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The 49ers Insider Podcast: Jed York on Raiders to Vegas, more
49ers CEO Jed York joins Matt Maiocco to discuss the Raiders' move to Las Vegas and much more.
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Agent: 49ers to re-sign running back DuJuan Harris
DuJuan Harris' agent confirmed on Twitter the 49ers are bringing back the 28-year-old RB who played in 10 games last season...
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Raiders to Vegas: So much disingenuous, silly or just plain idiotic rhetoric
Let’s do a random tour on everything that was said Monday, so that we can see that nobody cornered the market...
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Hue Jackson: Browns 'not in the mood' to sign Kaepernick
PHOENIX – Cleveland coach Hue Jackson, whose team reportedly had some level of interest in Colin Kaepernick a year ago, has not seriously considered adding the free-agent quarterback to his weak quarterback...
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Bruce Allen: Kirk Cousins will play for Washington in 2017
Kirk Cousins is set to earn $23.94 million next season, unless the sides agree to a new deal before the July 15 deadline...
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49ers keep all options open with No. 2 overall pick
After Myles Garrett, there appears to be no consensus second-best prospect in the draft. So the 49ers must be open to almost anything...
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49ers visit with free-agent defensive end
The 49ers continued to look for ways to upgrade their defense recently, as the team met with a former Bucs defensive end...
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Former 49ers OL/DE Clay Matthews Sr dies at 88 years old
The head of the prestigious Matthews football family, Clay Sr., died Thursday night at the age of 88 years old.
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Shaun Draughn
After signing with Giants, Draughn pens long thank you to 49ers
The 49ers gave Shaun Draughn his first NFL start and the new Giants running back will be eternally grateful...
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Report: 49ers free agent ILB signing with rival Seahawks
The 49ers will see linebacker Michael Wilhoite in 2017, but it will reportedly be when playing against a division foe...
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NFL owners mull cutting regular-season OT to 10 minutes
NFL owners will mull over multiple proposals next week, including shortening the time of overtime, reducing it by five minutes.
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Kyle Shanahan attends Stanford pro day, while John Lynch scouts QBs
Kyle Shanahan is staying close to home right now while other 49ers staffers are out on the road looking at young quarterbacks...
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Report: Former 49ers defensive tackle signs with Packers
The eight-year pro played the first four seasons of his career with San Francisco...
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Jets sign former 49ers wide receiver
In the 49ers Week 14 loss to the Jets last season, the 2013 fourth-round pick caught four passes for 31 yards...
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Report: 49ers UFA linebacker to visit Seahawks
49ers unrestricted free agent linebacker Gerald Hodges is reportedly scheduled to meet with an NFC West team on Wednesday.
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Donald Trump, Jim Harbaugh address Kaepernick's free agent status
During a rally on Monday, Donald Trump made remarks about Colin Kaepernick. On Tuesday morning, Jim Harbaugh weighed in...
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49ers begin QB visit tour at Trubisky's pro day
John Lynch, Adam Peters, Martin Mayhew and 49ers quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello were in North Carolina on Tuesday...
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49ers free agent running back agrees to deal with Giants
Shaun Draughn becomes the first 49ers player who ended the season and was not released, to find a new home...
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Almost required that politics be part of the daily sports menu
Fewer and fewer sporting figures, from owners on down the organizational chart, are reluctant to air their politics in public.
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49ers family pledges support for Dwight Clark in battle with ALS
Dwight Clark, who turned 60 in January, played nine season for the 49ers from 1979 to ’87. The 49ers retired his jersey No. 87 in 1988...
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49ers legend Dwight Clark announces ALS diagnosis
Dwight Clark, best remembered for "The Catch," announced on Twitter Sunday he is battling ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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49ers free-agent WR visits Jets
After spending his first four seasons with the 49ers, wide receiver Quinton Patton could be on the move in free agency...
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Former Patriots, Broncos linebacker signs three-year deal with 49ers
The 49ers continue their roster overhaul -- this time bringing over an outside linebacker formerly with the Mile High city...
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Harbaugh: What York, Baalke know 'could not blow up a small balloon'
In a recent interview, Jim Harbaugh did not mince words directed toward his former bosses with the Red and Gold...
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What they're saying: Happy Saint Patrick's Day
The Giants, A's, Warriors, 49ers and Hunter Pence all took to social media on Friday...
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John Lynch responds to criticism over Juszczyk's record contract
The 49ers gave Kyle Juszczyk a hefty deal, and 49ers GM John Lynch is proud they landed the versatile fullback...
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Giants sign former 49ers quarterback to two-year deal
The 30-year old quarterback never appeared in a regular season game for San Francisco...
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Reports: Raiders strongly considering acquiring Marshawn Lynch
The Seahawks still have Marshawn Lynch’s rights, so reciprocal interest alone won't make this happen. But the wheels are in motion...
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Mock Draft: 49ers select CB with second overall pick
The 49ers hold the second overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, and the experts at Rotoworld.com have an idea about how they'll use it...
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49ers agree to terms with DT Chris Jones on one-year deal
The 49ers bolstered their defensive line on Thursday, bringing back Chris Jones, who started the final six games last season.
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With Zuttah joining 49ers, Kilgore could compete at guard
Immediately after the 49ers traded for Pro Bowl center Jeremy Zuttah, Insider Matt Maiocco breaks down what it means for the team.
Report: 49ers free agent linebacker to visit Seahawks
He started all 28 games he appeared in over the 2014 and 2015 seasons, and played in all 16 games last season...
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49ers trade for Ravens center, swap sixth-round draft picks
The 49ers added to their offensive line Wednesday by completing a trade with the Baltimore Ravens for center Jeremy Zuttah...
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49ers Mailbag: Who joins QBs Hoyer and Barkley, and when?
The 49ers went out and signed two quarterbacks so far in free agency. So, who's next in the competition? 
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Scot McCloughan, Aldon Smith put themselves in bad positions
Legal analyst Steve Moskowitz joins Kelli Johnson to break down the legal situations of Scot McCloughan and Aldon Smith.
Perhaps the 49ers are not Baalke vs Lynch, but Old Jed vs New Jed
John Lynch has been granted permission to operate with fury and purpose in ways that Trent Baalke either could not or would not...
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Lynch outpaces five years of Baalke's early 49ers free-agent signings
49ers general manager John Lynch advised 49ers fans to "stay awake" for the opening of free agency, and he made good on his promise...
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Former Packers RB Eddie Lacy agrees to deal with Seahawks
Eddie Lacy was named Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 after rushing for 1178 yards and 11 touchdowns.
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Kirk Cousins: I did not demand a trade to the 49ers
Does Kirk Cousins want to be in Washington long-term? How have the negotiations gone with owner Dan Snyder?
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Report: 49ers host lineman who missed 2016 season due to injury
In 2015, he started seven games at left guard, eight at right tackle and one at left tackle for Tennessee...
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So many possibilities for how 49ers plan to use Juszczyk
Kyle Juszczyk, who signed a reported four-year, $21 million contract, is a versatile player who wears a lot more hats than the stereotypical fullback.
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Lions sign former 49ers wide receiver
Lightly-used 49ers wide receiver Keshawn Martin has a contract with the Detroit Lions, the team announced Saturday.
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After addressing offense and defense, 49ers turn attention to special teams
After bolstering the offense and defense, John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan signed two players that could contribute on special teams.
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49ers sign former Texans DB to a two-year deal
The 49ers continue their off-season haul, this time adding a new member to their secondary...
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Malcolm Smith: From rival to wearing the Red and Gold
Malcolm Smith once broke the 49ers' hearts. Now, he hopes to get them back on their feet.
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The 49ers Insider Podcast: Brian Hoyer and Malcolm Smith
Newcomers Brian Hoyer (quarterback) and Malcolm Smith (linebacker) join Matt Maiocco on The 49ers Insider Podcast to discuss their decision to sign with the team under head coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John...
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49ers sign former Seahawks linebacker
The 49ers' new roster under Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch continued to take shape on Friday with an NFC West linebacker signing on.
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1-on-1 with Brian Hoyer: Reuniting with Kyle Shanahan
Matt Maiocco speaks with veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer after signing on with the 49ers' new regime.
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Shanahan not sure if 49ers will add QB via free agency or draft
The 49ers are not done making moves as it pertains to the quarterback position -- one way or another, new faces will be added to the fold...
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Reports: Terrelle Pryor agrees to deal with Washington
Terrelle Pryor, who played quarterback for the Raiders from 2011 to 2013, made the transition to receiver. He was rewarded on Friday...
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Report: Kirk Cousins won't negotiate long-term deal with Bruce Allen
As long as Bruce Allen is Washington's team president, Kirk Cousins reportedly won't discuss a multi-year extension...
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Saints sign former 49ers wide receiver/punt returner
Ted Ginn played a huge role in securing a win in Jim Harbaugh's regular season debut as the 49ers' head coach...
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Report: Kirk Cousins says 'I'm going to be a 49er' eventually
Kirk Cousins will earn around $24 million next season, and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2018...
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49ers focus on improving offensive skill positions
Mat Maiocco takes a look at the players who saw action for the 49ers last season, and how things look after the first day of free agency...
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49ers sign QB Matt Barkley to two-year deal
The 49ers added to their depth chart by brining in quarterback Matt Barkley, who was with Brian Hoyer in Chicago last season. 
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Source: 49ers agree to terms with former Falcons WR
The 49ers on Thursday continued to re-shape their depth chart at wide receiver with a familiar face to Kyle Shanahan...
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Is Kirk Cousins destined to one day be the 49ers' QB?
While it looks like it won't be this year, Kirk Cousins could easily be the 49ers' quarterback eventually.
Aldon the human is worth salvation; Aldon the football player is not
At this point, the only assumption that seems safe to make is that football is not the cure for what ails Aldon Smith...
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Washington fires former 49ers GM McCloughan after two seasons
After two winning seasons in Washington, former 49ers GM Scot McCloughan is without a job at the start of the NFL's free agency period...
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49ers announce agreements with seven players, including new kicker
On the first day of free agency, the 49ers announced coming to terms with seven new additions including Phil Dawson's replacement. 
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Browns claim former 49ers lineman off waivers
Marcus Martin, a third-round pick of the 49ers in the 2014 draft, started all 22 games in which he appeared in his first two seasons...
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Ian Williams takes shot at former 49ers front office
Nose tackle Ian Williams has spent his entire five-year NFL career with the 49ers, but it's unclear what his future holds. The 27-year-old missed all of last season as he rehabbed from ankle surgery and...
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49ers 2017 free-agent tracker
The new league began at 1 p.m. on Thursday, at which point the signings could become official. Here is a minute-by-minute update...
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49ers look to free agency to replace Phil Dawson
Phil Dawson is looking to play for a team located closer to his home in Texas, according to a source close to the kicker...
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Recently released 49ers safety agrees to three-year deal with Cardinals
The Cardinals are holding an introductory press conference for the 32-year old on Thursday afternoon...
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Joe Staley takes to social media to recruit free agents to 49ers
Joe Staley wants prospective free agents to know that the 49ers are a team on the rise...
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Source: 49ers to sign tight end Logan Paulsen
As promised by new GM John Lynch, the 49ers are coming out of the free agency gate active. Add a tight end to their growing list of newcomers...
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49ers use free agency to find five players for key roles
New coach Kyle Shanahan is looking to re-tool the 49ers offense. His first influx of expected new faces achieves just that.
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Report: Cousins appeals to Washington owner for trade
The 49ers agreed to terms with Brian Hoyer on Thursday, but it's still unclear who their starting quarterback will be next season...
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Reports: Torrey Smith heading to Eagles
It did not take long for recently waived wide receiver Torrey Smith to find a new home...
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Ratto Stories: Is Hoyer 49ers' Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now?
Ray Ratto wraps his mind around the 49ers bringing in quarterback Brian Hoyer.
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Source: 49ers have engaged in contract talks with Raiders LB
After reaching deals with four offensive players, the 49ers have turned to the defensive side of the ball to shore up their linebackers...
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Washington re-signs former 49ers TE Vernon Davis to three-year deal
While some thought former 49ers TE Vernon Davis' NFL career was coming to an end, his new contract says otherwise...
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Ray & Mindi: 49ers not done at QB after Hoyer deal
After the 49ers agreed to terms with the first quarterback on their roster, Ray Ratto & Mindi Bach analyze where the team stands.
Maiocco: 49ers add on O -- Hoyer, Garcon, Goodwin, Juszczyk
The 49ers reportedly struck deals with four new players on Wednesday. Insider Matt Maiocco details how each will fit in on Kyle Shanahan's team...
Report: WR Goodwin agrees to terms on deal with 49ers
Marquise Goodwin caught a career-high 29 passes for 431 yards and three touchdowns last season with the Buffalo Bills...
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Report: 49ers reach agreement with Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer and Kyle Shanahan worked together in Cleveland in 2014. The two are reportedly reuniting in the Bay Area...
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49ers waive former third-round pick
Marcus Martin becomes the third 49ers veteran player the club has released this week, joining wide receiver Torrey Smith and safety Antoine Bethea...
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Report: 49ers, FB Juszczyk agree to four-year deal
The 49ers would likely view Kyle Juszczyk as a Delanie Walker-type who can line and be deployed as a blocker at multiple positions...
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Report: Jets also interested in 49ers' target Hoyer
In 2014, Brian Hoyer started a career-high 13 games with the Cleveland Browns with new 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan as the offensive coordinator...
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Report: 49ers set sights on free-agent WR Garçon
Pierre Garçon played for Kyle Shanahan in Washington for three seasons. In 2013, he caught 113 passes for 1,346 yards...
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Torrey Smith: 'It wasn't a fun two years' with 49ers
The 49ers recently released Torrey Smith. On Tuesday night, he opened up about his stint in San Francisco...
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Torrey Smith after release: 'Last few years were terrible professionally'
Just hours after the 49ers released Torrey Smith, the wide receiver addressed his time with the team in an interview with CSN Mid-Atlantic.
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49ers release safety Antoine Bethea
Hours after releasing Torrey Smith, the 49ers announced that they have released veteran safety Antoine Bethea.
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Source: 49ers not interested in Glennon
The 49ers have no interest in signing Mike Glennon to take over as quarterback, a league source told CSNBayArea.com.
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49ers announce release of Torrey Smith
Torrey Smith, who was scheduled to earn $8 million in base salary this season, becomes free to sign with any team...
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With Smith out and cap space, 49ers poised to target top WRs
Insider Matt Maiocco breaks down the 49ers receiver situation after the team cut ties with veteran speedster Torrey Smith on Monday.
Source: 49ers inform Torrey Smith of his release
Torrey Smith, who signed a five-year, $40 million contract in 2015, will not play for the 49ers in 2017, a source confirmed to CSNBayArea.com... 
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Report: 49ers among four teams interested in Terrelle Pryor
In his first full seasons as a wide receiver, Terrelle Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns with the Browns...
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Sources: 49ers will not tender any restricted free agents
The 49ers will not tender any of their three restricted free agents, making them available to sign with any team...
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Safeties Ward, Tartt appear to fit within 49ers' scheme
In the new Seattle-based defensive scheme under new coordinator Robert Saleh, the 49ers will play a lot of single-high safety...
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49ers 2017 offseason scorecard
How much salary cap space do the 49ers have? What players have been added or re-signed? Matt Maiocco takes inventory...
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Washington WR breaks 40-yard dash record at NFL Scouting Combine
Move over CJ2K: Washington WR John Ross broke Johnson's 40-yard dash record by running a 4.22 sprint at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.
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49ers agree to terms with Jeremy Kerley on three-year deal
The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms on a new deal with their best wide receiver from last season...
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49ers' quarterback search heats up at NFL combine
After meeting with one of the draft's top QB prospects on Friday, the 49ers continue their interview process on Saturday in Indianapolis...
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Ratto Stories: Kaepernick's disastrous situation is now over
Maybe Colin Kaepernick accomplished what he set out to do when he began his protest. Maybe he didn't Either way, the situation turned out to be a complete disaster -- one that is now thankfully over...
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Big names highlight 2017 crop of NFL free agents
The scramble to fill NFL rosters with talent will soon begin -- here's who to look out for...
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Kaepernick officially opts out of 49ers' contract to become free agent
The 49ers have no quarterbacks on their roster after Colin Kaepernick officially opted out of his contract Friday afternoon.
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Matt & Mindi: 49ers FA targets; impression of Lynch/Shanahan
Insider Matt Maiocco joins Mindi Bach from the NFL Scouting Combine to share the latest developments in Indiana, including
The 49ers Insider Podcast: Greg Cosell
49ers: Greg Cosell describes Kyle Shanahan's offense and talks about the top quarterbacks available for the 49ers in the NFL draft.
Why the 49ers should follow Rams' lead with uniform makeover
The opportunity is probably lost, because a change now would make it look like Jed York is reacting to Stan Kroenke...
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Shanahan not impressed with 49ers' receivers
When asked if any of the 49ers’ wide receivers or tight ends stand out from his film evaluation, Kyle Shanahan was short on praise...
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Lynch on potential Kap return: 'Very real'
At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, 49ers GM John Lynch discusses his meeting with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the possibility of him returning to San Francisco.