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Panthers offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, of bullying scandal…

Panthers offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, of bullying scandal fame, retiring

yahoo.com Updated 18 hours ago
The alleged victim in the bizarre Miami Dolphins hazing scandal from a few years ago has decided to retire. But it has nothing to do with that. Jonathan Martin, who was claimed by the Carolina Panthers this offseason after a one-year stint with the San …
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  • Six more teams report to training camp today

    Six more teams report to training camp today

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    A handful of teams have already opened training camps, primarily with just rookies. Today, the numbers get another boost. The Bengals, Broncos, Jaguars, Rams, 49ers and Buccaneers will have rookies report today to kick things off. Veterans in most camps…
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  • Did Mike Holmgren Have Interest in the 49ers Job This Offseason…

    Did Mike Holmgren Have Interest in the 49ers Job This Offseason?

    49ersgab.com profootballtalk.com Jul 26 (yesterday)
    Mike Holmgren said Friday on The Rich Eisen Show that he checked in on the job market at the close of the NFL’s regular season, Dan Hanzus of NFL.com reports, and one job he had his eyes on was that of the 49ers. “This last December, after the season, I…
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  • Gregg Williams says bounties weren’t about inflicting injuries

    Gregg Williams says bounties weren’t about inflicting injuries

    profootballtalk.com Jul 25 (3 days ago)
    Former Saints coordinator Gregg Williams used a bounty system in New Orleans and, allegedly, elsewhere. Over the past three years, Williams hasn’t said much about his role in the case, which included cartoonish urgings of violence against 49ers players …
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  • 49ers have lost more playing time than any other team

    49ers have lost more playing time than any other team

    profootballtalk.com Jul 24 (4 days ago)
    No team has lost more than the 49ers this year. In an offseason that started with the departure of Jim Harbaugh and most of his staff, the 49ers have also lost more contributions from players than any other team. According to ESPN, the players who left …
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  • 49ers have lost NFL-leading 37 percent of snaps from last seaso…

    49ers have lost NFL-leading 37 percent of snaps from last season

    ESPN.com Jul 24 (4 days ago)
    49ers have lost NFL-leading 37 percent of snaps from last season
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  • Charles Haley told 49ers rookies to 'act like the white guys'

    Charles Haley told 49ers rookies to 'act like the white guys'

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Jul 24 (4 days ago)
    Say this for Charles Haley: the man doesn't hold back in conversation any more than he did on the football field. The five-time Super Bowl winner and impending Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee recently spoke to the rookies at 49ers training camp, and …
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  • 49ers QB Kaepernick Second Ranked in NFL’s List of Top 50 in Me…

    49ers QB Kaepernick Second Ranked in NFL’s List of Top 50 in Merchandise Sales

    49ersgab.com Jul 23 (5 days ago)
    The most popular San Francisco 49er on the newly released list of all NFL players in officially licensed merchandise sales from March 1 through May 31 is quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The QB second on the list, a list that is oddly enough led by current…
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  • Jim Tomsula shares his love for high school football

    Jim Tomsula shares his love for high school football

    New 49ers coach Jim Tomsula may not be smooth, and he may have been thrust into an impossible situation. But there can be no doubting the man’s passion for the game of football (though the living in his car should have settled that). Tomsula spoke to a …
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  • Shirtless Jerry Rice Dances To Future In The Club

    Shirtless Jerry Rice Dances To Future In The Club

    deadspin.com Jul 21 (7 days ago)
    Divorced 52-year-old Jerry Rice was partying at a Nevada club this past weekend after a celebrity golf tournament when he decided that his shirt was too restrictive for his dance moves. Feel the air conditioning on your chest, Jerry. Let Future’s voice …
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  • 49ers join the virtual reality movement, too

    49ers join the virtual reality movement, too

    The list of NFL teams using virtual reality has tripled in a day. Joining the Cowboys (who adopted the technology last month) and the Buccaneers (who announced plans to use it earlier today), the 49ers have decided to use the system developed and market…
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  • Riley Curry Will Crush All Sports Baby Challengers

    Riley Curry Will Crush All Sports Baby Challengers

    deadspin.com Jul 20
    Last week, 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith posted some videos of his son T.J. doing adorable dance moves. T.J. showed himself to be a fantastic sports baby, one whom I daresay seemed equipped to snatch the crown from Riley Curry, the world’s reigning t…
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  • Former Niners QB Smith Says San Francisco Run Wasn’t Going to L…

    Former Niners QB Smith Says San Francisco Run Wasn’t Going to Last Forever

    49ersgab.com Jul 15
    Alex Smith calls it “crazy” how many other players – and coaches — have left the 49ers in the past two years, Cam Inman of Bayareanewsgroup reports. Traded in March 2013 to the Kansas City Chiefs, Smith says the ensuing exodus of other 49ers actually wa…
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  • Justin Smith may join University of Missouri coaching staff

    Justin Smith may join University of Missouri coaching staff

    After taking a few months to contemplate his future, defensive end Justin Smith told the 49ers that he wouldn’t be returning to the field for the 2015 season. His next step may not take him too far away from a football team, however. University of Misso…
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  • Alex Smith still a bit amazed at how quickly the 49ers have tur…

    Alex Smith still a bit amazed at how quickly the 49ers have turned over

    If you’ve stood back and watched in amazement as one of the top teams of recent years was systematically dismantled this offseason, you’re not alone. Those who got caught up in the dismantling were as well. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said it was “cra…
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  • Fan From 49ers Bathroom Fight Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

    Fan From 49ers Bathroom Fight Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

    deadspin.com Jul 15
    Amador Rebollero, one of the men involved in a fight at a 49ers game last October that left one man with a severe head injury, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Read more...
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  • Former Raiders TE Ted Kwalick remembers discussing with Ken Sta…

    Former Raiders TE Ted Kwalick remembers discussing with Ken Stabler the value of getting physicals, colonoscopies

    When former 49ers and Raiders tight end Ted Kwalick heard of the death of Ken Stabler, he immediately thought back to one of their last conversations. “It’s really ironic. Three years ago, I was sitting in Oakland at an event with Kenny and his girlfrie…
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  • Torrey Smith's 1-year-old son has the best dance moves (Videos)

    Torrey Smith's 1-year-old son has the best dance moves (Videos)

    Your browser does not support iframes.San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith has a one-year-old son named T.J., and he’s really, really cool. When T.J.’s favorite song – “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silento – comes on, he drops everything he’s d…
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  • Kaepernick says 49ers changes “are for the good”

    Kaepernick says 49ers changes “are for the good”

    No matter how poorly a team’s offseason has gone, no player or coach or G.M. or owner ever will declare, “Man, we’re gonna suck this year.” And so it’s no surprise that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has gone glass-half-full when talking about a tum…
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  • Former star RB Marcus Lattimore wonders why 49ers used draft pi…

    Former star RB Marcus Lattimore wonders why 49ers used draft pick on him

    yahoo.com Jul 10
    It hasn't been long since he walked away from football, and not that much longer since he was one of the best high school and college running backs of recent memory. But former South Carolina star Marcus Lattimore had a feeling things would never be the…
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  • Ex-49er Ray McDonald Faces Charges

    Ex-49er Ray McDonald Faces Charges

    nytimes.com Jul 10
    The former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was charged Thursday with domestic violence and false imprisonment .
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  • Video - Has Colin Kaepernick improved his mechanics? 02:29

    Has Colin Kaepernick improved his mechanics?

    Jul 20
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez talks about quarterback Colin Kaepernick's offseason program and what he may have gained.
  • Video - Wilhoite, 49ers motivated to have great year 02:12

    Wilhoite, 49ers motivated to have great year

    Jul 18
    49ers linebacker Michael Wilhoite discusses how the team will move on without several of its recently retired players and in its transition under new coach Jim Tomsula.
  • Video - Inside the Grey Goose Lounge at BODY at ESPYS 04:06

    Inside the Grey Goose Lounge at BODY at ESPYS

    Jul 15
    Sydney Leroux catches up with some special guests at the Grey Goose lounge.
  • Video - My Wish 2015 trailer 00:33

    My Wish 2015 trailer

    Jul 13
    My Wish, ESPN's partnership with Make-A-Wish that grants sports-themed wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, returns to SportsCenter on Sunday, July 19.

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