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  • The Los Angeles Rams, who have won the NFC West each of the last two seasons, aren't going to relinquish control of the division anytime soon without a fight. Their offseasons are aggressive, and their head coach is one of the brightest young minds in football. The Rams will enter the 2019 season as the defending NFC champions. The Seattle Seahawks, who were predicted to be headed south in the standings, proved doubters wrong and made the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons. The San Francisco 49ers have won 10 games over the past two years and have finished in the bottom half of the division standings during each of Kyle Shanahan's two seasons as head coach. Injuries have contributed to the accumulation of losses, but the point has come when anything...
  • By David Bonilla
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    San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould is scheduled to hit free agency at the start of the new league year on March 13. The 49ers have expressed an interest in having him return in 2019, but nothing has happened so far, and the deadline for a new deal is now less than a month away. "Of course we want Robbie back," head coach Kyle Shanahan said in December after Gould kicked the game-winning field goal to beat the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium. "He's been great for two years. It's nice for a coach, that when you get to the end of that, I'm not thinking about him missing it at all." Gould is in Chicago, where he kicked for his hometown Bears for 11...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 14, 2019 at 6:34 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers won't pick up wide receiver Pierre Garçon's option for 2019 that would have paid him about $6 million in salary and bonuses, according to a report by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The move saves the team $4.48 million in salary cap space, per NBC Sports Bay Area. Breaking on @gmfb:According to @MikeGarafolo, the...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 13, 2019 at 5:26 PM
    NFL insider John Clayton wrote a piece for the Washington Post on Monday and made 10 bold predictions for the 2019 season. Among those predictions was that the San Francisco 49ers would acquire both Antonio Brown and safety Earl Thomas this offseason. Thomas is scheduled to hit free agency at the start of the new league year in March. That means the 49ers would only have to sacrifice salary cap space to bring him to Santa Clara. Brown is a different story. San Francisco will have to give up money, and one or more draft picks to acquire the All-Pro receiver, who...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 13, 2019 at 2:22 PM
    Adrian Colbert was seen with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown during the weekend of Super Bowl 53. It looks like the San Francisco 49ers safety has moved his recruiting efforts to the defensive side of the ball and has a veteran he'd like to add to the defensive backs room in his sights. Colbert tweeted out a photo of Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas during his time at the University of Texas. To make things a bit more clear, he added three emoticons that spell out exactly what he has in mind — a goat, an airplane taking off, and the Golden Gate...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 13, 2019 at 9:44 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers announced that the team has released offensive lineman Garry Gilliam. The move saves the team $5 million in salary cap space. "We would like to thank Garry for his contributions to the team the last two seasons," said general manager John Lynch via a statement issued by the 49ers. "He filled in admirably when called upon and was a consummate teammate. We wish him and his family all the best." San Francisco initially signed Gilliam to a one-year offer sheet worth $2.2 million with $1.4 million guaranteed on April 17, 2017, and then...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM
    Elvis Dumervil spent one season with the San Francisco 49ers. The team opted not to pick up his second-year option, and a few months later, Dumervil announced his retirement after 12 seasons in the NFL. Dumervil got to know several of the 49ers' young defenders during that 2017 season. One of those players was then-second-year player DeForest Buckner, who managed just three sacks that year. Buckner enjoyed a breakout season in 2018, bringing down opposing quarterbacks a career-high 12 times and becoming the first 49ers player since 2012 to have 10-or-more single-season sacks. Dumervil joined the 49ers Insider Podcast this week and...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 13, 2019 at 8:20 AM
    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has officially asked to be traded. Adam Schefter of ESPN broke the news on Tuesday, and online betting sites went to work determining new odds on where the frustrated receiver might land. One online betting site named the San Francisco 49ers as the favorites to land Brown, followed by the Steelers, New York Jets, and Oakland Raiders. Pittsburgh might opt to ship Brown outside of the AFC, which would give San Francisco an edge. That was Willie McGinest's thinking when he was asked on NFL...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 13, 2019 at 7:20 AM
    Former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Eric Davis has some ideas on how his former team can improve this offseason, and they match the thoughts running through the minds of the fans. "Go get Earl Thomas and Antonio Brown," Davis declared via Twitter. @RSherman_25- Go get @Earl_Thomas and @AB84 .🤷🏽‍♂️— Eric Davis (@_ericdavis_)...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 12, 2019 at 11:55 AM
    The San Francisco 49ers opened up the Antonio Brown post-trade-request era with the top odds to land the wide receiver, according to BookMaker.eu. The Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, and Oakland Raiders have the next-best odds. 🔥A.B.Requesting a Trade🔥Where Will Antonio Brown Play for Week 1 2019-20 [email protected] Open as Favorites [email protected] [email protected]
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 12, 2019 at 10:05 AM
    While reconciliation between the Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Antonio Brown wasn't entirely out of the question before, that may no longer be the case. The disgruntled receiver has officially requested a trade, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Antonio Brown has not been traded nor has he been released. But Brown wants a trade and he officially has requested that from the Steelers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12,...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 12, 2019 at 8:37 AM
    Bill Barnwell of ESPN recently looked at five offseason moves each NFC West team should make to improve. One of those moves for the San Francisco 49ers was addressing the cornerback position. The 49ers solidified one cornerback spot — and possibly a future safety spot — with last offseason's signing of veteran Richard Sherman. The team thought it had a budding star in Ahkello Witherspoon, but an up and down 2018 campaign by the second-year player resulted in more questions than...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 12, 2019 at 8:32 AM
    It is unknown if the San Francisco 49ers ever had any interest in wide receiver Antonio Brown. The disgruntled NFL star has made it clear that his interest in his current team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, is diminishing. Brown has also expressed an interest in joining the 49ers. The Steelers are more than willing to move on from Brown should they find a suitable trade partner. The team also hasn't closed the door on a potential reconciliation with Brown. Brown may be hurting his perceived trade value this offseason. He was involved in a domestic dispute in January but his attorney, Jaclyn Soroka, called the accusations by the alleged victim "baseless" and...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 11, 2019 at 8:46 PM
    It looks like the San Francisco 49ers have finally zeroed in on a "head coach of training." That individual appears to be Philadelphia Flyers director of sports science, Ben Peterson, according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic. The 49ers fired head strength and conditioning coach Ray Wright and long-time head athletic trainer Jeff Ferguson in January. Kyle Shanahan later said that the medical and training staffs would...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 11, 2019 at 1:34 PM
    San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner was snubbed during the Pro Bowl selections in December. He eventually earned a trip to the annual all-star game after Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox's exit due to injury. Our own Bobby Horne listed Buckner as the top-ranked player on the 49ers roster leading into free agency. That's high praise considering the record-breaking season tight end George Kittle, who came in at No. 2, had in 2018. Only two 49ers players were named to Pro Football Focus'...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 11, 2019 at 10:28 AM
    Kyler Murray is fully committed to the NFL, the former Oklahoma quarterback announced on Monday. He was the No. 9 overall draft pick by the Oakland Athletics, and some wondered whether he was committed to playing baseball or football. Murray announced via Twitter on Monday that he is "firmly and fully" committing his life to becoming an NFL quarterback. pic.twitter.com/kGePeWhrId— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) February 11,...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 11, 2019 at 9:45 AM
    MJ Acosta of NFL Network joined the "Good Morning Football" cast on Monday morning, and the group took a look at the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league, none of whom made the playoffs in 2018. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford signed a then-historic five-year deal worth up to $135 million in 2017. That paved the way for four other quarterbacks, including Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers, to best that $27 million average with Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers topping the group at an average of $33.5 million. Below are the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL based on...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 8, 2019 at 3:32 PM
    Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has started just eight games since a mid-season 2017 trade sent him from the New England Patriots to the San Francisco 49ers. A torn ACL during Week 3 cut his 2018 campaign short. Garoppolo is looking forward to getting back to work in 2019. The 49ers' franchise quarterback signed a then-record five-year, $137.5 million deal with the team exactly one year ago and took to Instagram to reflect on the anniversary. "One year ago today my life changed forever and I became a part of the 49ers Family," wrote Garoppolo. "There's been ups and downs, but the 2019 season can't get here fast...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 8, 2019 at 10:55 AM
    Could Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas be headed for a reunion with Richard Sherman? ESPN seems to believe so. The sports news site's beat writers made bold predictions for all 32 NFL teams, and Nick Wagoner had Thomas landing with the 49ers this offseason. "For the second year in a row, the Niners will add a former part of the 'Legion of Boom' after grabbing Richard Sherman last year," wrote Wagoner. "Sherman already has said he's willing to help recruit Thomas if needed, and while Thomas should have no shortage of suitors, the fit in San Francisco is as obvious for him as it was for Sherman in 2018. Thomas would instantly provide the stability the...
  • By David Bonilla
    Feb 7, 2019 at 2:22 PM
    San Francisco 49ers tackle Joe Staley came in at No. 96 on Pro Football Focus' list of the top 101 players from the 2018 season. A second 49ers player made the list, and it is his first time doing so. The analytics site ranked second-year tight end George Kittle at No. 13 based on his performance in 2018. Making his debut on the...
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