The San Francisco 49ers!

49ers resign QB Josh Johnson and re release S Bubba Ventrone


Playing with these players emotions now. You can’t sign them or cut them one week then release or re sign them the next. Make up your mind front office.

Aaron Lynch after sacking Peyton Manning.

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49ers lose C Kilgore for season with ankle injury

San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on a fractured left ankle sustained in the third quarter of Sunday night’s loss at Denver.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the injury is similar to what nose tackle Ian Williams suffered in Week 2 of the 2013 season at Seattle that required four operations and kept him sidelined until training camp this year. Kilgore, who will be placed on injured reserve, was carted off after getting hurt when linebacker Brandon Marshall inadvertently ran into his lower leg at the end of a run by Frank Gore during a 42-17 loss to the Broncos.

Marcus Martin, a 20-year-old rookie third-round draft pick, is the favorite to fill in for Kilgore on the starting offensive line. Martin recently returned to practice following a training camp knee injury.

Martin’s NFL debut would likely be Nov. 2 at home against the Rams following the Niners’ bye week.

Replacing Kilgore is a big task. But while Martin hasn’t played this season, he has ample experience at the position.

The 70th overall pick out of Southern California, he played 38 games — with 33 starts — over three seasons with the Trojans. Martin started all 13 games at center last year while helping USC rush for 2,419 yards and 29 touchdowns, and earning First-Team All-Pac-12 honors.



Report: Aldon Smith’s suspension could be reduced

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith’s suspension might be reduced one or two games, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that league sources have confirmed.

NBC Sports first reported the news before Sunday night’s 49ers game against the Denver Broncos.

Sunday night’s game marked the seventh game Smith has missed. He has been banned from practices but has been able to work out and attend meetings at the team facility.

The 49ers have a bye next week before a Nov. 2 home game against the St. Louis Rams. If Smith’s suspension stands, he wouldn’t return until Nov. 16 at the New York Giants.

Smith has avoided any off-field incidents since being sentenced to three years’ probation in the offseason, stemming from his drunken-driving arrest and illegal-weapons possession charges.

Per the terms of Smith’s union-league negotiated settlement, his suspension could be shortened by a game or two based on good behavior.

In 2010, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reduced the suspension of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from six to four games after he remained in good standing with the personal-conduct policy


I’m pretty sure most of the 49er fans already know this but just in case someone doesn’t- next week is bye week for the 49ers. After that they’ll play the St. Louis Rams.