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Beathard crushed by Cowboys
Cowboys hand 49ers worst loss four-year history of Levi's
C.J. Beathard's first NFL start didn't go as he had hoped Sunday. The rookie was sacked five times as the Cowboys went on to win 40-10.
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Dwight Clark talks at ceremony
Battling ALS, Dwight Clark happy to see 49ers teammates 'one more time'
In an emotional moment in front of his teammates and fans, former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark spoke about his battle with ALS on Sunday.
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Inactives: 49ers LB Reuben Foster to play vs Cowboys
After missing the last five games with a high right ankle sprain, rookie linebacker Reuben Foster is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
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Top 10 players to watch in Week 7 matchup between 49ers, Cowboys
A lot of young players will be the center of attention for the 0-6 49ers as they take on the Cowboys Sunday. Here are 10 players to watch...
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What rookie CB Ahkello Witherspoon did to earn role in 49ers' defense
Since sitting out the first four games, CB Ahkello Witherspoon has played a significant role for the 49ers. Here's how things changed for the rookie.
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49ers wide receiver Pierre Garçon handed hefty fine
Pierre Garçon was not flagged on Sunday, but the 49ers' wide receiver owes the NFL a large amount of money...
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Ronnie Lott: Chance to show Dwight Clark how much we care
In March, Dwight Clark announced he was diagnosed with ALS. He is scheduled to attend Sunday’s game and make some remarks at halftime from a suite...
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Shanahan hopes he and Beathard will make each other better
A couple days before rookie QB C.J. Beathard makes his first career start, Kyle Shanahan discusses preparing for the Cowboys.
Reuben Foster ready for leadership role with 49ers
Reuben Foster will take over at NaVorro Bowman’s middle linebacker position and be responsible for communicating the play calls and adjustments...
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Shanahan: Beathard's play will have 'a ton' of influence on future decisions
The 49ers know every position will come under tremendous scrutiny as the organization looks to add the pieces that will make the club competitive...
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Montana: Clark appreciates all the support from former teammates
Back in March, former 49ers great Dwight Clark revealed he has ALS. This week, his teammate Joe Montana shed light on what's making Clark smile.
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The 49ers Insider Podcast: Joe Montana
Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana joins the 49ers Insider Podcast to discuss 'The Catch' and his long friendship with Dwight Clark.
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Roger Goodell: 'What we are trying to stay out of is politics'
As fans call out the NFL for turning entertainment into politics, commissioner Roger Goodell reiterates that's exactly what they're trying not to do. 
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Trump blasts NFL for not demanding players stand during national anthem
As memebers in the NFL came together Tuesday to discuss protests during the playing of the national anthem, Donald Trump once again went to Twitter.
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Ezekiel Elliott's suspension again on hold, now expected to play vs 49ers
Seeking out their first win of the season, it looked like the 49ers would face a Cowboys team missing Ezekiel Elliott. But things have changed... again.
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49ers issue statement regarding incident involving Foster, Armstrong
Shortly after a report surfaced that linebackers Reuben Foster and Ray-Ray Armstrong were involved in an incident, the 49ers issued a statement.
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Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'
On Sunday against Washington, C.J. Beathard played with a sense of purpose and urgency that Jeff Garcia did not see from Brian Hoyer. 
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49ers sign veteran defensive lineman
He has not appeared in an NFL game this season after starting 10 of the 16 games in which he played last season with the Seahawks...
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The 49ers Insider Podcast: Randy Cross
Three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Randy Cross will attend reunion of the franchise's first Super Bowl championship team and looks forward to seeing Dwight Clark...
Montana, Clark scheduled to address crowd at Levi's Stadium
It should be an emotional day, as 36 members from the team that defeated Dallas in the 1981-82 NFC Championship Game are expected to attend...
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Shanahan showed patience with Beathard; Will now have to show more
Said the 49ers head coach of his new QB: 'You’re never going to get a quick answer. You see over time, but he’s got the ability to do it..."  
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Vote now: Which is the best Bay Area team of all time?
Bay Area fans, we've had our fair share of champions. But which is the best of all time? Hop over to Instagram and let us know...
Armstead to undergo surgery on broken hand, out indefinitely
The 49ers will discuss placing Armstead of injured reserve, which would rule him out for at least eight weeks...
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Ex-49ers LB NaVorro Bowman signs deal with Raiders
After being released by the 49ers on Friday, linebacker NaVorro Bowman has signed a one-year deal with the Raiders.
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Beathard and Hoyer in the tunnel
Hoyer understands 49ers' move to Beathard, plans to stay ready just in case
It took five and a half games for Brian Hoyer to lose his starting job. Now, his role is to support C.J. Beathard while also staying ready.
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Brock Coyle misses tackle against Washington
Snap count: In first game without Bowman, Coyle struggles to fill void
With NaVorro Bowman released last week, Brock Coyle and Ray-Ray Armstrong were tasked with stepping in. But neither played well Sunday.
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Need good news about Raiders and 49ers? The Warriors start on Tuesday
The NFL season is just six weeks old, but in the Bay Area, it appears it's already over. That's okay though, because the real fun begins Tuesday.
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49ers S Eric Reid heading to New York to discuss protests with NFL owners
With the hope that the NFL will use its platform to bring awareness to social issues, Eric Reid will attend a meeting with owners on Tuesday.
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Three things you need to know from 49ers' 26-24 loss to Washington
As their record moved to 0-6, the 49ers now have a historic losing streak. Here's what we learned Sunday in a Week 6 defeat on the road.
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Washington DE channels 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin after beating 49ers
Following Washington's 26-24 win over the 49ers on Sunday, defensive end Ryan Kerrigan celebrated by reciting a famous line from wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
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Beathard reacts to replacing Hoyer, 49ers' last drive
C.J. Beathard takes you through his thoughts as he looked to complete the 49ers' comeback efforts Sunday on the road.
Shanahan names Beathard 49ers' starting quarterback
Kyle Shanahan officially announces there's a new QB1 on the 49ers.
Maiocco: No turning back, 49ers have to stick with Beathard
The 49ers made a quarterback change in the middle of the game Sunday in Washington. Going forward, they have to stick with the rookie.
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Instant Analysis: Beathard, 49ers battle back but remain winless
With C.J. Beathard taking over at quarterback, the 49ers erased a 17-point deficit, but in the end, it was the same result for the sixth straight week.
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Kaepernick with teammates on the sideline
Still unsigned, Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL owners
Still without a job, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick plans to file a grievance against NFL owners, according to his attorney.
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Aaron Rodgers could miss rest of season after breaking collarbone
The Packers suffered a massive blow Sunday with Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone against the Vikings.
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49ers bench Brian Hoyer in Washington, rookie C.J. Beathard takes over
There's a new man under center for the 49ers. Kyle Shanahan benched Brian Hoyer Sunday in Washington and in came C.J. Beathard.
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Report: After being released by 49ers, Bowman expected to visit Raiders
NaVorro Bowman's career with the 49ers came to an end on Friday. But, he could reportedly continue it in Oakland...
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Inactives: Reid returns, but Foster still out for 49ers
The 49ers will have to wait yet another week for the return of NaVorro Bowman's successor to hit the field as Reuben Foster remains out.
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49ers promote rookie tight end to take Bowman's place on active roster
With the release of NaVorro Bowman, the 49ers had an open spot on their active roster. And, their going with a young tight end...
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Top 10 to watch in 49ers' Week 6 matchup with Washington
The 49ers are looking for their first win of the season in Week 6. And, there's plenty of intrigue as they hit the field Sunday in Washington.
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Salary cap implications of 49ers releasing NaVorro Bowman
The 49ers parted ways with NaVorro Bowman Friday just 14 months after a long-term contract extension. What does this mean financially?
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49er players shocked, surprised at release of Bowman
'He’s NaVorro Bowman. He’s played at an elite level his entire career, and he’s going to continue to do that wherever he goes...'
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Why 49ers release of Bowman is best for both sides
With an increasing price tag for next year that included $9.45 million in salary and bonuses, there was no chance NaVorro Bowman would be back...
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NaVorro Bowman: Great player robbed of the opportunity to be even more
NaVorro Bowman is one of the truly unlucky great players here – an All-Pro-level player who sustained two major injuries.
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Lynch: Bowman's release 'isn't gonna be easy for the fans'
49ers general manager John Lynch praises NaVorro Bowman's contributions to the 49ers.
49ers release NaVorro Bowman
NaVorro Bowman was named First-Team All-Pro in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. On Friday, his time with the 49ers officially came to a close...
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Report: 49ers shopping NaVorro Bowman, teams interested
NaVorro Bowman played 58 of the 49ers' 76 defensive snaps last Sunday against the Colts. He did not like that...
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Shanahan: 'Not much of a difference between' Hyde, Breida
Carlos Hyde was the featured back for the 49ers’ first four games of the season, but Matt Breida made his mark last week against the Indianapolis Colts...
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Foster seems to be pleading with 49ers medical staff: 'I want that candy'
49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster excitedly compared the possibility of his returning to action on Sunday to a kid with a sweet tooth...
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49ers expected to face Ezekiel Elliott-less Cowboys in Week 7
With a six-game suspension back on, the 49ers will most likely to play the Cowboys in Week 7 without Dallas' star running back.
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Belly of the Beast: NFL Week 6, Carr's status hurts Raiders bets
Who should you be betting on with your Week 6 NFL picks? How much does Derek Carr's back hurt putting money on the Raiders? Get all the advice you need from Ray Ratto and Todd Dewey on the Belly of the...
Shanahan: Leon Hall's experience helps, but 'his strongest asset is...'
Leon Hall is a cornerback who can play on the outside and the inside. He can also line up at safety. That versatility is attractive to the 49ers.
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Losses are helping Kyle Shanahan figure out who he wants to keep around
Kyle Shanahan hasn't won a game yet, but the first-year coach explained on Wednesday why losing games is helping him evaluate the roster.
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The 49ers Insider Podcast: Washington TE Vernon Davis
Vernon Davis joins the 49ers Insider Podcast to talk about growing up in Washington D.C. and how a Mike Singletary rant changed his career.
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Bay Area pro sports teams unite to donate $450K for North Bay fire relief efforts
The 49ers, A's, Giants, Earthquakes, Raiders, Sharks, and Warriors have all joined forces to support those in need from fires throughout the North Bay.
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Mike Singletary's words never far from Vernon Davis' mind
Mike Singletary's rant on Vernon Davis when he was the 49ers' head coach in 2008 will never be forgotten, especially for the tight end.
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Trump: 'It's about time' Goodell demands NFL players stand for national anthem
Donald Trump continued to make it clear Wednesday morning what his stance is on NFL players protesting as the national anthem plays...
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Kaepernick praises Eminem for freestyle rap diss against Trump
Eminem took a fierce stand against Donald Trump and proved his fandom for Colin Kaepernick during the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
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49ers sign former Bengals CB Leon Hall, place Asa Jackson on IR
In need of secondary help, the 49ers have added veteran cornerback Leon Hall, according to his agent.
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Where will Cousins play in 2018? McCloughan: 'Tough question to answer'
The 49ers will face off against Kirk Cousins on Sunday. Is he San Francisco's quarterback of the future? It's far too early to guess...
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The Happy Hour: A word to describe VP's stunt at 49ers game
Ray Ratto offers his take on Vice President Mike Pence leaving the 49ers-Colts game after the national anthem.
Tribute to the life and career of Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle
Y.A. Tittle, the first-ever winner of the Len Eshmont award and original inductees into the 49ers Hall Of Fame, passed away at the age of 90 on Monday.
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49ers waive rookie defensive back, claim CB from Chargers
Lorenzo Jerome's time with the 49ers is up after five weeks as the team waived him on Monday to make room for a second-year cornerback.
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49ers Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle dead at 90 years old
The quarterback played 10 seasons with the 49ers and was inducted as a charter member of their Hall of Fame in 2009...
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The NFL has clearly lost control of its world
Every fresh story is a new tire fire and the NFL doesn't have enough fingers and toes to plug all the holes...
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Snap count: Hyde, Bowman play less, face uncertain futures
One is in the final year of his current the deal, the other appears unlikely to return at his expected salary...
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Jerry Jones: Cowboys will bench players who are 'disrespecting the flag'
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones opened up about protests that occur during the national anthem after his team's loss on Sunday...
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Three things you need to know from 49ers' 26-23 overtime loss to Colts
Finding more ways to lose, a rookie stepping up and are we seeing the end of a legend's run with San Francisco?
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Eric Reid rips VP Mike Pence, calls exit from 49ers-Colts game 'PR stunt'
After the 49ers' loss Sunday, safety Eric Reid sounded off on Vice President Mike Pence's satement for leaving the 49ers-Colts game early.
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Coaches' decision sidelines Bowman, Hyde in loss to Colts
NaVorro Bowman and running back Carlos Hyde did not appear pleased to be spectators for a good portion of Sunday’s game...
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Shanahan: It's a good time to see what 49ers are made of
Losses are never fun -- but the time is here, according to Kyle Shanahan, for the 49ers to look in the mirror...
1-on-1 with Frank Gore after his first game vs 49ers
What was it like for Frank Gore to play against the 49ers after spending 10 years with the red and gold?
Reid crushes Pence for 'PR stunt' & 'systemic oppression'
49ers safety sounds off on Vice President Mike Pence for his tweet saying he left the 49ers vs. Colts game early for protests demonstrated during the national anthem.
Maiocco: 49ers still learning the art of winning
Insider Matt Maiocco breaks down the 49ers' overtime loss to the Colts Sunday that pushed them to 0-5 on the year.
Instant Analysis: 49ers force OT, but still winless after loss to Colts
The 49ers tied the game late in the fourth quarter but ultimately could not hold off the Colts in overtime and move to 0-5...
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VP Pence leaves 49ers-Colts game after national anthem
Said Pence: "I left today's Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem..."
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Kaepernick is leprosy to NFL owners, pure and simple
After a report emerged that Colin Kaepernick offered to work out for the Titans but was never considered, the blackball is clear...
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Former 49er Gore passes Dickerson on all-time rushing list
With a nine-yard run on Sunday against San Francisco, Frank Gore moves past the former Ram on the all-time rushing list...
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LIVE: 49ers vs Colts
The 49ers are in Indianapolis still looking for win No. 1 of their season. Follow all the action with In-Game Live right here:
Debuts in Indy: Witherspoon suits up for first NFL game; Taumoepenu also active
A pair of 2017 picks for San Francisco are active for the first time in their NFL careers Sunday over in Indianapolis...
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49ers Mailbag: When will Beathard get his chance?
You have questions. NBC Sports Bay Area's 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco has your answers right here:
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49ers' Foster, Reid ruled out vs Colts but nearing returns
The 49ers will again be without two of their top players on defense when they take on the Colts, but there is a silver lining...
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Shanahan: 'We definitely have a woman who talks about routes'
During his weekly radio interview, the 49ers head coach responded to the Cam Newton comments that still have all of the NFL buzzing...
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49ers vs Colts: The top 10 players to watch come Sunday
Sunday's matchup is shaping up to be another close game for the 49ers -- who lost to the Seahawks, Rams and Cardinals by a combined eight points...
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Shanahan: 'We have to figure out how to finish one'
The 49ers have put themselves in position to win each of the last three weeks, but they are one of only four teams to head into Week 5 without a victory...
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No reason whatsoever for Newton to be too clever by half, too contemptuous by double
While Cam Newton's views of women in sports are clearly problematic, it is the time and place and circumstances that actually make this worse than he’s already been called...
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Gore believes 49ers going in the right direction: 'That's what I bleed'
On Wednesday, Frank Gore demonstrated his continued passion for the 49ers during a conference call with Bay Area reporters...
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Frank Gore: 'Still working my behind off and still loving it' at age 34
Frank Gore enters Sunday’s game against his former team just three yards behind Eric Dickerson for No. 7 on the NFL’s all-time rushing yardage list...
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The 49ers Insider Podcast: Scot McCloughan
Scot McCloughan reflects on some of the decisions during his time as GM and talks about the current state of the franchise...
Scot McCloughan discusses Smith over Rodgers, 49ers QB situation
The former 49ers GM spoke about Alex Smith’s steady and consistent rise, and the decision long ago to select him with the No. 1 overall pick...
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Foster, Reid likely out at least one more 49ers game
Reuben Foster sustained a high ankle sprain in the 49ers' season opener, and Eric Reid went down with a partially torn PCL in his left knee a week later...
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Shanahan: No controversy here -- Hoyer gives 49ers best chance to win
When asked if there was a chance he'd make a change at QB, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan made it clear it's not not Hoyer vs Beathard ... right now
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Shanahan on QB situation: No need for drastic changes
Some fans are asking for C.J. Beathard -- but that's not happening right now...
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Former 49ers WR: Colin Kaepernick 'deserves' to play in NFL again
Jeremy Kerley was Colin Kaepernick's favorite receiver last year in San Francisco. This week, the Jets WR opened up about the former 49ers' QB.
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Time for a change: Bears bench Mike Glennon, turn to Mitchell Trubisky
After just four weeks, the Bears have seen enough of Mike Glennon. On Monday, the team announced it's Mitchell Trubisky's turn.
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Bay Area athletes react to deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas
Current and former Bay Area athletes woke up to the news of the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Here's how they reacted.
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Snap count: Hyde's hip kept him from heavy workload in 49ers' OT loss
Carlos Hyde was on the field for 58 of the 49ers' 84 offensive plays Sunday, but only carried the ball 16 times. Kyle Shanahan explained why afterwards.
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Garcia: Brian Hoyer playing below par through four weeks
Jeff Garcia critiques the play of first-year 49ers QB Brian Hoyer.
Reid explains point 49ers are trying to make by kneeling
Eric Reid addresses the 49ers' kneeling as a group during the national anthem.
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Three things to know from 49ers' 18-15 loss to Cardinals in OT
The 49ers are not taking any consolation from another close loss. While they are improving in some areas, other aspects are just not cutting it.
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Hoyer reveals offseason decision that helped prevent injury
Brian Hoyer addresses the play where he was forced to leave the game for one snap.
Thomas sheds light on 49ers' decision to kneel as a group
Rookie Solomon Thomas credits Eric Reid for his role in the 49ers' taking a knee during the national anthem on Sunday in Arizona.