49ers starting TE George Kittle aggravates hamstring

The 49ers list George Kittle as their starting tight end, but coach Kyle Shanahan admits which tight end is in the game depends on matchups. Kittle is expected to get the snaps of a starter, with blocking specialist Logan Paulsen and Garrett Celek also getting playing time at the position. However, Kittle

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49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer knows what's cooking: What he learned from Brady, baseball and the Food Network stars

SANTA CLARA — Having bounced around other parts of the country for eight NFL seasons, Brian Hoyer quickly recognized one of the perks of playing in the Bay Area: The avocados here are fantastic. “In Ohio, they’re either hard as a rock or it’s like they’re mushy already,” the 49ers quarterback

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Track and field PED testing issue won’t affect Marquise Goodwin in the NFL

The 49ers and Marquise Goodwin say there’s no cause for concern after Goodwin, a former Olympic long jumper, found himself in trouble with track and field’s performance enhancing drug testing authority. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency requires all active Olympic athletes to keep it apprised of their whereabouts

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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Carlos Hyde decision looms large over San Francisco 49ers expectations

Carlos Hyde is one the 49ers most talented offensive players. He also may not be on the team by Week 1. Such is life when you have a new coach who wants his guys.  The 49ers spent much of the summer publicly debating whether Hyde could fit in their system. Hyde must have thought they were talked about

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Ex-49ers running back gets 15 months in prison for drug trafficking

Former 49ers running back Derek Loville was sentenced to 15 months prison for his role in an international drug trafficking operation, according to Kristina Davis of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Loville, 48, was reportedly a low-level middle-man in a drug distribution network that he later learned extended

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John Lynch: Colin Kaepernick should say he’s committed to football

San Francisco General Manager John Lynch says he’s sure Colin Kaepernick is committed to being an NFL quarterback. But he thinks some of his colleagues around the league are less convinced of that, and Lynch has urged Kaepernick to let the world know how much he wants to play. Lynch said on KNBR that

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Warren Sapp Is the Latest NFL Legend to Train 49ers DL Solomon Thomas

The San Francisco 49ers third-overall pick continues to spend his offseason by enlisting the guidance from a pair of legendary NFL defenders. Last month, Thomas got some work in with future Hall of Famer DeMarcus Ware that led to changing his jersey to Ware’s No. 94. This time around, he’s rubbing

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Live streams for 49ers '2017 State of the Franchise' Event

The San Francisco 49ers are holding a unique event on Wednesday — well, unique for them. The organization is hosting season ticket holders for what they are billing as the “2017 State of the Franchise” event. Jed York, John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan, and team president Al Guido are among the members of the

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What Exactly Is Going On With Colin Kaepernick?

Folks, the NFL never sleeps. Even now, in the dog days of mid-May, as the league’s news cycle yawns and feels its eyelids getting heavy, the continued unemployment of Colin Kaepernick is there to slap everyone awake again. There’s been a lot of this and a lot of that said and written about Kaepernick in recent weeks.…

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49ers have post-draft front office shakeup

Days after the completion of the 2017 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have parted ways with two front office personnel. According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, director of pro personnel Mike Williams and assistant director of pro personnel Quentus Cumby are no longer with the team. The news comes after a report from the Scouting Academy’s Dan Hatman indicating the 49ers have parted ways with southern regional scout Bob Morris earlier in the week. Moreover, it continues the shakeup in the front office after assistant general manager Tom Gamble and director of college scouting Matt Malaspina parted ways with the 49ers one month into the hiring of general manager John Lynch and

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Whoa, Bo: 49ers’ Shanahan impressed by All-Pro’s recovery

After discussing Reuben Foster’s cloudy future this morning, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan talked about another inside linebacker’s sunny present. On KNBR, Shanahan said he “couldn’t be more excited” about All-Pro NaVorro Bowman, who was a full participant last week in the first offseason minicamp after he sustained a torn Achilles tendon on Oct. 2. “He does not look like a guy coming off an Achilles,” Shanahan said. “I thought it would take him some time. I did not think he’d be looking (like) himself until training camp. He looks a lot better than I was expecting early.” It’s conceivable Bowman’s impressive recovery, coupled with the free-agent signing of six-year veteran Malcolm Smith in

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Jed York on Jim Harbaugh: ‘I regret that the relationship was frayed’

The San Francisco 49ers hosted MMQB author Peter King in their draft room all last week, and it resulted in a fantastic article about the team’s process. If you have not read the article yet, I highly recommend giving it a read. It’s the best piece you’ll read about the 49ers draft. While out there, 49ers CEO Jed York made an appearance on Peter King’s podcast. They talked about John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, but at the 50:30 mark, they got into the team’s recent failures and the view that he is responsible for those failures. York had the usual song and dance about how he can’t take the applause if he isn’t willing to take the blame when things go bad. It goes back to his past comments about

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Kawakami: Jed York’s ridiculous dinner invitation to Jim Harbaugh, are you kidding me?

There is every reason, you would think, for Jed York to remain deep in the background, send atta-boys to John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan for their draft savvy, give everybody some time to forget the last two seasons, and more than anything, just avoid the name, likeness, reputation and concept of Jim Harbaugh. Make money. Watch Lynch and Shanahan reshape the 49ers. Accept the praise. Be quiet. It’s going well! And sure as heck don’t stir up all the old wounds by publicly inviting Harbaugh to dinner. Not that. Just don’t do that, Jed. That’s awkward. That’s over-bearing. That’s reminiscent of all the dumb, transparent stuff that used to drive Harbaugh crazy from 2011-2014. Don’t do it, Jed. Oops,

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49ers thought Bears were taking Solomon Thomas No. 2, would have taken Reuben Foster No. 3

The Chicago Bears shocked a lot of people by moving up to No. 2 to draft North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The MMQB’s Peter King was embedded in the San Francisco 49ers’ draft room, and that turned out well when the 49ers had an eventful first round. When the 49ers traded the second overall pick to the Bears, they figured it was for Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas.

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The Bears' Mitch Trubisky Pick Keeps Looking Worse And Worse

I made the mistake of going outside this weekend instead of turning off my lights, pulling my curtains, and binging on schadenfreude from the Bears’ shocking draft decision to give up two thirds and a fourth to move up one spot to grab QB Mitchell Trubisky, whom they could’ve had at No. 3 overall anyway. So I’m gonna…

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49ers trade up, pick RB Joe Williams in fourth round of 2017 NFL Draft

JOE WILLIAMS Position: Running back College: Utah Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 Selection: Fourth round, No. 121 overall SANTA CLARA – The 49ers traded up in the fourth round to select Utah running back Joe Williams. The 49ers traded up to No. 121 overall in general manager John Lynch’s sixth trade of the draft. Just minutes earlier, the 49ers acquired Kapri Bibbs in a trade with the Denver Broncos. The 49ers traded up in the fourth round with Indianapolis to select Williams. The 49ers dealt No. 143 in the fourth round and No. 161 of the fifth round to the Colts to complete the trade. Williams, who ran a 4.41 in the 40-yard dash, rushed for 1,407 yards and 10 touchdowns on 210 rushing attempts in

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