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Terrell Owens picks former receivers coach as his presenter

Terrell Owens has selected one of his former receivers coaches to present him at his induction in Canton this summer. George Stewart, Owens’ position coach in San Francisco, will have that honor, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday. “He knew what to get out of me. He became a father figure to me,” [more]

The biggest problems with Richard Sherman’s self-representation

On Tuesday, 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman defended his decision to negotiate his own contract. Along the way, he called out one of the biggest critics of his self-negotiated deal. (And, yes, said critic is a certain Internet hack with whom you may be familiar.) “The thing I’m most frustrated about is all the people that [more]

Richard Sherman expresses “concern” Eric Reid remains unsigned

Eric Reid has not found any takers on the free agent market, and he believes he knows why. New 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, who served as the Seahawks’ player representative, expressed concern about Reid’s slow market. “We are concerned, because he played at a high level for just about every year that he’s played in [more]

Seahawks host Dontae Johnson, Bennie Logan

Defensive back Dontae Johnson and nose tackle Bennie Logan visited the Seahawks today, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Johnson, 26, was a fourth-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2014. He spent his first four seasons with San Francisco, playing in 63 games with 22 starts, while making two interceptions, 21 pass breakups [more]

49ers sign Jonathan Cooper

The 49ers have signed another free agent offensive lineman. The team announced on Tuesday that they have signed guard Jonathan Cooper to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. “Having started 27 games in four NFL seasons, Jonathan brings great experience to the interior of our offensive line,” General Manager John Lynch said in [more]

Richard Sherman expects to return to practice field by May or June

Richard Sherman expects to return to the practice field by “May or June.” “That timeline will be fine,” the new 49ers cornerback said in a press conference, via a live feed posted by the team. “I think people like to — with the Achilles or any injury — compare people. ‘This guy came back like [more]

West Coast teams want NFL rule limiting early kickoffs

Teams that play in the Pacific time zone are tired of early kickoffs on the East Coast (and even earlier kickoffs in London), and they want the NFL to limit them. Toward that end, the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals have proposed a rule to be discussed at next week’s league meeting that would limit the [more]

All or Nothing brand expands beyond the NFL

The recent All or Nothing series, an NFL Films distributed exclusively by Amazon, quickly has become a popular look at life on an NFL team beyond the limited glimpse provided by Hard Knocks. The brand is now expanding. Amazon has announced three more All or Nothing franchises, with series focusing on the Michigan football program, [more]

Jaylen Watkins visiting 49ers

The 49ers have added cornerback Richard Sherman as a free agent this month and they are set to meet with another possible addition to their defensive backfield this week. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that they will host Jaylen Watkins on a visit Wednesday. Watkins was not tendered as a restricted free agent by [more]

There’s plenty of help available at safety

Eric Reid may end up being right. But hardly anyone else who plays his position is getting signed at the moment either. The 49ers safety has a mitigating factor (his willingness to peacefully protest racial inequality) which could well keep him looking for sometime, but the rest of the safety market has gone stale. Other [more]

The veteran running back market still is still sputtering, for the most part

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will make more than $14.5 million this year under the franchise tag. 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon, the biggest winner in the free-agency class at the position, will average $7.5 million per year over four years, nearly half of Bell’s one-year amount. Nearly a week into the free-agency process, here’s [more]

Logan Paulsen visits Lions

The Lions are in need of tight end depth after releasing Eric Ebron and losing Darren Fells in free agency. To that end, Detroit hosted free agent tight end Logan Paulsen, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Brent Celek and Luke Willson already have visited. Paulsen, 31, played 14 games last season, but the 49ers used [more]

Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh pairing could force offenses to get very creative

So what will opposing offenses do if the Rams manage to land Ndamukong Suh? After they change their pants (because they’ve crapped in them), they’re going to have to get very creative. Picture Suh and Aaron Donald destroying the interior of offensive lines. How will an offense even begin to run its scheme with Suh [more]

Report: Jets made big push for Jerick McKinnon

Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates and run game coordinator Rick Dennison spent a lot of time coaching Mike Shanahan-led staffs, so it stands to reason that they might be looking for some of the same things on offense that Kyle Shanahan is looking for with the 49ers. That was reportedly the case with one player [more]

Anquan Boldin: I could “definitely” play, “If I wanted to”

Last fall, Anquan Boldin wanted the Bills to let him go so he could play for someone else. Now that they have, he said he’s confident he could still play, with one caveat. “Definitely,” Boldin told Jeff Zrebeic of the Baltimore Sun. “If I wanted to, I know I could.” Boldin hasn’t played since the [more]

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