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    Jul 23, 2021 at 11:06 AM 0 comments
    Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers when the team opens the regular season on September 12 against the Detroit Lions. How long he remains the starter is the question. San Francisco traded up to draft Garoppolo's eventual successor, Trey Lance, at No. 3 overall. He will bring a much different dynamic to head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense. The inexperienced quarterback just needs time to learn and master the playbook and scheme. We asked our 49ers Webzone contributors to predict when Lance will get his first start. Below are the responses in the order in which they were received. Chaz Inouye The 49ers should get off to a strong start with what looks to be an easy schedule to begin the season with...
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    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:16 PM 0 comments
    Al and Zain are back for an emergency podcast to discuss the San Francisco 49ers signing their All-Pro linebacker, Fred Warner, to a massive five-year, $95 million extension. It's a significant signing that keeps the defensive star with the team for the foreseeable future. The duo also examines what Warner's deal means for the 49ers' financial future and identifies the blue-chip players on the roster. Plus some NBA Finals talk. You can listen to the latest "No Huddle...
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    Jul 15, 2021 at 10:52 AM 0 comments
    It's been a while but Al and Zain are back to talk: Kyle Shanahan's comments on Matthew Stafford The timelines for Jimmy Garoppolo and his eventual replacement, Trey Lance Expectations for the San Francisco 49ers heading into the 2021 season and beyond Richard Sherman's arrest and the shocking 911 call Answering mailbag questions from fans Golf? You can listen to the latest "No Huddle Podcast" episode above, from our...
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    Jul 7, 2021 at 1:10 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers have hired former New York Giants VP of communications Corry Rush to serve as the team's vice president of football communications. He replaces Bob Lange, now with the Philadelphia Eagles. Rush will serve as the team's day-to-day spokesman on all football matters while acting as the team's liaison with local, national, and international media outlets. In addition to managing the publicity efforts for the team, Rush's staff will also actively promote the efforts of the 49ers' community relations and social justice initiatives. Rush has 18 years of experience in the NFL and was in his current role since July of 2016. Before that, he served as the Giants Director of Public Relations. Rush also spent seven years working for the NFL itself, and...
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    Jul 6, 2021 at 1:34 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers announced that the team has waived linebacker Nathan Gerry. The Niners signed him to a one-year deal in March. The 49ers communications staff provided the following rundown. Gerry (6-2, 230) was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round (184th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Throughout his four-year career with the Eagles, he appeared in 46 games (22 starts) and registered 146 tackles, 10 passes defensed, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and one fumble recovery to go along with 20 tackles on special teams. He also saw action in six postseason contests...
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    Jul 1, 2021 at 12:25 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers officially announced new throwback uniforms during Wednesday night's State of the Franchise event. They are based on the home versions from the team's 1994 campaign, which resulted in a Super Bowl victory. Players will wear the throwbacks during four home games in 2021, including the home opener against the Green Bay Packers. Fans are now able to purchase their own jerseys from the 49ers' official online store. As of this post, George Kittle, Fred Warner, Deebo Samuel, Nick Bosa, and Jimmy Garoppolo jerseys are available in various styles. You can browse the selection of jerseys by clicking the link...
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    Jun 14, 2021 at 1:07 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers announced several personnel changes today, many of which are promotions. Tariq Ahmad, Richard Buffum, Ran Carthon, Salli Clavelle, Jeff Diamond, Fred Gammage III, RJ Gillen, Thomas Tupa, and Ethan Waugh have each been promoted to new roles. San Francisco also added Hayden Frey and Jessi Seumalo to the personnel department. Below are the new titles for each individual. Name Title Tariq Ahmad Director of College Scouting Richard Buffum Manager, Football Administration Ran Carthon Director of Player Personnel Salli Clavelle Area...
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    Jun 14, 2021 at 12:19 PM 0 comments
    The Pro Football Writers of America announced the 2021 Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman Award winners. The award is given for lifetime achievement as an assistant coach in the NFL and named after Zimmerman, who covered the NFL for 29 years for Sports Illustrated. The two recipients are San Francisco 49ers running backs coach Bobby Turner and Las Vegas Raiders defensive line coach Rod Marinelli. "Turner is in his 26th season as an NFL assistant coach in 2021, and his fifth as San Francisco's running backs coach," wrote the PFWA in its announcement. "Turner is responsible for overseeing three of the top nine rookie rushing seasons in the NFL...
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    Jun 9, 2021 at 2:50 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel spoke with reporters today, as organized team activities come to an end. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. So you got the new title. What does that mean? Have your duties changed at all and what's been your priority focus this off season? Any projects out there for you? "Well what it means, I would say, is it's an honor and privilege, really. Just to be the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator, in particular, the offensive coordinator for [head coach] Kyle Shanahan. What does that mean in terms of my day-to-day job responsibilities? It's funny because I get that question a lot and I understand...
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    Jun 9, 2021 at 2:48 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters today, as organized team activities come to an end. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. I know this was a big topic last year and things don't seem to be going any better this year, as far as from the injury standpoint, but I mean, can you explain this away, the injuries to RB Jeff Wilson Jr., OL Justin Skule and DB Tarvarius Moore as bad luck, or is there anything to suggest that something else is going on? "I mean, I can tell you what happened to the three of them. You know, Jeff got hurt sitting down in a chair in the locker room and he got out of it and his knee got in an awkward position....
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    Jun 5, 2021 at 7:49 PM 0 comments
    Kurt Warner, as part of QBConfidential, takes a look at two aspects of the San Francisco 49ers — the team's defense and its run game. He shared his breakdowns via YouTube (h/t to Patrick Tulini). 49ers defense "Defensively, the Niners are actually pretty simple...kind of like offensively, they like to do the same thing over and over again," writes Warner in the description for the video. "Because they are really good up front, defensively that's where they thrive. They typically don't give up the big plays, relying on Nick Bosa and company to get after the quarterback. Some of their struggles last year came when Bosa suffered the injury. He's such a difference maker, and that's really what makes...
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    Jun 2, 2021 at 5:11 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans spoke with reporters today, during the second week of organized team activities. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. This is the first time I think we've had the opportunity to talk to you since you were named defensive coordinator. Can you just kind of take us through what your defensive philosophy is and what are going to be your main coaching points and what you want to instill in your guys as far as when they get out there on the field and execute your game plan? "Oh yes. Our defense will be a fast, attacking, aggressive defense. I want guys to play fast. I want guys who are smart. I want guys who are...
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    Jun 2, 2021 at 9:56 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers officially announced the signing of linebacker James Burgess Jr. to a one-year deal. News of the impending signing was first reported last week by ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundown. Burgess (6-0, 230) originally entered the NFL after signing with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2016. As a rookie in 2016, he spent time on the Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns practice squads. He later spent two seasons with the Browns (2017-18), while also playing for the New York Jets (2019) and the Green Bay Packers (2020)....
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    May 25, 2021 at 4:38 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spoke with reporters this week, as the team kicked off organized team activities. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Tell me about what your mindset has been since the phone call you received on that Friday through the month leading up to the draft, the selection of QB Trey Lance. What have you tried to really focus in on as you prepare for the season? "I just focused on the same things I always have, really. The offseason is the time for me to grow, for our team to grow. You try to improve on the things that you didn't do so well the year before. This offseason, I had a list of things that I wanted to improve...
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    May 25, 2021 at 4:28 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters this week, as the team kicked off organized team activities. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. First impressions of seeing your quarterbacks side-by-side? I guess today was kind of a different look seeing them on the field. Were you able to kind of rotate back and forth to see how they were doing and what did you think? "Yeah, it was the first time yesterday for us. Just having five guys out there was kind of unusual for me. I don't think I've had five before. But, it was cool to get them all. Really, we only got two of them reps these last two days. Our OTAs are a little modified this year...
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    May 14, 2021 at 2:48 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance spoke with reporters ahead of the team's three-day rookie minicamp. Here is everything that he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Well, just a couple of quick things. One, what was the first impression of the playbook and then, two, what kind of relationship did you gather when you were working with WR Brandon Aiyuk last week? "Yeah, playbook was fun. I've been looking forward to learning a new playbook, and obviously it's an NFL playbook, so it's going to be a lot. But for me, I've been waiting to learn a new playbook for the last, seven eight months. So it was a ton of fun to finally be able to get into it. Me and Brandon got to...
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    May 13, 2021 at 1:59 PM 0 comments
    In addition to signing five of their eight draft picks, the San Francisco 49ers officially announced the signing of the following five undrafted free agents. All five signings had already been reported but were made official today. OL Alfredo Gutierrez, 6-9, 332, Tecnológico de Monterrey LB Justin Hilliard, 6-1, 231, Ohio State TE Josh Pederson, 6-5, 235, Louisiana Monroe LB Elijah Sullivan, 6-0, 215, Kansas State WR Austin Watkins Jr., 6-3, 210, Alabama at Birmingham The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundowns. OL Alfredo Gutierrez Grew up...
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    May 12, 2021 at 12:08 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers announced today that the team has waived running back Austin Walter. The 49ers drafted two running backs this year — Trey Sermon of Ohio State in the third round and Elijah Mitchell of Louisiana in the sixth round. The 49ers Communications staff provided the following rundown. Walter (5-8, 190) signed to the team's practice squad on September 23, 2020. He went on to appear in four games and register one carry for three yards in addition to one reception for 27 yards on offense to go along with five kickoff returns for 93 yards on special teams. Walter signed a one-year extension with the team on February 8,...
  • By Site Staff
    May 6, 2021 at 10:52 AM 0 comments
    The NFL released the dates for offseason programs, including the individual schedules for all 32 NFL teams. Below are the dates for the San Francisco 49ers' offseason program. More details, including media availability, will be announced at later dates. Rookie Minicamp: May 14-16 OTA Offseason Workouts: May 24-25 May 27 June 1-2 June 4 June 7-8 June 10 Mandatory Minicamp: June 15-17 The NFL is currently in Phase One (April 19-May 14) of the offseason program, limited to strength and conditioning, virtual meetings, and physical rehabilitation only. Phase Two (May 17-21) can include...
  • By Site Staff
    May 5, 2021 at 9:26 PM 0 comments
    Guy Haberman (@GuyHaberman) of the popular Haberman & Middlekauff podcast joins Al Sacco (@AlSacco49) to discuss all the San Francisco 49ers pre-draft rumors that were out there, first-round pick Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo, and the team's remaining needs. Plus: Is Lance special? The emphasis on the interior O-line Trey Sermon's future The theme of the draft What to expect from the 49ers in 2021 You can listen...
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