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Ex-49ers receiver Pierre Garçon selling huge $1.8M San Jose penthouse


Ex-49ers receiver Pierre Garçon selling huge $1.8M San Jose penthouse

Former 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garçon is looking for a new home in the NFL, and he is selling his old one in San Jose. 

The 33-year-old listed his 1,262 square-foot penthouse apartment for $1,788,000 earlier this summer. It sits on the top floor of The Axis, a 22-story luxury apartment complex in downtown San Jose. 

The apartment boasts a 32-foot balcony facing west, with a great view of the sunset and nearby SAP Center along the skyline. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse also features floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood finishes, granite countertops and a large walk-in closet in the master suite. 

Garçon was one of the first free-agent signings of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch's tenures as coach and general manager, respectively. He was limited to just 16 games over two seasons with the 49ers, and San Francisco declined his contract option early in the offseason. 


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49ers' Trent Taylor switches jersey number ahead of 2019 NFL season


49ers' Trent Taylor switches jersey number ahead of 2019 NFL season

Trent Taylor will sport a new look this season for the 49ers.

The wide receiver has switched his jersey to No. 15, he announced Thursday on his Instagram. 


Taylor had a strong rookie season in 2017 as the team's primarly slot receiver, catching 43 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns. But after undergoing offseason back surgery, Taylor struggled last season with just 26 catches for 215 yards and one touchdown. Taylor wore No. 5 during his college career at Louisiana Tech.

He takes over the uniform number Pierre Garçon wore the past two seasons. The 49ers declined the option on Garçon’s contract this month, and he remains unsigned as a free agent.

Taylor previously wore No. 81. That likely means new 49ers receiver Jordan Matthews will take over the jersey number he wore during his first three NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Matthews had his best three seasons with the Eagles, with 225 receptions for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns while wearing No. 81.

He wore No. 87 in his one season with the Buffalo Bills in 2017, and No. 80 upon his return to Philadelphia last season. The 49ers have retired those numbers, forever belonging to Dwight Clark and Jerry Rice, respectively.

49ers tender one-year contracts to three RFAs; move on from Pierre Garçon

49ers tender one-year contracts to three RFAs; move on from Pierre Garçon

The San Francisco 49ers announced several roster moves as they look towards free agency. One of the most important of these moves was keeping running back and special teams ace Raheem Mostert in Santa Clara. 

Mostert appeared in nine games and tied the team-high of seven special teams tackles. He also stood out at running back when he got his chance after several injuries depleted the 49ers' backfield. He was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 2nd after breaking his arm. 

The team also tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agents linebacker Elijah Lee and defensive back Greg Mabin. Lee appeared in all 16 games on special teams as well spending time lined up next to Fred Warner on defense. 

Additionally, the team exercised the 2019 contract options for Pro Bowl fullback Kyle Juszczyk, defensive lineman Cassius Marsh, linebacker Dekoda Watson and defensive back K’Waun Williams.

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The team also officially announced that they declined the contract option for veteran receiver Pierre Garçon, who appeared in 16 games over his two seasons with the team.