Kendrick Bourne wants Matt Breida to follow in his footsteps.
The 49ers wide receiver signed his one-year tender Monday, ensuring he would return for the 2020 season. San Francisco placed second-round tenders on Bourne and Breida last month, and Bourne encouraged Breida to sign his, too.
Bourne and Breida joined the 49ers as undrafted free agents in 2017. The 24-year-old receiver scored a career-high five touchdowns in the 2019 regular season and caught 30 passes for 358 yards.
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Breida, meanwhile, largely lost his role in the 49ers offense by the end of the 2019 season. He ran a career-high 153 times for 814 yards in 2018, but Breida ran for nearly 200 fewer yards in 2019 as the running back ended the season behind Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman on the 49ers’ depth chart. Jerick McKinnon’s return could further crowd Breida out.
Bourne has been with Breida every step of their NFL careers, however, and he wants the running back to once again be his teammate this season.
Memorial Day signifies the unofficial start to summer in the United States.
It's also a big benchmark on the sports calendar.
The 2020 MLB season should have been in full swing, ready to turn the page on its second month. Monday would have been filled with pageantry at the ballparks around the country as teams honored our military servicepeople and veterans.
The NBA and NHL playoffs, likely without all three Northern California teams, should have been in the conference finals stage.
Instead, this was a very different Memorial Day due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
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That didn't stop Bay Area athletes and teams from celebrating the holiday on social media:
We hope everyone had a safe and healthy Memorial Day.
We’re all in this together.
The 49ers partnered up with the California Air National Guard to salute those on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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The flyover was handled by the Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing.
California Governor Gavin Newsom recently said sports could return to the state by the first week of June, so we hopefully will be seeing the Niners take the field at Levi’s Stadium this fall.
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