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49ers sign LB Shayne Skov

The 49ers announced they signed linebacker Shayne Skov to a one-year deal on Thursday.   Skov rejoins the 49ers after spending the previous three years in San Francisco. In his career, Skov has appeared in 24 games with two tackles and 12 tackles on special teams. The 49ers waived him May 2.   Skov, 27, [more]

Reuben Foster dealing with AC joint sprain

Before this year’s draft, there were concerns about linebacker Reuben Foster‘s shoulder that contributed to his slip from the top of the first round to the 31st pick. The 49ers traded up to make that pick and said after making the selection that they weren’t overly concerned about the possibility of Foster being held back [more]

Von Miller has high praise for the 49ers’ offensive tackles

The 49ers have a lot of work to do on rebuilding from last year’s 2-14 season, but they’re set at the important position of offensive tackle. That’s the word from Broncos pass rusher Von Miller, who has been going against the 49ers’ offensive tackles in the teams’ joint practices. Miller said Trent Brown, the 49ers’ [more]

John Lynch: Joint practices “great opportunity” to explore trades

When teams hold joint practices during the summer, there’s often talk about the benefits that come from working against other players after spending weeks with the familiar faces on their own roster. The 49ers hope to get some of those benefits while working with the Broncos this week, but that’s not the only potential plus [more]

49ers place Donavin Newsom on injured reserve

The 49ers announced Wednesday they placed linebacker Donavin Newsom on injured reserve and waived linebacker Jayson DiManche with an injury designation. Newsom collided with safety Chanceller James on Aug. 9. The undrafted rookie from Missouri left in an ambulance. He spent two nights in the hospital with a concussion but had no cervical spine fractures. [more]

John Lynch respects players’ reasons for kneeling during anthem but says it’s “divisive”

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the face of the national anthem protests last season. Two of his teammates, Eli Harold and Eric Reid, later joined him. While Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the anthem in games over the weekend, every 49ers player, including Harold and Reid, [more]

Ravens reportedly close to deal with Jeremy Zuttah

The Ravens are “close” to a deal to reunite with center Jeremy Zuttah, according to Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun. Per Preston, discussions have become “more intense” between the Ravens and Zuttah about a return. He cautioned, though, that the Colts remain in the picture. Zuttah visited Indianapolis this week. Zuttah made the Pro [more]

Tramaine Brock’s agent says 49ers lied about lack of interest in reunion

After former 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock was cleared on domestic violence charges, a report emerged that the team had contacted Brock about a reunion. Coach Kyle Shanahan promptly denied it. Now that Brock has signed with the Seahawks, his agent says that the 49ers are full of  it. “The 49ers denied it, but they called [more]

Elvis Dumervil: Rashard Robinson can be better than Richard Sherman, Patrick Peterson

As a rookie last season, 49ers cornerback Rashard Robinson started six games and recorded one interception. This year, teammate Elvis Dumervil thinks Robinson is going to take a big step forward. Dumervil, the 33-year-old pass rusher who’s in his first season in San Francisco, told reporters he thinks Robinson is going to be an elite [more]

Seahawks, Tramaine Brock agree to terms

The Seahawks got plenty of looks at cornerback Tramaine Brock in an opposing uniform over the last few years and now they’ll reportedly get to see him in their own duds. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Brock has agreed to terms with the Seahawks on a one-year deal. Brock visited with the team [more]

Kyle Shanahan says Reuben Foster is a starter

After 49ers linebacker Malcolm Smith was lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, the 49ers began giving first-team reps on the weak side of their defense to both rookie Reuben Foster and Ray-Ray Armstrong. Foster began to get more of those reps after a short time and he got the nod to start [more]

McCloughan: Kaepernick is good enough to be a starter

For months, General Managers in the media who think they know football because they cover it were happy to declare that quarterback Colin Kaepernick was unemployed based solely on merit. Those voices have become somewhat muted in the weeks since Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti made it clear that football reasons aren’t the only reasons for [more]

Track and field PED testing issue won’t affect Marquise Goodwin in the NFL

The 49ers and Marquise Goodwin say there’s no cause for concern after Goodwin, a former Olympic long jumper, found himself in trouble with track and field’s performance enhancing drug testing authority. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency requires all active Olympic athletes to keep it apprised of their whereabouts at all times so that they can be [more]

49ers hear from Jerry Rice, Steve Young as franchise tries to change culture

The 49ers made peace with the team’s Hall of Famers when John Lynch took over as General Manager, inviting the alums back to serve as mentors. Jerry Rice and Steve Young, whose photos hang all over the facility, attended Monday’s practice and spoke at the team meeting. Lynch, who inherited a 2-14 team, hopes to [more]

Tramaine Brock begins his free-agency tour in Seattle

Cleared on domestic violence charges, free-agent cornerback Tramaine Brock will officially commence his search for a new job on Tuesday. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brock will visit the Seahawks. The Seahawks know Brock well; he played for the 49ers from 2010 through 2016. And the Seahawks are still trying to nail [more]

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