4:39 PM EDT, Fri May 22, 2015
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Reggie Bush returning punts at 49ers OTAs

The San Francisco 49ers might have another option in the return game. Turns out Reggie Bush is back returning punts again. The San Francisco 49ers signed Reggie Bush this offseason, and the general view was that he would be a third down back who could help in the passing game. He would complement Carlos Hyde and potentially Kendall Hunter, creating a 3-pronged (maybe now 4-pronged) running back attack. Ever since the 49ers signed Bush, people have been asking whether he will get some opportunities in the return game. My general view has been that he would not. He has returned one kickoff in...

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Eastern Michigan CB making big leap to 49ers rookie camp

The 49ers hope they will also uncover a diamond in the deep rough during their three-day rookie minicamp, which began today. The Niners have invited 10 tryouts to Santa Clara and at least one has an eye-popping measurable.
San Jose Mercury News May 16, 2015
QB Dylan Thompson has 49ers excited heading into rookie minicamp

QB Dylan Thompson has 49ers excited heading into rookie minicamp

Any time the 49ers unveil a new quarterback, it's intriguing. Could he be the next Joe Montana? Or could he be the next Jim Druckenmiller?

QB Dylan Thompson has 49ers excited heading into rookie minicamp

Any time the 49ers unveil a new quarterback, it's intriguing. Could he be the next Joe Montana? Or could he be the next Jim Druckenmiller? Dylan Thompson, welcome to the 49ers. This weekend's minicamp for rookies and first-year players offers Thompson plenty of… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News May 15, 2015

49ers rookie, veterans get lesson from the master

49ers great Charles Haley gives pass-rushing tips to Aldon Smith and Tank Carradine, and third-round pick Eli Harold learns something by osmosis.
San Jose Mercury News May 15, 2015

Top pick Arik Armstead under contract ahead of rookie minicamp

Top draft pick Arik Armstead signed his four-year contract Friday, ahead of this weekend's minicamp for rookies and first-year players.

Top pick Arik Armstead under contract ahead of rookie minicamp

Top draft pick Arik Armstead signed his four-year contract Friday, ahead of this weekend's minicamp for rookies and first-year players. Armstead, a 6-foot-7 defensive tackle out of Oregon, was selected 17th overall. Financial terms were not immediately known, although they're expected to fall within… Continue Reading →

After ‘Deflategate,’ Roger Goodell might go pfft

This is my Saturday column. Deflategate might be Roger Goodell’s Waterloo. He doesn’t know it yet. Napoleon probably didn’t know it, either. Napoleon probably thought France would crush the Duke of Wellington and the armies of the Seventh Coalition. And Goodell probably thinks he can take down the NFL’s most powerful franchise — the Patriots […]
San Jose Mercury News May 15, 2015

Jim Tomsula impressed by Jarryd Hayne: 'He's not a little duckling'

Jarryd Hayne's chances of making the 49ers roster likely hinge on his ability to field punts, and Friday he made an impressive first impression in that regard.

Jim Tomsula impressed by Jarryd Hayne: 'He's not a little duckling'

Jarryd Hayne's chances of making the 49ers roster likely hinge on his ability to field punts, and Friday he made an impressive first impression in that regard. At one point, Hayne dashed over to a neighboring field to field a skewed punt… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News May 15, 2015

NaVorro Bowman, Nick Moody and other ILBs impressing Tomsula

Even though their inside-linebacker corps lost Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to stunning retirements, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is pleased how that unit looks, including the progressing comeback of NaVorro Bowman.

Justin Smith's status remains in limbo; Arik Armstead's arrival imminent

Coach Jim Tomsula said he did not talk Friday to Justin Smith nor has any meeting scheduled to find out if the defensive lineman plans to retire or return for a 15th season. "That time will come," Tomsula said. "We're not trying… Continue Reading →

NaVorro Bowman, Nick Moody and other ILBs impressing Tomsula

Even though their inside-linebacker corps lost Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to stunning retirements, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is pleased how that unit looks, including the progressing comeback of NaVorro Bowman. "Bow looks great," Tomsula said Friday on the eve… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News May 15, 2015

Charles Haley works with Aldon Smith on pass-rushing technique

Friday s goal on the 49ers practice field was to intersperse rookies and first-year players with veterans.

Charles Haley works with Aldon Smith on pass-rushing technique

Friday’s goal on the 49ers practice field was to intersperse rookies and first-year players with veterans. It’s what happened on a side field that commanded the most attention, however. That’s where Charles Haley gave pass-rushing tips on a side field… Continue Reading →

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    Mike Davis apparently initiated into Colin Kaepernick's hard-target club

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    Video of Charles Haley working with Aldon Smith and Tank Carradine

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    Reggie Bush returning punts at 49ers OTAs

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