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  1. Early look at potential first-round picks

    Bill Williamson

    With the college football season about to commence, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay is getting his ducks in a row by ranking the top players at each position . While McShay's board will surely change due to production (both positive and negative) a...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Pro Football Focus thinks highly of 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers are widely considered an elite NFL team, and Pro Football Focus' latest unit rankings reflect those high expectations. In Insider pieces, Pro Football Focus ranks the 49ers' offense as the seventh best in the NFL and their ...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  3. San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore nears end of long road ba...

    Bill Williamson

    Niners running back Marcus Lattimore's long road back from a devastating knee injury, one he hasn't traveled alone, is nearing the end, writes Bill Williamson.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  4. Harbaugh excited about getting QB secured

    Bill Williamson

    For San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, one of the best aspects of Colin Kaepernick's new six-year extension is the fact that his quarterback can now relax and focus on his growth as a football player. "Going through a season now, [he's] not h...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  5. PFF: 49ers have NFL's second-best roster

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus ranked the NFL rosters from 1-32. The San Francisco 49ers are ranked at No.2, right behind NFC West rival and defending Super Bowl champion Seattle. Here is some of what Monson wrote about t...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  6. Picking up Smith option wise football move

    Bill Williamson

    The only thing wrong about the San Francisco 49ers committing nearly $10 million to Aldon Smith is the timing. It certainly could be perceived that exercising the 2015 option for the troubled pass-rusher at $9.75 million less than three weeks...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  7. Joe Montana, Dan Marino playing flag football at Candlestick Park...

    Bill Williamson

    There will be one more San Francisco 49ers' presence at Candlestick Park and it will feature the most important player in team history.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  8. Strength of schedule: 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    Remember a few years back when the NFC and AFC West divisions were mocked around the football universe? That is no longer the case. The two divisions sent a total of five teams to the 12-team playoff tournament, two of them played in the Super Bow...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  9. Andy Lee salutes Guys HOF election

    Bill Williamson

    The celebration of Ray Guy's election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday extended beyond Guy and the Oakland Raiders. It's a victory for all punters. "It was a proud day to be a punter," said San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee on T...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  10. Haley's, DeBartolo's HOF bids dashed again

    Bill Williamson

    For the second straight year, two key figures of the San Francisco 49ers' dynasty years did not make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after becoming finalists. Former team owner Eddie DeBartolo and former pass-rusher Charles Haley were among ...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  11. San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame primer

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers will be well represented Saturday during the Pro Football Hall of Fame vote. Defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley and former owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. are among the 17 finalists. Four to seven new members will be inducted...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  12. Haley, Eddie D. HOF finalists again

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Eddie DeBartolo is a happy man. Charles Haley is a finalist again for induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yes, DeBartolo is one of the 15 finalists again, but he said last month Haley's candidacy is more important to...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 49ers avoid the trap and cruise again

    Bill Williamson

    TAMPA, Fla. -- If they didn't already have enough warning signs, the San Francisco 49ers had one more reason to be leery the night before they boarded their cross-country trip when the Denver Broncos, arguably the best team in football, stumbled a...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  15. Justin Smith gets old-guy recognition

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, Pro Football Focus ranks San Francisco 49ers' defensive lineman Justin Smith as the second best player in the NFL who is 34 or older. Smith, who turned 34 in September, is ranked only behind Denver quarterback Peyton Manning. ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  16. 49ers hope to continue East Coast success

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- What might be a cure for the San Francisco 49ers' two-game losing skid? A trip to the East Coast. The 49ers play at the Washington Redskins on "Monday Night Football.' The 49ers have been the premier West Coast team while...

    Blog | November 22, 2013