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Jimmy Garoppolo’s three touchdowns give 49ers 21-6 halftime lead

Jimmy Garoppolo‘s ankle injury got him pulled after 31 plays last week. His ankle obviously is feeling better this week as he has been a pain in the Rams’ butt. The 49ers quarterback passed for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the first half, leading his team to a 21-6 lead on the Rams at [more]

George Kittle’s fourth-down touchdown gives 49ers a 14-0 lead

The defending NFC champions aren’t going away quietly this season. The 49ers have 187 yards, nine first downs and 14 points on 22 plays. The Rams have 21 yards, one first down and no points on eight plays. San Francisco scored its second touchdown of the night on a fourth-and-two from the Los Angeles 44. [more]

Deebo Samuel has two catches, 41 yards and TD on first drive

49ers receiver Deebo Samuel looks like Deebo Samuel again. Samuel had a 35-yard, catch-and-run and a 6-yard touchdown catch on the 49ers’ first possession, giving his team an early 7-0 lead. His 35-yard reception came after he was kind of, sort of stopped for a short gain but was laying on top of defenders Troy [more]

Nick Mullens returns to backup role as C.J. Beathard is inactive

Jimmy Garoppolo will start for the 49ers tonight. He came off the final injury report Friday and is active. The 49ers will have Nick Mullens as his backup, though. C.J. Beathard, who replaced Garoppolo last week after Garoppolo’s ankle didn’t let him do what he wanted to do, is inactive. The 49ers won’t have running [more]

49ers to remember Fred Dean with helmet decal tonight

The 49ers will honor the memory of Hall of Famer Fred Dean tonight. The team announced it will wear a helmet decal with Dean’s No. 74. Dean died last week from COVID-19. He was 68. The Chargers made Dean a second-round choice in 1975, and he spent parts of seven seasons in San Diego before [more]

49ers activate Richie James from injured reserve

The 49ers announced Saturday they activated receiver Richie James to the active roster from injured reserve. James originally went on the list Sept. 18 with a hamstring injury. James played 10 offensive snaps and seven special teams snaps against the Cardinals in Week One. The 49ers also announced they activated defensive lineman Darrion Daniels and [more]

Kyle Shanahan: George Kittle should try to be himself, not Joe Staley

49ers tight end George Kittle has spoken to retired 49ers tackle Joe Staley for advice on how to help a 2-3 team improve. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan spoke about the dynamic with reporters on Friday. Asked whether the 49ers are missing “that kind of ‘asshole’ element” in the locker room, here’s what Shanahan said: “I [more]

Week Six injury report roundup

There was no Thursday night game this week, so Week Six of the 2020 NFL season kicks off on Sunday afternoon. There will be 12 games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The four teams playing on Monday night won’t [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo set to start on Sunday night

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t get an injury designation before last week’s game against the Dolphins and he went on to start for the first time since Week Two. Garoppolo didn’t appear comfortable with his ankle, however, and played poorly before being benched in favor of C.J. Beathard. The 49ers will be hoping for better [more]

George Kittle called Joe Staley for advice after blowout loss to Dolphins

The 49ers have a problem, and one of the 49ers’ current captains contacted one of the team’s former captains to try to solve it. As explained by Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area, San Francisco tight end George Kittle called former San Francisco left tackle Joe Staley for advice after a 43-17 blowout [more]

Aaron Donald says he was single-teamed on each of his four sacks

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald doesn’t like to be double-teamed. Last week’s game against Washington proves why he should be, on every play. Donald explained to reporters on Thursday that he was single-blocked on each of the four plays that resulted in sacks. “When I get opportunities to get those one-on-one blocks, I have to [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo fully participates in practice again

Four days ago, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo‘s ankle clearly bothered him during a loss to the Dolphins, to the point where he was removed. Today, he fully participated in practice for the second straight day. This puts him on track to play on Sunday night against the Rams, with one caveat. The ankle injury continues [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Super Bowl hangover is “frustrating”

The 49ers had a special season last year, one that nearly culminated in a Super Bowl win. This year? Not. Speaking with reporters covering the Rams on Wednesday, Shanahan was asked whether the Super Bowl hangover is real, and what he thought of it entering the season. “I think it’s frustrating,” Shanahan said, “I mean, [more]

Reports: Hall of Fame defensive end Fred Dean dies of COVID-19 at 68

Hall of Fame defensive end Fred Dean has died at the age of 68 from COVID-19, according to multiple reports. Dean spent 11 years in the NFL after being selected in the second round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers out of Louisiana Tech. He spent parts of seven seasons with [more]

Kyle Shanahan on Le’Veon Bell: “I’m good with all our guys”

When running back Le'Veon Bell became a free agent in early 2019, the 49ers lurked on the fringes of the market, in the event his price tag fell below eight figures per year. Bell is now back on the market, but it sounds like the 49ers won’t be making a run at him. “I’m good [more]

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