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  • By Chris Wilson
    May 3, 2018 at 4:19 PM
    During Thursday's meetings between the media and the San Francisco 49ers' 2018 rookie class, the team's second-round draft pick disclosed some important information for current and future NFL rookies. Prior to 2018, rookies who had yet to graduate from college were unable to participate in their team's offseason program until they completed their final college exams -- but that rule has now changed. Rookie wide receiver Dante Pettis told reporters he will be able to participate in OTAs even though the University of Washington is on the "quarter system." 49ers Vice President of Communications Bob Lange...
  • By Chris Wilson
    February 26, 2018 at 10:39 AM
    In 2017, the San Francisco 49ers may have experienced the best six-win year in team history. Although the 49ers didn't accumulate many victories during the season, the year was full of wins for the team. The 49ers began 2017 by signing the top prospective head coach on the market -- Kyle Shanahan -- to a six-year contract, thereby officially ending the team's four-year coaching merry-go-round. The Niners also signed the inexperienced, but respected, former-safety John Lynch to a similar six-year deal as the team's new general manager. Lynch quickly demonstrated that common sense can trump experience when he signed a bevy of free agents that immediately improved the 49ers' roster...
  • By Chris Wilson
    December 17, 2017 at 5:47 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers have their franchise quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo's Week-15 performance against the Tennessee Titans demonstrated how essential it is to have...
  • By Chris Wilson
    December 17, 2017 at 12:07 PM
    San Francisco 49ers cornerback Akhello Witherspoon is active for today's game, while fellow cornerback Greg Mabin is inactive. Here are the 49ers' inactive players for their Week 15 matchup with the Tennessee Titans: WR Max McCaffrey DB Greg Mabin DB Antone Exum LB Pita Taumoepenu DL Leger Douzable DL D.J. Jones DL Ronald...
  • By Chris Wilson
    December 3, 2017 at 1:34 PM
    Although you couldn't tell from the scoreboard, the San Francisco 49ers looked like a different team with their new quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo behind center. The 49ers moved the ball with ease between the 20s, but Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's...
  • By Chris Wilson
    December 3, 2017 at 8:37 AM
    As San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo makes his highly anticipated starting debut with his new team, fellow QB C.J. Beathard is active and will serve as his backup during the game. Right tackle Trent Brown is also active. Here are the 49ers' inactive players for their Week 13 matchup with the Chicago Bears: RB Jeremy McNichols OL Tim Barnes DB Antone Exum DL Aaron Lynch DL Pita Taumoepenu DL D.J. Jones DL Tank...
  • By Chris Wilson
    October 22, 2017 at 4:20 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers' record-breaking streak of close losses came to an end on Sunday, as they lost in grander fashion to the visiting Dallas Cowboys,...
  • By Chris Wilson
    October 22, 2017 at 11:39 AM
    San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster will make his highly anticipated return to the field in Week 7. Foster -- who injured his ankle in Week 1 -- will reportedly start at the "Mike" linebacker position previously played by NaVorro Bowman. Notable inactives for the 49ers include fullback Kyle Juszczyk, defensive end Aaron Lynch and kick returner Victor Bolden Jr. Below is a list of the 49ers' inactive players for their Week-7 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys: FB Kyle...
  • By Chris Wilson
    October 7, 2017 at 3:20 PM
    It's no secret that 2017 is a rebuilding year for the San Francisco 49ers. 49ers general manager John Lynch would never admit it – nor would he attempt to rebrand the team's rebuild a "reload" like his predecessor – but his offseason actions speak louder than his words. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, like all competitors, hates to lose. He doesn't try to hide his frustration during post-game press conferences, or after errant third-down pass attempts: Shanny =...
  • By Chris Wilson
    September 22, 2017 at 4:22 PM
    On Friday, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan answered questions from the media regarding Thursday's 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, and also provided reporters with a number of significant injury updates. Shanahan mainly answered questions related to a handful of specific plays from Thursday's game -- as well as botched calls by the officials -- but of particular note was the unfortunate injury-related information he provided near the end of the press conference. When defensive end Tank Carradine left the game on...
  • By Chris Wilson
    September 22, 2017 at 1:29 PM
    Four key members of the San Francisco 49ers' passing attack -- as well as defensive tackle DeForest Buckner -- earned the team's top five grades from Pro Football Focus after the Niners' shootout 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. Although Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman earned Pro Football Focus' game ball -- partially due to his interception and fumble recovery -- three 49ers ended the matchup with higher overall grades than Pro Football Focus' highest...
  • By Chris Wilson
    September 16, 2017 at 4:22 PM
    For the first 11 minutes of the 2017 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers looked like a new team -- until rookie linebacker Reuben Foster was carted off the field due to a leg injury. It took less than a quarter of regular-season football, but Foster has already become the new heart of the Niners' defense. Sunday's Week-1 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers was a tale of two games. Prior to Foster's injury near the end of the first quarter, the Panthers' offense accumulated just one first down and a total of 14 yards. As Foster...
  • By Chris Wilson
    August 13, 2017 at 4:57 PM
    Quarterback Kirk Cousins will likely be a free agent after the upcoming season, and may have his sights set on joining the San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately, Cousins -- who will be 30 years old at the beginning of the 2018 season -- is still a developmental project who expects to be paid like a franchise quarterback. This is the final installment of a two-part series analyzing Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. In the first installment of this series, we analyzed Cousins' film, dug into his stats, and discussed the reasons behind his...
  • By Chris Wilson
    July 31, 2017 at 7:14 AM
    Quarterback Kirk Cousins will likely be a free agent after the upcoming season, and may have his sights set on joining the San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately, Cousins -- who will be 30 years old at the beginning of the 2018 season -- is still a developmental project who expects to be paid like a franchise quarterback. This is the first installment of a two-part series analyzing Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins' Contract Status When the Washington Redskins failed to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal last week, their message to the quarterback was clear -- this will be Cousins' last year in a Redskins uniform. Now that Cousins signed his...
  • By Chris Wilson
    June 28, 2017 at 3:38 PM
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan coached the NFL's best offense in 2016. We dig into the statistics, which tell us that in Shanahan's offense, first down is the most important down. When the San Francisco 49ers signed head coach Kyle Shanahan to a six-year contract, they believed they signed a coach who was both a leader and an offensive genius. Shanahan will continue to grow as a leader with the 49ers, but he has already established himself as one of the top young...
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