Joe Staley

#74T,
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 315
Born:
College: Central Michigan
Birth Place: Rockford, Michigan
Draft: 2007 1st round (28th pick) by the
  • San Francisco 49ers cheerleader's conspiracy lawsuit against NFL tossed out of court
    Los Angeles Times

    San Francisco 49ers cheerleader's conspiracy lawsuit against NFL tossed out of court

    A lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed the lawsuit by a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader. The lawsuit sought class-action status on behalf of all NFL cheerleaders. “To state an antitrust claim here, plaintiff must plead not only ‘ultimate facts, such as conspiracy, and legal conclusions,’” Alsup said in his filing late Thursday night. “The complaint must answer the basic questions of ‘who, did what, to whom (or with whom), where, and when?’” Alsup gave the former 49ers cheerleader — identified in the lawsuit only as “Kelsey K.” — an

  • Shanahan delegates offensive duties to 49ers staff
    NBCS Bay Area

    Shanahan delegates offensive duties to 49ers staff

    SANTA CLARA – Kyle Shanahan will retain the role he held the past nine seasons in his first year as head coach of the 49ers. Shanahan eschewed the formality of naming an offensive coordinator because he will keep those duties for himself. Still, Shanahan made it clear that he alone will not be able to fix the 49ers’ offense. Shanahan has assembled a supporting cast that he said makes him comfortable to delegate responsibilities whenever his attention has to be focused on something other than the team’s offense. “I mix it up,” said Shanahan, who previously held offensive coordinator roles with Houston, Washington, Cleveland and Atlanta. “Different guys have different attributes.” Mike McDaniel

  • Andre Branch is confident the Dolphins can improve their rushing defense
    Dolphins Wire

    Andre Branch is confident the Dolphins can improve their rushing defense

    To say the Miami Dolphins have been dreadful in stopping the run in recent seasons would be an understatement. In the last three years, the Dolphins haven’t finished any better than 24th (2014) in rushing defense and that would come back to haunt them in their playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Le’Veon Bell rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers cruised past the Dolphins 30-12 in the AFC Wild Card Round. Miami defensive end Andre Branch has a simple solution on what the Dolphins must do to improve their rushing defense. “I think everybody just has to do their job,” Branch said. “That’s the most important thing. When we look back on last year and we look back on things,