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Aldon Smith, who says he was “kind of fat last year,” hopes to play at a lower weight in 2021

Pass rusher Aldon Smith made a big splash in his first month back in the NFL last year as a member of the Cowboys. He may have made a bigger splash all season long if he wasn’t so big. Smith, talking to reporters on Saturday, said that he hopes to play at a lower weight [more]

Washington claims Ross Reynolds off waivers

Washington placed offensive linemen Brandon Scherff and David Sharpe on the COVID-19 reserve list Saturday. That necessitated the need for an offensive lineman. Washington claimed offensive lineman Ross Reynolds off waivers from the Dolphins, the team announced. Reynolds signed with the Dolphins on Thursday to take D.J. Fluker‘s roster spot. Miami cut Reynolds on Friday. [more]

49ers signing Jordan Matthews

The Jets worked out free agent tight end Jordan Matthews this week. The 49ers are signing Matthews, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Matthews, 29, spent time with the team the past two seasons, appearing in three games for the 49ers. He saw action in two games in 2020 but had no receptions. He added [more]

Jets work out Jordan Matthews

The Jets worked out free agent tight end Jordan Matthews this week, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Matthews played only five games the past two seasons, making four receptions. He is trying something new in hopes of prolonging his career by switching from receiver to tight end. He added 30 pounds and spent the summer [more]

Trey Lance: There’s no awkwardness with Jimmy Garoppolo at all

Jimmy Garoppolo is the 49ers’ starting quarterback. San Francisco traded up to No. 3 overall to draft his replacement in quarterback Trey Lance. Head coach Kyle Shanahan continues to say that Garoppolo is the team’s QB1, saying this week that Lance is entering camp as the clear No. 2. But in any industry — when [more]

Nick Bosa: Everything is trending toward playing Week 1

The 49ers played without defensive end Nick Bosa for almost all of the 2020 season, which was a serious blow for their defensive hopes last year. While the timing of the injury was bad on that front, it should leave their defense in a good position to open this season. Bosa avoided the physically unable [more]

Players in international development program will wear their countries’ flags in the preseason

Fourteen players on training camp rosters are part of the NFL’s international development program, which aims to promote American football abroad by giving opportunities to players from overseas. This year, those players will be easy to identify during the preseason. The NFL will have those 14 players wear helmet decals of their countries’ flags during [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo downplays awkwardness of his situation, says NFL is a “weird” business

Even as the 49ers said all the right things about Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason, they clearly had a wandering eye. They were linked to Deshaun Watson before he became the subject of 22 civil lawsuits; Kyle Shanahan admitted interest in Matthew Stafford before the Lions traded him to the Rams; they made a phone call [more]

49ers to work out Dre Kirkpatrick

Veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick’s bid to find a job for this season will take him to the 49ers. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kirkpatrick is set to work out for the team on Friday. He visited with the Saints and the Patriots earlier in the offseason. Kirkpatrick signed with the Cardinals last August [more]

49ers have three players on COVID-19 list

With their first practice coming soon, the 49ers now have three players on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The club placed safety Jaquiski Tartt and wide receiver Jauan Jennings on the list on Wednesday. Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley was placed on the list on Tuesday. If the players tested positive and are vaccinated, they’ll be able to rejoin [more]

Trey Lance signs rookie contract with 49ers

San Francisco rookie quarterback Trey Lance is in the fold, just as the 49ers are preparing to get on the practice field for the first time. Lance signed his rookie contract this morning, his agents announced. According to the NFL’s rookie contract structure, Lance gets a four-year, $34.1 million contract with a $22.2 million signing [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Jimmy Garoppolo is 49ers starting quarterback

Trey Lance may ultimately be the quarterback of the future for the San Francisco 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo is still the quarterback of the now. Via Ben Ross of the Associated Press, head coach Kyle Shanahan stated clearly on Tuesday that Garoppolo enters training camp with the 49ers as their starting under center. ”There’s no open [more]

Jeff Wilson, Tarvarius Moore open 49ers camp on PUP list

The 49ers will place at least two players on the physically unable to perform list to kick off training camp. 49ers General Manager John Lynch said on Tuesday that running back Jeff Wilson and safety Tarvarius Moore are going on the PUP list. Lynch said that the team may also put safety Jaquiski Tartt on [more]

John Lynch “hopeful” Trey Lance will sign soon

The Chargers signed tackle Rashawn Slater on Tuesday and that leaves two unsigned first-round picks as training camps get underway around the league. Both of those players are quarterbacks and they went with the second and third picks in the draft. The Jets have not signed second overall pick Zach Wilson and the 49ers have [more]

Madden has no 99 edge rushers

The folks at Madden are publishing on a daily basis the initial ratings at the various positions for the upcoming edition of the game. (For those of us who play Ultimate Team, all that matters is our collection current and historical 99s will soon give way to 59s. Again.) At edge rusher, the folks at [more]

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