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  • By Chandler Wright
    April 17, 2018 at 10:41 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers did something special for Tech Sargent Rob Thomas on Tuesday. Thomas had been on a six-month deployment and wanted to surprise his family upon his return home. 49ers linebacker Dekoda Watson opens the video on 49ers.com by letting fans at home know what's about to happen. A few Niners players, including Watson, fullback Kyle Juszczyk, wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, and defensive tackles Sheldon Day and Earl Mitchel can be seen cheering Thomas on as he finishes bench pressing some weights. Thomas then takes a towel off his head and reveals himself to his wife and kids. His wife drops what looks like a 49ers book bag and her purse in...
  • By Chandler Wright
    April 16, 2018 at 10:33 PM
    According to Pro Football Talk, the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office has decided to drop the misdemeanor weapons charge against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster. The DA's Office offered up a statement on Twitter Monday. #SCCDANEWS: Statement of District Attorney's OfficeRegarding Misdemeanor Ammunition Charge Against Reuben Foster...
  • By Chandler Wright
    April 16, 2018 at 9:54 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers hosted Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson for one of their 30 pre-draft visits earlier today. Iowa's center James Daniels is expected to visit later this week, according to Chris Biderman of Niners Wire. James Daniels said he has on-location visits set up in April with the Cowboys, Broncos, Rams, 49ers, Bears, Panthers and the Eagles. He said he had more but those the ones he could...
  • By Chandler Wright
    April 11, 2018 at 10:43 PM
    Colin Cowherd, Jason Whitlock and 2018 Hall-of-Fame inductee Ray Lewis discussed former 49ers great Joe Montana's comments regarding current 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on FS1's "Speak For Yourself" Wednesday. Montana joined NFL Network's...
  • By Chandler Wright
    April 10, 2018 at 9:37 PM
    Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio broke an interesting twist in the Eric Reid saga on Tuesday. Per a source with knowledge of Reid's situation, the safety has not received a formal offer from the 49ers despite reports that he turned down a one-year contract offer from the team. Reid is also scheduled to visit the Cincinnati Bengals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Sources: Free...
  • By Chandler Wright
    April 8, 2018 at 10:22 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers hold the ninth-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. What player makes sense for the up-start Niners? Let's take a look at the top-10 picks and analyze likely scenarios below. Mock drafts are some of the most fun pieces to write as a sports writer. A little background: I began mocking the draft seriously in 2011. Every year I mock an entire first round. The first round of the NFL Draft is where all the action is. Round 1 mocks are the most fun because the first round is held in Primetime on a Thursday night now. For this mock though, I'll analyze only the top-10 because that's where my focus has been. Let's get after it. 1. Cleveland Browns - Sam Darnold, QB, USC When Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam...
  • By Chandler Wright
    April 1, 2018 at 5:18 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers hold the ninth-overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, and there has been a ton of speculation as to which players the 49ers may be choosing from. On Friday, 49ers play-by-play announcer Ted Robinson joined the Fitz and Brooks podcast and gave his thoughts on the draft. On Sam Darnold vs. Josh Rosen - 13:30 mark "This is going to be interesting. And I'll go back to what I've heard. And I've seen them both quite a bit, Rosen and Darnold. I have never seen Josh Allen live, but I've seen the other two guys. So, there's no question. Like, if you just talked about purely throwing the ball, like a pitcher, purely the ball coming out of a pitcher's hand, Josh Rosen is the winner by a landslide. I mean this guy is one of -- he's a...
  • By Chandler Wright
    March 14, 2018 at 6:09 AM
    According to former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, newly acquired free agent center Weston Richburg will play center for the San Francisco 49ers. I know my source and Richburg is playing C— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) March 14, 2018 Schwartz responded to my own speculation that Richburg may be a better left guard than current 49ers starting center Daniel...
  • By Chandler Wright
    March 14, 2018 at 5:30 AM
    Former 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is on his way to Berea, Ohio. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network announced the deal early Tuesday morning. The #Browns are expected to sign former #49ers RB Carlos Hyde, source said. He's getting a three-year deal worth more than $15M, including $6M in year 1.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14,...
  • By Chandler Wright
    March 3, 2018 at 11:40 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers have met with two potential first-round draft picks, according to 49ers beat writer Jennifer Lee Chan. Both D linemen Marcus Davenport and Bradley Chubb confirm that they've met with the #49ers.— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) March 3,...
  • By Chandler Wright
    March 3, 2018 at 11:25 AM
    After winning Friday's coin toss against the Bay Area rival Oakland Raiders, general manager John Lynch says the San Francisco 49ers are again open for business at the ninth-overall selection in the 2018 NFL draft. The 49ers held the second-overall selection in 2017's NFL draft and traded it to the Chicago Bears for their third-overall pick and a bevy of other...
  • By Chandler Wright
    March 3, 2018 at 10:24 AM
    Last year, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller said that San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Brown was the best right tackle in the NFL, according to Eric Branch of sfgate.com. "He's the best right tackle in the National Football League," Miller said last year after the first of two joint practices with the 49ers. "And he may even be a top-five tackle, period, in the National Football League. There's not another tackle who's that tall, that big and can move the way he moves." Miller added that Brown was at a well-attended "Pass Rush Summitt" at Stanford University in June of 2017. Oakland Raiders pass-rusher Khalil Mack and...
  • By Chandler Wright
    February 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM
    The NFL Scouting Combine begins later today and I think it's about time I wrote up a mock draft for only the second time since becoming a sports writer. My first was a top-10 mock over at NinerNoise.com. You may view that article here. I'm very confident in my ability to analyze the NFL draft landscape, as I've been practicing since the 2011 draft and I can't wait to put my skills on display in the coming months. 1. Cleveland Browns - Sam Darnold, QB, USC The Browns must select their quarterback of the future, right? 2. New York Giants - Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA The Giants take advantage of...
  • By Chandler Wright
    February 8, 2018 at 10:34 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers have signed starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year deal worth $137.5 million, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. At a $27.5 million per year average, it becomes the biggest deal in NFL history. To put that in perspective, NFL Network reports that Garoppolo is scheduled to make nearly twice as much as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in 2018, who is scheduled to earn $14 million. The 49ers and QB Jimmy Garoppolo have agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million contract, source says. The biggest deal in NFL history on a average-per-year basis.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo)...
  • By Chandler Wright
    November 30, 2017 at 8:42 AM
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has had a challenging year. The former Alabama star was not invited to the NFL draft after a "heated argument with a hospital worker," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Once considered a top pick, Foster's draft status was uncertain after the incident. The 49ers ultimately selected him with the draft's 31st-overall pick. To start the season, Foster lined up against quarterback Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers at weak-side linebacker during Week 1. Seemingly having a solid first start, Foster...
  • By Chandler Wright
    November 30, 2017 at 7:54 AM
    San Francisco 49ers starting right tackle Trent Brown suffered a shoulder injury last Thursday on Thanksgiving. The injury kept Brown out of Week 12's ensuing match-up against the Seattle Seahawks. On Wednesday, the 49ers received positive news when Brown participated in a limited manner during practice. According to Niners Wire's Chirs Biderman, both 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and Brown did not believe the offensive lineman would practice. Brown participated in positional and individual drills, and...
  • By Chandler Wright
    November 27, 2017 at 2:45 AM
    With 1:07 to play in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback C.J. Beathard went down with an apparent left knee injury. While safety Eric Reid and linebacker Reuben Foster didn't like the fan reaction, the cheering ushered in a new era of 49ers football. Enter backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The quarterback proceeded to run three plays and score the first 49ers touchdown against the Seahawks this season. The final play of the sequence was a 10-yard strike to veteran receiver Louis Murphy,...
  • By Chandler Wright
    October 4, 2017 at 9:30 PM
    NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco wrote a series of articles today on former 49ers' running back Frank Gore. Now with the Indianapolis Colts for a third season, Gore says: "That's what I bleed" when he talks about his former team. During his first year removed from the 49ers' locker room, former 49ers running back Frank Gore was not happy with the organization's choice to basically let him walk in 2015's free agency period. After receiving a 1-year, $4 million offer from the team, Gore signed a 3-year, $15 million contract to play for the Indianapolis Colts. "I'd been there 10 years," Gore said. "That's what I bleed. I was bitter that first year, but that's the business. That's the business. I did right for that organization. I played hard. What can they say...
  • By Chandler Wright
    July 29, 2017 at 5:29 PM
    San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garçon has been a main target so far in 49ers training camp. What were some of his takeaways from day 2? The San Francisco 49ers signed wide receiver Pierre Garçon to a 5-year $47.5 million contract on March 9th, as the NFL's annual free agency period kicked off. The deal included $20 million in guarantees and came with a $12 million signing bonus. Garçon is able to earn $16.025 million in 2017. Garçon has spent parts of his career with the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins. He played in a Super Bowl with Indianapolis in 2009-2010 and recorded 113 receptions with Washington...
  • By Chandler Wright
    July 29, 2017 at 2:51 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their second practice of training camp Saturday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan gave four important player updates to note. The San Fransisco 49ers officially have two practices in the books for training camp 2017. On Saturday, USA Today's Rob Lowder took note of an offense that improved over day one's session. #49ersCamp Notes - Day 2: A much, much better day for the #49ers offense. Hoyer was very strong in all levels of the...
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