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Report: Veteran safety Byrd to work out for 49ers

Report: Veteran safety Byrd to work out for 49ers

Veteran safety Jairus Byrd is among a group of defensive backs the 49ers will reportedly work out on Tuesday in Santa Clara.

Byrd, 30, played the past three seasons with the New Orleans Saints after beginning his career with the Buffalo Bills, where he spent five seasons. Byrd has appeared in 106 games with 98 starts.

Byrd has recorded interceptions in his career, including nine as a rookie in 2009. He has been selected to three Pro Bowls. Byrd’s scheduled workout with the 49ers was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Eric Reid and Jimmie Ward have worked with the 49ers’ first team at the safety positions during the offseason program. Jaquiski Tartt, Don Jones, Vinnie Sunseri, Lorenzo Jerome, Malik Golden and Chanceller James are the other safeties on the 49ers’ 90-man roster.

Richard Sherman has message for Antonio Brown in his bid to join 49ers

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Richard Sherman has message for Antonio Brown in his bid to join 49ers

Richard Sherman knows what it's like to leave the only franchise he's ever known to join the 49ers.

So, what does he think about Antonio Brown's desire to play in San Francisco?

"Good luck to him," Sherman told TMZ on Thursday night in Los Angeles.

The All-Pro receiver wants out of Pittsburgh and to come to the 49ers "really badly," according to Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.

Steelers owner Art Rooney II has said the team won't release Brown but will explore all other options, including a trade. Rooney also said he expects discussions regarding Brown's future to heat up in mid-March when the new league year begins.

Sherman, who signed a three-year, $27.15 million contract with the 49ers last March, was asked about his time in the Bay Area.

"So far, so good," Sherman told TMZ.

Before Sherman could get away, he was asked if he had a message for Brown.

"Go wherever it makes him happy," Sherman said.

49ers' George Kittle voted 2018 Most Improved Player of the Year by PFWA

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49ers' George Kittle voted 2018 Most Improved Player of the Year by PFWA

George Kittle had an impressive 2018 season for the 49ers to the say the least.

Kittle was named the top tight end in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus, and PFF even told NBC Sports Bay Area his season could be considered one of the all-time greats if data was around years ago to back it up.

Regardless, he will be known for breaking the NFL single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, finishing his 2018 campaign with 1,377 yards.

Kittle can now add "Most Improved Player of the Year" to his list of accomplishments, as voted by the Pro Football Writers of America.

This is on top of being voted by the PFWA's All-NFC Team Tuesday and just about every other prestigious football honor one can receive.

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The best part is knowing Kittle is only 25 years old, and can surely still get better.

But for now, we should all relish in his growing list of impressive resume accomplishments.