-year-old Foster with the 31st overall selection in April's draft. The 49ers dealt their second-round pick (No. 34 overall) and a fourth-rounder acquired from the Chicago Bears earlier in the night (No. 111 overall) to the Seattle Seahawks for pick No. 31.On the field for Alabama, Foster displayed undeniable talent. He was perhaps the most intimidating hitter in the draft, and he possesses the fluid athleticism to serve as a three-down defender. In four years with the Crimson Tide, two as a starter, Foster totaled 222 tackles, with 115 collected last year while winning the Butkus Award as the best linebacker in college.


Jun 9 2017 - Elvis Dumervil
  LB Elvis Dumervil was officially signed by the San Francisco 49ers to a two-year deal on Thursday. "Elvis is a proven pass rusher in this league whose credentials speak for themselves," said 49ers general manager John Lynch. "We are ecstatic to add another piece to what we feel is shaping up to be a formidable defensive front." Dumervil, a 33-year-old who has been named to five Pro Bowls, was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round in 2006. Following seven years (2006-12) with Denver, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens on March 26, 2013, where he spent the past four seasons (2013-16). He has appeared in 146 games (99 starts) in his career and registered 389 tackles, 99.0 sacks, 24 forced fumbles, 17 passes defensed, 13 fumble recoveries and one interception. In addition, he has also appeared in five postseason games (three starts) and tallied nine tackles, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble.


Jun 5 2017 - Elvis Dumervil
  LB Elvis Dumervil agreed to terms on a contract with the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco general manager John Lynch announced the news on Twitter, but terms of the deal were not included. Dumervil confirmed the signing via social media as well. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Dumervil recorded three sacks last season with the Baltimore Ravens as he battled an Achilles injury that limited him to eight games.


Jun 1 2017 - Will Davis
  CB Will Davis signed a one-year deal, the San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday. Over the past two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, Davis appeared in five games and registered five tackles, two passes defensed and one interception. Last season, he saw action in three games before being waived by the team on November 4, 2016. Davis played collegiately at Utah State.


May 12 2017 - Ahkello Witherspoon
  CB Ahkello Witherspoon, a third-round pick in the 2017 draft, signed a four-year contract with the 49ers on Friday. Witherspoon was selected with the 66th overall pick out of Colorado, marking the first of San CB to sign a contract.


May 11 2017 - NaVorro Bowman
  LB NaVorro Bowman isn't being shopped, as San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan issued a joint statement on Thursday refuting a report that said the club is interested in trading the star. The report in question came via former league executive Mike Lombardi, who co-hosts the "GM Street" podcast for The Ringer. Bowman, 28, sustained his second significant injury in the past three years when he tore his Achilles after four games last season. The four-time All-Pro selection also tore his ACL in 2013 NFC Championship Game, forcing him to miss the entire 2014 season.


May 8 2017 - DuJuan Harris
  RB DuJuan Harris was released after the 49ers held their rookie minicamp over the weekend, according to reports. Harris, 28, appeared in 10 games for the 49ers last season, rushing 38 times for 138 yards while catching eight passes for 115 yards. He owns 590 career rushing yards and two touchdowns along with 244 receiving yards and one TD over his career for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks and 49ers.


May 1 2017 - Jimmie Ward
  CB Jimmie Ward's fifth-year option for the 2018 season was exercised by the team. The 49ers originally selected Ward in the first round (30th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. In 2016, the 25-year-old Ward started a career-high 10 out of 11 games played and registered 64 tackles, one interception and a career-high 12 passes defensed. He also picked up his first career forced fumble and fumble recovery on special teams.


Apr 29 2017 - Kapri Bibbs
  Kapri Bibbs was traded by the Denver Broncos to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday for a 2018 draft pick. The 49ers received Bibbs and Denver's 2017 fifth-round (177th overall) draft choice for San Francisco's fourth-round draft choice next year. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Bibbs signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in May 2014. After spending the majority of his rookie season on the Broncos' practice squad, Bibbs appeared in 13 games over the last two seasons, recording 29 rushes for 129 yards with two receptions for 75 yards and one touchdown. The 49ers added the 24-year-old Bibbs to a backfield headlined by Carlos Hyde and newly signed veteran backup Tim Hightower. Bibbs attended Colorado State, where he played in 14 games and rushed for 1,741 yards and 31 touchdowns in his only season with the school in 2013.


Apr 18 2017 - Garry Gilliam
  OL Garry Gilliam signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Tuesday. The deal is worth $2.2 million, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, who also reported that the Seattle Seahawks opted not to match the offer to keep him. Gilliam, 26, played in 44 games, including 30 starts, over the last three seasons with the Seahawks playing both right and left tackle. In 2016, he started 13 regular-season games and both of Seattle's postseason games.


Apr 7 2017 - Jayson DiManche
  LB Jayson DiManche signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday. DiManche, 26, most recently was with the Detroit Lions. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound DiManche originally signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Illinois in 2013. In two seasons with the Bengals he appeared in 28 games (one start) and registered 28 tackles and two forced fumbles.


Apr 1 2017 - Tim Hightower
  RB Tim Hightower signed with the 49ers on Saturday, adding depth to their backfield. General manager John Lynch made the announcement on Twitter: "#Faithful - We've agreed to terms w/ @Tim_Hightower. We got better this week with Tim and @DuJuan_Harris. #brickbybrick #welcometothefamily." Hightower, 30, joins running back DuJuan Harris, who re-signed with the 49ers earlier this week, as backups to starter Carlos Hyde. Hightower has ties to new head coach Kyle Shanahan, as both were with the Washington Redskins in 2011. The 6-foot, 220-pound Hightower spent the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints after being off the field for three-plus years because of a knee injury. He played in eight games for the Saints in 2015, his first appearances since the 2011 season. Hightower recorded a combined 923 rushing yards, 329 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in the last two years with the Saints as a backup to Mark Ingram. Hightower began his career with the Arizona Cardinals in 2008 and sustained a torn ACL after being traded to the Redskins in 2011. An infection that was later discovered slowed his recovery. Hightower has career totals of 2,977 rushing yards, 1,208 receiving yards and 34 touchdowns in six seasons.


Mar 28 2017 - DuJuan Harris
  RB DuJuan Harris is re-joining the 49ers on a one-year deal, the team announced Tuesday. Over 10 games last season, Harris rushed for 138 yards on 38 carries and caught eight passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. Harris and DT Chris Jones are the only two of 20 free agents from last year's team to re-sign with the 49ers.


Mar 16 2017 - Chris Jones
  DT Chris Jones and the San Francisco 49ers agreed to terms on a one-year deal Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the team for Jones, who was claimed off waivers from the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 8, 2016. Jones started the final six games of the season and recorded 21 tackles for San Francisco.


Mar 15 2017 - Jeremy Zuttah
  C Jeremy Zuttah was acquired from the Baltimore Ravens in a deal that also saw the clubs exchange sixth-round picks in the 2017 draft. Zuttah, who started in all 16 games for the Ravens last season, was set to make a $3.5 million base salary in 2017. The 30-year-old appeared in 131 contests during his nine-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Ravens.


Mar 9 2017 - Elvis Dumervil
  LB Elvis Dumervil, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, announced via social media Wednesday that he was released by Baltimore. He joined the Ravens four years ago, when a fax machine snafu at the free agent deadline prompted the pass rusher's exit from the Denver Broncos. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome propped the door open for Dumervil's return. But an ankle injury limited him to eight games and Dumervil notched just three sacks in 2016.


Mar 9 2017 - Brian Hoyer
  QB Brian Hoyer agreed Wednesday to a two-year deal with the 49ers. He resisted what was classified by NFL Network as a "very strong offer" from the Jets, instead reuniting with new 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. Hoyer can officially sign when the league year begins Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. Hoyer and Shanahan worked together in 2014 with the Cleveland Browns. Shanahan was the offensive coordinator for the Browns in 2014 when Hoyer made 13 starts at quarterback, going 7-6.


Mar 4 2017 - Jeremy Kerley
  WR Jeremy Kerley agreed to terms on a three-year contract. The deal is worth $10.5 million deal, according to multiple reports. In 2016, the 5-foot-9, 188-pound Kerley appeared in all 16 games (13 starts) for San Francisco and led the team with a career-high 64 receptions for 667 yards and three touchdowns.


Feb 26 2017 - Earl Mitchell
  DT Earl Mitchell, formerly with the Miami Dolphins, agreed on a four-year contract with the 49ers. The deal is worth $16 million total with $6.5 million guaranteed and $5.5 million in the first year, according to multiple reports. Mitchell, 29, was due to earn $4 million for the 2017 season with Miami, but the Dolphins released him on Feb. 16 in a cost-cutting move.


Feb 24 2017 - DeAndre Carter
  WR DeAndre Carter signed a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Friday. Carter, 23, stood out among a group of players who worked out for the new 49ers' coaching staff and scouting staff earlier this week, according to the Sacramento Bee. The native of San Jose, Calif., attended California State Sacramento, where he appeared in 41 games throughout his four-year collegiate career (2011-14) and finished with 207 receptions for 2,760 yards and 35 touchdowns.


Feb 22 2017 - K'Waun Williams
  CB K'Waun Williams is joining the 49ers on a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. Williams, 25, spent his first two seasons with the Browns. He recorded 69 tackles, 10 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a pair of sacks in 26 games. Williams sat out the entire 2016 season with an ankle injury.


Feb 16 2017 - Earl Mitchell
  DT Earl Mitchell is expected to be released, the Miami Herald reported. Mitchell, 29, finished with 17 tackles during an injury-ravaged campaign in 2016. He is scheduled to make $4 million this year.


Jan 3 2017 - Andrew Gardner
  RG Andrew Gardner made his 49ers debut in Sunday's loss to Seattle. Gardner played all 61 offensive snaps in his 12th career start.


Jan 3 2017 - Raheem Mostert
  RB Raheem Mostert was promoted from the practice squad for Sunday's finale against Seattle. Mostert was in on 27 snaps, including four on offense. He carried one time for six yards.


Jan 2 2017 - Brian Hoyer
  QB Brian Hoyer didn't throw an interception in 200 pass attempts for the Bears this season before breaking his (left) non-throwing arm. Whether he gets a chance to extend that streak is a matter to be decided once the Bears sort out their quarterback mess. At least the medical outlook was good on Monday, a day after the season. "Obviously got good news today with x-rays and stuff -- I'm cleared to play," Hoyer said Monday. "Now it's all about getting prepared for the offseason."Hoyer hopes to return to Chicago, but had only a one-year contract and will be an unrestricted free agent. He's hoping to get the chance to compete as a starter with the Bears or elsewhere, but apparently it's not a pre-condition.


Jan 2 2017 - Elvis Dumervil
  LB Elvis Dumervil finished with a sack against the Bengals, falling just one short of 100 for his career. His future with the Ravens is uncertain as the team has some younger players at linebacker who also showed they can be playmakers. Dumervil missed eight games this season with a foot injury.


Jan 2 2017 - Rashard Robinson
  CB Rashard Robinson was carted off the field on Sunday with an ankle injury late in the second quarter and did not return.


Jan 2 2017 - Je'Ron Hamm
  TE Je'Ron Hamm sustained an injury to his left leg during pregame warmups and was ruled out Sunday. Hamm was carted off the field and had an air cast on his left leg.


Jan 2 2017 - Zane Beadles
  LG Zane Beadles started at center on Sunday, replacing Marcus Martin, who was placed on injured reserve (ankle). Andrew Gardner started at left guard.


Jan 2 2017 - Joe Staley
  LT Joe Staley returned to the lineup on Sunday after missing three games with a hamstring injury.


Dec 31 2016 - Raheem Mostert
  RB Raheem Mostert was promoted to the active roster. Mostert had been signed to the 49ers practice squad Nov. 28.


Dec 28 2016 - Dontae Johnson
  CB Dontae Johnson (groin) was able to participate on a limited basis in practice on Wednesday, leaving the door open he might play Sunday against Seattle. Johnson sat out last week's win over the Los Angeles Rams.


Dec 28 2016 - Joe Staley
  LT Joe Staley (hamstring) was not placed on injured reserve this week, making him at least a game-time decision to play Sunday against Seattle. Staley has missed the last two games.


Dec 27 2016 - Zach Moore
  DL Zach Moore was claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Tuesday. Moore played in one game for the Cowboys this season and one game for the Minnesota Vikings last season.


Dec 27 2016 - Carlos Hyde
  RB Carlos Hyde was placed on the injured reserve list, the team announced Tuesday. Hyde suffered a sprained MCL in Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Rams, but he will not require knee surgery. He started 13 games this season and had career highs in rushes (217), rushing yards (988), rushing average (4.6), rushing touchdowns (six), receptions (27), receiving yards (163) and receiving touchdowns (three).


Dec 26 2016 - Carlos Hyde
  RB Carlos Hyde suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee during Saturday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. Hyde already has been ruled out of the season finale against Seattle. He will finish the year with 988 rushing yards, 12 shy of his first 1,000-yard season. No surgery will be required.


Dec 26 2016 - Zane Beadles
  C/G Zane Beadles made his first career start at center in place of injured C Daniel Kilgore in Saturday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. Beadles, the regular starter at right guard, played all 75 offensive snaps.


Dec 26 2016 - Alex Balducci
  G Alex Balducci made his NFL debut as an offensive lineman when he played three snaps at left guard during Saturday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. Balducci, a defensive lineman in college, has been transitioning to the offensive line with the 49ers.


Dec 26 2016 - John Theus
  RT John Theus made his first NFL start at right tackle in Saturday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. Theus replaced RT/LT Trent Brown, who was moved to the left side to replace injured LT Joe Staley.


Dec 26 2016 - Wynton McManis
  ILB Wynton McManis played three snaps -- one on defense, two on special teams -- in his NFL debut in Saturday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. McManis had been promoted from the 49ers' practice squad Friday.


Dec 26 2016 - Rashard Robinson
  CB Rashard Robinson wrapped up the 49ers' first win since the season opener with an interception in the final seconds Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams. The interception was the first of Robinson's career.


Dec 26 2016 - Prince Charles Iworah
  CB Prince Charles Iworah made his NFL debut with 16 snaps on special teams in the 49ers' win over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. Iworah had been promoted from the 49ers' practice squad in the week leading into the game.


Dec 24 2016 - Carlos Hyde
  RB Carlos Hyde left Saturday's contest with a knee injury in the fourth quarter. He did not return. Hyde caught a pass from quarterback Colin Kaepernick for no gain. Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines delivered a blow to Hyde's right knee, forcing the running back to fumble, which was recovered by Los Angeles.


Dec 21 2016 - Carlos Hyde
  RB Carlos Hyde rushed for 88 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opening victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Hyde, the 11th-leading rusher in the league, needs 50 yards in the final two games of the season to reach 1,000 for the first time in his career.


Dec 21 2016 - Andrew Gardner
  G Andrew Gardner was signed to the 49ers' 53-man roster Wednesday. The former sixth-round pick in 2009 started 11 games and played in 27 in his career for the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles. He hasn't been with a team since being waived in training camp by the Eagles.


Dec 21 2016 - Joe Staley
  LT Joe Staley (hamstring) was held out of practice Wednesday and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. Staley has missed the last two games, but has not been played on season-ending injured reserve, making him eligible to return for one or both of the club's remaining games.


Dec 21 2016 - DeAndre Smelter
  WR DeAndre Smelter was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster this week, taking the spot of injured WR Quinton Patton. Smelter was the 49ers' fifth-round pick in 2015.


Dec 21 2016 - DiAndre Campbell
  WR DiAndre Campbell was signed to the 49ers' practice squad Wednesday. Campbell spent the 2015 season on the club's practice unit.


Dec 21 2016 - Glenn Dorsey
  NT Glenn Dorsey (ribs) was not as seriously injured as the 49ers have feared in Sunday's loss at Atlanta. He was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, making him a possible participant this week against the Los Angeles Rams.



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