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Odell Beckham Jr. not on NFL trade market -- Giants GM makes it clear

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Odell Beckham Jr. not on NFL trade market -- Giants GM makes it clear

INDIANAPOLIS -- Antonio Brown definitely is on the trade market, but the other top receiver to whom the 49ers have been connected is not available.

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham is not being shopped on the trade market – at least that’s what New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said at the NFL Scouting Combine.

“We didn’t sign Odell to trade him, OK?” Gettleman said. “So I know that’s all over the place. So understand that. That’s all I need to say about that.”

In August, the Giants signed Beckham to a five-year, $90 million contract extension that included $41 million in full guarantees. Yet, rumors have persisted the Giants are willing to trade him.

The 49ers have not shown much interest in Brown, but the club would almost certainly be interested in Beckham.

Brown turns 31 in July. Beckham turned 26 in November. Beckham has also been involved in far fewer off-field incidents than Brown, who is in the midst of a messy divorce from the Steelers.

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Brown has earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl. He has recorded six consecutive seasons with at least 101 receptions and 1,284 yards.

Beckham is a three-time Pro Bowl player who has appeared in just 16 games the past two seasons due to a fractured ankle in 2017 and a quad injury last season.

49ers snap count: Matt Breida starts, shines, rests in blowout victory over Bengals

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49ers snap count: Matt Breida starts, shines, rests in blowout victory over Bengals

Running back Matt Breida made the most of his limited snaps on Sunday in the 49ers’ 41-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Breida started but played just 21 snaps of offense. Before he was told to take the rest of the day off, he Breida rushed for a game-high 121 yards on 12 carries. He also caught one pass for 11 yards.

The 49ers made a point to spread the ball around in the running game, as the club played its first game without Tevin Coleman, who sustained a high-ankle sprain in Week 1.

“That was the plan all year,” Breida said. “All of us are great running backs, and all of us are starters.”

Raheem Mostert, whom the 49ers consider one of the top special teams players in the league, did not get much work in the kicking game. But he played 34 snaps at running back and came through with 83 yards rushing on 13 carries to go along with three catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.

The 49ers promoted Jeff Wilson from the practice squad on Saturday, and he played 15 snaps. Wilson gained 34 yards and his first two NFL touchdowns on 10 rushing attempts.

“We’ve got a bunch of guys that can run the ball,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “We were happy that we were able to keep Jeff around here. We knew it was just a matter of time before we were going to need him.

“The guys stepped up huge. Breida, we took care of him in the second half and tried to take away some of the wear and tear on him.”

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel took fewer snaps on Sunday but experienced an increase in production. Samuel, who played 29 of the 49ers’ 72 snaps against the Bengals, caught five passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.

Dante Pettis played just two snaps in the 49ers’ season-opener at Tampa Bay. On Sunday, he played 35 snaps but did not catch a pass. He completed a 16-yard pass to Mostert on a gadget play.

The 49ers had a constant rotation of defensive lineman, as each of the nine linemen who suited up for the game played at least 21 snaps.

Dee Ford played 25 snaps in the first half but did not play in the second half after experiencing irritation in his quad, Shanahan said. Ford was on a stationary bike on the 49ers’ sideline throughout the second half.

Offense

Total offensive snaps: 72
Quarterback – Jimmy Garoppolo 72
Running back – Kyle Juszczyk 37, Raheem Mostert 34, Matt Breida 21, Jeff Wilson 15
Wide receiver – Marquise Goodwin 37, Dante Pettis 35, Richie James 33, Deebo Samuel 29, Kendrick Bourne 23
Tight end – George Kittle 48, Levine Toilolo 34, Ross Dwelley 14
Offensive line – Mike McGlinchey 72, Weston Richburg 72, Laken Tomlinson 72, Mike Person 66, Joe Staley 53, Justin Skule 19, Ben Garland 6
Did not play – Nick Mullens

Defense

Total defensive snaps: 70
Defensive line – Arik Armstead 43, D.J. Jones 37, Ronald Blair 35, DeForest Buckner 34, Solomon Thomas 33, Nick Bosa 31, Dee Ford 25, Sheldon Day 24, Jullian Taylor 21
Linebacker – Fred Warner 55, Kwon Alexander 52, Dre Greenlaw 20, Azeez Al-Shaair 15, Mark Nzeocha 1
Defensive back – Tarvarius Moore 70, Ahkello Witherspoon 69, Jaquiski Tartt 55, Richard Sherman 54, K’Waun Williams 50, Emmanuel Moseley 16, Antone Exum 15, D.J. Reed 15

Special teams

Total special teams plays: 31
Moseley 23, Greenlaw 23, Al-Shaair 19, Exum 19, Dwelley 18, Mitch Wishnowsky 17, Reed 15, Bourne 14, Buckner 13, Armstead 13, Jones 13, Moore 13, Wilson 12, Colin Holba 10, James 9, Witherspoon 9, Robbie Gould 9, Tartt 8, McGlinchey 8, Richburg 8, Person 8, Tomlinson 8, Staley 6, Toilolo 6, Mostert 4, Thomas 4, Juszczyk 3, Warner 2, Garland 2, Ford 1, Alexander 1, Kittle 1, Nzeocha 1

Not active

QB C.J. Beathard
RB Tevin Coleman (ankle)
WR Trent Taylor (foot)
WR Jalen Hurd (back)
CB Jason Verrett
DB Jimmie Ward (finger)
OL Daniel Brunskill

NFL rumors: Drew Brees needs thumb surgery, likely back for Saints-49ers

NFL rumors: Drew Brees needs thumb surgery, likely back for Saints-49ers

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has beat the odds and been one of the most durable players in the NFL for years now. But a thumb injury will keep him sidelined for quite some time. 

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Brees tore a ligament in his right thumb Sunday in the Saints' 27-9 loss to the Rams. The 12-time Pro Bowl QB is expected to miss at least six weeks. 

Brees was injured early in the loss when Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald hit his right hand on a pass attempt. He was replaced by Teddy Bridgewater, who completed 17 of his 30 pass attempts for 165 yards but failed to throw a touchdown. 

Losing Brees for an extended period of time will be a big blow to the Saints (1-1). New Orleans entered the season with Super Bowl aspirations and now will be without a future Hall of Famer for at least the next six weeks. Brees, however, is expected to return before the Saints face the 49ers. 

San Francisco travels to New Orleans in Week 14. By that time, Brees should be back in shotgun of Sean Payton's offense. He could still be rusty, though, and this matchup comes in the middle of a six-week stretch where the 49ers will face playoff hopefuls. 

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The last time the 49ers faced the Saints, Brees carved up San Francisco's defense in a 41-23 loss to New Orleans. Brees completed 28 of his 39 pass attempts in that Week 9 contest while gaining 323 yards in the air and three touchdowns. 

Brees' injury could play a big role in the playoff picture, and he'll certainly be trying to fire on all cylinders when the 49ers come to town.