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Jerry Rice thinks 49ers can win the Super Bowl — this year

The 49ers have made substantial progress, getting their quarterback healthy, and picking up a couple of road wins to start the season. Now, one of their best players in franchise history thinks they’re destined for much bigger things. Via Gary Peterson of the San Jose Mercury News, 49ers legend Jerry Rice said during an interview [more]

Richard Sherman not clamoring for 49ers to make a trade

Some big names are on the trade block, but the 49ers don’t look like they’re going to make a move. Cornerback Richard Sherman likes the team just the way it is. “I think we’re good with what we have,” Sherman said Thursday, via Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “We leave that to the front office. I [more]

Dee Ford misses practice for 49ers after knee flares up

Dee Ford missed several weeks of practice with the San Francisco 49ers in August as he was dealing with tendinitis in his knee. After returning to practice the final week of the preseason and suiting up in the team’s first two regular season games, Ford had the issue surface once again Sunday against the Cincinnati [more]

Jason Verrett staying patient while waiting to make 49ers debut

49ers cornerback Jason Verrett is healthy. He didn’t play Sunday, though. Verrett was a healthy scratch for the first time after missing the season opener with an ankle injury. He patiently awaits a chance to make his 49ers debut. “Yeah, it’s very difficult when it’s like that,” Verrett, 28, said, via Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com. [more]

Cowboys make it official, waive former first-rounder Taco Charlton

The Cowboys made it official, waiving defensive end Taco Charlton to make room for Robert Quinn, who is returning from a two-game suspension. The Cardinals will have first dibs on claiming Charlton, followed by the 49ers, Jets, Raiders and Bucs. The Cowboys selected Charlton 28th overall in 2017, taking him two picks before the Steelers [more]

A full week in Youngstown paid off for the 49ers

The unexpected 2-0 start to the season from the 49ers traces in part to their full-week detour to Youngstown. After Sunday’s 41-17 win over the Bengals in Cincinnati, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan explained to PFT the benefit of not flying back and forth to California between games. He didn’t believe in the benefit of staying [more]

James Conner should be ready for Sunday

The Steelers will be starting a new quarterback and may make changes at wide receiver, but at least their running back appears to be fine. Via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com, Steelers running back James Conner said he anticipated being ready to play Sunday against the 49ers, even though he didn’t know if he’d practice today. [more]

Santa Clara wants out of Levi’s Stadium deal for non-football events

Santa Clara wants a divorce from the 49ers. Not from hosting 49ers games, but from hosting other events at the stadium in which the 49ers play. Via NBC Bay Area, Santa Clara city council voted unanimously to terminate the agreement with the team as to concerts and other non-football activities at Levi’s Stadium. Santa Clara [more]

49ers swap long snappers, signing Jon Condo

The 49ers waived their long snapper, Colin Holba, according to the NFL’s daily transactions report. They signed veteran Jon Condo, Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com reports. The team worked out Condo, Garrison Sanborn and Drew Scott on Tuesday, Howard Balzer reports. Condo, 38, has 180 games of experience as a long snapper, mostly with Oakland. He [more]

Report: Colin Kaepernick’s agent has contacted quarterback-needy teams

Colin Kaepernick’s agent has reached out to teams in need of quarterback help, Chris Williamson of SNY reports. “Colin is literally in the best shape of his life,” a source close to Kaepernick told Williamson. “He’s been working out five days a week at 5 a.m. for three years. He wants to play and his [more]

DirecTV will televise 11 Thursday night games in 4K

For those, like me, who rushed to get a DirecTV 4K receiver several years ago only to wonder when anything worth watching in 4K would be televised in that format, the answer has finally arrived. DirecTV has announced that 11 Thursday Night Football games will be broadcast in the vastly superior format, beginning with the [more]

49ers bringing in Sam Young for a visit

The 49ers know there might not be many tackle options out there. But they’re looking at one of them. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the 49ers are bringing veteran tackle Sam Young in for a visit today. They need depth after losing starting left tackle Joe Staley to a broken fibula, and swing tackle [more]

49ers know options at left tackle aren’t really available

The 49ers would love to upgrade at left tackle, after Joe Staley‘s injury. But coach Kyle Shanahan knows those guys don’t grow on trees, especially not in September. Via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBCSportsBayArea.com, Shanahan said he’s prepared to go with rookie Justin Skule for now, after Staley suffered a broken fibula. They were already [more]

Giants waive Paul Perkins after claiming Kaden Smith

The Giants claimed tight end Kaden Smith off waivers from the 49ers, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The 49ers waived him Saturday to make room for running back Jeff Wilson. San Francisco made Smith the first of three sixth-round draft picks this spring. He was inactive for the season opener. The Giants waived running back [more]

James Conner expects to play Sunday

After getting some very bad injury news about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers got better news about running back James Conner. Conner, who suffered a knee injury yesterday, said today on 93.7 The Fan that he’s confident he will play on Sunday against the 49ers. Conner, who became the Steelers’ starter during Le'Veon Bell‘s season-long [more]

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