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  • George Kittle is OUT Week 3 vs. Giants

    Draftkings Nation "George Kittle has been downgraded to out against the Giants, per Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury. Jordan Reed will fill in for the second week and has fantasy football appeal. " September 25

  • Can the 49ers withstand their injury woes to remain Super Bowl contenders in 2020?

    Clutch Points "The San Francisco 49ers entered 2020 as one of the biggest Super Bowl favorites in the NFL. It certainly made sense, too, as they found themselves in the big game last year; they just so happened to lose. We are only in Week 3, but the 49ers have already run into a pretty large speed..." September 25

  • NFL sends memo reminding clubs of game day protocols; team under investigation

    NFL.com "Ahead of Sunday's slate of NFL games, the league issued a memo Friday reminding clubs about game day protocols. The memo, obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, included another emphasis on face covering requirements and the NFL's intention to continue to impose..." September 25

  • Contender or fool's gold? Separating NFL's best 2-0 teams from the rest

    USA Today "A total of 11 NFL teams have jumped out to 2-0 starts, tying the league record for the most in a single year. While it’s still early, a hot start normally bodes well for postseason implications. Since 1990, of the 244 teams that have opened the year with 2-0 records, 151 of..." September 25

  • Top Free Agents Who Can Help Desperate NFL Teams

    Bleacher Report "As expected, NFL free agency isn't slowing down as the calendar turns to Week 3.  With injuries piling up and expanded practice squads a part of this year's proceedings, notable names such as Blake Bortles, Ezekiel Ansah and Devonta Freeman have..." September 25

  • 49ers’ Nick Mullens to start in place of Jimmy Garoppolo at Giants

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  Things will be a lot different this time around for quarterback Nick Mullens, as he returns to the 49ers' starting lineup. When Mullens last heard his name announced with the 49ers' starters, there were few expectations and no pressure as the team was..." September 25

  • 49ers Hall of Famer looking for Nick Mullens’ high risk, high reward type of throws

    Clutch Points "The San Francisco 49ers have announced that Nick Mullens will be taking over as the starter under center in Week 3 with Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined with a high ankle sprain. Hall of Famer Steve Young is anxious to see what kind of adjustments head coach Kyle Shanahan makes..." September 24

  • Mohamed Sanu: New England ‘just wasn’t a good fit’

    Boston "Veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who was released by the Patriots earlier this month, said New England “just wasn’t a good fit” for him. The 31-year-old was let go Sept. 3. He signed with the 49ers Sept. 18. " September 24

  • Review of MetLife field finds it meets NFL standards

    NFL.com "The 49ers weren't happy with the playing field at MetLife Stadium coming out of their Week 2 win over the Jets. The league took measures to ease their concerns ahead of a Week 3 bout against the Giants on the same surface. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the turf met all..." September 24

  • Cam Newton, Dak Prescott among 15 players in contract year to keep an eye on

    CBS Sports "A flurry of signings took place as the start of the regular season was approaching. Multiple players who would have been highly sought after in free agency or franchise tag candidates were taken off the market. Some of the more notable signings of players heading into a contract year..." September 24

  • George Kittle joining 49ers on road, still must be cleared to practice

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  There's a little good news on the 49ers' injury front, but it should be taken with some caution. Coach Kyle Shanahan revealed Monday that All-Pro tight end George Kittle will join the team Wednesday, but the player performance staff will see how he feels..." September 23

  • Tevin Coleman headed to injured reserve after knee injury

    Clutch Points "San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman is likely headed for the injured reserve. Kyle Shanahan said Coleman will probably be placed on IR, given he is expected to miss at least four weeks due to a knee injury sustained in the team’s Week 2 win over..." September 23

  • No practice for Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle limited

    Draftkings Nation "The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice on Wednesday to open Week 3, and tight end George Kittle is expected to return in limited fashion, according to Jennifer Chan. Kyle Shanahan met with the media before practice and confirmed the..." September 23

  • NFL Season Off To Highest-Scoring Start Ever

    Pro Football Talk "More points and more touchdowns have been scored in the first two weeks of this season than in any opening two weeks in NFL history. So far this season, NFL teams have scored a combined 1,611 points. That breaks the previous record of 1,556 points scored in the first two weeks of the..." September 23

  • NFL players express disappointment in Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    NFL.com "A number of NFL players expressed disappointment and frustration regarding Wednesday's news that a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor. The one indictment brought by the grand jury was three..." September 23

  • Kyle Shanahan: Nick Mullens is ready to go as likely starter for 49ers

    USA Today "The San Francisco 49ers (1-1) will be without a slew of stars and starters this Sunday when they return to MetLife Stadium to face the 0-2 New York Giants. The Niners suffered several key injuries in their 31-13 whitewash of the Jets last week. Defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Solomon..." September 23

  • 49ers add Ziggy Ansah, Dion Jordan to 53-man roster

    49ers.com "The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday they have signed DL Ezekiel Ansah to a one-year deal and promoted DL Dion Jordan to the active roster from the team's practice squad. The team also placed DL Nick Bosa and DL Solomon..." September 23

  • Dee Ford expected to miss Week 3, timetable for return unclear

    The Score "San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford is expected to miss Sunday's game against the New York Giants, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. There's no clear timetable for Ford's return, Pelissero adds. " September 22

  • 2021 Draft QB Class Has NFL Teams Thinking About Losing in the 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "Some teams acquire their franchise quarterbacks through luck, and solid draft scouting—such as the New England Patriots with Tom Brady or the Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson. Other teams make moves in free agency (Drew Brees). Rarely are starting-level quarterbacks acquired via..." September 22

  • NFL announces no players tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 13-19

    Sportsnet "The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Tuesday that no players were positive for COVID-19 during the testing period from Sept. 13-19. " September 22

  • NFL hoping for full stadium at Super Bowl, but prepared for no fans

    Yahoo! Sports "Most NFL stadiums have been empty this season, and those with fans at all are operating at significantly reduced capacities. The NFL isn’t sure whether that will still be the case on Super Bowl Sunday. NFL event planners toured Raymond James Stadium this morning as part of the..." September 22

  • NFLPA is “standing behind” 49ers’ criticism of MetLife Stadium turf

    Yahoo! Sports "Just days before the San Francisco 49ers are set to play on the same MetLife Stadium field that members of the team ripped as unsafe Sunday, a source from the NFL Players Association said the union is standing behind the team’s criticism and endorsing a thorough..." September 22

  • Roger Goodell on fining coaches for mask violations: 'You can't let up'

    USA Today "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has no qualms about harshly penalizing coaches who violate the NFL’s protocols mandating that they wear facemasks while roaming the sidelines. The NFL on Monday fined three coaches – San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan,..." September 22

  • Should NFL abandon the mask rule for coaches?

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL developed its policy that coaches must cover their mouths and noses on the sidelines, the NFL planned eventually  to conduct COVID-19 testing on players and coaches three times per week. Now that the NFL is conducting, and likely will continue to conduct, COVID-19 testing on a..." September 22

  • Jordan Reed decided to keep playing after seeing 49ers’ postseason run

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the bright spots in the 49ers' 31-13 bloodbath of a win over the New York Jets was Jordan Reed’s standout performance. The former Washington tight end only played 10 snaps in Week 1, but in the absence of George Kittle, Reed took on a more sizable..." September 21

  • Jimmy Garoppolo may be able to play in Week 3 despite ankle injury

    Larry Brown Sports "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with a high ankle sprain, but has a chance to play in Week 3. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo’s ankle injury is not that serious, and he is considered week-to-week. Shanahan left the door open to Garoppolo playing in..." September 21

  • 49ers’ Tevin Coleman’s (knee) injury severe, timetable revealed

    Clutch Points "The San Francisco 49ers lost their top two running backs to injuries during Sunday’s win over the New York Jets. Raheem Mostert suffered a sprained MCL and is not expected to play this upcoming Sunday against the New York..." September 21

  • How rash of injuries could impact NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The biggest story to come out of Sunday’s Week 2 NFL action was myriad injuries suffered by multiple teams around the league. We’re talking game changers for contending teams and season-ending injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars.  All of this..." September 21

  • NFL fines three head coaches $100K each for not wearing masks on sidelines

    SI "The NFL fined three head coaches for not wearing masks on the sidelines during the game in Week 2.  Denver's Vic Fangio, Seattle's Pete Carroll and San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan were each fined $100,000 for not wearing masks on the sidelines according to ESPN's..." September 21

  • MRI confirms that Nick Bosa suffered season-ending ACL tear

    Yahoo! Sports "The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday that an MRI confirmed that defensive end Nick Bosa suffered a torn ACL on Sunday. His season is over. " September 21

  • MRI confirms Solomon Thomas tore ACL, 49ers announce

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers took another body blow Monday night. Not long after confirming defensive end Nick Bosatore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the 49ers announced an MRI confirmed Solomon Thomas tore the ACL in his left knee. Thomas, the third..." September 21

  • The 49ers appear to be cursed in 2020

    Draftkings Nation "The San Francisco 49ers might think they’re a cursed franchise. Sure, they thumped the New York Jets in Week 2 and have a solidly deep roster to compete for a playoff berth in 2020. But the way the past 48 hours have gone, it’s reasonable for them to think..." September 21

  • 49ers Agree To Deal With DE Ziggy Ansah

    Pro Football Rumors "We heard earlier this morning that Ziggy Ansah was flying to meet with the 49ers with a signing likely in the cards, and now it appears official. San Francisco is finalizing a one-year deal with the veteran pass-rusher, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com tweets. Kyle..." September 21

  • NFL to investigate MetLife Stadium turf following injuries during 49ers-Jets game

    CBS Sports "The injury bug made its way around the NFL during Week 2, but specifically took hold at MetLife stadium. The 49ers were in New Jersey to face the Jets and during San Francisco's 31-13 win, Nick Bosa, Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, and Solomon..." September 21

  • NFL may discipline coaches for not wearing face coverings

    Yardbarker "After a Week 1 warning, the NFL may be about to get serious when it comes to coaches who did not properly wear face coverings on the sideline. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the NFL is reviewing footage from Week 2 games and may fine several coaches for not following the..." September 21

  • How much trouble are 0-2 NFL teams really in given expanded playoff setup?

    USA Today "There are 11 teams with 0-2 records following the NFL's second week of action.   The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina..." September 21

  • 49ers bringing in Ziggy Ansah for another visit

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers and defensive end Ziggy Ansah have met a couple of times this year without agreeing to a deal. The third time may turn out to be the charm. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the 49ers are flying Ansah into West Virginia to undergo COVID-19 testing and..." September 21

  • San Francisco 49ers believe George Kittle will return for Week 3

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is dealing with a sprained MCL in his left knee that would sideline most players for a few weeks, but the belief is that he will be ready to return for Week 3 against the New York Giants, a league source told ESPN. An MRI..." September 20

  • 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert Leave Jets Game with Injuries

    Heavy "When it rains, it pours, and the San Francisco 49ers are without an umbrella. After losing starting defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas in the first half, the 49ers started the second half of their Week 2 matchup with the New York Jets without..." September 20

  • Solomon Thomas carted off the field with injury vs Jets

    Clutch Points "The San Francisco 49ers entered the game down Dee Ford in their pass-rushing department and they’ll add even more names to that list. After coming into the game for Nick Bosa — who was carted off early in the game — Solomon Thomas was also carted..." September 20

  • Ticked off Adam Gase curses in postgame press conference after Jets loss

    Larry Brown Sports "Adam Gase was ticked off after his New York Jets got their rears kicked in badly by the San Francisco 49ers at home on Sunday. The Jets lost 31-13 and were never really in the game. They only had 277 yards and did very little offensively even though the Niners suffered some..." September 20

  • Jimmy Garoppolo to miss Week 3 with high-ankle sprain

    Sportsnaut "49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan noted after Sunday’s win against the Jets that Garoppolo suffered a high-ankle sprain. It’s typically a multi-week injury. Nick Mullens will get the start Week 3 against the Giants. The San Francisco 49ers just can’t catch a..." September 20

  • Details on severity of injury to 49ers’ Raheem Mostert revealed

    Clutch Points "Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that injured San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert is believed to have a mild MCL sprain. While it is unclear how long the injury would potentially keep the back sidelined, he is expected to undergo an MRI as soon as..." September 20

  • 49ers angry over MetLife Stadium turf after potentially major injuries

    Yardbarker "San Francisco 49ers players aren’t happy about the new turf at MetLife Stadium, and seem to feel that it may have contributed to the potentially serious injuries the team suffered in Week 2 against the Jets. Coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game that his players..." September 20

  • 49ers' Nick Bosa 'Most Likely' Has Torn ACL After Being Carted Off Against Jets

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa suffered what is "most likely" a torn ACL after being taken off in a cart Sunday against the New York Jets. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan relayed word on the injury to reporters after San..." September 20

  • NFL sends final warning to teams regarding COVID-19 sideline protocols

    CBS Sports "The NFL is very serious about enforcing all COVID-related measures on game days this season, as a strongly-worded memo to teams indicated last week. Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of football operations, told me that fines and other punishment will be forthcoming for those who do..." September 20

  • NFL received great coronavirus news following Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL had extremely low rates of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the offseason, but many were concerned about how travel would impact that once games began. Through one week, the travel appears to have had no impact at all. Zero players or coaches tested positive for the..." September 20

  • 49ers’ Offense Needs New Pass-Catching Threats in Week 2

    Heavy "With tight end George Kittle and wide receiver Deebo Samuel out for Week 2, the San Francisco 49ers need players to step up. San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will also need to elevate his game, but his hands will be tied behind his back without skill players filling..." September 19

  • Dee Ford downgraded to out for Sunday’s game

    Pro Football Talk "Add defensive end Dee Ford to the list of 49ers players who won’t be in the lineup against the Jets on Sunday. Ford was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report due to a neck injury. The 49ers updated his status by ruling him out on..." September 19

  • Gregg Williams: Jets defense was almost dominant in Week 1

    New York Post "Gregg Williams saw the potential for domination on Sunday — not of his defense, but by it. Where others witnessed the Jets unit getting overwhelmed most of the afternoon, allowing 404 yards of total offense, getting gashed by Josh Allen for a career-high 312 yards through the..." September 19