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  1. Morris hoping to make mark at nickel CB

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Last year, simply making the San Francisco 49ers' roster was a significant accomplishment for Darryl Morris. This year, the goal is to get on the field for significant playing time on defense. The undrafted rookie cornerb...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. Salary-cap look: Defense

    Bill Williamson

    Let's take a look at how the San Francisco 49ers' 2014 salary-cap status currently breaks down, thanks to ESPN Stats & Information. The 49ers have about $4 million under the cap and will get another $6 million-plus June 1 because of the Carlos...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. How Chris Cook could affect 49ers' defense

    Bill Williamson

    It's probably not accurate to believe the San Francisco 49ers are going all in with Chris Cook and the one-high safety scheme. After all, Cook signed a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum with no guaranteed money. If he was going to be the cen...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  4. Antoine Bethea eager to join 49ers defense

    Bill Williamson

    New San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea participated in a conference call with media on Wednesday. Some impressions: Bethea said he was attracted to the 49ers because of their winning culture. He called the defense "great" and it seemed, fro...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  5. McShay Mock 3.0: Packers

    Bill Williamson

    Todd McShay's third NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today. The Packers could use just about everything on defense and they have some prominent members on that side of the ball up for free agency. Also, unlike most years, it would not b...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Kaepernick struggled vs. top defenses

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Quarterback Colin Kaepernick had his worst NFL game against the Carolina Panthers two months ago. But that might not be what most concerns the San Francisco 49ers heading into their divisional playoff game at Carolina on Sun...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. Kaepernick vs. Carolina defense

    Bill Williamson

    The last time he faced the Carolina Panthers -- two months ago -- Colin Kaepernick had his worst game as an NFL player. Kaepernick and the 49ers' offense was throttled by the Panthers in a 10-9 home loss Nov. 10. Kaepernick set career lows for pas...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  8. All-NFC West: San Francisco 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    At first glance, it looks as though the 49ers got shortchanged on the All-NFC West list, especially on defense. After all, the San Francisco defense is clearly one of the NFL's best. So, to see only defensive tackle Justin Smith and inside lineba...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  9. 49ers fairly healthy going down stretch

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Speaking about the San Francisco 49ers' defense on Thursday, star inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman said the team is relatively healthy going down the stretch -- a big key to a run in the postseason. "For the most part we're h...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  10. High praise for NaVorro Bowman

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, Pro Football Focus lists San Francisco 49ers' linebacker NaVorro Bowman as one of the NFL's better players in December. Actually, Bowman has been playing at a high level all season. He is a force on all aspects of the defense...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. 49ers enjoying depth at cornerback

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers' cornerback situation has been interesting. It's evolved since the offseason, and the group seems to be as strong as it has been all season as the team heads into the stretch run. The defense has played at a high level most of...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  12. Goldson's rookie replacement shines

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers' defense has been playing at a high level all season and a big reason for it has been the steady play of the secondary. A key member of the group has been rookie Eric Reid. The first-round pick (the 4...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  13. Angry 49ers defense is making a point

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - It seems to me the San Francisco 49ers have been playing with a purpose in the past two games. Don't get me wrong, this defense has played at a high level for virtually the entire season. But against Washington and St. Louis,...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  14. Justin Smith leading defense

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers defense has been playing at a high level most of the season. It's been dominant the past two weeks and they team has gotten back on the winning track. A key to the high level of play has been venerabl...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  15. Tramaine Brock agrees to four-year, $16 million deal with San Fra...

    Bill Williamson

    Tramaine Brock is about to make his first NFL start, yet he is getting paid like he's already a solid starter.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  16. 49ers' pass defense sags on third down

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers' defense has been strong this season. It played well enough to win in the past two games, losses to Carolina and New Orleans by a combined four points. However, there is an area the defense has strugg...

    Blog | November 20, 2013