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Christian McCaffrey won’t practice Thursday, but says he’s playing Sunday

While head coach Kyle Shanahan said he’s expecting his running backs to be available for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, two of them still won’t practice on Thursday.Via multiple reporters, Shanahan said in his press conference that Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell won’t be on the field for Thursday’s session.But, McCaffrey told reporters there’s “zero” chance [more]

Jason Kelce: I’ve learned now that I don’t know when the last game is going to come

Eagles center Jason Kelce has contemplated retirement over the last few years. But each time, he’s elected to come back and give it another go.With Sunday’s NFC Championship Game guaranteed to be Philadelphia’s last home contest of the season, Kelce was asked on Thursday if he’ll soak in the environment more in case this is [more]

Report: DeMeco Ryans emerges as “a top candidate” for Broncos

As of Tuesday night, word was circulating that the Broncos could make a decision as to their next head coach as soon as Wednesday. They quite possibly have.Mike Klis of 9News.com reports that 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans has emerged as “a top candidate” for the job.There’s a huge difference between “a top candidate” and [more]

49ers seeking their 37th postseason win, tying the Patriots for most in NFL history

If they win the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, the 49ers will move into a tie for first place for the most postseason wins of any franchise in NFL history.The record for most postseason wins currently belongs to the Patriots, who have won 37 postseason games in their history (30 of those with Tom Brady [more]

Competition Committee is expected to look at mechanics of tackle that injured Tony Pollard

Cowboys running back Tony Pollard injured his ankle during the divisional round of the playoffs and the NFL is expected to look into the mechanics of the tackle that led to the injuries this offseason.49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward grabbed Pollard from behind and then pulled the back down while dropping his own body to the [more]

Deebo Samuel on playing in Philly: No stadium is as loud as ours

The 49ers are taking some steps in practice this week to make sure that quarterback Brock Purdy is ready for the crowd noise that the team expects to face in Philadelphia, but another member of the offense isn’t too concerned about what the Niners will be up against in Philadelphia.Wide receiver Deebo Samuel acknowledged that [more]

Brian Robinson wasn’t eligible for Comeback Player of the Year

On Wednesday, the NFL announced the finalists for its various 2022 regular-season awards. Many were surprised by the fact that Commanders running back Brian Robinson wasn’t among the three finalists for Comeback Player of the Year.The finalists were, and are, Giants running back Saquon Barkley, 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, and Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith.Robinson [more]

Deebo Samuel officially has limited practice

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said in his pre-practice briefing that receiver Deebo Samuel (ankle) would not practice Wednesday. Samuel did, though.The 49ers released their practice report, and it shows Samuel as a limited participant.He played 63 of 66 snaps in Sunday’s victory over the Cowboys.It is the first time Samuel has popped up on the [more]

Commanders seek to interview Anthony Lynn for offensive coordinator

Anthony Lynn is the latest candidate for the Commanders’ offensive coordinator vacancy.The Commanders have requested an interview with Lynn, who is currently the 49ers’ assistant head coach/running backs coach, according to Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post.Lynn was head coach of the Chargers from 2017 to 2020, going 33-31 in four seasons. He has had [more]

A.J. Brown: I’m not a diva, but of course I want the ball

FOX cameras caught Eagles receiver A.J. Brown visibly frustrated on the sideline with 5:11 remaining Saturday night. Brown admitted Wednesday he wanted more opportunities.The Eagles, though, ran it 44 times and threw it only 24 in an easy 38-7 win over the Giants.“They throw the ball to me 100 times, I’m going to want it [more]

Kyle Shanahan: I hope DeMeco Ryans doesn’t go, but he’s ready to be a head coach

49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans interviewed for a couple of head coaching jobs last week and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone if the architect of the league’s top defense wound up taking the final step up the coaching ladder this year.That includes 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, who hired Ryans as defensive [more]

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