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  • By David Bonilla
    12 hrs ago 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Week 7 contest against the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. RB Raheem Mostert was a surprise injury on Wednesday's practice report. He is day-to-day with a knee sprain, said head coach Kyle Shanahan. As expected, the 49ers were without WR Deebo Samuel (groin) and DT D.J. Jones (hamstring) during Wednesday's practice. Both players were injured during Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Rams. Samuel was seen doing some light running, though. Shanahan said both Samuel and Jones would be "questionable" this week and their statuses are day-to-day. TE...
  • By David Bonilla
    12 hrs ago 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan stepped up to the podium after Wednesday's practice to discuss the team's Week 7 matchup against the Washington Redskins. He brought the jokes, too. This week is a bit of a homecoming for Shanahan. The coach spent four seasons (2010-13) as the offensive coordinator in Washington and was asked about his time there. More specifically, Shanahan was asked to identify his favorite part about his time in Washington. "Being able to work with my dad (head coach Mike Shanahan), and being around some other good coaches," he responded. So the next obvious question was about the worst part. "Everything else," Shanahan replied. The room erupted in laughter. "I liked a lot of the...
  • By David Bonilla
    14 hrs ago 1 comment
    Matt Breida and his San Francisco 49ers are 5-0 headed into a Week 7 matchup against the Washington Redskins. The NFL's Next Gen Stats recently tracked the running back as the fastest ball carrier over the last two seasons. Breida joined NFL Total Access on Tuesday night and was asked if that's a title he hopes to hold onto for the remainder of the season. "Most definitely," Breida responded. "Having that title is awesome. It allows me to tell the rest of the running backs in the room who's the fastest. So we aren't going to have a debate or argue about that." Breida goes on to discuss not being invited to the NFL Scouting Combine and not being drafted, the...
  • By David Bonilla
    14 hrs ago 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are among the teams to make a call about Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, according to Benjamin Allbright, an NFL insider and radio host in the Denver area. The other teams are the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, and potentially others. All the teams received the same response, per the report. Sanders, a 32-year-old two-time Pro Bowl selection, is not currently available. Several teams have called about Emmanuel Sanders. Patriots, Packers, Niners, Saints, etc.All have been told "not available" right now....
  • By David Bonilla
    15 hrs ago 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle may not be on a record-breaking pace like he was last year, but he is still on pace to rack up over 1,000 receiving yards this season. A few more games like Sunday's against the Los Angeles Rams, during which he had eight receptions for 103 yards, and maybe we can start thinking about records again. By the way, Kittle put on a show in Los Angeles while dealing with a groin injury. He was listed as "questionable" on the team's official injury report but never doubted that he would play. "Like I said, this is a game I've had on my calendar for a year," Kittle said after the win. "I haven't liked the way we played against them the last two years, and this is a dub that we needed to get." Kittle also told...
  • By David Bonilla
    15 hrs ago 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins appear to be headed in opposite directions. Washington is 1-5 and recently fired its head coach. San Francisco is a perfect 5-0, sitting atop the NFC West standings, and has one of the best football minds in the game leading it. It might be easy for an undefeated team to underestimate a one-win opponent. That doesn't seem to be the case in Santa Clara. RELATED: Redskins coach Bill Callahan on facing 49ers defense: 'We're going to need a lot of help' "They're still an NFL team," quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said before Wednesday's practice. "They've got good players on both sides of the...
  • By David Bonilla
    15 hrs ago 0 comments
    Joe Staley's daughter, Grace, had to see her dad come home from the San Francisco 49ers' two-game road trip to open the season with a fractured fibula. A few weeks later, one of her father's closest friends, Mike McGlinchey, underwent knee surgery. You remember Grace. She's the one who made a sign for her dad that trolled 49ers opponents. "She's getting to the age where she's starting to really take interest in what our schedule is, and who we're playing, and all that stuff," Staley told Melissa Jacobs of The Football Girl in August. "It...
  • By David Bonilla
    18 hrs ago 2 comments
    Washington Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan jumped on a conference call with Bay Area media on Wednesday morning and discussed his upcoming matchup with the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers. Washington has a tough task ahead of it, facing a ferocious 49ers defense, which features an improved and impressive pass rush along the defensive front. "First off, you look at the Niners defense and everything about it tells you speed, explosiveness, quickness, the ability to redirect and generate pressure from all different angles and alignments," Callahan said. "The challenge is great, and the matchups -- yeah, we're going to need a lot of help, to say the least. "I think our pressure plan and our protection plan has really got to be tied down because this one's the...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 15, 2019 at 4:51 PM 6 comments
    Well, now we know why the Los Angeles Rams traded away cornerback Marcus Peters on Tuesday. Just hours after that news broke, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded cornerback Jalen Ramsey to Los Angeles, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Jaguars are receiving two first-round picks (2020 and 2021), and a 2021 fourth-round pick in exchange for Ramsey, per the report. It's happening: Former Jaguars' CB Jalen Ramsey is being traded to the LA Rams for two first-round picks in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth-round pick in 2021, source...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 15, 2019 at 3:22 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers boast one of the most disruptive defensive lines in football. It's a unit that features five former first-round picks. Running back Matt Breida was mic'd up during Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Rams and could be heard saying the following. "I would hate to be on that team, knowing there's nothing you can do. There are too many of them. They're too good. We've got all first-round draft picks on the D-line." Breida does, of course, face the 49ers' defensive line in practice. It's something that has made San Francisco's offense more prepared for opponents. After all, what it is facing in a game probably won't be as...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 15, 2019 at 2:33 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are signing 22-year-old wide receiver Deontay Burnett to their practice squad, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, after working out several receivers on Tuesday. The move will likely become official on Wednesday. The #49ers are signing WR Deontay Burnett to their practice squad, source said. They worked out a bunch of receivers today, including ex-#Ravens Jordan Lasley and Jaylen Smith.— Tom...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 15, 2019 at 2:29 PM 2 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers made it a priority to upgrade the defense's pass rush this offseason, and it would seem general manager John Lynch's efforts have paid off. His squad is 5-0 through six weeks of play, sits atop the NFC West standings, and boasts one of the most disruptive pass rushes in the league. That's not just an opinion. Pro Football Focus' advanced analytics back it up. Defensive ends Nick Bosa and Dee Ford, both offseason acquisitions by the 49ers, rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, among qualifying NFL defenders when it comes to pass-rushing productivity, according to the analytics...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 15, 2019 at 1:43 PM 0 comments
    Cornerback Marcus Peters' time with the Los Angeles Rams is over. A day after placing cornerback Aqib Talib on injured reserve, the Rams have sent Peters to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed 2020 draft pick, according to NFL Network. Source: The #Rams have traded CB Marcus Peters to the #Ravens.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 15, 2019 at 12:38 PM 0 comments
    Matt Breida is the latest San Francisco 49ers player to be mic'd up in a game. 49ers Studios, the team's in-house production studio, released the following video featuring the 24-year-old running back during Sunday's 20-7 road victory over the Los Angeles Rams. "I would hate to be on that team, knowing there's nothing you can do," Breida can be heard saying of the Rams offense as it is going against the 49ers defense. "There are too many of them. They're too good. We've got all first-round draft picks on the D-line." The...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 15, 2019 at 11:28 AM 2 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are for real. That's the national perception, now. There is no more denying it. The 49ers proved they should be in the conversation while discussing the NFL's elite teams. Head coach Kyle Shanahan's squad, led by a ferocious defense, dominated the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the team which has won the NFC West during each of the past two seasons. San Francisco remains one of two undefeated NFL teams (the New England Patriots are 6-0) and owns the NFC's best record (5-0). There may have been doubters before, but now the 49ers look like legitimate playoff contenders — maybe more. While power rankings don't mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, they do provide a good indication of the...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:13 AM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers are still a work in progress. Yes, they are 5-0, but some areas can be improved, and that will happen as the season progresses. With each victory, the players gain confidence in each other and what the team is capable of, which could make this year's Niners squad a force down the stretch. "Our guys believe that they can win," head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday. "We've done that so far, but by no means, do we feel we've arrived. I mean, there's lots of things we can do better, and we know teams are going to get better as we keep going. The main thing is that we do too." With the 49ers' dismantling of the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams, the team which won the division crown during each of the past two seasons, the national...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 14, 2019 at 4:33 PM 3 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers have been without starting cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon since his Week 3 injury and without starting left tackle Joe Staley since his Week 2 injury. Witherspoon suffered a foot sprain and was expected to miss "at least a month." Staley fractured his fibula and was given an estimated recovery time of about six to eight weeks. Although, the 49ers were hoping for something closer to the lower range of that estimate. Head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters on Monday, and after providing an update on players injured during Sunday's 20-7 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, he was asked for an update on Witherspoon and...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 14, 2019 at 4:16 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan provided an injury update on Monday. Defensive lineman D.J. Jones is dealing with a hamstring strain while rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel suffered a groin strain during Sunday's 20-7 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Both players are day-to-day and are currently considered questionable to play during Week 7's matchup against the Washington Redskins. RELATED: 49ers injury news: Kyle Shanahan provides updates on Joe Staley, Ahkello Witherspoon, Garrett Celek Samuel was targeted five times and caught three passes for 18 receiving yards -- while adding a carry for one yard --...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM 2 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers defense ranks No. 1 in passing yards allowed, No. 2 in both points and total yards allowed, and No. 6 in rushing yards allowed. The bottom line: They're pretty darn good. Even when the Los Angeles Rams ran the football seven straight times on their first drive and capped it off with an eight-yard run by wide receiver Robert Woods into the end zone, the 49ers never flinched. In fact, that embarrassingly easy drive by the opposition was used as inspiration. After all, the 49ers defense had not allowed a rushing touchdown up until that point. "That definitely hits you on a personal level, especially because we've been playing really good run defense," defensive tackle DeForest Buckner said after the 20-7 victory. "We know they're a really...
  • By David Bonilla
    Oct 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM 0 comments
    Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice joined 95.7 The Game on Monday morning, as he does every week, and discussed the San Francisco 49ers' impressive 5-0 start and 20-7 dismantling of the Los Angeles Rams. The NFL great envisions good things for this Niners squad, which is led by its dominating defense. "I think it's scary, guys, because they haven't played their best football," Rice said on the "Joe, Lo and Dibs" show. "I think there's more to come from the San Francisco 49ers, the offense, also with the defense. Once they put everything together, I think it's going to really be a scary football team. "These players, they're starting to buy into this....
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