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John Lynch: We’re “incredibly encouraged” by Brock Purdy’s throwing session

Since undergoing surgery to repair his injured right elbow, quarterback Brock Purdy has seemingly passed every checkpoint with flying colors as he looks to be ready to start the 2023 season.General Manager John Lynch had some more encouraging feedback on the young QB after he started throwing again last week.“He’s had one [throwing] session thus [more]

Negotiating window put the Raiders in a tough spot with Jimmy Garoppolo

The agreement in principle came less than two hours into the legal tampering period. The Raiders would quickly come to regret it.Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo agreed to terms with Las Vegas, on a three-year deal that paid out an $11.25 million signing bonus.As happens every year, these deals are done sight unseen, with no meeting or [more]

Christian McCaffrey makes the case for running backs to get paid

When it comes to running backs, Christian McCaffrey is the rarest of the rare. First, he produced at a very high level during the early, low-cost years of his contract. Second, he parlayed that production into a massive, market-setting deal.His $16 million deal, received after only three NFL seasons, bucks the trend at the position. [more]

Christian McCaffrey expects to benefit from an offseason in Kyle Shanahan’s offense

Running back Christian McCaffrey called the trade to San Francisco “the best thing that ever happened to me.” He later clarified it was not meant as a shot at the Panthers.He said it because he is a perfect fit in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. As long as he stays healthy, McCaffrey should put up some big [more]

Why didn’t Jimmy Garoppolo have foot surgery during the 2022 season?

After then-49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a foot injury in December 2022, Adam Schefter of reported that Garoppolo did not need foot surgery, and that he could return to action in seven or eight weeks.So he didn’t have surgery. And he supposedly was on track to returning, to the point at which some wondered [more]

Why was the Jimmy Garoppolo contract waiver hidden for so long?

Although some tried in March to spitball an explanation for the delay in the signing of Jimmy Garoppolo‘s contract with the Raiders, the truth didn’t come out until Saturday, when PFT obtained and reported on the existence of “Addendum G,” a key waiver that potentially allows the Raiders to walk away from the deal without [more]

Dre Greenlaw working his way back from minor procedure on his thumb

49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw is not participating in the team’s organized team activities as he works his way back from thumb surgery.Greenlaw said he underwent a minor procedure after last season.“Yeah, nothing major,” Greenlaw said Thursday on KNBR’s Papa & Lund show, via David Bonilla of “Just a little clean up in the thumb. [more]

Report: Jimmy Garoppolo had foot surgery in March

Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said on Thursday that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo may be sidelined until the start of training camp and now there’s more information on why.Garoppolo had foot surgery in March after signing with Las Vegas, according to a report from Raiders signed Garoppolo to a three-year deal at the start of [more]

Brock Purdy’s goal is to return for season opener, but he’s taking it one day at a time

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday he is “pretty optimistic” Brock Purdy will return in time to start the season opener.The quarterback has resisted putting a timeline on his return but did allow that the game against the Steelers on Sept. 10 is the goal.“Feeling good and taking it one day at a time,” Purdy [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Brock Purdy to begin throwing soon, optimistic he’ll be available Week One

There is some positive news regarding 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy.Purdy remains on schedule in his rehab from elbow surgery and is slated to start throwing sometime next week, head coach Kyle Shanahan said in his Tuesday press conference.Shanahan said the quarterback is still doing well and the club is optimistic that he’ll be available for [more]

Wink Martindale, Bobb McKittrick, John Mitchell named 2023 Dr. Z Award winners

Wink Martindale, Bobb McKittrick and John Mitchell were selected as the 2023 Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award winners, the Professional Football Writers of America announced Monday.The Dr. Z Award is given for lifetime achievement as an assistant coach in the NFL. The award is named for Zimmerman, who covered the NFL for 29 years as [more]

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