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  • NFC West Q&A:  What will Chip Kelly bring to the 49ers?

    NFC West Q&A: What will Chip Kelly bring to the 49ers?

    ESPN.com Updated 55 minutes ago
    NFC West Q&A: What will Chip Kelly bring to the 49ers?
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  • Carlos Hyde: Players buying into Chip Kelly’s offensive system

    Carlos Hyde: Players buying into Chip Kelly’s offensive system

    profootballtalk.com Jun 24 (6 days ago)
    Things didn’t end well for Chip Kelly with the Eagles, but they appear to be off to a good start with the 49ers. Kelly and the 49ers have wrapped up an offseason spent installing his offensive scheme and one of the players who figures to fill a major ro…
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  • 49ers sign third-round cornerback Redmond

    49ers sign third-round cornerback Redmond

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (7 days ago)
    The 49ers announced Thursday that third-round cornerback Will Redmond has signed his rookie contract. A one-year starter but three-year contributor at Mississippi State, Redmond had five interceptions and broke up eight passes in his college career. He …
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  • Reggie Bush feels healthy, doesn’t think he’s lost a step

    Reggie Bush feels healthy, doesn’t think he’s lost a step

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (7 days ago)
    Running back Reggie Bush’s 2015 season with the 49ers came to an early end when he slipped on the concrete that skirted the playing field in St. Louis and tore his ACL. It was the latest in a long list of injuries for Bush, including a high ankle sprain…
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  • 49ers bring Kendall Gaskins back

    49ers bring Kendall Gaskins back

    The 49ers waived running back Kendall Gaskins in May when they needed roster space to add undrafted rookies to the organization. They made some other tweaks to the roster here and there as they saw what the new arrivals could do over the last few weeks …
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  • 49ers' 53-man roster projection includes three quarterback…

    49ers' 53-man roster projection includes three quarterbacks

    ESPN.com Jun 20
    49ers' 53-man roster projection includes three quarterbacks
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  • Bills add offensive tackle after tryout

    Bills add offensive tackle after tryout

    The Bills announced the signing of offensive tackle Justin Renfrow on Friday. Renfrow participated in the team’s minicamp this week as a tryout player. Since entering the league as an undrafted rookie with the Cardinals in 2014, Renfrow has also spent t…
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  • Jets sign former 49ers wideout Kyle Williams

    Jets sign former 49ers wideout Kyle Williams

    Wide receiver Kyle Williams spent the last week as a tryout player at Jets minicamp and it seems the team liked what they saw from the former 49er. The Jets announced Friday that they have signed Williams to the 90-man roster. Wide receiver Quenton Bund…
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  • Hayne says NFL learning curve, new playbook were too steep

    Hayne says NFL learning curve, new playbook were too steep

    Rugby player turned running back Jarryd Hayne retired from football last month to pursue an opportunity to play rugby for Fiji’s National Team in rugby sevens in the Olympics later this summer. Though Hayne played in eight games for the 49ers last seaso…
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  • Colin Kaepernick gets contacts, because improved vision can’t h…

    Colin Kaepernick gets contacts, because improved vision can’t hurt

    The physical talent was always there, but the accuracy, not so much. So maybe some corrective lenses will help. It’s worth a shot, and if it works they can make a movie about it. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, 49ers quarterback Colin K…
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  • Anthony Davis tweets, deletes: “I will play ball”

    Anthony Davis tweets, deletes: “I will play ball”

    Retired 49ers tackle Anthony Davis apparently wants to return to the NFL, but not to the 49ers. The problem he faces is that, if he unretires, the 49ers will hold his rights until they cut him or trade him. And so he has yet to unretire. But he recently…
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  • Jeff Driskel, future 49ers starting quarterback?

    Jeff Driskel, future 49ers starting quarterback?

    The 49ers didn’t draft their quarterback of the future. Unless they did. Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, coach Chip Kelly has high praise for sixth-round rookie Jeff Driskel. “I think he’s done a really nice job,” Kelly recently said. “He’s really i…
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  • Colin Kaepernick says he's oh-so-happy to still be with the 49e…

    Colin Kaepernick says he's oh-so-happy to still be with the 49ers

    Quarterback Colin Kaepernick ended up staying with the San Francisco 49ers, even though it seems like neither side wanted that. The 49ers didn't want to sell low and trade Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos for a lesser draft pick than they wanted. When D…
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  • NFL Network says “roughly half” of all players voted on the Top…

    NFL Network says “roughly half” of all players voted on the Top 100 list

    The NFL apparently believes that 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman’s contention that the Top 100 list is “totally bogus” is, well, totally bogus. Bowman said Wednesday that he has never seen a player ballot and has never heard of a player voting. In respo…
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  • Blaine Gabbert the “heavy favorite” to start for 49ers

    Blaine Gabbert the “heavy favorite” to start for 49ers

    Both were drafted in 2011. The guy taken in round two became a star, and the first-rounder a bust. Now, the roles are in the process of reversing. Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that Blaine Gabbert is the “heavy favorite” to become the starting quarte…
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  • Cowboys sign Lawrence Okoye, two others

    Cowboys sign Lawrence Okoye, two others

    The Cowboys took a look at former British discus Olympian Lawrence Okoye on Tuesday and liked what they saw enough to give Okoye another chance to extend his professional football career. The team announced on Wednesday that they have signed Okoye, who …
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  • Jim Harbaugh reveals 49ers wanted to draft Julio Jones

    Jim Harbaugh reveals 49ers wanted to draft Julio Jones

    Recent NFL history could have looked quite a bit different if the Falcons hadn’t traded up to the sixth overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft and chosen the player the 49ers wanted to draft at No. 7. Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh revealed this week that …
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  • The 49ers tell Anthony Davis nothing is handed to him if he com…

    The 49ers tell Anthony Davis nothing is handed to him if he comes back

    When Anthony Davis was making it clear he wanted out of the 49ers organization earlier this spring, he said, among other things: “Don’t speak to me in code.” So the 49ers have decided to send him a clear message: Even if he comes back, they’re not handi…
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  • 49ers to hold camp practices with Texans, Broncos

    49ers to hold camp practices with Texans, Broncos

    The 49ers will hold joint training camp practices with the Broncos and Texans before the teams play preseason games this August, 49ers coach Chip Kelly told reporters Tuesday. The 49ers open the preseason at home vs. the Texans Aug. 14 then are at Denve…
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  • Jim Harbaugh hints at racism in NCAA rules enforcement

    Jim Harbaugh hints at racism in NCAA rules enforcement

    Former 49ers coach and multi-team quarterback Jim Harbaugh seems to be at his happiest when something is pissing him off. And he’s currently rankled at the group that runs college football. The Michigan coach has another beef with the NCAA — and he has …
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  • Colin Kaepernick will do individual drills at minicamp

    Colin Kaepernick will do individual drills at minicamp

    49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said last week that there was no timetable for quarterback Colin Kaepernick to resume on-field activities and that was followed by a report casting doubt on his participation in this week’s minicamp. Kaepernick…
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  • Rams sign QB Dylan Thompson

    Rams sign QB Dylan Thompson

    The Rams signed quarterback Dylan Thompson Monday, adding depth to their quarterback room with Nick Foles staying away from the team during organized team activity (OTA) practices. Thompson broke into the league as an undrafted rookie last year with the…
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  • Bruce Miller changes positions again, from DE to FB to TE to WR

    Bruce Miller changes positions again, from DE to FB to TE to WR

    At Central Florida, Bruce Miller was an all-conference defensive end. Then the 49ers drafted him and moved him to fullback. With the arrival this year of coach Chip Kelly, the 49ers no longer use a fullback, so Miller’s position changed again, to tight …
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  • Kelly says Buckner would’ve been the 49ers’ top pick no matter …

    Kelly says Buckner would’ve been the 49ers’ top pick no matter who was coach

    When the 49ers used their first-round draft pick on DeForest Buckner, some saw it a sign of the influence of head coach Chip Kelly, who recruited Buckner to Oregon. But Kelly says the 49ers’ scouts were high on Buckner before Kelly was hired, and he bel…
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  • Saturday one-liners: When it comes to DE Dwight Freeney, the Ca…

    Saturday one-liners: When it comes to DE Dwight Freeney, the Cardinals…

    When it comes to DE Dwight Freeney, the Cardinals are playing the waiting game. (The waiting game sucks; let’s play Hungry, Hungry Hippos.) To truly contend, the Rams need to improve on the offensive line. Justin Britt is happy to play center for the Se…
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  • Browns, 49ers underdogs in first 16 weeks of the season

    Browns, 49ers underdogs in first 16 weeks of the season

    The Browns and 49ers surely will win one or more games in 2016. At this point, however, Vegas thinks they won’t. Via Yahoo Sports, the folks at ESPN.com have compiled the betting lines for the first 16 weeks of the 2016 season, and both the Browns and 4…
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  • Video - Kelly will go with QB who gives him best chance to win 01:41

    Kelly will go with QB who gives him best chance to win

    Jun 11
    Dan Graziano and Mark Brunell explore the possibility Chip Kelly could name Blaine Gabbert as the starting quarterback over Colin Kaepernick.
  • Video - Kaepernick reiterates his excitement to be with 49ers 00:43

    Kaepernick reiterates his excitement to be with 49ers

    Jun 9
    Colin Kaepernick addresses the media on why he requested a trade from the 49ers and if he feels San Francisco is the best place for him to have success.
  • Video - Is Kaepernick falling behind Gabbert in QB competition? 00:51

    Is Kaepernick falling behind Gabbert in QB competition?

    Jun 6
    Field Yates and Adam Schefter share their thoughts on what 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert need to do in order to separate themselves as the starter.
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Biggest quarterback headaches 01:33

    Inside the Huddle: Biggest quarterback headaches

    Jun 6
    ESPN NFL senior writer John Clayton looks at the NFL's biggest quarterback headaches.