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Eagles give up 2016 second-rounder for Bradford, too

The trade that sent quarterback Sam Bradford from the Rams to the Eagles was surprising when news of it first emerged.  It’s now become downright confusing. The Eagles have announced the deal, which consists of Bradford for Nick Foles plus three draft picks.  The Eagles get from St. Louis a 2015 fifth-round pick, and the…

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Torrey Smith finalizes his five-year deal with the 49ers

Torrey Smith had already said his goodbyes to Baltimore. Now he can officially say hello to San Francisco. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN (and PFT has confirmed), Smith has agreed to a five-year deal with the 49ers, which will pay him around $8 million per year. This gives 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick the deep…

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Are Colin Kaepernick, Torrey Smith a good match?

From the moment the 49ers had a “mutual parting” with coach Jim Harbaugh, it was clear that the 49ers may have a problem with quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  In February, Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News astutely pointed out that Kaepernick could become this year’s Harbaugh, the subject of endless rumor and speculation about his…

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Taking a closer look at the Kaepernick trade rumor

It’s unclear how the rumor got started of the 49ers supposed willingness to trade Colin Kaepernick.  One possible explanation is this:  The 49ers are indeed trying to trade him.  The other possible explanation is that, in the imperfect chain of human communication that results in the truth being inadvertently twisted, chatter about the 49ers having until…

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San Fran surprise coming Monday

At a time when the 49ers are trying to shoot down rumors regarding a possible trade of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers soon will have another significant issue to deal with. Some very surprising news related to the 49ers is coming, likely later today, regarding a key player on the team who won’t be on the…

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49ers deny report that they’re trying to trade Colin Kaepernick

Despite a report to the contrary, Colin Kaepernick is staying in San Francisco. After KBME radio in Houston reported the 49ers have put Kaepernick on the trade block, 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke issued a statement denying it. “Colin is our quarterback and we are excited to have him,” Baalke said. “He is not going…

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Aldon Smith trades guaranteed salary for roster bonuses

Under the fifth year of his top-10 rookie deal, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was due to earn a fully guaranteed (as of Tuesday) base salary of $9.754 million.  He’ll now earn that money only if he’s on the roster for the entire season. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Smith has converted his salary to…

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Cruz, Newton, Kaepernick part of fruit/vegetable endorsement

If this is a real thing, it’s certainly better for us than another beer or soda commercial. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz are part of Team FNV, which appears to be a campaign designed to push healthy food choices. From looking at their website, what we…

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Sunday morning one-liners

It’s the 30th anniversary of Bruce Smith’s first day with the Bills. If the Dolphins find they need a receiver, this draft class should be able to provide it. Will the Patriots continue tapping into the Rutgers pipeline? The Jets may be in the market for a wide receiver in the first round. CB Kevin…

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Jameis Winston has small hands, limited hops

Apart from a shoulder injury that may or may not be an issue and off-field issues that may or may not be on his shoulders, quarterback Jameis Winston has two potential red flags:  His hands are small and his legs lack explosion. As to the latter point, Winston managed a mere 28.5 inches in the…

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Jim Tomsula avoids falling off another press conference cliff

Jim Tomsula may never win the press conference like a Rex Ryan — or even a Jim Harbaugh. But he least he wasn’t another Jim Tomsula today. The new 49ers coach didn’t repeat his first day of work press conference disaster, but he wasn’t exactly what you’d refer to as varnished Thursday at the NFL Scouting…

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Thursday morning one-liners

The Bills, as they should are weighing all the QB options. The Dolphins are keeping an open line of communication with WR Mike Wallace. The Patriots have a Florida State pipeline. Rex Ryan isn’t talking about the Jets any more. Ravens coach John Harbaugh angrily said he had nothing to do with #DeflateGate. The Bengals have…

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Kaepernick rips into “illiterate or ignorant” heckler on Twitter

Robert Griffin III isn’t the only NFL quarterback who spars with fans on social media. Colin Kaepernick got into a Twitter battle with a fan today over the fan’s reaction to Kaepernick’s description of the work he put in today. Kaepernick tweeted that today he did “1000 abs…. arm workout….. 10 min straight on the…

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Mayock puts Winston ahead of Mariota

Last week, NFL Media draft expert Mike Mayock discussed the pros and cons of quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.  This week, Mayock ranked the two of them against each other. “The quarterback position is one of the weakest in the 2015 Draft,” Mayock said on Thursday’s NFL Total Access.  “There are two guys clearly…

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Schneider hints at outside-the-box approach to Wilson contract

With Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson now eligible for a second contract and the team apparently willing to rectify a wage-scale situation that has left him grossly underpaid, the challenge becomes finding a way to pay him enough without making it harder to put a team on the field around him.  Ultimately, the question becomes where…

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