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Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Contract talks between the 49ers and Kaepernick are reportedly on hold for now, NFL.com reports.
Impact: The report indicates that the two sides would like to get a deal done before the start of the 2014 regular season, with Matt Maiocco of csnbayarea.com suggesting that the 49ers are inclined to hold off on expediting an extension with the quarterback while police look into what has been described as a "suspicious incident" (allegedly involving Kaepernick, teammate Quinton Patton and Seattle's Ricardo Lockette) in Miami earlier this month. The 26-year-old Kaepernick finished the 2013 season with 3,197 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 91.6 passer rating in 16 games for the 49ers. He also recorded 524 rushing yards (on 92 carries) with four rushing touchdowns.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith is not expected to have his fifth-year contract option picked up by the 49ers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impact: Smith remains under contract through 2014, but the 49ers have until May 3 to pick up his team option through 2015, and it appears as though they have no intention to do so. In the wake of his most recent arrest, uncertainty surrounds the linebacker's availability for the start of 2014, so it's not overly surprising that the team is not inclined to pick up the option.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The 49ers are reportedly trying to deal James, csnbayarea.com reports.
Impact: Since being made a second-round pick by the 49ers in the 2012 draft, James has recorded just 39 carries for 184 yards in 14 regular season contests, while making his biggest impact with the team as a returner. Given that Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and perhaps Marcus Lattimore are ahead of James in the 49ers' RB pecking order heading into the 2014 season, a change of scenery would probably be a good thing for James, in both real and fantasy terms.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The 49ers have signed Lloyd to a one-year contract, CSNBayArea.com reports.
Impact: Though Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree are slated to start at wideout for the 49ers, Lloyd figures to have a chance to compete for the team's No. 3 slot. Also in the mix on that front is Quinton Patton -- who finished last season in that role -- while Jon Baldwin, Kassim Osgood, Chuck Jacobs, Devon Wylie, DeMarco Sampson and David Reed round out the team's current rostered receiving options. Lloyd, who will turn 33 in July, caught 74 passes for 911 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games in 2012 for the Patriots, but at this stage he has much to prove before being considered anything more than a late-round fantasy dart.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Culliver has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor hit-and-run charges and felony possession of brass knuckles. His case is among a string of recent legal problems for 49ers players, including the arrest Sunday of linebacker Aldon Smith.
Impact: Culliver was arrested on March 28 after San Jose police say he struck a bicyclist, then rammed a witness' vehicle that was blocking him from leaving until officers arrived. The San Jose Mercury News reports that he entered his plea on Friday in Santa Clara County Superior Court. In 2013, Culliver created controversy by expressing anti-gay sentiments in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. He has since undergone sensitivity training and done outreach work with an organization that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: After being booked on felony charges of making a false report of a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon, Smith was subsequently released from custody after posting $20,000 bail, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: "We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Sunday. "As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment." Smith, who missed five games last season while spending time in an alcohol treatment center, finished the 2013 campaign with 34 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 11 games. The 49ers will have to decide by May 3 whether to exercise their 2015 option on the 2011 first-rounder, but it's unclear if they'll do so in the wake of Smith's off-field issues.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. With the arrest, Smith is involved in three pending criminal cases.
Impact: Smith finished with 8 1/2 sacks and 34 tackles in 11 games last season, making eight starts. He missed the first five games of the season after taking a leave of absence to undergo treatment for substance abuse.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Kaepernick put out a statement on his Twitter account Friday, a day after his name was linked to a Miami police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there.
Impact: Referring to some media reports on the situation, Kaepernick said: "I take great pride in who I am and what I do, but I guess sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up." He told fans their faith in him is not misplaced. Police say Kaepernick, teammate Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette were with the woman earlier this month at a Miami hotel where Lockette lives. The police say it's too early to determine whether a crime was committed.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Detectives in Miami say three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel, though no one has been charged with a crime.
Impact: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and wide receiver Quinton Patton, and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, were with the woman at a Miami hotel where Lockette lives, according to the Miami Police Department report. Police stressed that the report contained only unproven allegations at this point.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Detectives in Miami say three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel, though no one has been charged with a crime.
Impact: Kaepernick and wide receiver Quinton Patton, and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, were with the woman at a Miami hotel where Lockette lives, according to the Miami Police Department report. Police stressed that the report contained only unproven allegations at this point.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lloyd, who didn't play in the NFL last season, is said to be in talks with the 49ers about a possible return to the field, Matt Maiocco of csnbayarea.com reports
Impact: The 49ers continue to seek depth behind top wideout options Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree, and if Lloyd -- who will turn 33 in July -- enters the mix, he'd likely have a chance to compete (with the likes of Quinton Patton) for the team's No. 3 receiver gig. Lloyd -- was played for the 49ers from 2003-2005 -- caught 74 passes for 911 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games in 2012 for the Patriots, with the report noting that the wideout turned down several opportunities to play last season.