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 Latest 49ers Player Notes
Apr 21 2018 - Reuben Foster
  The woman who was allegedly assaulted by San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster hired an attorney. An attorney based in San Jose, Calif., told the Sacramento Bee that she was retained by the victim but would not reveal the reasons why. The newspaper, citing legal experts, reported that it is unusual for a victim to hire an attorney to such cases and could be a sign that the woman, Foster's former girlfriend, is not planning to cooperate with authorities. Prosecutors charged Foster with felony domestic violence, another felony for forcefully attempting to prevent the victim from reporting the crime, and a third felony for possessing an assault weapon.


Apr 17 2018 - Joe Staley
  OT Joe Staley agreed to terms on a restructured contract that will give the San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle a raise over the next two seasons, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday. Staley, who will receive $17.4 million in the deal, will net a raise from $5.5 million to $8.72 million this season, per the report.


Apr 16 2018 - Reuben Foster
  LB Reuben Foster has legal matters to resolve and will not participate in team activities that were scheduled to begin Monday. The team made the announcement regarding Foster's absence over the weekend. Team CEO Jed York, general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan issued a statement: "Foster will not participate in team activities as he is tending to his legal matters. As previously stated, his future with the team will be determined by the information revealed during the legal process." The 49ers and Foster made a mutual decision that he stay away from team activities for the time being, NFL Network's Jim Trotter reported. Representatives of the 49ers and Foster's representatives are expected to meet some time this week to determine Foster's schedule as it relates to team activities. Prosecutors charged Foster with felony domestic violence, another felony for forcefully attempting to prevent the victim from reporting the crime, and a third felony for possessing an assault weapon. Foster is also charged with a misdemeanor for possessing a large capacity magazine. If convicted, officials said Foster could face more than 11 years in prison.


Apr 12 2018 - Reuben Foster
  LB Reuben Foster has been charged with three felonies in a domestic violence case stemming from his February arrest, the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday. Prosecutors charged Foster with felony domestic violence, another felony for forcefully attempting to prevent the victim from reporting the crime, and a third felony for possessing an assault weapon. Foster is also charged with a misdemeanor for possessing a large capacity magazine. The charges could carry up to 11 years in prison.


Apr 4 2018 - Korey Toomer
  LB Korey Toomer was signed to a one-year deal, the 49ers announced Wednesday. Last season, Toomer played in a career-high 15 games, including eight starts, for the Los Angeles Chargers. He had one interception, which he returned for a touchdown, and had three passes defensed and two forced fumbles to go along with 47 tackles in 2017.


Mar 28 2018 - Reuben Foster
  LB Reuben Foster is a player the 49ers want to keep, according to owner Jed York, but that depends on him avoiding more off-the-field problems. Foster and the 49ers are awaiting word from the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office about possible charges against Foster for domestic violence and other issues. "We'd love Reuben to be on this team," York told NBC Sports Bay Area at the owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. "And we'd love him to participate for us. But if he's not doing things off the field that allow us to be able to rely on him, or he's doing something that we're not comfortable with off the field and it's proven that's what's going on -- I think the guys have said then you're just going to have to move on."


Mar 20 2018 - Jonathan Cooper
  G Jonathan Cooper was signed to a one-year deal by the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Tuesday. The 28-year-old Cooper will be joining his fourth team in five years. He spent last season with the Dallas Cowboys, starting the final 13 games after he was inactive for the first three.


Mar 20 2018 - Richard Sherman
  CB Cornerback Richard Sherman provided a timeline for his return and the reasons he chose to sign with the San Francisco 49ers at his introductory press conference on Tuesday. He said the presence of head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch and the conversations he had with them convinced him the 49ers were going to have success. The questions about Sherman involve his health. He suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in early November that limited his 2017 season to nine games. He then had a minor surgery on his other foot after the season. "I'll be back on the field May, June," Sherman said.


Mar 16 2018 - Jerry Attachou
  LB Jerry Attaochu signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, the team announced. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, citing a source, reported the deal was worth up to $5.125 million, including $2.5 million fully guaranteed. "Jeremiah has been quite disruptive during his career despite his limited opportunities playing behind some top tier defensive ends," 49ers general manager John Lynch said. "He is a wonderful fit for our scheme and our locker room. We expect Jeremiah to be productive on defense while also providing us an exceptional player on special teams. He's another guy who fits the mold of a 49er." Injuries have hindered the career of the 25-year-old Attaochu, who appeared in only four games with the Los Angeles Chargers last season and eight in 2016. A second-round draft pick of the Chargers in 2014, Attaochu flashed his pass-rushing potential in 2015, when he started 12 of 15 games and collected 6.0 sacks and 52 tackles -- both career highs. In four seasons, he appeared in 38 games (13 starts) and had 92 tackles, 10 sacks, two passes defensed and two forced fumbles.


Mar 14 2018 - Jerick McKinnon
  RB Jerick McKinnon has agreed to a four-year, $30 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers, multiple outlets reported. The $7.5 million annually puts McKinnon as the fourth-highest paid running back in the NFL after he rushed for 570 yards during the regular season for the Vikings in 2017.


Mar 14 2018 - Carlos Hyde
  RB Carlos Hyde is expected to sign with the Cleveland Browns on a three-year deal worth more than $15 million, multiple outlets reported. Hyde rushed for 938 yards and eight touchdowns last season with the San Francisco 49ers.


Mar 14 2018 - Brandon Fusco
  OL Brandon Fusco reached agreement on a three-year contractwith the Falcons on Wednesday, the team announced. Last season, the 29-year-old Fusco started all 16 games at right guard for the San Francisco 49ers, whose offense is similar to what the Falcons run. Fusco was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Slippery Rock University. He played six seasons with the Vikings before being released in February of 2017 and signing with the 49ers in May.


Mar 12 2018 - Raheem Mostert
  RB Raheem Mostert signed his one-year exclusive rights tender, the 49ers announced Monday. Mostert was tendered a one-year contract as an exclusive rights free agent on Friday. He appeared in the 49ers' first 11 games of 2017 and finished with six carries for 30 yards while adding eight tackles on special teams.


Mar 12 2018 - Jeff Locke
  P Jeff Locke agreed to a one-year deal with the 49ers, the team announced on Monday. Locke is coming off a rough season that saw him get released by the Indianapolis Colts and later the Detroit Lions after he appeared in five games for the Lions. With Detroit, Locke punted 27 times for 1,222 yards, giving him an average of 45.3 yards.


Mar 12 2018 - Richard Sherman
  CB Richard Sherman was signed by the Niners to a three-year contract on Sunday. The four-time Pro Bowl cornerback visited the team on Saturday and quickly agreed to contract terms with the team. The deal is worth $39.15 million with a $5 million signing bonus, according to NFL Network. The two parties came to an agreement one day after Sherman was officially released by the Seattle Seahawks with a failed physical designation. He reportedly had dinner with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on Friday night, per The Athletic.


Mar 10 2018 - Richard Sherman
  CB Richard Sherman visited the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday and quickly agreed to contract terms with the team, multiple outlets reported. The deal, which can't be made official until Wednesday, is for three years and worth $39.15 million with a $5 million signing bonus, according to NFL Network. The agreement comes one day after Sherman officially was released by the Seattle Seahawks with a failed physical designation. He reportedly had dinner with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on Friday night, per The Athletic. Sherman, who will turn 30 on March 30, is coming off a season-ending Achilles tear, as well as a surgical procedure on his other Achilles.


Mar 9 2018 - Dekoda Watson
  LB Dekoda Watson had his 2018 contract option picked up by the 49ers, the team announced Friday. Watson saw action in 14 games and registered four tackles on defense and six tackles on special teams in 2017 after signing with the team on March 17.


Mar 9 2018 - Raheem Mostert
  RB Raheem Mostert, an exclusive right free agent, was tendered a one-year contract offer by the 49ers, the team announced Friday. Mostert appeared in each of the 49ers' first 11 games of the 2017 season and finished with six carries for 30 yards while adding a team-high eight special-teams tackles. He was signed to the team's practice squad on Nov. 28, 2016.


Mar 9 2018 - Elvis Dumervil
  LB Elvis Dumervil will not have his option picked up, the 49ers announced Friday. Dumervil, 34, played in all 16 games last season, recording 13 tackles and a team-high 6.5 sacks after signing with the 49ers on June 6, 2017.


Mar 9 2018 - Richard Sherman
  CB Richard Sherman confirmed during a radio interview that he would be released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday and it happened later in the day. The Seahawks listed him with a failed physical designation. Muliple media outlets confirmed that Sherman has been released and that fellow cornerback Jeremy Lane is expected to be released as well. Sherman, who has spent the past seven seasons in the Pacific Northwest, told KIRO-AM on Friday that the Seahawks informed of him of the decision. "We've had conversations and they've told me that they're going to allow me to go into free agency," Sherman told KIRO-FM's Gee Scott. "But they want me to understand that the door's open for me to return. They're just trying to do what they need to do to clear up space and give me and them the best chance at free agency, and I've got to appreciate and respect that." Sherman played only nine games in 2017 before sustaining a season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon. Sherman had surgery on his other Achilles tendon recently.


Mar 8 2018 - Marquise Goodwin
  WR Marquise Goodwin agreed to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the 49ers, but multiple outlets reported that the contract is worth $20.3 million and includes $10 million guaranteed. Goodwin recorded career highs in catches (56) and receiving yards (962) to go with two touchdowns last season.


Mar 7 2018 - Richard Sherman
  CB Richard Sherman may not be with the Seattle Seahawks much longer. Last year, the Seahawks reportedly put him on the trading block, but no deal was made. It may be different this time, because NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Sherman told teammates goodbye this week, saying that he does not expect to be with the Seahawks in 2018.


Mar 1 2018 - Richard Sherman
  CB Richard Sherman has now had surgery on both Achilles tendons in the past several months. He had surgery on his right Achilles tendon after he tore it during the Nov. 9 game against the Arizona Cardinals, ending his season. Recently, he underwent a procedure on his left Achilles as well. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called Sherman's recent surgery a "minor" procedure.


Feb 27 2018 - Garry Gilliam
  OL Garry Gilliam was signed to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season. Gilliam's deal is worth $8 million with almost $4 million guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Gillam, 27, played his first three NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, the last two as a starter. He was signed by the 49ers last year as a restricted free agent and the Seahawks declined to match the 49ers' offer.


Feb 13 2018 - Reuben Foster
  LB Reuben Foster is cooperating with authorities following his second arrest in a month. Foster has had multiple conversations with team management in person and via phone since his arrest Sunday morning on charges related to domestic violence and possession of an assault rifle, NBC Sports California reported Tuesday. The 23-year-old Foster's arrest stemmed from an accusation by his girlfriend that he physically dragged her during an argument Sunday morning in Los Gatos, Calif., according to the San Jose Mercury News. Foster was released from jail on $75,000 bail Sunday night. The extent of the injuries to the victim, who reportedly was involved in a longtime relationship with Foster, was not revealed. Last month, Foster was arrested in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on a misdemeanor second-degree marijuana possession charge.


Feb 11 2018 - Reuben Foster
  LB Reuben Foster was arrested for the second time in a month, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday. Foster was held on $75,000 bail at the Santa Clara County jail after being booked on charges related to domestic violence and possessing an assault rifle in Los Gatos, Calif. "The San Francisco 49ers' organization is aware of the report regarding Reuben Foster," the 49ers said in a statement. "We take matters of this nature seriously and are gathering all pertinent information." The 23-year-old Foster was also arrested Jan. 12 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on a misdemeanor second-degree marijuana possession charge.


Feb 9 2018 - Richard Sherman
  CB Richard Sherman expects to be back on the field with the Seattle Seahawks next season. Sherman, who is coming off Achilles tendon surgery, said he has no doubt that he'll be playing in the Pacific Northwest when he spoke with reporters on Thursday at the MTR Western Sports Star of the Year Awards in Seattle. "Not in my mind," the four-time Pro Bowl selection said, per ESPN. "We're going to try to get everything back on track, get healthy and try to get back after it. Hopefully everybody heals up the way they're supposed to. I hope Kam (Chancellor) can play and it works out however it needs to for him. But obviously (the roster is) going to look different either way."


Feb 8 2018 - Jimmy Garoppolo
  QB Jimmy Garoppolo agreed to a five-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, according to multiple reports. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported that the total value is $137.5 million. That is slightly more than the five-year, $135 million deal Matthew Stafford received from the Detroit Lions last year, which was a record at the time. At $27.5 million a year, Garoppolo's deal is the largest per-year average salary on a long-term contract in NFL history. The 49ers could have used the franchise tag to ensure they kept Garoppolo for a year, but they wanted to get a long-term deal completed to indicate he is their quarterback for the foreseeable future. Although he has started only seven NFL games -- two with the New England Patriots in 2016 and five with the 49ers in 2017 -- he has a perfect record in those starts, having won all seven.


Feb 7 2018 - Cassius Marsh
  DL Cassius Marsh, who had two sacks in six games for the San Francisco 49ers after being claimed on waivers, signed a two-year contract.


Feb 4 2018 - Jimmy Garoppolo
  QB Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers are on the fast track toward agreeing to terms on a multi-year contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday. The lucrative deal is expected to pay Garoppolo in the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks, per the report. According to Spotrac, the 49ers will be nearly $120 million under the cap this offseason.


Jan 26 2018 - Mark Nzeocha
  LB Mark Nzeocha was re-signed to a one-year deal by the 49ers, the team announced Friday. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Nzeocha appeared in 10 games with the 49ers last season, registering six tackles. He was signed off the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys late in September.


Jan 23 2018 - Jimmy Garoppolo
  QB Jimmy Garoppolo, the current San Francisco quarterback and former Patriots quarterback, already has earned a $79,000 bonus thanks to New England advancing past the AFC Championship Game. According to reports, Garoppolo could earn nearly $190,000 in bonuses if Tom Brady can engineer one more win this NFL season. Members of the winning Super Bowl team get $102,000; members on the losing team get $56,000. The Patriots already have earned $21,000 for their AFC Divisional win over Tennessee. Beating the Jacksonville Jaguars was worth $58,000 to each Patriot. The Patriots traded Garoppolo to San Francisco for a 2018 second-round pick on Oct. 31. He started the first two games of the 2016 regular season and threw for 1,560 yards in six games after being traded to the 49ers.


Jan 22 2018 - Jerick McKinnon
  RB Jerick McKinnon led the Vikings in carries (10) and catches (11). He had 126 yards from scrimmage, including team highs in receiving (86) and rushing (40).


Jan 15 2018 - Jerick McKinnon
  RB Jerick McKinnon and RB Latavius Murray each had a rushing touchdown for Minnesota.


Jan 13 2018 - Pierre Garcon
  San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon said it was "embarrassing" for President Donald Trump to ridicule Haiti and other poor countries during a reported rant at the White House on Thursday while discussing immigration policy. Garcon was born in New York and moved to Florida when he was young, but his parents and three sisters were born in Haiti. "It was hard to understand why he would even say something like that," Garcon said in a video interview on Friday with TMZ Sports, per the San Francisco Chronicle. "It's embarrassing, he probably says it in private. ... As an adult, as a mature adult, knowing Donald Trump as what we feared before he became president and for him to actually show what he really is as a president, you're not surprised by what he says."


Jan 13 2018 - Reuben Foster
  LB Reuben Foster was arrested and charged with second-degree marijuana possession on Friday, according to records from the Tuscaloosa County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office. Bond was set at $2,500 for Foster, who was a first-team All-American for the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2016 and also won the Butkus Award as the best linebacker in college.


Jan 4 2018 - Robbie Gould
  K Robbie Gould captured NFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors after converting all 18 field-goal attempts.


Jan 2 2018 - Richard Sherman
  CB Richard Sherman is facing another surgery to clean out bone spurs in his left leg, coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. The surgery will be on the opposite leg that needed season-ending surgery after he tore a torn Achilles tendon while making a tackle during the Nov. 9 game at the Arizona Cardinals. The 29-year-old Sherman had not missed any games since he came into the league in 2011 until this year.


Jan 1 2018 - Robbie Gould
  K Robbie Gould had two field goals and four extra points in Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Rams, allowing him to finish the season with a career-high 145 points, the second-most in 49ers history. K David Akers set the mark of 166 points in 2011. Gould's two field goals gave him a career-high 39, which led the NFL this season.


Jan 1 2018 - Elvis Dumervil
  OLB Elvis Dumervil sacked Los Angeles Rams QB Sean Mannion in Sunday's win, giving him at least a half-sack against all 32 NFL teams in his career. DE John Abraham is the only other NFL player ever to have achieved that feat. Dumervil's sack gave him 105.5 for his career.


Jan 1 2018 - Cassius Marsh
  DE Cassius Marsh forced a fumble when he sacked Los Angeles Rams QB Sean Mannion in Sunday's win. It was Marsh's third forced fumble of the season.


Jan 1 2018 - Sheldon Day
  DL Sheldon Day recorded his first sack as a 49er in Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. The sack was the third of Day's career.


Jan 1 2018 - Aldrick Robinson
  WR Aldrick Robinson caught his second touchdown pass of the season in Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. The TD catch was the ninth of his career.


Jan 1 2018 - Marquise Goodwin
  WR Marquise Goodwin (concussion) had to leave Sunday's game after being carted off the field. He was hospitalized and diagnosed with a concussion. Goodwin had already recorded his second touchdown reception of the season. He finished the year, his first with the 49ers, with career-highs in starts (16), receptions (56) and receiving yards (962).


Jan 1 2018 - Carlos Hyde
  RB Carlos Hyde recorded the sixth two-touchdown game of his career in Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. He finished the season with a career-best eight rushing touchdowns.


Jan 1 2018 - Jimmy Garoppolo
  QB Jimmy Garoppolo won his fifth straight 49ers start Sunday at Los Angeles, making him 7-0 in career starts counting his previous two with New England. The seven-game winning streak is tied for the NFL's third-longest of all-time with QB Dieter Brock and QB Daunte Culpepper, trailing only QB Ben Roethlisberger (15) and QB Mike Tomczak (10). Garoppolo's 1,542 passing yards in his five 49ers starts are a franchise record and also the fourth-most in NFL history in a player's first five starts for a team, with QB Drew Bledsoe (Buffalo) leading that list with 1,762 yards. His 2,038 passing yards in his first seven NFL starts also ranks fourth all-time, with Billy Volek (2,305) atop those rankings. Additionally, with Sunday's win, Garoppolo joined QB Elvis Grbac (four) and QB Jim Plunkett (three) as the only 49ers quarterbacks since 1970 to win each of their first three road starts for the organization.


Jan 1 2018 - Jimmy Garoppolo
  QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns along with two interceptions, and the 49ers concluded the season with their fifth straight win, a 34-13 victory over the Rams on Sunday in Los Angeles.


Jan 1 2018 - Elvis Dumervil
  LB Elvis Dumervil got a milestone sack in his team's 34-13 win over the Rams. He now has a sack against all 32 NFL teams. "I'm honored," said Dumervil, who concluded his 12th NFL season. "It's a difficult thing to do." Dumveril joined the 49ers in 2016. He previously played for Denver and Baltimore.


Jan 1 2018 - Marquise Goodwin
  WR Marquise Goodwin was injured on a hit by Rams S Blake Countess. Goodwin was on the field for several minutes before he was carted off. Goodwin dived for a ball that was out of his reach. Countess launched himself to where QB Jimmy Garoppolo's pass would have met Goodwin's hands and popped Goodwin's head. "It's unbelievable the safety did that," Garoppolo said. "That's not good for our sport, it's not good for anybody. It's just a dirty play. But, it's football. I mean, it happens."


Dec 27 2017 - Reuben Foster
  OLB Reuben Foster (neck stinger) was limited in practice Wednesday. The plan is to practice him lightly this week and hope he's healthy enough to play Sunday in the season finale against the Los Angeles Rams.



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