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Kyle Juszczyk expected to join 49ers

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Kyle Shanahan’s offense with the 49ers is starting to take shape.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team will sign fullback Kyle Juszczyk when teams are eligible to start signing outside free agents on Thursday. They are also expected to add quarterback Brian Hoyer and wide receivers Pierre Garçon and Marquise Goodwin to a unit that’s likely to bear only faint resemblance to the one they employed last season.

There were reports of interest in Juszczyk from a few teams once the “legal tampering” window opened on Tuesday and was looking to join a team where he could play a variety of roles.

The 49ers should be able to offer him a chance to show off his versatility as they aren’t exactly overstuffed with players who need the ball at present. Juszczyk caught 97 passes over the last three years with the Ravens, so a role in the passing game would seem to be an obvious place to start.

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  1. snowdood163 says: Mar 8, 2017 5:02 PM

    Sure seems like a lot of FAs are being lured to SF when other teams are interested. Me thinks ole Mr. Lynch might turn out to be alright for the 9ers.

  2. ninerdynasty says: Mar 8, 2017 5:06 PM

    Well, now that the rat baalke is gone, this team is truly finally turning things around. Might take another year or so but at least now opponents will not scratch them as an automatic W. If they land Jeofrey too, watch out…

  3. thenoblebard93 says: Mar 8, 2017 5:06 PM

    Cautiously optimistic with what i’m seeing so far, as a 49ers fan.

    Best part of this last week has been the addition by subtraction that Lynch and Shanahan have been doing. Marcus Martin and Torrey Smith needed to go.

  4. mikeinsanfran says: Mar 8, 2017 5:06 PM

    The 49ers are not messing around

  5. milkmandanimal says: Mar 8, 2017 5:07 PM

    The 49ers are building one heck of a practice squad.

    Wait, that’s supposed to be the gameday roster?

  6. niners816 says: Mar 8, 2017 5:07 PM

    I guess you weren’t going to mention he was a Pro Bowler. This is a huge upgrade for the Niners. Lynch told fans they were going to make a few splashes and he’s lived up to that so far. After having to deal with that turd Baalke, this is refreshing to see Kyle and John making some actual moves.

  7. skinsfan91 says: Mar 8, 2017 5:07 PM

    Theyve also go like $90 mill. in cap space.

  8. themanasutra says: Mar 8, 2017 5:08 PM

    Wow, the offense is already seemingly better than the travesty that Baalke put together last year.

  9. pau49ers says: Mar 8, 2017 5:10 PM

    What a change. Free agents want to come play for SF again. That’s the first step in getting better. Picked up 5 players and free agency hasn’t started yet.

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 8, 2017 5:11 PM

    “49ers would like to announce the signing of Kyle….uh…. Kyle…… can we just call you Kyle”?

  11. kcflake says: Mar 8, 2017 5:14 PM

    49ers could be in cap hell in 3 years.

  12. thenewguy12 says: Mar 8, 2017 5:19 PM

    All Pro, Pro Bowler, possibly the best FB in the NFL. Lynch doing work right now.

  13. kowboydmac says: Mar 8, 2017 5:29 PM

    Juszczyk is a really good football player. Nice pickup. Even if he commands top dollar for being the best FB, it’s still a relatively cheap position.

  14. kleppnasty says: Mar 8, 2017 5:30 PM

    Cautiously optimistic about John and Kyle’s moves thus far. Build with draft, plug holes with FA. They overspent on Pierre, but if it is a big 1st year and much less afterward, that shouldn’t affect the cap space and they can afford to overspend now. Rest of guys seem like low risk high reward guys. If they get back to 7-9 or 8-8 after what Trent left in the cupboard, they’d be GM/Coach of the Year candidates.

  15. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 8, 2017 5:41 PM

    9ers fans getting giddy about signing a QB who has 31 career starts at the age of 31, a receiver who has averaged 12 catches per season over 4 seasons in the league, and a fullback. Geez, talk about reduced expectations.

  16. tombradysdeflatedballs says: Mar 8, 2017 5:47 PM

    The Niners are getting a good, smart football player. Not someone that’s gonna be in the news for all the wrong reasons. Dude can block, catch the ball, and get a tough yard.

  17. buzzlightner says: Mar 8, 2017 6:10 PM

    49ers wont be in cap hell in 3 years they have 90 mil so they are front loading everything

  18. bigjd says: Mar 8, 2017 6:11 PM

    Well, someone is winning the offseason.

  19. ogawdwhereami says: Mar 8, 2017 6:46 PM

    What team did Gabbert sign with?

  20. Phoenix11 says: Mar 8, 2017 6:55 PM

    snowdood163 says:
    Mar 8, 2017 5:02 PM

    Sure seems like a lot of FAs are being lured to SF when other teams are interested. Me thinks ole Mr. Lynch might turn out to be alright for the 9ers.
    ________________________________

    Hoyer gets the opportunity to start, no brainer for a QB.

    Garcon is reportedly going to paid 16mil yr 1 per Chris Mortenson

    Juszczyk is about to become the highest paid FB

    Yeah definitely being lured by being overpaid. While I get SF needs an overhaul, theyre looking like an expansion team at this rate.

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