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Trent Williams tested positive for COVID-19

49ers left tackle Trent Williams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week for the second time this season and he revealed that a positive test was the reason for this move. Williams missed a Thursday night loss to the Packers after landing on the list as a close contact of wide receiver Kendrick Bourne. [more]

49ers place D.J. Jones, Jordan Willis on COVID-19 list, cut Kiko Alonso

The 49ers announced they placed defensive linemen D.J. Jones and Jordan Willis on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. According to, the players actually went on the list Sunday. They bring the 49ers’ total number of players on the COVID-19 reserve list to nine. It’s unknown whether Jones and Willis tested positive or were in close [more]

Raiders claim Takk McKinley, sign Vic Beasley to practice squad

Defensive end Takk McKinley‘s tour of the NFL will continue in Las Vegas. McKinley was claimed off of waivers by the Bengals when the Falcons cut him two weeks ago, but failed a physical and went back on the waiver wire. The 49ers claimed him and failed him on another physical last week, which left [more]

49ers put Brandon Aiyuk, Trent Williams on COVID-19 list

The 49ers placed three more players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday and that moves the total number of players placed on the list during their bye week to seven. Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, left tackle Trent Williams, and tight end Daniel Helm are the new additions to the list. They join defensive lineman Arik [more]

Takk McKinley fails 49ers physical

Takk McKinley is going on waivers again. The 49ers will waive McKinley with a failed physical designation, according to Matt Barrows of San Francisco is the second team to fail to medically clear McKinley. The Bengals, who previously claimed McKinley off waivers, also failed him on their physical. It appears to be a groin [more]

Arik Armstead named this week’s NFLPA Community MVP

49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead has been named this week’s NFLPA Community MVP. The NFLPA recognized Armstead for his “Storytime with Arik Armstead” project. Armstead read to students from his hometown of Elk Grove, California recently and has worked with 21 different classes of students around the world who have been working remotely amid the [more]

49ers place Hroniss Grasu, Joe Walker on COVID-19 list

The 49ers added two more players to the COVID-19 reserve list Thursday. Offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu and linebacker Joe Walker joined defensive linemen Arik Armstead and Javon Kinlaw on the COVID-19 reserve list. It is unknown whether Grasu and Walker tested positive for the coronavirus or were in close contact with someone who did. The [more]

49ers put Javon Kinlaw on COVID-19 list

49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday and head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Tuesday that he expected others to go on the list once his high-risk close contacts from Sunday were determined. The team added one player to the reserve list on Wednesday. Defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw joined [more]

49ers claim Takk McKinley off waivers

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan didn’t play coy about the team’s hopes of landing defensive end Takk McKinley via waivers on Tuesday and his transparency didn’t wind up costing the team a shot at adding the 2017 first-round pick. According to multiple reports, the 49ers have been awarded McKinley on Wednesday. Shanahan confirmed that the [more]

Kyle Shanahan’s comments about Jimmy Garoppolo mean little for 2021

On Tuesday, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said that he expects quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to be the team’s starter in 2020. Although Shanahan’s words merit notice and discussion, here’s the reality: They ultimately mean nothing. Rarely if ever will it make strategic sense to disclose intentions regarding a player’s future after a given season ends while [more]

49ers place JaMycal Hasty and Johnathan Cyprien on IR

The 49ers placed running back JaMycal Hasty and safety Johnathan Cyprien on injured reserve Tuesday, the team announced. Hasty broke his collarbone on his 15th offensive snap Sunday and Cyprien injured his hamstring on his second special teams snap. The 49ers currently have 16 players on injured reserve. Safety Jared Mayden went on the practice [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Expect Jimmy Garoppolo to start for 49ers next year

It’s been a disappointing and injury-plagued season for 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but that doesn’t mean the team is ready to move on from him. That’s the word from 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who said today that the 49ers expect Garoppolo to return as their starter in 2021. “I expect Jimmy to be our starter [more]

Kyle Shanahan says 49ers plan to put in claim for Takk McKinley

The 49ers were one of the teams to put in a waiver claim on defensive end Takk McKinley when the Falcons waived him earlier this month and they’re set to do it again. Cincinnati won McKinley’s rights that time, but announced that they waived McKinley with a failed physical designation on Tuesday. Shanahan told reporters [more]

Report: Arik Armstead going on COVID-19 list

The 49ers are reportedly kicking off their bye week by making a move with defensive lineman Arik Armstead. NBC Sports Bay Area reports that Armstead is being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. Whether the move is related to a positive test or exposure to someone who tested positive isn’t known. If it is [more]

Report: Drew Brees suffered a “rib contusion”

The mystery regarding the health of Saints quarterback Drew Brees is moving closer to a resolution. Unless it isn’t. Brees had a shoulder injury entering Sunday’s game against the 49ers. On Sunday, the team said he suffered a “ribs injury.” Brees himself called it an “accumulative thing.” NFL Media reports Brees suffered a “rib [not [more]

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