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Who built the 49ers? Lynch, Shanahan mold the roster

Who built the 49ers? Lynch, Shanahan mold the roster

Since the hirings of general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers have turned over more than half of their 90-man offseason roster.

The 49ers announced six roster moves on Monday – three cuts, three signings – to bring the number of players added under the new regime to 50 players.

Lynch has contractual control over the 90-man offseason roster, while Shanahan has control over the 53-man regular-season roster, Lynch said during his introductory press conference.

Here’s a look at the general manager/coach combinations that first brought the team’s current roster to the organization:

Scot McCloughan/Mike Nolan (2)
LB Ahmad Brooks
LT Joe Staley

Trent Baalke/Mike Singletary (1)
LB NaVorro Bowman

Baalke/Jim Harbaugh (13)
DL Tank Carradine
TE Garrett Celek
DL Quinton Dial
WR Bruce Ellington
RB Carlos Hyde
CB Dontae Johnson
C Daniel Kilgore
LB Aaron Lynch
TE Vance McDonald
LS Kyle Nelson
CB Keith Reaser
S Eric Reid
DB Jimmie Ward

Baalke/Jim Tomsula (7)
DL Arik Armstead
TE Blake Bell
OT Trent Brown
LB Eli Harold
P Bradley Pinion
WR DeAndre Smelter
S Jaquiski Tartt

Baalke/Chip Kelly (15)
LB Ray-Ray Armstrong
G Zane Beadles
DL Ronald Blair
DL DeForest Buckner
WR Aaron Burbridge
G Joshua Garnett
CB Prince Charles Iworah
DL Chris Jones
WR Jeremy Kerley
RB Raheem Mostert
OL Norman Price
CB Will Redmond
CB Rashard Robinson
S Vinnie Sunseri
OL John Theus

Personnel department/no coach (2)
K Nick Rose
WR Rashad Ross

John Lynch/Kyle Shanahan (50)
QB Matt Barkley
C Tim Barnes
QB C.J. Beathard
RB Kapri Bibbs
WR Victor Bolden
WR Kendrick Bourne
RB Matt Breida
WR DeAndre Carter
DB Adrian Colbert
LB Brock Coyle
OL John Flynn
LB Reuben Foster
CB Zach Franklin
OL Brandon Fusco
WR Pierre Garçon
LB Jimmie Gilbert
OL Garry Gilliam
S Malik Golden
OL Evan Goodman
WR Marquise Goodwin
K Robbie Gould
RB Tim Hightower
TE Cole Hikutini
QB Brian Hoyer
S Chanceller James
DB Lorenzo Jerome
WR BJ Johnson
DL D.J. Jones
DB Don Jones
FB Kyle Juszczyk
TE George Kittle
OL Richard Levy
OL Erik Magnuson
FB Tyler McCloskey
NT Earl Mitchell
QB Nick Mullens
LB Donavin Newsom
DL Noble Nwachukwu
TE Logan Paulsen
WR Aldrick Robinson
LB Malcolm Smith
DL Pita Taumoepenu
WR Trent Taylor
DL Solomon Thomas
LB Dekoda Watson
OL Darrell Williams Jr.
RB Joe Williams
CB K’Waun Williams
DB Ahkello Witherspoon
OL Jeremy Zuttah

Roger Goodell: 'What we are trying to stay out of is politics'

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Roger Goodell: 'What we are trying to stay out of is politics'

NEW YORK — The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Wednesday at the league’s fall meetings that altering the language from “should stand” to “must stand” was not discussed.

New York Giants owner John Mara noted that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones “spoke at length” to the other owners about the anthem issue. Jones has said any Dallas player who doesn’t stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” would not be playing.

Goodell reiterated that the league and its 32 clubs “believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. It’s an important part of our policy and the game. It’s important to honor our flag and our country and I think our fans expect that.”

Asked about any owners who threatened discipline for players who didn’t stand, Goodell said the owners didn’t discuss it.

“There was a fair amount of conversation and I think our clubs see it the same way. I can’t deal with hypotheticals,” Goodell said.

Reminded that President Donald Trump tweeted again Wednesday about the demonstrations during the anthem, Goodell said there was nothing unpatriotic about his league.

“Everyone feels strongly about our country and have pride,” he said, adding the NFL is “not afraid of tough conversations.

“What we are trying to stay out of is politics.”

Goodell noted that only six or seven players are still kneeling or are involved in protests.

“We hope we will continue to work to put that at zero,” he said.

On Tuesday, in an unprecedented move for a league meeting, a group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met for more than two hours at NFL headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players’ platforms for speaking out on social issues.

“I understand the way they feel about these issues,” Goodell said Wednesday. “We feel the same about patriotism and the flag and I believe our players feel that way. We have a great deal of support for the efforts of our players.”

Trump blasts NFL for not demanding players stand during national anthem

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Trump blasts NFL for not demanding players stand during national anthem

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.

Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the “NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem.”

He adds: “Total disrespect for our great country!”

Trump appeared to be responding to the NFL annual fall meeting on Tuesday. The league invited players and representatives from their union to discuss social issues.

The topic of the national anthem was not discussed at length. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said owners did not ask players to commit to standing during the anthem.

Trump has suggested the owners should “fire” any players who knelt during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”