Kyle Shanahan explains why 49ers passed on late fourth-and-1 vs. Ravens

Dec 1, 2019 at 7:20 PM--


BALTIMORE Midway through the third quarter of the 49ers' 20-17 loss to the Ravens, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo carried the ball up the middle
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Transcript: Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch discuss contracts extensions, George Kittle negotiations, COVID-19 impact on 49ers, Jordan Reed signing

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San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters via a Zoom conference call today as the team begins training camp amid a pandemic. Here is everything Lynch and Shanahan had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Opening Comments: General Manger John Lynch: "Hello to everybody. I'll give you a couple of transactional things really quick. Number one, [WR] Richie James [Jr.] will be moving from the COVID list back to the active NFI with his hand and thumb injury. A corresponding move, [DB] D.J. Reed will be moved to the reserve NFI, effectively ending his season. That's a tough one for us. The earliest we might've had D.J. back, was early

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