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Colin Kaepernick's wide receiver during workout signs with Washington

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Colin Kaepernick's wide receiver during workout signs with Washington

All eyes were on former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as he threw a long pass to a wide receiver during his highly-anticipated workout in front of a handful of NFL team representatives.

And he got a job from it. Not Kap, but the wide receiver who caught the throw -- Jordan Veasy. 

“It helped,” Veasy, who was just signed by Washington's practice squad, told The Washington Post. “That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of it. Just being a part of the history of it, and I knew it was going to help me.”

The two were well acquainted prior to the workout. They had taken a class about black representation in popular culture together a few years earlier at Cal. The Post reported Veasy was playing football for the school while Kap, a member of the 49ers at the time, was auditing the class.

Veasy made the first move and reached out to Kaepernick's agent when it became known the workout would take place in Atlanta. 

The wide receiver had been looking for a way back to the league after he was released by the Buffalo Bills' practice squad a few weeks prior. 

He was in ready shape running routes in nearby Gadsden, Ala. -- a two-hour drive from Atlanta, but called the workout an intense event.

[RELATED: Kap calls out NFL, Goodell after workout]

His story was all about timing. He said he was working out anyway and might as well have worked out in front of scouts. And it worked.

“It was surreal,” Veasy said.

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Richard Sherman thinks Darrelle Revis is trying to'stay 'relevant' with beef

Richard Sherman thinks Darrelle Revis is trying to'stay 'relevant' with beef

Just when you thought Richard Sherman was only screaming about trolls and Russian bots disrespecting him, Darrelle Revis got involved.

Revis took a Twitter jab at the 49ers cornerback Sunday after the 49ers' 37-20 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, calling him out for being scared to get beat man-to-man. The two went back and forth on Twitter and it led to some mind-numbingly stupid sports talk debate Monday morning.

Sherman addressed the beef in a Monday appearance on "The Rich Eisen Show."

"You're going to have to get an interview with him and talk to him about it," Sherman told Eisen. "I really got nothing for him, but he seems to have too much time on his hands or something. I think it's one of those where a guy who thinks more of himself than the world thinks of him, feels like I'm getting more credit than I deserve or something like that. Obviously, his stats don't match my stats so he's trying to find other ways to make himself relevant in the conversation."

Alright, can we talk about anything else now?

[RELATED: Five 49ers-Chiefs matchups that will decided Super Bowl LIV]

Sherman sealed the 49ers' trip to Super Bowl LIV with a late-game interception, and now he must prepare to slow down Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami.

Revis surely will be on his couch watching.

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Why 49ers will hold normal practice week before going to Super Bowl 54

Why 49ers will hold normal practice week before going to Super Bowl 54

SANTA CLARA -- Kyle Shanahan, his staff and the 49ers players are preparing this week as if there is a game on Sunday.

The only difference is the 49ers will have a day off on Saturday before traveling to Miami on Sunday for Super Bowl LIV, which will take place the following week on Feb. 2.

That is why Shanahan and defensive coordinator Robert Saleh will install their game plans and have a full week of practice at their team facility and study this week even though there is another full week before they face the Kansas City Chiefs  for the Lombardi Trophy.

“Once you get down there, it’s hectic,” Shanahan said on Monday, a day after the 49ers wrapped up a spot in the Super Bowl with a 37-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.

The 49ers broke down film Monday and met with the players. They also had a meeting set up with players and staff to go over logistics, as well as the ticket situation for the Super Bowl.

After a day off on Tuesday, the preliminary game plan will be presented to the players. The 49ers will hold practices Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as part of their normal game-week routine.

“We try to do everything before (traveling),” Shanahan said. “We have the whole week when we get there, but we have different media obligations that get you out of your routine and everything. You don’t want to play catchup at the end of a Super Bowl week. You want to do that now.”

Shanahan said he learned from Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn three years ago that it was best to jump right back into work after the NFC Championship Game without taking any time to relax. Shanahan was the offensive coordinator on that staff.

The players will be expected to have a good grasp of the game plan, so when they continue preparations in Miami nothing will be unfamiliar.

“You have the time to work when you get out there, but there are a little more distractions,” Shanahan said.

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Once the 49ers arrive in Miami, Shanahan said there will be some adjustments to the plan devised to go against the Chiefs made based on what the coaching staff sees from the week of practices in Santa Clara.

“You do a lot of tinkering,” Shanahan said. “And you watch a lot of stuff, and it all depends on what you’re going against. But it’s also nice to get a trial run of the whole week, too.”

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