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  • By David Bonilla
    4 hrs ago 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Week 12 contest against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The following seven 49ers players remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list. WR Brandon Aiyuk TE Daniel Helm DT D.J. Jones DL Javon Kinlaw LB Joe Walker T Trent Williams DE Jordan Willis They are not allowed to be at the team's facilities until they have cleared testing protocols and are deemed safe to return. Below are Thursday's practice participation reports for both the 49ers and Rams, which were provided by the 49ers Communications staff. San Francisco 49ers Thursday...
  • By David Bonilla
    9 hrs ago 2 comments
    In case you weren't aware, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been the subject of a little discussion this season. Everyone has an opinion about his NFL future. Will he be the Niners' signal-caller next season, or will the team look to move in a different direction? Kyle Shanahan recently offered a vote of confidence in his quarterback. "I expect Jimmy to be our starter next year," the 49ers head coach said last week. "I mean, I expect him to come play with us this year (after he recovers from his ankle injury). ... It's a lot harder to win games when he's not here, and I'm just hoping we can get him back." Garoppolo is 26-9...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 25, 2020 at 5:18 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw has shown a lot of potential in his first NFL season. The numbers haven't been there, but the first-round pick was initially seen as a player who might take some time to develop. Kinlaw has just 1.5 sacks to go with his 22 tackles, and four quarterback hits through 10 game appearances this season. The 49ers are preparing to face the Los Angeles Rams this weekend, and Rams head coach Sean McVay can certainly see Kinlaw's potential. "I think he's got a bright future," McVay told 49ers reporters via a conference call on Wednesday. "He's definitely been playing more consistently, snap in and snap out. He flashes. You see the ability. "But I think understanding the techniques, the...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 25, 2020 at 3:58 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Week 12 contest against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Seven 49ers players remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list after defensive lineman Arik Armstead and center Hroniss Grasu were removed. Head coach Kyle Shanahan expects at least some of those seven to be unavailable this weekend. One of those players could be offensive tackle Trent Williams, who...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 25, 2020 at 2:54 PM 0 comments
    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes leads the fan portion of Pro Bowl voting. He's followed by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. That probably won't come as a surprise to many. What might be surprising is that just one San Francisco 49ers player is among those leading by position. That would be fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who is obviously deserving. But what about the others? Yes, the 49ers are 4-6 and may not be able to stack enough wins down the stretch to sneak into the playoffs, but some names are deserving. The first name that comes to mind is probably star linebacker Fred Warner, who leads the team in tackles. Green Bay Packers quarterback...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 25, 2020 at 2:33 PM 0 comments
    Fred Warner is one of the best linebackers in the game. Some, like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, would say he is the best linebacker in the game. "I'm happy for you, man. I really mean that," Rodgers told Warner after the two teams met during Week 9. "Unfortunately, name recognition means too much. Ain't nobody better. There really isn't. You're the best, and everybody knows it. The film don't lie. You should be All-Pro." The hardworking San Francisco 49ers linebacker is always looking to get better, though. He spoke with reporters...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 25, 2020 at 2:15 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Jauan Jennings landed on the practice squad injured reserve list on October 24. Nothing was really said of his injury, though. Today, head coach Kyle Shanahan was asked about his 23-year-old receiver and revealed that the rookie is dealing with a hamstring injury. Shanahan doesn't expect Jennings to remain out for the remainder season, though. The coach hopes his young receiver can return soon and maybe even contribute, if needed. "I'm hoping [he returns]," Shanahan told reporters. "We think (he's) about three weeks away. It was tough because he was doing really good in practice and definitely would have ended up helping us this year. But he pulled his hamstring really bad, as bad as anyone we've had this...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM 0 comments
    Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the two-game suspension of K'Waun Williams has been rescinded. The San Francisco 49ers cornerback was initially suspended for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The NFL has rescinded #49ers CB K'Waun Williams' two-game PED suspension because of issues with the testing procedures, sources tell me and...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 25, 2020 at 1:45 PM 0 comments
    Today, the San Francisco 49ers activated defensive lineman Arik Armstead and center Hroniss Grasu off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Still, seven players remain on the list, putting their statuses for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams in jeopardy. Kyle Shanahan informed reporters before today's practice that he doesn't expect Sunday's game to be postponed, as was the case for the Thanksgiving matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. The 49ers head coach feels his team has the situation under control but notes that had they played a game this past weekend, he may have felt differently. "We've been good in our building for a number of...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 25, 2020 at 12:35 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers' list of players on the reserve/COVID-19 list is down to seven. The team announced that defensive lineman Arik Armstead and center Hroniss Grasu have been activated off the list. Armstead landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, November 16 while Grasu was added three days later. That leaves the following 49ers players left on the reserve/COVID-19 list. WR Brandon Aiyuk TE Daniel Helm DT D.J. Jones DL Javon Kinlaw LB Joe Walker T Trent Williams DE Jordan Willis The reserve/COVID-19 list has been created for a player who tests positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons....
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 25, 2020 at 10:15 AM 2 comments
    The NFL announced that Thursday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers is being moved to Sunday due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. "This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts," the NFL said via a statement. This is a move that the league was unwilling to make for the San Francisco 49ers ahead of the team's Week 9 contest against the Green Bay Packers when several players landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. San Francisco was without tackle Trent Williams and wide receivers Kendrick Bourne and Brandon Aiyuk. Deebo Samuel was also on the list but was already ruled out of the game due to a hamstring...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 25, 2020 at 6:40 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are far from the best team within the NFC West. At 4-6, they sit at the bottom of the division, looking up at the slugfest for first place between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. The Arizona Cardinals are in a close second-place spot. Of course, injuries have been a significant part of the 49ers' storyline this season. The roster has been decimated unlike any in recent memory, and the defending NFC champions look almost unrecognizable on the football field. A healthy 49ers team probably would be in the thick of things. That's what Peter King of NBC Sports believes. In fact, a healthy Niners squad may have once again been the measuring stick of the division. Unfortunately for head coach Kyle Shanahan and his...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 24, 2020 at 2:43 PM 0 comments
    While many have given up on the San Francisco 49ers and the team's playoff chances, Rich Eisen hasn't. The host of The Rich Eisen Show feels Kyle Shanahan's squad still has a good shot at making a run during these final six games of the regular season and perhaps surprising some people. Eisen's hot take during his "4 Downs with Rich" segment saw the 49ers, not the 4-6 Minnesota Vikings or Detroit Lions, as a team that can sneak into postseason play as the seventh seed and make things uncomfortable for an opponent. "I am not done with them yet," said Eisen. "The 49ers are coming off their bye this week, Thanksgiving week. They're coming back, and they're taking on the Rams, who have a short week. "I don't know. The 49ers can come in there,...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 24, 2020 at 2:03 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers have signed safety Chris Edwards to a one-year deal. The team has also opened the practice window for two players on injured reserve — running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. Mostert has been on injured reserve since October 24 as he recovered from a high-ankle sprain during a Week 6 contest against the Los Angeles Rams. Wilson suffered the same injury a week later against the New England Patriots and landed on injured reserve on October 31. The 49ers also announced that safety Kai Nacua and wide receiver Shawn Poindexter have been signed to the practice squad. The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundown. Edwards (6-2, 215) originally entered the NFL...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 24, 2020 at 1:53 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers cornerback K'Waun Williams has been suspended for the next two games of the regular season, according to Field Yates of ESPN. 49ers nickel CB K'Waun Williams has been suspended for the next two weeks of the regular season.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 24, 2020 The defensive back has been suspended for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, according...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 24, 2020 at 1:32 PM 2 comments
    Maybe San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is just really unlucky. Or perhaps he is very lucky by defying the odds. I suppose it depends on your perspective. The NFL says a jointly appointed independent administrator uses a computer program to randomly select players before each game to undergo PED testing. Samuel continues to wonder how "random" the selection process is. The second-year receiver has appeared in four games this season and says he has now been "randomly" selected to undergo PED testing a total of six times. Here is his most recent tweet on the...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 24, 2020 at 10:18 AM 0 comments
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its list of 25 modern-era semifinalists for the Class of 2021, and there are three familiar names for San Francisco 49ers fans. Current general manager and former hard-hitting safety, John Lynch, is among the list. As are former 49ers defenders Patrick Willis and Bryant Young. BREAKING: 4 first-year eligible players are among the list of 25 Modern-Era Player Semifinalists for the Class of 2021.More on the semifinalists:...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 24, 2020 at 9:09 AM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel appears to be eyeing a Week 12 return. We know head coach Kyle Shanahan is optimistic that several injured players will be making their returns this week. That includes Samuel, along with cornerback Richard Sherman and running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman. Samuel shared a video via Instagram with the caption, "Finally back to work." [email protected] says via IG that he's "finally back to work" — a good indicator that he hopes to return this week....
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 24, 2020 at 8:10 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers didn't play this past weekend but look to kick off the season's final six games with a win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The team is also hoping to emerge from its bye week healthier, getting several key players back. "If we can use this bye week to help us get healthier," head coach Kyle Shanahan said last week, "we can come back and play a little bit better football from it because I do feel we've got the guys in our building, and some guys coming back. That does give us a chance in every game." Shanahan hopes to get cornerback Richard Sherman, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Colman back...
  • By David Bonilla
    Nov 24, 2020 at 7:06 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are coming off their bye week, looking to go on a run during their final six games of the season. Key contributors like quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and tight end George Kittle remain out, but the injury-ravaged roster could be receiving some reinforcements this week. While several players remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list, head coach Kyle Shanahan is optimistic that cornerback Richard Sherman, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman could return in time for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles...
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