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Dee Ford not expected to have offseason knee surgery

The 49ers traded for Dee Ford after the Chiefs gave him a franchise tag and then signed him to a five-year deal to be a leading force for their pass rush, but he didn’t wind up playing as big a role as expected. Ford notched 6.5 sacks, which was good for fourth on the team, [more]

Chiefs’ Jet Chip Wasp play coming to Madden 20

It took a while for the Philly Special to make its way to Madden. The defining play of Kansas City’s Super Bowl LIV victory will show up a lot sooner. The constantly-upgrading Madden 20 game will include, in an upcoming update, a new play for the Chiefs’ playbook: Jet Chip Wasp. EA announced the new [more]

Robert Saleh declines job interview with Michigan State

Michigan State requested an interview with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh for its head coaching job, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Saleh, though, informed school officials Friday that he plans to stay in San Francisco for another season, per Pelissero, as Saleh “feels he has unfinished business.” Saleh, 41, is a Michigan native who [more]

Garrett Celek announces retirement

Garrett Celek said during Super Bowl week that he was contemplating retirement. His decision came less than a week later. Celek, 31, announced his retirement Friday. “I can’t thank the 49ers organization enough for giving me the opportunity to pursue my dreams and all of the countless relationships I’ve made along the way, especially my [more]

49ers sign center Jake Brendel

The 49ers signed center Jake Brendel on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Brendel signed with the Ravens on Nov. 27 after Matt Skura went on injured reserve with a knee injury. But Baltimore cut Brendel on Dec. 1. Brendel worked out for the 49ers soon after being waived. He went undrafted in 2016, [more]

49ers interview Tony Oden for DB coach

The Browns officially named Joe Woods as their defensive coordinator on Friday and the 49ers have gotten the ball rolling on replacing him as their defensive backs coach. Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com reports that the team interviewed Tony Oden for the vacancy on Kyle Shanahan’s staff.¬†Oden coached the defensive backs in Miami the last two [more]

Chris Kiffin leaving 49ers for spot on Browns staff

Joe Woods won’t be the only coach making the move from the 49ers to the Browns this offseason. Woods has agreed to become the defensive coordinator in Cleveland after spending the 2018 season as the defensive backs coach/defensive pass game coordinator for the NFC champs. Chris Kiffin will be making the move along with Woods. [more]

John Lynch on his timeout signal: “I watch the game with emotion because I care”

The criticism of 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan for failing to take time outs at the end of the first half of Super Bowl LIV has been fueled by the fact that the General Manager of the 49ers seemed to agree with the critics. In the midst of the tiiiick . . . tick-tick-tick . . [more]

Steve Young: Kyle Shanahan has to develop trust in Jimmy Garoppolo

If the 49ers had held on, no one would have questioned Kyle Shanahan’s decision not to call timeout before the Chiefs punted with less than two minutes remaining in the first half. But the 49ers blew the 10-point fourth-quarter lead, so Shanahan’s decision invites questions. Former 49ers quarterback Steve Young, who now is an ESPN [more]

It sounds like Jimmy Garoppolo has secured his job, for at least one more year

The 49ers had a chance to win the Super Bowl, or at least to take a 27-24 lead with roughly 90 seconds left. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo missed an open Emmanuel Sanders for a touchdown, part of a fourth quarter during which Garoppolo completed three of 11 passes with one interception and a paltry passer rating [more]

Browns agree to terms with defensive coordinator Joe Woods

The Browns had to wait until after the Super Bowl to hire their defensive coordinator, but the waiting has come to an end. According to multiple reports, the Browns and Joe Woods have agreed to terms on a deal that will put him in a key spot on head coach Kevin Stefanski’s staff. The Browns [more]

Kyle Shanahan not second-guessing his playcalling

Kyle Shanahan has no regrets about his playcalling and game management after the 49ers blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV. The 49ers coach, who was on the losing end of the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history three years ago, has taken heat outside the organization since Sunday. He, [more]

John Lynch: We want to find a way to keep Arik Armstead

49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead‘s contract is up and he said on Wednesday that he’d love to be back whether they use a franchise tag or sign him to a longer deal. Thursday found General Manager John Lynch in front of the media for a press conference and the subject of Armstead’s future with the [more]

Kyle Shanahan feels same about Jimmy Garoppolo as before Super Bowl

The fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV did not go the 49ers’ way last Sunday, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Thursday that their offensive struggles down the stretch haven’t changed the way he feels about quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Shanahan said at a press conference that his belief in the quarterback is the “same [more]

If Tom Brady wants the 49ers, would the 49ers want Tom Brady?

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be a free agent in March, able to sign with any team. And if Brady is determined to attend the Super Bowl next year as a participant not a spectator, there aren’t many spots that would give him a clear chance to do that. One potential spot would be in [more]

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