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49ers scheduled to meet with Garrett, the likely No. 1 overall pick

49ers scheduled to meet with Garrett, the likely No. 1 overall pick

The 49ers have a visit scheduled with the presumptive top pick in the upcoming draft.

The 49ers, owners of the No. 2 overall selection, will visit with Texas A&M pass-rusher Myles Garrett, he told reporters Thursday at this pro day, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

General manager John Lynch attended Garrett's pro day workout in College Station, Texas.

"I thought it was impressive," Lynch told Wilson in a video posted on social media. "Here’s this kid who really doesn’t need to show everyone much more, but yet he shows up and runs a 40. I think it just speaks to the kind of kid he is. It was impressive. It’s well-documented – I’m not saying anything ground-breaking – he’s a special athlete.

"He checks all the boxes. That’s why people are talking about him in the way they are."

Garrett said he has upcoming visits with the 49ers and Chicago Bears.

Each NFL team is allowed to bring in 30 draft-eligible prospects from outside their area. The 49ers have their list of 30 prospects already finalized, Lynch said.

In addition, teams can visit with an unlimited number of local prospects. The 49ers’ local pro day -- featuring athletes from Stanford, Cal, San Jose State and prospects from the Bay Area who played college football elsewhere – is scheduled for April 12 in Santa Clara.

The Cleveland Browns hold the No. 1 overall pick, and coach Hue Jackson ruled out the possibility of the team trading that selection for a quarterback. Garrett is considered the overwhelming favorite to be chosen with the No. 1 overall selection.

"We're getting closer to it but the draft is the 27th (of April),'' Jackson said at the NFL owners meetings. "I think it's a little soon to really say it's this guy or that guy.”

Garrett (6 foot 4, 272 pounds) recorded 31 sacks and 47 tackles for loss during his three-year college career.

49ers' Richard Sherman calls out report on 2020 NFL season negotiations

49ers' Richard Sherman calls out report on 2020 NFL season negotiations

That's not exactly how Richard Sherman saw it.

The 49ers cornerback contradicted NFL Media's Ian Rapoport when he reported on Friday morning that the NFL and the league's Players' Association were nearly done with negotiations for the 2020 NFL season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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"Huge outstanding issues still are unresolved," Sherman tweeted in response to Rapoport's report. "We haven't agreed to anything in their proposal and literally just sent them a response. But all will be revealed."

Sherman has been one of the more outspoken players for the 49ers when it came to institutional response to the pandemic. He also questioned the motives of California Gov. Gavin Newsom after he reversed course several months back on the return of sports in the state.

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We've seen a litany of players and team officials from sports around the country who have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, and concerns continue to be raised about whether the NFL indeed will be able to proceed with fans in attendance at games along with a standard league schedule, which would require teams to travel all over the U.S. over the fall months when a potential second wave of coronavirus could take hold.

It remains to be seen how the league will come to an agreement with its players, as NFL camps are scheduled to open next month.

Deebo Samuel wants Jets' Jamal Adams on 49ers as trade rumors swirl

Deebo Samuel wants Jets' Jamal Adams on 49ers as trade rumors swirl

Deebo Samuel likes the idea of another potential Super Bowl run for the 49ers.

All-Pro New York Jets safety Jamal Adams has requested a trade from the Big Apple, and the 49ers have been one of his most-rumored potential destinations. Samuel took to his Instagram story on Thursday night to send a subtle message of encouragement to the 24-year-old safety.

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Both the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have been reported to be in negotiations with the Jets regarding Adams, who has been an All-Pro in each of the past two seasons.

There are plenty of potential hurdles for the 49ers if they wanted to complete a potential trade for Adams. He has two years remaining on his rookie deal in New York and holds very little leverage outside of opting not to report to training camp and holding out. The Jets rightfully are asking for a high price, likely needing at least one first-round pick to even have a seat at the table in negotiations. All of that neglects to mention that Adams wants to be paid like the NFL's best safety (which he has a pretty good argument for being), but the 49ers' front office still has to pay George Kittle what is expected to be well above the current tight end market value.

Nevertheless, you can't blame Deebo for trying to bring as much talent to the 49ers as possible. 

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