49 tweets: Predicting WR stats

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49 tweets: Predicting WR stats

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Thanks to my friends on Twitter for supplying the questions Wednesday morning for 49 Tweets . . . 1. RT @TechknowCEO the best thing about the niners this year is there aren't a lot of questions. > Oh, yeah? Sit back and read . . . 2. RT @poolenium Do you see any chance Ginn doesn't make the final 53?> I can't see the 49ers leaving the return game in unproven hands. Ginn is proven.3. RT @NFLDraftPost How many WR do you think will be on the roster come september? cheers from iceland :) > Six, with four active on game days.4. RT @angelakalalo at what week does randy moss quit on the team? > All is positive now. But, yes, everybody will be tested when adversity hits.5. RT @joemets63 who do you think the Giants should pick up at trade deadline? > Hey, that's baseball! Giants don't have anything to give up, do they?
6. RT @Matteooo49 will play clock be an issue for 49ers offense again or they moving more urgently from huddle? > A lot of times, they want late snap to read defense as long as possible.
7. RT @D1BADZ How many current 49ers RBs do you expect to remain on the team? > Six with Rock Cartwright being used exclusively on special teams.8. RT @BrandnIrwin How many backs with the 49ers carry and who will they be? > Gore, Miller, Hunter, James, Jacobs, Cartwright.9. RT @mrdearden How prominent a role will LMJ play in the offense this year? > They have to find a way to get the ball in his hands. How much? TBA.10. RT @MattHealey which of the RBs is the most vulnerable? > Anthony Dixon was the seldom-used No. 3 last year, so that tells you right there.11. RT @realbigsexxxy how does Brandon Jacobs fit into the Niners plans along with Kendall Hunter and James? > As short-yardagegoal-line option.12. RT @hps1947 what player will get the most carries after Gore? > I still think Kendall Hunter is their second best all-around RB.13. RT @paulkapellas How would you project the RB depth chart? > I think it will change from week-to-week, depending on opponent and game plan.14. RT @cbush927 More likely to be cut. Brandon Jacobs or Kyle Williams. Are both locks now? > Neither is a lock. There's no tomorrow for Jacobs.15. RT @hollowayskip Bigger risk of losing a spot Kyle Williams or Anthony Dixon? > Dixon.16. RT @SigmundBloom how long is leash on alex smith? > Pretty long unless one of the others closes the gap. He's very clearly the No. 1 right now.17. RT @abchaos does any 9er backup qb Hv any chance to start over Alex this season > At the beginning of the season? Barring injury? No.18. RT @torrey37 Who is backup swing Tackle if Boone goes down (assuming he is back up T now)? > At this point, 2011 draft pick Mike Person.19. RT @Tomcantdoit Matt which rookie offensive lineman do you see having a stellar year? > I don't see a rookie offensive lineman getting on the field.20. RT How does Alex Boone look at RG? > His play in non-contact offseason program was fine. His first practice of camp is Friday. Pads go on Sunday.21. RT @aliman92 What's the update on the RG competition? > Not sure there will be a competition. It's Alex Boone's spot right now.22. RT @Mjw2884 with Ginn coming into camp in good shape do you think 49ers could feature more 4 receiver sets? > No. Vernon Davis and a RB will always be on field.23. RT @torrey37 Who is your surprise cut? > I can't tell you that because then it wouldn't be a surprise.24. RT @Laker_Los What are the chances of Dashon Goldson reporting this week? > I place it as less than 50 percent.25. RT @thirddarchie chances Dashon signs? > 100 percent. The only question is when he'll put pen to paper.26. RT @9nerz so when do u think D. Goldson will sign? > This is just a guess. Nobody has told me or the 49ers anything. I think he misses two exhibition games.27. RT @abchaos do u think Niners will pass early to set up run. Will there be more of a down field approach with all the spd? > I don't see philosophy changing.28. RT @marlnHrnndez_24 new firepower on offense, won't that affect the way the defense handles their business if the O is scoring more? > It would give them more wiggle room.29. RT @swenaven_james predict score of week 1 game at GB?> So soon? Right now, I'd go with 27-17, home team.30. RT @jaynovel chances @RealNaPalm makes the final roster? > Undrafted free agent is a long shot, but has strong chance to stick on practice squad.31. RT @breddog7 Who has bigger role this year: La Michael James or AJ Jenkins? > James. I can't see how Jenkins cracks into top-3 WRs32. RT @terrywoo Jenkins sounds like a disaster of a pick. > Really? You haven't even seen him yet. Maybe in two years you can make that judgment.33. RT @rkg115 does aj jenkins remind you of kentwan balmer in demeanor? > Not at all. I think Jenkins' attitude is reason he'll probably be pretty good.34. RT @StraightG408 Chances Owusu can clear waivers and make practice squad? > Of course. He went undrafted. Most teams didn't have him on their boards.35. RT @ThatsWutDsaid Is there really a battle between Tarrell Brown & Chris Culliver 4 starting CB spot? > If Culliver is better in camp, he can take spot. But Brown's pretty solid.36. RT @nutwaffle Aldon's status? > He should be ready to report on Thursday and begin practice.37. RT @jason1566 What are the 49ers doing to help Aldon Smith? > I'm sure they've spoken to him about off-the-field stuff. On field, he'll have Justin Smith lining up next to him.38. RT @chriscream How many series can we expect to see from the revamp offense in first two preseason game? > Depending on the length of the drives, probably 8 to 10.39. RT @foundationvip Any update on prospects Ian Williams & Demarcus Dobbs? > They report Thursday. Dobbs looks good. Williams has work to win job.40. RT @uprise49 any chance all four QBs will make roster or will there be cuts? > No, but Scott Tolzien does have practice-squad eligibility.41. RT @912mal which player(s) do u see making best leap in production from last season? > Tarell Brown, Mike Iupati and Anthony Davis.42. RT @GWSigg If Niners keep 6 WRs, which other position group will see the hit? > D-line, safety and one fewer ILB.43. RT @Michael21076752 What do you make of the 4:1 chances Vegas oddsmakers are giving 49ers to win super bowl? > They were my pick a while back.44. RT @SAMFINAU Is it possible 49ers had fluke season with Alex or am I thinking that cause I'm a Seahawks fan? > Five interceptions? Probably a fluke. But there are other areas in which they can improve.45. RT @markegan Harbaugh used motion at the line as a wrinkle last year. What will be this year's wrinkle? > Functional offense on third downs and in red zone.46. RT @adamring Who will lead niners in receptions this year? > Same guy as last season: Michael Crabtree. With Vernon Davis right there, too.47. RT @jtmoney67 can Crabtree catch 100 this year? > It's still going to be a run-based offense, so I wouldn't expect a number that high.48. RT @joshua_herndon What's your prediction for the WR stats? > Crabtree 81-957-7; Moss 51-618-7; Manningham 44-526-4.49. RT @jj49ersrule when is the first episode of 49ers central? > I don't know, but we have 49ers programming on CSN Bay Area every night, including Chronicle Live on Wednesday (5 p.m.).

Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris

Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris

PHOENIX – Free-agent running back DuJuan Harris will re-sign with the 49ers, his agent said.

Harris, 28, appeared in 10 games for the 49ers last season with one start. He rushed for 138 yards on 38 attempts. He also caught eight passes for 115 yards.

Harris has also seen time with Jacksonville, Green Bay and Seattle in his four-year NFL career.

The 49ers did not tender Harris as a restricted free agent, but agent Andy Simms revealed his client will re-sign with the 49ers via Twitter. Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and defensive lineman Chris Jones are the only other free agents the 49ers have re-signed.

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017

PHOENIX – Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will continue to be Washington’s quarterback for the 2017 season, according to team president Bruce Allen.

“That’s why we franchised him, yes,” Allen said during an interview with CSN Mid-Atlantic at the NFL owners meetings.

Cousins and Washington did not reach agreement on a multi-year contract extension before the start of the free-agent signing period. Washington tagged Cousins as the organization’s exclusive franchise player, taking him off the free-agent market for any interested clubs, such as the 49ers.

Cousins is set to earn $23.94 million in 2017, unless the sides agree to a new deal before the July 15 deadline. The price for Cousins to be franchised again in 2018 would be $34.47 million.

"We’ve had a lot of dialogue," Allen said. "He signed his tender. Obviously, we have an option for the ’18 season. Our goal from the beginning has been long term. I'm still hopeful and confident we'll do it."

The 49ers with new coach Kyle Shanahan are expected to be interested in Cousins, but there have no trade talks with any teams, Allen said. Shanahan was Washington's offensive coordinator under his father, then-head coach Mike Shanahan, for Cousins' first two NFL seasons.

"I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."