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Moss: Nothing ventured, nothing gained for 49ers

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Moss: Nothing ventured, nothing gained for 49ers

Take that horrified look off your face. Jim Harbaugh did not just sneeze on your oatmeal. It could end up tasting like that, but its a little early to complain to the kitchen.If, as reported, Randy Moss is coming to Santa Clara for a Monday tryout, the teams delicate camaraderie is not by definition destroyed. It could be, but a cough is not tuberculosis. Sometimes its just a cough.
The 49ers need a wide receiver the way a dog needs a walk, and Moss is apparently still full of skill, so the immediate fit is clear. If he can play, he may well get an invitation to camp. Talent will always win out in Happier Valley, after all.But if he is a disruption, as he can occasionally be, the template for handling it is clear New England. The Patriots signed him, didnt like the vibe, and released him within a month. Bill Belichick did not hesitate to make the change, rather than wait until a small problem became a big one.If that is Harbaughs position as well, then nothing has been lost in the venture for gain. It is only in keeping a disruptive Moss that the mistake is made, and just as there is no guarantee that Moss will be a model contributor, there is no guarantee that Moss wont be one, either.In short, a tryout is nothing. A tryout is window shopping. If he signs, you can start to worry, whether its warranted or not. We cant control your sense of history. But you know the old saying worry when its time to worry. Or worry not at all.In other words, its March. Go back to bed.

49ers making a quarterback change for preseason game vs Broncos

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49ers making a quarterback change for preseason game vs Broncos

C.J. Beathard will be the No. 2 quarterback against the Broncos on Saturday night, Kyle Shanahan announced on Thursday.

In the team's first exhibition game in Kansas City, Matt Barkley was the No. 2 QB behind Brian Hoyer.

Barkley completed 10 of 17 passes for 168 yards against the Chiefs.

Beathard went 7 for 11 with 101 yards and two touchdowns.

The 49ers traded up in the 2017 draft and selected Beathard in the third round (104th overall).

49ers bring linebacker Skov back into the mix

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49ers bring linebacker Skov back into the mix

The 49ers signed LB Shayne Skov to a one-year deal, the team announced on Thursday.

Skov (6-3, 247) rejoins the 49ers after spending the previous three years (2014-16) with the team. In his career, he has appeared in 24 games and registered two tackles and 12 tackles on special teams. He was waived by the team on May 2, 2017.

A 27-year-old native of San Francisco, CA, Skov attended Stanford University, where he registered 355 tackles, 40.5 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles and 13 passes defensed for the Cardinal. He was named a First-Team All-Pac-12 and Second-Team All-American selection in 2013.

Skov will wear number 46.