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/Sports/NFL/San Francisco 49ers/ Last Updated: Tue, May 11th, 2021 @ 5:30am EDT

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Kyle Posey

Golden Nuggets: ESPN’s Matt Bowen believes Trey Lance to the 49ers is a perfect fit

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Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

We have the schedule coming out this week. Let’s see how eager the schedule makers are to see the 49ers on the national stage.

Potential roles for each 49ers 2021 draft pick in rookie season

Richard Sherman’s potential return casts a sizable question mark over the cornerback depth chart. Thomas as the roster sits without Sherman is probably the first CB off the bench behind Jason Verrett and Emmanuel...

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Three reasons why a Julio Jones trade to the 49ers makes perfect sense

There’s a darn good chance that a Julio Jones trade will happen at some point between now and before the start of training camp in July. 

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Kyle Posey

Who will return punts and kicks for the 49ers in 2021?

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Richie James? A rookie?

When we ranked the 49ers position groups, it was easy to put their special teams’ unit last. San Francisco has struggled in the third phase of the game, from the kicking game to the return units.

Injuries haven’t helped, as the 49ers have struggled to field units that aren’t littered with practice squad players as the domino effect has taken its toll.

For today, let’s concentrate on the kick and punt return units. Cordarrelle...

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Jas Kang

49ers announce offseason workout schedule

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Kyle Shanahan will get to work with the incoming rookie class beginning on Friday.

The San Francisco 49ers will be bringing in their incoming 2021 rookie class this weekend. The NFL announced its offseason workout program schedule for every team, and the Niners will begin their portion on Friday.

Although we are still in Phase One of the offseason training guidelines, the league will move to Phase Two later in the week. Currently,...

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49ers, Richard Sherman reportedly engaged in talks

The two sides are exploring a return to the team for Sherman. 

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Kyle Posey

Ranking the 49ers by positional strength after the 2021 NFL Draft

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Let’s take a look at the Niners’ roster and how it stacks up now that we’re past the NFL Draft

Despite finishing 6-10, the expectations for the San Francisco 49ers are sky-high heading into the 2021 season. I saw one power ranking have the Niners as high as No. 3 in the league, which feels rich.

The massive trade up to the third overall pick will ultimately determine the fate of this team. Still, the 49ers should receive playing time from a couple of...

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Jas Kang

Report: 49ers’ decision to draft Lance moved Garoppolo further off trade market

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Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated went on a Boston radio station and explained why Jimmy G is very much in the Niners’ 2021 plans.

The San Francisco 49ers are getting ready for their rookie minicamp, which is scheduled to begin on Friday. All eyes will be on quarterback Trey Lance, whom the Niners selected with the No. 3 overall pick.

It was no secret that head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager traded up to No. 3 to select their QB of the future...

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Kyle Posey

Golden Nuggets: We’ll find out about the 49ers schedule this week

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Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Monday, May 10, 2021

There’s a great story on GQ about Deebo Samuel and his mom. Also, you’ll read about Raheem Mostert, how many games the 49ers will have in primetime, Talanoa Hufanga, and why Trey Lance should play early.

Will the 49ers Release Raheem Mostert Before the Season Starts?

Kyle Shanahan has one of the most diverse running attacks in the NFL, and adding a...

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Three reasons why Mac Jones should be Week 1 starter for Patriots

The New England Patriots sat back late last month and saw former Alabama quarterback Mac Jones fall to them with the 15th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Leading up to the annual event, rumors persisted that the Patriots were attempting to move into the top 10 for a signal caller of the future.

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Kyle Posey

Golden Nuggets: 49ers’ Trey Lance and Brandon Aiyuk are training together

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Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Sunday, May 9, 2021

As you’ll read below, Trey Lance and Brandon Aiyuk are training together. It may only be speed workouts, but the two have a chance to build a rapport with each other this offseason. That could go a long way when it comes to having chemistry on the field.

Are the 49ers Still Super Bowl Contenders?

1.) DeMeco Ryans is a first time defensive coordinator this season. While there is some idea as to how he...

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Trey Lance admits he was in the dark about 49ers' draft plans

In general, players and their agents at least have an idea of what’s going to happen on draft day. Lance certainly didn’t get the typical experience.

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Kyle Thele

SB Nation Reacts: The 49ers were voted as one of the draft’s biggest winners

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in San Francisco 49ers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, a full 100 percent of responding 49ers fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction.

That level of confidence in the team comes shortly after the team is welcomed...

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Kyle Posey

Golden Nuggets: The 49ers are valued as the 15th most valuable sports team in ‘21

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Your daily San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, May 8, 2021

Now that the draft is over, you won’t be seeing much of me on the weekends. Between coaching spring ball and my daughter’s events, it’ll be tough to pump out material. Use this time to unplug and get away from football.

GamePlan: Ron Rivera Discusses Changes Ahead of Year 2 in Washington

3) 49ers: Last year, they had the worst injury situation in football and still were in the running for a...

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Trey Lance Says 49ers Are a 'Perfect World as Far as Situations out There'

Trey Lance has no reservations about joining the San Francisco 49ers to begin his NFL career, even though his playing time is in question while he works under...

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Rob Guerrera

Podcast: How does Trey Lance affect the 49ers’ fantasy fortunes?

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It’s never too early to start thinking about fantasy football

As a general rule of thumb, nobody cares who is on your fantasy team. But as any good fantasy football player will tell you, it’s never too early to start your research on the players that will be on that team in the coming year. Due to the inconsistent quarterback play throughout most of Kyle Shanahan’s tenure with the 49ers, George Kittle was the only reliable week-in and week-out...

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49ers expected to design some packages for Trey Lance this season

The plan will likely be to use Lance similarly to the way the New Orleans Saints use Taysom Hill, who can make plays with his legs.

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Kyle Posey

Report: Shanahan wanted Dalton and was upset when he got away

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For a good portion of the offseason, we debated who the 49ers' backup quarterback would be. From Gardner Minshew to Teddy Bridgewater, if he was available, we pegged him to the Niners.

As free agency kicked off, reports surfaced that San Francisco would be “strong contenders” to land Andy Dalton, who was easily the most popular connection. Dalton ended up signing a one-year deal with the Bears, where he’ll now keep the...

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Kyle Posey

Who was the most surprising pick from the 49ers’ 2021 draft?

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This time a week ago, we were reacting to the 49ers selection of Trey Lance and wondering what direction the team would head in on Day 2 of the draft. We predicted the team would go either edge rusher or wide receiver, and boy were we wrong.

We talked about how a running back would be drafted earlier than most predicted, which came to fruition. Nobody expected the Niners to trade up for a running back and use a later round selection on a back.

San...

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Jas Kang

49ers projected to get 2 compensatory picks in 2022 as result of free agency

The NFL Network’s Greg Zierlein expects the Niners to get two seventh-round selections in next year’s draft.

The San Francisco 49ers have been one of the busiest NFL teams this offseason. The franchise re-signed many of its own free agents and made eight picks in the 2021 NFL Draft.

General manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan also decided to let a few players walk in free agency. Defensive lineman and 2017 No. 3 overall pick Solomon Thomas joined the Las Vegas Raiders on a...

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Jas Kang

Report: 49ers, Richard Sherman engaged in talks about a possible new deal

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The Sac Bee’s Chris Biderman reports that the two parties have began discussions about a potential reunion for the 2022 season.

Now that the excitement from the 2021 NFL Draft has begun to subside, the focus shits to the available free agents.

The San Francisco 49ers did some maneuvering during the offseason and restructured a few deals to maximize their cap space going into the 2022 season. The team still needs to sign the eight rookies chosen at the...

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