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  1. Thoughts on Day 2 of 49ers' minicamp

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It's only the second day of tight end Vernon Davis' and tackle Alex Boone's holdout, yet San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh appeared to be tiring of talking about the subject. "To answer the three, four, five follow-up q...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  2. Patrick Willis may make short move

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Patrick Willis may have a slightly different look in the first half of the upcoming season. During Tuesday's organized team activity, Willis was playing the "Mike" inside linebacker spot usually occupied by NaVorro Bowman in...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  3. 49ers pick Chris Borland in 3rd

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The pick: Chris Borland, inside linebacker, Wisconsin. My take: The San Francisco 49ers are having quite the day. Borland, like Carlos Hyde and Marcus Martin, can help right away. He was a star at Wisconsin. He is a durable...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  4. Ranking draft needs

    Bill Williamson

    With the NFL draft looming in less than a week, let's break down the San Francisco 49ers' draft needs in order of importance. Cornerback Why: It's the only position on the field where the 49ers currently have a hole. Tarell Brown departed in fr...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  5. Inside LBs who could attract 49ers in draft

    Bill Williamson

    Last week, we looked at veteran inside 3-4 linebackers the San Francisco 49ers could look at for the short term while NaVorro Bowman recovers from a torn ACL. The options are not great. That's why perhaps the 49ers, who have 11 draft picks, could ...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  6. Where could 49ers turn for ILB help?

    Bill Williamson

    Last month, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team could look at some veteran inside linebackers as star NaVorro Bowman recovers from a torn ACL in his knee. Bowman could be out for half the season. The 49ers have yet to ad...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  7. Jim Harbaugh, coach of San Francisco 49ers, discusses NaVorro Bow...

    Bill Williamson

    Last season, the San Francisco 49ers had to play a significant part of the season without one of their top offensive players, Michael Crabtree. It appears they may have to do the same this season on the defensive side of the ball.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  8. 49ers rankings: 6-10

    Bill Williamson

    We are taking a look at the top 60 players in the San Francisco 49ers' program and will rank them from 1-60. We are going to take a look in a 12-part series, moving upward. The ranking considerations are based on 2013 production, future projections, ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  9. San Francisco 49ers season wrap-up

    Bill Williamson

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final Power Ranking: 4 Preseason Power Ranking: 2 Biggest surprise: The impact that Michael Crabtree's injury and then his return had on the team. When Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles in May, th...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  10. NFLN survey/Super Bowl player: 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    In our NFL confidential survey, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson received the most votes when players were asked which player do they most want to see play in a Super Bowl. Peterson was a popular choice among the 10 49ers players pol...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  11. Small 49ers' Pro Bowl group

    Bill Williamson

    There will not be a big San Francisco 49ers' contingent at this weekend's Pro Bowl. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks told the San Jose Mercury News he expects to be the only 49er there. Eight 49ers made the team, which was announced in December. It was tie...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  12. Willis, Bowman give 49ers unique edge

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As he dressed alongside NaVorro Bowman, after another dominant San Francisco 49ers defensive performance that propelled the team to its third straight NFC Championship Game, Patrick Willis looked up. "This is the greatest sp...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  13. NFLN survey/feared player: 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    This makes sense. Patrick Willis is one of the most feared players in the NFL. Even a casual NFL observer can tell you the San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker is a vicious playmaker on the field. His peers feel the same way. Willis finished f...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  14. Quick Take: 49ers at Panthers

    Bill Williamson

    Three things to know about the San Francisco 49ers' matchup at the Carolina Panthers in the NFC divisional round at 1:05 p.m. ET Sunday: 1. Rematch: All Colin Kaepernick said about the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night, after the 49ers secured the...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Pro Bowl selections: San Francisco 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    The San Francisco 49ers had eight players named to the Pro Bowl on Friday night. Who made it: LB Ahmad Brooks, LB NaVorro Bowman, tight end Vernon Davis, RB Frank Gore, G Mike Iupati, DL Justin Smith, LT Joe Staley, LB Patrick Willis. My though...

    Blog | December 27, 2013