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  49ers | Austin Proehl off roster    Mon May 17, 01:26 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Austin Proehl was waived Monday, May 17.

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  49ers | Marqise Lee to Niners    Mon May 17, 11:45 AM

Free-agent WR Marqise Lee (Patriots) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, May 17.

Footballguys view: Lee hasn't played a full season since 2017, but he did enough in his tryout with the 49ers to stick around a bit longer. If healthy, the veteran could easily make the team with his skill set and starting experience. It looks like his deep dynasty stock has a slight uptick.

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  49ers | Marqise Lee at minicamp    Fri May 14, 10:12 PM

Free-agent WR Marqise Lee (Patriots) is participating in the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Lee had fine seasons for the Jaguars back in 2016 and 2017, but it's been all downhill for him since then. He's just trying to hang on in the league with this 49ers tryout.

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  49ers | San Fran inks several rookies    Thu May 13, 05:22 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Elijah Mitchell, S Talanoa Hufanga, DB Deommodore Lenoir, OG Jaylon X. Moore and OG Aaron Banks have signed their four-year rookie contracts. Financial terms are slotted based on draft placement. Undrafted free-agent LB Justin Hilliard, LB Elijah Sullivan and WR Austin Watkins Jr. agreed to terms on undisclosed contracts.

Footballguys view: Mitchell is a player who could have a lot of success in the 49ers offense if given the chance. He's a quick-cutting running back who can get to and through the hole in a hurry. Mitchell can also thrive as a receiver out of the backfield. We'll see how Mitchell competes with fellow rookie Trey Sermon to establish a pecking order.

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  49ers | Aaron Banks agrees to rookie deal    Thu May 13, 02:23 PM

San Francisco 49ers OG Aaron Banks has agreed to terms on his rookie contract, according to reports Thursday, May 14.

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  49ers | Rookie RB Trey Sermon Passed the Turner Test    Wed May 12, 03:41 PM

49ers running back coach, Bobby Turner, was in almost constant contact with Ohio State running back Trey Sermon before the draft. Turner, a trusted member of the staff with an eye for talent, believes Sermon is the type of back who can succeed in the Shanahan offense.

Footballguys view: If Turner is standing on the table for you, then you know the kid can play. Sermon is one of the best backs in this draft class, a Matt Waldman favorite, and a perfect fit for what the 49ers want to do on the ground. His current ADP of RB62 (12.11) in 12-team PPR leagues should rise as the regular season gets closer.

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  49ers | Austin Walter gets the boot    Wed May 12, 03:21 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Austin Walter was waived Wednesday, May 12.

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  49ers | Richard Sherman returning to SF?    Fri May 7, 06:25 PM

Free-agent CB Richard Sherman (49ers) has had preliminary contract talks with the San Francisco 49ers but no deal is imminent at this point, according to a source.

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  49ers | San Francisco parts with three    Tue May 4, 04:28 PM

San Francisco 49ers CB Adonis Alexander, WR Matt Cole and S Chris Edwards were waived Tuesday, May 4.

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  49ers | Alfredo Gutierrez en route to San Francisco    Tue May 4, 02:15 PM

Free-agent OL Alfredo Gutierrez (Mexico) has been allocated to the San Francisco 49ers through the NFL's International Player Pathway Program.

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  49ers | Jalen Hurd continues to rehab    Sat May 1, 09:00 PM

San Francisco 49ers WR Jalen Hurd (knee) is making good progress in his rehab and is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, according to general manager John Lynch.

Footballguys view: Hurd, a third-round pick in 2019, has missed the past two seasons due to back and knee injuries. If healthy, Hurd has the ability to flash on the field like he did as a rookie in the preseason. Fantasy GMs in crazy deep dynasty formats can hold out hope he'll put it together but on a run-heavy team he's buried on the depth chart.

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  49ers | Josh Pederson catches on with San Francisco    Sat May 1, 07:16 PM

Undrafted free-agent TE Josh Pederson (Louisiana-Monroe) agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source Saturday, May 1.

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  49ers | Trey Lance getting straight to work    Sat May 1, 06:06 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance is meeting with quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello to exchange some playbook material Saturday, May 1.

Footballguys view: Lance has a lot to work on, but his upside might be greater than anybody in the 2021 NFL draft. He'll work as a reserve behind Jimmy Garoppolo while he gets up to speed in the NFL. Some think Lance may take a year at least to develop, but we think his rushing ability and high football intelligence could make him a starter sooner rather than later.

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  49ers | Eli Mitchell lands with San Francisco    Sat May 1, 04:20 PM

Louisiana RB Eli Mitchell was selected in the sixth round (194th pick) of the 2021 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, May 1.

Footballguys view: The 49ers added Trey Sermon (Ohio State) earlier in the draft and now continue to revamp the room with Mitchell. He's got good footwork and can make lateral movements with ease. Mitchell bursts to and through the hole quickly and has subtle moves in the open field. He's not a power player despite his size and needs to improve his pass protection ability.

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  49ers | Trey Sermon going to San Francisco    Fri Apr 30, 10:58 PM

Ohio State RB Trey Sermon was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 88th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Sermon is a Matt Waldman favorite, and he's with the 49ers...a combination that makes him a must-add for Fantasy GMs in dynasty formats. He's a well-built back who makes decisive moves with the ball in his hand. Sermon was not utilized as a receiver out of the backfield much, so he'll have to prove that to the 49ers if he wants to earn a larger role.

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  49ers | Aaron Banks may push for starting job    Fri Apr 30, 09:38 PM

San Francisco 49ers OG Aaron Banks may compete with OG Daniel Brunskill for the starting right guard job during training camp.

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  49ers | Obi Melifonwu cut    Fri Apr 30, 06:09 PM

San Francisco 49ers S Obi Melifonwu was waived Friday, April 30.

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  49ers | Trey Lance says he's not in rush    Fri Apr 30, 02:38 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance faces a steep NFL learning curve following a college career that featured 17 starts at an FCS program, but he said Thursday, April 29, that he's not overly concerned. 'I'm not really worried about it right away,' Lance said. 'I'm just focused on getting there, learning as much as I possibly can, getting to know Jimmy (Garoppolo) and the guys in the room and learning and getting to know him and becoming close with him and just learning as much as I can and at that point, obviously competing.'

Footballguys view: Lance needs some time to get used to the pro game after coming from North Dakota State. He's athletic and has a big arm, but his mechanics and downfield accuracy need work. He'll serve as a developmental guy behind Jimmy Garoppolo with the idea that he could sit for a year. With Garoppolo's injury history, the 49ers may be starting Lance sooner than some think.

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  49ers | San Francisco drafts Trey Lance    Thu Apr 29, 08:45 PM

North Dakota State QB Trey Lance was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Lance was always the call for the 49ers. He's raw, but his upside might be the greatest of any quarterback in the NFL draft. Lance has a game like Cam Newton and can attack a defense as a runner. He's got a big arm and is smart, but his downfield accuracy does need work.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo Thur. trade unlikely    Thu Apr 29, 12:29 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to the subject of multiple trade inquiries Thursday, April 29, but as of Thursday morning, the chances of Garoppolo being traded were 'remote,' according to a source.

Footballguys view: The entire league knows that if they need a veteran quarterback that Garoppolo is available. The action should be hot and heavy in terms of trades on Thursday but we'll see if the 49ers have to wait to get rid of Garoppolo. They are clearly taking a quarterback at no.3 overall in the draft.

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  49ers | Tom Compton staying put    Wed Apr 28, 03:37 PM

San Francisco 49ers OG Tom Compton signed a one-year contract to remain with the team Wednesday, April 28. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  49ers | San Francisco moves on from Josiah Coatney    Tue Apr 27, 04:52 PM

San Francisco 49ers DL Josiah Coatney was waived Tuesday, April 27.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo to get moved during draft?    Tue Apr 27, 01:40 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's future with the 49ers is reportedly now seen as 'bleak,' and San Francisco is expected to make a 'major effort' to trade him before or during the 2021 NFL Draft, according to 105.7 The Fan's Jason La Canfora.

Footballguys view: The 49ers moved up to no.3 overall in the draft so they could get their quarterback of the future. Garoppolo is there for now but if the team finds a willing trade partner, then he's gone. Deals get done at deadlines, but the 49ers have time to work the phones over the next couple of days.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo could be available    Mon Apr 26, 12:36 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo could become 'more available than he has been' and possibly be acquired for less than a first-round pick, in the opinion of NBC's Peter King.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. The 49ers have made the move to the no.3 pick and that's where they will be targeting a guy like Trey Lance (North Dakota State). Garoppolo could be kept as a veteran mentor for Lance, or the team could just throw the rookie into the fray on day one. Either way, Garoppolo's days are numbered in San Francisco.

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  49ers | Mac Jones, Trey Lance in line to go third?    Sun Apr 25, 10:04 PM

Alabama QB Mac Jones and North Dakota State QB Trey Lance appear to be the finalists to be drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 3 selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to multiple sources via NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

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  49ers | Maurice Hurst contract update    Fri Apr 23, 04:31 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent DT Maurice Hurst (Raiders) officially signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Friday, April 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  49ers | San Francisco adds Maurice Hurst    Thu Apr 22, 07:13 PM

Free-agent DT Maurice Hurst (Raiders) agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, April 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Wayne Gallman gets one-year deal    Wed Apr 21, 05:09 PM

Updating a previous story, free-agent RB Wayne Gallman (Giants) signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, April 21.

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  49ers | Arden Key catches on with San Fran    Wed Apr 21, 04:47 PM

Free-agent DE Arden Key (Raiders) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, April 21. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  49ers | San Francisco secures Wayne Gallman    Wed Apr 21, 04:28 PM

Free-agent RB Wayne Gallman (Giants) signed an undisclosed contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, April 21.

Footballguys view: Interest in Gallman was reported late last week, and the two sides found a way to get it done. Gallman can work as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. He'll work into the mix as the 49ers use a RBBC. His fantasy value will be dependent on the size of the role he earns. If he's getting a larger role (lets say injuries hit the backfield) then Gallman will at least have flex appeal with his new team.

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  49ers | SF interested in Wayne Gallman    Mon Apr 19, 04:57 PM

Free-agent RB Wayne Gallman (Giants) is scheduled to meet with the San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: The 49ers have a rushing attack that many backs can be successful in. Even though Gallman would be added as a reserve back, if he signs with the 49ers we'll be keeping an eye on his progress.

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  49ers | Tony Jefferson visiting this week    Mon Apr 19, 01:26 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent S Tony Jefferson (Ravens) is scheduled to work out for the San Francisco 49ers this week and will also undergo a physical during the meeting, according to sources.

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  49ers | San Fran very much interested in Trey Lance    Sun Apr 18, 10:04 PM

North Dakota State QB Trey Lance spent the last couple of weeks working with quarterback coach John Beck, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. Per Graziano, the 49ers coaching staff gave Beck a list of drills they wanted Lance to work on ahead of Lance's second pro day Monday, April 19.

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  49ers | Daniel Brunskill signs tender    Tue Apr 13, 06:44 PM

San Francisco 49ers OL Daniel Brunskill signed his one-year exclusive rights free-agent tender Tuesday, April 13. The team also released TE Chase Harrell.

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  49ers | SF to observe QBs    Mon Apr 12, 10:44 AM

Ohio State QB Justin Fields and North Dakota State QB Trey Lance will have Pro Days in the next seven days, and the San Francisco 49ers will be present at both. Fields will work out Wednesday, April 14, and Lance will host teams Monday, April 19.

Footballguys view: The 49ers moved up to the no.3 overall pick with a quarterback in mind. Some say that's going to be Mac Jones (Alabama) but Fields and Lance are in the conversation as well. In fact, a player like Lance seems to be a perfect fit for a Shanahan offense. Stay tuned.

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  49ers | Niners targeting Pooka Williams?    Sun Apr 11, 08:26 PM

Kansas RB Pooka Williams met with the San Francisco 49ers at the Kansas Pro Day, and the 49ers are 'really dialed into Williams,' according to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network.

Footballguys view: Williams is a smaller back with explosive playmaking ability...kind of like Tarik Cohen. He makes defenders look silly and can create space for himself with quickness and agility. Williams is likely to be a late-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft and a scatback at the pro level.

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  49ers | Rehab going well for Nick Bosa    Sat Apr 10, 01:18 PM

San Francisco 49ers DE Nick Bosa (knee) impressed with his running and explosiveness in a recent rehab video as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered in the 2020 season. 'If you've listened to some of the Zoom interviews from the 49ers players who have signed over the course of the last couple weeks and free agency, Bosa has represented a lot of optimism for them,' the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Friday, April 9. '... It sounds like Bosa is going to be ready and expected to contribute mightily for this 49ers team.'

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  49ers | Ronald Blair expected to return    Thu Apr 8, 03:37 PM

Free-agent DE Ronald Blair (49ers) is meeting with the San Francisco 49ers doctors Thursday, April 8, and is expected to re-sign with the 49ers if he is medically cleared, according to sources.

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  49ers | Mac Jones not a lock for Niners    Wed Apr 7, 09:29 PM

Alabama QB Mac Jones is 'not a given' to be selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network, and Pauline said the 49ers are 'comfortable' selecting Jones, Ohio State QB Justin Fields or North Dakota State QB Trey Lance.

Footballguys view: We think the move could be for Trey Lance. It could be for Jones of course, but Lance would really fit the Shanahan offense. Jones is super accurate on short-to-intermediate routes and we think a team like the Saints or the Patriots would be a good fit. Only time will tell, and the 49ers know which one they like best.

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  49ers | Ronald Blair visits Niners    Wed Apr 7, 05:08 PM

Free-agent DL Ronald Blair (49ers) visited the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, April 7. He hasn't played since 2019.

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  49ers | Nate Sudfeld catches on with San Francisco    Wed Apr 7, 05:01 PM

Free-agent QB Nate Sudfeld (Eagles) signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, April 7. Financial terms of the contract weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Sudfeld is a tall pocket passer with a big arm who has been stuck as a reserve in the NFC East with Washington and Philadelphia. He'll work into the rotation as a backup behind Jimmy Garoppolo and whatever rookie (Trey Lance?) the 49ers are going to pick at no.3 overall. Rich Scangarello, the 49ers quarterback coach, worked with Sudfeld in Philadelphia last season.

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  49ers | SF wants big return for Jimmy Garoppolo    Fri Apr 2, 03:19 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has received some trade interest this offseason, but the 49ers have indicated that they would want a first-round pick in return for Garoppolo.

Footballguys view: If they want to hold onto Garoppolo, then keep asking for a first-round pick. GM John Lynch has said they believe in Garoppolo for 2021 but need to get better behind him. That's why they made the power move to get up to the no.3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. It's with that pick they'll draft the QB of the future, and we think that could be Trey Lance (North Dakota State) or Justin Fields (Ohio State) but there are rumors that Mac Jones (Alabama) is an option too.

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  49ers | George Kittle's 2022 salary guaranteed    Thu Apr 1, 08:14 AM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle's 2022 salary of $11.45 million became guaranteed Thursday, April 1.

Footballguys view: Kittle is one of the best tight ends in the game so long as he's healthy. The 49ers may have a change at quarterback in 2021, but whoever is throwing the rock is going to target Kittle early and often.

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  49ers | Jimmy Garoppolo still part of SF's plans    Mon Mar 29, 03:46 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is still part of the team's plans even though they acquired the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to general manager John Lynch.

Footballguys view: Lynch has said this before. Garoppolo is part of their plans, but they need to be ready for the future...and that may happen sooner rather than later. They can win games with Garoppolo but he's hurt too often to trust. That's why they've secured the no.3 overall pick so they can draft their QB of the future. That could be Justin Fields (Ohio State), Trey Lance (North Dakota State) or Mac Jones (Alabama).

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  49ers | Tony Jefferson to meet with San Francisco    Sun Mar 28, 08:16 AM

Free-agent FS Tony Jefferson (Ravens) is attempting a comeback and is in the process of scheduling visits with NFL teams. He expects to meet with the San Francisco 49ers in two to three weeks, according to a source.

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  49ers | SF may consider two cornerbacks    Sat Mar 27, 04:40 PM

Free-agent CB A.J. Bouye (Broncos) and CB Casey Hayward (Chargers) could be possible options for the San Francisco 49ers, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner.

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  49ers | Mohamed Sanu back with Niners    Sat Mar 27, 12:29 PM

Free agent WR Mohamed Sanu (Lions) on Saturday, March 27, agreed on a one-year contract to sign with the San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: Sanu knows Kyle Shanahan's offense like the back of his hand...but don't expect too much production from the seasoned veteran. He's there for his experience but is certainly no lock for the 53-man roster.

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  49ers | Nate Gerry to Niners    Sat Mar 27, 11:53 AM

Free-agent LB Nate Gerry (Eagles) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, March 27.

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  49ers | Still committed to Jimmy Garoppolo?    Fri Mar 26, 01:49 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will not be traded and still figures in the team's plans, according to sources, despite the 49ers trading up to acquire the third-overall pick in the 2021 draft Friday, March 26.

Footballguys view: This is possible, but 25 million is a lot for a bridge quarterback that you just showed you don't have confidence in to be your long term answer at quarterback. The Patriots remain the most likely trade destination, but the 49ers could also attempt to keep Garoppolo on a cheaper deal with a lot of his salary converted to incentives.

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  49ers | K'Waun Williams terms    Fri Mar 26, 08:18 AM

Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers DB K'Waun Williams received a one-year, $2.378 million deal.

Footballguys view: That is very cheap for an accomplished slot corner. He has been a great contributor to the 49ers defense and they were lucky that he didn't get signed elsewhere.

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