Day 15: 49ers Have First Fight of Camp

With the 49ers approaching the midway point of training camp, tempers boiled over as safeties C.J. Spillman and Michael Thomas got into a fight between plays Tuesday. Spillman was ejected from practice. Otherwise, San Francisco saw a good day from a number of pass catchers, including A.J. Jenkins. News and notes inside.
August 13, 2013

Spillman Making Most of First Team Reps

Replacing former All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson won't be an easy thing for the 49ers to do in 2013. But to try, they signed free agent Craig Dahl from the Rams and traded up in the first round to draft heralded prospect Eric Reid. But there's been a surprising development at safety early in training camp.
July 30, 2013

Spillman gets 3-year deal; Lakes passes away

The 49ers announced Tuesday they have signed restricted free agent C.J. Spillman to a three-year contract extension, keeping in place one of the key pieces that made their special teams units among the most effective and productive in the NFL last season.
March 6, 2012

49ers claim C.J. Spillman from Chargers

After losing special teams player Curtis Taylor, the 49ers add safety C.J. Spillman to their 53-man roster.
October 12, 2010

Meet the Bubble Boys: C.J. Spillman

Over the next few months, will break down some players on the fringe of making the final 53-man roster in September. We kick off this series with a look at sophomore safety C.J. Spillman.
May 9, 2010

Market Watch: Five Players With Rising Stocks

For first- and second-year players fighting for roster spots, the preseason can make or break a career. Here's a look at five Chargers players who helped their cause over the last two weeks.
August 25, 2009

Positional Analysis: Safety

The San Diego Chargers ran hot and cold at the safety position last season, with too much cold for Ron Rivera's tastes. Nonetheless, the only addition to the safety corps was rookie Kevin Ellison. That means San Diego must improve from within if it hopes to bolster its worst-in-the-conference pass defense.
May 24, 2009