49ers trade TE Vance McDonald to Steelers


49ers trade TE Vance McDonald to Steelers

The 49ers have found a taker for tight end Vance McDonald as they have traded him to Pittsburgh, the team announced Tuesday.

The 49ers dealt McDonald and a fifth-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday morning in exchange for a fourth-round pick, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area.

Terms of the deal was first reported by ESPN.

The trade ends McDonald's four-year run with the 49ers. In December, he signed a five-year extension to stay in San Francisco.

First-year 49ers GM issued the following statement regarding the trade:

“We would like to thank Vance for his contributions to this organization on the field and in the community over the last four seasons. Although I have only known Vance for a short time, I quickly learned that he and his wife, Kendi, have been tremendous representatives for the team in the community and their service to others is quite commendable. We wish the McDonald family all the best as they move on to a new opportunity in Pittsburgh."

Last season, McDonald caught 24 passes in 11 games for 391 yards and four touchdowns.

With McDonald now out of the picture, the 49ers' tight ends appear to be Garrett Celek, George Kittle and Logan Paulsen.

The 49ers drafted McDonald in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

49ers' Richard Sherman claps back at Darrelle Revis over criticism

49ers' Richard Sherman claps back at Darrelle Revis over criticism

Even after completing his fifth Pro Bowl season and being set to make his third appearance in the Super Bowl, 49ers defensive back Richard Sherman continues to seek out his haters.

Former All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis called Sherman out on Twitter during Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, criticizing the veteran for primarily shadowing one side of the field instead of being isolated in a matchup on the Packers’ No. 1 receiver, Davante Adams.

Per usual, Sherman jumped on social media within minutes of the win over Green Bay and clapped back at Revis.

Revis was quick to point out that in his ninth NFL season, he wasn’t exactly a scrub.

Despite Revis having the same number of Super Bowl titles and playing in just three more playoff games than Sherman, the Niners’ defensive back took one last shot at the now-retired Revis.

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Perhaps Sherman should just focus on the impressive performance he put together Sunday -- including a late interception of star Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers -- instead of starting beefs with players who have been out of the NFL for multiple seasons.

But hey, it wouldn’t be a night on Twitter without some meaningless arguing.

When is Super Bowl? Date, time, location, halftime show, live stream, TV info

When is Super Bowl? Date, time, location, halftime show, live stream, TV info

It's almost here.

In a little less than two weeks, the lights will shine on Hard Rock Stadium in Miami when 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs clash in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2.

Whether you watch for the game, the commercials, the halftime show or just because your significant other makes you, it's sure to be must-watch four-plus hours of television.

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Here's all the information you need to know for Super Bowl LIV:

When: Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3:30 p.m. PT
Where: Hard Rock Stadium (Miami, Fla.)
Halftime Show: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez
TV Channel: FOX
Live Stream: FOXSports.com