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  49ers | Bennie Fowler let go     Sat Jul 31, 06:28 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Bennie Fowler was released Saturday, July 31.

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  49ers | Jordan Matthews joining 49ers    Fri Jul 30, 08:40 PM

Free-agent TE Jordan Matthews (49ers) agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers Friday, July 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Matthews, now a tight end, is going to try and earn a roster spot with the 49ers. He was with the team in 2020 and appeared in two games. Now, he joins a crowded but inexperienced tight end room behind superstar George Kittle. Charlie Woerner, Ross Dwelley, MyCole Pruitt, and UDFA Josh Pederson are the players Matthews will have to compete with.

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  49ers | Nick Bosa on target for opener    Fri Jul 30, 10:12 AM

San Francisco 49ers DE Nick Bosa (knee) said he's on target to play in Week 1. 'I looked at the schedule, but I knew when it was an early injury [last year], for the most part, I would probably be ready to go for Week 1,' Bosa said. 'And everything right now is trending towards that. So I'm hoping to ramp it up as I go and be ready to give it all I got Week 1.'

Footballguys view: Bosa's return will be huge for a defense that lost its bite last year. Dee Ford is also back on the practice field, so the 49ers defense could be greatly improved in the pass rush if they can both stay healthy.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert practicing with knee brace    Thu Jul 29, 08:07 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (knee) has been wearing a brace on his right knee during practice to begin training camp, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner.

Footballguys view: Mostert reportedly intends to continue wearing the brace for extra protection during practice moving forward but is unlikely to do so during games. We'll see Mostert compete with rookie Trey Sermon to be the lead back for the 49ers at the start of the season. Just like most years in a Shanahan system, we will see a RBBC for this offense.

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  49ers | Dre Kirkpatrick to work out    Thu Jul 29, 03:45 PM

Free-agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Cardinals) is scheduled to work out for the San Francisco 49ers Friday, July 30, according to a source.

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  49ers | San Francisco sends two more to COVID list    Wed Jul 28, 01:24 PM

San Francisco 49ers S Jauan Jennings and WR Jauan Jennings were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, July 28.

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  49ers | Trey Lance's deal is done    Wed Jul 28, 11:04 AM

San Francisco 49ers first-round pick QB Trey Lance agreed to a four-year, $34.1 million fully guaranteed contract Wednesday, July 28. All first-rounders receive fifth-year options.

Footballguys view: Lance is the future of the 49ers, and that future may happen sooner rather than later. He's a perfect fit for the Shanahan system and can use his legs as a weapon ala rookie Josh Allen or Cam Newton. Jimmy Garropolo seems to be the leader for the starting QB job but a strong performance from Lance in training camp and the preseason could change that.

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  49ers | SF adds two to PUP list    Tue Jul 27, 07:30 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Tarvarius Moore (undisclosed) and RB Jeff Wilson Jr. (knee) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 27.

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  49ers | COVID list for Emmanuel Moseley    Tue Jul 27, 06:48 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Emmanuel Moseley was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, July 27.

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  49ers | Anthony Zettel signed    Tue Jul 27, 06:23 PM

Free-agent DT Anthony Zettel (Saints) signed with the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, July 27. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Andy Jones off roster    Tue Jul 27, 05:38 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Andy Jones was waived Tuesday, July 27.

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  49ers | Nick Bosa to take it easy early in camp    Tue Jul 27, 03:27 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE Nick Bosa (knee) is not expected to begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. However, he is unlikely to take part in team drills throughout the first week of practice.'We'll obviously ease (Bosa) in. He looked great and it felt a lot better having him back in the building,' head coach Kyle Shanahan said.

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  49ers | Jalen Hurd good to go    Tue Jul 27, 03:14 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Jalen Hurd (knee) is not expected to begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. However, he will likely be limited throughout the first week of practice in camp at the very least.

Footballguys view: Hurd has missed all of his first two seasons in the NFL due to injury. Being ready, even though he's limited, is good news for the young wideout in a make-or-break year.

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  49ers | No QB competition in San Francisco    Tue Jul 27, 02:59 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will take the starter's reps in practice and won't face an 'open competition' for the job from Trey Lance, according to comments made by head coach Kyle Shanahan on Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Just because Garoppolo won't face an open competition doesn't mean he can't lose the starting job in training camp and the preseason. Garoppolo is on a short leash if he does win the job as the team paid a king's ransom to move up for Lance at the no.3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Lance is clearly the QB of the future and that future may be here sooner than some think. Stay tuned.

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  49ers | SF adding Eddie Yarbrough    Mon Jul 26, 11:48 PM

Free-agent DE Eddie Yarbrough (Vikings) agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, July 26, according to a source. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Anthony Zettel tries out    Mon Jul 26, 08:30 PM

Free-agent DE Anthony Zettel (Saints) recently worked out for the San Francisco 49ers.

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  49ers | Ambry Thomas signs contract    Mon Jul 26, 06:16 PM

San Francisco 49ers third-round draft choice CB Ambry Thomas signed a four-year contract with the 49ers Monday, July 26. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Daeshon Hall cut    Sun Jul 25, 04:39 PM

San Francisco 49ers DE Daeshon Hall was waived Sunday, July 25.

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  49ers | San Francisco works out two players    Fri Jul 23, 07:39 PM

Free-agent DE Justus Reed (Titans) and DT Eddie Vanderdoes (Texans) recently worked out for the San Francisco 49ers.

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  49ers | Trey Sermon under contract    Wed Jul 21, 05:56 PM

San Francisco 49ers third-round draft choice RB Trey Sermon signed a four-year contract with the 49ers Wednesday, July 21. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Sermon was taking first team snaps while Jeff Wilson and Raheem Mostert both sat this spring, and it's fair to assume that he'll be first man up if Mostert goes down and potentially the goal line back and #2 while Mostert is healthy. He has as much upside as any running back going outside of the top 50 picks.

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  49ers | Nsimba Webster joining 49ers    Wed Jul 21, 05:49 PM

Former Los Angeles Rams WR Nsimba Webster was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, July 21.

Footballguys view: Richie James will have competition for the primary punt and kick returner job. Make sure to monitor this battle if you are in a return yards league.

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  49ers | Fred Warner lands huge extension    Wed Jul 21, 01:04 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Fred Warner reportedly agreed to terms on a five-year extension worth more than $95 million - including $40.5 million in guarantees - on Wednesday, July 21. The deal will make him the highest-paid inside linebacker in the league.

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  49ers | Fred Warner lands huge extension    Wed Jul 21, 01:04 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Fred Warner reportedly agreed to terms on a five-year extension worth more than $95 million - including $40.5 million in guarantees - on Wednesday, July 21. The deal will make him the highest-paid inside linebacker in the league.

Footballguys view: Warner is one of the best off ball linebackers in the game and deserves this deal. The 49ers were able to land him with a third round pick in 2018. Only Darius Leonard has arguably been better among the many off ball linebackers drafted before him that season.

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  49ers | Raheem Mostert had efficient 2020    Sat Jul 10, 01:00 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert ranked ninth among running backs with an average of 5.6 yards per touch in 2020.

Footballguys view: Mostert has talent and intent as a runner. He's a great fit for the 49ers rushing attack and the Shanahan system. This year, Mostert is going to have to compete for touches with rookie Trey Sermon. The 49ers also added Wayne Gallman who will get some touches/snaps here and there as well. Mostert's current ADP of RB26 (5.06) seems a bit rich given the three-way split this RBBC could be. Let's see if Mostert (or Sermon, or Gallman) emerge as more of a primary back in training camp and the preseason.

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  49ers | SF had interest in Matthew Stafford    Wed Jul 7, 06:08 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford was receiving trade interest from the San Francisco 49ers before he was acquired by the Rams, according to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Footballguys view: This was known a few months ago when the 49ers made the move up to no.3 overall so they could select QB Trey Lance in the 2021 NFL draft. They were sniffing around guys like Stafford and former Jets QB Sam Darnold before deciding going with Lance was their best plan. Stafford almost landed with the Broncos, but the Rams gave up a king's ransom to get him and Denver wouldn't match that.

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  49ers | San Fran parts with Nate Gerry    Tue Jul 6, 04:39 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Nate Gerry was released Tuesday, July 6.

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  49ers | Offense To Be 'Drastically Different' with QB Trey Lance    Sun Jul 4, 02:50 PM

Connor Orr, from Sports Illustrated, reports the 49ers offense will be "drastically different" when QB Trey Lance is in the game.

Footballguys view: An interesting perspective from Orr, who looks back on Kyle Shanahan's work with Robert Griffin III in Washington years ago. Lance, like Griffin, is a dangerous rusher who can be a threat to run no matter the down and distance. We could see a run-heavy approach from the 49ers if (when?) Lance takes over as the starter. Keep that in mind when considering pass catchers like TE George Kittle, WR Brandon Aiyuk and WR Deebo Samuel in your fantasy drafts.

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  49ers | JaMycal Hasty the odd man out?    Fri Jul 2, 09:13 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB JaMycal Hasty could begin the season on the practice squad, according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. The 49ers are stacked at the running back position, but Hasty has enough talent to stick around on the practice squad. We're excited to watch the running back battle in training camp. Raheem Mostert is the lead back but rookie Trey Sermon has great talent and is a perfect fit for the Shanahan system. We'll see who comes out on top, and how much of a RBBC this becomes in training camp and the preseason.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo lacking big plays    Fri Jul 2, 12:44 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo ranks last among 32 qualified quarterbacks with a Big Time Throw percentage of 2.6 percent over the last two seasons, according to Pro Football Focus data.

Footballguys view: This is an interesting data point for Garoppolo that shows a flaw in his game. Especially in the Shanahan system, making big throws down the field is part of the plan. The team uses play-action passes, rolling out and high-low reads to set things up for the quarterback. We'll see in training camp and the preseason if Garoppolo can hold off 2021 no.3 overall pick Trey Lance for the starting job in 2020.

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  49ers | Deebo Samuel working with rookie QB    Wed Jun 30, 11:18 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel has been working out with QB Trey Lance during the offseason.

Footballguys view: Samuel has strength after the catch and is a bully with the ball...hence the nickname Deebo. Lance is a smart and athletic quarterback who is a perfect fit for the Shanahan system. He's got great targets around him, and Lance is going to push for the starting job in training camp. Working with Samuel during the offseason could help him beat out veteran Jimmy Garoppolo.

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  49ers | Trey Lance looks the part    Sun Jun 27, 08:02 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance has 'looked comfortable' with the plays he has been asked to run during practices, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Lance has incredible physical gifts, plays with a high level of football intelligence and is known as a strong leader. We'll see if he can push for the starting job Week 1 in training camp. The 49ers moved up to select him no.3 overall in the 2021 NFL draft and he's their quarterback of the future. Time will tell if the future is now and if incumbent starter Jimmy Garoppolo is headed towards the bench.

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  49ers | Trey Sermon to make an impact    Sat Jun 26, 10:26 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Trey Sermon 'looks poised to make an impact as a rookie' after making a strong first impression, especially as a receiver out of the backfield, during OTAs and minicamp, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: Raheem Mostert is excellent in the zone running game and a threat to take it to the house on any play, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy and the 49ers at least have to have to split the work in the backfield, if not use him as the change of pace with Sermon coming on. Sermon should be the first 49ers running back drafted and he has league winner potential if Mostert breaks down.

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  49ers | Jordan Willis receives suspension    Thu Jun 17, 06:04 PM

San Francisco 49ers DE Jordan Willis has been suspended for the first six games of the 2021 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

Footballguys view: Willis was going to be more of a bit player in the 49ers edge rotation this year after playing a larger role to help the team cope with injuries on the defensive line. Now they won't have him available until Week 8.

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  49ers | Trey Lance has legitimate shot to start    Tue Jun 15, 01:26 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance will be given 'every opportunity' to rise up the team's depth chart in training camp and perhaps challenge Jimmy Garoppolo for the starting job, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.

Footballguys view: Those who think Lance needs time to develop aren't inaccurate with that sentiment, but the rookie may not need to sit on the bench that long. His playmaking ability as a rusher can help him make a play while he continues to grow as a passer. We'll see how this battle shakes out in training camp but one thing is clear; Lance is the future for the 49ers and that future may be here sooner than some think.

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  49ers | Trey Sermon set up for success?    Sun Jun 13, 11:49 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Trey Sermon was given the lion's share of carries with the first team during organized team activities, and NBC Sports Bay Area's Jennifer Lee Chan believes he is 'ahead of the curve' as a result.

Footballguys view: Sermon is incredibly talented and working in the Shanahan offense could be great for him. The 49ers do utilize a RBBC, so that's a concern for Fantasy GMs as the timeshare at the position will impact Sermon's touches. When we get into training camp and the preseason we'll discover more clues about how touches will be distributed between Sermon, Raheem Mostert, Wayne Gallman, etc.

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  49ers | Senio Kelemete contract update    Fri Jun 11, 03:03 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent OG Senio Kelemete (Texans) signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Friday, June 11. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Justin Skule waived/injured    Fri Jun 11, 02:55 PM

San Francisco 49ers OT Justin Skule (knee) was waived/injured Friday, June 11.

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  49ers | Coach hopes Dee Ford can contribute    Fri Jun 11, 02:16 PM

San Francisco 49ers DE Dee Ford (back) is still rehabbing from a back injury, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said he hopes Ford will be able to contribute on defense this upcoming season. Ford played in only one game last season because of the injury.

Footballguys view: Ford has been a massive bust after the 49ers gave up a second round pick for the privilege of signing him to a five-year, $85 million dollar deal in 2019. He has played in 12 regular season games and recorded 6.5 sacks since signing the contract.

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  49ers | Senio Kelemete to Niners    Fri Jun 11, 10:46 AM

Free-agent OL Senio Kelemete (Texans) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the San Francisco 49ers Friday, June 11.

Footballguys view: Kelemete started five games at guard for the Texans last year. He'll take the roster spot of swing tackle Justin Skule, who tore an ACL in practice this week.

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  49ers | Three in mix for 49ers at SS    Tue Jun 8, 12:31 PM

San Francisco 49ers S Jaquiski Tartt, S Marcell Harris and S Talanoa Hufanga are in the mix to replace S Tarvaris Moore (Achilles') at strong safety.

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  49ers | Three in 49ers LT mix    Tue Jun 8, 12:26 PM

San Francisco 49ers fifth-round pick OT Jaylon X. Moore, OT Shon Coleman and OT Colton McKivitz are options to replace OT Justin Skule (knee) at left tackle.

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  49ers | Two Niners suffer significant injuries    Tue Jun 8, 12:25 PM

San Francisco 49ers OT Justin Skule (knee) and S Tarvarius Moore (Achilles') suffered potentially season-ending injuries in practice Monday, June 8. Skule tore his anterior cruciate ligament, and Moore tore his Achilles'.

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  49ers | Tony Jefferson contract update    Mon Jun 7, 03:54 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers S Tony Jefferson signed a one-year contract with the 49ers Monday, June 7. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Briean Boddy-Calhoun let go    Mon Jun 7, 03:09 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun was waived Monday, June 7.

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  49ers | Tony Jefferson joining Niners    Mon Jun 7, 09:31 AM

Free-agent S Tony Jefferson (Ravens) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, June 7. Jefferson hasn't played since he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in 2019.

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  49ers | Jevon Cottoy to work out    Thu Jun 3, 03:48 PM

Free-agent WR/TE Jevon Cottoy (CFL) is scheduled to work out for the San Francisco 49ers next week, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Cottoy is a big-bodied target who can make difficult grabs. He's show 'my ball' mentality and body control near the sidelines during his time in the CFL. Cottoy has a large wingspan and can gather in passes that are just a bit off the mark. He's not overly fast, but at the tight end position he could create mismatches. We'll see if he can impress the 49ers enough to earn a spot for training camp.

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  49ers | Niners missing a few receivers    Wed Jun 2, 10:00 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Jalen Hurd (knee), WR Travis Benjamin (calf) and WR Richie James (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, June 2, but they are expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: All of the receivers listed have battled with injuries during their pro careers. The 49ers have a cramped wide receivers room, so there's a chance that only one of these guys makes the 53-man roster. They need to get healthy ASAP and win a job.

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  49ers | Brandon Aiyuk nursing groin injury    Wed Jun 2, 09:46 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (groin) missed practice with a mild groin strain Wednesday, June 2.

Footballguys view: Aiyuk showed off his first-round skill set last year as a rookie. His run-after-the-catch ability is among the best in the league, and he's an exciting player for the 49ers offense. The team will be careful with him as he deals with this groin injury. Aiyuk has a current ADP of WR24 (5.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | One year for MyCole Pruitt    Wed Jun 2, 08:16 PM

Updating a previous story, free-agent TE MyCole Pruitt (Titans) signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, June 2. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Pruitt was primarily a run-blocker during his time with the Titans. Now that he's with the 49ers, Pruitt will compete for a spot behind George Kittle with guys like Ross Dwelley, Charlie Woerner and Josh Pederson.

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  49ers | MyCole Pruitt joining Niners    Wed Jun 2, 05:54 PM

Free-agent TE MyCole Pruitt (Titans) is signing an undisclosed contract with the San Francisco 49ers, according to his agents Wednesday, June 2.

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