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Warriors' gold jerseys and other best Bay Area throwback uniforms

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Warriors' gold jerseys and other best Bay Area throwback uniforms

The best part about throwback uniforms is we don’t need a time machine to appreciate them anymore. 

Nowadays, thanks to themed games and the appreciation of history, we get to see them on the current crop of athletes.

For Bay Area fans, that means the old-school all-white 49ers uniforms, or the Warriors’ gold “The City” jerseys. 

But who holds out above the rest?

It’s a tough decision to make, but it’s worth trying.

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49ers' D.J. Reed out for 2020 NFL season after torn pectoral surgery

49ers' D.J. Reed out for 2020 NFL season after torn pectoral surgery

Defensive back D.J. Reed will miss the entire 2020 season, 49ers general manager John Lynch announced on Monday.

Reed, who sustained a torn pectoral during an offseason workout, was expected to be cleared to return to action after his surgery no sooner than early November, Lynch said. Rehabilitation from surgery typically takes four to six months.

“Ultimately, (it’s) too difficult to keep a roster spot for something that may go into December,” Lynch said.

The 49ers placed Reed on the reserve/non-football injury list after moving receiver Richie James from the reserve/COVID-19 list to active/non-football injury. James went on the COVID-19 list on July 27.

Running back Jeff Wilson is the only 49ers player who remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list after going on the list on July 30.

The 49ers made two other roster moves Monday, as defensive lineman Kentavius Street and wide receiver Shawn Poindexter were both activated from the physically unable to perform list. Both players landed on injured reserve last season due to knee injuries.

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The loss of Reed impacts the 49ers’ depth in the secondary. Reed was a fifth-round draft pick of the 49ers’ in 2018 from Kansas State.

He appeared in all 16 regular-season games last season. He started two games as a rookie and registered 41 tackles. Last season, he had 13 tackles and scored a last-second touchdown on a fumbled kickoff against the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 17.

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Kyle Shanahan optimistic 49ers, George Kittle will get contract done

Kyle Shanahan optimistic 49ers, George Kittle will get contract done

General manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan finally had a chance to see and talk with 49ers All-Pro tight end George Kittle in person on Monday.

After the 49ers’ veterans passed coronavirus (COVID-19) testing over the past five days, players were allowed to come into the team's headquarters in Santa Clara and have socially distanced communication with other members of the organization.

Kittle is in Santa Clara despite not coming to terms with a new long-time contract. Both sides recognize the importance of getting a new deal for Kittle, who is scheduled to make $2.133 million in the final year of his original four-year contract.

“We’re working diligently to come to a resolution,” Lynch said of the team’s negotiations with Kittle’s agent, Jack Bechta.

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Lynch said Monday he and Shanahan visited separately with Kittle.

“We’ve tried to be respectful of the player-agent thing, but it’s always nice just to talk with the player,” Lynch said. “ I think there’s a great understanding that we’re in this thing together, we’re partners, to try to get something done because it makes too much sense not to.”

Kittle’s next contract will certainly make him the highest-paid tight end in the league. Currently, Austin Hooper of Cleveland has the league’s top multi-year contract at $10.5 million a year.

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“We don’t have to say how important George is to us,” Shanahan said. “Not only being the best tight end, to me, in the league, but also the type of person he is. We’re doing everything we can to get that done. I do feel good about it. It was great to see George today for the first time.

“It was great to see George again today. No one’s changed, and I feel really good about this going forward and I’m optimistic about it. Hopefully, something will happen sooner than later. I’m not too concerned about it, though.”