SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Carlos Hyde #28 in action against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium on October 22, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Carlos Hyde says players like Chip Kelly’s system

Now that the 49ers’ offseason program is complete, Carlos Hyde gives Chip Kelly’s offense a thumbs-up. The running back told Sirius XM NFL Radio via Pro Football Talk that his teammates feel the same way. “I feel like the team has bought into his system,” Hyde said. Hyde, who turns 25 in September, figures to […]

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 21:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Five NFL teams that improved during the 2016 offseason

Rex Ryan can claim that the Bills are the NFL’s 2016 offseason champions, but since pads aren’t worn during the offseason, that hollow title is up for debate. Offseason activities across the league ended Thursday with 25 teams wrapping up their mandatory minicamps. The other seven teams finished last week. So now we can look back at free […]

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 15:  Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on prior to the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on November 15, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Pete Carroll actually likes Stephen Curry’s shoes

The release of the Curry 2, the signature shoe of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, didn’t go as planned last week. The all-white sneakers were mocked and criticized on social media, and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had some fun with them as well in a hilarious fake commercial. Dad will LOVE […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Carlos Hyde #28 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Chip Kelly plans to use Carlos Hyde in passing game

It’s safe to say the 49ers offense will look a lot different in 2016 under Chip Kelly. One of the big changes will involve running back Carlos Hyde, who will be used more as a pass catcher out of the backfield. “He’s got really, really good hands,” Kelly told the team’s website as the 49ers held their […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 20, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Michael Crabtree compares Derek Carr to Brett Favre

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wears No. 4 in honor of Brett Favre, the soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterback who was once Carr’s football hero. One of Carr’s top receivers now believes the third-year quarterback has a little Favre to his game. “A gunslinger? He’s always going to be a gunslinger, and I love that,” Raiders receiver […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Roger Goodell announces a draft pick during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell jokes about ‘death’ after being hacked

The NFL’s Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday afternoon, and it was “reported” that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had died. He didn’t, though. It didn’t take long for news to surface that the commish was alive and well, and that the league’s account had been hacked. Goodell was supposedly playing golf with HOF quarterback Jim […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

NFL’s Twitter account hacked, fakes Roger Goodell’s death

Everyone’s getting hacked these days. Folks can no longer give an eye roll when an NFL player claims one of his social media accounts got hacked. Why? Tuesday it happened to the NFL in epic fashion. A prankster got ahold of the account one way or another and spoofed the death of commissioner Roger Goodell: […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 01:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Predicting the NFL’s next big contract extensions

Over the past week, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns and Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith cashed in with huge contract extensions. Hurns, a former undrafted free agent, signed a four-year, $40 million deal, while Smith became the league’s highest paid safety with a five-year, $51.2 million extension. The pair won’t be the last to sign […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shakes hands with Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors after the Warriors defeated the Cavs 105 to 97 to win Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NBA Finals Ticket Prices Up for Warriors, Down for Cavaliers

Leading up to the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have breezed their way through the playoffs, sweeping their opponents in the first and second rounds, and beating the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals in six games. In the West, the Golden State Warriors, who were down three games to one to the Oklahoma […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 27: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts is chased by Kelvin Sheppard #52 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Eight takeaways from NFL OTAs

The 2016 NFL season is fast approaching and organized team activities are in full swing. Thirty-one teams held OTA sessions this week. The Rams begin theirs on May 31. These practices aren’t in pads, so there’s only so much that can be taken from them. But it’s the first time the rookies and veterans are […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates scoring a 14-yard touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the fourth quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Eight rookies to watch during OTAs

Organized team activities, commonly known as OTAs, begin in earnest this week in the NFL. Each team is allowed 10 OTA sessions. The Cardinals, Browns, Colts, Eagles and 49ers began their OTAs last week and 26 teams begin theirs this week. The Rams start their OTAs on May 31. Rookies have had their orientation at rookie […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 03:  Anquan Boldin #81 of the San Francisco 49ers jogs into the endzone on a 33-yard touchdown catch against the St. Louis Rams during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

49ers haven’t closed the door on bringing back Anquan Boldin

The San Francisco 49ers haven’t ruled out the return of veteran receiver Anquan Boldin, who is still without a team as a free agent. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, both the 49ers and Boldin are sorting through their options, but general manager Trent Baalke said the “door isn’t closed” on the 35-year-old receiver […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Garrett Celek #88 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after a catch against the Minnesota Vikings during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 14, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

49ers TE Garrett Celek gushes about Chip Kelly’s offense

Garrett Celek likes what he sees so far under the Chip Kelly regime in San Francisco. Kelly is installing the same up-tempo offense he used in Philadelphia, one that uses hand signals instead of words so that the offense can run plays at a faster pace. Celek, a tight end who caught 19 passes in […]

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