Brown fine after turning-point injury

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Brown fine after turning-point injury

SANTA CLARA -- In a game that featured many possible turning points, the 49ers on Sunday saw what could've been an interception turn into a play in which one of their starting cornerbacks was sidelined.Cornerback Tarell Brown, in coverage against New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks, had his sights set on an interception near midfield with one minute remaining in the third quarter.Safety Dashon Goldson also had his eyes on the ball. But Neither Brown nor Goldson saw each other. Their upper-bodies collided, with the force bending Brown backward.Instead of an interception, the pass fell incomplete. Brown was down on the turf for nearly five minutes before requiring assistance off the field.The 49ers announced at the time that Brown's return was questionable with head and thigh injuries. Brown said he felt tingling in his feet. He did not return to the game."I wasn't diagnosed with a concussion," Brown said. "The trainers just felt it was in my best interest to stay out. That's their job."I didn't feel like I was knocked out. It shocked me. It definitely shocked me for a second, just because I didn't see Dashon coming down. I didn't get an opportunity to brace myself. Once I got the feeling back in my feet, I was cool."On Monday, Brown said his body was sore but he was experiencing no headache.With Brown out of the lineup, third cornerback Chris Culliver took over duties at right cornerback. The trickle down was that Tramaine Brock played in the 49ers' nickel package. Brock was in coverage on Manning's 17-yard touchdown to Mario Manningham, a fourth-quarter play that came on a third-and-15 situation.Either Brown or Goldson could've easily recorded the interception. Instead, it was another opportunity that got away in the team's 20-17 overtime loss in the NFC Championship Game.
"As a defense, we thrive on turnovers, and we definitely needed that," Brown said. "I think that could've been a turning point in the game."Brown said he tried to convince the 49ers' medical staff on the sideline that he was all right to return to action."The toughest thing is I feel I couldn't be there for my teammates," Brown said. "As much work as we put in, this whole team, I just feel like I could've been there to fight with my teammates. So I feel I let the team down a little bit on that end."

49ers freeze ticket prices for 2017, 2018 seasons

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49ers freeze ticket prices for 2017, 2018 seasons

The 49ers on Tuesday informed season ticket holders that ticket prices will not increase for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. 

"We are announcing that 49ers season ticket pricing will be frozen through the 2018 season," the team wrote in an email to its season ticket holder. "Invoices for your 2017 season tickets will be made available to view and pay online in the coming weeks, including the option to enroll in a multi-month payment plan."

"Thank you for your valued and continued support as a 49ers Season Ticket Member. We look forward to serving you this season!"

The 49ers will enter the 2017 season with a new general manager and head coach after firing both Trent Baalke and Chip Kelly following their 2-14 2016 season.

McDonough, Paton scheduled for second interviews for 49ers' GM job

McDonough, Paton scheduled for second interviews for 49ers' GM job

Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough and Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton are scheduled for second interviews for the 49ers’ general manager position, a league source confirmed to CSNBayArea.com.

The Atlanta Falcons have provided 49ers executives Jed York and Paraag Marathe time to meet with presumptive head coach Kyle Shanahan from Friday afternoon through all day Saturday. The Falcons are scheduled to travel on Sunday to Houston, site of Super Bowl 51. The interviews with McDonough and Paton are expected to be held on Saturday in Atlanta.

Shanahan, the Falcons’ offensive coordinator, is not allowed to be officially hired as 49ers coach until after the Falcons play in Super Bowl 51 against the New England Patriots. But Shanahan is expected to take part in the process Saturday in which the 49ers will arrive at a decision on their next general manager.

The 49ers announced the firings of coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke shortly after the team’s 2-14 season, which included a franchise-worst 13-game losing streak.

Paton originally interviewed with the 49ers on Jan. 6. He met with York and Marathe in Atlanta on the same day Shanahan took part in his first interview with the club. McDonough interviewed with the 49ers on Jan. 13 in Santa Clara.