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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] changes Colin Kaepernick’s designation from “retired”

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t retired, and now the league-owned website properly reflects that fact. 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 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]

NFL reinstates Aldon Smith

Aldon Smith, the seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft who last played in 2015, is back in the NFL. A source with direct knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Smith’s application for reinstatement under the substance-abuse policy has been granted. Smith, who has played for both the 49ers and Raiders, has been suspended [more]

Former 49ers quarterback Jesse Freitas Sr. dies at 99

Jesse Freitas Sr., a quarterback on the inaugural San Francisco 49ers team that began play in 1946, has died at the age of 99. Freitas died of cancer, his son told the San Jose Mercury News. Freitas was believed to have been the second-oldest living former NFL player, behind only former Lions end Cecil Sounders, [more]

Kyle Juszczyk wants Jimmy Garoppolo to get “respect he deserves”

Jimmy Garoppolo arguably has faced as much criticism and questions as any NFL quarterback this offseason. After leading the 49ers to Super Bowl LIV, Garoppolo melted down in the fourth quarter. He went 3-of-11 for 36 yards and an interception in the fourth quarter as the 49ers gained only 59 yards and blew a 20-10 [more]

Gov. Gavin Newsom says pro sports could be back in California in early June

California Governor Gavin Newsom said in April that he didn’t anticipate football games being played in front of full crowds in the state this fall, but they are moving closer to a point where they could be played without fans. Newsom said on on Monday that current numbers showing the spread of COVID-19 in California [more]

Former 49ers G.M. calls Joe Staley “really good,” but “he ain’t Trent Williams”

No one knows what the 49ers had at left tackle or what they’re getting at left tackle better than Scot McCloughan. He was the 49ers’ vice president of player personnel in 2007 when they traded up to select Joe Staley in the first round before becoming the team’s General Manager in 2008. McCloughan was Washington’s [more]

Browns add Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, Ryan Grigson to front office

The Browns have made an addition to their front office. According to multiple reports, the Browns have hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new vice president of football operations. Adofo-Mensah comes to Cleveland after a couple of years as the director of football research and development for the 49ers. He spent seven years with the 49ers [more]

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