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Source: 49ers, Williams amend deal after failed physical

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Source: 49ers, Williams amend deal after failed physical

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BOCA RATON, Fla. – The 49ers’ five-year agreement with nose tackle Ian Williams has turned into a one-year deal that satisfies both sides due to his uncertainty to be available for the beginning of the season, a source told CSNBayArea.com on Monday at the NFL owners meetings.

The initial deal was agreed upon for a reported $5 million to $6 million annually just hours before the official opening of the free agent signing period. But after undergoing a team physical, it was determined Williams’ rehab from a surgical procedure on his left leg would require more rehab time.

The new deal is worth up to $6 million, ESPN reported.

Both sides knew it was a possibility that the rehab might take more time, and Williams is excited to return to the 49ers on the new one-year deal, a source said. The original agreement was never signed and submitted to the NFL.

Williams earned the 49ers’ starting job in 2013, but his season came to an early end when he sustained a fractured left lower leg on a block from then-Seattle guard JR Sweezy. Williams returned to action in 2014, but sustained another season-ending leg fracture to the same area.

Williams bounced back last season and played in all 16 regular season games before undergoing a follow-up procedure after the season, the source said.

When Williams could not pass a physical and it was determined he was not going to be cleared for football activity for months, the 49ers and Williams’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, agreed on the new one-year deal, the source said.

Eric Reid, Torrey Smith react very differently to 49ers' $1M donation

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Eric Reid, Torrey Smith react very differently to 49ers' $1M donation

With protests taking place in numerous cities nationwide, 49ers CEO Jed York announced Saturday night that the team would be making a $1 million donation to local and national organizations seeking social change.

Two former 49ers teammates had different responses to York on Twitter shortly after the announcement was made.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith, who played for the 49ers in 2015 and 2016, praised York for his commitment to fighting injustices.

York even responded to Smith.

But safety Eric Reid, who was drafted by the 49ers in 2013 and played with the team through the 2017 season, was not a fan of York's donation.

Smith and Reid were teammates on the Carolina Panthers during the 2018 season.

Reid and former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick led the charge in 2016 to take a knee during the national anthem to protest social injustices plaguing the United States.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract after being told he would be released, and the 49ers didn't re-sign Reid, who would join the Panthers early in the 2018 season.

Smith defended York's handling of Kaepernick's protest, but Reid wasn't having it.

Smith could only agree with what Reid said.

The protests across the nation are in response to recent deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Breonna Taylor in Louisville at the hands of police.

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49ers' Jed York donates $1M to local, national organizations for change

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49ers' Jed York donates $1M to local, national organizations for change

CEO Jed York announced Saturday night the 49ers will be donating $1 million to local and national organizations committed to social change.

In September 2016, the 49ers made a $1 million donation, matching the commitment of the-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, to two Bay Area charities that address social issues in collaboration with law enforcement.

Along with the organization's latest donation, York also committed support for the Players Coalition, which was co-founded in 2017 by Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins. The coalition’s goal is to make an impact on social justice and racial equality at the federal, state and local levels through advocacy, awareness, education and allocation of resources.

York’s announcement comes as protests take place across the nation. George Floyd, 46, died after being arrested by Minneapolis police on Monday. Video later surfaced that showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he told officers he was struggling to breathe.

“People throughout our country are hurting,” York wrote in a statement. “Emotions are raw, and rightfully so. Heinous acts have been committed in recent weeks. Before we are able to realize impactful change, we just first have the courage and compassion as human beings to come together and acknowledge the problem: black men, women, children and other oppressed minorities continue to be systemically discriminated against.

“The 49ers organization is committing to support the legislative priorities of the Players Coalition and to donating $1 million dollars to local and national organizations who are creating change.”

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