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Kirk Cousins returns from COVID, in time for joint practice with 49ers

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is back from a five-day COVID hiatus for two days of practices with the 49ers.He met with reporters on Wednesday morning.Cousins said he was feeling “a little lousy” last Thursday, resulting in the COVID test. By rule (as of 2022) he was required to stay away for five days. He said [more]

49ers release Robert Nkemdiche

The 49ers got down to 85 players on Tuesday by releasing a former first-round pick.The team announced the departure of defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche ahead of the deadline to drop their roster to the 85-man limit. The 49ers had parted ways with four other players on Monday.Nkemdiche signed with the 49ers in late July and [more]

Amazon’s Thursday night games will have Nielsen ratings

Amazon is telling sponsors that it expects to have 12.5 million viewers for Thursday Night Football in 2022. Whatever the real numbers are, everyone will know them — thanks to the folks at Nielsen.John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that the TNF games will have Nielsen ratings for the next three seasons. It’s the [more]

49ers release Darqueze Dennard, waive three

The 49ers have made some roster cuts on Monday, and one of the players they let go of is a former first-round pick.San Francisco released veteran cornerback Darqueze Dennard and waived fullback Josh Hokit, receiver KeeSean Johnson, and defensive lineman Tomasi Laulile.Dennard joined the 49ers’ practice squad in January and was with the club for [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Jimmie Ward may be out through Week One with “pretty bad” hamstring injury

The 49ers have an injury concern in their defensive backfield.Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters in his Monday press conference that safety Jimmie Ward suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday’s practice. It’s significant enough that Ward may not be available for San Francisco’s Week One matchup with Chicago.“It’s a pretty bad hamstring injury … so [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo reportedly ignored coaches after getting his big contract in 2018

As the 49ers continue to wait for a trade opportunity to surface for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, a recent report will make it even harder for a team to justify rolling the dice on Garoppolo, with or without an injury to its current starting quarterback.A recent report seriously questions the extent of Jimmy Garoppolo’s commitment to [more]

49ers activate Charlie Woerner from PUP

The 49ers activated tight end Charlie Woerner from the active/physically unable to perform list Sunday, the team announced.He began training camp recovering from offseason core muscle surgery.San Francisco made Woerner a sixth-round pick out of Georgia in 2020. He has eight catches for 88 yards in 31 games, including three starts, in his two NFL [more]

Elijah Mitchell is expected to miss preseason with a hamstring injury

49ers running back Elijah Mitchell did not play against the Packers on Friday night and he’s not expected to play in the next two preseason outings either.Mitchell was limited to open training camp because he was coming off of knee surgery and, per multiple reports, a hamstring injury is expected to keep him out of [more]

Trey Lance shows promise in brief preseason outing

Trey Lance didn’t play enough in Friday night’s preseason game to draw any definitive conclusions about how he looks heading into his first season as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. But what he did do was promising.Lance completed four of five passes for 92 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions, and the 49ers scored on [more]

Report: Zach Wilson is walking in locker room with a limp

Jets fans are holding their collective breath after quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury on Friday night, in the team’s 2022 preseason opener.Via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, Wilson was spotted walking in the team’s locker room with a limp.No further information yet has emerged as to Wilson’s status. If he will miss extensive time, [more]

Report: Browns to consider Jimmy Garoppolo if Deshaun Watson suspension increases

The Browns and quarterback Deshaun Watson are waiting for Peter Harvey’s decision on the NFL’s appeal of Watson’s six-game suspension and that ruling could lead the Browns to look outside the organization for another starting option.Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns will consider trading for 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo if Harvey’s ruling [more]

Kyle Shanahan has a beef with the league over his hat for 2022

Fifteen years after former 49ers coach Mike Nolan struggled with the NFL for the periodic ability to wear a suit on the sidelines, current 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is grappling with the league over the hat he’ll wear (or not wear) during games during the 2022 season.In a recent appearance on KNBR (via SFGate.com), Shanahan [more]

Frank Gore charged with simple assault in alleged domestic violence dispute

Former NFL running back Frank Gore faces simple assault charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence dispute, TMZ Sports reports.Atlantic City police report that authorities were called to the Tropicana Casino’s Havana Tower on the morning of July 31. They arrived to find a 28-year-old woman talking to hotel security. “The victim did not exhibit [more]

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