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49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo has message for prep QB returning from ACL tear

49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo has message for prep QB returning from ACL tear

“Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo sees that idea as a mindset, as he continues to work his way back from an ACL tear he suffered last September.

Kannon Dote -- a senior QB at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton -- suffered a similar injury prior to his junior season.

“What’s up Kannon, this is Jimmy Garoppolo here with the 49ers. Just wanted to wish you luck, man,” Garoppolo said in a video, shot just outside the 49ers locker room. “I know you went through the same process as me with the ACL and everything."

Dote posted the video Friday just before he is set to make his return to the field in his team’s season opener at Antioch High School.

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What a moment for a high school kid, to have the guy who plays the same position on your local team hype you up as you come back from an injury. 

Hopefully, Jimmy G can have a little more success in his second time being back on the field, after a disastrous debut in Denver during Week 2 of the preseason.

49ers' Arik Armstead named to Pro Football Focus' Team of the Week

49ers' Arik Armstead named to Pro Football Focus' Team of the Week

The 49ers have a defensive line full of former first-round draft picks. And through five games this year, Arik Armstead is enjoying his best season in Year 5. 

Armstead, taken by the 49ers out of the University of Oregon with the No. 17 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, found himself on the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week after a dominant showing in San Francisco's 20-7 win Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. 

The 25-year-old Armstead recorded six tackles Sunday while also being accounted for with a half-sack, one quarterback hit and recovered a fumble. Three of his tackles ended in a defensive stop, and he also had three QB hurries. 

Armstead had a 90.3 PFF grade in the 49ers' win, and now has an overall grade of 89.5 through five games. 

He has tackles -- four for loss -- 2 1/2 sacks, four QB hits, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery this season. The 49ers exercised Armstead's fifth-year option before last season, but now it will be quite the task to retain him long term. 

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“What Arik needs to do is keep on playing at that level and he’s going to make his life really easy because a lot of people are going to coveting him, along with us,” general manager John Lynch said late last month

For now, the 49ers have to focus on the present instead of the future with Armstead. They couldn't be happier to watch his coming out party, no matter how long he remains in the Bay Area.

Rams trade Marcus Peters to Ravens after home loss against 49ers

Rams trade Marcus Peters to Ravens after home loss against 49ers

The state of the Rams quickly has gone from dreams to nightmares. Months after reaching the Super Bowl, Los Angeles has lost three straight games and already are shipping off big-name players. 

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Rams have traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Ravens in exchange for linebacker Kenny Young. The Ravens confirmed the transaction later Tuesday afternoon.

ESPN's Adam Schefter added some details about the deal.

The news comes just two days after the 49ers beat the Rams 20-7 in Los Angeles. After winning their first three games of the season, currently are 3-3, behind the 49ers and Seahawks for third in the NFC West. 

Peters recorded his second interception of the season Sunday when he picked off 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garpoppolo in the end zone. The two-time Pro Bowler finished the game with four tackles, one pass defensed and the one interception. 

Trading the Oakland native comes as quite the shock, especially after the Rams recently placed fellow starting cornerback Aqib Talib on injured reserve.

Los Angeles also made another move Tuesday by acquiring center Austin Corbett from the Browns. The 49ers sacked Rams quarterback Jared Goff four times Sunday and had six QB hits. 

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The 49ers will face Peters on his new team Dec. 1 when they face the Baltimore Ravens on the road in Week 13. Three weeks later, they'll play a Peter-less Rams at Levi's Stadium. 

From NFC champions to trading a former All-Pro after just six games, life in the revolving NFL has come fast at the Rams this season.