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Who are the best receivers of all time?

In this world without live sports, we’ve got to find something to talk about. Earlier this week, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs helped fill the vacuum with one simple tweet: “Top 5 wideouts to ever play the game . . . GO.” Simms and I did just that on PFT Live, with a five-round draft of [more]

John Lynch on unusual draft: “No excuses, no explanations”

Some teams will embrace the unusual circumstances of the 2020 draft as a way to make excuses if/when their picks become busts. 49ers G.M. John Lynch will not be using the coronavirus as CYA. “This draft is absolutely huge for us, so there’s no excuses, no explanations,” Lynch said in a recent video he posted [more]

Lions agree to terms with Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

The Lions doubled up on depth for their linebacker group on Friday. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that they have signed Reggie Ragland and Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports that they’ve also added Elijah Lee. Ragland earned a Super Bowl ring with the Chiefs in February and had two tackles in the comeback [more]

Three former No. 1 overall picks are available

As free agency moves from phase two to phase three, a trio of former No. 1 overall picks are available to be signed by anyone who wants them. Quarterback Cam Newton (2011), edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney (2014), and quarterback Jameis Winston (2015) were each the first pick in their respective draft, and they are all [more]

Former Vikings guard Terry Tausch dies at 61

Former NFL offensive lineman Terry Tausch died Thursday at his home in Plano, Texas, the University of Texas announced. Tausch was 61. No cause of death was given. The Vikings made Tausch a second-round choice in 1982. He played seven seasons for Minnesota and one for San Francisco. He started 68 games at right guard [more]

49ers agree to settle mobility disability case for $24 million

The 49ers’ Twitter feed included an unusual message on Thursday. “Information about the Class Action Settlement Involving Access to Levi’s® Stadium for Persons with Mobility Disabilities,” declared the tweet. The link leads to a formal notice of the resolution of a class action alleging that the 49ers and other “discriminated against individuals with mobility disabilities [more]

OBJ trade to 49ers won’t be happening this year

Last year, Jay Glazer called the shot of the offseason, predicting an Odell Beckham Jr. trade weeks before it happened. This year, Glazer says that one of the teams most closely linked to OBJ in 2019 won’t be pursuing him in 2020. Glazer was asked in his latest mailbag for TheAthletic.com whether there’s any truth [more]

Joe Montana thinks Patriots “made a mistake” letting Tom Brady go

Joe Montana’s part of the very small group of people who can truly understand the situation Tom Brady is in. And having been through it himself, he still can’t believe the Patriots let Brady leave. The Hall of Fame quarterback was as surprised as most people were when Brady signed with the Buccaneers, and can’t [more]

Colts sign defensive tackle Sheldon Day

The Colts traded with the 49ers for defensive tackle DeForest Buckner last week. They announced the signing of former 49ers defensive tackle Sheldon Day on Wednesday. Day, 25, is an Indianapolis native who was runner-up for the 2011 Indiana Mr. Football award. He entered the league as a fourth-round choice of the Jaguars in 2016. [more]

Emmanuel Sanders didn’t want to hear from other teams after Saints offered deal

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said in the early days of free agency that he didn’t want to rush the process because he hoped to find the “right fit” with his new team. Things sped up once Sanders got a call from the Saints, however. Sanders said that there were conversations with other teams, including the [more]

Tom Brady attended Joe Montana’s last game with the 49ers

It’s well known that Tom Brady attended the game that put Joe Montana firmly on the map. Brady also attended another fairly important game played by Montana with the 49ers: His final one. “I was at Joe’s last game at Candlestick Park,” Brady told reporters during his introductory press conference with the Buccaneers. “I actually [more]

49ers sign Travis Benjamin

The 49ers are adding veteran wide receiver Travis Benjamin. Benjamin will sign a one-year deal with San Francisco, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. San Francisco was in the market for another receiver after Emmanuel Sanders left for New Orleans in free agency. Benjamin may be able to pick up where Sanders left off. The [more]

49ers announce Ross Dwelley has signed tender

Tight end Ross Dwelley signed his one-year contract as an exclusive rights free agent, the 49ers announced Tuesday. The 49ers also announced the re-signings of defensive back Jimmie Ward to a three-year deal and linebacker Joe Walker to a one-year deal. San Francisco tendered Dwelley on March 5. Dwelley registered career highs in games played [more]

Emmanuel Sanders made an impression during his short time with the 49ers

The 49ers gave up a third- and fourth-round pick to land receiver Emmanuel Sanders. They had him for only 10 regular-season games and three playoff games. But that was enough to make an impact on the rest of the team’s receivers. “He’s a living testament to what we want to be,” receiver Kendrick Bourne told [more]

49ers reach one-year deal with Kerry Hyder

The 49ers have reached agreement with defensive lineman Kerry Hyder on a one-year deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Hyder, 28, spent last season with the Cowboys. He played 16 games with no starts and saw action on 439 defensive snaps in the team’s line rotation. Hyder made 17 tackles and one sack last [more]

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