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Stanford star McCaffrey boosts NFL Draft stock with special teams skills
Some of the top prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft are those with versatility. And the biggest star of all is Stanford's Christian McCaffrey.
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Reid: National anthem protest accomplished goal of awareness
While Eric Reid doesn't plan to continue the national anthem protest this upcoming season, he reflected back on the impact it made last year.
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Coming off Achilles injury, Bowman returns to 49ers practice at full speed
Among the notable observations from 49ers practice on Wednesday was NaVorro Bowman being a full participant in the workout.
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Maiocco: 49ers want to move off No. 2, but would select...
On the eve of the 2017 NFL Draft, Matt Maiocco provides a rundown of what the 49ers could do.
Brian Hoyer not living his life worried about 49ers possibly drafting a QB
49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer isn't concerned about things that he can't control...
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The Happy Hour: Will 49ers making shocking pick at No. 2?
Kelli, Greg and Ray discuss speculation that the 49ers might make a crazy pick with the No. 2 selection in Thursday's NFL Draft.
Tom Rathman to be inducted into 49ers Hall of Fame
Tom Rathman played for the 49ers from 1986 to ’93. He was a starter on two Super Bowl-winning teams and seven NFC West champions.
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49ers draft board consists of nearly 200 prospects
The NFL's seven-round draft will result in 253 players being selected...
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Lynch: There's interest in 49ers' No. 2 pick, 'it's coveted'
The 49ers will have the ability to go in many different directions when they are on the clock, and they are going to listen to any and all offers...
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Owners of No. 1 overall pick, Browns still searching for franchise QB
For nearly two decades, the Browns have been without a franchise quarterback. So could they use the No. 1 pick on a QB on Thursday?
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Report: 49ers strongly considering QB at No. 2
There is buzz around the league that the 49ers could take a QB with their first pick. That possibility gained steam Monday morning...
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Why Joe Montana wants to share his street with Dwight Clark
Joe Montana has been honored with his own street but it won't be complete to him until one change.
1-on-1 with Policy: How Candlestick should be remembered
Former 49ers executive expresses what an honor it is to be remembered at the new Candlestick Park and how his dreams became a reality.
1-on-1 with DeBartolo: 'Blown away' by street naming honor
Eddie DeBartolo Jr. will forever be remembered where his greatest teams used to play their games at Candlestick Park.
Montana requests sharing 'Montana Drive' with Clark
Joe Montana wants to be forever remembered with former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark.
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49ers release Coffee after reinstating RB off retired list
Running back Glen Coffee, who retired in 2010, was reinstated by the on Friday off the retired list and subsequently released by the 49ers.
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The 49ers Insider Podcast: San Francisco's approach to the draft
Mindi Bach moderates a discussion with former NFL scout John Middlekauff about the upcoming draft...
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Sponsored by Harbaugh, Kap named one of Top 100 most influential people
With the backing of his former head coach Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick has received one of the highest honors for influence on society.
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49ers to open 2017 season against Panthers, full schedule revealed
The 49ers have not lost their season opener since 2010. To start of the 2017 season, they will welcome Cam Newton and the Panthers.
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Cosell: Pittsburgh quarterback Peterman fits 49ers' scheme
The 49ers conducted a formal interview with Nathan Peterman at the NFL Scouting Combine, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area...
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Ratto Stories: Only way to make NFL schedule release worthy
The NFL is about to release the 2017 season schedule. They act like it should be a giant event, but think again.
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Browns zeroing in on No. 1 pick in 2017 NFL Draft
The Browns are in the driver's seat with the top pick in the NFL Draft. Will Cleveland go with offense or defense?
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2017 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers go D-lineman, quarterback with first two picks
The 49ers are on the clock with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Over at RotoWorld, the experts make San Francisco's selections.
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Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in prison cell
His death comes just days after the 27-year-old was acquitted in a second murder case...
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Seven potential targets for 49ers with No. 2 pick in NFL Draft
Are John Lynch and the 49ers going to trade down? If they don't, who are they most likely to select? Matt Maiocco explores the options...
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Report: Seahawks decline to match 49ers' offer sheet for Gilliam
Garry Gilliam, who started 29 games the past two seasons at right tackle for Seattle, is expected to compete with Trent Brown...
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49ers' play for O-line depth sign of weak draft class
New general manager John Lynch and the 49ers set out this offseason to increase depth along the offensive line. Why? 
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49ers sign Seahawks offensive tackle to one-year offer sheet
The 49ers have signed Seahawks offensive tackle Gary Gilliam to a one-year offer sheet. Seattle has five days to match the offer.
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49ers, Broncos to hold joint practices for third straight summer
For the third consecutive year, the 49ers and Broncos will practice against each other in preparation for the summer.
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Source: Fournette scheduled to visit 49ers
Leonard Fournette is expected to be a Top 5 pick in next week’s NFL Draft. The 49ers own the No. 2 overall selection...
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Suspect steals Jerry Rice-signed football, turns himself in
The ball went missing after it was purchased for $3,500 at the April 9 fundraiser to benefit Chinese orphans with special needs...
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Rape charges dismissed against former 49ers defensive lineman
It is unclear at this point whether the alleged victim received any kind of financial settlement...
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49ers Mailbag: Is roster better than a year ago?
From top to bottom, is the talent better already? What positions need the biggest upgrades? Matt Maiocco has the answers...
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Rod Carew's new heart, kidney came from late NFL player Konrad Reuland
Konrad Reuland attended middle school in Southern California with Carew's children, and he met Carew when he was 11...
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Report: Seahawks free agent offensive lineman visits 49ers
Another team can sign Garry Gilliam to an offer sheet and the Seahawks would have the right to match...
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Report: Raiders expected to trade for Lynch if new deal is reached
In order for Marshawn Lynch to play for the Silver and Black in 2017, he's going to need to accept a much lower price tag than $9 million...
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John Lynch addresses Tramaine Brock, Joe Mixon situations
Joe Mixon is from Oakley and attended Freedom High School. He was suspended for the 2014 season after punching a female Oklahoma student...
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49ers reassign Kaepernick's No. 7 jersey
From 2011 to 2016, Colin Kaepernick wore No. 7. Now, it belongs to one of the two quarterbacks currently on the 49ers' roster...
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The Happy Hour: NFL's Lying Season reaching its apex
We're two weeks away from the 2017 NFL Draft and the speculation and rumors are running rampant. On the latest episode of The Happy Hour, Kelli, Papa and Ratto dissect the NFL's Lying Season.
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Transcript: 49ers GM John Lynch opens up 15 days before 2017 NFL Draft
The NFL Draft is just over two weeks away. On Wednesday, 49ers GM John Lynch fielded multiple questions regarding the event...
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Lynch: 49ers remain high on RB Hyde
Running back Carlos Hyde has had a hard time staying on the field the past two seasons. But, the new 49ers' regime still believes in Hyde.
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Lynch: 49ers are 'open for business' to discuss trade of No. 2 pick
While the 49ers are meeting with prospects, GM John Lynch confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area that he's open to dealing the No. 2 pick.
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Lynch: Browns' debate at No. 1 with Garrett, Trubisky makes sense
With the focus of the NFL on the draft, 49ers GM John Lynch has the task of separating information from misinformation...
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Shanahan: 49ers made right decision to release Brock
Less than four hours after news of Tramaine Brock's arrest leaked out, the 49ers announced the cornerback was no longer employed...
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Report: 49ers scheduled to visit with Alabama DL Allen
Jonathan Allen was voted as the winner of the Chuck Bednarik and Bronco Nagurski awards as the nation’s top defensive player...
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Shanahan meeting with draft's top QB prospects: 'Every guy’s different'
On Monday, Kyle Shanahan revealed that he met with North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky last week...
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Robert Saleh outlines 49ers' defensive blueprint
Robert Saleh, speaking publicly for the first time since joining the 49ers, described the demeanor he wants from his players...
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Ex-teammates: Kaepernick should not be unemployed
The 49ers opened their offseason program on Monday, and two of his former teammates can't understand why the QB doesn't have a job...
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Hungry Bowman ready to have fun in 49ers' new defense
New defensive coordinator Robert Saleh and his coaches have already told NaVorro Bowman that they will tailor the defense toward him...
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49ers announce 2017 preseason opponents
The 49ers will travel to the Central Time Zone for two of their four exhibition games in 2017, and host two AFC West squads...
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Tramaine Brock's release leaves 49ers with no obvious answers
As the 49ers get set to open their offseason program, Tramaine Brock’s void on the preliminary depth chart stands as the team’s biggest hole...
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49ers RB Hightower trades in Gore's old number for new jersey
Tim Hightower disagreed with the new equipment staff’s decision to outfit him with No. 21...
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Former 49ers CB Brock leaves Santa Clara County Jail
Former 49ers corner Tramaine Brock leaves jail after a domestic violence incident.
49ers release CB Brock after arrest for domestic incident
Tramaine Brock, who has played for the 49ers since 2010 and started all 16 games last season, is no longer with the team...
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Marshawn's mom: 'Town is buzzing' over Lynch possibly joining Raiders
While Delisa Lynch didn’t spill any beans, she said there’s an excitement in Oakland about Marshawn potentially playing for her favorite team...
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49ers sign free agent linebacker to one-year deal
The 26-year old originally signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in May 2013...
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Seahawks GM confirms trade talks for Sherman: 'He knows what's going on'
The Seahawks could look much different next season as the team may send corner back Richard Sherman packing to a new team...
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Report: 49ers have visit scheduled with Alabama O-lineman
Alabama's Cam Robinson, a two-time All-SEC first-team selection at left tackle, is a projected first-round pick...
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Source: 49ers visit with Florida State running back
At the NFL Scouting Combine, Dalvin Cook measured 5 foot 10 3/8, 210 pounds. His official time in the 40-yard dash was 4.49 seconds...
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Ohio State cornerback Lattimore pays 49ers pre-draft visit
Limited by hamstring injuries in his first two years out of high school, Marshon Lattimore did not have a significant role until last season...
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49ers visit with San Diego State guard
Nico Siragusa was selected as a first-team USA Today All-American. He was chosen as a third-team AP All-American...
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49ers announce 2017 offseason schedule
With a new head coach, the 49ers could have started workouts on April 4, but Kyle Shanahan opted to push everything back a week...
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Lions sign former 49ers linebacker
Nick Bellore, who had not started a game in his first five NFL seasons, started 10 games last season...
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49ers 2017 pre-draft depth chart
John Lynch and the 49ers believe they have a starter for every position, but in some case, they are not certain where all the pieces fit...
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Lynch: 49ers agree to terms with RB Hightower
The 49ers added to their running backs depth Saturday by adding another veteran ball carrier to the mix, John Lynch announced.
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John Lynch attends Mahomes' pro day
Patrick Mahomes, considered one of the top five quarterbacks in the upcoming draft, will be among those working out in Lubbock...
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Chip Kelly: 'Zero distraction' from Colin Kaepernick last season
Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent quarterback on the open market. And his head coach from last season made it clear he's not a distraction. 
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49ers scheduled to meet with Garrett, the likely No. 1 overall pick
Pass-rusher Myles Garrett is considered the overwhelming favorite to be chosen No. 1 overall. The 49ers own the No. 2 selection...
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Kyle Shanahan: 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon plays angry
Pierre Garcon's best season came in 2014 when Kyle Shanahan was his offensive coordinator. He caught 113 passes for 1,346 yards...
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Why Shanahan chose Hoyer and Barkley over Kaepernick
Kyle Shanahan appeared to be looking for QBs who are more proficient at going through progressions and making plays from the pocket...
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Goodell reacts to suggestion Kaepernick is being 'blackballed'
With speculation swirling that Colin Kaepernick has been 'blackballed" by teams, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell offered his take.
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49ers GM Lynch speaks with Harbaugh about Michigan prospects
As John Lynch prepares for his first draft as a general manager, he spoke with a former 49ers head coach on Monday...
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49ers' first pre-draft visit: Alabama LB Foster
Reuben Foster had a controversial NFL Scouting Combine. He was sent home after allegedly getting into a confrontation with a hospital worker...
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York, Shanahan and the question of whether to 'bro hug'
Late on the evening of Jan. 27, Jed York was left alone with the man who would become the next head coach of the 49ers...
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York: 49ers do not expect short-term benefits from Raiders' move to Vegas
Once the Silver and Black officially pack their bags for the desert, the 49ers will be the only NFL act in the Bay Area... again.
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Hue Jackson: Browns 'not in the mood' to sign Kaepernick
When asked if he considers the off-the-field aspect associated with Colin Kaepernick, Browns coach Hue Jackson gave an honest answer...
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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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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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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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