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Niner Nation Jun 15, 2018
90-in-90: CB Tyvis Powell

90-in-90: CB Tyvis Powell

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is OL Andrew Lauderdale. The San Francisco 49ers secondary has been overhauled over the past two years, with Richard Sherman the notable addition this year. He is expected to start opposite Ahkello Witherspoon, with Jimmie Ward potentially serving as the first cornerback off the bench. However, injuries have sidelined both Sherman and Ward during the offseason workout program. While both are expected back for training camp, their absences in May and June have opened the door for cornerback...
Niner Nation Jun 12, 2018
Kyle Shanahan Tuesday minicamp transcript

Kyle Shanahan Tuesday minicamp transcript

The San Francisco 49ers head coach was available for questions on Tuesday. We have the full transcript. Are you getting anybody back as far as guys that missed some time in OTAs? “Guys that have been held out aren’t practicing, but we’ve got a few guys going into individuals. We’re going to let [CB] Richard [Sherman] go in individual today. [WR] Max [McCaffrey] is going to do individuals. He’s been out with a hamstring, McCaffrey. And [DB] Jimmie Ward, who missed last week with an ankle, so he’ll get some work today, too.” So, LB Malcolm Smith isn’t full-go? “Sorry,...
Niner Nation Jun 12, 2018
Shanahan says Jimmie Ward, Richard Sherman will participate in individual drills

Shanahan says Jimmie Ward, Richard Sherman will participate in individual drills

Shanahan speculates Sherman should be ready to go by training camp. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan held his mini-camp press conference Tuesday and went over a few things. We’ll have a full transcript shortly, but some bigger news is Jimmie Ward and Richard Sherman will get to participate in individual drills. Ward tweaked his ankle at OTAs and the 49ers are playing it safe with him as far as individual work. Sherman on the other hand has been making good progress. He’s finally able to participate in individual drills. This is a welcome change since he was on the sidelines during OTAs...
Niner Nation Jun 6, 2018
What we learned at week three of 49ers OTAs

What we learned at week three of 49ers OTAs

49ers opened up OTA practice to the media for the third time: there were some new things we learned and some things we’ve seen before The 49ers opened up practice to the media for the third and final time during OTAs before heading into minicamp. Several aspects of practice were similar to what we’ve seen the past two weeks and of course, some new elements. Injury report Trent Taylor is still out with a back injury, missing all of OTAs. Malcolm Smith did not practice with a tweaked groin and Jimmie Ward did not practice with a tweaked ankle. Both Smith and Ward are expected to...
Niner Nation Jun 5, 2018
Report: 49ers sign safety J.J. Wilcox

Report: 49ers sign safety J.J. Wilcox

The move provides some veteran depth as they move Jimmie Ward back to cornerback. The San Francisco 49ers waived defensive back Trovon Reed on Monday, and have quickly replaced him in the secondary. The team has signed safety J.J. Wilcox, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Wilcox entered the NFL in 2013 as a third round pick of the Dallas Cowboys. He spent four seasons with the Cowboys, rotating between free safety and strong safety. He appeared in 58 games, starting 38 of them. When he hit free agency last year, he signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Shortly before...
Niner Nation May 31, 2018
Jimmie Ward getting reps at cornerback

Jimmie Ward getting reps at cornerback

Looks like there’s no slot work at the moment. Jimmie Ward has become the San Francisco 49ers jack of all trades of the team. Upon being drafted, he was trained as a nickel corner, switched back to his college position of safety when Robert Saleh became defensive coordinator, and is now moving back to cornerback. The team picked up his fifth year option at $8.5 million, so it goes to show they value his versatility around the field. He also may be starting the season on the bench. For now, he’s working at the corner position in place of Richard Sherman while the latter finishes their...
Niner Nation May 31, 2018
Golden Nuggets: Crumbs?

Golden Nuggets: Crumbs?

A daily compilation of 49ers links from around the net. Thursday, May 31st, 2018 edition. Good morning, folks. We’ve got a handful of hints, but not quite yet a handful of answers regarding some of the important questions facing the 49ers front office this year. There’s been little news of OG Joshua Garnett following his reported physiological transformation - other than generic coachspeak praising his work ethic. It should be expected that he should challenge for a Jimmie Ward, a once promising (and personal favorite of this particular individual) defensive back, is far from...
Niner Nation May 30, 2018
49ers fall a notch in SI re-grade of 2015 NFL draft

49ers fall a notch in SI re-grade of 2015 NFL draft

Seems a bit generous when only four of the ten players remain on the team. The San Francisco 49ers are looking to capitalize on a strong 2017 draft with their recently concluded 2018 version, but there was a time they had significant drafting problems. Over the years leading up to John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan’s hiring, things have been inconsistent at best. 2012 was the sign of things to come and 2013 wasn’t horrible, but it brought no one to really wrench a roster spot outside of Eric Reid. Of 2014’s class, only Jimmie Ward remains. It’s hard to gauge how the 2018 draft will go...
ClutchPoints May 29, 2018
49ers’ Jimmie Ward may be used as first backup for all DB positions

49ers’ Jimmie Ward may be used as first backup for all DB positions

Defensive back Jimmie Ward has been a key member of the San Francisco 49ers’ secondary for the past few years, in large part due to his versatility. But even with his ability to play multiple positions, not to mention his status as one of the team’s highest earners, Ward may not be a starter in […] The post 49ers’ Jimmie Ward may be used as first backup for all DB positions appeared first on ClutchPoints.
SFGate May 28, 2018

Jimmie Ward: The 49ers’ expensive insurance policy

Jimmie Ward might have gone from an integral part of the 49ers’ defense to an insurance policy. A very expensive insurance policy. Last week, head coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged it was possible the versatile defensive back could open the season as the top backup at each position in the secondary. If so, Ward, who will earn $8.52 million guaranteed this season, could be the 49ers’ most expensive backup since Steve Young was caddying for Joe Montana. “I think that’s a compliment I like to give Jimmie,” Shanahan...
Niner Nation May 23, 2018
Jimmie Ward: The jack of all trades ... backup

Jimmie Ward: The jack of all trades ... backup

He may find himself on the bench to start the season, and this is after the 49ers picked up his 5th year option. What gives? On Tuesday, Kyle Shanahan gave a press conference during OTAs discussing a ton of subjects and one was none other than Jimmie Ward. Shanahan was asked about Ward being the first player off the bench given his experience at multiple positions in the secondary. “I think that’s a compliment I like to give Jimmie. That’s the type of player he is and how talented he is, that he’s capable. If Jimmie doesn’t earn a starting role, there’s also a good chance...

49ers mailbag: Why pay Jimmie Ward all that money to be a backup?

Kevin‏ @shortywest87 Why did they guarantee Jimmie Ward all that money? I know depth and versatility are important, but $9 million for a back up? ANSW: I still haven't fully …

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