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  • By David Bonilla
    57 mins ago 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers kick off a three-day rookie minicamp today. While only five of the team's eight draft selections are signed, all eight are eligible to participate. The Niners shared the jersey numbers of the eight drafted rookies, so observing reporters can figure out who is who while watching from a distance today. The Friday session will be the only one open to the media. Below are the jersey numbers of San Francisco's eight drafted rookies, listed in the order in which they were selected. Some of the jersey numbers were already known. 5 - Trey Lance 62 -...
  • By David Bonilla
    4 hrs ago 4 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers own what many expect to be a talented roster for the upcoming season. Of course, that depends on the depth chart not being impacted by the poor injury luck the team endured in 2020. "Assuming everyone stays healthy this year, the 49ers have one of the league's more complete rosters, with no obvious weakness on offense or defense," wrote Vincent Verhei of Football Outsiders in a feature for ESPN. No roster is perfect, though. If you look hard enough, you can always find a weakness. Where would you say that weakness lies with the 49ers? Perhaps the depth at cornerback? Maybe somewhere along the offensive line?...
  • By David Bonilla
    6 hrs ago 0 comments
    According to Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds, the San Francisco 49ers are working out safety Blake Countess. The team kicks off a three-day rookie minicamp today, the perfect opportunity to look at potential additions to the roster. The Philadelphia Eagles made Countess a sixth-round selection out of Auburn in 2016. He transferred there from Michigan for his senior year. Countess, 27, registered three tackles through two games with the Eagles in 2020. It was the defender's third stint with the team. Countess was twice promoted from the Eagles' practice squad last season, appearing in the team's Week 15 and 17 games. He signed a reserve/futures contract on January 4, but was...
  • By David Bonilla
    22 hrs ago 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers officially announced the signings of five undrafted rookies. Four had already been reported on May 1. The other, offensive lineman Alfredo Gutierrez, was assigned to the 49ers as part of the NFL's International Player Pathway program, which had also already been reported. San Francisco didn't draft a linebacker this year. In the sixth round, the team considered doing so but opted to select running back Elijah Mitchell out of Louisiana. Even DeMeco Ryans, the team's defensive coordinator, advised the team to draft Mitchell over a linebacker. "Well, you should take this guy. He's pretty good," Ryans said, referring to Mitchell,...
  • By David Bonilla
    22 hrs ago 0 comments
    Earlier today, ESPN reported that the San Francisco 49ers had signed offensive lineman Aaron Banks, a second-round draft pick, to his four-year rookie deal. The team has also signed four others — offensive lineman Jaylon Moore, cornerback Deommodore Lenoir, safety Talanoa Hufanga, and running back Elijah Mitchell. Aaron Wilson first reported the news. The signings were later announced by the team. 49ers signed draft picks Aaron Banks, Jaylon Moore, Deommodore Lenoir, Talanoa Hufanga, Elijah Mitchell—...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 13, 2021 at 12:31 PM 1 comment
    The 2020 season was a disappointing disaster for the San Francisco 49ers. The team endured an injury-plagued campaign and limped its way through most of the schedule, finishing with just six wins and a last-place ranking within the NFC West. The 49ers were able to re-sign a lot of their own players this offseason. That, combined with the return of several players from injuries and a solid draft, is creating some optimism in Santa Clara. San Francisco could be looking at a quick turnaround. After all, it was just 15 months ago that the team was playing in the Super Bowl. Following the release of the 2021 NFL schedule, NFL Network analyst Cynthia Frelund used the...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 13, 2021 at 11:09 AM 1 comment
    Without commenting on it, we shared the following video with fans yesterday, and the reaction was interesting. It features new San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance wishing "the best of luck" to the Santa Clara women's soccer team in the College Cup. The Broncos have a new fan in San Francisco @49ers first round draft pick @treylance09!#SCUBroncos...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 13, 2021 at 10:16 AM 1 comment
    According to assistant general manager Adam Peters, the San Francisco 49ers award a "gold helmet" designation to draft prospects who are "exemplary" in several areas, including leadership and intelligence. He told Matt Barrows of The Athletic that last year's fifth-round pick, offensive lineman Colton McKivitz, received the designation. Heading into a draft, only 15-20 prospects earn the "gold helmet." This year, the 49ers ended up drafting two players who earned the designation — quarterback Trey Lance, selected No. 3 overall, and safety Talanoa Hufanga, the last of three fifth-round...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 13, 2021 at 9:02 AM 0 comments
    According to ESPN's Field Yates, the San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Aaron Banks, who played college football at Notre Dame, to his four-year rookie deal. The 49ers selected him in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft with the No. 48 overall pick. The offensive lineman is the first of San Francisco's eight draft picks to sign his contract. Rookies begin a three-day minicamp on Friday. Some recent rookie deals that have been agreed to: - Titans 1st round CB Caleb Farley- Chiefs 2nd round LB Nick Bolton & 6th round OL Trey Smith- 49ers 2nd round OL Aaron Banks— Field Yates...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 13, 2021 at 8:39 AM 0 comments
    Matt Entz, the college head coach of Trey Lance, joined KNBR on Wednesday to discuss his former quarterback, who was drafted No. 3 overall two weeks ago by the San Francisco 49ers. The North Dakota State coach is excited to see what his former player can do at the pro level and feels the quarterback landed in the perfect spot. Entz sees 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense as the perfect fit for the 21-year-old rookie. "I'm excited for him. I think it's a great match," Entz told Mark Willard. "Just from my conversations with Coach Shanahan, I think there's some things that he wants to expand on, being able to utilize the quarterback as another option. And in the NFL, you can't afford to get your quarterback injured, but it can be part of the complementary...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 13, 2021 at 6:51 AM 0 comments
    Lost in the 2021 NFL schedule release's manufactured hoopla was the return of a preseason rivalry matchup. No, it won't be during the regular season. It is a preseason matchup. The NFL is reducing the preseason to three games after eliminating it entirely for one season in 2020 due to the pandemic, and after adding a week to the regular season. The San Francisco 49ers and Las Vegas Raiders — then in Oakland — faced each other in an annual exhibition matchup for 11 consecutive seasons between 2001 and 2011. The rivalry game, previously labeled as the "Battle of the Bay," returns in 2021, with the Raiders scheduled to visit Levi's Stadium to close out the three-game preseason schedule. San Francisco opens its exhibition schedule by hosting...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 13, 2021 at 6:00 AM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers are set to travel over 28,000 round-trip miles between cities to face the opponents on the team's 2021 schedule. That ranks as the most travel distance among NFL teams, per ESPN Sports Analytics. pic.twitter.com/u223tCVwtx— Brian Burke (@bburkeESPN) May 13,...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 12, 2021 at 4:54 PM 3 comments
    The NFL revealed its complete 272-game 2021 regular-season schedule on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. PT. The San Francisco 49ers open the season with back-to-back road games against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field and then the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The team will hold its home opener, likely its first game with fans since January 19, 2020, during Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. The Niners' bye comes during Week 6, which means 12 straight weeks of games after that break. The team is currently scheduled to participate in five prime-time matchups this year. San Francisco's opponents combined for a 132-138-2 record last season. The .489 winning percentage by opponents makes the 49ers' schedule tied with the New York Jets and the...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 12, 2021 at 4:33 PM 0 comments
    "I will not be changing," wrote Deebo Samuel via Instagram. A few weeks ago, the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver gave the impression that he was pondering a jersey number change. It sounds like he will be sticking with No. 19. So if you purchased a Samuel jersey, you should be good. #49ers Deebo Samuel keeping jersey No. 19 pic.twitter.com/8DBy1s32xV— Cam...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 12, 2021 at 8:55 AM 0 comments
    The entire opening week of the NFL's 2021 schedule has been revealed, and the San Francisco 49ers will head on the road to face the Detroit Lions. BetMGM is already listing the Niners as seven-point favorites against the Lions. NFL Week 1 lines at @BetMGM are up:DAL @ TB -6.5PHI @ ATL -3.5PIT @ BUF -6.5MIN -2.5 @ CINSF -7 @ DET ARI @ TEN -2.5SEA @ IND-2.5LAC @ WAS -1NYJ @ CAR -4.5JAX -1.5 @ HOUCLE @ KC -5.5MIA @ NE -2.5DEN -1.5 @ NYGCHI @ LAR -7BAL -5.5 @...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 12, 2021 at 6:55 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers' selection of guard Aaron Ranks in the second round took many by surprise. Maybe not the Atlanta Falcons, though. The former Notre Dame offensive lineman was selected ahead of where most figured he would go. Many figured the Niners would select the best available cornerback with their second-round pick. Also, Banks is bigger than the offensive linemen that San Francisco typically targets. Jeremy Fowler broke down some "key intel" on all 32 NFL teams in a feature for ESPN. He had the...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 12, 2021 at 5:22 AM 0 comments
    The NFL will unveil the league's complete 272-game 2021 schedule on Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. PT. It is common for select week-to-week opponent matchups to leak before the official announcement. I've created this tracker to collect those leaks as the official schedule release time approaches. Update: The complete schedule has been released and can be found here. The San Francisco 49ers will meet each NFC West team twice, as they do each year. The team will also face the entire NFC North and AFC South divisions and this past season's last-place opponents from the NFC South and NFC East — the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 11, 2021 at 4:06 PM 0 comments
    Ari Meirov of NFLupdate.co shared an interesting look inside the draft room of the Atlanta Falcons as the San Francisco 49ers were selecting quarterback Trey Lance with the No. 3 overall pick. The Falcons ended up selecting tight end Kyle Pitts with the next selection. Cool look inside the #Falcons draft room before they selected Kyle Pitts. Looks like the Lions gave a call. pic.twitter.com/gdEkUDLO6P— Ari Meirov (@AriMeirov)...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 11, 2021 at 1:24 PM 2 comments
    Peacock announced today that it is developing a docuseries on the life and career of Hall of Fame quarterback and San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana (h/t to Patrick Tulini for the find). NFL Films is producing the series. "Montana will participate in the series, which will chronicle his career from high school to Notre Dame to the NFL, where he won four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers," wrote Alex Weprin of The Hollywood Reporter. "The series will also feature interviews with celebrities, former teammates, coaches, and mentees of Montana." The 49ers made Montana a third-round...
  • By David Bonilla
    May 11, 2021 at 10:09 AM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk is working hard this offseason. One of his inspirations is a teammate. No, it's not another running back or a hard-hitting blocker. It's wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. You may remember Aiyuk's Week 4 leap over Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps last season as the then-rookie receiver headed into the end zone on a 38-yard score. The play instantly went viral on social media. AIR AIYUK!Brandon Aiyuk hurdles into the end zone!...
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