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49ers claim Cassius Marsh off waivers from Patriots

The 49ers claimed defensive lineman Cassius Marsh off waivers from the Patriots, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Patriots sent 2018 fifth- and seventh-round picks to the Seahawks for Marsh. He made 19 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in nine games with New England before they cut him. Marsh, a fourth-round pick of [more]

C.J. Beathard will start for 49ers on Sunday

To no one’s surprise, Kyle Shanahan announced that C.J. Beathard will start at quarterback for the 49ers on Sunday against the Seahawks. The rookie earned that in the 49ers’ most recent game, completing 19 of 25 passes for 288 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in a 31-21 victory over the Giants. It means, [more]

Luke Joeckel expected back this week for Seahawks, Oday Aboushi out with dislocated shoulder

While the Seahawks had several more players go down with injuries Monday night against Atlanta, they appear set to get a member of their starting offensive line back this week. Left guard Luke Joeckel has missed the last five games for Seattle after having a clean up surgery on his knee during the team’s bye [more]

Randy Moss, Ray Lewis among Hall of Fame semifinalists for 2018

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018. It includes six first-year eligible candidates in defensive back Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, wide receiver Randy Moss and defensive lineman Richard Seymour. In addition, safety LeRoy Butler, defensive ends Leslie O’Neal and Simeon [more]

John Lynch on Jimmy Garoppolo: We don’t want to rush it

The 49ers repeatedly have stated they traded for Jimmy Garoppolo with an eye on the future, and General Manager John Lynch made it clear again Tuesday that the team is in no hurry to play their new quarterback. “With all our players, we want to set them up for success,” Lynch said, via Eric Branch [more]

49ers waive Datone Jones

Defensive lineman Datone Jones‘ stay with the 49ers lasted less than a month. The 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have waived Jones. They’re the third team to part ways with Jones this year as the Vikings dropped him in September after signing him as a free agent in March and the Lions did the [more]

John Lynch “really pleased” with Carlos Hyde

The 49ers made a big trade this season when they acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots, but there was also some talk about possible interest in sending one of their players elsewhere before the deadline. Running back Carlos Hyde was the player in question, but it was just chatter and coach Kyle Shanahan was [more]

NFC playoff picture: Falcons are in, Seahawks are out

Monday night’s game was a big one in the NFC playoff race. The Falcons’ win over the Seahawks gives Atlanta the sixth and final spot in the playoff picture, while Seattle is on the outside looking in. Here’s how it all looks before Thanksgiving: LEADERS 1. Eagles (9-1): The class of the conference. 2. Vikings [more]

49ers claim Sheldon Day off waivers from the Jaguars

The 49ers claimed defensive lineman Sheldon Day off waivers from the Jaguars.   The Jaguars selected Day in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2016 draft. He appeared in 22 games, with 11 tackles, two sacks and a pass breakup for the Jaguars. He played in six games and made three tackles and a [more]

Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan tenure isn’t going as well as expected

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh has a habit of staying at each of his coaching stops only four years at a time. University of San Diego, four years. Stanford, four years. 49ers, four years. But none of those tenures ended because Harbaugh was struggling. To the contrary, he has consistently performed well. The bar, however, rests much [more]

Baker Mayfield apologizes for actions during Kansas game

With Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen getting all of the 2018 quarterback class attention during the USC-UCLA showdown on Saturday night, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield found a way to get people to notice him, too. Only not in a good way. Mayfield issued an apology on Twitter after Saturday’s win over Kansas, which featured Mayfield repeatedly [more]

Giants S Darian Thompson fined for late hit on first play against 49ers

The tone for last Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Giants was set on the first play from scrimmage. 49ers running back Carlos Hyde ran through and around the listless Giants defense for a 28-yard gain that marked the first of several big plays by the Niners on their way to a 31-21 win that [more]

John Lynch on Jimmy Garoppolo: We don’t need to play him right away

The 49ers have a week off and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is sticking around the team’s facility to continue the work on learning the offensive scheme that started when he was acquired in a trade with the Patriots. That should help Garoppolo catch up, but it won’t necessarily lead to coach Kyle Shanahan starting him in [more]

Chip Kelly could be back, in college football

Former Oregon, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly could be back in the game. At the college level. Via Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, Kelly has become of the three prime candidates to replace Jim McElwain as the head coach at the University of Florida. Others are UCF coach Scott Frost and [more]

Marquise Goodwin played Sunday only because his wife insisted

Marquise Goodwin and the 49ers did something extraordinary Tuesday: Bob Lange and Dan Beckler of the 49ers’ communications staff set up a conference call with Goodwin, who agreed to talk despite his grief. Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area expressed condolences from team’s beat writers before the call began, and Goodwin shared his story [more]

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