January 23, 2018

NFL - Latest 49ers Player Notes
01/23/2018 - 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.

01/13/2018 - 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."

01/13/2018 - 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.

01/04/2018 - Robbie Gould  
K Robbie Gould captured NFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors after converting all 18 field-goal attempts.

01/01/2018 - 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.

01/01/2018 - 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.

01/01/2018 - 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.

01/01/2018 - 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.

01/01/2018 - 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.

01/01/2018 - 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).

01/01/2018 - 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.

01/01/2018 - 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.

01/01/2018 - 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.

01/01/2018 - 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.

01/01/2018 - 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."

12/27/2017 - 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.

12/27/2017 - Adrian Colbert  
FS Adrian Colbert (strained shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday. The 49ers don't consider the injury to be serious, and he's expected to play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

12/26/2017 - Bradley Pinion  
P Bradley Pinion ran his season total for punts downed inside the 20 to 31 with two in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. The total matches his 2015 finish as the fourth-highest in 49ers history.

12/26/2017 - Adrian Colbert  
FS Adrian Colbert (sprained AC joint) suffered the injury in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. He is expected to be able to play in Sunday's season finale against the Los Angeles Rams, although his practice time this week could be limited.

12/26/2017 - K'Waun Williams  
CB K'Waun Williams recorded his first career interception in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. Williams returned the interception 23 yards to set up a 49ers touchdown.

12/26/2017 - Dontae Johnson  
CB Dontae Johnson returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. It was Johnson's second career interception and second interception return for a touchdown. He had one against the St. Louis Rams in 2014.

12/26/2017 - Ahkello Witherspoon  
CB Ahkello Witherspoon notched his second interception of the season in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. The rookie returned the pick 27 yards to set up a 49ers touchdown.

12/26/2017 - Reuben Foster  
OLB Reuben Foster (neck stinger) is expected to be limited in practice this week after suffering the injury in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. The rookie likely will be able to play in Sunday's season finale against the Los Angeles Rams.

12/26/2017 - Solomon Thomas  
DL Solomon Thomas recorded the 49ers' only sack of the game in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. It was the rookie's third of the season.

12/26/2017 - Kyle Juszczyk  
FB Kyle Juszczyk recorded a career-best 76 yards in receptions in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. He had 44 of his 76 yards on one career-best catch-and-run.

12/26/2017 - Jimmy Garoppolo  
QB Jimmy Garoppolo became the first 49ers quarterback since the merger in 1970 to win his first four starts following Sunday's 44-33 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is now 6-0 in NFL starts, equaling the fifth-longest streak in the league to begin a career since 1970. His 102.4 passer rating Sunday was the highest of the season against the Jaguars. Also, Garoppolo led the 49ers on a 10-play, 79-yard drive to a touchdown on the club's opening possession of the game, the 49ers' first since October of 2016 against the New York Jets. ... RB Carlos Hyde recorded his sixth rushing touchdown of the season in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. It allowed him to equal his career-high for a season, set last year.

12/26/2017 - Matt Breida  
RB Matt Breida won the battle of rookies over the Jaguars' Leonard Fournette, 74 yards to 48. Breida scored on a 30-yard run.

12/24/2017 - Matt Breida  
RB Matt Breida carried 11 times for 74 yards and one touchdown.

12/24/2017 - Kyle Juszczyk  
FB Kyle Juszczyk had five catches for 76 yards, leading the team in both categories.

12/24/2017 - Jimmy Garoppolo  
QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns, leading the 49ers (5-10) to their fourth consecutive victory. He threw one interception. The Jaguars, who entered the game allowing an NFL-low 14.9 points per game, gave up a season-high 44 to San Francisco. The 49ers set a season high for points scored. "That was a hell of a team we just beat, so I think that was a good test for us," Garoppolo said. "It was a heck of a game. A lot of emotions on the sideline, ups and downs. Just proud of the way we kept fighting as a team. We knew it was going to be a dog fight. That was a good team. I was proud of how we came out of it." Garoppolo completed 21 of 30 passes with touchdowns to wide receiver Trent Taylor and tight end George Kittle. He was picked off once.

12/24/2017 - Ahkello Witherspoon  
CB Ahkello Witherspoon picked off a Blake Bortles pass and returned 23 yards to the Jacksonville 18, setting up a 49ers touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. "This is what the game is all about, momentum," said Witherspoon, who has two interceptions this season.

12/24/2017 - K'Waun Williams  
CB K'Waun Williams intercepted a Blake Bortles pass and returned 27 yards to the Jacksonville 26, setting up a touchdown late in the third quarter.

12/24/2017 - Dontae Johnson  
CB Dontae Johnson returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. It was his second career interception, and both were pick-sixes. Bortles threw high, and his pass went off wide receiver Keelan Cole's fingertips, deflecting to Johnson. "It was an under route," Johnson said. "I just ran underneath and I was driving it, anticipating a catch and tackle because he was running away from me. It was overthrown, and I was very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. Once it was in my hands, I knew that I was in the end zone."

12/21/2017 - Robbie Gould  
K Robbie Gould was selected NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his 6-for-6 field-goal performance in the Week 15 win over Tennessee. It's Gould's second such honor in the past three weeks. He likely will be added to the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl game because of an injury to Greg Zuerlein of the Los Angeles Rams. Gould had been named an alternate. The veteran ranks second in the NFC to Zuerlein in field goals made with 36 and in scoring with 127 points.

12/21/2017 - Adrian Colbert  
FS Adrian Colbert (concussion) could only observe 49ers practice Wednesday and Thursday as he undergoes the NFL's concussion protocol. Colbert will have to complete the protocol in order to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

12/21/2017 - Greg Mabin  
CB Greg Mabin (strained calf) has been unable to practice this week and likely will miss his second straight game when the 49ers host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

12/21/2017 - DeForest Buckner  
DE DeForest Buckner (sore ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. The injury is not considered serious, although if he cannot get onto the practice field Friday, he will be questionable at best for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

12/21/2017 - Garrett Celek  
TE Garrett Celek has scored touchdowns in each of San Francisco's last two games. The last 49ers tight end to score in three straight games was TE Vernon Davis in 2013.

12/21/2017 - Aldrick Robinson  
WR Aldrick Robinson (concussion) was only an observer at 49ers practice Wednesday and Thursday as he attempts to clear the NFL's concussion protocol. He remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

12/21/2017 - Marquise Goodwin  
WR Marquise Goodwin has recorded 100 or more receiving yards in two straight games. The last 49er to reach the mark in three consecutive games was WR Jerry Rice in 1995.

12/21/2017 - Jimmy Garoppolo  
QB Jimmy Garoppolo has led 18 scoring drives in his three starts. Only Jacksonville (19) has more. Over that stretch, the 49ers have had just one three-and-out series, the fewest in the NFL. Garoppolo has recorded 1,008 passing yards in his three starts, the second-most ever in a player's first three starts for a team. Only QB Ben Roethlisberger (1,077 for Pittsburgh) had more. In five career starts (including two for New England), Garoppolo has thrown for 1,504 yards. Only QB Cam Newton (1,610 for Carolina) had more in five starts to begin an NFL career.

12/21/2017 - Eric Reid  
SS Eric Reid will be asked to serve as the dreaded eighth man in the box against the run-oriented Jaguars. It is not his favorite role. But with Jacksonville very rarely throwing to its tight end, Reid's primary assignment Sunday is clear: Help stop the run.

12/21/2017 - Carlos Hyde  
RB Carlos Hyde was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl. Hyde ranks fifth in the NFC (12th in the NFL) in rushing with 796 yards.

12/21/2017 - Kyle Juszczyk  
FB Kyle Juszczyk was selected to the Pro Bowl as the NFC's starting fullback. The first-year 49er has been most productive this season in the passing game, catching 24 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown. Juszczyk also made the Pro Bowl as a member of the Baltimore Ravens last season.

12/21/2017 - Aldrick Robinson  
WR Aldrick Robinson (concussion) was only an observer at 49ers practice Wednesday as he attempts to clear the NFL's concussion protocol. He remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

12/21/2017 - Joe Staley  
LT Joe Staley was selected as an alternate to the Pro Bowl. Despite suffering what was feared to be a serious in-season eye injury, the veteran has started 13 of the 49ers' 14 games.

12/21/2017 - Trent Brown  
RT Trent Brown (strained shoulder) was placed on injured reserve. The three-year veteran has made 28 starts in his 49ers career. Although he will be unable to play if called upon, Brown was named a Pro Bowl alternate this week.

12/21/2017 - DeForest Buckner  
DE DeForest Buckner (sore ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday. The injury is not considered serious, and he's likely to return to practice this week and be ready to face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

12/21/2017 - *Tyvis Powell  
DB Tyvis Powell was promoted from the 49ers practice squad to the 53-man roster for Sunday's win over Tennessee. The Ohio State product made his 49ers debut on special teams, getting 15 snaps in the game.

12/21/2017 - Adrian Colbert  
FS Adrian Colbert (concussion) could only observe 49ers practice Wednesday as he undergoes the NFL's concussion protocol. Colbert will have to complete the protocol in order to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.