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Looking at the best quarterback acquisitions not through the draft

Most great quarterbacks are obtained via the draft. Plenty of greats ones haven’t been. And that became the topic for Tuesday’s PFT Live draft — the best quarterbacks acquired by means other than the draft. Simms and I picked three each, mentioned a couple of others, and then neglected to point out Hall of Famer [more]

Josh McCown announces his retirement

Josh McCown said in March that he would take some time to decide if he wanted to continue his NFL career during the 2019 season and he announced that decision on Monday. McCown is retiring as a player after a career that saw him spend time with 10 NFL teams and the Hartford Colonials of [more]

Kyle Shanahan likes progress he’s seen from Dante Pettis

Wide receiver Dante Pettis opened his NFL career with a touchdown catch in the first week of the 2018 season and had three catches in his first two games before a lengthy dry spell. Pettis missed time with injury and had to deal with the loss of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, both of which contributed to [more]

Joe Montana recovering from shoulder replacement, infection

The shoulder that threw so many great passes for the San Francisco 49ers has been replaced, and it wasn’t easy. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana had replacement surgery on his throwing shoulder two weeks ago, and he then had an infection that required a follow-up surgery to treat it, and then a re-do of [more]

Vikings facing cap issues in 2020, too

The Vikings have become one of the few teams to push the envelope in cash and cap space in pursuit of a Super Bowl win. And the envelope-pushing will continue beyond 2019. Via Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings have $211.638 million in cap charges for 2020. Unless the salary cap skyrockets [more]

Jason Verrett expects to be ready for training camp

Jason Verrett will stay in Northern California during the break to continue his rehab from a torn Achilles. The 49ers cornerback expects to be ready for training camp after missing team drills during the offseason program. “I’m going to be ready,” Verrett said, via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBCSportsBayArea. “That’s my main focus. It’s just [more]

Only 25 unsigned draft picks left league-wide

Rookie contracts are easier to negotiate than in the past, so most teams aren’t waiting around to do them. With most of the league finishing up minicamps this week and packing away the gear until training camp, there are only 25 unsigned picks left across the league. The bulk of them are first-rounders, with 10 [more]

Carlos Hyde: Chiefs offense is like a dream come true for me

Carlos Hyde is slated to serve as the backup to Damien Williams in the Chiefs backfield, but he’s not unhappy about that arrangement. Hyde signed with the Chiefs after being released by the Jaguars and has spent the offseason learning his role with his new team. That’s involved a lot of work as a pass [more]

Report: Dak Prescott’s agent has “broached” $34 million per year

With team-friendly deals like this, the Dallas Cowboys won’t need any enemies. Quarterback Dak Prescott‘s agent, Todd France, has “broached” a deal in the range of $34 million per year, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It’s unclear whether that’s an opener, a bottom-line position, or something in between. Presumably, it reflects [more]

Which NFL teams had the best in-season turnarounds?

In early January, the St. Louis Blues had the worst record in hockey. Today, they’re carrying around the Stanley Cup. That stunning achievement sparked an idea for Thursday’s PFT Live. Which NFL teams have had the best in-season turnarounds? Simms and I picked three each, and for my last pick — the one that put [more]

Nick Bosa anticipates being fully ready for start of season

There’s little doubt that San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa will be physically ready for the start of the NFL season. But with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft having missed a chunk of the team’s offseason work due to a strained hamstring, he will have some catching up to [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo gets one rep of 11-on-11 work

Word earlier this week was that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would not be doing any full-team work until the 49ers get to training camp, but things played out differently at Wednesday’s minicamp practice. As practice wound down, Garoppolo lined up, took a snap and completed a pass to Dante Pettis during an 11-on-11 drill. The defensive [more]

Deebo Samuel, Mike McGlinchey among injured 49ers missing minicamp

Some important players on the 49ers are sitting out minicamp with injuries. San Francisco right tackle Mike McGlinchey is missing minicamp as a result of a platelet-rich plasma injection in his knee, which requires him to be off his feet for about two or three weeks, according to Also out is rookie wide receiver [more]

Marquise Goodwin wants to compete in 2020 Olympics

49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin wants to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Goodwin, who finished 10th in the long jump at the 2012 Games, hasn’t competed in track since 2016 when he failed to qualify for the Olympics a second time. But he said he was “100 percent committed” to trying to qualify for Team USA [more]

Kyle Shanahan: I just hope Robbie Gould is here Week One

The 49ers aren’t sweating the absence of kicker Robbie Gould from mandatory minicamp. Gould, a free agent who has not signed the franchise tag, may not show up any time soon, and 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated today that he’s fine with that. “I’d much rather Robbie be here and doing everything,” Shanahan said. [more]

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