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Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
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  • 49ers re-sign Lawrence Okoye to practice squad

    49ers re-sign Lawrence Okoye to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    The 49ers have re-signed seven players they waived Saturday to the practice squad, the team said Sunday. Second-year defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, the star British discus thrower turned football player, is among those added to the Niners’ practice s…
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  • Will Alex Boone be ready for opener?

    Will Alex Boone be ready for opener?

    Alex Boone is ending his holdout, per Adam Schefter’s report, and will join the San Francisco 49ers in time for Week 1 of the NFL season. It should only help the team’s starting offense, which struggled to generate points in the preseason – two field go…
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  • Browns claim former 49ers running back

    Browns claim former 49ers running back

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    The Browns wanted to acquire 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh in February. As the season approaches, the Browns will have to settle for acquiring San Francisco players. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the Browns have claimed former 49ers runni…
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  • Harbaugh doesn’t have much to say about Aldon Smith suspension

    Harbaugh doesn’t have much to say about Aldon Smith suspension

    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh addressed for the first time on Saturday the nine-game suspension imposed against linebacker Aldon Smith. Characteristically, Harbaugh didn’t have much to say. “Well, I don’t see where any type of comment by me would be producti…
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  • Harbaugh: Jonathan Martin has “done an excellent job of getting…

    Harbaugh: Jonathan Martin has “done an excellent job of getting the job done”

    profootballtalk.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The 49ers’ initial 53-player roster has just seven available offensive linemen — five starters and two backups. One of those reserves is ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin, who will back up both tackle spots and could also be asked to play guard in a pinch. In …
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  • Jonathan Martin Makes 49ers' 53-Man Roster

    Jonathan Martin Makes 49ers' 53-Man Roster

    nytimes.com profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who had a tumultuous departure from the Miami Dolphins last October amid a bullying scandal, made the 49ers when the team trimmed its roster to the NFL's 53-man limit on Saturday.
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  • San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis

    San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis

    ESPN.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    Most significant move: It might actually be a move they did not make, at least not yet. The 49ers keeping third-string quarterback Josh Johnson, along with starter Colin Kaepernick and backup Blaine Gabbert defies convention or, at least, numerous proje…
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  • Adam Snyder released by the offensive line-thin 49ers

    Adam Snyder released by the offensive line-thin 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    The 49ers were running short on the offensive line anyway, with the holdout of guard Alex Boone. But they’re even younger and thinner there now. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers are cutting veteran offensive lineman Adam Snyder. Th…
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  • Video - San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone ends holdout 00:43

    San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone ends holdout

    Aug 31
    San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone has ended his holdout, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Boone will be a free agent in 2015.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald arrested on felony domestic violence charges 02:05

    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald arrested on felony domestic violence charges

    Aug 31
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald's arrest on felony domestic violence charges and how the league may take action under NFL's the new domestic abuse policy.
  • Video - 49ers' Boone Ends Holdout 02:34

    49ers' Boone Ends Holdout

    Aug 31
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez has the latest on guard Alex Boone, who is expected to report to San Francisco and get a new two-year deal to replace his old contract.
  • Video - What will happen to the San Francisco 49ers defense? 02:46

    What will happen to the San Francisco 49ers defense?

    Aug 29
    The "NFL Total Access" crew discusses how the suspension of linebacker Aldon Smith will affect the defense and why quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the offense must step up and help out.

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  • Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

    Sep 1
    Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
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    Aug 31
    John Clayton's mailbag: The last round of cuts showed that job security is shaky for players 30 and older.
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