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John Lynch attends Mahomes' pro day

John Lynch attends Mahomes' pro day

The John Lynch quarterback tour continued on Friday.

Lynch, the 49ers’ general manager, was among those attending Texas Tech’s pro day. Patrick Mahomes, considered one of the top five quarterbacks in the upcoming draft, will be among those working out.

Lynch has previously attended pro days for North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer. Lynch also paced Clemson’s Deshaun Watson through a semi-private workout.

Lynch did not attend the pro day of Cal quarterback Davis Webb last week, but he should have an opportunity to get more personal time with him in the Bay Area before the draft.

“I feel very fortunate that we’ve got a coach who I think has a very clear mindset on what he wants out of that position,” Lynch said this week at the NFL owners meetings.

“I have my own thoughts and we are kind of melding that process and we’re taking input from a lot of people. I think it’s been very healthy. That’s a position that you obviously pay close attention to because we all know how important it is to success.”

Mahomes might be the most physically gifted of the quarterbacks in the draft. He completed 65.7 percent of his passes in the Texas Tech spread offense for 5,052 yards with 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a junior in 2016 before declaring for the draft.

Lynch on Thursday attended the pro day of Texas A&M, where presumptive top overall pick Myles Garrett ran the 40-yard dash. The 49ers also have a visit scheduled with Garrett, a pass-rusher whom the Cleveland Browns are expected to select with the No. 1 overall pick.

The 49ers pick at No. 2. The club also owns the second selection of the second round, at No. 34 overall.

Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before anthem, stand arm-in-arm during it

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Jerry Jones, Cowboys kneel before anthem, stand arm-in-arm during it

The Dallas Cowboys made a show of unity before their game against the Arizona Cardinals, but it wasn't during the national anthem.

The Dallas players all kneeled with owner Jerry Jones and his family before a giant American flag was unfurled, drawing some boos from the Cardinals fans. They rose arm-in-arm just before the singing of the anthem.

Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and it was unclear if his team would protest during the anthem, as teams across the NFL did Sunday. The Cowboys kneeled near the 50-yard line.

The Cardinals gathered on the goal line as a team, some of them locking arms, during the anthem. Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell and his family and general manager Steve Keim joined them.

49ers place Tank Carradine on injured reserve

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49ers place Tank Carradine on injured reserve

The 49ers signed LB Mark Nzeocha from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad to a one-year deal, the team announced.

In order to make room on the roster, the team has placed DL Tank Carradine on the Injured Reserve List.

Nzeocha (6-3, 240) was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Over the past two seasons (2015-16), he appeared in eight games and registered four tackles. He was waived by the Cowboys on September 3, 2017 and signed to the team’s practice squad on September 5.

A 27-year-old native of Ansbach, Bavaria in Germany, Nzeocha attended the University of Wyoming. He appeared in 39 games (26 starts) and finished his career with 207 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Nzeocha will wear number 46.

Carradine (6-4, 270) appeared in each of the team’s first three games this season (two starts), where he registered seven tackles and one sack.

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