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Nick Bosa Scrubbed Political Tweets With Chance Of Joining 49ers

Apr 11, 2019 9:30 AM

Nick Bosa used his Twitter account to advocate politically, voicing his support for Donald Trump and also criticizing Colin Kaepernick.

Bosa, however, scrubbed his Twitter before the NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers are considering Bosa with the No. 2 pick.

"I had to," said Bosa. "There is a chance I might end up in San Francisco."

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Draft Misc

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49ers Express Interest In Signing Stephen Gostkowski

Apr 9, 2019 1:10 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have interest in signing Stephen Gostkowski.

The 49ers have placed the franchise tag on Robbie Gould and also remains a free agent.

The 49ers and Gould appear to be at odds over the team’s decision to lock him up for this season on the franchise tag. Gould originally signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the 49ers on the first day of free agency in 2017.

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Tags: New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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49ers Were 'Stunned' When By OBJ Trade, Would Have Offered Better Deal

Apr 8, 2019 11:34 AM

The San Francisco 49ers were reportedly "stunned" when the New York Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

Dave Gettleman and John Lynch had been talking about a possible trade for weeks.

The 49ers never ultimately heard from the Giants before the trade was made. It's strongly believed the 49ers were willing to offer more for Beckham than the Browns, according to a league source.

Gettleman never shopped Cleveland's deal around in hopes of a better trade.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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49ers Confirm They Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 For Odell Beckham

Mar 25, 2019 9:07 AM

Jed York confirmed the San Francisco 49ers pursued a trade for Odell Beckham Jr. with the New York Giants.

“We were definitely in it,” York said. “We were aggressive. But I think (the Giants) wanted different things than we had to offer. I think it would have been very hard for us to just give up a first-round pick and not get a ton in return, other than just the player, knowing that the second pick in the draft is a very, very valuable pick.”

The 49ers, however, did not pursue a trade for Antonio Brown.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid Received Less Than $10M Combined

Mar 21, 2019 4:43 PM

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settled their collusion lawsuit with the NFL for less than $10 million combined.

Kaepernick filed a grievance in October 2017 under the collective bargaining agreement, alleging collusion against signing him to an NFL contract. It's not clear how the money will be split.

To put Kaepernick's split of the $10 million in perspective, his base salary in 2016 alone was nearly $12 million.

Kaepernick has not been with an NFL team since severing his contract with the 49ers in March 2017. 

To prove collusion, according to the CBA, Kaepernick and Reid would have had to show that a "club, its employees or agents" had "entered into an agreement" to restrict or limit whether to offer them a contract.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Legal

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49ers Could Have 'Feeding Frenzy' If Kyler Murray Falls To No. 2

Mar 21, 2019 11:07 AM

The Arizona Cardinals are strongly considering selecting Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick. If the Cardinals decide not to select him, there are expected to be a number of teams interested in trading up to the San Francisco 49ers' slot at No. 2.

"Now, if they don’t do it, and he’s still there at No. 2, I see an absolute feeding frenzy from teams looking to trade all the way up for Murray," wrote Jay Glazer. "I just don’t see him dropping past that. But man, if the Cards don’t take him, that No. 2 slot that the 49ers own would probably be the most sought-after slot in a long time."

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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John Lynch Says 49ers Will Draft Best Player Available

Mar 21, 2019 8:26 AM

The San Francisco 49ers have the second overall pick in next month's NFL Draft.

John Lynch says the team isn't targeting a specific position and that he'll look for the best talent available.

"In terms of what we did, it gave us flexibility," Lynch said. "We had some ideas of areas where we had to get better. And what we did gave us flexibility to just focus on going out and getting the best player available, particularly with that top spot, regardless of the position."

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Misc Rumor

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49ers Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 Overall Pick For Odell Beckham Jr.

Mar 16, 2019 6:37 PM

The San Francisco 49ers had interest in trading for Odell Beckham Jr. both during the 2018 season and again in the offseason.

The 49ers' best trade asset for the Giants was the No. 2 overall pick.

"Someone with the Giants told me they were asking for the second pick of the draft from the 49ers, which the 49ers weren’t willing to do," wrote Jay Glazer.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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49ers Sign Jordan Matthews To One-Year Deal

Mar 15, 2019 8:22 AM

The San Francisco 49ers have signed Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal.

Matthews returned to the Philadelphia Eagles in September following injuries to Mike Wallace and Mack Hollins. Matthews appeared in 14 games and posted 20 receptions for 300 yards with two touchdowns.

Matthews was traded by Philadelphia to the Buffalo Bills before the 2017 season along with a third-round pick for cornerback Ronald Darby.


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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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49ers Sign Tevin Coleman To Two-Year, $10M Deal

Mar 13, 2019 6:42 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to sign Tevin Coleman to a two-year, $10 million deal. Coleman was a third round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 2015. Coleman had 167 carries for 800 yards last season and also was widely featured as a receiver out of the backfield.

The 49ers also signed Jerick McKinnon at running back last offseason.

Le'Veon Bell was also a target for the 49ers.

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Le'Veon Bell Agrees To Four-Year, $52.5M Deal With Jets
The deal contains $35 million in guaranteed money for Le'Veon Bell.

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49ers Acquire Dee Ford From Chiefs, Set For Five-Year, $87.5M Deal
The 49ers entered the offseason looking for a premium edge rusher.

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49ers Agree To Sign Kwon Alexander To Four-Year, $54M Deal
Kwon Alexander suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 of the 2018 season.

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49ers, Mike Person Agree Upon Three-Year, $9M Deal
The 49ers have agreed to a three-year, $9 million contract with starting right guard Mike Person, according to a source.

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John Lynch: 49ers Haven't Pursued Trade For Antonio Brown
While they have been linked to Antonio Brown, the 49ers have not taken the step of making an offer.

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49ers Place Franchise Tag On Robbie Gould
The kicker is the first player to receive the franchise designation this offseason.

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2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition
The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

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49ers, Colts Given Highest Odds Of Acquiring Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown is considered most likely to end up with the 49ers, Colts or Bills.

RealGM Staff Report

Colin Kaepernick's Settlement Unlikely To Prohibit Return To NFL
Mark Geragos emphasized that Colin Kaepernick remains ready to play.

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NFL Settles Collusion Lawsuit With Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid
Colin Kaepernick drew national attention in 2016 when he knelt during the national anthem before games to protest social injustice.

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Cardinals Listed As Favorites To Land Antonio Brown
The Steelers are expected to trade Antonio Brown this offseason and oddsmakers have noticed.

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49ers 'Hopeful' Jimmy Garoppolo Can Participate In OTAs
The 49ers are "hopeful" that Jimmy Garoppolo will be able to participate in organized team activities.

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Broncos Hire Rich Scangarello As Offensive Coordinator
Rich Scangarello has been an assistant to Kyle Shanahan with both the Falcons and 49ers.

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Jerry Rice: Antonio Brown Wants To Play For 49ers 'Really Bad'
Antonio Brown had a FaceTime conversation with Jerry Rice on Sunday.

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA
The Chargers and Colts rank in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Richard Sherman Expects 49ers To Pursue Earl Thomas
The 49ers are expected to have $70 million in cap space.

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NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters
Patrick Mahomes is a Pro Bowl starter in his first season as a starting quarterback.

RealGM Staff Report

Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10
Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection.

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Son Of 49ers' Owners Believed To Have Committed Suicide
Tony York was the younger brother of CEO Jed York.

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Richard Sherman Sees Eventual Switch To Safety
Richard Sherman, who turned 30 in March, says he's open to moving to safety before the end of his career.

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