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  • By John Memolo
    Jul 8, 2018 at 8:40 AM
    In a recent article, Sports Illustrated gave the San Francisco 49ers a "B" offseason grade. Proponents of the moves made by 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan cite re-signing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year, $137.5 million deal, Garoppolo having an entire offseason to grow within Shanahan's offensive system, and free agent additions such as All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, as reasons the 49ers are poised to potentially make a playoff run during the 2018 season. Critics of the 49ers' offseason approach usually point to perceived reaches for their top picks in the NFL draft, for players like wide receiver Dante Pettis (44th pick overall) and offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey (9th pick overall), to go along with ho-hum additions to the...
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