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San Francisco 49ers rank 161st in ESPN salary survey

San Francisco 49ers rank 161st in ESPN salary survey

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San Francisco 49ers rank 161st in ESPN salary survey
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  • Raiders moving into Levi’s Stadium was a non-starter

    Raiders moving into Levi’s Stadium was a non-starter

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    Raiders owner Mark Davis is perfectly willing to share. But not with the 49ers. While the Raiders are looking at a joint facility in Carson with the Chargers as a possibility if there’s no deal to stay in Oakland, Davis nixed the idea of bunking with hi…
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  • PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, PFT Planet calls and t…

    PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (yesterday)
    The Raiders and Chargers continued their push for a stadium in Carson, California this week by naming former 49ers executive Carmen Policy to lead the effort and closing a land deal with the city for 157 acres to use toward construction. On Wednesday’s …
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  • Raiders, Chargers close land deal in Carson

    Raiders, Chargers close land deal in Carson

    profootballtalk.com May 19 (3 days ago)
    The Raiders and Chargers have retained former 49ers executive Carmen Policy to lead their effort to get a stadium built in Carson, California that would give both teams a home and footprint in the Los Angeles Area, but Raiders owner Mark Davis said Tues…
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  • Former 49ers exec Carmen Policy, who tried to keep Raiders in L…

    Former 49ers exec Carmen Policy, who tried to keep Raiders in L.A. 20 years ago, working to send them back

    SAN FRANCISCO _ Twenty years after attempting to broker a deal that would keep the Raiders in Southern California, Carmen Policy is working for a group intent on sending them back. Policy, along with Carolina owner Jerry Richardson and Denver owner Pat …
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  • PFT Live: Dolphins talk with Armando Salguero, 49ers talk with …

    PFT Live: Dolphins talk with Armando Salguero, 49ers talk with Matt Maiocco

    profootballtalk.com May 19 (3 days ago)
    There were a pair of big developments in the NFL on Monday and we’ll be catching up on the fallout from both of them during Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill agreed to a contract extension with the Dolphins that should keep him i…
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  • 49ers sign Mylan Hicks, Justin Renfrow after tryouts

    49ers sign Mylan Hicks, Justin Renfrow after tryouts

    profootballtalk.com May 19 (3 days ago)
    The San Francisco 49ers signed a pair of players after participating in tryouts during the team’s rookie mini-camp last weekend. The 49ers announced the signings of cornerback Mylan Hicks and tackle Justin Renfrow on Monday. Hicks is an undrafted free a…
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  • Justin Smith has $2.1 million in unearned signing bonus money

    Justin Smith has $2.1 million in unearned signing bonus money

    profootballtalk.com May 18 (3 days ago)
    When 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired in March, he agreed to repay $463,077 in unearned signing bonus money. With 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith retiring in May, he has more than $2.1 million in unearned signing bonus money. Specifically, th…
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  • Jim Trotter reports that 49ers DT Justin Smith is retiring.

    Jim Trotter reports that 49ers DT Justin Smith is retiring.

    deadspin.com May 18 (3 days ago)
    Jim Trotter reports that 49ers DT Justin Smith is retiring. While Smith’s decision isn’t necessarily a surprise, it is still a blow to a 49ers defense that already lost Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement this offseason. Read more...
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  • Veteran DE Justin Smith Announces His Retirement

    Veteran DE Justin Smith Announces His Retirement

    49ersgab.com yahoo.com May 18 (3 days ago)
    The 49ers have announced to retirement of veteran defensive end Justin Smith. Smith had been undecided about returning for a 15th NFL season and had been meeting with team officials to determine his future. There is no doubt the 49ers and new head coach…
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  • 49ers DL Justin Smith announces retirement after 14 seasons

    49ers DL Justin Smith announces retirement after 14 seasons

    yahoo.com profootballtalk.com May 18 (3 days ago)
    After a 14-year NFL career, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith has decided to retire, the team announced Monday. Smith, 35, was a two-time All Pro and made the Pro Bowl five times – all with the 49ers. Smith began his career with the Cin…
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  • Undrafted QB Dylan Thompson leads 49ers' South Carolina reunion

    Undrafted QB Dylan Thompson leads 49ers' South Carolina reunion

    ESPN.com May 17 (5 days ago)
    Undrafted QB Dylan Thompson leads 49ers' South Carolina reunion
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  • Six DBs, four offensive linemen trying out for 49ers

    Six DBs, four offensive linemen trying out for 49ers

    profootballtalk.com May 16 (5 days ago)
    In addition to the 49ers’ draft picks and undrafted signees, 10 tryout players are taking part in the club’s rookie minicamp, the club said Saturday. Six defensive backs and four offensive linemen compromise the tryout group, with Nevada cornerback Char…
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  • 49ers sign Armstead, have whole draft class under contract

    49ers sign Armstead, have whole draft class under contract

    profootballtalk.com May 15 (6 days ago)
    The 49ers are the latest team to get their entire 2015 draft class under contract. Arik Armstead, a defensive lineman from Oregon who was San Francisco’s first-round draft pick, signed his deal today. The 49ers signed their other nine picks early this w…
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  • Jim Tomsula: Things are “really good” at inside linebacker righ…

    Jim Tomsula: Things are “really good” at inside linebacker right now

    profootballtalk.com May 15 (6 days ago)
    Earlier this week, there was a report that the 49ers were still interested in the possibility of signing veteran linebacker Lance Briggs after he visited with the team earlier in the offseason. The 49ers signed three inside linebackers — Desmond Bishop,…
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  • Trent Baalke: Justin Smith is a “hard guy to read”

    Trent Baalke: Justin Smith is a “hard guy to read”

    49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said earlier this week that he expected to meet with defensive end Justin Smith on Wednesday or Thursday regarding Smith’s plans for the 2015 season. Baalke was a guest on PFT Live Thursday and said that the meeting ha…
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  • Broncos and 49ers finalizing plans for joint practices

    Broncos and 49ers finalizing plans for joint practices

    While the NFL and the Patriots banter back and forth about who did what and when and why, there is evidence of cooperation within the league. Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers and Broncos are finalizing plans to hold joint workouts prior to …
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  • Trent Baalke: Reggie Bush, Colin Kaepernick developing rapport

    Trent Baalke: Reggie Bush, Colin Kaepernick developing rapport

    The San Francisco 49ers will have a new starting running back for the first time since the 2005 season now that Frank Gore is in Indianapolis. While Carlos Hyde is the expected starter come Week 1, Reggie Bush, Kendall Hunter and Mike Davis will all com…
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  • Report: 49ers remain interested in Lance Briggs

    Report: 49ers remain interested in Lance Briggs

    The 49ers visited with former Bears linebacker Lance Briggs late in March when the team was scrambling to fill out their depth chart after the retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, but they wound up signing Philip Wheeler and Desmond Bishop a…
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  • 49ers sign second-rounder Jaquiski Tartt, eight other draft pic…

    49ers sign second-rounder Jaquiski Tartt, eight other draft picks

    The 49ers, who have their rookie minicamp this weekend, are nearly done with their draft-pick signings. San Francisco announced Monday night it had signed 9-of-10 drafted rookies: Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt (Round Two), Virginia linebacker Eli Harold…
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  • Ray McDonald accuser also accuses Ahmad Brooks of sexual assaul…

    Ray McDonald accuser also accuses Ahmad Brooks of sexual assault

    The woman who accused then-49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald of sexual assault last year has now accused another 49ers player, linebacker Ahmad Brooks. Although Brooks — unlike McDonald — has not been named in a criminal complaint, the woman says in …
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  • Oddsmaker gives 49ers longest odds to win NFC West

    Oddsmaker gives 49ers longest odds to win NFC West

    In the last three seasons, the 49ers have gone from first to second to third place in the four-team NFC West. Perhaps, then, it is not a surprise to see San Francisco as the longest shot to win the West in 2015 at one notable Nevada sports book. As of T…
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  • Quarterback, five WRs among 49ers’ undrafted free agents

    Quarterback, five WRs among 49ers’ undrafted free agents

    Though the 49ers did not draft a quarterback, they have added a rookie free agent at the position. San Francisco has signed South Carolina’s Dylan Thompson, the team said Tuesday. Thompson is the lone quarterback among the 49ers’ nine undrafted free age…
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  • Justin Smith: You’ll know in three weeks or so if I’m playing i…

    Justin Smith: You’ll know in three weeks or so if I’m playing in 2015

    After making defensive lineman Arik Armstead their first-round pick on Thursday, 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said that the selection wasn’t made because of the uncertainty about Justin Smith’s status for 2015. It was made because the 49ers know t…
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  • 49ers FB charged with vandalism after argument with girlfriend

    49ers FB charged with vandalism after argument with girlfriend

    A football player being charged with misdemeanor vandalism might not sound like that big of a deal, but the circumstances of 49ers fullback Bruce Miller’s arrest will create more questions. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Miller is schedule…
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  • 49ers pick up a pair of 2016 draft picks

    49ers pick up a pair of 2016 draft picks

    The 49ers will have a little added picking power in the 2016 NFL Draft. In trades this week, San Francisco snagged a pair of extra selections in next year’s draft, getting a fifth-round pick from San Diego when trading down on Thursday and a sixth-round…
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  • Video - Clayton's Quiz: Best QB to run two-point conversions? 00:53

    Clayton's Quiz: Best QB to run two-point conversions?

    May 21
    Clayton's Quiz provides a weekly challenge to your NFL knowledge. Which quarterback may grow in value because of the new push for two-point conversions? Is it Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brady, or Cam Newton?
  • Video - How did your NFL team do this offseason? 02:50

    How did your NFL team do this offseason?

    May 20
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando breaks down how he arrived at the conclusion that the New York Jets have made the most significant improvement this offseason, while the San Francisco 49ers' D+ was the lowest mark handed out.
  • Video - Bigger key to San Francisco 49ers dynasty: Quarterback Joe Montana or wide receiver Jerry Rice? 02:33

    Bigger key to San Francisco 49ers dynasty: Quarterback Joe Montana or wide receiver Jerry Rice?

    May 18
    Steve Wyche and Curtis Conway debate who was more important to the San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl wins in the 1980's, Joe Montana or Jerry Rice.
  • Video - Justin Smith to announce retirement 02:07

    Justin Smith to announce retirement

    May 18
    Adam Schefter breaks down Justin Smith's decision to retire and how it impacts the 49ers.

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    May 21
    The photo of J.J. Watt's bruise is nasty, but imagine playing with torn knee ligaments or a tooth stuck in your arm. Jeffri Chadiha recounts some memorable moments of athletes ignoring injuries.
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    May 20
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