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  • 49ers' Ben Garland likely headed to IR

    CBS Sports "Garland is expected to "be out for a while" after injuring his calf during Sunday's game against the Rams, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. " October 20

  • Patriots brace for diverse 49ers running game

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots are reeling. The 49ers were reeling. When the two teams meet this weekend, the 49ers will be running. Patriots coach Bill Belichick knows what’s coming, and he offered up from praise for the San Francisco ground game on Tuesday. “Yeah, they get..." October 20

  • Falcons Sign Ex-Cardinals, 49ers Defensive End And A Versatile Rookie

    Heavy "The Falcons announced on Tuesday that they have signed on defensive end Pita Taumoepenu and rookie defensive back Shyheim Carter to their 16-man practice squad. The two slots became available after the Falcons released safety J.J. Wilcox while LB James Burgess has..." October 20

  • Bill Belichick talked about the decision to trade Jimmy Garoppolo in 2017

    Boston "With the Patriots set to play the 49ers on Sunday at 4:25 p.m., it’s been another opportunity to revisit an impactful quarterback roster decision. The Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo — a New England second-round pick in 2014 — to the 49ers in 2017 for..." October 20

  • 49ers can have 20% capacity for remainder of NFL season

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers are in one of those regions around the United States that has been slow to open up amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite cases rising in the country, it looks like that’s going to change here soon. The 49ers got word from California authorities about hosting games..." October 20

  • NFL Announces 8 Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Players in Latest Round of Testing

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and the Players Association announced 19 positive COVID-19 test results, eight from players and 11 from team personnel, during the seven-day testing period that ended Saturday. " October 20

  • NFL Players on the Trade Block Who Should Stay Put

    Bleacher Report "The NFL rumor mill is about to heat up with the Week 8 trade deadline approaching.   And why not? The league has been trade-happy in recent years, and as the season nears the halfway point, contenders and pretenders will mostly have been sorted into their..." October 20

  • 5 more NFL coaches on the hot seat

    The Score "The already bizarre 2020 NFL campaign hasn't been kind to a handful of head coaches. The Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons already fired Bill O'Brien and Dan Quinn, respectively, early in the season, and more staff shake-ups may be on the way. Here are five more coaches whose..." October 20

  • Bill Belichick: We all know Jimmy Garoppolo is a good player

    WEEI Boston "For the first time in his career, Bill Belichick will coach against Jimmy Garoppolo, the QB he traded to San Fransisco in 2017, as the 49ers will come to Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon. Belichick was asked about Garoppolo during his appearance on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday..." October 20

  • 49ers' Raheem Mostert suffers ankle injury vs. Rams

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  The 49ers had to finish Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium without top running back Raheem Mostert. Mostert, who sustained a mild MCL sprain in Week 2 against the New York Jets and missed the next two games, was ruled out in the..." October 19

  • Jimmy Garoppolo felt more like himself on Sunday night

    49ers Webzone "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spoke with reporters after the team's 24-16 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. I know you guys were..." October 19

  • Kyle Shanahan 'impressed' with 49ers' win over Rams after getting 'embarrassed' last week

    NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers followed their worst performance of the season with their best. A week ago, the Niners were coming off a humiliating 43-17 beatdown at the hands of Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Miami Dolphins. Jimmy Garoppolo was benched, the..." October 19

  • Raheem Mostert likely headed for IR with ankle injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco 49ers continue to deal with brutal injury luck in the 2020 season. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that running back Raheem Mostert is likely to be placed on injured reserve with a high ankle sprain, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. That will sideline..." October 19

  • 5 most-likely Odell Beckham Jr. trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is once again not a happy camper following the team’s blowout Week 6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It has now led to more rumors regarding a potential trade ahead of the Nov. 3 NFL trade deadline. After winning four..." October 19

  • Bill Belichick says 49ers TE George Kittle 'as good as anybody'

    ESPN " New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has coached against his share of elite tight ends in a professional career that began in 1975. But when Belichick looks at the San Francisco 49ers' George Kittle, he sees one who stands with -- or above -- the best of..." October 19

  • NFL could delay Super Bowl LV by a month due to COVID-19?

    Sportsnaut "The NFL season has already seen multiple games postponed and delayed due to COVID-19 outbreaks and with more problems on the horizon, Super Bowl LV could be facing a delay. While the NFL hasn’t needed to reschedule its biggest event since Super Bowl XXXVI, which was postponed as..." October 19

  • 49ers to remember Fred Dean with helmet decal tonight

    Pro Football Talk "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..." October 18

  • No positives across NFL, all Sunday games set to go

    The Score "There are zero new positive tests around the NFL after the league's latest round of testing, and all of Sunday's games will proceed as scheduled, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The league experienced widespread COVID-19 issues this..." October 18

  • 49ers activate Richie James from injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "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..." October 17

  • Jimmy Garoppolo will start Week 6 for 49ers, one week after being benched while dealing with ankle injury

    CBS Sports "The San Francisco 49ers will have Jimmy Garoppolo as their starting quarterback this week, and he isn't expected to be limited by his ankle injury either. Garoppolo was not given an injury designation for Sunday's showdown against the Los Angeles Rams after..." October 17

  • Colin Kaepernick Game-Worn, Bloodied Football Gloves Hit Auction Block

    TMZ "You're looking at a pair of Colin Kaepernick's game-worn, blood-stained, and signed football gloves ... rocked by the star QB during the 49ers 2014 season. Now, the rare piece of memorabilia can be yours ... 'cause Kap's gloves are up for auction -- and half of..." October 17

  • After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever

    Yahoo! Sports "Week One was ugly for NFL kickers. Ever since, they’ve been outstanding. Kickers missed more field goals in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent..." October 17

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

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  Joe Staley might not have visited 49ers headquarters lately but he still has an influence on the team.  After the 49ers’ blowout loss to the Miami Dolphins last Sunday, a somber George Kittle spoke about not only wanting to play..." October 16

  • 49ers C Weston Richburg To Miss Several More Weeks?

    Pro Football Rumors "Weston Richburg is not expected to be ready to return when first eligible to come off the 49ers’ PUP list next week. San Francisco’s starting center will need more time to recover from the torn patellar tendon he suffered late last season. Kyle Shanahan said..." October 16

  • 49ers' Ronald Blair has setback, undergoes follow-up knee surgery

    NBC Sports Bay Area "As training camp was coming to an end, the 49ers held out hope defensive lineman Ronald Blair would be ready for the beginning of the regular season.A But, now, the 49ers are not expecting to see much of Blair or the two other players currently on the physically unable to perform..." October 16

  • Nick Bosa living with brother Joey while rehabbing from torn ACL

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Bosa is receiving some nice family support as he rehabs from his torn ACL. Bosa suffered a torn ACL in the San Francisco 49ers’ Week 2 win at the New York Jets. He is now living with brother Joey during his rehab.  " October 16

  • The NFL Needs to Immediately Add Several Weeks to the 2020 Season

    The Big Lead "The NFL is currently facing a major crisis. Several teams have been hit by COVID-19 outbreaks and the 2020 schedule has been fully reworked already. With more positive cases coming almost daily, the league needs to immediately add several weeks to the end of the season for makeup..." October 16

  • Five teams that should be buyers at NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The NFL trade deadline is closing with rumors already buzzing about potential players who could be available for contenders. As we look across the league, plenty of teams will have an opportunity to be buyers in the next few weeks. While the COVID-19 pandemic creates a new hurdle for..." October 16

  • NFL updates COVID-19 protocols for newly acquired players

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL updated its COVID-19 testing protocols for newly acquired players, the league announced in a memo to teams Friday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports free agents and players acquired from another team will have the clock start on their six-day COVID-19 entry testing process..." October 16

  • One Player Who Should Be Traded from Every NFL Team

    Bleacher Report "The NFL trade deadline used to be much ado about nothing. There might be a deal here and there, but it was nothing like the flurry of activity in other sports. It's still not a swap meet on the level of the NBA or MLB, but a lot more NFL general managers have been..." October 16

  • 10 NFL Players Who Could Get Traded Before the Deadline

    Complex "The NFL continues to roll along, pandemic and all, and as the good teams are starting to separate themselves from the bad, GMs are more than likely looking at ways they can improve their rosters for the rest of the season. It’s still super early in the season, but it’s becoming..." October 16

  • 5 players most likely to be dealt by NFL trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "As hard as it may be to believe, the 2020 NFL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Determinations are being made on which teams are buyers and which teams will be sellers. However, this trading deadline may be a bit different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it..." October 16

  • Why the NFL needs a bubble to save its 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "Before Week 1 began, things looked promising for a full NFL season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, things have taken an alarming turn within the past two weeks and the fate of the regular season and NFL Playoffs could now be in jeopardy. It all started with..." October 15

  • Sick NFL players who test negative for COVID may still have to sit out?

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL is trying to be vigilant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which is why players who test positive for COVID-19 are immediately isolated until they can be cleared. However, the protocols the league has in place could eventually result in even players who do not test positive for..." October 15

  • NFL Personnel Think Daryl Morey Could Succeed as NFL GM After Leaving Rockets

    Bleacher Report "There is reportedly some belief within the NFL that former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey could make a successful transition from the NBA to the NFL. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein said he has spoken to NFL personnel who said they believe Morey..." October 15

  • Amazon to make strong push for NFL broadcasting package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will stream one of the two new NFL Wild Card playoff games planned for this season -- specifically the one that will be produced by CBS, sources confirmed. " October 15

  • Finding Homes for Players Who Need a Change of Scenery Before NFL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Within the first two months of the NFL season, some teams may look at a player's situation and realize it's not working out. On the other hand, a player might want to go elsewhere because of demotions, reduced playing time or limited..." October 15

  • 49ers' Robbie Gould Pledges $500 to Fight Pediatric Cancer For Every Field Goal

    TMZ "Here's a pretty solid reason to root for the 49ers -- kicker Robbie Gould has pledged to donate $500 to charity for each field goal he makes this season! And, not just any charity, Gould says the money will go toward Cal's Angels ... which "has a..." October 15

  • Here is why there is no Thursday Night Football today

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL fans have grown accustomed to not having to wait a week between games thanks to “Thursday Night Football,” but they will not have that luxury this week. The NFL has had to make several changes to its schedule this season because of positive coronavirus cases. This..." October 15

  • The NFL keeps following Donald Trump into the abyss — first with Colin Kaepernick then with COVID

    Deadspin "We need to take a quick trip back in time to the year 2017. Something important happened then that explains, in part, the limp response of the NFL to the pandemic. The information stems from Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL that was settled in..." October 15

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

    49ers Webzone "Bill Barnwell of ESPN speculated on potential landing spots for recently-released running back Le'Veon Bell, formerly of the New York Jets. And that's really all it was — speculation. Still, the San Francisco 49ers were on Barnwell's list of plausible suitors.October 15

  • Officially, it's clear the NFL 'fix' is working with fewer flags and more points

    USA Today "What happened to the flags? Through five weeks of this most unusual, pandemic-wrapped season, the points (3,958) and touchdowns (453) in the NFL have piled up like never before. During the same stretch the rate of penalties across the league has nosedived to their lowest..." October 15

  • Kyle Shanahan: Super Bowl hangover is “frustrating”

    Yahoo! Sports "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..." October 15

  • NFL reportedly has no plans to implement playoff bubble

    Yardbarker "The idea of holding the NFL playoffs in a bubble is one that has been discussed more as positive coronavirus cases keep popping up, but there has been no indication that the league is seriously considering it. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills and..." October 14

  • Super Bowl in New Orleans pushed back a year to 2025 over Mardi Gras conflict

    WWLTV.com "The city of New Orleans will no longer host the Super Bowl in 2024, but instead 2025 after the NFL approved the city's plan to move hosting back a year due to a conflict with Mardi Gras parades, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced Wednesday. The 2024 Super..." October 14

  • NFL to reimagine 2021 Pro Bowl; '22 Pro Bowl awarded to Las Vegas

    NFL.com "The NFL Pro Bowl presented by Verizon brings together NFL players, their families and fans for a fun and interactive celebration of the best players in the game. Over the last several months, the NFL has innovated the off-season, preseason and now the regular season. The virtual..." October 14

  • Should these teams sign Le’Veon Bell?

    Sportsnaut "It doesn’t take a genius to realize that embattled New York Jets head coach Adam Gase didn’t have a great relationship with running back Le’Veon Bell. In fact, there were rumors surrounding the Jets this past offseason that they were looking to move on from..." October 14

  • 6 NFL Teams That Should Sign Le'Veon Bell

    Complex "Le'Veon Bell is now a free agent after the New York Jets just released him this evening. This move isn't a total surprise because Bell clearly wanted out and the team was trying to trade him. With the amount of money Bell was owed, a trade was never going to happen. However, this could..." October 14

  • Potential Landing Spots for Le'Veon Bell

    Bleacher Report "Two years ago, running back Le'Veon Bell decided he'd rather sit out the season than play on the franchise tag. The move landed him his coveted big-money deal in free agency, but less than two years after signing with the New York Jets, he is again out of..." October 14

  • Could the clock be ticking for Jimmy Garoppolo?

    CBS Sports "This time last year, the San Francisco 49ers were undefeated through the first five weeks of the regular season and were beginning their march to a 13-3 record (best in the NFC) and an appearance in Super Bowl LIV. While they didn't come away with a Lombardi Trophy, they..." October 14