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  • Javon Kinlaw undergoes knee surgery

    Pro Football Talk "49ers defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw has undergone surgery on his right knee, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kinlaw required the surgery to repair an injury that sidelined him the final two games of his rookie season. He posted a photo on social..." January 26

  • 49ers re-sign restricted free agent Jeff Wilson

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers announced Tuesday they have re-signed running back Jeff Wilson Jr. to a one-year deal. Wilson was scheduled to become a restricted free agent. Wilson led the team with 126 carries for 600 yards and seven touchdowns in 2020, all single-season career highs. He also..." January 26

  • Predicting the NFL's QB Carousel in 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Tom Brady was the prize of a prolific quarterback class in last year's free-agency period. He landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now his team is going to the Super Bowl. While this year's edition of the quarterback carousel might not push a team to..." January 26

  • Jerry Rice Explains In Details Why Aaron Rodgers Won’t Play For The 49ers

    Total Pro Sports "Soon after the Green Bay Packers failed to defeat the Tampa Bay Bucs at home to advance to the Super Bowl, questions began to arise of Aaron Rodger’s future. Almost immediately, there were rumors that the Packers legend may be headed home to California to play with the..." January 26

  • Which NFL Team Can Make the Best ‘Godfather’ Offer for Deshaun Watson?

    The Ringer "If multiple teams are willing to sell the farm to land Deshaun Watson, who would have the most to sell? That’s the question the Texans are probably asking themselves right now. Watson hasn’t formally requested a trade from Houston, but based on offseason reports,..." January 26

  • Deshaun Watson or Matthew Stafford would fit San Francisco 49ers like a glove

    ESPN "Asked about the future at quarterback, San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch have repeatedly said they expect Jimmy Garoppolo to be the starter in 2021. But Shanahan and Lynch have also left wiggle room in case something better pops..." January 26

  • 49ers Becoming A Potential Destination For Matt Ryan

    Total Pro Sports "Now that Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith have been officially introduced as the Atlanta Falcons new GM and head coach, the next order of business will be the roster evaluation that also includes the veteran QB. Matt Ryan turns 36-years-old in May, but there will still be some teams..." January 26

  • No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19 last week

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL reached an important milestone last week: No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced today that from January 17 to January 23, 2,126 tests were administered to 313 players, and there were zero positive tests. " January 26

  • 10 Best 2021 NFL Free Agents

    The Big Lead "Super Bowl LV will feature Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. For everybody else, the offseason has already begun. NFL free agency begins on March 17, the first day of the new league year...." January 26

  • NFL Draft 2021: Who Are This Year's Biggest Bust Candidates?

    Bleacher Report "The NFL draft is often a minefield. If a team spends a pick wisely, a prospect can help it achieve its goals. However, one wrong pick could send an organization in the other direction. While the word bust is harsh, it's fitting given the damage a prospect can..." January 26

  • Fred Warner doesn’t expect much to change with 49ers defense

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  All-Pro middle linebacker Fred Warner will hear a different voice in his ear during the 2021 NFL season. Former 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, who would relay the play call into Warner’s helmet, is the new head coach of the New York..." January 26

  • Darryl Tapp joining 49ers staff as assistant defensive line coach

    49ers Webzone "According to Field Yates of ESPN, the San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL defensive lineman Darryl Tapp to serve on defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans' staff as an assistant defensive line coach. News of the 49ers' interest in Tapp was first reported last..." January 26

  • Adam Schefter Predicts 18 Plus QBs Will Change Teams This Offseason

    The Big Lead "Last year's NFL offseason was a wild affair when it came to the quarterback position. Players like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers, long assumed to be the types of men who would only ever wear one uniform, changed teams. Presumptive starters were exchanged and displaced..." January 25

  • Colts, 49ers previously discussed Jimmy Garoppolo trade

    Sportsnaut "This offseason is going to be filled with NFL rumors linking multiple big-name quarterbacks in trades. According to some notes, it’s going to be unlike anything we’ve seen before.  That will obviously include the Indianapolis Colts, who are looking to replace..." January 25

  • 5 NFL Teams That Should Trade for Aaron Rodgers

    Complex "This NFL offseason is about to be crazy. Deshaun Watson looks to be on his way out of Houston and Matthew Stafford will almost certainly be on a new team. If that wasn't enough QB star power on the move in the league, there's now some serious rumblings that..." January 25

  • John Madden Explains Why NFL Teams Should Hire Madden Players

    Black Sports Online "One thing Madden does pretty well is imitating the playbooks of teams. I am not sure how they get them, but they are very accurate. It couldn’t hurt to hire a Madden player, here is why John Madden think it would be a good idea. " January 25

  • Deshaun Watson, Marshawn Lynch, Snoop Dogg and More to Compete in Madden 21

    Bleacher Report "The Pro Bowl will have a different style this season, with players and other celebrities competing in Madden 21 on Sunday. The eight-man competition features two active players on each side as the AFC battles the NFC in video-game form. Fans can watch the game live at 5 p.m...." January 25

  • Scott Milanovich resigns as Edmonton coach to pursue NFL job

    TSN "Scott Milanovich's tenure as head coach of the Edmonton Football Team is over before he ever coached a game. Milanovich resigned from his position on Monday to pursue NFL opportunities. “Scott informed me this morning that he was resigning as the head coach of..." January 25

  • Regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since 1999

    Pro Football Talk "The curse of the regular season Most Valuable Player continues. The NFL’s regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since Rams quarterback Kurt Warner did it in the 1999 season, and it won’t happen this year, either. Packers quarterback Aaron..." January 25

  • NFL continues to make the pandemic a non-issue

    MSN.com "The pandemic continues to rage out of control. The NFL continues to not flinch in the face of it. Yes, the 2020 season included several outbreaks — in Tennessee, Baltimore, Cleveland. But despite some fairly major surgery to the schedule, including a three-week delay in a game..." January 24

  • Eight teams the Detroit Lions should call as they try to trade QB Matthew Stafford

    USA Today "I heard it through the grapevine on Saturday night, Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions were calling it quits after a dozen years. Some Motown fans are surely wallowing in the tracks of their tears, others likely dancing in the street, and surely a significant segment thinking,..." January 24

  • Rumors of Matt Stafford Heading To 49ers Emerge After Agreement To Part Ways With The Detroit Lions

    Total Pro Sports "Matthew Stafford has likely played his last snap in a Detroit Lions uniform. The longtime Lions starting quarterback has informed the team that he would like to make a fresh start, according to ESPN. Former NFL scout and Bay Area podcast host John Middlekauff..." January 24

  • Trades can be arranged now, but they’re not official until March 17

    Yahoo! Sports "With the Lions agreeing to try to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford and with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson possibly asking for a trade of his own, it makes sense for an annual (or so) refresher on how trades work in January and February. Teams can strike..." January 24

  • 49ers hiring James Bettcher

    247 Sports "The San Francisco 49ers are hiring former New York Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher in a senior defensive role, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He’ll work alongside new defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, who was recently promoted after..." January 23

  • NFL sends memo detailing pre-Draft rules regarding draft-eligible players

    NFL.com "In a memo obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the NFL informed clubs Friday of a slew of new pre-2021 NFL Draft rules relating to hosting and interacting with draft-eligible players. These latest updates to the pre-draft process come four days after the NFL announced..." January 23

  • Just Trade Me: NFL Youngsters Who Need a Fresh Start

    Bleacher Report "A handful of young players around the NFL could use fresh starts with new teams in 2021. Plenty of youngsters will have a chance to sign somewhere else in free agency. However, for others still under contract through 2021, an offseason trade is the only chance they'll have at a..." January 22

  • Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen Next Up for NFL Mega-Contracts—Who Could Join Them?

    Bleacher Report "Three of the five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft led their teams to the divisional playoffs this season. Two—Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens and Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns—lost last weekend and are now technically entering..." January 22

  • NFL Teams Best Positioned to Maneuver Up or Down in the 2021 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "The order for the 2021 NFL draft isn't quite set, but it's close and relatively defined at the top. Only four teams remain alive for Super Bowl LV, and it's highly unlikely that the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Green Bay Packers are making..." January 22

  • How the NFL averted a quarterback crisis

    The Score "The NFL has always been a quarterback-driven league. Yet five seasons ago, even as the league experienced an unprecedented boom in passing volume, it also faced the possibility of a quarterback crisis. "As the 2015 NFL season begins," then-Wall Street Journal reporter Kevin..." January 22

  • San Antonio Hopes To Land NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Texas is big enough for three NFL teams, according to the mayor of San Antonio. Mayor Ron Nirenberg is confident that SA will land an NFL team between now and 2030 (via KSAT). “If there’s not that corporate base, pro sports franchises look elsewhere. And one of the..." January 22

  • NFL announces 128 players making early entries into 2021 draft

    Pro Football Talk "The deadline for players to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft has passed and the league announced the players who are leaving school early on Friday. There are 128 players with eligibility left making the jump. Thirty of those players have already accumulated enough credits to get their..." January 22

  • Robert Saleh's new Jets coaching staff filled with 49ers ties

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Robert Saleh, who called the shots as 49ers defensive coordinator the last four seasons, is relinquishing total control on that side of the ball as head coach of the New York Jets. Saleh has put together a coaching staff with a number of ties to the 49ers, including his choice..." January 21

  • Here Are The 3 “Sleeper” Teams In Potential Blockbuster Deshaun Watson Trade

    Total Pro Sports "Deshaun Watson hasn’t fully made it clear he wants out of Houston, but the many reports and his actions seem to be headed toward a divorce with the franchise. If that is the case, there are reportedly several teams interested in trading for one of the NFL’s budding superstars at the..." January 21

  • 10 NFL Stars Who Could be Traded This Offseason

    Complex "The NFL offseason is about to be crazy thanks to the revenue streams plummeting in the wake of the pandemic’s warpath. The salary cap is projected to be around $175 million, which is going to be troublesome for the six teams already slated to be at least $20 million over that number..." January 21

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Cam Newton

    Bleacher Report "In 2020, Cam Newton started a new chapter of his career with the New England Patriots after the Carolina Panthers released him in March. Statistically, he had his worst season when playing a majority of the games, but there were some positives. Newton didn't throw a touchdown in..." January 21

  • NFL Teams That Are Poised to Decline in 2021

    Bleacher Report "While the NFL offseason provides a wellspring of hope for each team thanks to landmarks like free agency and the draft, the reality is some teams will regress. Roster losses thanks to factors like retirement and bad cap situations are the biggest signals a franchise could..." January 21

  • NFL teams need to get their injury report facts straight

    Pro Football Talk "A strange dynamic has come into focus during the playoffs: Multiple teams have posted inaccurate injury information on their official websites. It’s not that injuries are being hidden. It’s that actual injuries aren’t being accurately reported on team..." January 21

  • 2021 NFL Draft: 1 Surprise Prospect Every Team Could Target

    Bleacher Report "With three games left to play in the 2020 NFL campaign, most teams around the league and fans have turned their attention to the 2021 draft, which will be held April 29 through May 1 in Cleveland. Next week, draft season kicks off in full force with the Senior Bowl. The..." January 21

  • Deshaun Watson should get to Jets ‘as quickly as possible’: Richard Sherman

    New York Post "One of Robert Saleh’s former defensive stars is advocating for Deshaun Watson to find his way to the Jets. “If I was Deshaun, I’d get out of there as quickly as possible. I’d head to New York. … The Jets,” 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman..." January 20

  • 5 best options for the Colts to replace retired Philip Rivers

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts made the playoffs thanks in part to quarterback Philip Rivers experiencing a resurgence under head coach and play-caller Frank Reich. However, Rivers officially announced his retirement on Wednesday, as his mobility and physical skills were..." January 20

  • Tom Brady won't be the first QB guiding a new team in conference championships; here's how others fared

    USA Today "It's rare for an NFL quarterback to join a new team and promptly lead that squad to the NFC championship game, as Tom Brady has done for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His team will visit Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers with a Super Bowl berth on the line..." January 20

  • NFLPA director 'planning' for another virtual offseason

    Steelers Depot "Despite being nearly a year into the pandemic, and by the time the summer rolls around, 18 months in, the NFLPA is anticipating having the same virtual offseason as they did in 2020. NFLPA union leader DeMaurice Smith said today he’s expecting the 2021 offseason to look very similar to..." January 20

  • Streaks continue: Fans with perfect Super Bowl attendance set to attend 55th consecutive game

    USA Today "Don Crisman had already decided he wouldn't leave Kennebuck Beach, Maine, without a ticket in hand, but he said friends Tom Henschel and Gregory Eaton were "hell-bent" on attending Super Bowl LV, even if it meant buying tickets of the secondary-ticket..." January 19

  • Big-Name NFL Players Who Could Get Cut This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams are bound to add to the upcoming free-agent pool this offseason.  Cuts remain a harsh reality of the league. Teams shed salary by cutting loose players whose big cap numbers don't match their performance. By the nature of having big contracts, those..." January 19

  • Avid Steelers Fan Paige Spiranac Has New Favorite NFL Team

    Total Pro Sports "Paige Spiranac is known for her hot sports takes and sexy photos that makes the men go crazy. Spiranac, who is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, took to Twitter a few days ago and made a huge announcement about having a new favorite team. " January 19

  • NFL had nine positive COVID-19 tests last week

    Yahoo! Sports "With fewer teams still alive in the playoffs, the NFL has seen a drop in the number of COVID-19 tests being administered by teams each week. That number dropped from 17,459 ahead of Wild Card weekend to 9,873 going into the divisional round of playoffs.  " January 19

  • NFL salary cap could be in the range of $180 million

    Yahoo! Sports "Every December, the NFL gives the 32 teams an idea regarding the expected salary cap for the coming league year. This year, that didn’t happen. It didn’t happen because the pandemic has caused revenue to crater, by dramatically reducing attendance at games. The NFL and NFL..." January 19

  • Deshaun Watson's next team if he leaves Houston Texans? Ranking the NFL's 31 potential suitors.

    USA Today "When I first saw the Houston Texans might have to consider trading purportedly disenfranchised franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson, I scoffed. If the three-time Pro Bowler isn't one of the NFL's top-five quarterbacks, he's certainly no worse than seventh. In terms of..." January 19

  • Rod Graves: Disparity in opportunities for Black coaches is “mind-boggling”

    Yahoo! Sports "As the 2021 coach and G.M. hiring cycle continues, the man who runs the Fritz Pollard Alliance has expressed his disappointment regarding the opportunities given to Black coaches and executives. “Thus far, the NFL hiring cycle of 2021 has not changed the rate of hires for Blacks..." January 19

  • Are Lamar Jackson, running QBs doomed to slip in big games? Here's what the last 10 years tell us

    CBS Sports "When Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens fell flat against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night, missing out on a potential AFC Championship bid, they didn't just drop out of the playoffs. They also reignited big-picture questions about the sustainability of..." January 19