Sure, Peyton Manning said, he’d like to have played more this summer – and better. ”I think we can still win games as we’re developing the identity,” Manning said Saturday night when Denver rode its stifling defense and good ground game to a 19-12 win over the sputtering San Francisco 49ers. At least he’ll have two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis and receiver Emmanuel Sanders (hamstring) by then. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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The worst offseason in the history of offseasons just got worse. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks and troubled former teammate Ray McDonald have been named in a sexual assault case dating back to an alleged December incident at McDonald’s home. The Santa Clara County grand jury has indicted McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person, and the county district attorney has charged Brooks with misdemeanor sexual battery against the same alleged victim. The 49ers cut ties with McDonald last December amid a repeated pattern of run-ins with the law. But that didn’t stop the Chicago Bears from signing McDonald to a contract this spring, only for them to release him after he was named in another, separate domestic violence incident. Brooks was named in this case on Wednesday, and the 49ers said he was sent home from Denver, where the team was holding joint practices with the Broncos, and will remain home when the team plays its third preseason game there on Saturday.  “We take any charge against a member of this organization seriously and are in communication with the NFL,” 49ers GM Trent Baalke said in a statement. “Ahmad is returning home to California and will not participate in Saturday’s game.” If conviced, the 31-year-old linebacker Brooks  faces up to six months in jail. A  civil lawsuit was filed in May against both men. The victim accused Brooks of groping her while she was intoxicated at McDonald’s home before, the suit claims, McDonald carried her to his bedroom and sexually assaulted her . McDonald, 30, could face a maximum of eight years in prison if convicted of rape. He previously had countersued the alleged victim for defamation of character after the 49ers released him. McDonald’s career almost certainly is over. On Brooks, we will have to wait and see how things play out — and how the team will handle the situation in the meanwhile. But for now, the offseason from hell continues for a franchise that has been snakebitten by injury, departures and a slew of arrests, charges and other legal troubles. – - – - – - – Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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Each time he puts on his purple jersey and takes the practice field with the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson moves further past the lost 2014 season that included a child abuse charge against him. The extra exhibition game this year at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the latest possible Labor Day date has pushed the 2015 season openers into mid-September. Peterson likely will take that first handoff from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on Sept. 14 against the San Francisco 49ers, with 372 days between games for the record-setting running back who missed the last 15 games of the 2014 season while his case played out in court and in the NFL’s disciplinary system. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke says embattled linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been excused from the team but remains on the roster ''on a day-to-day-situation.'' View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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The San Francisco 49ers sent home linebacker Ahmad Brooks on Thursday, a day after he was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery in an incident in which a former teammate was charged with rape. San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said that Brooks, who could face up to six months behind bars if guilty, “is still a member of this team,” but wouldn’t speculate on his long-term future with the NFL club. Prosecutors say Brooks, 31, and Ray McDonald assaulted the same woman at a pool party at McDonald’s house last December 15. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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A Santa Clara County grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person. The announcement came Wednesday, with the indictment stemming from an incident Dec. 15 at McDonald’s home. Current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks also has been charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office with misdemeanor sexual battery for an alleged assault the same day involving the same victim. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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The felony indictment against McDonald, marking the latest sex abuse scandal to embroil the National Football League, stems from a December 2014 incident at his home, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. McDonald was arrested on Wednesday and released after posting $100,000 bail. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Aug 25 (Reuters) – NFL hopeful Jarryd Hayne showed he was a hard man to bring down in his first two pre-season games for the San Francisco 49ers. Putting a stop to the hype surrounding the Australian rugby league international could prove equally challenging. Hayne’s bid to break into the 49ers’ 53-man roster has captivated his home nation since his tearful announcement last October that he was quitting a wildly successful rugby career to pursue his American dream. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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B.J. Daniels has played football since he was 6 years old and never played any position other than quarterback. ”I’d never played another position before in my life,” Daniels said. Daniels was a four-year starter at quarterback for South Florida before being drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 draft by the San Francisco 49ers. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – NFL hopeful Jarryd Hayne showed he was a hard man to bring down in his first two pre-season games for the San Francisco 49ers. Putting a stop to the hype surrounding the Australian rugby league international could prove equally challenging. Hayne’s bid to break into the 49ers’ 53-man roster has captivated his home nation since his tearful announcement last October that he was quitting a wildly successful rugby career to pursue his American dream. View full post on Yahoo Sports – NFL – San Francisco 49ers News

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