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  • By David Bonilla
    May 23, 2017 at 3:37 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have more talent at the inside linebacker spot than they did a year ago. All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman is returning from a torn Achilles that he suffered in October. The injury came nearly 13 months after he returned to the football field from ACL and MCL tears. Bowman is looking to make an impact in 2017 and is not looking to...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 23, 2017 at 2:51 PM
    Numerous reporters said that the San Francisco 49ers defense outshined the team's offense during practice on Tuesday. Of course, it was just the second of ten practices during the 49ers' organized team activities that will last until June 9th. The team is learning a new system and the goal right now for the coaching staff is to teach that...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 23, 2017 at 12:04 PM
    Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area has given us an update on jersey numbers of a few San Francisco 49ers players as the team kicks off practices for its organized team activities this week. While rookie defensive lineman Solomon Thomas cannot participate in team activities until mid-June, when Stanford's finals are...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 22, 2017 at 1:37 PM
    Last season, the San Francisco 49ers ranked 27th in the league in scoring offense (19.3 points per game) so they didn't have a ton of opportunities to celebrate in the end zone. If new head coach Kyle Shanahan can turn that around in 2017, the 49ers might not have to worry as much about excessive celebration penalties handed down by the...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 21, 2017 at 10:22 PM
    After nearly a decade working for the San Francisco 49ers, Taylor Price joins Al and Zain to share some behind the scenes stories about life with the team. Taylor also gives his thoughts about the future, and whether or not Brian Hoyer was the right choice at quarterback. Price also discusses what it was like with coaches like Jim Harbaugh, Jim Tomsula, and...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 21, 2017 at 1:26 PM
    The critics loved the San Francisco 49ers' most recent draft – the first by general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan. Not only did they like the draft class itself, but they also liked the moves that the 49ers made last month to acquire those rookies and the picks that they gained along the way. Lynch looked like anything but a rookie...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 20, 2017 at 3:18 PM
    Joe Williams was not on the San Francisco 49ers' draft board going into the 2017 NFL Draft last month. It took some convincing from head coach Kyle Shanahan and a phone call with the former Utah running back to convince general manager John Lynch to select him with the 121st overall pick. "If we don't get him, I'll be sick," Shanahan said the...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 19, 2017 at 4:26 PM
    Last season, Jimmie Ward was being touted by the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff as the team's top cornerback. He figures to be a big component of the 49ers' defensive plans this season as well. Ward enters this offseason as the team's highest-graded defensive back, according to Pro Football Focus, and is working on transitioning...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 19, 2017 at 2:41 PM
    With the hype surrounding the San Francisco 49ers' 2017 draft class, some have lost sight of one of the team's top free agent acquisitions this offseason – reliable wide receiver Pierre Garçon. The new 49ers receiver joined NFL Network's "Up to the Minute" on Friday to discuss his new team and what it has been like so...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 19, 2017 at 11:36 AM
    You can file this one under things that we already assumed. However, just in case you had any doubt, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan reaffirmed it on Friday. Shanahan joined the "Rich Eisen Show" and stated that Brian Hoyer, who was signed by the 49ers on the first day of...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 19, 2017 at 11:03 AM
    Kyle Brandt of "Good Morning Football" on NFL Network is excited about San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster. Really excited. He made a bold prediction about the linebacker, who some outside of the 49ers organization are wondering if he will even play this season due to his recovery from a shoulder injury. Brandt doesn't appear to...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan joined the "Rich Eisen Show" and explained that it was John Lynch who first contacted him about becoming the team's new general manager. As you know, Lynch was hired before Shanahan because the then-Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 19, 2017 at 10:05 AM
    The feud between the San Francisco 49ers and Santa Clara mayor Lisa Gillmor continues. The two parties are at odds regarding the running of Levi's Stadium, the three-year-old stadium located in Santa Clara that is the home of the 49ers. The 49ers have...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 18, 2017 at 1:52 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers are working out defensive end Cedric Reed, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Free agency & roster building never stops:...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 18, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    "I am staying so I can finish what I started," then-Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley said to the cheers of students in USC's Heritage Hall in December of 2011. Barkley had decided to forgo the 2012 NFL Draft and return to USC for his senior year. While Barkley already had fame as the face of the program, he forfeited a large amount of money...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 17, 2017 at 5:19 PM
    Running back Joe Williams will be one of two San Francisco 49ers players taking part in the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles, which begins on Thursday. On Wednesday evening, he carved time out of his schedule to join "NFL Total Access" live in-studio...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 16, 2017 at 9:53 AM
    Albert Breer of TheMMQB wrote on Tuesday that the situation with San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster will be an interesting one to watch over the next few months. The reasons surround the uncertainty of Foster's...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 15, 2017 at 1:53 PM
    Two San Francisco 49ers players will be on hand for the NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles, which begins on Thursday. The two 49ers rookies who will be in attendance are former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard and former Utah running back Joe Williams – both of whom are players that the 49ers traded up to select. The Los Angeles event pays about...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 12, 2017 at 2:06 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have signed rookie cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon, who played college football at Colorado. He was selected with the second pick of the third round in the 2017 NFL Draft. That leaves just three draft picks unsigned – first-round picks Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster as well as third-round pick C.J....
  • By David Bonilla
    May 11, 2017 at 11:05 AM
    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garçon joined KNBR's "Murph & Mac" show on Thursday. He was among the players signed by the 49ers on the opening day of free agency. Garçon discussed a number of topics,...
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