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Lynch: Browns' debate at No. 1 with Garrett, Trubisky makes sense

Lynch: Browns' debate at No. 1 with Garrett, Trubisky makes sense

SANTA CLARA – The latest pre-draft buzz is the Cleveland Browns are considering North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 1 overall pick.

With the NFL draft looming two weeks away, 49ers general manager John Lynch said the debate of Trubisky for Texas A&M pass-rusher Myles Garrett, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, makes sense to him. But he also realizes it’s that time of the year when it it difficult to separate information from misinformation.

“We’ve worked Mitch out and there’s a lot to like about him,” Lynch said on Wednesday at the team’s practice facility. “I also know it’s that time of the year.

“A lot can happen in those days. I know it’s fluid for us -- the process. And I’m sure it’s fluid for them and everyone else.”

Lynch has watched each of the consensus top-five quarterback prospects in person. On Tuesday, Lynch said the 49ers worked out Cal quarterback Davis Webb on the team’s practice field. Cal receiver Chad Hanson took part in the workout.

“We had a nice workout with him,” Lynch said.

Lynch attended the pro days of Trubisky, Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes. He also traveled for workouts of Trubisky and Watson.

“We’ve looked at it from every angle, and from the beginning, I thought that maybe the perception that this isn’t areal strong quarterback class, I think that’s in the eyes of the beholder,” Lynch said. “We have our own feelings. There’s a lot that we like.

“We’ve put in the work. I do think that’s a position where seeing it live and in person is helpful for me. (Coach) Kyle (Shanahan) feels the same way.”

The 49ers own the No. 2 overall pick. Lynch said the team has enough information on Garrett and will not bring him in for one of the team's 30 pre-draft visits.

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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