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Dee Ford had “pretty extensive cleanup” of knee after Super Bowl

Shortly after the 49ers lost Super Bowl LIV to the Chiefs, 49ers General Manager John Lynch said he didn’t think edge rusher Dee Ford would need to have knee surgery this offseason. Ford revealed that Lynch was incorrect during a conference call with reporters on Friday. Ford said, via multiple reporters” that he saw Dr. [more]

Colin Kaepernick: “We have the right to fight back”

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick saw his football career end after he sparked in protests during the national anthem aimed at bringing attention to police misconduct against minorities. Kaepernick has reacted to the latest example of police brutality against an African-American, coming from the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “When civility leads to death, [more]

Trent Williams returned to Washington last year prepared to play

Trent Williams did not play last season, but the left tackle said he was prepared to play. Williams’ beef with Washington’s medical staff over its handling of a cancerous growth on his head prompted a nine-game holdout until Oct. 29. Williams said Thursday he was prepared to play when he showed up at the team [more]

Trent Williams reworked deal with 49ers to get some upfront money

After left tackle Trent Williams was traded to the 49ers in April, he and the team said that there were no immediate plans to talk about an extension to his current contract. There were talks about modifying that contract, however. Williams told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that he and the team agreed to rework [more]

DeForest Buckner planning on doing what he’s always done

DeForest Buckner doesn’t expect much to change aside from the uniform he wears. He will continue to play the three-technique in a familiar scheme. “Going through the meetings, we ran some similar plays in San Francisco,” Buckner said Wednesday in a conference call, via Andrew Walker of the team website. “I’m just getting used to [more]

Mike McCarthy: Aldon Smith “bigger and stronger” than he was with 49ers

Robert Quinn, playing opposite DeMarcus Lawrence, led the Cowboys in sacks last season with 11.5. Quinn signed with the Bears in free agency, leaving a hole. The Cowboys have filled it by signing Aldon Smith while hoping NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstates Randy Gregory. Goodell recently gave Smith the approval to return from his suspension. [more]

Raheem Mostert gaining muscle, planning for a heavier workload

Raheem Mostert has spent time with seven teams over five seasons, but he has only 178 carries in his NFL career. This year he expects something different. After an excellent postseason that saw Mostert carry 53 times for 336 yards and five touchdowns, Mostert has earned the right to be the 49ers’ primary ball carrier. [more]

NFL.com changes Colin Kaepernick’s designation from “retired”

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t retired, and now the league-owned website properly reflects that fact. NFL.com has changed Kaepernick’s designation from “retired” to “UFA,” presumably after the incorrect verbiage was brought to light on Friday night. “Thank you to everyone who held the @NFL accountable for falsely reporting that Colin ‘retired’ on their website,” his girlfriend, Nessa, [more]

Carlos Hyde underwent offseason shoulder surgery

Running back Carlos Hyde, who agreed to terms with the Seahawks on Friday, underwent offseason shoulder surgery, Mike Silver of NFL Media reports. Hyde tore his labrum last season with the Texans. He played through it but exacerbated it in the divisional round playoff loss to the Chiefs. Hyde had surgery in February. Hyde, 29, [more]

Redesigned NFL.com lists Colin Kaepernick as “retired”

The NFL recently redesigned its website. And the new version of the pages assigned to each current and historical player has created a bit of a stir: Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is listed as “retired.” Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa, has reacted strongly to the characterization. “The @NFL @nflcommish @NFLPA lying on their website claiming @Kaepernick7 ‘retired,’” [more]

His ankle fully healed, D.J. Jones has his motivation for 2020

49ers defensive tackle D.J. Jones was playing through an ankle injury when he injured the other ankle in a Week 14 game against the Saints. The high-ankle sprain landed him on injured reserve. He missed the 49ers’ postseason run to Super Bowl LIV. “It was very disappointing for me,” Jones said, via Scott Bair of [more]

Raheem Mostert will miss Matt Breida but excited for his friend’s opportunity

The Dolphins’ leading rusher last season was quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. They badly needed help at running back. Enter Matt Breida. And exit Matt Breida. The 49ers had a wealth of riches at the position, so Breida now is in Miami. “It is a little bit sad, but it’s also business,” 49ers running back Raheem Mostert [more]

Dre Greenlaw preparing to make more big plays wherever he plays

Who knows what happens if 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw doesn’t tackle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister short of the goal line on fourth down in the waning seconds of the regular-season finale? Maybe (probably?) the 49ers don’t win the NFC. But he did, and they did. “I know how big of a play it was [more]

Adrian Peterson not a fan of Trent Williams trade

Adrian Peterson is happy for his friend Trent Williams. He is not happy about trading a man who could have obviously helped his football team. Via Sam Fortier of the Washington Post, the Washington running back said he wasn’t crazy about the deal that sent him to the 49ers for a fifth-round pick and a [more]

Raheem Mostert will do what job requires despite COVID-19 concerns

On March 4, 49ers running back Raheem Mostert canceled an autograph signing scheduled for four days later. Some saw that as an overreaction at the time. “It was one of those things where we knew that something like this was going to take place, and we wanted to be prepared,” Mostert said Wednesday on a [more]

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