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  • By Peter Panacy
    Apr 6, 2019 at 3:37 PM
    It's not the first time this is happened, and it won't be the last. But the notion the San Francisco 49ers will land Ohio State EDGE Nick Bosa with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft is a strong one. And it's reinforced by Joe Tansey of Bleacher Report, who recently sent Bosa to the Niners in his latest mock draft. Tansey admits what most everyone knows: Bosa's availability to San Francisco is entirely contingent on what the Arizona Cardinals, drafting tops overall, do the spot before. Widespread speculation has the Cardinals taking Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. That would, for all intents and purposes,...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Apr 6, 2019 at 12:59 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers definitely don't have a shortage at running back heading into 2019 offseason programs. The Niners will be getting injured returnees Jerick McKinnon and special teams ace Raheem Mostert back from 2018 ACL and forearm injuries, respectively. Third-year pro Matt Breida is poised to return after posting the fourth-best yards-per-carry average in the NFL last season (5.3). And after inking former Atlanta Falcons multifaceted standout, Tevin Coleman, in free agency, San Francisco clearly has a notable logjam heading towards training camp. It appears to be something of a conundrum for head coach Kyle Shanahan, who discussed the problem on ESPN's Adam Schefter's podcast...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Apr 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM
    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle already owns the NFL record for most receiving yards at his position in a single season, breaking now-retired tight end Rob Gronkowski's record set back in 2012. That said, Kittle sees the prowess two of his former teammates at Iowa, tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant, have in the days counting down before both are selected in the 2019 NFL Draft this April. Kittle joined Good Morning Football's Nate Burleson to talk about what both Hockenson and Fant have to offer to whichever teams end up taking them later this month. And he had something interesting to say about both prospect's immediate impact during Kittle's senior...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Apr 6, 2019 at 9:11 AM
    Second-year defensive tackle Kentavius Street, the San Francisco 49ers' fourth-round pick from the 2018 NFL Draft, appears to be coming along nicely from the ACL tear he suffered during his pro day a year ago. Street, who never saw a snap his rookie season and was placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list at the start of the regular season, posted a video of himself performing in-water workouts in preparation for what will likely wind up being his on-field debut later this year: Stay Ready so you don't have to get ready...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Mar 13, 2019 at 8:28 PM
    New Oakland Raiders offensive tackle has to feel pretty good after signing a whopping four-year, $66 million contract upon the opening of 2019 NFL free agency. Not only did he cash in on a deal that now makes him the league's highest-paid offensive tackle with a $16.5 million average annual salary, but he's also coming off a Super Bowl victory with the New England Patriots earlier this year. Still, Brown has some bitter feelings about what happened with the team that drafted him in Round 7 of the 2015 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers. Speaking to reporters during his introductory press conference with the Raiders, Brown offered up some thoughts on what he went through...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Mar 13, 2019 at 7:48 PM
    According to a report from ESPN's Dan Graziano, the New York Giants would be interested in acquiring quarterback Josh Rosen from the Arizona Cardinals if he's made available. "Sources said [the Giants] would explore a trade for Arizona's Josh Rosen, if the Cardinals decide to make him available, but that they aren't sure yet whether that will happen or whether they would be sure to make an offer for Rosen if it did," Graziano wrote. The Giants, who dealt off superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, added two additional NFL Draft picks in the process -- Nos. 17 and 95 overall. In addition to their own pick in Round 1, No....
  • By Peter Panacy
    Mar 13, 2019 at 7:32 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers brought aboard versatile running back Tevin Coleman on a two-year deal on the first official day of NFL free agency. Coleman, who played under head coach Kyle Shanahan for two years with the Atlanta Falcons, joins a crowded backfield that includes runners Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and special teams ace Raheem Mostert. Exactly how Shanahan and running backs coach Bobby Turner formulate this crop, and who stays and goes, likely won't be determined anytime soon. For now, though, Coleman will look to be another integral piece of Shanahan's offense once more. And it appears as if a number of his new teammates, as well as others,...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Mar 13, 2019 at 7:13 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers elected to re-sign defensive back Jimmie Ward to a one-year deal, giving some experienced depth to their secondary but raising a few eyebrows in the process. It shouldn't be too big a surprise, as the San Jose Mercury News' Cam Inman said, that the San Francisco 49ers elected to re-sign defensive back Jimmie Ward to a one-year "prove it" kind of deal on Wednesday. After all, the Niners front office has repeatedly said positive things about him and even made overtures about bringing him back if the price was right. For a contract worth up to $5 million, according to...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Mar 13, 2019 at 6:29 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers made another NFL free agency splash, grabbing former Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman and signing him to a two-year deal. But what does that mean for an already-crowded crop of Niners tailbacks in 2019? It might be one of the most underrated pickups in free agency so far -- the San Francisco 49ers bringing aboard versatile running back Tevin Coleman and signing him to a two-year deal worth $10 million, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday. Coleman thrived under head coach Kyle Shanahan, who oversaw the 6-foot-1, 210 pounder's efforts with the Atlanta Falcons back in 2015 and 2016. Splitting time with the Falcons' No. 1 tailback,...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Jan 27, 2019 at 5:35 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers appear to have found their replacement for former quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello, who left earlier this offseason to take over the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator position. According to a report from NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, the Niners are bringing aboard Shane Day to fill the void. Day spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons as tight end coach for the Miami Dolphins, and he also spent tenures at the pro level with the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins as an assistant. Day previously worked for the 49ers as a quality control coach between 2007 and...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Jan 27, 2019 at 3:19 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers sent three representatives to the 2019 Pro Bowl, which is commendable when considering the team's 4-12 record in 2018. So, which players have the best chance to get the nod when 2020 rolls around? Tight end George Kittle, fullback Kyle Juszczyk and defensive tackle DeForest Buckner ended up representing the San Francisco 49ers in the 2019 Pro Bowl. Each player had notable seasons, particularly Buckner and Kittle. Buckner recorded a career-high 12 sacks in 2018, while Kittle set an NFL single-season record for tight ends with 1,377 receiving yards. Each of these three would have an excellent shot to make the Pro Bowl once the 2019 regular season wraps up. Yet if San Francisco winds up being much better this upcoming year, one would...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Jan 27, 2019 at 3:17 PM
    After a record-breaking 2018 season, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle has earned a lot of national recognition, which carried over to the 2019 Pro Bowl coverage team. The San Francisco 49ers didn't have a lot of things going for them over the course of 2018. But second-year pro tight end George Kittle ended up being a pretty good storyline. Not just in Northern California, but at the national level. Kittle ended up being one of three representatives for the 49ers at the 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida. And after setting a new NFL record for single-season receiving yards by a tight end (1,377), Kittle ended up leading all pass catchers with five grabs during the NFL all-star game on Sunday, netting 39 yards in the process. And while he wasn't able...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Jan 27, 2019 at 2:33 PM
    The NFC stars ended up losing 26-7 to the AFC in the 2019 Pro Bowl, although San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle made his presence felt on the field. Tight end George Kittle sure made the 2019 Pro Bowl a bit more watchable for San Francisco 49ers fans, him being one of three Niners representatives from Sunday's NFL all-star game exhibition bout. Kittle, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and fullback Kyle Juszczyk all ended up seeing starting reps for the NFC squad, which lost to the AFC 26-7 in Orlando, Florida. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson managed to hit Kittle for a 10-yard pickup in the first quarter, yet the NFC's red-zone drive stalled when Juszczyk's fourth-down rush attempt gained zero yards. In total, Kittle managed...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Jan 27, 2019 at 9:11 AM
    The Pro Bowl is usually an afterthought for NFL fans. Yet tight end George Kittle's attendance should be a nice reason for San Francisco 49ers fans to tune in. Admit it, the Pro Bowl isn't all that exciting. Despite the NFL's numerous attempts to pique fans' interest, this exhibition contest isn't exactly must-watch television. For San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, however, his first Pro Bowl appearance might be enough to convince some fans to tune in. Kittle, of course, set a single-season record for tight ends with 1,377 receiving yards in 2018. Both he and the Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce broke the previous record, set by New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski back in 2012, with Kittle finishing first amid the historic...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Jan 27, 2019 at 8:42 AM
    Perennial All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown remains an offseason fixture among San Francisco 49ers fans, yet a report from NFL Network Ian Rapoport suggests Brown is still open to mending things with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don't write off a possible mending of the relationship between wide receiver Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not yet, at least. True, the four-time first-team All-Pro displayed multiple social media suggestions of wanting to join the San Francisco 49ers in 2019, like this. However, he's also keeping things open with the team currently holding his contract. According to...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 30, 2018 at 6:44 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers fell to the Los Angeles Rams in ugly, turnover-prone fashion in Week 17 by a score of 48-32. Let's grade out the Niners efforts, position by position. A final score of 48-32 makes the San Francisco 49ers' 2018 finale sound much closer than it actually was. The Niners were in the hole to the playoff-bound Los Angeles Rams 31-10 by halftime -- a score marked by four first-half turnovers, off of which the Rams scored 21 points. That sets San Francisco's season-ending turnover differential at minus-25, after the team set a new NFL all-time low in forced turnovers in a non-strike season with seven. The 49ers recorded zero takeaways in Week 17. Fortunately, there were some good performances by the Niners on the day, including a...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 30, 2018 at 6:04 PM
    While San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle garnered most of the attention during the Niners' 48-32 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17, quarterback Nick Mullens quietly climbed up the record books for most yardage thrown through the first eight career games. Things certainly didn't get off to the best of starts for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, who looked to pull off an improbable road upset over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17. After all, the Niners' first three offensive drives on Sunday ended in an offensive turnover, with two of those coming in interceptions thrown by the second-year signal-caller. At the 11:10 mark of the first quarter, and with San Francisco already trailing 7-0, Mullens was hit in the pocket trying to throw,...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 30, 2018 at 5:37 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers may have lost 48-32 to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17. But tight end George Kittle set a new NFL record, emerging No. 1 among all tight ends for single-season receiving yards. San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is now the NFL's all-time leader among tight ends for single-season receiving yards. This, after he hauled in nine catches for 149 yards and a touchdown during the Niners' 48-32 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17. Kittle entered the contest needing 99 yards to surpass the...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 30, 2018 at 4:53 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers will wind up with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after falling 48-32 to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17. San Francisco was still in position for the top pick in April's draft, yet the Arizona Cardinals ended up losing 27-24 to the Seattle Seahawks, securing the No. 1 overall selection as a result. But the Niners still needed to have some help around the league to ensure they'd retain the second pick over the New York Jets, who also finished 4-12 on the season after losing to the New England Patriots today. Fortunately, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off an exciting win over the New York Giants, while the Atlanta Falcons edged the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- both games coming in the early slate of games in Week 17. With...
  • By Peter Panacy
    Dec 30, 2018 at 4:40 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers were completely outmatched by the playoff-bound Los Angeles Rams in Week 17, losing 48-32 in an ugly and turnover-filled contest in Southern California. But at least tight end George Kittle set a new NFL record. The San Francisco 49ers needed four turnovers to avoid setting a new league low in that category in a non-strike season...
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