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Former Lions All-Pro Wayne Walker Dies At Age 80

May 20, 2017 1:16 AM

Former Detroit Lions All-Pro linebacker and kicker Wayne Walker has died at the age of 80.

Walker, the Lions' fourth-round pick in 1958, played 15 seasons with Detroit, and when he retired he held a team record with 200 games played -- a mark since passed by Jason Hanson.

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Jed York Wants To 'Sit Down' With Jim Harbaugh

May 4, 2017 7:56 AM

Jed York is thrilled with new coach-general manager duo Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, but may sit down for dinner with Jim Harbaugh in the near future.

"I'd love to sit down with Jim," York told Peter King. "Not in front of cameras, not in front of anybody else but just share an evening with him and truly say thank you and wish him the best of luck. Not obviously when he plays Notre Dame, but for the rest of the season, wish him the best of luck."

The San Francisco 49ers and Harbaugh parted ways after the 2014 season amid rumors that Harbaugh was involved in a power struggle with Trent Baalke.

"I don't know if 'regret' is the right word," York said. "(Jim and I) had a lot of success together. We tried several times to get an extension done with Jim and, for whatever reason, those didn't culminate. And, ultimately, as successful as he was here, I think Jim is very happy. He's doing an unbelievable job at Michigan."

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Reuben Foster's Shoulder Led To Slide On Draft Night

May 3, 2017 1:45 PM

A shoulder condition that worried teams and could jeopardize his rookie season led Reuben Foster to slip to No. 31 on draft night, according to league sources.

Foster had surgery on his right shoulder.

"The surgery didn't take," said one source.

The San Francisco 49ers were happy to be able to select the former Alabama linebacker at the back end of the first round.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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John Lynch, Solomon Thomas Were Classmates At Stanford

May 2, 2017 8:09 AM

The first time John Lynch and Solomon Thomas met, they were classmates at Stanford.

Lynch hadn't finished his degree when he left for the NFL in 1993 and decided to go back in 2014 when Thomas was a freshman. The pair were in the same Management Science and Engineering course and actually worked together on a project.

Three years later, Lynch drafted Thomas was the third overall pick as the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers.

"He was on top of all the stuff, coming back as an older person, compared to us young people," Thomas said of Lynch. "He was on top of discipline, very studious and diligent."

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49ers Thought Bears Were Targeting Solomon Thomas

May 1, 2017 10:48 AM

The Chicago Bears refused to tell the San Francisco 49ers who they were targeting at No. 2. The Bears, however, weren't the only team to call the 49ers with serious interest in moving up.

The 49ers had Myles Garrett first on their board, followed by Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster. The 49ers assumed it was Thomas.

“We got some good action on the pick,” said Paraag Marathe.

When Garrett went to the Browns at No. 1, John Lynch asked Marathe to call the Bears to get a little bit more.

Marathe called the Bears. “To try to solidify this now,” Marathe said to Pace, “we’re gonna need a little bit more to finish. It wouldn’t have to be much. Like, your four. So let’s say your third, 67 overall, this year, your three next year, and your four this year, 111 overall … I’m not gonna string you along … No … I will do it quickly. Let me get with John and Kyle (Shanahan) and I’ll call you right back.”

The Bears agreed to give up two third round picks and a fourth rounder to move up just one spot.

“Man, who do they want?” Lynch said. “Gotta be Solomon, right?”

“Call me crazy,” Marathe said. “But I think it’s (Mitchell) Trubisky.”

“Then why’d they go get [free-agent quarterback Mike] Glennon?” Lynch said.

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49ers Were Prepared To Draft Reuben Foster At No. 3

May 1, 2017 9:16 AM

The San Francisco 49ers were prepared to draft Reuben Foster third overall, but were able to take him with the No. 31 pick.

San Francisco didn't know who the Chicago Bears planned to take when they moved up from No. 3 to No. 2. If the Bears had taken Solomon Thomas second overall and the 49ers couldn't trade down, they likely would have pulled the trigger on Foster with the third pick.

The 49ers tracked Foster's stock and tried multiple times to trade up and take him. With the New Orleans Saints prepared to take him 32nd, the 49ers traded with the Seattle Seahawks for the 31st pick.

Peter King/TheMMQB

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Bears May Have Been Competing Against Themselves Trading Up

Apr 28, 2017 3:03 PM

The Chicago Bears may have been competing against themselves in trading up from No. 3 to No. 2 with the San Francisco 49ers to select Mitchell Trubisky.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, John Fox even was unaware of the Bears' plans to draft Trubisky until a few hours before the draft.

The Bears paid $1.56 on the dollar to trade up with the 49ers.

John Lynch did say publicly, however, that they 49ers had Trubisky as their top-graded quarterback.

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Week 13 Win Over 49ers Cost Bears Three Draft Picks

Apr 28, 2017 8:22 AM

The Chicago Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers in a meaningless Week 13 game last season that ended up costing them three draft picks.

The Bears entered the game 2-9, while the 49ers were 1-10.

San Francisco went on to finish the season 2-14 and landed the second pick in the draft. Chicago finished 3-13 and received the No. 3 selection.

On Thursday night, the Bears traded up to the second pick to take Mitchell Trubisky. They sent a 2017 third-rounder, 2017 fourth-rounder and a 2018 third-rounder to the 49ers. If Chicago had lost to San Francisco in Week 13, they wouldn't have had to part with those picks to get Trubisky.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Bears Trade Up To No. 2 To Select Mitchell Trubisky

Apr 27, 2017 8:17 PM

The Chicago Bears traded up from No. 3 to No. 2 with the San Francisco 49ers to select Mitchell Trubisky. The 49ers receive No. 3, No. 67 and No. 111 this season and a third round pick next year to move back just one spot.

The 49ers selected Solomon Thomas at No. 3.

The Browns also were interested in Trubisky.

According to Football Perspective, the Bears paid $1.56 on the dollar to move up.

The Bears previously signed Mike Glennon in free agency.

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49ers Considering A Quarterback With No. 2 Pick
The 49ers are strongly considering a quarterback with the second overall pick this week, according to several sources.

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49ers, Bears 'Most Antsy' To Trade Down In First Round
The 49ers and Bears are the "most antsy" teams looking to trade down in the first round of this month's NFL Draft.

Peter King/TheMMQB

49ers Receiving Calls About No. 2 Pick, Are 'Open For Business'
John Lynch says the 49ers are "open for business" on a possible trade involving the second overall pick in the NFL Draft.

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49ers Sign Tim Hightower
Carlos Hyde is the incumbent starting running back for the 49ers.


49ers To Meet With Myles Garrett In Case Browns Don't Take Him No. 1
John Lynch was on hand for Myles Garrett's pro day workout in College Station.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Colin Kaepernick Remaining Unsigned This Late Is Historical Anomaly
Since 1966, only one under-30 quarterback has had as good a year as Colin Kaepernick’s 2016 has gone unsigned the next year.

Kyle Wagner, Neil Paine/Five Thirty Eight

Jerry Jones' Legends To Profit Immensely Due To NFL Relocations
Jerry Jones is a large shareholder of Legends, a hospitality-marketing company that will now sell the suites, concessions and sponsorships for the Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

49ers Not Expecting To Convert Raiders' Fans
The 49ers will be the lone franchise in the Bay Area for the third time in their history.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Richard Sherman Believes Colin Kaepernick Being Blackballed
Richard Sherman spoke of how many inferior quarterbacks have been easily signed yet Colin Kaepernick is still waiting to receive interest.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Solomon Thomas Goes To 49ers At No. 2 In Half Of Major Mock Drafts
Solomon Thomas had 8.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss last season, including a sack in the Sun Bowl.

Daniel Mano/San Jose Mercury News

Donald Trump Takes Credit For Colin Kaepernick Being Unsigned
Donald Trump has taken credit for the fact that Colin Kaepernick has not signed with a team since opting out of his contract with the 49ers three weeks ago.


49ers Remain Open To Bringing Back Colin Kaepernick
The 49ers currently have Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley as options under center.

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Dwight Clark Reveals ALS Diagnosis
Dwight Clark is best known for his leaping touchdown catch during the NFC Championship Game in 1982.


Colin Kaepernick Receiving No Interest Despite QB-Needy Teams
Players of Colin Kaepernick's caliber usually get multiple shots but there are a number of factors working against him.

Mike Freeman/Bleacher Report

Ravens Trade Jeremy Zuttah To 49ers
The Ravens had planned to release Jeremy Zuttah.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

49ers Will Continue To Explore Quarterback Market
The two signings are perhaps a signal the 49ers don't intend to use the second overall pick on a quarterback.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

Kirk Cousins Signs Franchise Tender With Washington
Kirk Cousins and Washington can negotiate a long-term deal through July 15th.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Brian Hoyer To Sign Two-Year, $12M Deal With 49ers
There is an understanding Brian Hoyer will have a chance to start for the 49ers.

Adam Caplan/ESPN

49ers Expected To Pursue Pierre Garcon
Pierre Garcon could command around $10 million annually.

Conor Orr/NFL

Report: 'More Likely Than Not' Kirk Cousins Goes To 49ers
Washington has placed the franchise tag on Cousins but they're open to moving on from him with draft compensation.

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