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Former 49ers halfback/Broncos executive Carroll Hardy dies at 87

Carroll Hardy, a former 49ers halfback and Broncos executive, died Sunday of complications from dementia, the Associated Press reports. He was 87. Hardy was a three-sport star at the University of Colorado, starring in track, baseball and football in the 1950s. The 49ers made him the 33rd overall choice in the 1955 draft. Hardy had [more]

Jim Harbaugh makes case for Michigan football proceeding

Amid reports that the Big Ten will pull the plug on the 2020 college football season, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has spoken out in favor of playing. “I would like to address the rumors that are swirling today,” Harbaugh said. “I’m not advocating for football this fall because of my passion or our players’ desire [more]

Washington activates Reuben Foster from PUP list

The Washington Football Team has officially added another Washington Football Player to the group preparing for Week One: Former first-round linebacker Reuben Foster has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list. Foster, claimed on waivers after the 49ers cut him during the 2018 season, tore an ACL in May 2019. Foster is now [more]

Ex-49ers first-round pick Josh Garnett among Lions’ cuts

Former 49ers first-round draft pick Josh Garnett was among the players released for the Lions to get down to 80 players on the roster. The 49ers traded up to select Garnett with the 28th overall pick in the 2016 first round. Although he was given a starting job as a rookie, he barely played and [more]

49ers sign Spencer Long

Veteran offensive lineman Spencer Long wasn’t out of work for long. Long, who was released by the Bills this week, has signed with the 49ers, according to multiple reports. Last year Long was a backup for the Bills. He previously started at center for the Jets in 2018 and at guard for Washington from 2015 [more]

Bosa brothers have talked about eventually being teammates

When the Bosa brothers were working out and hanging out all offseason, they had plenty of time to talk. So naturally, the thoughts of eventually being teammates crossed their minds. “Yeah, we spent every waking hour together the past six months, so obviously we have conversations like that,” 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa said, via [more]

49ers announce Jake Brendel opt out, the 67th NFL player to take option

The 49ers announced center Jake Brendel has opted out of the 2020 season. He joins offensive lineman Shon Coleman in deciding at the deadline. The 49ers also saw receiver Travis Benjamin opt out. Brendel becomes the 67th NFL player to opt out. He signed with the 49ers in February. Brendel’s only career action has come [more]

49ers’ Shon Coleman opts out of 2020

San Francisco offensive tackle Shon Coleman spent the entire 2019 season on injured reserve, and he’ll miss the entire 2020 season as well. Coleman has opted out of the season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. A 2016 third-round pick of the Browns, Coleman started all 16 games for the Browns in 2017 but was [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo impresses Trent Williams

Left tackle Trent Williams blocked for 10 starting quarterbacks in his time in Washington. He now has a new team, arriving in San Francisco in an April trade, and a new quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, now to protect. “I think the player he is well-documented, but as a person I think he is the most down-to-earth [more]

49ers have players lifting weights outdoors, in individual tents

Santa Clara officials expressed skepticism for much of the offseason about whether the 49ers would be able to play safely this year, but last month local authorities gave the 49ers the go-ahead to open training camp, saying they were satisfied with the team’s safety protocols. Some of those protocols have now been put on display. [more]

Seahawks claim injured ex-49er D.J. Reed on waivers

The 49ers lost defensive back D.J. Reed for the season to a torn pectoral muscle and designated him as waived/injured, which ordinarily would mean he would remain with the 49ers but miss the entire season. But the Seahawks had other ideas. The Seahawks claimed Reed on waivers today. It’s rare for players with the waived/injured [more]

Raheem Mostert will play this season but will isolate from his family

Raheem Mostert requested a trade last month before the 49ers gave him a renegotiated deal. He later considered an opt out. The running back will play this season, and he will play in San Francisco. “I’m not going to be opting out, but it was a long — very long and tough — discussion with [more]

Report: 49ers plan to sign Dion Jordan

Dion Jordan is about to get another chance in the NFL. The 49ers are expected to sign Jordan, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. No one doubts Jordan’s talent as a pass rusher. There’s a reason he was the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. But he’s had injuries and multiple drug suspensions, [more]

Richard Sherman: 49ers “uniquely constructed” to play amid COVID-19 pandemic

There’s been a lot of focus on the need for players, coaches and other team personnel to be responsible about what they’re doing when they are away from team facilities in order to minimize their chances of spreading COVID-19. 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman thinks the team is well suited to handle those circumstances. Sherman’s belief [more]

Navy SEALs cut ties with museum over anti-Kaepernick video

Videos that went viral this week showing dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick video were intended to be part of a fundraiser for the National Navy SEAL Museum, but the videos were denounced by the Navy and resulted in the Navy SEALs cutting ties with the independent museum. Rear Admiral Collin Green, the [more]

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