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49ers 2017 UDFA tracker: Southern Miss QB reportedly agrees to terms
With the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, teams are signing undrafted players. Insider Matt Maiocco is keeping track of the 49ers' additions right here.
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Vance McDonald spiking the ball
Lynch: TE McDonald to return to 49ers after being on trade block
During the three-day NFL Draft, John Lynch explored trading Vance McDonald. But no deal happened. So what's next for the tight end?
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Lynch: 49ers expected to pick up Ward's fifth-year option
The NFL's deadline for fifth-year options is Wednesday. Saturday, GM John Lynch revealed the 49ers' plan with Jimmie Ward's contract.
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Lynch addresses report that McDonald was on trade block
Will the 49ers draft TE George Kittle have an impact on Vance McDonald's status with the team?
How do RBs Kapri Bibbs, Joe Williams fit with 49ers?
Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch address the additions of running backs Kapri Bibbs and Joe Williams.
Lynch analyzes 49ers' six picks on Day 3 of 2017 NFL Draft
John Lynch offers his thoughts all on six of the picks the 49ers made on the final day of the 2017 NFL Draft.
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49ers select CB Adrian Colbert in seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft
The 49ers selected their second cornerback of the 2017 NFL Draft with the pick of Miami's Adrian Colbert on Saturday...
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49ers select DE Pita Taumoepenu in sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft
The 49ers went with a defensive lineman again with their second pick in the sixth round, selecting a defensive end out of Utah...
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49ers select DT D.J. Jones in sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft
The 49ers added to their defensive line in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by selecting defensive tackle D.J. Jones out of Ole Miss.
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49ers select WR Trent Taylor in fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft
The 49ers went back to offense at the end of the fifth round with wide receiver Trent Taylor out of Louisiana Tech...
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49ers select TE George Kittle in fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft
In the third round of the draft, the 49ers selected quarterback C.J. Beathard. Two rounds later, they picked up his college tight end from Iowa...
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49ers trade up, pick RB Joe Williams in fourth round of 2017 NFL Draft
The 49ers made their sixth trade of the 2017 NFL Draft and came away with a speedy running back from Utah No. 121 overall...
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49ers acquire running back, draft pick in trade with Broncos
John Lynch kept wheeling and dealing before the 49ers were back on the clock Saturday, bringing a running back to San Francisco.
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Ratto Stories: New scientifically indefensible Goodell take
By nobody's surprise, Roger Goodell's message on marijuana is about as far off as you can go.
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49ers trade up, select QB C.J. Beathard in third round of 2017 NFL Draft
The 49ers seemed done for the day, but then continued making moves with a quarterback in the third round to join Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley.
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Lynch: Witherspoon fit 49ers' corner need with unique skills
John Lynch shows what he liked most about Colorado cornerback Will Witherspoon.
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49ers select CB Ahkello Witherspoon in third round of the 2017 NFL Draft
The 49ers added a new piece to their secondary early in the third round with a cornerback No. 66 overall out of Colorado. 
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Reuben Foster: Shoulder recovery on pace for training camp clearance
There have been concerns about Reuben Foster's shoulder. When the 49ers' new rookie met the media Friday, he put all those rumors to rest.
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Foster's hilarious story of hanging up on Saints for 49ers
Inside linebacker Reuben Foster was set to go to the Saints. And then, John Lynch called and everything changed.
Report: 49ers TE Vance McDonald available for trade
In December, Vance McDonald inked a five-year extension with the 49ers...
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First round complete: Re-ranking 49ers' top 2017 draft needs
The 49ers took a defensive lineman and a middle linebacker on Day 1 of the NFL Draft. So what positions will they target on Day 2...?
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49ers: Solomon Thomas capable of playing anywhere on D-line
The 49ers are keeping an open mind about using Solomon Thomas at nearly every spot along the defensive line in the team’s new 4-3 scheme...
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Shanahan: 49ers looking to add nucleus of players in rebuild
Kyle Shanahan examines the 49ers' moves in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
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49ers 'ecstatic' with first-day haul in the 2017 NFL Draft
John Lynch started his first draft as the 49ers' GM with the No. 2 pick. He left the first round with two big defensive prospects...
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What GM Lynch sees in 49ers' top picks Thomas, Foster
49ers GM John Lynch shows why he is so happy with the selections of Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster.
49ers GM John Lynch dissects draft day trade with Bears
The 49ers pulled off a huge trade with the Bears. John Lynch breaks down how it all happened.
Lynch: 49ers picked two of top three players on their board
GM John Lynch thanks those that made the 49ers' first two picks happen in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Matt & Mindi: 49ers boost defense, Lynch not afraid
The 49ers went in on defense in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach break it down.
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What we really learned from day one of the 2017 NFL Draft
The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books after hours of headache on Thursday. And there's three things we learned...
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49ers trade with Seahawks, select ILB Foster No. 31 in 2017 NFL Draft
The 49ers found their way back into the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and upgraded their defense with inside linebacker Reuben Foster.
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49ers' top pick Thomas 'can't wait' to play best friend McCaffrey in Week 1
Solomon Thomas and Christian McCaffrey became best friends as at Stanford. And in their first game as pros, the two will battle each other.
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Lynch makes former classmate first draft selection as 49ers' GM
Not only are 49ers GM John Lynch and Solomon Thomas former Stanford Cardinal stars, the two were even classmates at the prestigious school. 
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Solomon Thomas reacts to going No. 3 overall to 49ers
Former Stanford star Solomon Thomas went No. 3 overall to the 49ers and quickly hit the podium to answer questions.
Matt & Mindi: 49ers 'pulled off a coup' with Thomas, trade
Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach with instant reactions to the 49ers pick of Solomon Thomas a trade with the Bears.
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49ers select DE Solomon Thomas with No. 3 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft
The 49ers traded back one spot in the 2017 NFL Draft and went with Stanford star Solomon Thomas as a new building block to their defense. 
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49ers trade No. 2 pick to Bears for four total NFL Draft picks
The 49ers were on the clock with the No. 2 in the 2017 NFL Draft and decided to move one spot back with the Bears.
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Source: Six teams discuss possible trade for 49ers' No. 2 pick
The 49ers, coming off a 2-14 season, are in a position to trade out of the No. 2 pick because of their need at multiple positions...
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Maiocco's 2017 first round mock draft: Myles Garrett falls to 49ers
The NFL Draft is just hours away. And according to Matt Maiocco, Cleveland's organizational dysfunction could land the 49ers Myles Garrett.
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49ers safety Reid endorses LSU safety Adams: 'We'd have to battle it out'
Jamal Adams and Eric Reid both played at LSU. The two safeties recently got the chance to catch up with each other...
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Stanford star McCaffrey boosts NFL Draft stock with special teams skills
Some of the top prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft are those with versatility. And the biggest star of all is Stanford's Christian McCaffrey.
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Maiocco: 49ers want to move off No. 2, but would select...
On the eve of the 2017 NFL Draft, Matt Maiocco provides a rundown of what the 49ers could do.
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Reid: National anthem protest accomplished goal of awareness
While Eric Reid doesn't plan to continue the national anthem protest this upcoming season, he reflected back on the impact it made last year.
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Coming off Achilles injury, Bowman returns to 49ers practice at full speed
Among the notable observations from 49ers practice on Wednesday was NaVorro Bowman being a full participant in the workout.
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Brian Hoyer not living his life worried about 49ers possibly drafting a QB
49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer isn't concerned about things that he can't control...
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The Happy Hour: Will 49ers make shocking pick at No. 2?
Kelli, Greg and Ray discuss speculation that the 49ers might make a crazy pick with the No. 2 selection in Thursday's NFL Draft.
Tom Rathman to be inducted into 49ers Hall of Fame
Tom Rathman played for the 49ers from 1986 to ’93. He was a starter on two Super Bowl-winning teams and seven NFC West champions.
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49ers draft board consists of nearly 200 prospects
The NFL's seven-round draft will result in 253 players being selected...
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Lynch: There's interest in 49ers' No. 2 pick, 'it's coveted'
The 49ers will have the ability to go in many different directions when they are on the clock, and they are going to listen to any and all offers...
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Owners of No. 1 overall pick, Browns still searching for franchise QB
For nearly two decades, the Browns have been without a franchise quarterback. So could they use the No. 1 pick on a QB on Thursday?
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Report: 49ers strongly considering QB at No. 2
There is buzz around the league that the 49ers could take a QB with their first pick. That possibility gained steam Monday morning...
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Why Joe Montana wants to share his street with Dwight Clark
Joe Montana has been honored with his own street but it won't be complete to him until one change.
1-on-1 with Policy: How Candlestick should be remembered
Former 49ers executive expresses what an honor it is to be remembered at the new Candlestick Park and how his dreams became a reality.
1-on-1 with DeBartolo: 'Blown away' by street naming honor
Eddie DeBartolo Jr. will forever be remembered where his greatest teams used to play their games at Candlestick Park.
Montana requests sharing 'Montana Drive' with Clark
Joe Montana wants to be forever remembered with former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark.
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49ers release Coffee after reinstating RB off retired list
Running back Glen Coffee, who retired in 2010, was reinstated by the on Friday off the retired list and subsequently released by the 49ers.
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The 49ers Insider Podcast: San Francisco's approach to the draft
Mindi Bach moderates a discussion with former NFL scout John Middlekauff about the upcoming draft...
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Sponsored by Harbaugh, Kap named one of Top 100 most influential people
With the backing of his former head coach Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick has received one of the highest honors for influence on society.
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49ers to open 2017 season against Panthers, full schedule revealed
The 49ers have not lost their season opener since 2010. To start of the 2017 season, they will welcome Cam Newton and the Panthers.
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Cosell: Pittsburgh quarterback Peterman fits 49ers' scheme
The 49ers conducted a formal interview with Nathan Peterman at the NFL Scouting Combine, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area...
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Ratto Stories: Only way to make NFL schedule release worthy
The NFL is about to release the 2017 season schedule. They act like it should be a giant event, but think again.
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Browns zeroing in on No. 1 pick in 2017 NFL Draft
The Browns are in the driver's seat with the top pick in the NFL Draft. Will Cleveland go with offense or defense?
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2017 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers go D-lineman, quarterback with first two picks
The 49ers are on the clock with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Over at RotoWorld, the experts make San Francisco's selections.
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Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in prison cell
His death comes just days after the 27-year-old was acquitted in a second murder case...
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Seven potential targets for 49ers with No. 2 pick in NFL Draft
Are John Lynch and the 49ers going to trade down? If they don't, who are they most likely to select? Matt Maiocco explores the options...
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Report: Seahawks decline to match 49ers' offer sheet for Gilliam
Garry Gilliam, who started 29 games the past two seasons at right tackle for Seattle, is expected to compete with Trent Brown...
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49ers' play for O-line depth sign of weak draft class
New general manager John Lynch and the 49ers set out this offseason to increase depth along the offensive line. Why? 
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49ers sign Seahawks offensive tackle to one-year offer sheet
The 49ers have signed Seahawks offensive tackle Gary Gilliam to a one-year offer sheet. Seattle has five days to match the offer.
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49ers, Broncos to hold joint practices for third straight summer
For the third consecutive year, the 49ers and Broncos will practice against each other in preparation for the summer.
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Source: Fournette scheduled to visit 49ers
Leonard Fournette is expected to be a Top 5 pick in next week’s NFL Draft. The 49ers own the No. 2 overall selection...
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Suspect steals Jerry Rice-signed football, turns himself in
The ball went missing after it was purchased for $3,500 at the April 9 fundraiser to benefit Chinese orphans with special needs...
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Rape charges dismissed against former 49ers defensive lineman
It is unclear at this point whether the alleged victim received any kind of financial settlement...
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49ers Mailbag: Is roster better than a year ago?
From top to bottom, is the talent better already? What positions need the biggest upgrades? Matt Maiocco has the answers...
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Rod Carew's new heart, kidney came from late NFL player Konrad Reuland
Konrad Reuland attended middle school in Southern California with Carew's children, and he met Carew when he was 11...
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Report: Seahawks free agent offensive lineman visits 49ers
Another team can sign Garry Gilliam to an offer sheet and the Seahawks would have the right to match...
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Report: Raiders expected to trade for Lynch if new deal is reached
In order for Marshawn Lynch to play for the Silver and Black in 2017, he's going to need to accept a much lower price tag than $9 million...
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John Lynch addresses Tramaine Brock, Joe Mixon situations
Joe Mixon is from Oakley and attended Freedom High School. He was suspended for the 2014 season after punching a female Oklahoma student...
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49ers reassign Kaepernick's No. 7 jersey
From 2011 to 2016, Colin Kaepernick wore No. 7. Now, it belongs to one of the two quarterbacks currently on the 49ers' roster...
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The Happy Hour: NFL's Lying Season reaching its apex
We're two weeks away from the 2017 NFL Draft and the speculation and rumors are running rampant. On the latest episode of The Happy Hour, Kelli, Papa and Ratto dissect the NFL's Lying Season.
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Transcript: 49ers GM John Lynch opens up 15 days before 2017 NFL Draft
The NFL Draft is just over two weeks away. On Wednesday, 49ers GM John Lynch fielded multiple questions regarding the event...
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Lynch: 49ers remain high on RB Hyde
Running back Carlos Hyde has had a hard time staying on the field the past two seasons. But, the new 49ers' regime still believes in Hyde.
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Lynch: 49ers are 'open for business' to discuss trade of No. 2 pick
While the 49ers are meeting with prospects, GM John Lynch confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area that he's open to dealing the No. 2 pick.
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Lynch: Browns' debate at No. 1 with Garrett, Trubisky makes sense
With the focus of the NFL on the draft, 49ers GM John Lynch has the task of separating information from misinformation...
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Shanahan: 49ers made right decision to release Brock
Less than four hours after news of Tramaine Brock's arrest leaked out, the 49ers announced the cornerback was no longer employed...
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Report: 49ers scheduled to visit with Alabama DL Allen
Jonathan Allen was voted as the winner of the Chuck Bednarik and Bronco Nagurski awards as the nation’s top defensive player...
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Shanahan meeting with draft's top QB prospects: 'Every guy’s different'
On Monday, Kyle Shanahan revealed that he met with North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky last week...
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Robert Saleh outlines 49ers' defensive blueprint
Robert Saleh, speaking publicly for the first time since joining the 49ers, described the demeanor he wants from his players...
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Ex-teammates: Kaepernick should not be unemployed
The 49ers opened their offseason program on Monday, and two of his former teammates can't understand why the QB doesn't have a job...
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Hungry Bowman ready to have fun in 49ers' new defense
New defensive coordinator Robert Saleh and his coaches have already told NaVorro Bowman that they will tailor the defense toward him...
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49ers announce 2017 preseason opponents
The 49ers will travel to the Central Time Zone for two of their four exhibition games in 2017, and host two AFC West squads...
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Tramaine Brock's release leaves 49ers with no obvious answers
As the 49ers get set to open their offseason program, Tramaine Brock’s void on the preliminary depth chart stands as the team’s biggest hole...
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49ers RB Hightower trades in Gore's old number for new jersey
Tim Hightower disagreed with the new equipment staff’s decision to outfit him with No. 21...
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Former 49ers CB Brock leaves Santa Clara County Jail
Former 49ers corner Tramaine Brock leaves jail after a domestic violence incident.
49ers release CB Brock after arrest for domestic incident
Tramaine Brock, who has played for the 49ers since 2010 and started all 16 games last season, is no longer with the team...
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Marshawn's mom: 'Town is buzzing' over Lynch possibly joining Raiders
While Delisa Lynch didn’t spill any beans, she said there’s an excitement in Oakland about Marshawn potentially playing for her favorite team...
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49ers sign free agent linebacker to one-year deal
The 26-year old originally signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in May 2013...
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Seahawks GM confirms trade talks for Sherman: 'He knows what's going on'
The Seahawks could look much different next season as the team may send corner back Richard Sherman packing to a new team...
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Report: 49ers have visit scheduled with Alabama O-lineman
Alabama's Cam Robinson, a two-time All-SEC first-team selection at left tackle, is a projected first-round pick...
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Source: 49ers visit with Florida State running back
At the NFL Scouting Combine, Dalvin Cook measured 5 foot 10 3/8, 210 pounds. His official time in the 40-yard dash was 4.49 seconds...
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Ohio State cornerback Lattimore pays 49ers pre-draft visit
Limited by hamstring injuries in his first two years out of high school, Marshon Lattimore did not have a significant role until last season...
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49ers visit with San Diego State guard
Nico Siragusa was selected as a first-team USA Today All-American. He was chosen as a third-team AP All-American...
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49ers announce 2017 offseason schedule
With a new head coach, the 49ers could have started workouts on April 4, but Kyle Shanahan opted to push everything back a week...
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Lions sign former 49ers linebacker
Nick Bellore, who had not started a game in his first five NFL seasons, started 10 games last season...
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49ers 2017 pre-draft depth chart
John Lynch and the 49ers believe they have a starter for every position, but in some case, they are not certain where all the pieces fit...
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