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  • Brock Purdy close to surgery decision, with signs pointing toward six-month recovery path

    Pro Football Talk "49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is continuing discussions Monday about surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He is nearing a decision on the surgery path, Matt Maiocco of NBCSportsBayArea.com reports, and the expected outcome is a procedure..." February 06

  • Top Potential NFL Cap Casualties Who Could Be Steals for Other Teams in 2023

    Bleacher Report "The NFL offseason will bring about a fresh round of salary-cap casualties. As teams look to cut costs and get cap compliant for the 2023 campaign, it is all but inevitable that a slew of highly paid veterans will be released. While some of these players have seen their production fall..." February 06

  • Growing belief in NFL that Aaron Rodgers trade will happen

    Sportsnaut "More than 12 years after the Green Bay Packers traded Brett Favre to the New York Jets and handed the franchise over to Aaron Rodgers, many around the NFL reportedly expect history to repeat itself in 2023. Rodgers, the four-time NFL MVP, hasn’t committed to playing..." February 06

  • Brandon Aiyuk says Philadelphia “got extremely lucky” against the 49ers

    NFL.com "The Super Bowl trash talk has begun -- just not from the Eagles or Chiefs, yet. 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, who knows both opponents well after playing the Chiefs in Week 7 and falling to the Eagles in the NFC Championhip Game, has doubts about Philadelphia's..." February 06

  • 4 wide receivers New York Giants should target in NFL free agency

    Sportsnaut "The New York Giants exceeded everyone’s expectations this season by going 9-7-1 and upsetting the Minnesota Vikings in the Wildcard Round 31-24. If New York wants to become a perennial contender, though, it must upgrade the receiver position. It was clear to anyone that..." February 06

  • Best 2023 NFL Draft Fits for Senior Bowl, Shrine Bowl Standouts

    Bleacher Report "The 2023 NFL draft cycle is officially under way with both the Senior Bowl and Shrine Bowl behind us. Both games offered a little glimpse into what prospects from the 2023 class can do, but it's the week of practices that are the best evaluation tools. The opportunity to work out..." February 06

  • NFL QB bargains: Ranking best to worst, exploring who gets paid next

    ESPN "In a salary-cap league, value is paramount. The overall point of the NFL draft, for example, may be to build your roster for the long term, but it's also about finding players who can help you win while they're on relatively cheap rookie contracts, so you can pay up for stars at..." February 06

  • Joe Montana believes 49ers should bring back Jimmy Garoppolo

    49ers Webzone "Jimmy Garoppolo's time with the San Francisco 49ers has likely come to an end. The veteran quarterback is slated to hit the free-agency market next month and will probably cash in on a lucrative deal, playing elsewhere in 2023. Brock Purdy, who completed an impressive rookie..." February 06

  • NFL insider lists Keenan Allen as ‘likely cap casualty’ for Chargers: 3 potential landing spots

    Sportsnaut "Now that the Los Angeles Chargers have their face of the franchise, the top priority will be signing Justin Herbert to a long-term contract, likely this offseason. Yet general manager Tom Telesco knows doing so won’t come without hurdles, as the Chargers enter the..." February 05

  • 49ers OL Trent Williams responds to retirement speculation

    Larry Brown Sports "San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Trent Williams has cleared up all the speculation surrounding his future. Williams said at Saturday’s Pro Bowl practice that he fully intends to return for the 2023 season, and also plans to see out his contract with the team. " February 04

  • Raiders letting QB Derek Carr talk to other teams

    ESPN "The Las Vegas Raiders have granted Derek Carr permission to speak with teams that have already agreed to the compensation Las Vegas is looking for in a potential trade for the quarterback, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Friday. It's the same..." February 03

  • NFL Trade Ideas That Can Reshape the League in 2023

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NFL season might go down as the year of the trade. Star players like Russell Wilson, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper were all traded in the offseason. Standouts like Christian McCaffrey, Roquan Smith and Bradley Chubb were dealt during the..." February 03

  • Aaron Rodgers crosses one team off list of potential offseason destinations

    New York Post "It appears one team can be ruled out as Aaron Rodgers decides where — or whether — he’ll play in 2023. Before Rodgers hit a tee shot at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, former golfer and current CBS Sports analyst Colt Knost asked Rodgers if he had “any news..." February 03

  • 7 Bargain-Bin NFL Free Agents Who Can Solve Roster Issues in 2023

    Bleacher Report "While the top NFL free agents will weigh their options with multiple contract offers on the table, general managers can get the most bang for their cap-space dollars with bargain-bin pickups. Players who didn't quite fulfill expectations with the team that drafted them, bounced around the..." February 03

  • Trade Interest Hasn't Picked Up, Teams Expect Ravens to Tag QB Lamar Jackson

    Bleacher Report "Despite being one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL for the past five seasons, Lamar Jackson's trade market isn't as robust as you might think right now. Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, most teams are expecting the Baltimore Ravens will use the exclusive franchise tag on..." February 03

  • 2023 NFL free agency: One player each team should prioritize signing in offseason

    CBS Sports "The NFL offseason is upon us, and all 32 teams will be focused on how they can improve their rosters. Free agency will come quickly, and there are several stars who are hitting the open market looking for new deals.  Below we will identify one free agent each NFL..." February 03

  • Snakebitten at QB? 49ers can’t stay healthy at NFL’s most important position

    The Athletic "Disappointment was still clearly etched on the faces of general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan as they spoke to the media to wrap up this past 49ers season Wednesday. “First of all, let me just say it — all due respect to Philly, they’re a..." February 03

  • 49ers' Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch in favor of emergency backup QB rule change

    CBS Sports "During the NFC Championship, the San Francisco 49ers ran out of quarterbacks and had their backs against the wall during their most important game of the year. After a season filled with quarterback injuries, head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch expressed their..." February 03

  • Nick Bosa patiently awaits new contract as 49ers star could land deal that resets non-QB market

    CBS Sports "Nick Bosa's contract situation was the focal point when he spoke to reporters on Tuesday with the San Francisco 49ers entering the offseason after Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. The All-Pro defensive end was asked..." February 03

  • 49ers OL Trent Williams Considering Retirement?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Trent Williams, admittedly, has thought about what life has in store for him after he's done playing football.  In speaking to reporters in the locker room on Tuesday, just two days after the 49ers' crushing NFC Championship Game loss to the Philadelphia Eagles,..." February 03

  • NFL says number of concussions rose 18 percent during regular season

    Pro Football Talk "The number of diagnosed concussions in the NFL went up during the 2022 season. The NFL announced on a Friday conference call that there were 149 concussions this season. That’s 18 percent more that the 126 diagnosed concussions in 2021. " February 03

  • NFLPA executive director search appears narrowed to 5, possibly 6, candidates

    The Athletic "A group of at least five candidates is being considered for the next executive director of the NFL Players Association, all of whom are within the football ecosystem, insiders close to the process said. If no new names emerge, that would mean unlike in 2009 when the union went outside football..." February 03

  • Steve Wilks set to interview with 49ers Monday

    USA Today "The 49ers will interview former Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks for their defensive coordinator job according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. That interview is set to take place Monday. San Francisco has also requested to interview former Commanders defensive backs..." February 03

  • NFL plans active offseason conversation about eliminating “hip-drop” tackles

    Pro Football Talk "The tackles that injured Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Cowboys running back Tony Pollard during the playoffs were legal. But they may not be next season. Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, said today that the techniques used on those..." February 03

  • NFL Collabs With American Heart Association, Red Cross To Promote CPR Training

    TMZ "The NFL is promoting CPR awareness following the Damar Hamlin incident ... teaming up with the American Heart Association and Red Cross to help train those involved in youth sports to learn the procedure. The league says it is committed to ensuring all participants at the..." February 03

  • 2023 NFL Cap Space, By Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Earlier this week, the NFL revealed its 2023 salary cap. Teams can now budget for their offseasons, knowing a $224.8MM ceiling is in place. This year’s nonexclusive franchise and transition tag numbers also emerged, giving teams more clarity on those fronts as well. With that in..." February 03

  • Tom Brady's retirement means the Cowboys now have NFL's oldest active player, but they might not for long

    CBS Sports "For the past three seasons, Tom Brady has been the oldest player in the NFL, but with the 45-year-old now officially retired, that title will be going to someone else for the 2023 season, and that someone else is Jason..." February 03

  • 49ers are counting on Drake Jackson to be better bookend for Nick Bosa in 2023

    The Athletic "There’s been a tectonic shift in the 49ers’ defense, which finished ranked No. 1 in the NFL by many metrics this past season for the first time since Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch took over in 2017. More than ever before, the unit’s back seven — its..." February 02

  • 1 team openly going ‘all out’ for Aaron Rodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Rodgers is far from certain to return to the Green Bay Packers next season, and there is at least one team that is determined to convince him a fresh start would be in his best interest. The New York Jets have been mentioned as a logical fit for Rodgers should the Packers trade..." February 02

  • NFL Teams with Worst Outlooks for 2023 Draft

    Bleacher Report "NFL draft picks are volatile commodities because the value of any given selection is loaded with variables. In theory, the best scouting department can identify an impactful player. On the other hand, draft picks can be used as compensation to trade for a player or even a..." February 02

  • Ten NFL players who have earned big paydays this offseason

    CBS Sports "The 2022 NFL offseason was one of the most memorable offseasons in recent memory. The quarterback carousel was spinning at a high rate of speed before Deshaun Watson halted it with his guaranteed $230 million deal, we witnessed a total reset of the wide receiver market -- something..." February 02

  • Several Top Contenders Among Betting Favorites To Land Cardinals’ WR DeAndre Hopkins In A Trade

    Total Pro Sports "Arizona Cardinals superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is widely expected to be dealt at some point this offseason, and there certainly won’t be a shortage of teams interested in his services. The 30-year-old Hopkins was limited to nine games in 2022 because of a six-game..." February 02

  • Most important NFL free agent for every team

    CBS Sports "Super Bowl LVII is upon us, with the Chiefs and Eagles set to square off in a battle of the NFL's most explosive contenders. But in the meantime, the rest of the league is earnestly preparing for the offseason, with free agency, trades and the 2023 NFL..." February 02

  • Kyle Shanahan doesn’t see “any scenario” where Jimmy Garoppolo returns

    SI "The 49ers still haven’t figured out their 2023 quarterback situation, but it sounds like Jimmy Garoppolo might not be in the picture next season. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan admitted he doesn’t see “any scenario” in which..." February 02

  • Pro Bowl Skills Odds: Dodgeball Tops New-Look Weekend

    Sportsbook Review "While Super Bowl 57 is at the forefront for football fans this time of year, nothing moves the needle like the NFL, and the inaugural Pro Bowl Games skills competition is definitely going to draw plenty of attention. The Pro Bowl was in dire need of a new look, and I'm..." February 02

  • Three Replacements For Tom Brady as Buccaneers QB

    The Big Lead "Tom Brady has finally retired. And it does feel like for good this time. The future Hall of Famer dropped an unexpected video from his social accounts this morning announcing his decision to walk away after one last disappointing season with the Tampa Bay..." February 01

  • Predicting the Landing Spot for the Top 2023 NFL Free Agent at Every Position

    Bleacher Report "The weeks leading to NFL free agency are loaded with wishes and prayers about landing a top player on the market. Unfortunately for many fans, several of these dreams will go unfulfilled. Top free agents may return to their previous teams, or a franchise might move in a different..." February 01

  • 49ers’ best quarterback options in 2023 with Tom Brady off the table

    Clutch Points "Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday morning. Although this announcement comes exactly one year after he previously announced his retirement, which lasted for a whopping 40 days, the Buccaneers quarterback insists it’s for good this time., which ended the San..." February 01

  • 3 potential trade partners with Bears if they trade No.1 draft pick

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Bears are believers in the upside of quarterback Justin Fields and that is why there is a very strong chance the organization looks to instead move their top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. This past season, the Chicago Bears finished with their worst record since going 1-13..." February 01

  • Simulating NFL QB offseason changes: Trades, signings, draft picks

    ESPN "Get ready for yet another wild NFL offseason of quarterback movement -- which is already underway after Tom Brady announced Wednesday morning that he's retiring from the NFL after 23 seasons. Stars like Lamar Jackson, Daniel Jones and Geno..." February 01

  • 40 most-likely NFL salary cap casualties of the 2023 offseason

    Sportsnaut "We’re going to be hearing a whole lot about NFL salary cap casualties over the course of the next few weeks leading up to the start of free agency in March. The NFL salary cap has been set for the 2023 season. Teams now know exactly what type of situation they are in right..." February 01

  • Free agent-to-be Mike McGlinchey wants to stay with 49ers, but will it work financially?

    The Athletic "The circumstances surrounding what could have been right tackle Mike McGlinchey’s last game with the 49ers were somewhat reminiscent of his first career game four-plus years ago. That’s not a good thing. A slew of injuries along the offensive line..." February 01

  • Colts’ head-coach search: Making cases for Indianapolis’ remaining candidates

    The Athletic "The dominoes are starting to fall. And, suddenly, there are just two head-coaching openings left. It’s been three weeks since the regular season ended, and after a quiet start to the coaching cycle that saw just one hire across 21 days — that’d be..." February 01

  • What are 49ers’ timelines for Trey Lance’s and Brock Purdy’s returns?

    The Athletic "Trey Lance is three and a half weeks from being back to full strength and said he’ll be 100 percent recovered from his broken right ankle for the 49ers’ first OTA practice in May. The 49ers’ other young quarterback? He said he’s concentrating on..." February 01

  • Robbie Gould “nowhere near retiring” after 18th NFL season

    Pro Football Talk "49ers kicker Robbie Gould‘s 18th NFL season ended with the team’s loss in the NFC Championship Game and he has no contract for 2023, but he’s not thinking about calling it a career. Gould said on Tuesday that his plan is to continue playing and it doesn’t..." February 01

  • Texans request permission to interview Bobby Slowik

    Niners Nation "The Houston Texans officially hired 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans Monday to fill their head coaching vacancy. Aaron Wilson, who covers the Texans, tweeted Houston’s potential staff additions include 49ers passing game coordinator Bobby Slowik as their..." February 01

  • 49ers Eyeing Chris Harris For DC Interview

    USA Today "The 49ers aren’t just reaching out to super-experienced candidates for their defensive coordinator job. ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday reported the club has requested to interview former Commanders defensive backs coach Chris Harris. San Francisco under head coach..." February 01

  • Jeffree Star: ‘Insecure’ NFL wives worry my new man is their husband

    New York Post "Jeffree Star claims he exposed “insecure” NFL wives — referring specifically to Saryn Anderson, wife of Carolina Panthers defensive end Henry Anderson — as fans continue to try to identify his mystery “NFL boo.” Saryn allegedly messaged Star on..." February 01

  • Trey Lance expects to be 100 percent for 49ers' offseason program as he recovers from season-ending injury

    CBS Sports "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance says he expects to be at 100% for the team's offseason program and is looking at a timeline of three to four weeks to be fully cleared, according to David Lombardi. Lance fractured his fibula and suffered a ligament disruption..." January 31

  • Brock Purdy weighing options on his elbow, hopes to make a decision soon

    Pro Football Talk "49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is awaiting second opinions on his injured right elbow to make a decision on the course of action. Purdy tore his ulnar collateral ligament on the sixth play of Sunday’s game when Eagles pass rusher Haason Reddick pinned Purdy’s arm..." January 31