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49ers have 21 new players, and counting

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Monday’s Number of the Day for the 49ers was 21, as in the number assigned to running back Tim Hightower but rejected by him because it was worn by Frank Gore. (Hightower will instead wear 26.)

But 21 remains relevant to the 49ers because that’s the total number of new players added by the John Lynch/Kyle Shanahan regime without numbers formally assigned to them by the team’s website. And there’s still more than two weeks to go before the draft.

The new players are (alphabetically) quarterback Matt Barkley, receiver DeAndre Carter, linebacker Brock Coyle, linebacker Jayson DiManche, receiver Pierre Garςon, receiver Marquise Goodwin, kicker Robbie Gould, Hightower, quarterback Brian Hoyer, defensive back Don Jones, fullback Kyle Juszczyk, punter Brock Miller, defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, tight end Logan Paulsen, receiver Aldrick Robinson, kicker Nick Rose, receiver Rashad Ross, linebacker Malcolm Smith, linebacker Dekoda Watson, cornerback K’Waun Williams, and offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah.

Given last year’s 2-14 record, change surely is needed. Major change already is happening, and there’s still a long way to go until the new-look 49ers get to the start of the new regular season.

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8 Responses to “49ers have 21 new players, and counting”
  1. lildeucedeuce says: Apr 11, 2017 9:56 AM

    Amazing how they went from that stacked Super Bowl roster to this.

  2. charger383 says: Apr 11, 2017 11:46 AM

    going to take a lot to get the stink out of that place

  3. joetoronto says: Apr 11, 2017 12:07 PM

    But is Jed York still the owner, that’s the question.

  4. omeimontis says: Apr 11, 2017 2:06 PM

    Some of these new players won’t make the final roster of course. Hard to imagine they will keep 2 punters.

  5. omeimontis says: Apr 11, 2017 2:10 PM

    LOL Paid Jed York bashers are around. Name an owner who has guided his team to 3 straight NFC Championship game appearances in the last 10 years. That owner is Jed York. Why would any fan want to get rid of an owner like that, unless they want the team to fail. A person who wants the team to fail is not a real fan. I want the Sea Hogs to fail, and I am not a Sea Hog fan.

  6. thermalito says: Apr 11, 2017 3:25 PM

    omeimontis: Jed York guided the 49ers to three straight NFC Championship games? Are you retarded?? A better question is name another owner who would fire a franchise coach like Jim Harbaugh in favor of a couple of stooges like Trent Baalke and Jim Tomsula?? Jed York is the worst owner in the game and the York family is the worst and most dysfunctional ownership group in the game.

  7. cheaptrix12 says: Apr 11, 2017 4:48 PM

    you can only polish a turd so much.

  8. tinypal says: Apr 12, 2017 8:15 AM

    Jed York is young and has been inexperienced. His biggest flaw was putting all his faith in Trent Baalke. He’s resolved that issue—to this point it appears John Lynch is running rings around Baalke. I’m optimistic the new brain trust will find the right combination of players. In a few years they’ll more resemble the Patriots than the Browns.

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