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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.  

2019 Senior Bowl: No shortage of athletic guards who fit 49ers scheme

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2019 Senior Bowl: No shortage of athletic guards who fit 49ers scheme

The 49ers could be in the market for a guard this offseason, and they will have plenty of options to evaluate during the week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

Right guard Mike Person started all 16 games last season and played well, but he remains unsigned as a free agent. Laken Tomlinson started all 16 games at left guard and did not miss a snap until the final game of the season, when he sustained a knee injury that was expected to keep him sidelined for the first three months of the offseason.

The 49ers will undoubtedly look to improve their depth in the interior of their offensive line, and this is considered a good year to be looking for athletic guards.

Here is a look at the South team’s interior offensive linemen who appear to fit the 49ers’ scheme:

C Garrett Bradbury, North Carolina State, 6-3, 300
The 49ers signed veteran center Weston Richburg on the first day of free agency last year, so center does not figure to a spot where the 49ers would invest an early draft pick. But Bradbury has elite quickness and athleticism, which would suit him well in Kyle Shanahan’s offensive system.
Projected: Early rounds

G Dru Samia, Oklahoma, 6-5, 303
He has toughness and a bit of a mean streak. He also has the athleticism to get to the second level and adjust to make blocks on moving targets as part of the 49ers’ outside zone running game.
Projected: Mid rounds

G Ben Powers, Oklahoma, 6-4, 313
It is a big week for Powers, who, oddly enough, must prove he has the power to stuff NFL-caliber competition in the one-on-one drills that lead up to the Senior Bowl.
Projected: Late rounds

North guards

G Michael Deiter, Wisconsin, 6-6, 310
He played every position at one time or another at Wisconsin. With his athleticism, he is another good fit for the 49ers’ system. Deiter was named Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year and broke the school record with 54 starts in his career.
Projected: Early rounds

G Chris Lindstrom, Boston College, 6-4, 310
The question for him during the week will be how well he runs and whether he can finish blocks in space.
Projected: Mid rounds